Dr. Annie Mercier

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My research broadly examines the interactions between animals that live on the seabed and environmental factors at various scales, typically combining field samplings and experimental trials (incl. mesocosms) with microscopic/cellular and biochemical analyses. I have touched on various fields, such as chemical ecology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, taxonomy, immunobiology and trophic ecology. The focus of my fundamental research is on life-history strategies that have evolved in extreme or climate-change-sensitive environments (deep sea; cold-temperate and polar regions). My applied research segments centre on the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors on marine organisms, and on helping to develop sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices.

More details on my research in my lab's website.

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