B.Sc. (2014) in Geosciences, Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Montpellier II Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. (2016) in Oceanography and Marine Environments, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne VI)
Ph.D. (2017-) in Biology, University of Bergen (pending acceptance into the program)
Areas of expertise and interest
My major research interest lies in zooplankton biology and ecology, specifically in how aquaculture and other anthropogenic activities have an impact over zooplankton populations. During the second year of my Master’s Degree I had the opportunity to choose an area of specialization, mine being pelagic ecosystems and the effects of human activities on them. In this context, my master’s thesis focused on the effects of an anti-sea lice chemotherapeutant, hydrogen peroxide, on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp..
- Biological oceanography
- Marine Ecology
- Pelagic ecosystems
- Zooplankton behavior and ecology
- Effects of aquaculture on plankton
Taormina, B., C. Di Poic, A.-L. Agnalt, A. Carlier, N. Desroy, R.H. Escobar-Lux, J.-F. D’eu, F. Freytet, C.M.F. Durif. 2020. Impact of magnetic fields generated by AC/DC submarine power cables on the behavior of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Aquatic Toxicology 220: doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105401.
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Escobar, R.H., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, A.-L. Agnalt, A.B. Skiftesvik, O.B. Samuelsen & C.M.F. Durif. 2019. The effects of hydrogen peroxide on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp. Facets 4: 1–12. doi: 10.1139/facets-2019-0011.
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