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Bénédikte Vercaemer (Biologist | Biologiste)

Bénédikte is an outdoor enthusiast and educator with a passion for the marine environment. She involves her 3 boys in her search for a balance in life between professional development, life experiences, and respect for the environment. She graduated from the University of Paris VII with a Master of Science and Techniques in Environmental Protection and Management, and from the National Agronomical School in Rennes with an Engineer Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences. She then moved to Canada and obtained her Master of Science at Dalhousie University in 1995 on the physiology and population genetics of sea scallop. She has taught general and specialized biology, ecology and French courses at the French Community College and Mount St. Vincent, and during the summer, operated her own eco-canoe and sea kayak company. She has been a biologist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 2001. She has participated in and led various projects on shellfish biology, ecology and genetics, such as American oyster genetic diversity, and blue mussel species identification. She has also volunteered on R&D projects in French Polynesia on pearl oyster culture. She is currently involved in research and monitoring projects on Aquatic Invasive Species, in particular invasive tunicates. Invasive species are considered to be one of the major threats to our regional marine biodiversity.

For further inquiries, please contact email Bénédikte Vercaemer or contact her at the address below:

Ecosystem Research Division - Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Government of Canada |
Division de la Recherche Ecosystèmique - Ministère des Pêches et Océans, Gouvernement du Canada
Bedford Institute of Oceanography | Institut Océanographique de Bedford
1 Challenger Drive |1 Promenade Challenger
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2Y 4A2
Tel: 902.426.6733 
Facsimile/télécopieur : 902.426.6695


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