backResearcher Profile

Vincent L. St.ouis

Job Title: Assitant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
Employer: University of Alberta
Place of Birth: Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: St.Patrick's and Holy Cross (Port Colborne, Ontario)
High School attended: Notre Dame College School (Welland, Ontario)
Further Education: University of Guelph (B.Sc.), University of Toronto (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Experimental Lakes Area (NW Ontario); Alberta

Brief synopsis of current research:
My current research interests are related to human impacts on biogeochemical cycles, especially those of mercury and carbon. I conduct most of my research using whole-ecosystem experimentation at the Experimental Lakes Area in NW Ontario. Currently we are examining the impacts of reservoir creation on greenhouse gas and methylmercury production by experimntally flooding uplands and peatlands. We are also beginning a unique mercury stable-isotope loading experiment (METAALICUS; see link in my home page) to examine the relationship between the amounts of mercury in atmospheric deposition and the amounts in fish. I am also beginning a project to assess the extent of mercury contamination in Alberta.

Mailing address:
Department of Biological Sciences, CW 405 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
Phone: (780)492-9386; Fax: (780)492-9234

Recent Publications:

Kelly, C. A., J.W.M. Rudd, R.A. Bodaly, N.T. Roulet, V.L. St.Louis, A. Heyes, T.R. Moore, S. Schiff, R. Aravena, K.J. Scott, B. Dyck, R. Harris, B. Warner, and G. Edwards. 1997. Increases in fluxes of greenhouse gases and methyl mercury following flooding of an experimental reservoir. Environ. Sci. Technol. 31:1334-1344.

St.Louis, V.L., J.W.M. Rudd, C.A. Kelly, K.G. Beaty, R.J. Flett, and N.T. Roulet. 1996. Production and loss of methylmercury and loss of total mercury from Boreal Forest catchments containing different types of wetlands. Environ. Sci. Technol. 30:2719-2729.

St.Louis, V.L., J.W.M. Rudd, C.A. Kelly, and L.A. Barrie. 1995. Wet deposition of methyl mercury in northwestern Ontario compared to other geographic locations. Water Air Soil Pollut. 80:405-414.

St.Louis, V.L., and J.C. Barlow. 1993. The reproductive success of tree swallows nesting near experimentally acidified lakes in northwestern Ontario. Can. J. Zool. 71:1090-1097.

St.Louis, V.L. 1993. Element concentrations in chironomids and their abundance in the littoral zone of acidified lakes in northwestern Ontario. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 50:953-963.