Nicolas Le Corre, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

I am developing biophysical models that provide a realistic representation of the larval dispersal. Using a Connectivity Modeling System and oceanographic data, I look into larval dispersal and potential production considering the impact of environmental condition (e.g., temperature) and biological drivers (e.g., larval vertical distribution, behavior, growth). Overall, my research help to determine the scale of connectivity and its variability among benthic populations.

Current research and/or projects

Calanus - NARW: Development of an operational forecasting model of Calanus and North-Atlantic Right Whale distribution in early summer in the Southern GSL

PANOMICS: characterize population structure and metabolic response of northern shrimp using genomics to inform current and future spatial management along Canadian coast

ACCASP (Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program):

Impact of climate change on northern shrimp connectivity in the NL region


Research and/or project statements

Former DFO postdoc within DFO Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program (ACCASP, 2018-2020)  

Former postdoc within the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe 2, 2016-2018)

Education and awards

Ph.D. in Oceanogaphy and Marine Ecology (U. Laval, Canada)

Key publications

Pedersen E.J., Skanes K., Le Corre N., Koen-Alonso M., Baker K.. A new spatial ecosystem-based surplus production model for SFA 4-6 Northern Shrimp. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document. in press.

Le Corre, N., Pepin P., Burmeister A., Walkusz W., Skanes K., Wang Z., Brickman D., Snelgrove P.V.R.. Larval connectivity of northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in the Northwest Atlantic. Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences. DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2019-0454.

Le Corre, N., Pepin P., Han G., Ma Z. and Snelgrove P.V.R. (2019). Assessing connectivity patterns among management units of the Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp population. Fisheries Oceanography,. Vol. 28, p.183-202, DOI: 10.1111/fog.12401.   

Coté, D., Heggland, K., Roul, S., Fifield, D., Wareham, V., Colbourne, E., Maillet, G., Devine, B., Pilgrim, L., Pretty, C., Le Corre, N., Lawson, J., Yacos-Fuentes, C. and Mercier, A. (2019). Overview of the biophysical and ecological components of the Labrador Sea Frontier Area. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document.                                                                       

Le Corre, N., Guichard, F., Smith G.K. and Johnson L.E. (2015). Patterns and scales of connectivity: Temporal stability and variation within a marine metapopulation. Ecology, vol. 96(8), p. 2245–2256, DOI: 10.1890/14-2126.1. 

Le Corre, N., Martel, A., Guichard, F. and Johnson L.E. (2013). Variation in recruitment: differentiating the roles of primary and secondary settlement of blue mussels (Mytilus spp.). Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 481, p.133-146, DOI: 10.3354/meps10216. 

Le Corre, N., under the supervision of Johnson L.E. and Guichard F. (2013). Variability of connectivity and recruitment within a marine metapopulation. Ph.D. Thesis, Laval University, Canada. Available from:                                                                                       

Le Corre N., Guichard F. and Johnson, L.E. (2012). Connectivity as a Management Tool for Coastal Ecosystems in Changing Oceans, published in the book “Oceanography”, Prof. Marco Marcelli (Ed.), InTech Ed., available from: