Philippe Archambault

Charlotte Carrier-Belleau

PhD Researcher

Icompleted a university degree in public communication and a Bachelor of Science in freshwater and marine ecology from Université Laval, in Quebec City. I am now doing my PhD in Philippe Archambault’s benthic ecology laboratory (UL, Quebec City) with Christian Nozais (UQAR, Rimouski) as a codirector. My current research focuses on the effect of multiple stressors on benthic freshwater and marine ecosystems. Using experimental approaches, I’m interested in looking at responses ranging from the individual to ecosystem functions and services. I am also interested in how individuals and ecosystems can recover after being exposed to multiple stressors and different intensities of single stressors. I got involved in Land2Sea right after my passage from the master to the PhD, in the winter of 2019. I am part of the work package 6 (tipping points and early warning signals) as I will be looking at the effect of nutrient enrichment and salinity variation on a freshwater gastropod. I am also contributing to work package 3 (impacts of multiple pressures on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in freshwater and coastal marine habitats) by conduction a multiple stressor experiment at Malahide Marina in collaboration with Tasman Crowe and his team (UCD). Finally, I will be contributing to work package 4 (consequences of changing biodiversity and ecosystem functioning for ecosystem services and economic, social and cultural benefits) for the case study of the St. Lawrence Estuary.