Ludovic PASCAL

Université du Québec à Rimouski
Postdoctoral fellow candidate

Supervisor: Christian Nozais
Archambault, Philippe; Bernatchez, Pascal; Chaillou, Gwenaëlle
Start: 2018-01-08
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Resilience of seagrass ecosystems in Saint Lawrence estuary
Seagrass meadows form valuable ecosystems in coastal environments providing numerous ecological services. In Saint Lawrence estuary, shore ice strongly influence seagrass dynamic. It largely destroys seagrass leaves during wintertime and may also remove large and deep plots of seagrass, forming long lasting tidal pool. Despite the strong impact on spatial heterogeneity of seagrass meadow at the seascape level, the latter process remains poorly documented. The overall aim of this project is to assess seagrass resilience in Saint Lawrence Estuary with particular focus on macrobenthic communities and coastal eutrophication.


1- Influence of the mud shrimp Upogebia pusilla (Decapoda: Gebiidea) on solute and porewater exchanges in an intertidal seagrass (Zostera noltei) meadow of Arcachon Bay: An experimental assessment
Pascal, Ludovic, Olivier Maire, Nils Volkenborn, Pascal Lecroart, Sabrina Bichon, Xavier de Montaudouin, Antoine Grémare, Bruno Deflandre
2016 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

2- Heteromysis (Heteromysis) microps (Crustacea, Mysidae), a commensal species for Upogebia pusilla (Crustacea, Upogebiidae) in Arcachon Bay (NE Atlantic Ocean)
Lavesque, Nicolas, Ludovic Pascal, Benoit Gouillieux, Jean-Claude Sorbe, Guy Bachelet, Olivier Maire
2016 Marine Biodiversity Records

3- Development and validation of a video analysis software for marine benthic applications
Romero-Ramirez, A., A. Grémare, G. Bernard, L. Pascal, O. Maire, J.C. Duchêne
2016 Journal of Marine Systems

4- Dynamics of the Upogebia pusilla–Gyge branchialis marine host–parasite system
Pascal, Ludovic, Xavier de Montaudouin, Antoine Grémare, Olivier Maire
2016 Marine Biology

5- Parasite interactions in the bioturbator Upogebia pusilla (Decapoda: Gebiidae): a case of amensalism?
Dairain, Annabelle, Patrice Gonzalez, Alexia Legeay, Olivier Maire, Guillemine Daffe, Ludovic Pascal, Xavier de Montaudouin
2017 Marine Biology

6- Iron isotope transformations in the meromictic Lake Cadagno
Ellwood, Michael J., Christel Hassler, Sophie Moisset, Ludovic Pascal, Francesco Danza, Sandro Peduzzi, Mauro Tonolla, Derek Vance
2019 Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

7- Linking behaviours, sediment reworking, bioirrigation and oxygen dynamics in a soft-bottom ecosystem engineer: The mud shrimp Upogebia pusilla (Petagna 1792)
Pascal, Ludovic, Olivier Maire, Bruno Deflandre, Alicia Romero-Ramirez, Antoine Grémare
2019 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

8- Sea ice increases benthic community heterogeneity in a seagrass landscape
Pascal, Ludovic, Pascal Bernatchez, Gwénaëlle Chaillou, Christian Nozais, Mathilde Lapointe Saint-Pierre, Philippe Archambault
2020 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

9- Parasitism in ecosystem engineer species: A key factor controlling marine ecosystem functioning
Pascal, Ludovic, Antoine Grémare, Xavier Montaudouin, Bruno Deflandre, Alicia Romero‐Ramirez, Olivier Maire,
2020 Journal of Animal Ecology