Dr Patrick Lehodey

Dr Patrick Lehodey

Senior Climate Fisheries Scientist

Institute: Mercator Ocean

Role in Mitho:

My role in the MITHO project is to develop with my colleagues at Mercator-Ocean the representation of zooplankton functional groups in the ocean ecosystem model SEAPODYM (Spatial Ecosystem And Populations Dynamics Model) and to study the potential impact of several stress factors, notably heat waves and ocean acidification. Zooplankton are a key part of the food web that supports all larger organisms, from small pelagic fish to whales. It is also essential in the cycling and storage of carbon and CO2 in the deep ocean. Zooplankton modelling requires three dimensional fields of temperatures, marine currents, solar radiation and primary production provided by numerical models that integrate satellite observations to improve their accuracy.

View my profile on ORCID
 

NOSPAM

View more info  

Other project participants

Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer

NOSPAM

Prof Marilaure Grégoire

Professor in marine System Modelling

NOSPAM

Luc Vandenbulcke

Researcher

NOSPAM

Victor Mangeleer

PhD student

NOSPAM

Marco Bellacicco

Research Scientist

NOSPAM

Dr Junfang Lin

Earth Observation Scientist

NOSPAM

Riccardo Droghei

Research Assistant

NOSPAM