Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Limnologie et en Environnement Aquatique



Professeur titulaire


Tél: 514-987-3000 poste 3988
Fax: 514-987-3000 poste 4647

Prof. Philippe Juneau

Intérêts de recherche / Research interests

Écotoxicologie aquatique, impact des facteurs environnementaux sur les algues, cyanobactéries et zooplancton, prolifération de cyanobactéries, production de cyanotoxines, photosynthèse et physiologie végétale


2000                   Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal

1996                   M.Sc., Université du Québec à Montréal

1994                   B.Sc., Université du Québec à Montréal

Équipe / Team



Marcelo Pedrosa Gomes

Kui Xu


Jonathan Naoum




  1. 1)Gomes, M. P., da Silva Cruz, F. V., Bicalho, E. M., Borges, F. V., Fonseca, M. B., Juneau, P. and Garcia, Q. S. 2017. Effects of Glyphosate and Roundup on Dimorphandra wilsonii seed germination: interference of seed respiratory metabolism. Environmental Pollution. ENVPOL-D-16-01519, Accepted September 27th 2016.

  2. 2)Chalifour A., LeBlanc, A.,Sleno, L. and Juneau, P. 2016. Sensitivity of Scenedesmus obliquus and Microsystis aeruginosa to atrazine: Effects of acclimation and mixed cultures. Ecotoxicology. In press, DOI: 10.1007/s10646-016-1728-5.

  3. 3)Gomes, M. P. and Juneau, P. 2016. Oxidative stress in duckweed (Lemna minor L.) induced by glyphosate: Is the mitochondrial electron transport chain a target of this herbicide? Environmental Pollution. 218; 402-409.

  4. 4)Gomes M.P., Gingras Le Manac’h, S., Maccario, S., Labrecque, M., Lucotte, M. and Juneau, P. 2016. Differential effects of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) on photosynthesis and chlorophyll metabolism in willow plants. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 130: 65-70.

  5. 5)Tsopela, A., Lalborde, A., Salvagnac, L., Ventalon, V., Bedel-Pereira, E., Séguy, I., Temple-Boyer, P., Juneau, P., Izquierdo. R. and Launay, J. 2016. Development of a lab-on-chip electrochemical biosensor for water quality analysis based on microalgal photosynthesis. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 79: 568-573.

  6. 6)Gomes M.P., Gingras Le Manac’h, S., Moingt, M., É. Smedbol, É., Paquet, S., Labrecque, M., Lucotte, M. and Juneau, P. 2016. Impact of phosphate on glyphosate uptake and toxicity in willow. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 304: 269-279.

  7. 7)Xu K. and Juneau, P. 2016. Different physiological and photosynthetic responses of three cyanobacterial strains to light and zinc. Aquatic Toxicology.170: 251-258.

  8. 8)Li, Z.K., Dai, G.Z., Juneau, P. and Qiu, B.S. 2016. Capsular polysaccharides facilitate enhanced iron acquisition by colonial Microcystis sp. isolated from freshwater lake, Journal of Phycology. 52: 105-115.

  9. 9)Gomes M.P., Maccario, S., Lucotte, M., Labrecque, M. and Juneau, P. 2015. Consequences of phosphate application on glyphosate uptake by roots: impacts for environmental management practices. Science of the Total Environment. 537: 115-119.

  10. 10)Shahparnia M., Packirisamy, M., Juneau, P. and Zazubovich, V. 2015. Micro photosynthetic power cell for power generation from photosynthesis of algae. Technology. 3:119-126.

  11. 11)Lefèvre F., Juneau, P. and Izquierdo, R. 2015. Integration of fluorescence sensors using organic optoelectronic components for microfluidic platform. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 221: 1314-1320.

  12. 12)Juneau P., Barnett, A. Méléder, V., Dupuy, C. and Lavaud, J. 2015. Combined effect of high light and high salinity on the regulation of photosynthesis in three diatom species belonging to the main growth forms of intertidal flat inhabiting microphytobenthos. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 463: 95-104.

  13. 13)Chalifour A., Arts, M. T., Kainz, M. J. and Juneau, P. 2014. Combined effect of temperature and bleaching herbicides on photosynthesis, pigment and fatty acid composition of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. European Journal of Phycology. 49: 508-515.

  14. 14)Gomes M.P., Smedbol, E. , Chalifour, A., Hénault-Ethier, L., Labrecque, M., Lepage, L.,  Lucotte, M. and Juneau, P. 2014. Alteration of plant physiology by glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), an overview. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65: 4691-4703.

  15. 15)Tsopela, A., Lale, A., Vanhove, E., Reynes, O., Séguy, I., Temple-Boyer, P., Juneau, P., Izquierdo, R. and Launay, J. 2014. Integrated electrochemical biosensor based on algal metabolism for water toxicity analysis. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 61: 290-297.

  16. 16)Duan B., Paquette, A., Juneau, P., Brisson, J., Fontaine, B. and Berninger, F. 2014. Nitrogen resorption in Acer platanoides and Acer saccharum: influence of light exposure and leaf pigmentation. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 36: 3039-3050.

  17. 17)Sastri, A., Gauthier, J., Juneau, P. and Beisner, B. 2014. Biomass and productivity responses of zooplankton communities to experimental thermocline deepening. Limnology and Oceanography. 59: 1-16.

  18. 18)Xu K., Li, Z.K., Qiu, B. and Juneau, P. 2013. Different responses to high light stress of toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa acclimated under two light intensities and zinc concentrations. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry. 95: 1145-1156.

  19. 19)Sastri, A., Juneau, P. and Beisner, B. 2013. Evaluation of chitobiase-based estimates of biomass and production rates for developing freshwater crustacean zooplankton communities. Journal of Plankton Research. 35: 407-420.

  20. 20)Deblois, C.P., Marchand, A. and Juneau, P. 2013. Comparison of photoacclimation in twelve freshwater photoautotroph (Chlorophyte, Baccilaryophyte, Cryptophyte and Cyanophyte) isolated from a natural community. Plos One. 8: e57139

  21. 21)Deblois, C. P.,  Dufresne, K. and Juneau, P. 2013. Response to variable light intensity in photoacclimated algae and cyanobacteria exposed to atrazine. Aquatic Toxicology. 126: 77-84.

  22. 22)Xu K., Jiang, H., Juneau, P. and Qiu, B. 2012. Comparative studies on the photosynthetic responses of three freshwater phytoplankton species to temperature and light regimes. Journal of Applied Phycology. 24: 1113-1122.

  23. 23)Deblois, C. P. and  Juneau P. 2012. Comparison of light stress resistance in toxic and non-toxic strains of Microcystis aeruginosa. Journal of Phycology. 48: 1002-1011.

  24. 24)Perron, M.-C., Qiu, B., Boucher, N., Bellemare, F. and Juneau, P. 2012. Use of chlorophyll a fluorescence to detect the effect of microcystins on photosynthesis and photosystem II energy fluxes of green algae. Toxicon. 59: 567-577.

  25. 25)Gélinas, M., Juneau, P. and Gagné, F. 2012. Early biochemical effects of Microcystis aeruginosa extracts on juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B. 161: 261-267.

  26. 26)Liu S., Juneau, P. and Qiu, B. 2012. Effects of iron on the growth and minimal fluorescence yield of three marine Synechococcus strains (Cyanophyceae). Phycological Research. 60: 61-69.

  27. 27)Lefevre, F., Chalifour, A., Yu, L., Chodavarapu, V., Juneau, P. and Izquierdo, R. 2012. Algal fluorescence sensor integrated into a microfluidic chip for water pollutant detection. Lab on a Chip. 12: 787-793.

  28. 28)Sastri, A., Beisner, B. and Juneau, P. 2011. In vivo determination of phytoplankton ingestion by Daphnia using PAM-fluorometry. Journal of Plankton Research. 33: 1455-1459.

  29. 29)Chalifour, A. and Juneau, P. 2011. Temperature-dependent sensitivity of growth and photosynthesis of Scenedesmus obliquus, Navicula pelliculosa and two strains of Microcystis aeruginosa to the herbicide atrazine. Aquatic Toxicology. 103: 9-17.

  30. 30)Perron M.-C. and Juneau, P. 2011. Effect of endocrine disrupters on photosystem II energy fluxes of green algae and cyanobacteria. Environmental Research. 111: 520-529.

  31. 31)Perreault, F., Dionne, J., Didur, O., Juneau, P. and Popovic, R. 2011. Effect of cadmium on photosystem II activity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: alteration of O-J-I-P fluorescence transients indicating the change of apparent activation energies within photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research. 107: 151-157.

  32. 32)Vernouillet, G., Eullaffroy, P., Lajeunesse, A., Blaise, C., Gagné, F. and Juneau, P. 2010. Toxic effects and bioaccumulation of carbamazepine evaluated by biomarkers measured in organisms of different trophic levels. Chemosphere. 80: 1062-1068.

  33. 33)Deblois, C.P. and Juneau, P. 2010. Relationship between photosynthetic processes and microcystin in Microcystis aeruginosa grown under different photon irradiances. Harmful Algae. 9: 18-24.

  34. 34)Perreault, F., Dewez, D., Fortin, C., Juneau, P., Diallo, A. and Popovic, R. 2010. Effect of aluminium on cellular division and photosynthetic electron transport in Euglena gracilis and Chlamydomonas acidophila. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29: 887-892.