Publications & Grants


Full list on Google Scholar

  • Groussin M., Poyet M., Sistiaga A., Kearney S.M., Moniz K., Noel M., Hooker J., Gibbons S.M., Segurel L., Froment A., Said Mohamed R., Fezeu A., Juimo V.A., Lafosse S., Tabe F.E., Girard C., Iqaluk D., Nguyen L.T.T., Shapiro B.J., Lehtimäki J., Ruokolainen L., Kettunen P.P., Vatanen T., Sigwazi S., Mabulla A., Dominguez-Rogrido M., Nartey Y.A., Agyei-Nkansah A., Duah A., Awuku Y.A., Valles K.A., Asibey S.O., Afihene M.Y., Roberts L.R., Plymoth A., Onyekwere C.A., Summons R.E., Xavier R.J., Alm E.J. (2021) Elevated rates of horizontal gene transfer in the industrialized human microbiome. Cell. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.02.052.
  • Frederick C., Girard C., Wong G., Lemire M., Langwieder A., Martin M.-C., Legagneux P. (2021) Communicating with Northerners on the absence of SARS-CoV-2 in migratory snow geese. Écoscience. doi: 10.1080/11956860.2021.1885803.
  • Girard C., Langlois V., Vigneron A., Vincent W.F., Culley A.I. (2020) Seasonal regime shift in the viral communities of a permafrost thaw lake. Viruses, 12(1204). doi: 10.3390/v12111204.
  • Bchetnia M., Girard C., Duchaine C., Laprise C. (2020) The outbreak of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): A review of the current global status. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 13(11):1601-1610. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2020.07.011.
  • Labbé M.*, Girard C.*, Vincent W.F., Culley A.I. (2020) Extreme viral partitioning in a marine-derived High Arctic lake. mSphere 5(3) 00334-20doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00334-20. *co-first authors
  • MacMillan G., Falardeau M., Girard C., Dufour-Beauséjour S., Lacombe-Bergeron J., Menzies A.K., Henri D.A. (2019) Highlighting the potential of peer-led workshops in training early-career researchers for conducting research with Indigenous communities. FACETS 4(1):275-292.
  • Robichaud K., Girard C., Dagher D., Stewart K., Labrecque M., Hijri M., Amyot M. (2019) Local fungi, willow and municipal compost effectively remediate petroleum-contaminated soil in the Canadian North. Chemosphere, 220:47-55. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.108.
  • Khadra M., Planas D., Girard C., Amyot M. (2018) Age matters: Submersion period shapes community composition of lake biofilms under glyphosate stress. FACETS, 3(1):934-951. doi:10.1139/facets-2018-0019.
  • Raymann K.*, Motta E.V.S.*, Girard C.*, Riddington I.M., Dinser J., Moran N.A. (2018) Imidacloprid decreases honey bee survival but does not affect the gut microbiome, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 00545-18, doi:10.1128/AEM.00545-18. *co-first authors
  • Girard C., Charette T., Leclerc M. Shapiro B.J., Amyot M. (2018) Cooking and co-ingested polyphenols reduce in vitro methylmercury bioaccessibility from fish and may alter exposure in humans, Science of the Total Environment, 616-617:863-874. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.236
  • Dubois G., Girard C.,  Lapointe F.-J., Shapiro B.J. (2017) The Inuit gut microbiome is dynamic over time and shaped by traditional foods, Microbiome, 5:151. doi:10.1186/s40168-017-0370-7
  • Girard C., Tromas N., Amyot M., Shapiro B.J. (2017) Gut microbiome of the Canadian Arctic Inuit, mSphere 2(1):e00297-16. doi:10.1128/mSphere.00297-16
  • Girard C., Leclerc M., Amyot M. (2016) Photodemethylation of methylmercury in Eastern Canadian thaw pond and lake ecosystems, Environmental Science & Technology 50(7):3511-3520. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04921
  • MacMillan G., Girard C., Chételat J., Laurion I., Amyot M. (2015) High methylmercury in Arctic and Subarctic ponds is related to nutrient levels in the warming Eastern Canadian Arctic, Environmental Science & Technology 49(13):7743-7753. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00763
  • Braune B.,et al., (22 authors) (2014) Mercury in the marine environment of the Canadian Arctic: Review of recent findings, Science of the Total Environment 509:68-90. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.133
  • Chételat et al., (22 authors) (2014) Mercury in freshwater ecosystems of the Canadian Arctic: Recent advances on its cycling and fate, Science of the Total Environment 509:41-66. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.151


2018 – Sentinel North Postdoctoral fellowship
2018 – FRQNT Postdoctoral fellowship
2015 – Fulbright Canada Doctoral fellowship
2013 – NSERC Doctoral scholarship
2013 – FRQNT Doctoral scholarship
2011 – NSERC Alexander-Graham-Bell Masters scholarship
2011 – FRQNT Masters scholarship
2009, 2010, 2011 – NSERC Undergraduate research scholarship


2017 – Second place at national MT180 (French-speaking 3 minute thesis competition) competition
2017 – Louis-Edmond Hamelin Award for Excellence in communication, Center for Northern Studies
2016 – Student involvement award from the Federation of student unions of the Université de Montréal (FAÉCUM)