(Biography) My first experience in the Canadian Arctic was during the summer of 2008 when I spent a month on Bylot Island to study thermokarst ponds (Isabelle Laurion, INRS-ETE). In 2009, I worked for the Government of Canada at the CITES Scientific Authority (Endangered Species & Wildlife Conservation Division) on the impact of international trade on polar bear. Those experiences in and about the North inspired me to start a PhD project in the Canadian Arctic in 2010 to investigate the biodiversity of benthic invertebrates (ISMER-UQAR). My field sampling takes place aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, a vessel that other ArcticNet scientists use to undertake oceanographic researches in the Arctic. I’m an executive member of the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA). I work closely with Data Managers of the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) to make sure that ArcticNet students receive enough information about the way they have to upload their datasets after the end of their individual projects. Besides ArcticNet, I am a member of Quebec-Ocean and CHONe (Canadian Healthy Oceans Network). My research interests are: Aquatic ecology (oceanography and limnology), polar ecology, benthic diversity, biogeochemistry of mercury, water chemistry, communicating science, environmental law.
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Université du Québec à Rimouski
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