Sonia Moron

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Mathieu Cusson
Start: 2019-02-04


Roles and consequences of cumulative disturbances on the structure and functions of coastal benthic assemblages
This project aim to elucidate the effects of biotic control by the consumers ("top- down") or by the primary producers (" bottom- up") in situation of multiple perturbations which will allow to better understand the establishment and maintenance of communities. The general objective of this project is to characterize the response in abundance structure and in terms of benthic communities in the face of various disturbances and environmental stress. This project will assess, among other things, whether the facilitating properties or protective roles of the structuring species on the associated species are maintained in the presence of disturbances.


Macroalgae, environmental stress, benthic ecology, biodiversity