Full Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

1981 – PhD, Géographie, Université de Montréal
1972 – MS, Géographie, Université de Lyon
1971 – BA, Géographie, Université de Lyon

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Bernard Lauriol


Courses taught

  • GEG 1701 Environnement Physique

  • GEG 2701 Géomorphologie

  • GEG 4726 Thème choisi en géographie physique

Selected publications

Utting, N., Lauriol, B., Mochnacz N., Aeschbach-Hertig W., Clark, I.D. 2013. Noble gas and isotope geochemistry in western Canadian Arctic watersheds: tracing groundwater recharge in permafrost terrain Hydrogeology Journal, 21: 79-91 ( Publié dans le numéro special: Hydrogeology of Cold Regions)

Utting, N., Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Wieser, M. and Aeschbach-Hertig W. Origin and flow dynamics of perennial groundwater in continuous permafrost terrain using isotopes and noble gases: cas study of the Fishing Branch River, Northern Yukon, Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 23: 91-106

Utting, N., Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Weiser, M. 2012. Origin and flow dynamics of perennial groundwater in continuous permafrost terrain, using isotopes and noble gas : a study on the Fishing Branch River, Northern Yukon, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, -(Sous presse) : 11-0015.R

Lacelle, D., Radtke, K., Clark, ID., Fisher, D., Lauriol, B., Utting, N., Whyte, LG. 2011. Geomicrobiology and occluded O2-CO2-Ar analyses provide evidence of microbial respiration in ancient terrestrial ground ice bodies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 306, 46-54.

St-Jean, M., Clark, ID, Lauriol, B., Lacelle, D., Zdanowicz, C. 2011. Investigation of ice wedge infilling processes using stable O-H isotopes, crystallography and occluded gases (O2, N2, Ar). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 22, 49-64.

Lauriol B., Lacelle, D., St-Jean, M., Clark I.D. and Zazula, G. 2010.  Late Quaternary paleoenvironments and growth of intrusive ice revealed by a thaw slump in the Eagle River Valley, northern Yukon, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 47: 941-955.

Cumbaa, S., Lauriol, B, Noel, A., Ross, M., and Mott, R. 2010 A new whitefish from the early Pleistocene of Bluefish Basin , Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 47: 221-235.

Kennedy, K.E., Froese, D.G., Zazula, G.D., and Lauriol, B. 2010 LGM age for the northwest Laurentide maximum from the Eagle River spillway and braid delta complex, northern Yukon. Quaternary Sciences Reviews. 19: 1288-1300

St-Jean, M., Lauriol, B, Clark, I.D, Lacelle, D., and Zdanowicz, C. 2010. Understanding the filling process in ice wedges using crystallography, stable O-H isotopes and gas composition  (O2, N2, Ar). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. DOI: 10.1002/PPP680.

Lacelle, D., Bjornson, J., Lauriol, B. 2010. Climatic and erosional controls affecting contemporary (1950-2004) retrogressive thaw slump activities in the Willow River valley, Richardson Mountains, NWT., Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 21: 1-15 – DOI:10.1002/PPP666.

Denis Lacelle, Melanie St-Jean, Bernard Lauriol, Ian D. Clark, Antoni Lewkowicz, Duane G. Froese, Stephen C. Kuehn, Grant Zazula. 2009. Burial and preservation of a 30,000 year old perennial snowbank in Red Creek valley, Ogilvie Mountains, central Yukon, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (2009): 3401-3413.

Pellerin, A., Lacelle, D.,Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Fortin, D. 2009. Microbial diversity in endostromatolites and the surrounding landscape, Haughton impact crater, Devon Island, Canada. Astrobiology. Volume 9, Number 9.

Lacelle, D., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D. 2009. Formation of seasonal cave ice and associated cryogenic carbonates in Caverne de l'Ours, Québec, Canada. Kinetic isotope effects and pseudo-biogenic crystal structures. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v. 71, no. 1, p. 48-62.

Labrecque, S., Lacelle, D., Duguay, C.R., Lauriol, B., Hawkings, J. S. 2009. Contemporary (1951-2001) evolution of lakes in the Old Crow region, northern Yukon : remote sensing, numerical modelling and stable isotope analysis: Climatic or geomorphological effects? Arctic, 62 (2) : 225-238.

Lauriol, B., Lacelle, D., Labrecque, S., Duguay, C.R., Telka, 2009.  Holocene evolution of  lakes in the Bluefish Basin, northern Yukon. Arctic 62 (1) : 212-214.

Lacelle, D., Pellerin, A. Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Fortin, D. 2009. (Micro)morphological, inorganic, and organic isotope geochemistry and microbial populations in endostromatolites (cf. fissure calcretes), Haughton impact crater, Devon Island, Canada.: the influence of geochemiocal pathways on the preservation of isotopic biomarkers. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 281 : 202-214.

Kinnard, C. Koerner, R.M., Zdanowicz, C., Fisher, D., Zheng J., Sharp, M,.J., Nicholson, L. and Lauriol, B. 2008. Stratigraphic analysis of an ice core from the Prince of Wales Icefield, Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada, using digital image analysis: high-resolution density, past summer warmth reconstruction, and melt effect on ice core solid conductivity. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, D24120.

Lacelle, D., Juneau, V. , Pellerin, A., Lauriol, B., Clark, ID. 2008.  Weathering regime and geochemical evolution in a polar desert environment, Haughton impact structure region, Devon Island, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45: 1139-1157.

Lacelle, D, Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D., Cardyn R., Zdanowicz, C. 2007 Middle Pleistocene-age glacier ice exposed in the headwall of a retrogressive thaw flow near Chapman Lake, central Yukon Territory, Canada. Quaternary Research Volume 68 (2) pp 249-260.

Cardyn, R., Clark, I.D., Lacelle, D., Lauriol, B., Zdanowicz, C., Calmels F. 2007. Molar gas ratios of air entrapped in ice: A new tool to determine the nature and origin of relict massive ground ice bodies in permafrost. Quaternary Research, volume 68 (2) p. 239-248. 

Lacelle, D., Doucet, A., Clark, I.D. Lauriol, B. 2007. Acid drainage generation and seasonal recycling in disturbed permafrost near Eagle Plains, northern Yukon Territory, Canada. Chemical Geology volume 243 numero 1-2, pp 157-177. 

St-Jean, M., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D., Utting D. 2007. Croissance et fonte de glaciers de l’Holocène dans la région de la rivière Keel, Ile de Baffin. Nunavut, Canada. Recherche en cours. Bureau Geoscientifique du Nunavut, Canada. Iqaluit Nunavut. 

Lacelle, B, Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D. 2007. Origin, age and environmental significance of carbonate precipitates from a crystalline environment (Askayuk Pass, southern Baffin Island, Canada). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44: 61-79.

Lauriol, B., Prévost, C., Lacelle, D. 2006. The diatom flora in caves of the northern Yukon Territory, Canada: relation with air circulation dynamics and freezing. Journal International of Speleology. Volume 35 (2): 83-92.

Lauriol, B., Lamirande, I., Lalonde, A. 2006. The Giant Steps of Bug Creek, Richardson Mountains, N.W.T., Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. Volume 17 (3): 267-275.

Lacelle, D., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D. 2006. Effect of chemical composition of water on the oxygen-18 and carbon-13 signature preserved in oxygenic carbonates, arctic Canada: implications in paleoclimatic studies. Chemical Geology, 234: 1-16.

Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Marshner, M., Sabourin, N., Chauret, Y., Desrocher, A. 2004. Endostromatolites from permafrost karst, Yukon, Canada: paleoclimatic proxies for the Holocene hypsithermal, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41: 387-399.

Lacelle, D., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D. 2004. Seasonal isotopic imprint in moonmilk from Caverne de l’Ours (Quebec, Canada): implications for climatic reconstruction. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41: 1411-1423.

Lacelle, D., Bjornson, J., Lauriol, B., Clark, I.D., Troutet, Y. 2004. Segregated-intrusive ice of subglacial meltwater origin in retrogressive thaw-flow headwalls, Richardson Mountains, NWT, Canada. Quaternary Sciences Reviews, 23: 681-696. 

Lauriol, B., Deschamps, E., Carrier, L., Grimm, W., et Talon, B.. 2003. Cave infill and associated biotic remains as indicators of Holocene environment in Gatineau Park (Québec, Canada), Journal Canadien des Sciences de la Terre, 40: 789-803.

Lauriol, B., Duguay, C., Riel, A. 2002. Responses of the Porcupine and Old Crow Rivers in  Northern Yukon to Holocene climate change. The Holocene, 12,1,  27-34.

Bjornson, J., Lauriol, B. 2001. Météorisation de blocs rocheux sur les pédiments dans le nord Yukon. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 12, 289-298. PDF Version (Bjornson and Lauriol, 2001)

Lauriol, B., Cabana, Y., Cinq-Mars, J., Geurts, M.A., Grimm, W.T. 2001. Cliff-top eolian deposits and associated molluscan assemblages as indicators of Late Pleistocene and Holocene environments in Beringia. Quaternary International 87, 59-79.

Lauriol, B., Cinq-Mars, J., Deschamps, E., Prévost, C., Labrecque,S. 2001. Faunal and archeological remains as evidence of climate change in freezing caverns, Yukon Territory, Canada, Arctic, 54, 135-141.

Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B., Harwood, L., Marshner, M. 2001. Groundwater discharge and baseflow in a  permafrost setting : Big Fish River, N.W.T. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 33: 62-69.

Lamirande, I., Lauriol, B., Lalonde A.E., Clark, I.D. 1999. La production de limon sur les terrasses de cryoplanation dans les monts Richardson. Journal Canadien des Sciences de la Terre 36: 1645-1654.

Lauriol, B., Clark.I..D. 1999. Fissure calcretes in the Arctic: a paleohydrologic indicator. Applied geochemistry 14: 1645-1654.

Lauriol, B., Ford, D.C., Cinq-Mars, J., Morris, W.A. 1997. The chronology of speleothem deposition in Northern Yukon and its relationship to permafrost. Canadian Journal of Earth  Science; 23:.902-911. 

Clark, I.D., Lauriol, B. 1997. Aufeis of the Firth River basin, Northern Yukon: insights to permafrost hydrogeology and karst. Arctic and Alpine Research. 29: 240-252.

Lauriol, B., Gray, J.T. 1997. Composition isotopique des mollusques modernes et holocènes le long des littoraux de la Péninsule d'Ungava, Canada. Géographie Physique et Quaternaire, 51: 185-199.

Lauriol, B., Lalonde, A., Dewez, V. 1997. Weathering of quartzite blocks on a cryoplanation terrasses in Northern Yukon. Canada. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.8: 152-160.

Lauriol, B., Clark, I., Cinq-Mars, J. 1997. Hydrologie kastique en région de pergélisol: l'exemple du Yukon septentrional. Congrès International de Spéléologie, La Chaux-de Fonds, Suisse. Août 1997, Proccedings Volume 2, pages 287-290.


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Fields of Interest

  • Underground ice
  • Karst geomorphology
  • Quaternary of eastern Beringia (northern Yukon)
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