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Estelle Coguiec

PhD candidate UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty for Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway
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Biography

PhD project title:

Seasonality and activity of Arctic zooplankton.

PhD project description:

My PhD will consist in identifying seasonal and diel zooplankton behaviour in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. The first chapter of my PhD will be about the seasonal light response of Calanus finmarchicus in a high latitude fjord. This response is studied by recording individual behaviour of C. finmarchicus in the laboratory under natural light cycle every month. In parallel, I use acoustic methods to determine the migration behaviour of zooplankton.  The second chapter is a long time series of acoustic data from Rijpfjord, Svalbard.  The aim is to know how zooplankton’s vertical migration change seasonally and through the year in a known environment. To be able to predict those behaviour under climate change.  The third chapter as for purpose to use acoustic data from autonomous drifting observatories, to have a pan arctic image of zooplankton behaviour.

Start date: Nov 2018
Submission date: Oct 2022

Supervisors:

Jørgen Berge (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Malin Daase (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Laura Hobbs (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)