Dr. Annie Mercier

Annie Mercier

Bachelors:B.Sc. Université de Sherbrooke

Masters:
M.Sc. Université du Québec à
Rimouski


Doctoral:
Ph.D. Université du Québec à
Rimouski


Telephone:
(709) 864- 2011

E-mail:
amercier@mun.ca

Website:
www.ucs.mun.ca/~amercier/

Curriculum Vitae:
CV

List of Scientific Publications

ResearchGate profile

Research Interests:

My research examines the interactions between macrobenthic organisms and environmental factors at various scales, typically combining field samplings and experimental trials with microscopic/cellular and biochemical analyses. The focus is on life-history strategies that have evolved in extreme and/or climate-change-sensitive environments (deep sea, cold waters). Breakthroughs in biology, ecology, evolution and conservation were made by my team over the past decade: (i) first evidence of lunar rhythms in the reproduction of deep-water taxa; (ii) first direct evidence of allogeneic fusion (chimerism) in a deuterostome; (iii) first demonstration of a functional relationship between fish larvae and deep-sea corals; (iv) first demonstration of active buoyancy adjustment leading to rapid dispersal in so-called sedentary benthic animals. Applied research segments include the impact of ocean acidification and various aspects of fisheries and aquaculture.

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I also write for popular magazines. See our contribution to the April 2008 issue of Canadian Geographic.

Daily Planet segment on Mercier Lab (Discovery Channel, aired April 2013)

Video clip produced by Radio-Canada on Mercier Lab (January 2012, in French)

External Mercier Lab Website

Contact

Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000