Institute of the Environment and Sustinability
Jerome focus on marine ecosystems. He is interested in identifying how the biomass flow from lower trophic levels to catchable fish to fisheries is influenced by diverse environmental stressors. For this, he combines observational data with mechanistic models of this biomass flow in order to reveal first order mechanisms.
In 2016, he completed his PhD from The University of Montpellier (France) focusing on the modelling of the impact of the environment on the structure of fish communities. He then focused on the interaction of fish communities with fisheries during a Postdoc at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).
At IoES, Jerome is implementing a model of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) based on biomass size-spectrum methods. This model will be coupled with inter-annual simulations of the physics and biogeochemistry in the CCE. The goal is to determine how the biomass flow in the CCE will be influenced by ocean warming, acidification and deoxygenation.