Supervisor: André Rochon
Research topic: Evolution of modern dinoflagellate cyst (dinocyst) assemblages from St Lawrence Gulf and Estuary. I intend to document the importance of the ecological changes in the dinocyst assemblages from the gulf over the last 20-25 years. I am going to compare surface sediment samples from the GEOTOP dinocyst database retrieved in the 1990's and samples retrieved in 2015. In addition, I will analyze a 2015 short sedimentary sequence to document the impact of these changes on the palaeoceanographic reconstructions using the method of modern analogs (MAT).