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Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Benjamin Planque
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
Senior scientist
Department/ Unit/ Branch
Deep Sea Species
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
Institute of Marine Research
Telephone Number (please include country code)
+47 48 89 30 43
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Marine
Primary Discipline
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
quantitative ecology, fish, fisheries, spatial ecology, ecosystem resilience
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Arctic
  • Global
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)

In 1996, I defended my PhD in biological oceanography, at the University 'Pierre et Marie Curie' (Paris, France) on 'Spatial and temporal fluctuations in Calanus populations sampled by the Continuous Plankton Recorder'. During 1997-2000 I worked at CEFAS (Center for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Lowestoft, UK) on the effects of climate variations on demersal and bottom fish populations. From 2000 to 2007 I worked at Ifremer (Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la mer, Nantes, France) on the effects of large- and meso-scale environmental fluctuations on small pelagic fish populations. In 2008, I joined the deep sea species group at IMR (Institute of Marine Research, Tromsø, Norway). My current research focuses on the ecology and assessment of deepwater fish. I am leading the national project BarEcoRe (Barents sea Ecosystem Resilience under global environmental change, 2010-2013).

Mentoring activities you are interested in participating in (check all that apply).
  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Email Exchange
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • Arctic Frontiers
We would very much like to include you in the online mentor database that is available to our members, but we also understand that you might only want us to use your information for our internal purposes. Please let us know if we can include your information on our website.
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