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Predicting the Future of Seagrass Meadows Along the Eastern Coast of Canada: an Innovative Functional Approach in the Context of Global Change

By February 3, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Fanny Noisette, Université du Québec à Rimouski 


Cycle II, Early Career Faculty 

This project focuses on seagrass communities and is using experimental validation linking changes in functional traits with variations in community processes (e.g. oxygen production, carbon fixation) to parametrize a model that will predict the future variations in meadow functioning.  Dr. Noisette’s project bridges descriptive field studies in seagrass community ecology with predictive tools to advance knowledge and technology which will support decisionmakers in elaborating policies to protect Canada’s environment.