Pr. Mélanie Trudel, ing., Ph.D.


Adjunct Professor

Field of expertise


Hydrological modelling, Hydraulic modelling, Contribution of remote sensing to water resource management, Impact of climate change on water resources.

Research Activities


  • Soil moisture study using remote sensing
  • Estimation of lake and river water levels using remote sensing
  • Data assimilation in hydrology and hydraulics
  • Impact of climate change on floodplains
  • Study of ecological services related to water resources using modelling and remote sensing

Teaching


  • GCI 723 CAO Hydraulics
  • GCI 102 Probabilistic methods in civil engineering

Recent scientific communications


Articles published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Trudel M, Doucet-Généreux P-L, Leconte R. 2017. Assessing river low-flow uncertainties related to hydrological model calibration and structure under climate change conditions. Climate. 5(1)
  • Bergeron J, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2016, Combined assimilation of streamflow and snow water equivalent for mid-term ensemble streamflow forecasts in snow-dominated regions, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 4375–4389
  • Marcil G-K, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2016, Using Remotely Sensed MODIS Snow Product for the Management of Reservoirs in a Mountainous Canadian Watershed, Water Resources Management, 30(8), p 2735-2747
  • Rondeau-Genesse G, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2016, Monitoring snow wetness in an Alpine Basin using combined C-band SAR and MODIS data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, p 304-317
  • Trudel M, Doucet-Généreux P-L, Leconte R, Côté B, 2016, Vulnerability of Water Demand and Aquatic Habitat in the Context of Climate Change and Analysis of a No-Regrets Adaptation Strategy: Study of the Yamaska River Basin, Canada, Journal of hydrologic engineering, 21 (2), 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001298, 05015025
  • Huaringa Alvarez U F, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2014, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change Using a Reservoir Management Tool to a Northern Watershed: Application to Lièvre River Watershed, Quebec, Canada, Water Resource Management, 28, p. 3667-3680
  • Trudel M, Leconte R, Paniconi C, 2014 Analysis of the hydrological response of a distributed physically-based model using post-assimilation (EnKF) diagnostics of streamflow and in situ soil moisture observations, 2013, Journal of Hydrology, Vol 514, 192-201
International conferences with a reading committee
  • Leconte R, Bergeron J, Cantin J-F, Fiset J-M, Fortin V, Langlois S, Llanet Siles G, Peters D, Pietroniro A, Stiff D, Trudel M, Yang D. 2017. An Overview of SWOT related hydrologic research in Canada, with a focus on the St.Lawrence and Peace Athabasca Delta projects, EOsummit, 20-22 juin, Montréal, Canada
  • Peters D J, Baird D J, Brico B, Cantin J-F, Fiset J-M, Fortin V, Leconte R, Niemann O, Pietroniro A, Saint-Jean R, Llanet Siles G, Skelly R, Stiff D, Trudel M, Yang D, 2016. An Overview of SWOT Related Research in Canada, with a Focus on the Peace-Athabasca Delta Region. AGU Fall Meeting, 12-16 déc. 2016. San Francisco, USA
  • Bergeron J, Trudel M, Leconte, R, 2016. Using multivariate data assimilation to reduce streamflow bias in the presence of biased input. HEPEX workshop, 6-8 juin 2016. Québec, Canada
  • Rondeau-Genesse G, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2015. Utilisation d’images à haute résolution à partir d’un véhicule aérien sans pilote pour le suivi et la caractérisation de couverts de glace fluviale. 16ième congrès de l’Association québécoise de télédétection, 28-30 oct. 2015, Québec, Canada
  • Ste-Marie A, Haguma D, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2015. Impact des pratiques agricoles sur la qualité de l’eau du bassin versant de la rivière Tomifobia dans un contexte de changements climatiques. RHQ2015 : La recherche hydrologique au Québec : état des lieux et perspectives. 9-10 juin 2015. Montréal, Canada
  • Doucet-Généreux P-L, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2015. Choix d’un critère de calage pour la simulation des étiages avec les modèles hydrologiques GR4J et SWAT. RHQ2015 : La recherche hydrologique au Québec : état des lieux et perspectives. 9-10 juin 2015. Montréal, Canada
  • Bergeron J, Trudel M, Leconte R, 2015. Does bias correction still matter in multi-observation data assimilation for streamflow predictions? Eastern Snow Conference, 9-11 juin 2015, Sherbrooke, Canada