Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Life and Ecosystems

Abiotic components of the ecosystems

Mapping the relationships between seafloor characteristics and organisms

Abiotic components are the geological, chemical, and physical factors that are active in a given environment. We study the relationships between the seafloor characteristics and the organisms, which can be characterized in habitat mapping studies. We also study the hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, and biogeochemical fluxes in key ecosystems and the effects of anthropogenic physical alterations (trawling, dredging, marine infrastructures) and their consequences.