Guillaume Marie

Université du Québec à Rimouski

📅 Tuesday, February 6 15:15

Biography
Guillaume Marie is Professor of Coastal Zone Geography at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. After working on the geomorphology of the volcanic rocky coasts of the Hawaiian archipelago as part of his PhD in geography (Université de Bretagne Occidentale), he took part in a multidisciplinary research-action program on the enhancement of the maritime cultural heritage of Brittany's coastlines. Since 2011, he has been an associate professor at the Coastal Geoscience Research Chair within the Coastal Zone Dynamics and Integrated Management Laboratory, and also a member of the Archaeology and Heritage Laboratory. His research, both fundamental and applied, is organized around three axes: (1) the morphodynamics of rocky coasts, (2) the characterization and prevention of coastal risks, and (3) coastal cultural heritage.

Guillaume Marie

Jasmin Godbold

Southampton University

📅 Wednesday, February 7 13:30 p.m.

Biography
Jasmin is a Professor in Marine Ecology at the University of Southampton and head of the Marine Biology and Ecology Research group in the School of Ocean and Earth Science. Recently, Jasmin was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Université Laval.

Jasmin's research focuses on the effects of environmental change and human activities on benthic biodiversity, species trait expression and trait-driven processes that underpin soft-sediment ecosystem functioning. She uses a combination of laboratory and in-situ model systems, as well as observational studies in coastal and shelf-sea environments across temperate and polar sediment ecosystems to better understand how environmental history, habitat complexity and population dynamics affect species responses to environmental change and human activities. She has led and been engaged in a range of NERC-funded projects specifically focussing on the effects of climate warming, ocean acidification, microplastics and other pressures on benthic biodiversity, carbon storage and nutrient cycling in soft sediments. Currently, her focus is on understanding the cumulative effects of the expansion of offshore wind, including the effects of underwater noise and electromagnetic fields, and climate change on benthic ecosystems. Further, Jasmin recently secured funding to specifically assess the effects of bottom trawling on benthic biodiversity and carbon storage.

Jasmin Godbold
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