Pascale Roy-Léveillée

Pascale Roy-Léveillée

Associate Professor

School of Northern and Community Studies
Arts
L331 Sudbury Campus

Biography

Please contact me about undergraduate, masters, or PhD research opportunities in the Laurentian University Permafrost Research Laboratory.

My research considers permafrost conditions and patterns of permafrost degradation in Arctic and sub-Arctic peatlands, and is conducted in collaboration with communities living in permafrost landscapes. My current research focuses on thermokarst lake initiation, permafrost degradation near thermokarst lakeshores,and permafrost recovery in drained lake basins. My work takes place in Northern and central Yukon.


More details on my website: http://pascaleroyleveillee.ca/


Education

B.Sc. Env. in Geography, Guelph University
M.Sc. Geography, Carleton University
Ph.D. Geography, Carleton University

Academic Appointments

I am a faculty member in the School of Northern and Community Studies, where I am part of the Geography program, and I am cross-apointed in Biology. 

I am accredited to the faculty of Graduate Studies for the following programs:  MSc Biology and PhD Boreal Ecology.

On The Web

http://pascaleroyleveillee.ca/

Research

My research considers permafrost conditions and patterns of permafrost degradation in Arctic and sub-Arctic peatlands, and is conducted in collaboration with communities living in permafrost landscapes. My current research focuses on thermokarst lake initiation, permafrost degradation near thermokarst lakeshores,and permafrost recovery in drained lake basins. My work takes place in Northern and central Yukon.

Please contact me about undergraduate, masters, or PhD research opportunities in the Laurentian University Permafrost Research Laboratory.

More details on my website: http://pascaleroyleveillee.ca/

Teaching

Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG1026-EL)

This course presents a broad survey of the key components of environmental systems and is designed to prepare the student for further study in the different areas of physical geography. Topics include mapping and geographic information systems, weather and climate, landform processes, soils and ecosystems. The course focuses on the development of skills to describe and interpret environmental data.

Geomorphology 1 (GEOG2106-EL)

This course introduces the study of landforms and landscapes, with an emphasis on process and on the effect of varying environmental conditions. Topics include geologically controlled landforms, weathering, mass wasting and slope development, the effects of runoff, stream flow and waste action, and humans as geomorphic agents. A one-day field trip is required. PREREQ: ENVI 1507 or GEOG 1026.

Introduction to Cartography (GEOG2016-EL)

An introduction to the concepts, terminology and technologies involved in computer-assisted digital mapping. Basic concepts for understanding geographic information and mapping are emphasized. Lectures and laboratory work.

Introduction à la cartographie (GEOG2016-FL)

On présente des concepts de base nécessaires à la compréhension du processus de représentation et d'utilisation des informations géographiques. Il y aura une introduction aux concepts, à la terminologie et aux techniques liés à la cartographie assistée par ordinateur. Quelques sessions en laboratoire font partie du cours.

Permafrost (GEOG4256-EL)

Starting in fall 2016. This course will introduce the study of permafrost with emphasis on permafrost distribution, physical properties, and impacts on terrain conditions. Topics include ground thermal regime, ground-ice content, permafrost degradation, and landforms associated with the occurrence of permafrost. Pre-requisites: GEOG10126, ENVI 1507, or equivalent experience.


Publications

Please see my website for a list of recent work: http://pascaleroyleveillee.ca/?page_id=96