Scientific manager of Biodiversity
Philippe Goulletquer has a PhD in Biologic Oceanography at West Britain University (1989) and a French degree allowing him to conduct researches at Caen University (2000). He is, since January 2008 the 1st, in charge of the “biodiversity” topic in the Prospective and Scientific Strategy department of the Institute.
After a PhD in the National Laboratory of Shell-farming Ecosystems about the study of environmental factor in the Ruditapes philippinarum clams production, he started his career as an associated searcher, then an associated teacher at Maryland University/ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (USA) where he was in charge of a research program on the rehabilitation of fisheries and the development of oyster farming in the Chesapeake Bay.
Recruited at Ifremer Port en Bessin in 1992, he develops research projects on the management of ecosystems before taking the responsibility of the shell-farming regional laboratory in Poitou-Charentes (La Tremblade, 1994-2001). Following the charge of the Genetics and Pathology Laboratory of La Tremblade (2001-2004), he become head of the program “Sustainability of the aquaculture production systems” until 2007 meanwhile he achieved the transverse coordination inter-topics on the sea and coastal biodiversity issues.
He contributed to many expertises at an international level in the aquaculture and biodiversity field for European Union, European Environment Agency, American Academy of Sciences, Convention on Biological Diversity as a “chairman” of the experts group about the impact of aquaculture on biodiversity, and was a representative for the questions of introduction and transfers of marine species as well as at the “Mariculture Committee” of the International Council Exploitation of the Sea (ICES).
He is the author of more than 50 publications with a peer review, more than 100 presentation in symposiums and contributed to 14 book and synthesis chapters.