Professional background

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier, (Chairholder Marcel Babin) from 2011 to 2017. 

  • Programming of a processing chain to compute biological, chemical and physical products on a grid from satellite images from the NASA and other organizations.
  • Programming of primary productivity algorithms.
  • Production of daily sea ice concentration maps for the operations of the ice camps Green Edge 2015 and 2016 at Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut.
  • Redaction of Use cases and Software Requirement Specifications (SRS).

Academic background

My research interests are digital modeling and marine ecology. I started a Ph.D. at Laval University in 2017 in the laboratory of Frédéric Maps. The title of my thesis research project is the Study of the effects of the sea ice cover retreat on the phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean. I completed a B.Sc. in Medical Biology (UQTR 2002), a DESS in Bioinformatics (UQAM 2004) and a MSc in Computer Science (University of Montreal 2007). I worked as a research professional in the laboratory of Marcel Babin at Laval University doing scientific programming for remote sensing from 2011 to 2017. Mes domaines de recherche sont la modélisation numérique et l'écologie marine. J'ai commencé un doctorat à l'Université Laval en 2017 dans le laboratoire de Frédéric Maps. Le titre de mon projet de recherche de thèse est Étude des effets du retrait du couvert de glace de mer sur le phytoplancton de l'océan Arctique. J'ai complété un B. Sc. en biologie médicale (UQTR 2002), un DÉSS en bio-informatique (UQÀM 2004) et un M. Sc. en informatique (Université de Montréal 2007). J'ai travaillé comme professionnel de recherche au laboratoire de Marcel Babin à l'Université Laval en tant que programmeur scientifique en télédétection de 2011 à 2017.

Research interests

Digital modeling Marine ecology Numerical ecology Acidification and phytoplankton

Ongoing research projects

The title of my thesis research project is the Study of the effects of the sea ice cover retreat on the phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean. I study the effects of sea ice on phytoplankton at the seasonal, spatial and interannual scales. At the seasonal scale, I study the effects of the seasonal variation of the sea ice cover on the community structure. During my numerical experiments, I pay special attention at the impact of the choice of the method for averaging nonlinear processes at the sub-grid level. One of my goal is to quantify the relative importance of light conditions and stratification conditions during sea ice melting on the initiation of the phytoplankton spring bloom in the Arctic Ocean. The tools I use to answer these questions are the general circulation model MITgcm and the biogeochemical model DARWIN