Sylvie A Mercier Quideau

Professor (Soil Biogeochemistry), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

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Professor (Soil Biogeochemistry), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
sylvie.quideau@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5397
Address
340B Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3

Courses

REN R 341 - Soil Formation and Landscape Processes

Soil formation, with emphasis on landscape processes as factors in soil development; pedogenic processes and their relation to environmental issues; soils; vegetation, and geological associations; kinds and distribution of soils in Canada; soil classification; field examination and computer-assisted learning of soils and their landscape. Field trips. Prerequisite: REN R 210.


REN R 442 - Soil Biogeochemistry

Introduction to the main components of the soil biota; the metabolic and molecular diversity of microbial populations and their role in soil processes; the microbiology and biochemistry of decomposition of organic matter in soil; biogeochemical cycling of N, P, S, Si, base cations and metals; and the application of soil microbiology to selected environmental problems. Prerequisite: REN R 210.


REN R 541 - Advanced Soil Formation, Classification and Landscape Processes

Soil classification with a focus on soil genesis as influenced by soil forming factors and processes. Spatial variability of soil types within landscapes in association with vegetation, parent geological materials, hillslope hydrology and microclimate. Soils as components of ecosystems and their relation to environmental issues. Distribution of soils in Canada. Field trips. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Not to be be taken if credit received for REN R 441 or REN R 741.


REN R 542 - Soil Biogeochemistry

Introduction to the main components of the soil biota; the metabolic and molecular diversity of microbial populations and their role in soil processes; the microbiology and biochemistry of decomposition of organic matter in soil; biogeochemical cycling of N, P, S, Si, base cations and metals; and the application of soil microbiology to selected environmental problems. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 442 or REN R 742.


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Publications

Early season fires in boreal black spruce forests produce pyrogenic carbon with low intrinsic recalcitrance

Author(s): Soucémarianadin, L., S.A. Quideau, R.E. Wasylishen, and A.D. Munson
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Ecology
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 1575-1585

A multi-SIR method for characterizing community level physiological profiles in organic forest soils with low bulk density

Author(s): Swallow, M.J.B., and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 79
Page Numbers: 536-542

Decadal soil and stand response to fire, harvest, and salvage-logging disturbances in the western boreal mixedwood forest of Alberta (Canada)

Author(s): Kishchuk, B.E., E. Thiffault, M. Lorente, S.A. Quideau, T. Keddy, and D. Sidders
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 45
Page Numbers: 141-152

Using spatial ecology to examine above and belowground interactions on a reclaimed aspen stand in Northern Alberta

Author(s): Das Gupta, S., M.D. Mackenzie, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 259-260
Page Numbers: 12-22

Soil microbial communities identify organic amendments for use during oil sands reclamation

Author(s): Beasse, M., S.A. Quideau, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Ecological Engineering
Volume: 75
Page Numbers: 199-207

Total and pyrogenic carbon stocks in black spruce forest floors from eastern Canada: a quantitative study

Author(s): Soucémarianadin, L., S.A. Quideau, M.D. MacKenzie, A. Munson, J. Boiffin, G.M. Bernard, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Organic Geochemistry
Volume: 82
Page Numbers: 1-11

Forest restoration following surface mining disturbance: challenges and solutions

Author(s): Macdonald, S.E., S.M. Landhäusser, J. Skousen, J. Franklin, J. Frouz, S. Hall, D.F. Jacobs, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: New Forests

Carbon and nitrogen in the silt-size fraction and its HCl-hydrolysis residues from coarse-textured Canadian boreal forest soils

Author(s): Preston, C.M., C.E. Norris, G.M. Bernard, D.W. Beilman, S.A. Quideau and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 157-168

Soils and palaeosols as archives of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes

Author(s): Zaccone, C., S.A. Quideau and D. Sauer
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: European Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 65
Page Numbers: 403-405

Pyrogenic carbon stocks and storage mechanisms in podzolic soils of fire-affected Quebec black spruce forests

Author(s): Soucémarianadin, L., S.A. Quideau, and M.D. MacKenzie
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 217
Page Numbers: 118-128

Long-term soil response to variable-retention harvesting in the EMEND (Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance) experiment, northwestern Alberta

Author(s): Kishchuk, B.E., S.A. Quideau, Y. Wang, and C.E. Prescott
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 263-279

Nutrient uptake and growth of fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) on oil sands reclamation soils

Author(s): Pinno, B., S.M. Landhäusser, M.D. MacKenzie, S.A. Quideau, and P.S. Chow
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 1-7

Linkages between the forest floor microbial community and resource heterogeneity within mature lodgepole pine forests

Author(s): McIntosh, A.C.S., S.E. Macdonald, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 61-72

Long-term effects of organic amendments on the recovery of plant and soil microbial communities following disturbance in the Canadian boreal forest

Author(s): Hahn, A.S., and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Plant and Soil
Volume: 363
Page Numbers: 331-334

Microbial response to fertilization in contrasting soil materials used during oil sands reclamation

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., S.D. Gupta, M.D. MacKenzie, and S. Landhäusser
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 77
Page Numbers: 145-154

Influence of stand composition on predatory mite (Mesostigmata) assemblages from the forest floor in western Canadian boreal mixedwood forests

Author(s): Diaz-Aguilar, I., S.A. Quideau, H.C. Proctor, B.E. Kishchuk, and J.R. Spence
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 309
Page Numbers: 105-114

Forest Ecology and Soils. In “NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research,”

Author(s): Quideau,S.A., C.E. Norris, L. Soucémarianadin, and R. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance eMagRes
Volume: 2
Page Numbers: 597–608

Laboratory charring conditions affect black carbon properties: A case study from Quebec black spruce forests

Author(s): Soucémarianadin, L., S.A. Quideau, M.D. MacKenzie, G.M. Bernard, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Organic Geochemistry
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 46-55

Shifts in soil microbial community biomass and resource utilization along a Canadian glacier chronosequence

Author(s): Hahn, A.S., and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 93
Page Numbers: 305-318

Moisture effects on microbial communities in boreal forest floors are stand-dependent

Author(s): Swallow, M.J.B. and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 120-126

Comparing soil biogeochemical processes in novel and natural boreal forest ecosystems

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., M.J.B. Swallow, C.E. Prescott, S.J. Grayston, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Biogeosciences
Volume: 10
Page Numbers: 5651-5661

Ciliate dependent production of microbial anthranilic acid occurring within aspen litter

Author(s): Swallow, M.J.B., S.A. Quideau, and C.E. Norris
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 113-121

Chemical transformations in downed logs and snags of mixed boreal species during decomposition

Author(s): Strukelj, M., S. Brais, S.A. Quideau, V.A. Angers, H. Kebli, P. Drapeau, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 785-798

Processing of 13C glucose in mineral soil from aspen, spruce, and novel ecosystems in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region

Author(s): Norris, C.E., S.A. Quideau, and D.E. Macey
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 71
Page Numbers: 24-32

Biomarkers of novel ecosystem development in boreal forest soils

Author(s): Norris, C.E., J.A., Dungait, A. Joynes, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Organic Geochemistry
Volume: 64
Page Numbers: 9-18

Trophic ecology of mesostigmatan mites in harvested and control mixedwood boreal forests determined using 15N stable isotopes

Author(s): Diaz-Aguilar, I., and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 67
Page Numbers: 147-154

Soil water regimes of reclaimed upland slopes in the oil sands region of Alberta

Author(s): Leatherdale, J., D.S. Chanasyk, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 117-129

Chemical transformations of deadwood and foliar litter of mixed boreal species during decomposition

Author(s): Strukelj, M., S. Brais, S.A. Quideau, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 42
Page Numbers: 772-788

Phenolic profiles in natural and reconstructed soils from the Oil sands region of Alberta

Author(s): Turcotte, I., and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 153-164

Tracking stable isotope enrichment in tree seedlings with solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Author(s): Norris, C.E., S.A. Quideau, S.M. Landhäusser, G.M. Bernard, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Scientific Reports
Volume: 2
Issue: 719

Trembling aspen seedling establishment, growth, and response to fertilization on contrasting soils used in Oilsands reclamation

Author(s): Pinno, B.D., S.M. Landhäusser, M.D. MacKenzie, S.A. Quideau, And P.S. Chow
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 143-151

Laboratory based nitrogen mineralization and biogeochemistry of two soils used in Oilsands reclamation

Author(s): MacKenzie, M.D. and S. A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 131-142

Yield and weed suppression of crop mixtures in organic and conventional systems of the western Canadian prairie

Author(s): Nelson, A. G., A. Pswarayi, S.A. Quideau, B. Frick, and D. Spaner
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 104
Page Numbers: 756-762

Forest floor development and biochemical properties in reconstructed boreal forest soils

Author(s): Sorenson, P.T., S.A. Quideau, M.D. MacKenzie, S. Landhäusser, and S.W. Oh
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 49
Page Numbers: 139-147

Spring wheat genotypes differentially alter soil microbial communities and wheat breadmaking quality in organic and conventional systems

Author(s): Nelson, A.G., S. A. Quideau, B. Frick, D. Niziol, J. Clapperton and D. Spaner
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal of Plant Science
Volume: 91
Page Numbers: 485-495

The soil microbial community and grain micronutrient concentration of historical and modern hard red spring wheat cultivars grown organically and conventionally in the Black soil zone of the Canadian prairies

Author(s): Nelson, A.G., S.A. Quideau, B. Frick, P.J. Hucl, D. Thavarajah, M.J. Clapperton, and D.M. Spaner
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Sustainability
Volume: 3
Page Numbers: 500-517

Soil carbon stabilization in jack pine stands along the Boreal Forest Transect Case Study

Author(s): Norris, C., S.A. Quideau, J.S. Bhatti, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Global Change Biology
Volume: 17
Page Numbers: 480-494

Impact of reclamation of surface-mined boreal forest soils on microbial community composition and function

Author(s): Dimitriu, P.A., C.E. Prescott, S.A. Quideau, and S.J. Grayston
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 42
Page Numbers: 2289-2297

Microbial community structure and nutrient availability in oilsands reclaimed boreal soils

Author(s): MacKenzie, D.M. and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 32–41

Microbial community structure in restored riparian soils of the Canadian prairie pothole region

Author(s): Card, S.M. and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 42
Page Numbers: 1463-1471

Soil organic matter processes in old-growth redwood forest canopies

Author(s): Enloe, H.A., S.A. Quideau, R.C. Graham, S.-W. Oh, S.C. Sillett, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 74
Page Numbers: 161-171

Nitrogen availability from peat amendments used in boreal oil sands reclamation

Author(s): Hemstock, S.S., S.A. Quideau, and D.S. Chanasyk
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 90
Page Numbers: 165-175

Carbon characteristics in restored and reference riparian soils

Author(s): Card, S.M., S.A. Quideau, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 74
Page Numbers: 1834-1843

Wood-feeding beetles and soil nutrient cycling in burned forests: implications of post-fire salvage logging

Author(s): Cobb, T.P., K.D. Hannam, B.E. Kishchuk, D. W. Langor, S.A. Quideau, and J.R. Spence
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 9-18

Recreating a functional forest soil in reclaimed oilsands in northern Alberta: An approach for measuring success in ecological restoration

Author(s): Rowland, S.M., C.E. Prescott, S.J. Grayston, S.A. Quideau, and G.E. Bradfield
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 1580-1590

Microbial community structure and function: The effect of silvicultural burning and topographic variability in northern Alberta

Author(s): Swallow, M., S.A. Quideau, M.D. MacKenzie, and B. E. Kishchuk
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 41
Page Numbers: 770-777

Organic matter quality in reclaimed boreal forest soils following oilsands mining

Author(s): Turcotte, I., S.A. Quideau, and S.-W. Oh
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Organic Geochemistry
Volume: 40
Page Numbers: 510-519

Influence of fire and harvest on soil organic carbon in jack pine sites

Author(s): Norris, C.E., S.A. Quideau, J.S. Bhatti, R.E. Wasyslishen, and M.D. MacKenzie
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 39
Page Numbers: 642-654

Charcoal distribution affects carbon and nitrogen contents in forest soils of California

Author(s): MacKenzie, M.D., E.J.B. McIntire, S.A. Quideau, and R.C. Graham
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 72
Page Numbers: 1774-1785

Chemical composition of forest floor and consequences for nutrient availability after wildfire and harvesting in the boreal forest

Author(s): Thiffault, E., K.D. Hannam, S.A. Quideau, D. Paré, N. Bélanger, S.-W. Oh, and A.D. Munson
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Plant Soil
Volume: 308
Page Numbers: 37-53

Effects of forest floor organic layer and root biomass on soil respiration following boreal forest fire

Author(s): Singh, S., B.D. Amiro, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 647-655

Nitrogen mineralization and microbial biomass in reclaimed boreal forest soils

Author(s): McMillan, R., S.A. Quideau, M.D. MacKenzie, and O.V. Birjukova
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 36
Page Numbers: 1470-1478

Biodegradation of naphthenic acids by rhizosphere microorganisms

Author(s): Birjukova, O.V., P.M. Fedorak, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Chemosphere
Volume: 67
Issue: 10
Page Numbers: 2058-2064

The microbial communities of aspen and spruce forest floors are resistant to changes in litter inputs and microclimate

Author(s): Hannam, K. D., S. A. Quideau, and B. E. Kishchuk
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Applied Soil Ecology
Volume: 35
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 635-647

Forest floor microbial communities in relation to stand composition and timber harvesting in northern Alberta

Author(s): Hannam, K. D., S. A. Quideau, and B. E. Kishchuk
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 2565-2575

Particle density of aspen, spruce and pine forest floors in Alberta, Canada

Author(s): Redding, T.E., K.D. Hannam, S.A. Quideau, and K.D. Devito
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 69
Page Numbers: 1503-1506

Base cation and silicon biogeochemistry under pine and scrub oak monocultures: Implications for weathering rates

Author(s): Johnson-Maynard, J.L, R.C. Graham, P.J. Shouse, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 126
Page Numbers: 353-365

Forest floor quality declines following clearcutting in trembling aspen- and white spruce-dominated stands of the boreal mixedwood forest

Author(s): Hannam, K.D., S. A. Quideau, B. E. Kishchuk, S.-W. Oh, and R. E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 35
Page Numbers: 2457-2458

Leaf litter decomposition in a chaparral ecosystem, southern California

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., R.C. Graham, S-W. Oh, P.F. Hendrix, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 1988-1998

A comparative analysis of cellulose preparation techniques for use with 13C, 14C and 18O isotopic measurements

Author(s): Gaudinski, J.B., T.E. Dawson, S.A. Quideau, A.G. Schuur, J.S. Roden, S.E. Trumbore, D.R. Sandquist, S.-W. Oh and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Analytical Chemistry
Volume: 77
Page Numbers: 7212-7224

Forest floor composition in aspen- and spruce-dominated stands of the boreal mixedwood forest

Author(s): Hannam, K.D., S.A. Quideau, S-W. Oh, B.E. Kishchuk, and R.E. Wasylishen
Publication Date: 2004
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 68
Page Numbers: 1735-1743

Microclimate and pedogenic implications in a 50-year-old chaparral and pine biosequence

Author(s): Johnson-Maynard, J.L., P.J. Shouse, R.C. Graham, P. Castiglione, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2004
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 68
Page Numbers: 876-884

Natural isotopic distribution in soil surface horizons differentiated by vegetation

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., R.C. Graham, X. Feng, and O.A. Chadwick
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 67
Page Numbers: 1544-1550

Single-shrub influence on earthworms and soil macroarthropods in the southern California chaparral

Author(s): Peterson, A.C., P.F. Hendrix, C. Haydu, R.C. Graham, and S.A. Quideau
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Pedobiologia
Volume: 45
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 509-522

Vegetation control on soil organic matter dynamics

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., O.A. Chadwick, S. Trumbore, J.L. Johnson-Maynard, R.C. Graham, and M.A. Anderson
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Organic Geochemistry
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 247-252

A direct link between vegetation type and soil organic matter composition

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., O.A. Chadwick, A. Benesi, R.C. Graham, and M.A. Anderson
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 104
Page Numbers: 41-60

Soil organic matter processes: characterization by 13C NMR and 14C measurements

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., M.A. Anderson, R.C. Graham, O.A. Chadwick, and S. Trumbore
Publication Date: 2000
Publication: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 138
Page Numbers: 19-27

Distribution, accumulation, and fluxes of soil carbon in four monoculture lysimeters at the San Dimas Experimental Forest, CA

Author(s): Feng, X., J.C. Peterson, S. A. Quideau, R.A. Virginia, R.C. Graham, L.J. Sonder, and O.A. Chadwick
Publication Date: 1999
Publication: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 1319-1333

Biogeochemical cycling of calcium and magnesium by ceanothus and chamise

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., R.C. Graham, O.A. Chadwick, and H.B. Wood
Publication Date: 1999
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 63
Page Numbers: 1880-1888

Organic carbon sequestration under chaparral and pine after four decades of soil development

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., R.C. Graham, O.A. Chadwick, and H.B. Wood
Publication Date: 1998
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 83
Page Numbers: 227-242

Biogeochemical cycling following planting to red pine on a sandy prairie soil

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., and J.G. Bockheim
Publication Date: 1997
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 1167-1175

Base cation biogeochemistry and weathering under oak and pine: A controlled long-term experiment

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., O.A. Chadwick, R.C. Graham, and H.B. Wood
Publication Date: 1996
Publication: Biogeochemistry
Volume: 35
Page Numbers: 377-398

Vegetation and cropping effects on pedogenic processes in a sandy prairie soil

Author(s): Quideau, S.A., and J.G. Bockheim
Publication Date: 1996
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 536-545