Researcher Profile

Marc Amyot

Job Title: Professor
Employer: INRS-Eau, Université du Québec
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Public School attended: Collège français
High School attended: École secondaire Jean-de-la-Mennais
Further Education: Université de Montréal (B.Sc.), Université de Montréal (M.Sc.), York University (Ph.D.)
Geographic focus of research: Arctic and temperate regions within Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am currently working on the fate of contaminants in the aquatic environment. I am particularly intersted in the biogeochemistry of metals, with an emphasis on mercury. I am specifically studying mercury photoreduction, oxidation, methylation and transfer in the food web.


Recent Publications:

Morel, F. M. M., Kraepiel, A. M. L. et Amyot, M. (1998). The chemical cycle and bioaccumulation of mercury. Ann. Rev Ecol. Syst., 29 : sous presse.

Amyot, M., Gill, G. A. et Morel, F. M. M. (1997). Production and loss of dissolved gaseous mercury in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Environ. Sci. Technol., 31 (12): 3606-3611.

Amyot, M., Lean, D. R. S. et Mierle, G. (1997). Photochemical formation of volatile mecury in high arctic lakes. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 16 (10): 2054-2063.

Amyot, M., Mierle, G. et McQueen, D. J. (1997). Effect of solar radiation on the formation of dissolved gaseous mercury in temperate lakes. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 61 (5): 975-988.

Amyot, M., Pinel-Alloul, B., Campbell, P. G. C. et Désy, J. C. (1996). Total metal burdens in the freshwater amphipod Gammarus fasciatus : contribution of various body parts and influence of gut contents. Freshwater Biol., 35 (2): 363-373.