Jory Cabrol

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Research scientist

Jory Cabrol joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in November 2019 as a research scientist. Before to be a part of the research and conservation of marine mammals team. Dr. Cabrol was primarily interested on trophic interactions  and physiological conditions of arctic and subarctic zooplankton through the use of biochemical indicators such as fatty acids, lipids and stable isotopes. Currently, Jory uses his knowledge to the preservation of the St. Lawrence beluga population. 

Current research and/or projects

Centre(s) of Expertise:

Dr. Jory Cabrol is a Research Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Mont-Joli (Québec) with the Marin Mammal Research Division. His research focuses on characterizing beluga trophic interactions, diet and its evolution since 1930's. More specifically, his research focus on :

  • The determination and quantification of diet through the use of trophic indicators (eg, fatty acids).
  • The evolution of trophic relationships between beluga whales and lower trophic levels in relation to ecosystem changes over the last 80 years.
  • The application, validation and development of trophic ecology theories and their application to marine mammal species.

Education and awards


  • PhD. in Oceanography (2018) University of Québec at Rimouski, Quebec
  • MSc. in Oceanography (2013) University of Québec at Rimouski, Quebec
  • Licence in Marine and Environnemental Science (2010), University of Aix-Marseille II,  France (French equivalent of BSc)
  • D.U.T (two-year university degree in technology) in Biological Engineering (2008), I.U.T Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France



2019 : Named to the Dean’s honor list for outstanding academic record (Ph.D)

2018 : Merit scholarship University of Québec at Rimouski

2015 : Merit scholarship for foreign student - doctoral research scholarship (FQRNT) 


Key publications

  1. Cabrol J., Tremblay R., Winkler G. (in press). Differential eco-physiological performances of two pseudocryptic species of the Eurytemora affinis complex in the St. Lawrence estuarine transition zone: a reciprocal transplant experiment. Crustaceana.
  2. Cabrol J., Starr M., Tremblay R., Nozais C., Plourde S., Fabre A., Winkler G. (in review).  Functional feeding response of Meganyctyphanes norvegica and Thysanoessa raschii: The importance of phytoplankton and zooplankton. J. Plankton Res.
  3. Cabrol J., Nadalini J.B., Tremblay R., Nozais C., Starr M., Plourde S., Winkler G. (2019b). Seasonal and large scale spatial variability of the energy reserves and the feeding selectivity of M. norvegica and T. inermis in a subarctic environment. Prog. Oceanography. 178: 102203.
  4. Cabrol J., Trombetta T., Amaudrut S., Aulanier F., Sage R., Tremblay R., Nozais C., Starr M., Plourde S., Winkler G. (2019a). Trophic niche partitioning of dominant North Atlantic krill species, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, Thysanoessa inermis, and T. raschii. Limnol. Oceanogr., 64: 165-181.
  5. Benkort D., Plourde S., Winkler G., Cabrol J., Ollier A., Cope L.E., Maps F. (2018). Individual-based modelling explains the contrasted seasonality of size, growth and reproduction of the sympatric Arctic (Thysanoessa raschii) and Nordic krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, eastern Canada. Limnol. Oceanogr., 63: 217-237.
  6. Winkler G., Cabrol J., Favier J.B. (2016). La diversité, la répartition et l’écologie du complexe d’espèces cryptiques Euytemora affinis dans la zone d’alevinage de l’estuaire moyen du Saint-Laurent. Nat. Can., 140: 7-18.
  7. Cabrol J., Winkler G., Tremblay, R. (2015). Physiological condition and differential feeding behaviour in the cryptic species complex Eurytemora affinis in the St Lawrence estuary. J. Plankton Res., 37: 372-387.
  8. Gazave E., Lavrov D.V., Cabrol J., Renard E., Rocher C., Vacelet J., Adamska M., Borchiellini C.,  Ereskovsky A.V. (2013). Systematics and molecular phylogeny of the family Oscarellidae (Homoscleromorpha) with description of two new Oscarella species. PLoS ONE, 8(5),e63976.