Laboratoire Arago - UMR 7621
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This work is funded by the MENR, the CNRS and the program ANR – VASIREMI.
Modelling, coastal area, food web, bentho-pelagic coupling, ecology, Marennes-Oléron, ECO3M.
This PhD focuses on marine coastal ecosystems. In such ecosystems,
fauna might be of very high diversity in terms of taxa, individual
sizes and functional groups. Organisms might have different forms through
their life cycle. Identifying the major groups that can form homogeneous
compartments and the links between those is an important issue in marine
ecosystem theoretical modelling.
Elaborate a bentho-pelagic coupled model of the Marennes-Oléron Bay taking into account the physical environment such as temperature, tide and hydrodynamics (VASIREMI project).
Moritz, C.M., Montagnes, D., Carleton, J.H., Wilson, D., McKinnon, A.D., 2006. The potential role of microzooplankton in a northwestern Australian pelagic food web. Marine Biology Research, 2, pp. 1-13.
Guarini, J.M., Sari, N., Moritz, C.M. Modelling the dynamics of the microalgal biomass in semi-enclosed shallow-water ecosystems. Submitted to Ecological Modelling.
Moritz, C.M., McKinnon, A.D., Carleton, J.H. Summer variation in abundance and biomass of microzooplankton of the North West Cape, Australia (poster). AMSA Conference, 6-9 july 2004, Hobart (Tasmania, Australia).