BioSWOT-Med cruise : Interview with Cédric Cotté

How fine scales structure the distribution of top predators


Cédric Cotté is in charge of monitoring marine top predators during the BioSWOT-Med campaign. Here he explains how mesoscale features structure the foraging of marine top predators by generating favorable areas where preys are aggregated.


Cédric Cotté


THE RESEARCH THEMES – Cédric Cotté is a researcher of the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle at the lab LOCEAN. His research interests focus on the ecology of mid-trophic organisms (crustaceans, fish and gelatinous organisms) and how the physical environment structure the prey-predators interactions with marine top predators(seabirds, marine mammals).


Cédric Cotté with King Penguins and Southern Elephant Seals at Possession Island, Crozet Archipelago


Contact: Tosca Ballerini


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