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Dr Pierre Helaouët

Dr Pierre Helaouët


SAHFOS - Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science


Macroecology, phenology, timeseries analysis, programming

Pierre Helaouët is currently employed in the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science as a numerical ecologist and Data Product team leader. His research is: (1) Theoretical, by trying to use and develop concepts such as the ecological niche, communities’ network, spatio- temporal successions of species,etc. (2) Quantitative, by focusing on the identification and explanation of geographic variability in ecological communities using spatio-temporal statistical models (e.g. eigenfunction spatial analysis, Bayesian models). He has written papers dealing with ecological niche concepts, marine pelagic biodiversity, global change, biogeography, mesoscale ecology and spatial and temporal scales. As well as contributing to the blue sky research, he is involved in a large number of contracts; offering his statistical and numerical skills to his colleagues, students and external collaborators.

Selected Publications

Reid P. C. et al. (submitted in Nature climate change) The 1980s regime shift in the Earth’s climate system and its global impacts. Nature.

Helaouët P, Beaugrand G and Reygondeau G. (submitted in Journal of marine systems). Seasonal comparison between a vertical and a horizontal sampling method: a study of Calanus finmarchicus in the gulf of Maine.

S.A. Krueger-Hadfield et al. (2014, accepted) Genotyping and Emiloania Huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae) bloom event in the North Sea reveals evidence of asexual reproduction. Biogeoscience.

Edwards M, Beaugrand G, Helaouët P, Alheit J, Coombs S (2013) Marine Ecosystem Response to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. PLoS ONE e57212. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057212

Helaouët P, Beaugrand G, Reid PC (2011) Macrophysiology of Calanus finmarchicus in the North Atlantic Ocean. Prog Oceanogr 91:217-228

Useful links

Macroecology and climate change impacts - SAHFOS

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