Nicolas Le Corre, Postdoctoral Fellow

Memorial University/DFO (St. John’s)

Coming from Brittany in France, I did my Master’s degree in Bordeaux University and Australia on invertebrates/phytobenthos interactions. Then, I did my Ph.D. in Quebec at Laval and McGill University on recruitment and connectivity of mussel populations. I am now established as a postdoc in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Supervisor(s): Dr. Pierre Pepin, Dr. Paul Snelgrove and Dr. Guoqi Han

Start to Finish: 7/2016 to 6/2018

CHONe Project: 1.2.2. Spatial management strategies for Atlantic populations of northern shrimp in a changing environment

Project Title: Larval dispersal of the northern shrimp on the Newfoundland and Labrador shelf.

Project Description:

The main objective of our project is to develop a biophysical model that will provide a realistic representation of the Northern shrimps (Pandalus borealis and P. montagui) larval dispersal. Using a Connectivity Modeling System and oceanographic data, we will generate different scenarios of larval dispersal and potential production considering the impact of environmental (e.g., temperature, density) and biological drivers (e.g., larval vertical distribution, behavior, growth). This project will help to determine the scale of connectivity and its variability among benthic populations in Eastern Canada water.