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 © 2006-2014  Mercier-Hamelast updated:

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS (students and HQP underlined)

Montgomery E.M., J-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. The deep-sea neogastropod Buccinum scalariforme: reproduction, development and growth. 51st European Marine Biology Symposium. Rhodes, Greece, September 2016.

Robertson, L.M.; J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Feeding in deep-sea demosponges: influence of abiotic and biotic factors. 51st European Marine Biology Symposium. Rhodes, Greece, September 2016.

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2016. Hatchery experience and useful lessons from sea cucumbers: Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. University of Belize, Punta Gorda, Belize, August 2016. INVITED

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2016. Hatchery experience and useful lessons from sea cucumbers: Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. XX Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, Belize City, Belize, August 2016. INVITED

Ammendolia J., J-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. An assessment of the behavioural responses of echinoderms to the combined effects of hydrostatic pressure and ocean acidification. 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. John’s, Canada, July 2016.

Gianasi B.L.; J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Fisheries, trade history and aquaculture of the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa. 4th International Marine Conservation Conference, St. John's, NL, Canada, July 2016. 

Parzanini, C., C.C. Parrish, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Trophic ecology as a key tool for the conservation of deep-sea resources: an integrated study in the North-West Atlantic. 4th International Marine Conservation Conference, St. John's, NL, Canada, July 2016. 

Robertson, L.M.; J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Feeding in deep-sea demosponges: influence of abiotic and biotic factors. 4th International Marine Conservation Conference, St. John's, NL, Canada, July 2016. 

Montgomery E.M., J-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Patterns and adaptive value of egg coloration in the marine environment: Insights from echinoderms. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, St. John’s, NL, Canada, July 2016.

Ammendolia J., J-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Pressure tolerances of cold-water echinoderms suggest limited ability for climate-driven downward migrations. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, St. John’s, NL, Canada, July 2016.

Ammendolia J., J-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. Life under pressure: An experimental study of behavioural responses to hydrostatic pressure in echinoderms. 2016 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 2016.

Gianasi B., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2016. The commercial sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa: current status and future perspectives. 69th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, St. John’s, NL, Canada, January 2016.

Hamel J-F and A Mercier 2015. Hatchery experience and useful lessons from sea cucumbers. Innovare, Batam, Indonesia, November 2015. INVITED

Hamel J-F and A Mercier 2015. Acuacultura de pepino de mar a nivel mundial: una industria en crecimiento. Internacional sobre Maejo y Aprocechamiento Sustentable del Pepino de Mar, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 10-11 September 2015. INVITED

Mercier A., S. Baillon & J.F. Hamel 2015. Life history and feeding biology of the deep-sea pycnogonid Nymphon hirtipes. 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2015.

Verkaik K., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Impact of ocean acidification on the reproductive output of the deep-sea annelid Ophryotrocha sp. (Polychaeta: Dorvelleidae). 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2015.

Mercier A., S. Baillon, M. Daly, J. Macrander & J.-F. Hamel 2015. Biology of a deep-water sea anemone (Anthozoa: Actiniidae) from eastern Canada: spawning, development, and growth. 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2015.

Montgomery E.M., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Interspecific egg variation in Echinodermata - Nature’s colour palette. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Mexico, May 2015.

Montgomery E.M., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Locomotory performance during early ontogeny in North Atlantic sea stars. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Mexico, May 2015.

Verkaik K., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Potential impact of ocean acidification on reproductive output of the subarctic holothuroid Cucumaria frondosa. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Mexico, May 2015.

Gianasi B., K. Verkaik, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Novel use of PIT tags in sea cucumbers: promising results with the commercial species Cucumaria frondosa. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Mexico, May 2015.

Osse M., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Markers of exposure to lubricating oil in cold-water echinoderms. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Mexico, May 2015.

Leite-Castro L.V., J. Sousa-Junior, J.-F. Hamel, A. Mercier, J.F. Nunes, C.S.B. Salmito-Vanderley 2015. Gametogenesis and spawning of the sea cucumber Holothuria grisea in Northeast Brazil: trends and correlation with environmental factors. Simpósio Internacional de Moléculas Bioativas e Bioprocessos de Organismos Aquáticos, Brazil, 7-10 April 2015.

Gianasi B., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Live transport of temperate sea cucumbers: characterization of stress and damage under various conditions. Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference, Moncton (NB), Canada, March 2015.

Robertson L.M., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2015. Feeding efficiency of deep-sea sponges under different environmental conditions. Science Atlantic Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference, Moncton (NB), Canada, March 2015.

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2014. From shallow to deep environments: the biology and adaptations of benthic invertebrates. Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, P.R. China, Oct 2014. INVITED

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2014. From shallow to deep environments: the biology and adaptations of benthic invertebrates. Second Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou, P.R. China, Oct 2014. INVITED

Mercier A., D.A.N. Ross & J.-F. Hamel 2014. Long-term and trans-generational effects of ocean acidification: a study of mixed benthic species under naturally-fluctuating conditions. 49th European Marine Biology Symposium, St. Petersburg, Russia, Sep 2014.

Mercier A. 2014. Coral gardens of the deep sea. World Oceans Day Celebration, St. John’s, NL, Canada, June 2014. INVITED

Veras Leite L., J. de Sousa Jr, R. Vieira do Nascimento, M.E. Magalhães de Souza, J. Trugilio Lopes, C.S. Brito Salmito Vanderley, A. Mercier & J.-F. Hamel 2014. Reproductive seasonality of Holothuria grisea in northeastern Brazil. 7th North American Echinoderm Conference, Pensacola, Florida, June 2014.

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2013. Scientific discoveries in cold-water marine invertebrates. Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines, Université de Tuléar, Toliara, Madagascar, June 2013. INVITED

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2013. Scientific discoveries in cold water marine invertebrates. Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, March 2013. INVITED

Gale K.S.P, K. Gilkinson, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2012. Distribution and community structure of Asteroidea from the continental shelf and slope of eastern Canada. 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand. Best poster award

Gale K.S.P, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2012. Trophic ecology of deep-sea asteroids from the continental slope of eastern Canada. 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Baillon S., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2012. Seasonal reproduction of deep-sea pennatulacean corals in the Northwest Atlantic. 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Baillon S., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2012. Associated species of two deep-sea pennatulacean corals in the Northwest Atlantic. 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Hamel J.-F., S. Baillon & A. Mercier 2012. Life cycle of a deep-sea polychaete (Ophryotrocha). 13th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2012.

Baillon S., J.-F. Hamel, V. E. Wareham & A. Mercier 2012. Deep cold-water corals as nurseries for fish larvae. 5th Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Baillon S., J.-F. Hamel, M. English & A. Mercier 2012. Spatial trends in biometric characteristics of two dominant sea pens in the Northwest Atlantic. 5th Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Best poster award

Hamel J.-F & A. Mercier 2012. 20 years of research on cold-water marine invertebrates. Bolinao Marine Laboratory, University of the Philippines, Bolinao, Philippines. INVITED

Hamel J.-F & A. Mercier 2012. 20 years of research on cold-water marine invertebrates.  University of the Philippines, Davao, Philippines. INVITED

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2011. Breakthroughs in the study of deep-sea invertebrates. Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences,  Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS), Qingdao, P.R. China. INVITED

Hamel J.-F & A. Mercier 2011. 20 years of research on the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa. Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS), Qingdao, P.R. China. INVITED

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2011.  Breakthroughs in the study of deep-sea invertebrates. South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P.R. China. INVITED

Hamel J.-F & A. Mercier 2011. 20 years of research on the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa. South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P.R. China. INVITED

Mercier, A. 2011. Between the sun, the moon and the sea: infradian and circadian rhythms in the reproduction of marine invertebrates. Symposium of circadian rhythms research in Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 2011. INVITED 

Mercier, A. 2011. Hatchery experience and useful lessons from Isostichopus fuscus in Ecuador and Mexico. Asia-Pacific Tropical Sea Cucumber Aquaculture Symposium. Noumea, New-Caledonia, February 2011. INVITED

Mercier, A. 2010. Alternative species in fisheries and aquaculture. 55th Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference, St. John’s, NL, Canada, September 2010. INVITED 

Doyle, G., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2010. Novel gametogenic maturity stage index for the quantitative study of reproductive synchrony in marine invertebrates. International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2010.  

Doyle, G., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2010. Influence of environmental factors and spatial distribution on the reproduction of the brittle star Ophiopholis aculeata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2010.

Mercier, A., Z. Sun and J.-F. Hamel 2010. Reproductive periodicity, spawning and development of the deep-sea scleractinian coral Flabellum angulare. 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 7-11 June 2010.

Mercier, A., M. Schofield and J.-F. Hamel 2010.
Evidence of dietary feedback in a facultative association between deep-sea gastropods and sea anemones. 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 7-11 June 2010.

Sun, Z., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2010.
Planulation patterns, larval development, settlement and early growth of deep-sea octocorals from the northwest Atlantic. 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 7-11 June 2010.

Hamel J.-F and A. Mercier 2009.  Biology and aquaculture of the sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus in Ecuador.  Aquarium of Mazatlan. Acuacultura dos Mil, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Hamel J.-F and A. Mercier 2009. Reproduction in marine invertebrates from the equator to the Arctic. Aquarium of Mazatlan. Acuacultura dos Mil, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Mercier, A. 2009. The place of Cucumaria frondosa within worldwide sea cucumber fisheries. Meeting of the Newfoundland Regional Advisory Process (RAP) on sea cucumber. DFO, April 2009. INVITED  

Mercier, A. 2009. Challenges and breakthroughs in the study of deep-sea echinoderm biology. 13th International Echinoderm Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 January 2009. INVITED plenary conference. 

So, J.J., S. Uthicke, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2009. Glacial persistence of North Atlantic populations of Cucumaria frondosa (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata). 13th International Echinoderm Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 January 2009. 

Baillon, S., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2009. Gametogenic synchronicity with respect to time, depth and location in three deep-sea echinoderms. 13th International Echinoderm Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 5-9 January 2009. 

Mercier, A.  & J.-F. Hamel 2008. Life history of the deep-sea asteroid Henricia lisa. Fifth North American Echinoderm Conference, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, 20-25 July 2008. 

So, J.J., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Growth rate and predation pressure as key factors in the management of Cucumaria frondosa (Holothuroidea) in eastern Canada. Fifth North American Echinoderm Conference, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, 20-25 July 2008. 

So, J.J., S. Uthicke, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Mitochondrial DNA gene flow analysis in North Atlantic populations of the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata). Fifth North American Echinoderm Conference, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, 20-25 July 2008. 

Sun, Z., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Planula release, settlement and development of deep-sea soft corals. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 7-11 July 2008. 

Sun, Z., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Reproductive cycle of the deep-sea coral, Drifa glomerata (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea), in the NW Atlantic. 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 7-11 July 2008. 

Mercier, A.  & J.-F. Hamel 2008. Global overview of sea cucumber fisheries and resource assessment, with a focus on the specificities of Cucumaria frondosa. Workshop on Canadian Science and Management Strategies for Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa), Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada, 17-18 June 2008. INVITED keynote speaker

So, J.J., S. Uthicke, J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Science before the fishery – growth rates, predation and gene flow of the sea cucumber, Cucumaria frondosa. Workshop on Canadian Science and Management Strategies for Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa), Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S., Canada, 17-18 June 2008. 

Sun, Z., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Settlement preferences and planula behaviour in deep-sea soft corals. 2008 ASLO Summer Meeting, St. John’s, NL, Canada, 8-13 June 2008. 

So, J.J., J.-F. Hamel & A. Mercier 2008. Growth and predation pressure as key factors in the management of Cucumaria frondosa (Holothuroidea) in the North Atlantic. 2008 ASLO Summer Meeting, St. John’s, NL, Canada, 8-13 June 2008. 

Mercier, A. 2008. La biodiversité benthique : de l’écologie chimique aux applications pratiques. 76th ACFAS Congress, Quebec, QC, Canada, 7 May 2008. INVITED keynote speaker. 

Mercier, A. 2008. Coral reefs: coral reproduction. St. George’s University, Grenada, 16 April 2008. 

Mercier, A. 2008. Fundamental and applied aspects of marine benthic invertebrate reproduction. St. George’s University, Grenada, 16 April 2008. 

Mercier, A.  & J.-F. Hamel 2007. Temperate sea cucumber fisheries in the northern hemisphere. International workshop on “sustainable use and management of sea cucumber fisheries,” Puerto Ayora, Galápagos Islands, 19 - 23 November 2007. INVITED 

Mercier, A. 2007. La reproduction des invertébrés marins: de la recherche fondamentale aux applications pratiques (Reproduction of marine invertebrates: from fundamental to applied research). 25 Octobeber 2007, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium. INVITED

Mercier, A., R.H. Ycaza & J.-F. Hamel 2006. Long-term study of gamete release in a broadcast-spawning holothurian: predictable lunar and diel periodicities. 12th International Echinoderm Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA.

Hamel J.-F., P. Becker, I. Eeckhaut & A. Mercier 2006.
Evidence of aberrant oogenesis in a temperate holothurian. 12th International Echinoderm Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA.

Becker, P., R.H. Ycaza, A. Mercier, J.-F. Hamel & I. Eeckhaut 2006
. Parasitic disease in larval cultures of the edible sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus. 12th International Echinoderm Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA.

Mercier, A. & J.-F. Hamel 2006.
Epibiotic sea anemones on marine gastropods: diversity, dynamics and role of bathyal associations. 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Solent University, Southampton, UK.
 

Mercier, A. 2005. Sex in the sea: fundamental and applied aspects of marine benthic invertebrate reproduction. Department of Biology/OSC Seminar Series, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2003.  Aquaculture of the Galapagos sea cucumber Isostichopus fuscus. Workshop on Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management (ASCAM) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Dalian, China. INVITED

 

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2003. Synchronous gamete maturation and spawning induction method in holothurians. Workshop on Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management (ASCAM) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Dalian, China. INVITED

 

Mercier A. & J.-F. Hamel 2001.  Coelomic fluid as a mediator of spawning induction in tropical holothurians. 9th International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2001.  Daily burrowing cycle, reproduction and development of the rose petal bubble shell Hydatina physis (Mollusca: Hydatinidae). 9th International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2001.  In vivo observation of ovulation and further oocyte maturation in spawning holothurians. 9th International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

Mercier A., S.C. Battaglene & J.-F. Hamel 2000. Settlement preferences and early migration of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra.  10th International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 2000.  Cuvierian tubules in tropical holothurians: usefulness and efficiency as a defence mechanism.  10th International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Mercier A., S.C. Battaglene & J.-F. Hamel 2000.  Movement, recruitment and size-related distibution of sea cucumbers Holothuria scabra in Solomon Islands. 10th International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Hamel J.-F. & A. Mercier 1999.  Cuvierian tubules in tropical holothurians: usefulness and efficiency as a defence mechanism. 34th European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

 

Mercier A., S.C. Battaglene & J.-F. Hamel 1999. Distribution and population structure of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in the Solomon Islands. 34th European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

 

Mercier A., S.C. Battaglene & J.-F. Hamel 1999. Daily activities of juvenile sea cucumbers Holothuria scabra in response to environmental factors.  34th European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.

 

Mercier A., S.C. Battaglene & J.-F. Hamel 1999. Settlement preferences and early migration of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra.  34th European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. 

 

Mercier, A., É. Pelletier & J.-F. Hamel  1996.  Impact of butyltin on symbiotic sea anemones.  Coastal Zone Canada, Rimouski (Québec) Canada.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1995. Possible wastage of gametes through inter-specific cross-fertilization among marine invertebrates. 4th European Echinoderms Colloquium. London, UK.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1995. Evidence of chemical communication in holothuroids: an important factor for the initiation and inter-individual fine tuning of gametogenesis. 4th European Echinoderms Colloquium. London, UK.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1995. Gametogenesis, spawning, gamete dispersion and fertilization success of the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa. 4th European Echinoderms Colloquium. London, UK.

 

Mercier, A., É. Pelletier & J.-F. Hamel  1993. Metabolism and subtle toxic effects of butyltin compounds in starfish. Forum Québécois en Science Marine.  Rimouski (Québec) Canada.

 

Mercier, A., É. Pelletier & J.-F. Hamel  1993. Metabolism and subtle toxic effects of butyltin compounds in starfish.  20th Annual Aquatic Toxicology Workshop, Québec (Québec) Canada.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1993.  Behavioural response of northern basket star Gorgonocephalus arcticus to mechanical stimulations. 8th International Echinoderms Conference, Dijon, France.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1993. Prespawning behaviour, spawning and developmental biology of the brooding starfish Leptasterias polaris. 8th International Echinoderms Conference, Dijon, France.

 

Mercier, A. & É. Pelletier  1993.  L'accumulation de butylétains par transfert trophique chez l'étoile de mer Leptasterias polaris et ses conséquences sur le système reproducteur.  61st ACFAS Congress, Rimouski (Québec) Canada.

 

Mercier, A. & J.-F. Hamel  1993.  Adaptation morphologique des podias et du corps de trois espèces d'astéroides au substrat.  61st ACFAS Congress, Rimouski (Québec) Canada.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1993.  Comportement de l'ophiure Gorgonocephalus arcticus en réaction à diverses stimulations mécaniques.  61st ACFAS Congress, Rimouski (Québec) Canada.

 

Mercier, A. & J.-F. Hamel 1993.  Behavioural response of northern basket star Gorgonocephalus arcticus to mechanical stimulations.  32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, Guelph (Ontario) Canada.

 

Hamel, J.-F. & A. Mercier  1993.  Prespawning behaviour, spawning and developmental biology of the brooding sea star Leptasterias polaris 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, Guelph (Ontario) Canada.