Belzile, Claude

Agent de recherche

Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski
310 allée des Ursulines
Rimouski, Québec
G5L 3A1
Tél : 418-723-1986 p. 1332
Fax : 418-724-1842
courriel/email :

Ph. D., Université Laval, 2002.

Domaines de recherches / Research Interest

Responsable du laboratoire d’analyse des particules et des surfaces.
Cytométrie en flux, microscopie électronique à balayage, microscopie confocale, spectroscopie Rayons X, analyse de taille des particules par diffraction laser.

Ecologie microbienne, optique hydrologique.

Manager, Particles and Surface Analysis Laboratory.
Flow cytometry and particle sorting, scanning electron microscopy, laser scanning microscopy, X-Ray spectroscopy, particle size analysis by laser diffraction.

Microbial ecology, hydrologic optics.

Enseignement / Teaching

Physiologie végétale (UQAR, BIO 320-97).
Écologie marine (UQAR, BIO 273-02).

Articles publiés / Published papers

[39] Campbell, K., C.J. Mundy, C. Belzile, A. Delaforge, and S. Rysgaard. 2018. Seasonal dynamics of algal and bacterial communities in Arctic sea ice under variable snow cover. Polar Biol. 41 : 41-58.

[38] Le François, N.R., E. Sheehan, T. Desvignes, C. Belzile, J.H. Postlethwait, and H.W. Detrich III. 2017. Characterization and husbandry of wild broodstock of the blackfin icefish Chaenocephalus aceratus (Lönnberg 1906) from the Palmer Archipelago (Southern Ocean) for breeding purposes. Polar Biol. 41 : 2499-2516.

[37] Magesky, A., C. Belzile, and E. Pelletier. 2017. Cell-mediated immune response of postmetamorphic sea urchin juveniles against infectious stages of diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae). J. Invert. Pathol. 148 : 124-128.

[36] Belzile, C., and M. Gosselin. 2015. Free-living stage of the unicellular algae Coccomyxa sp. parasite of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis ) : Low-light adaptation, capacity for growth at a very wide salinity range and tolerance to low pH. J. Invert. Pathol. 132 : 201-207.

[35] Zuykov, M., Belzile, C., Lemaire, N., Gosselin, M., Dufresne, F., and Pelletier, E. 2014. First record of the green microalgae Coccomyxa sp. in blue mussel Mytilus edulis (L.) from the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary (Québec, Canada). J. Invert. Pathol. 120 : 23-32.

[34] Vergilino, R., K. Dionne, C. Nozais, F. Dufresne, and C. Belzile. 2012. Genome size differences in Hyalella cryptic species. Genome 55 : 134-139.

[33] Zuykov, M., E. Pelletier, J. Anderson, T.F. Cotterell, C. Belzile, and S. Demers. 2012. In vitro growth of calcium carbonate crystals on bivalve shells : Application of two methods of synthesis. Mater. Sci. Eng. C 32 : 1158-1163.

[32] Mundy, C.J., M. Gosselin, J.K. Ehn, C. Belzile, M. Poulin, E. Alou, S. Roy, H. Hop, S. Lessard, T.N. Papakyriakou, D.G. Barber, and J. Stewart. 2011. Characteristics of two distinct high-light acclimated algal communities during advanced stages of sea ice melt. Polar Biol. 34(12) : 1869-1896.

[31] Zuykov, M., E. Pelletier, C. Belzile, and S. Demers. 2011. Alteration of shell nacre micromorphology in blue mussel Mytilus edulis after exposure to free-ionic silver and silver nanoparticles. Chemosphere 84(5) : 701-706.

[30] Doussantousse, É, É. Pelletier, L. Beaulieu, L.-C. Rainville, and C. Belzile. 2011. Multixenobiotic resistance in model coelomocytes from three Echinoderm species. Aquat. Biol. 12(1) : 81-96.

[29] Guo, L., Y. Cai, C. Belzile, and R.W. Macdonald. 2010. Sources and export fluxes of organic and inorganic carbon and nutrient species from the seasonally ice-covered Yukon River. Biogeochemistry DOI 10.1007/s10533-010-9545.

[28] Forget, N., C. Belzile, P. Rioux, and C. Nozais. 2010. Teaching the microbial growth curve concept using microalgal cultures and flow cytometry. J. Biol. Educ. 44(4) : 185-189.

[27] Antoniades, D., J. Veillette, M.-J. Martineau, C. Belzile, J. Tomkins, R. Pienitz, S. F. Lamoureux, and W. F. Vincent. 2009. Bacterial dominance of phototrophic communities in a High Arctic lake and its implications for paleoclimate analysis. Polar Sci. 3 : 147-161.

[26] Tremblay, G., C. Belzile, M. Gosselin, M. Poulin, S. Roy, and J.-É. Tremblay. 2008. Late summer phytoplankton distribution along a 3500 km transect in Canadian Arctic waters : strong numerical dominance by picoeukaryotes. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 54 : 55-70.

[25] Vergilino, R., C. Belzile, and F. Dufresne. 2008. Genome size evolution and polyploidy in the Daphnia pulex complex (Cladocera : Daphniidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 97 : 68-79.

[24] Belzile, C., S. Brugel, C. Nozais, Y. Gratton, and S. Demers. 2008. Variations of the abundance and nucleic acid content of heterotrophic bacteria in Beaufort Shelf waters during winter and spring. J. Mar. Syst. 74 : 946-956.

[23] Rees, D. J., C. Belzile, H. Glémet, and F. Dufresne. 2008. Large genomes among Caridean shrimp. Genome 51 : 159-163.

[22] Rees, D. J., F. Dufresne, H. Glémet, and C. Belzile. 2007. Amphipod genome sizes : first estimates for Arctic species reveal genomic giants. Genome 50 : 151-158.

[21] Díaz, S., C. Camilión, J. Escobar, G. Deferrari, S. Roy, K. Lacoste, S. Demers, C. Belzile, G. Ferreyra, S. Gianesella, M. Gosselin, C. Nozais, E. Pelletier, I. Schloss, and M. Vernet. 2006. Simulation of ozone depletion using ambient irradiance supplemented with UV lamps. Photochem. Photobiol. 82 : 857-864.

[20] Belzile, C., S. Demers, G. A. Ferreyra, I. Schloss, C. Nozais, K. Lacoste, B. Mostajir, S. Roy, M. Gosselin, E. Pelletier, S. M. F. Gianesella, and M. Vernet. 2006. UV effects on marine planktonic food webs : A synthesis of results from mesocosm studies. Photochem. Photobiol. 82 : 850-856.

[19] van Hove, P., C. Belzile, J. A. E. Gibson, and W. F. Vincent. 2006. Coupled landscape-lake evolution in High Arctic Canada. Can. J. Earth Sci. 43 : 533-546.

[18] Belzile, C., C. S. Roesler, J. P. Christensen, N. Shakhova, and I. Semiletov. 2006. Fluorescence measured using the WETStar DOM fluorometer as a proxy for dissolved matter absorption. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sci. 67 : 441-449.

[17] Belzile, C., and L. Guo. 2006. Optical properties of low molecular weight and colloidal organic matter : Application of the ultrafiltration permeation model to DOM absorption and fluorescence. Mar. Chem. 98 : 183–196.

[16] Belzile, C., W. F. Vincent, C. Howard-Williams, I. Hawes, M. R. James, M. Kumagai, and C. S. Roesler. 2004. Relationships between spectral optical properties and optically active substances in a clear oligotrophic lake. Water Resour. Res. 40, W12512, doi:10.1029/ 2004WR003090.

[15] Vincent, W. F., and C. Belzile. 2003. Biological UV exposure in the polar oceans : Arctic-Antarctic comparisons. pp. 176-181 In : A.H.L. Huiskes, W.W.C. Gieskes, J. Rozema, R.M.L. Schorno, S.M. van der Vies, and W.J. Wolff [eds.], Antarctic Biology in a Global Context. Backhuys Publishers.

[14] Vincent, W. F., and C. Belzile. 2002. UV effects on aquatic microbial food webs in northern lakes and rivers. pp. 137-155 In : D. O. Hessen [ed.], UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems, Springer.

[13] Gibson, J. A. E., W. F. Vincent, P. Van Hove, C. Belzile, X. Wang, and D. Muir. 2002. Geochemistry of ice-covered meromictic Lake A in the Canadian High Arctic. Aquat. Geochem. 8 : 97-119.

[12] Belzile, C., W. F. Vincent, and M. Kumagai. 2002. Contribution of absorption and scattering to the attenuation of UV and photosynthetically available radiation in Lake Biwa. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(1) : 95-107.

[11] Belzile, C., J. A. E. Gibson, and W. F. Vincent. 2002. CDOM and DOC exclusion from lake ice : Implications for irradiance transmission and carbon cycling. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(5) : 1283-1293.

[10] Vincent, W. F., M. Kumagai, C. Belzile, K. Ishikawa, and K. Hayakawa. 2001. Effects of seston on ultraviolet attenuation in Lake Biwa. Limnology 2(3) : 179-184.

[9] Van Hove, P., K. M. Swadling, J. A. E. Gibson, C. Belzile, and W. F. Vincent. 2001. Farthest north lake and fjord populations of calanoid copepods Limnocalanus macrurus and Drepanopus bungei in the Canadian high Arctic. Polar Biol. 24 : 303-307.

[8] Belzile, C., W. F. Vincent, J. A. E. Gibson, and P. Van Hove. 2001. Bio-optical characteristics of the snow, ice and water column of a perennially ice-covered lake in the High Arctic. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58(12) : 2405-2418.

[7] Fauchot, J., M. Gosselin, M. Levasseur, B. Mostajir, C. Belzile, S. Demers, S. Roy, and P. Z. Villegas. 2000. Influence of UV-B radiation on nitrogen utilization by a natural assemblage of phytoplankton. J. Phycol. 36(3) : 484-496.

[6] Belzile, C., S. C. Johannessen, M. Gosselin, S. Demers, and W. L. Miller. 2000. Ultraviolet attenuation by dissolved and particulate constituents of first-year ice during late spring in an Arctic polynya. Limnol. Oceanogr. 45(6) : 1265-1273.

[5] Pelletier, E., B. Mostajir, S. Roy, M. Gosselin, Y. Gratton, J.-P. Chanut, C. Belzile, S. Demers, et D. Thibault. 1999. Crue éclair de juillet 1996 dans la région du Saguenay (Québec). 1. Impacts sur la colonne d’eau de la baie des Ha ! Ha ! et du fjord du Saguenay. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56 : 2120-2135.

[4] Nozais, C., G. Desrosiers, M. Gosselin, C. Belzile, and S. Demers. 1999. Effects of ambient UVB radiation in a meiobenthic community of a tidal mudflat. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 189 : 149-158.

[3] Mostajir, B., T. Sime-Ngando, S. Demers, C. Belzile, S. Roy, M. Gosselin, J.-P. Chanut, S. de Mora, J. Fauchot, F. Vidussi, and M. Levasseur. 1999. Ecological implications of changes in cell size and photosynthetic capacity of marine Prymnesiophyceae induced by ultraviolet-B radiation. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 187 : 89-100.

[2] Mostajir, B., S. Demers, S. de Mora, C. Belzile, J.-P. Chanut, M. Gosselin, S. Roy, P. Z. Villegas, J. Fauchot, J. Bouchard, D. Bird, P. Monfort, and M. Levasseur. 1999. Experimental test of the effect of ultraviolet-B radiation in a planktonic community. Limnol. Oceanogr. 44 : 586-596.

[1] Belzile, C., S. Demers, D. R. S. Lean, B. Mostajir, S. Roy, S. de Mora, D. Bird, M. Gosselin, J. P. Chanut, and M. Levasseur. 1998. An experimental tool to study the effects of ultraviolet radiation on planktonic communities : A mesocosm approach. Environ. Technol. 19 : 667-682.

Dernier ajout:  vendredi 26 janvier 2018