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Jerome Fort

Arctic ecotoxicology and ecology

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Jerome Fort La Rochelle Arctic seabird ecotoxicology

My research aims to investigate how the Arctic marine biota is threatened by environmental modifications, whether climatic or anthropogenic. I mainly focus on the study of the seabird community, sensitive species playing a key role in Arctic marine ecosystems, which also function as powerful bio-indicators of marine food webs. I develop multi-disciplinary studies performed at large time and spatial scales, combining ecotoxicology, spatial ecology and ecophysiology approaches.

Currently, I am more specifically focused on mercury (Hg) contamination in the Arctic, where it still raises important health and environmental concerns. The objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the large-scale contamination of Arctic marine food webs, including seabirds, underlying processes and its impacts on biota in a multi-stress context.

If you want to know more about the ARCTOX network aiming to track mercury contamination across the Arctic marine food webs:

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