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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2078
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 5193


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 Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair on Plankton-Climate interactions. He is director of Quebec- Ocean, a network regrouping marine scientists and students from four institutions in the province of Quebec, and is director of the joint UQAR-U Laval PhD program in oceanography. 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. During recent years, he has lead 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.