Language English Botanist, Montréal Botanical Garden In charge of the Montréal Botanical Garden library Associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal Groupe OngletTrainingResearch interests and expertise Soil-plant relationships Molecular physiology of plants Tree biology Phytoremediation ProjectsResearch projects The goal of my research program is to study the molecular and physiological mechanisms of plants in response to environmental stress. For example, I seek to identify which metabolic pathways are responsible for the extraction and detoxification of contaminants by plants. In the medium term we hope to increase the usage properties of plants for environmental applications. We are carrying out work on these themes: soil decontamination by phytoremediation, carbon sequestration, the production of biofuels, root biology, and genetic diversity in willow trees. Sample project Using fast-growth willow plantations to filter water and contaminated soil and recover biomass to produce bioenergy. Study the molecular processes induced in plants in response to contamination by metals and petroleum hydrocarbons. Large-scale deployment of phytotechnologies in different municipalities.