Saint-Louis, Richard


Professor & chemist, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Geography - Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)


Dr. St-Louis graduated from the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) in chemistry, and obtained a Masters’ degree in chemistry from the University of Montreal, focusing on mass spectrometry under the supervision of professor Michel Bretrand. He acquired is PhD in oceanography (marine ecotoxicology) at UQAR in 1995, under the supervision of professor Emilien Pelletier. He worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a chemist, mainly on measuring oil contamination in the marine environment, then later as a chemistry professor at Moncton University (NB) from 2001 to 2002. He then worked as a research officer for the Canadian Research Chair in cellular ecotoxicology in cold environments at the Institute for Marine Sciences of Rimouski (ISMER, Quebec). In 2004, he was appointed Manager of the analytical chemistry laboratory at ISMER, with the mandate to offer chemical analysis services to the regional and national scientific community, as well as private companies. Since 2010, he has been a professor of environmental chemistry at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). His fields of research and education include pollution of aquatic environments (oil, heavy metals, waste) and applied environmental analytical chemistry. His research projects lead to collaborations with the Centre d’expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec (CEAEQ, Quebec Government), Merinov (Quebec), CEGRIM (Quebec), INRS-ETE (Quebec), the Labrador Institute (Memorial University, Newfoundland-Labrador), and the Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux (Cedre, Brest, France). He is a member of the Québec-Océan Group (responsible for Section 2.1, i.e. anthropogenic pollution, marine bio-toxins and nitrogen eutrophication, of axis 2 le the scientific program) and he co-manages the réseau international en écotoxicologie aquatique (international network for aquatic ecotoxicology, ECOBIM) with Professor Michel Auffret (Université Bretagne-Occidentale, France).


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