Contributing to the sustainable use of marine ecosystems
Ensuring a sustainable use of marine ecosystems in a constantly changing environment is a fascinating challenge! In this context, our lab contributes to the understanding the impacts of anthropogenic activities on marine ecosystems and aims to find solutions to mitigate negative impacts.
Specific interests include:
Monitoring and restoring coastal habitats
Interactive effects of climate change and fishing
Incorporating fish movement in stock assessment and management
June 2018 - Press. My work on the impacts of climate and conservation on the American lobster fishery has been in the news lately. Both the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor have highlighted my recent PNAS paper.
June 2018 - Paper. Our new paper on the nearhsore fish fauna of Bonne Bay has been published in Marine Biodiversity Records. Open access here .
June 2018 - New lab member: WELCOME to Rachel, a new M.Sc. student in the lab. Rachel will work on interpreting specific behaviours such as spawning and feeding from electronic tagging data.
June 2018 - Presentation: Arnault attended the 4th international symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Ocean in Washington DC where he presented his work on the American lobster fishery vulnerability and resilience to climate. Here is the presentation.
April 2018 - Presentation and press: Arnault talked about his work on climate and lobster fisheries at the Coastal Matters Speakers Series in Corner Brook. Following his presentation, Arnault was interviewed by NTV. Here is the interview.
March 2018 - Field work: We successfully deployed the first set of artifical reefs to create new habiats for lobster and juvenile cod in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Have a look this cool video of the deployment
March 2018 - New lab member: WELCOME to Paul, the new postdoctoral fellow in the lab. Paul will work on statistical modelling of movement of Atlantic halibut in the Northwest Atlantic.
January 2018 - Paper: My new paper on the impact of climate and conservation measures on the New England lobster fisheries is now published in PNAS and available online.
November 2017 - Presentation: Arnault attended the 10th international flatfish symposium in Saint Malo, France and presented his work on fish geolocation. Here is the presentation.
September 2017 - Funding and Press: The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc announced that Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research will receive $4.7 million as part of the Coastal Restoration Fund to restore eelgrass beds in Placentia Bay. I will be the lead on this intiative. This is exciting time for CFER and for the lab. Here are the links to the official press release and to my interview on the broadcast
September 2017 - New lab member: WELCOME to Andrés, the first student in my lab. Andrés will do a M.Sc. in Fisheries Science and Technology (Stock assessment stream) and will conduct research on spatio-temporal variation in northern shrimp life-history traits.
September 2017 - Paper. Our new paper on the effect of data resolution on dettection of key behaviours from satelitte tagging data is now avialble online in open access.
June 2017 - Paper. New paper on geolocation of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence revealing putative spawning areas. Paper online.
June 2017 - Presentation. Arnault presented his results on climate change and lobster fisheries at the 11th international conference and workshop on lobster biology and management in Portland Maine. Here is the presentation.