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Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Laurent Oziel

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Phone : 418-656-2131 #3198
Fax : 418-656-2339


2012-2015. PhD in Oceanography
LOCEAN-IPSL Laboratory, University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne University,
Paris, France. “Variability of the Barents Sea and its impacts on the phytoplankton during the last
decades”. Supervisors: Senior scientist Emeritus Dr. Jean-Claude Gascard, Senior lecturer Jérôme Sirven
and Dr. Michel Crépon

2011-2012. Master in Marine Chemistry
European Institute of Marine Sciences (IUEM), University of West Britany, France

2009-2011. Master in Earth Science: Ocean, Continent and Atmosphere
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada

2006-2009. Bachelor in Chemistry and Physiscs
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France

Research Interests :

Phytoplankton dynamics in polar regions, time-series, phenology and trends.
Ocean Colour Remote Sensing, phytoplankton biomass algorithms and primary production.
Environmental factors, light availability, mixing regimes and nutrients.
Physical interactions, Role for meso-scale features (fronts and eddies) on phytoplankton.


Post-doctoral fellow at Takuvik and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Ocean
Canada, Halifax, Canada, NSERC-CRSNG. “In search of long term trends of arctic ocean color observations from the late 70’s to present: impact of receding sea ice”
Supervisors: Dr. Emmanuel Devred, Prof. Marcel Babin


Neukermans G., L.Oziel, M. Babin, 2018. Increased intrusion of warming Atlantic water leads
to rapid expansion of temperate phytoplankton in the Arctic, Global Change Biology,

Oziel L., G. Neukermans, M. Ardyna, C. Lancelot, J-L. Tison, P. Wassmann, D. Ruiz-Pino, J.
Sirven, and J. C. Gascard, 2017. Role for Atlantic inflows and sea ice loss on shifting
phytoplankton blooms in the Barents Sea. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2016JC012582.

Oziel.L, Sirven.J. and J-C. Gascard, 2017, The Barents Sea Polar Front and water masses
variability (1980-2011). Ocean Science. doi:10.5194/os-12-169-2016

Conference papers:

Field.M., Beguery.L., Oziel.L. and J-C. Gascard, 2015, Barents Sea Monitoring with a SEA
EXPLORER glider. OCEAN15, Geneva, Italy.

In preparation:

Oziel L., M. Ardyna, P. Massicote, E. Devred, M. Babin. In search of long term ocean color
time-series from late 70s to present: impact of receding sea ice.

Oziel L., P. Massicote, M. Ardyna, J-B. Sallée, E. Devred, R, Ingvaldsen, J-C Gascarg, M. Babin. Increasing Atlantic Water advection reinforce temperate phytoplankton species in the Arctic Ocean.

Ardyna M., L. Lacour, M. Rembauville, F. D’Ovidio, J.-B. Sallée, L. Oziel, E. Boss, K.S. Johnson,
H. Claustre. Latitudinal contrasted annual phytoplankton cycles in phenology and biomass in the Southern Ocean: Mechanisms behind bloom initiation, magnitude and export. In prep. to Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Marchese C., L. Oziel, I. Yashayaev, S. Belanger. Anomalous mesoscale activity leads to massive phytoplankton spring bloom in the Labrador Sea

L. Oziel, P. Massicotte, A.Randelhoff, A. Vladoiu, P. Bouruet-Aubertot, M-N. Houssais, M. Babin. Under-ice physical forcing evolution in a landfast ice-covered fjord, Canadian Arctic.