CarbOcean welcomes a new team member: postdoctoral researcher Jordan Toullec, joining us from France! Jordan is a biological oceanographer working on processes influencing the biological carbon pump, including phytoplankton biomineralization, zooplankton interaction (grazing and faecal pellets egestion) and marine snow aggregates formation. His PhD, obtained at the University of Western Brittany (UBO-LEMAR, France), was specifically focused on interactions between diatoms aggregates and zooplankton (Fig. 1) leading to marine snow formation and fragmentation processes in polar ecosystems (Fig. 2). His first postdoc at University of Littoral Côte d’Opale (ULCO-LOG, France) was on the influence of coccolithophore calcification (CaCO3) on copepod functional traits (Fig. 3).
Jordan started as a postdoctoral fellow at UGent in the CarbOcean team working on CaCO3 from coccolithophores as a component of the biological carbon pump (Fig. 4).