Cusson, Mathieu

Professor, Departement of fundamental sciences - Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)


Dr Cusson graduated from the University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in Biological Sciences (BSc, 1993) and from Université Laval (Québec, Canada), in Biology (MSc, 1996 and PhD, 2004). During his graduate studies, he established links between coastal heterogeneity and biodiversity, and he worked on a critical study of estimation methods of marine secondary productivity.

Dr Cusson then worked  for two years (2004-2006) on meta-analyses regarding Canadian Arctic biodiversity, and then in Ireland and in Italy as researcher and coordinator (2006-2007) for a large program on links between biodiversity and marine ecosystem function.

He has been working  as a professor at UQAC since December 2007, where he established a research program focused on links between diversity and stability in marine coastal ecosystem function. He is also interested in determining the effect of disturbance (both environmental and of human origin) on biodiversity and energy flow at a biological community- and ecosystem scale. He is a member of Quebec-Ocean and of the Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec (CSBQ), where he sits on the board of directors and on the scientific board respectively. At CSBQ, which brings together over 120 researchers, he co-manages the “Linking biodiversity to the ecosystem” line of research.


(Source: INREST)



Talk: Spatio-temporal variation productivity, ecosystems function and services of eelgrass (Zostera marina) in the St. Lawrence marine systems (May 30)