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Natural Sciences and Engineering; Environment and Sustainable Development

Audrey Campeau

Biogéochimie et hydrologie des bassins versants

Professeure adjointe

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de géographie

Complexe des sciences, room B-6031

514 343-6111 #13129



  • PhD Science de la Terre, spécialisation en analyse environnementale, Uppsala Universitet, Suède (2019)
  • Sciences Biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada (2012)
  • Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal, Canada (2010)

Awards and recognitions

  • L’Oréal – UNESCO prize for Women in Science, Sweden (2023)
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th anniversary fund for science, technology and the environment (2020)
  • Alfort Prize- Best PhD in Natural Geography from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) (2020)

Affiliations and responsabilities


Research projects

2024 - 2030

Taking the pulse of Québec's headwaters

Lead researcher : Audrey Campeau
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(DGECR) Tremplin vers la découverte
2024 - 2030

Taking the pulse of Québec's headwaters

Lead researcher : Audrey Campeau
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe
2023 - 2028

Women in Science Award

Lead researcher : Audrey Campeau
Funding sources: L'Oréal Sverige AB Sweden
Grant programs:
2020 - 2023

Inside the black box: assessing the stability of the greenhouse gases storage in northern peatland.

Lead researcher : Audrey Campeau
Funding sources: Formas/Swedish Research Council for sustainable development
Grant programs:


Publications and presentations


[13] Åkerblom S., Zdanowicz C., Campeau A, Sørensen A, Hewitt J. (2022) Spatial and temporal variations in riverine mercury in the Mackenzie River Basin, Canada, from community-based water quality monitoring data. Science of the Total EnvironmentDOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158674

[12] Campeau A., Eklöf K., Sørensen A., Åkerblom S., Yuan S., Hintelmann H., Bieroza M., Köhler S, Zdanowicz, C. (2022) Sources of riverine mercury across the Mackenzie River Basin; inferences from a combined Hg-C isotopes and optical properties approach. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150808

[11] Campeau A., Vachon D., Nilsson M., Bishop K., Wallin M.B. (2021) Autumn destabilization of deep porewater CO2 store in a northern peatland driven by turbulent diffusion. Nature CommunicationsDOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27059-0.

[10] Campeau A., Sorensen A.L., Marta T., Åkerblom S, Zdanowicz C. (2020) Controls on the 14C-content of dissolved and particulate organic carbon mobilized across the Mackenzie River basin, CanadaGlobal Biogeochemical CyclesDOI: 10.1029/2020gb006671

[9] Riml J., Campeau A., Bishop K., Wallin M.B, (2019) Spectral decomposition of high-frequency CO2concentrations reveals a new perspective on soil-stream linkages. Journal of geophysical research: Biogeosciences.DOI: 10.1029/2018jg004981

[8] Campeau A., Bishop K., Amvrosiadi N, Billett, M.F, Garnet M.H., Laudon H, Öquist M.G, Wallin M.B., (2019), Current forest C fixation fuels stream CO2 emissions. Nature CommunicationsDOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09922-3

[7] Wallin M.B., Campeau A., Audet J., Bastviken D., Bishop K., Kokic J, Laudon H., Lundin E., Löfgren S., Natchimuthu S., Sobek S., Teutschbein C., Weyhenmeyer G., Grabs T., (2018) Carbon dioxide and methane emissions of Swedish low-order streams – a national estimate and lessons learnt from more than a decade of observations, Limnology and Oceanography LettersDOI: 10.1002/lol2.10061

[6] Campeau, A, Bishop, K, Nilsson, M. B., Klemedtsson, L, Laudon, H., Leith, F. I., Öquist, M. G., Wallin, M. B. (2018) Stable Carbon Isotopes Reveal Soil-Stream DIC Linkages in Contrasting Headwater Catchments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. DOI: 10.1002/2017jg004083

[5] Campeau, A., Wallin, M. B.Giesler, R.Lofgren, S.Morth, C. M.Schiff, S.Venkiteswaran, J. J.Bishop, K. (2017) Multiple sources and sinks of dissolved inorganic carbon across Swedish streams, refocusing the lens of stable C isotopes. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09049-9

[4] Campeau, A., Bishop, K., Billett, M. F., Garnett, M. H., Laudon, H., Leach, J. A., Nilsson, M. B., Oquist, M. G., Wallin, M. B. (2017) Aquatic export of young dissolved and gaseous carbon from a pristine boreal fen: Implications for peat carbon stock stability, Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13815

[3] Abbott B, Baranov V, Mendoza-Lera C, Nikolakopoulou M, Harjung A, Kolbe T, Mukundh NB; N Vaessen TN; Ciocca F; Campeau A; Wallin M, Romeijn P; Antonelli M; Gonçalves J; Datry T; Laverman AM; de Dreuzy J-R; Hannah DM; Krause S; Oldham C; Pinay G, (2016) Using multi-tracer inference to move beyond single-catchment ecohydrology. Earth-Science ReviewsDOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.06.014

[2] Campeau A, Lapierre J.-F., Vachon D. and del Giorgio P. A. (2014) Regional contribution of CO2 and CH4 fluxes from the fluvial network in a lowland boreal landscape of Québec. Global Biogeochemical CyclesDOI: 10.1002/2013gb004685

[1] Campeau A, and P. A del Giorgio. (2014) Patterns in pCO2, pCH4 and gas exchange across boreal rivers suggest increasing fluvial greenhouse gas emissions under climate change. Global Change BiologyDOI: 10.1111/gcb.12479


  • Water and Environment
  • Climatology and Meteorology
  • Biology and Related Sciences
  • Media and Visual Arts

Areas of expertise

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Watershed hydrology
  • Carbon cycle
  • Trace metals
  • Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Peat bogs
  • Forest study
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Environmental changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Adaptation to climate change and climate variability
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Boreal region
  • Arctic region
  • Visual and sound methodologies