Dr Valerie Ouellet

Dr Valerie Ouellet

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

My primary interest focuses on understanding how different environmental variables, such as water temperature and flow, affect the habitat and physiology of key fish species. My research aims to generate knowledge about aquatic ecosystems at risk of thermal degradation and to inform on stream restoration strategies and aquatic resources management, especially in the context of human impacted systems and climate change.


2013 – Ph.D. in Water Sciences, INRS Eau Terre Environnement, Québec, Canada.

2006 – Masters in Water Sciences, INRS Eau Terre Environnement, Québec, Canada.

2003 – Specialized degree in Wildlife & Habitats Management, UQAR, Rimouski, Canada.

2002 – Bachelor in Biological sciences -Ecology and Environment, Montréal University, Montréal, Canada


Recent publications


Ouellet, V, Gibson, EE, Daniels, MD & Watson, NA 2017, 'Riparian and geomorphic controls on thermal habitat dynamics of pools in a temperate headwater stream', Ecohydrology, vol. 10, no. 8, e1891. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1891

Wilkes, MA, Neverman, AJ, Casas-Mulet, R, Adeva-Bustos, A, McCluskey, AH, Ouellet, V, Vanzo, D, Franklin, PA & Silva, AT 2016, 'Early careers on ecohydraulics: challenges, opportunities and future directions', Journal of Ecohydraulics, vol. 1, no. 1-2, pp. 102–107. https://doi.org/10.1080/24705357.2016.1249423

Ouellet, V, Secretan, Y, St-Hilaire, A & Morin, J 2014, 'Daily averaged 2D water temperature model for the St. Lawrence river', River Research and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.2664

Ouellet, V, Secretan, Y, St-Hilaire, A & Morin, J 2014, 'Water temperature modelling in a controlled environment: Comparative study of heat budget equations', Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9571

Ouellet, V 2013, 'Thermal Stress Effects on Gene Expression and Phagocytosis in the Common Carp (Cyprinus Carpio): a Better Understanding of the Summer 2001 st. Lawrence River Fish Kill', The Open Fish Science Journal. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874401x01306010099

Ouellet, V, Mingelbier, M, Saint-Hilaire, A & Morin, J 2010, 'Frequency analysis as a tool for assessing adverse conditions during a massive Fish Kill in the St. Lawrence River, Canada', Water Quality Research Journal of Canada.

Daigle, A, St-Hilaire, A, Ouellet, V, Corriveau, J, Ouarda, TBMJ & Bilodeau, L 2009, 'Diagnostic study and modeling of the annual positive water temperature onset', Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.02.042

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