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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. 4880


Maurice Levasseur

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Professor (ULaval)

Phone : 418-656-3207
Fax : 418-656-2339

Maurice Levasseur is a professor in oceanography at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He worked as a researcher and head of the Primary Productivity Section for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans before moving to Université Laval to hold the Canada Research Chair on Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate. Maurice's main interest focuses on the interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere, including the impact of dust and ash deposition on plankton ecosystems and their capacity to produce the climate active gas dimethylsulfide (DMS). He has worked in different environments, including the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of SOLAS (Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study), and formally led the Canadian SOLAS program (2002- 2007), the Arctic SOLAS program (2008-2011) and the joint Québec-China research program on the impact of Asian dust on the Northeast Subarctic Pacific. Maurice is currently Chair of Theme 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of the NETCARE research program.