Dr. Annie Mercier

Annie Mercier

Bachelors:B.Sc. Université de Sherbrooke

M.Sc. Université du Québec à

Ph.D. Université du Québec à

(709) 864- 2011



Curriculum Vitae:

List of Scientific Publications

ResearchGate profile

Research Interests:

My research examines the interactions between benthic invertebrates and environmental factors at various scales. Research questions are addressed using a wide spectrum of approaches and techniques, typically combining field samplings and experimental trials with microscopic/cellular analyses. The focus is on endogenous and exogenous drivers of gamete synthesis, spawning, larval development, settlement, and growth. Breakthroughs of broad significance to biology, ecology, evolution and conservation made over the past few years include: (i) first evidence of lunar rhythms in the reproduction of deep-water taxa; (ii) first report of allogeneic fusion (chimerism) in a unitary organism; and (iii) first demonstration of a functional relationship between fish larvae and deep-sea corals. Applied research segments include the impact of ocean acidification and fisheries/aquaculture topics.


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


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