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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Andéol Bourgouin

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Marine ecology

Phone : 418-656-2131

Research Interests

My thesis focuses on the distribution of, and search for, prey by North Atlantic right whales. I create modeling tools to determine the impact of ecological processes and currents on the distribution of Calanus copepods, and use those models to understand how right whales find these copepods.
I ultimately aim to combine the use of models and fieldwork to study the ecology of remote areas including deep, polar and sub-polar ecosystems.


2021 - present
PhD in Oceanography
Université Laval, Canada
Depth distribution of Calanus copepods and North Atlantic right whales foraging areas

Master thesis
Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
Modelling the ecological niche of Greater Argentine (Argentina silus, actinopterygian) in terms of depth, according to its food acquisition strategy.

2018 - 2020
Master Modelisation in ecology
University Rennes 1, France

Research Experience

Engineer (2021)
Spatial modelling of benthic communities in the French Southern Lands
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris


1st prize in the national "Youth and Science" popularisation competition.