The PISCES Community


Pierre-Amaël Auger
Researcher at IRD

Working at LOPS, Pierre-Amaël explores the physical-biogeochemical-sediment interactions which drive marine biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrients, dissolved oxygen...) and ecosystem dynamics (e.g. fish populations) in productive regions such as Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems.

Olivier Aumont
Researcher at IRD

Olivier is an oceanographer, marine biogeochemist and modeler at LOCEAN. He is the main developer of the PISCES model and the PI of the LEFE PISCO project.

Sakina-Dorothée Ayata
Associate professor in marine ecology (SU)

Sakina works at LOCEAN on the functional diversity of zooplankton, its representation in biogeochemical models such as PISCES and how it may affect carbon fluxes. She is currently using and developing new versions of PISCES as part of two research projects: ISCD FORMAL and ANR TRAITZOO.

Nicolas Barrier
Reasearch engineer at IRD

Nicolas works as a research engineer in modeling and scientific computing at UMR-MARBEC. He is in charge of the developments of the Ichthyop, Apecosm and Osmose models.

Houda Beghoura
Post-doctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Bergen, Houda has worked on the interaction between the oxygen cycle and biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea and on the impacts of particulate iron input from sediments on biogeochemical cycles in the global ocean.

Rachid Benshila
Research Engineer at CNRS

Formerly member of the NEMO system team (LOCEAN), Rachid works at LEGOS on the development of the CROCO ocean model. Mainly involved in the development of the CROCO's dynamic core, he also works on the interface between CROCO and PISCES. He is involved in research projects using PISCES coupled with NEMO or CROCO.

Sarah Berthet
Researcher at Météo-France

Sarah works at CNRM on the interactions between ocean physics and marine biogeochemistry in the context of climate change, in particular how changes in ocean waters affect ocean deoxygenation and marine greenhouse gas emissions. She is working on the development of "online grid coarsening protocols" to reduce the high cost of marine biogeochemistry in high-resolution climate models.

Laurent Bopp
Research director at CNRS

Director of the Geosciences Department at ENS, Laurent specializes in the links between climate and the ocean carbon cycle. His research interests include ocean acidification and the impacts of climate change on ocean ecosystems.

Pearse Buchanan
Post-doctoral researcher

Actually at Carnegie Institution for Science, Pearse worked on the isotope-enabled version of PISCES, adding the active isotopes 13-Carbon and 15-Nitrogen. 

Xavier Capet
Research director at CNRS

Xavier trained as a physical oceanographer. He is interested in the influence of physical processes on ocean geochemistry and how their interaction produces the marine life we observe.

Pierre Chabert
Doctor in Philosophy

With a PhD in physical oceanography (LOCEAN, Sorbonne University), Pierre worked on the functioning of the planktonic ecosystem in the coastal upwelling off Senegal.

Corentin Clerc
Post-doctoral researcher

Currently a post-doctoral fellow at ETH (Zurich), Corentin worked on the representation of zooplankton in the PISCES model and its implications for the ocean carbon cycle.

François Colas
Research director at IRD
Jean-Claude Dutay
Researcher at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin
Vincent Echevin
Researcher at IRD
Christian Ethé
Research Engineer at CNRS

Closely involved in the development of PISCES for the NEMO and CROCO ocean modeling platforms, Christian works at LOCEAN on the development of the hydrodynamic and biogeochemical components of the IPSL Earth system model and their coupling with the atmosphere.

Marion Gehlen
Research director at LSCE

Marion is a marine biogeochemist, leader of the research group on "Modeling the Earth’s Response to Multiple Anthropogenic Interactions and Dynamics". She works on understanding and projecting changes in marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems in response to climate change and ocean acidification.

Thomas Gorgues
Research engineer at IRD
Elodie Gutknecht
Research engineer at Mercator Ocean International
Julien Jouanno
Research director at IRD

Julien is a physical oceanographer and modeller working at LEGOS. He is conducting research on pelagic Sargassum modelling and forecasting in the Tropical Atlantic (ANR FORESEA).

Daniela König
Post-doctoral researcher
Lester Kwiatkowski
Researcher at CNRS

Lester is based at LOCEAN, Sorbonne Université. He works on understanding interactions between the oceans and climate change. His research focuses on how atmospheric CO2 and climate affect ocean biogeochemical feedbacks and the implications for diverse marine ecosystems.

Julien Lamouroux
Research engineer at Mercator Ocean International
Emmanuel Laurenceau-Cornec
Research engineer at CNRS

Emmanuel works on the impact of the role of particulate lithogenic iron of sedimentary origin on dissolved iron and primary production with NEMO-PISCES. His research activities involve laboratory experiments and in situ observations to better understand the role of planktonic ecosystem structure on the efficiency of the biological carbon pump.

Marina Lévy
Research director at CNRS

Marina works at LOCEAN on the interactions between ocean physics, biogeochemistry, plankton and marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on the role of ocean turbulence. She uses and develops bio-physical models to guide the analysis of remote and in-situ observations. She is also Deputy Director of the OCEANS Department at IRD.

Olivier Maury
Research director at IRD

Olivier works at MARBEC and is the main developer of the APECOSM model, which aims to represent the spatial dynamics of open ocean pelagic ecosystems in the global ocean.

Laurent Mémery
Research director at CNRS

Laurent works at LEMAR on understanding and describing marine biogeochemical cycles, using modeling approaches in conjunction with in situ observations. He is interested in the role of microbial biodiversity in carbon fluxes and the use of ocean tracers to constrain ocean dynamics and biogeochemical cycles, focusing on small scales.

Abdelali El Moussaoui
Researcher at Mercator Ocean International
James Orr
Research director at CEA

James is an expert on the ocean carbon cycle, ocean acidification, and ocean modeling. He leads the research and engineering group at LSCE responsible for developing and improving HPC implementations of the IPSL Earth System Model.

Coralie Perruche
Research engineer at Mercator Ocean International
Renaud Person
Modelling engineer at IRD

Renaud works at LOCEAN on the development of the biogeochemical model PISCES for the ocean modeling platforms CROCO and NEMO.

Anh Le Duy Pham
Post-doctoral researcher

Currently a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA, Anh Pham is a marine biogeochemistry modeler. He is interested in the mechanisms controlling ocean biogeochemical cycles, the dynamics of marine ecosystems, and their sensitivity and response to future changes.

Camille Richon
Postdoctoral Fellow at UBO
Keith Rodgers
Senior Research Fellow at the IBS Center for Climate Physics
Yeray Santana-Falcón
Post-doctoral researcher

Currently a post-doctoral fellow at CNRM-MétéoFrance, Yeray studies how global warming-induced changes in the oceans can impact marine ecosystems.

Roland Séférian
Researcher at CNRM-MétéoFrance
Alessandro Tagliabue
Professor at the University of Liverpool

Alessandro is an ocean biogeochemist interested in how the cycling of marine resources affects biological activity and vice versa. In particular how trace elements interact to shape primary production, ecosystem structure and the global carbon cycle. His research combines numerical models with fieldwork and synthesis of data sets.