Dr. Annie Mercier
My research broadly examines the interactions between animals that live on the seabed and environmental factors at various scales, typically combining field samplings and experimental trials (incl. mesocosms) with microscopic/cellular and biochemical analyses. I have touched on various fields, such as chemical ecology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, taxonomy, immunobiology and trophic ecology. The focus of my fundamental research is on life-history strategies that have evolved in extreme or climate-change-sensitive environments (deep sea; cold-temperate and polar regions). My applied research segments centre on the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors on marine organisms, and on helping to develop sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices.
More details on my research in my lab's website.
Media coverage & engagement
- CBC Land & Sea segment on Mercier Lab (from 15:40, originally aired in February 2020).
- Welcome to the Mercier Lab (created by the grad students in fall 2020).
- Radio-Canada feature on deep-sea work released on 26 April 2019 (in French).
- Radio-Canada feature on sea cucumber work released on 12 April 2019 (in French).
- Our contribution to the April 2008 issue of Canadian Geographic.
- Video of Daily Planet segment (Discovery Channel, aired April 2013) -- and photos of the shooting with Mercier Lab
- External Mercier Lab Website