2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient
Marianne is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université Laval’s Institute of Integrative Biology and Systems. She has over 10 years of experience working in polar marine sciences, including five oceanographic missions, on-the-land camps, and extensive community-based work. She studies marine ecosystems in the context of climate change in the Arctic, and how ecosystem change can affect marine resources, especially Arctic Char fisheries, which are critical to food security and health in Indigenous coastal communities. Her research further aims to guide sustainable management and conservation of Arctic marine ecosystems and resources. Her collaborative approach seeks to engage with communities and bring together different knowledge to address critical questions about the changing marine Arctic. She is an eager science communicator, sharing her research through articles, conferences, short films, interactive workshops and new media. She also advocates for inclusion and diversity in science, so far spearheading training initiatives on collaborative research and leading activities about women in polar sciences.