Laurent Seuront

Flinders University, Australia

Laurent Seuront received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sciences and Technologies de Lille, France. He is a Professor in biological oceanography at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), a Senior Research Scientist at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (West Beach, Australia) where he leads the biological oceanography program, and a Research Scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France). His research concerns biological-physical coupling in aquatic systems, with a specific focus in regard to the effect of microscale (submeter) patterns and processes on large-scale processes. Most of his work so far involved dealing with concepts and tools derived from statistical physics, including fractals and multifractals. Aspects of his work combine field, laboratory, and numerical experiments to study the centimeter-scale distribution of biological (nutrient, bacteria, phytoplankton, microphytobenthos, and microzoobenthos) and physical parameters (temperature, salinity, light, turbulence), as well as the motile behavior of individual organisms in response to different biophysical forcings. His work to date has been the subject of a monograph entitled Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science and over 125 publications in international journals and contributed books, more than 100 presentations at international conferences, and invited seminars at over 50 locations throughout the world, including at prestigious institutions such as Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among multiple awards, Seuront received the CNRS Bronze Medal in France (2007) in recognition of his early career achievements and a prestigious Australian Professorial Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2009).

Biography Updated on 18 January 2012

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