Postdoctoral fellow, Université Laval
Marianne Falardeau focused on Arctic marine social-ecological systems as part of her Ph.D. in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University under the supervision of professor Elena Bennett. Building on her background in polar research, she developed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. research to study complex social-ecological dynamics in the Arctic. The Arctic marine ecosystem provides key ecosystem services to Indigenous coastal communities that are central to their ways of living and well-being. To help improve the resilience of Arctic social-ecological systems to climate change, it is crucial to capture how ecological impacts translate into socio-cultural and economic impacts, and also how they interact with other drivers of change such as shipping. Marianne used mixed methods and worked in close collaboration with local residents throughout her research through community-collaborative approaches.
Key research Interests: Ecosystem services, Social-ecological systems, Resilience, Arctic, Marine ecology, Food webs, Fisheries, Impacts of climate change
Member Since: 2016