CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Julie Sansoulet

Coordinator (CNRS)
Communications, Education and Humanities

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2064C,
Quebec, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 6998
Fax : 418-656-2339
Email :

Ph.D. Hydrology and Geochemistry in Agronomy (2003-2007)
AgrosParisTech, INRA, French West Indies, France

M.Sc. Continental Biosphere (2001-2002)
AgrosParisTech, INRA, French West Indies, France

M.Sc. Scientific Journalism (2000-2001)
Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille, France

Ingénieur Agronomy (1996-2000)
Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture de Purpan, Toulouse
INRA, Grignon - Rennes - La Réunion, France>

Past experience:
Postdoctoral training in agronomic geochemistry (2010-2012)
Agriculture-Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Assistant Researcher - private sector - Phytoremediation (2007-2010)
CIRAD, Montpellier - La Réunion, France

Research Interests:
Field biogeochemistry and hydrology, phytoremediation, deterministic water and solutes (NPK) modeling to predict effects of land use/climate change (STICS crop model, HYDRUS water transfer model, DROP Interception of rainfall by plant model, VOLTAIR Ammonia Volatilization model), Cropping System processes, data monitoring, collaboration with R&D teams from private companies, technical and management aspects of international research projects.

Communication Interests:

  • Journalism for researchers and general public
  • Public events: photo exhibitions and conferences
  • Website management
  • Actualities in social media
  • Education

Selected Publications:
Sansoulet, J, Pattey E., Kroebel R., Grant B., Smith W., Jégo G., Desjardins R..L, Tremblay N., and G. Tremblay, 2014. Comparing the performance of the STICS, DNDC and DayCent models for predicting N uptake and biomass of spring wheat in Eastern Canada. Field crop research, 156: 135-150.

S. Legros, Doelsch E., Moussard G., Feder F., Sansoulet J., Gaudet J.P., Rigaud S., Saint-Macary H. and J-Y. Bottero. 2013. Fate and behaviour of Cu and Zn from pig slurry spreading in a tropical water-soil-plant system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 164: 70-79.

Cannavo, P., Sansoulet J., Siles P., Harmand J.-M., Dreyer E., and P. Vaast, 2011. Agroforestry associating coffee and Inga densiflora results in complementarity for water uptake and decreases deep drainage in Costa Rica. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 140 (1-2): 1-13.

Cabidoche, Y.-M., Achard, R., Cattan, P., Clermont-Dauphin, C., Massat F., and J. Sansoulet, 2009. Long-term pollution by chlordecone of tropical volcanic soils in the French West Indies: a simple leaching model accounts for current residue. Environmental Pollution, 157: 1697–1705.

Sansoulet, J., Y.M., Cabidoche, P., Cattan, S., Ruy and J., Simunek, 2008. Spatially Distributed Water Fluxes in an Andisol under Banana Plants: Experiments and Three-Dimensional Modeling. Vadose Zone Journal. 7(2): 819-829.

Sansoulet, J., Y.M. Cabidoche, and P. Cattan, 2007. Adsorption and transport of nitrate and potassium in an Andosol with variable charge: Experimental studies under banana plants in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). European Journal of Soil Science. 58(2): 478-489.

Cattan, P., M. Voltz, Y.M. Cabidoche, J.G. Lacas, and J. Sansoulet, 2006. Spatial and temporal variation of percolation fluxes as influenced by cropping patterns in banana field. Journal of Hydrology. 335 (1-2): 157-169.