Simon Bélanger
Ph.D. student (2003-2006)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 21
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
M.Sc. in Remote Sensing (1999-2000)
University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Dissertation topic: Spatio-temporal analysis of chlorophyll patterns in the North Water Polyna using SeaWiFS remote sensing data

B.Sc. in Physical Geography (1995-1998)
University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Research interests:
  • Estimation of photochemial production of CO2 from the degradation of CDOM in coastal zones using relevant satellite information.
  • Estimation of CO2 fixation (primary production) from satellite data in polar regions.
  • Evaluation of the impact of environmental changes observed in the Arctic (e.g. reduction of sea ice, increasing amount of freshwater from terrestrial arctic ecosystems) on the inorganic fluxes of carbon (i.e. photodegradation of CDOM vs primary production) between atmosphere and ocean.
  • Improvement of satelite ocean color remote sensing in high latitudes (e.g. regional bio-optical algorithms, effect of sea ice on the retreival of bio-optical properties).

Ph.D. thesis topic: Impacts of environmental changes on the photochemical fluxes of inorganic carbon in the Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, from satellite data analysis (access PDF version)

    • Booth, B. C., P. Larouche, S. Bélanger, D. Amiel, B. Klein, Z.-P. Mei, and B. Leblanc, Dynamics of Chaetoceros socialis blooms in the North Water Polynya, Baffin Bay, Canada, Deep Sea Res. II, 49 (22-23), 5003-5026, 2002.
    • Klein B., B. LeBlanc, Z.-P. Mei, R. Beret, J. Michaud, C-J Mundy, C. H. von Quillfeldt, M.-È. Garneau, S. Roy, Y. Gratton, J. K. Cochran, S. Bélanger, P. Larouche, J. D. Pakulski, R. B. Rivkin and L.Legendre, Phytoplankton Biomass, Production and Potential Export in the North Water Polynya, Deep Sea Res. II, 49 (22-23), 4983-5002, 2002.
    • Ringuette M., L. Fortier, M. Fortier, J. Runge, S. Bélanger, P. Larouche, J.-M. Weslawski, S. Kwasniewski, Advanced recruitment and accelerated population development in Arctic calanoid copepods of the North Water, Deep Sea Res. II, 49 (22-23), 5081-5100, 2002.
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