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Etienne Godin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Western University
Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)
Dept. of Earth Sciences

Research Interest

Research Interests

Periglacial geomorphology, permafrost and cold region processes, planetary analogs, ground ice.



Gray, J., G. Davesne, D. Fortier, and E. Godin. (2017). “Nonlinear Thermal and Moisture Response of Ice-Wedge The Thermal Regime of Mountain Permafrost at the Summit of Mont Jacques-Cartier in the Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, Canada: A 37 Year Record of Fluctuations showing an Overall Warming Trend.” Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28(1) 266-274. doi:10.1002/ppp.1903.

Costard, F., A. Sejourne, J. Kargel and E. Godin. (2016) "Modeling and observational occurrences of near-surface drainage in Utopia Planitia, Mars." Geomorphology, 275, 80 - 89. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.034

Godin, E., D. Fortier, and E. Lévesque. (2016). “Nonlinear Thermal and Moisture Response of Ice-Wedge Polygons to Permafrost Disturbance Increases Heterogeneity of High Arctic Wetland.” Biogeosciences 13 (5): 1439–52. doi:10.5194/bg-13-1439-2016

Godin, E., D. Fortier, and S. Coulombe. (2014). “Effects of Thermo-Erosion Gullying on Hydrologic Flow Networks, Discharge and Soil Loss.” Journal Article. Environmental Research Letters 9 (10): 105010. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105010.

Godin, E., D. Fortier. (2012). “Geomorphology of a Thermo-Erosion Gully, Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada.” Journal Article. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 49 (8): 979–86. doi:10.1139/e2012-015.

Recent Abstracts

Conference Proceedings

Godin, E., C.M. Caudill and G.R. Osinski. (2017) "Imagery as a Multi-Scale Investigation Tool during the CANMARS 2016 MSR Analogue Mission." Abstract 1933 -  48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, USRA, The Woodlands, TX, USA

Godin, E. , A. Pontefract, T.N. Harrison, and G.R. Osinski. (2017) "Characterization of Gullies and their Controls at Thomas Lee Inlet, Devon Island, Nunavut, and considerations as Analogues to Mars." Abstract 1579 -  48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, USRA, The Woodlands, TX, USA

Godin. E. and G.R. ,Osinski. (2016). “The Haughton Impact Structure as an Analogue to Mars: Polygons and the Nature of their Depositional Environment.” Conference Abstract 6039 -Sixth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration- Reykjavik, Iceland

Veillette, A., D. Fortier, and E. Godin. (2015). “Contrasting Patterns of Thermo-Erosion Gullies Formed in Syngenetic Ice Wedge Polygonal Terrains on Bylot Island, Eastern Canadian Arctic: Case Studies from Three Different Sedimentary Environments.” In Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Canadian Geotechnical Conference & Seventh Canadian Permafrost Conference. Quebec, Quebec, Canada.

Godin, E., D. Fortier. (2012). “Fine-Scale Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Multiple Thermo-Erosion Gully Development on Bylot Island, Eastern Canadian Archipelago.” Conference Proceedings. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, edited by Kenneth M. Hinkel, 1:125–30. Salerkhard, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia: The Northern Publisher Salekhard.

Godin, E., and D. Fortier. (2010). “Geomorphology of Thermo-Erosion Gullies - Case Study from Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada.” Conference Proceedings. In Proceedings of the Sixty-Third Canadian Geotechnical Conference & Sixth Canadian Permafrost Conference, 1:1540–7. Calgary, Canada.

Fortier, D., E. Godin, M. Kanevskiy, and M Allard. (2009). “Middle Pleistocene (?) Buried Glacial Ice on Bylot Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago.” EOS Transactions Fall Meeting EOS. Suppl. 90 (52): C41A–0438.

Degrees Obtained

Degree Obtained

Ph.D. Geography (2016)
Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC, Canada

Honours B. Sc. Geography (2009)
Université de Montréal
Montréal, QC, Canada