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Prof. Urania CHRISTAKI

Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géoscience, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Wimereux, France.

Research interests (more information here)
Microbial Ecology. Microbial trophodynamics, ranging from bacterial activities to the feeding selectivity of protozoa, and to the relationships of microbes with higher level mesozooplankton and biogeochemistry. Utilizing molecular tools to explore microeucaryote diversity in a functional and ecological context.

Prof. Dominique DAVOULT

Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France.

Research interests
Benthic ecology. Functioning of coastal shallow and intertidal benthic systems : diversity (habitat diversity, species diversity of macro algae and macrofauna), primary production, respiration and trophic fluxes measurements. Prof. D. Davoult formerly studied benthic communities in the Eastern English Channel, particularly the subtidal "peebles with epifauna" community and intertidal soft sediments.

Prof. Jean-Claude DAUVIN

Laboratoire Morphodynamique continentale et Côtière, CNRS UMR 6143 M2C, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, Caen, France.

Research interests (more information here, and there)

Approche écosystémique de l’écosystème littoral et côtier Manche-Mer du Nord à plusieurs échelles de temps et d’espace (de la semaine au long terme ; de l’échelle locale à la méso-échelle). Impacts anthropiques sur les habitats marins : pollution pétrolière, eutrophisation, extraction de granulats, implantation d’éoliennes en mer. Relations benthospélagos : processus biologiques à l’interface eau-sédiment. Fonctionnement et production biologique des écosystèmes benthiques. Cumul d’Impacts. Modélisation des réseaux trophique. Evolution à long-terme. Fonctionnement, gestion et préservation de l’écosystème de l’estuaire de la Seine. Inventaire de la faune de la Manche. Développement durable et préservation du patrimoine naturel littoral.

Dr. Rodney FORSTER

Institute for Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull

Research interests

Rodney's research is on the responses of aquatic plants and algae to their environment, and wider aspects of coastal ecosystem structure and function. He uses a combination of in situ autonomous measurements and remote techniques and is currently working on the project 'FP7-HIGHROC' which prepares users for the arrival of new satellite data from the Sentinel series.

Prof. Virginie GAULLIER

Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géosciences, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.

Research interests (more information here)

Pr. Virginie Gaullier is a marine geologist whose research is focused on interactions between thick-skinned tectonics (geodynamics), thin-skinned tectonics (salt or shale gravity tectonics) and sedimentation on continental margins and in oceanic basins using geological and geophysical data, especially in the Mediterranean Domain. Since four years, she also develops a project dedicated to an integrated study of the Eastern English Channel in order to constrain the sedimentary architecture of the Dieppe-Hampshire basin and to better assess the tectonics and associated seismic risks of this complex area.


Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géosciences, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Wimereux, France.

Research interests (more information here)
Dr. Eric Goberville is a research associate at the Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Geosciences (Wimereux, France) and at the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (Plymouth, UK)He is trained as both an ecologist and a modeller. His research interests include: (1) to investigate and project the impacts of global change on biodiversity at a macroecological scale, (2) to quantify the influence of climate and anthropogenic forcing on ecosystems and (3) to elaborate procedures and indicators to evaluate the state of systems."

Prof. Arnaud HEQUETTE

Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géoscience, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Dunkerque, France.

Research interests
Pr. Arnaud Héquette is a coastal geomorphologist specializing in coastal morphodynamics and sediment transport. His research particularly concerns the morphodynamic response of shoreface and unconsolidated shorelines to sea-level variations at different time scales, ranging from short time scale storm events to longer term eustatic sea-level change. He has worked form more than 30 years on shoreline dynamics in several regions of the world including western Europe, Svalbard and the Canadian Arctic.


Key Laboratory for Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science, Qingdao, China.

Research interests
Dr. Jenkinson is specialized in plankton ecology, and in particular to a new emerging field referred to as thalassorheology that incorporates rheological and surface science to a better understanding of plankton ecology.


Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer), Laboratoire Resources Halieutique, Boulogne sur Mer, France.

Research interests
Fisheries dynamics, ecosystem modelling

Prof. Christopher MCQUAID

Rhodes University, South Africa.

Research interests (more information here)

Prof. McQuaid's work encompasses a variety of questions related to the dynamics of intertidal and coastal ecosystems including invasive species, thermal ecology, ecophysiology, genetic diversity and foraging ecology.

Prof. Benoit SAUTOUR

UMR CNRS 5805 EPOC (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux) - OASU, Station Marine d'Arcachon, Université de Bordeaux, Arcachon, France.

Research interests (more information here)

Plankton dynamics in estuarine systems, bioindicators, climate-driven changes in coastal marine systems, evaluation of coastal perturbations

Prof. Alexei SENTCHEV

Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géoscience, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Wimereux, France.

Research interests (more information here)
Alexei Sentchev is a Physical Oceanographer with over 20 years experience of research in France, Russia, and Vietnam. His background is in ocean physics, coastal oceanography, modelling, remote sensing of currents and in situ measurements. Since four years his research is focused on marine energy, especially tidal stream energy and marine engineering. He is involved in big national and European projects in marine renewables. Alexei is affiliated with the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) and the University of Littoral, where he is Professor. He also contributes to teaching and research activities at the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi in Vietnam.

Dr. Laurent SEURONT

Laboratoire d'Océanographie et de Géoscience, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG,  Wimereux, France.

Research interests (more information here)
Biophysical couplings and behavioral ecology of organisms ranging from bacteria to marine mammals. L. Seuront aims at understanding how cognition and behavioral complexity are adaptive to the space-time heterogeneity of the abiotic and biotic properties of their environment at scales relevant to the biology and ecology of individual organisms. The individual scale is fundamentally considered as a keystone component of the structure and functioning of ecosystems, in particular in response to various natural and anthropogenic stressors. His interdisciplinary approach is based on a constant interaction between in situ and ex situ experimentation, numerical analysis and modeling. 

Dr. Nicolas SPILMONT

Laboratoire d'Océanographie et de Géoscience, CNRS UMR 8187 LOG, Université de Lille 1 -  Sciences et Technologies, Wimereux, France.

Research interests (more information here)
Intertidal benthic ecology. His current research projects focus on (i) the colonization of the French coast of the english Channel by introduced shore crabs (Hemigrapsus sp.) and (ii) the benthic diversity of natural and anthropogenic intertidal hard substrates. These studies combine both field surveys and laboratory experiments (e.g. behavioral analyses). N. Spilmont is also involved in studies on the impact of anthropogenic activities (e.g. dredging) on subtidal benthic communities.