CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Mathieu Ardyna

PhD Student

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2068,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone: 418-656-2131 ext. 7740
Fax: 418-656-2339
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Ph D. Oceanography (2010 - Present)
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier
Joint International Laboratory "Takuvik"
ULaval (Canada) - CNRS (France)
Dissertation topic: Characterization of biogeographic regions in the Arctic Ocean: Implications for primary production and phytoplankton communities in a changing climate

M. Sc. Oceanography (2007 - 2010)
Institut des sciences de la mer (ISMER), Université du Québec a Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada
Dissertation topic: Influence of environmental factors on the structure and function of phytoplankton communities in the Canadian High Arctic: Distinction between oligotrophic and eutrophic regions

M. Sc. Sciences, Mention Oceanography (2007 - 2008)
Centre d'océanologie de Marseille, Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II), Marseille, France

B. Sc. Environment and marine sciences (2006-2007)
Centre d'océanologie de Marseille, Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II), Marseille, France

Diploma of superior technician of the sea (DTSM) (2004-2006)
INTECHMER (CNAM), Cherbourg, France

Research interests:
Phytoplankton ecology
Arctic system
Primary production modeling

Ardyna, M., M. Babin, E. Devred, M. Benoît-Gagné, E. Rehm, M. Gosselin, J.-É. Tremblay, 2014. Vertical dynamics and environmental forcing of phytoplankton communities in the Beaufort Sea: Validation and application of novel satellite-derived phytoplankton proxies. To submitted to Biogeosciences.

Babin, M., S. Bélanger, I. Ellinsten, A. Forest, V. Le Fouest, T. Lacour, M. Ardyna, D. Slagstad, 2014. Estimation of primary production in the Arctic Ocean using ocean colour remote sensing and coupled physical-biological models: strengths, limitations and how they compare. Submitted to Progress in Oceanography.

Ardyna, M., M. Babin, M. Gosselin, E. Devred, L. Rainville, J.-É Tremblay, 2014. Recent Arctic Ocean sea-ice loss allows novel fall phytoplankton blooms. Geophysical Research Letter, 41, 2014GL061047, doi:10.1002/2014GL061047.

Ardyna M., M. Babin, M. Gosselin, E. Devred, S. Bélanger, A. Matsuoka, J.-É. Tremblay (2013) Parameterization of vertical chlorophyll a in the Arctic Ocean: Impact of the subsurface chlorophyll maximum on regional, seasonal and annual primary production estimates. Biogeosciences, 10, 4383-4404, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4383-2013.

Ardyna, M., M. Gosselin, C. Michel, M. Poulin, J.-É. Tremblay (2011) Environmental forcing of phytoplankton community structure and function in the Canadian High Arctic: contrasting oligotrophic and eutrophic regions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 442, 37-57

May, I., Carlson, D., Ardyna, M.,, Geoffroy, M., Heikkilä M. (2011) Letter-to-the-Editor: Making science animations: new possibilities for making science accessible to the public. Polar Research, 30, 1-3.

Ardyna, M 2011. Influence des facteurs du milieu sur la structure et le fonctionnement des communautés phytoplanctoniques du Haut-Arctique canadien : distinction des régions oligotrophes et eutrophes. Master's Thesis (ISMER-UQAR).

Forest, A., Tremblay, J.-É., Gratton, Y., Martin, J., Gagnon, J., Darnis, G., Sampei, M., Fortier, L., Ardyna, M., Gosselin, M., Hattori, H., Nguyen, D., Maranger, R., Vaqué, R., Marrasé, C., Pedrós-Alió, C., Sallon, A., Michel, C., Kellogg, C., Deming, J., Shadwick, E., Thomas, H., Link, H., Archambault, P., Piepenburg, D. (2011) Biogenic carbon flows through the planktonic food web of the Amundsen Gulf (Arctic Ocean): A synthesis of field measurements and inverse modeling analyses. Progress in Oceanography, 91:410-436.

Book Chapters:
Gosselin M., C.J. Mundy, Ardyna, M, S. Belt, T. Brown, A. Comeau, P. Larouche, E.A. Font, C. Lovejoy, G. Massé, E. Medrinal, C. Nozais, B. Philippe, M. Poulin, A. Sallon, S. Roy, R. Terrado, M. Thaler (2012) Light, nutrients and production production, in: D. Barber, Tjaden, T., Leitch, D., Barber, L., Chan, W. (Eds.). On the edge: From knowledge to action during the Fourth International Polar Year Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) system study (2007-2008). University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Outreach and Dissemination:
Participation in a APECS-IPY project: APECS Scientific animations
Link: www.educapoles.org/projects/project_detail/apecs_scientific_animations/

Dissemination of scientific works by the media:
Link: http://www.adn.com/article/20140901/study-sparser-thinner-arctic-ocean-ice-enabling-new-phytoplankton-blooms