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


Rebecca Howman

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Environmental modification of marine benthic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in fjord systems.

Phone : 581-688-1152

Research Interests

  • Benthic ecology
  • Bioturbation-ecosystem relationships
  • The effect of environmental stressors on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


2023 - present
PhD in Oceanography
Universite Laval, Canada
Environmental modification of marine benthic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in fjordic systems.

2019 - 2023
MSc Marine Biology
University of Southampton, UK
The impact of changes in functionally important behaviour in response to varying abiotic conditions, on the plausibility of successful translocation of an endangered polychaete worm (Armandia cirrhosa).

Research Experience

Research trip (July 2023)
Solan, M., Godbold, J.A., Cundy, A., Williams, T.J., Howman, R.M.
NERC/UK Arctic Office
Building and enabling UK-Greenland research capacity to address effects of anthropogenic stressors on benthic ecosystems.

Research assistant (April 2023)
Solan, M., Godbold, J.A., Howman, R.M.
University of Southampton
Establishing survivorship of the Lagoon sandworm (Armandia cirrhosa) in differing environmental conditions.

Research assistant (January 2023)
Solan, M., Cundy, A., Godbold, J.A., Kassem, H.
Natural England
A synthesis of factors controlling seagrass health: contaminants.

Research assistant (October 2022)
Solan, M., Reed, A.J., Howman, R.M.
Natural England
Getting to know the Lagoon sandworm Armandia cirrhosa: Ecology Investigation.

Research assistant (March 2022)
Godbold JA, Solan M, Hardege JD, Wollenberg-Valero K, Garcia C, Bolam SG, Parker R,
Implications of intraspecific trait variability across different environmental conditions for projections of marine ecosystem futures.




Das, M., Howman, R., Sanders, T. & Godbold, J. The impact of short-term hypoxia on the behaviour of Amphiura chiajei. 6th Nereis Park International Conference & Bioturbation thematic school, 22-26 August 2022, Logonna Daoulas, France