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.

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