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Philippe Archambault
Université Laval

His training was conducted at the Universities of Montreal (BSc 1992) and Laval (PhD 1998), NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Australian Research Council (Sydney, Australia 1998-2000). He was a researcher for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (2000-2007), then professor at the Institute des Sciences de la Mer of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (2007-2016) and professor at Laval University since 2016. Philippe Archambault is a specialist in benthic ecology and the consequences of anthropic and natural disturbances on marine biodiversity and its functioning. In particular, he links fundamental and theoretical research on global change and its effects on ecosystems to support management. His work has served to develop marine protected areas and provide scientific advice nationally and internationally at a very high level of environmental management (eg, DFO, United Nations).

Through his dynamism, his great diplomacy and his leadership he became the director of the cross-sectoral innovation network ‘Notre Golfe' of FQRNT. He has also been a coleader of a theme of the NSERC's Canadian Healthy Ocean Network (CHONe) since 2008 and colead one of the Sentinel North Themes. He is the lead researcher on projects in ArcticNet, Sentinel North, and CHONe in addition to being the chairman of the 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2018 conference, for which he won the Palais des congrès Ambassadors Club Award. of Montreal - Quebec Research Fund. He has more than 104 scientific papers in rank A journals (with 4 selected as 'Feature Article' or Editor's Choice), 15 book chapters and he has edited a book: Hydrocarbons in the Gulf of St. Lawrence : economic and environmental issues. He participated in five IRIS chapters and is involved involved in the State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report of the CAFF and the — World Ocean Assessment I (UNEP), particularly the Arctic section. He co-organized two aquatic invasive species (AIS) knowledge transfer workshops in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Kuujjuaq, Nunavik in 2015. The purpose of these workshops was to disseminate knowledge gained from Arctic-relevant aquatic invasive projects to northern decision makers and communities and to gain feedback on concerns, issues, and directions for future AIS monitoring and research in the region. He is regularly invited to provide scientific advice to the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat and sits, for example, on the Scientific Advisory Committees of Ocean Network Canada, CHONe and Quebec-Oceans. Philippe Archambault has a unifying behavior and he has a positive influence in the research management committee in which he participates.


Project Leader

Hidden Biodiversity and Vulnerability of Hard-Bottom and Surrounding Environments in the Canadian Arctic

Arc3Bio (Marine Biodiversity, Biological Productivity and Biogeochemistry in the Changing Canadian Arctic)

Project Member

Monitoring Marine Biodiversity with eDNA; a New Cost-Effective Method to Track Rapid Arctic Changes

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