While the scope of my work covers various fields in marine biology, my
research has primarily focused on the fundamental and applied aspects of
benthic invertebrate ecology (reproduction, larval ecology, population
structure, species interactions, response to stress, aquaculture, etc.). My studies have mainly concentrated
on echinoderms (sea cucumbers, sea stars, etc.) and corals, although I
have a an interest in many other taxa from both tropical and boreal environments,
and from the deep sea.
Over the years, I have also developed a
fondness for hands-on training, and a passion for outreach and education
through several media including books, popular articles, documentaries and conferences.
This page features my main research activities, some of my publications, my lab facilities,
student opportunities, as well as information on marine inverts and
lots of pictures from all around the world. My academic website can be
found here (http://www.mun.ca/osc/amercier/bio.php).