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


Maxime Geoffroy

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PhD Student

Phone : 418-688-8846
Fax : 418-656-2339


Ph.D. Oceanography (2012 – Present)
Advisors: Louis Fortier and Stéphane Gauthier
Université Laval, Canada

M.Sc. Biology (2008-2011)
Advisor: Louis Fortier
Université Laval, Canada

B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (2001-2006)
University of Ottawa, Canada

BSc Génie mécanique (2001-2006)
Université d'Ottawa, Ontario

Research Interests:

  • Bioacoustics
  • Fisheries sonar and echosounder technology
  • Arctic oceanography
  • Ecology of arctic fish and marine mammals
  • Impacts of climate change


Darnis, G., Robert, D., Pomerleau, C., Link, H., Archambault, P., Nelson, R., Geoffroy, M., Tremblay, J.-É., Lovejoy, C., Ferguson, S., Hunt, B., and Fortier, L. (2012). Current state and trends in Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems: II. Heterotrophic food web, pelagic-benthic coupling, and biodiversity, Clim. Change 115, 179-205.

Geoffroy, M., Robert, D., Darnis, G., Fortier, L. (2011) The aggregation of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) in the deep Atlantic layer of ice-covered Amundsen Gulf (Beaufort Sea) in winter. Polar Biology 34, 1959-1971

May, I., Carlson, D., Ardyna, M., Geoffroy, M., Heikkilä, M. (2011) Letter-to-the-Editor: Making Science Animations – New Possibilities for Making Science Accessible to the Public. Polar Research 30,15315

Benoit, D., Simard, Y., Gagné, J., Geoffroy, M., Fortier L. (2010) From polar night to midnight sun: photoperiod, seal predation, and the diel vertical migrations of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) under landfast ice in the Arctic Ocean. Polar Biology 33, 1505-1520

Book Chapters:

Fortier, L., Darnis, G., Robert, D., Link, H., Geoffroy, M., Forest, A., Wold, A., Archambault, P., Piepenburg, D., Hop, H., Falk-Petersen, S. (2012) Food Webs. in Barber, D., Tjaden, T., Leitch, D., Barber, L., Chan, W. (eds.) On the edge: From knowledge to action during the fourth International Polar Year Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (2007-2008). University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, pp. 79-94.

Technical Reports:

Geoffroy, M., Rousseau, S., Pyc, C., (2012) 2011 Beaufort Sea Active Acoustics Survey for Marine Mammal and Pelagic Fish Detection. Québec, Canada, 54 pp.

Geoffroy, M., Bisson Gauthier, L., (2011) Beaufort Sea Data Mining Project. Québec, Canada, 156 pp.