Raphaëlle Descôteaux

MSc in Marine Biology Raphaëlle Descôteaux (AMB) will Wednesday 05 October 2022 at 13:15 defend her thesis for the PhD degree in Natural Sciences:

"Meroplankton on Arctic inflow shelves: Diversity, seasonality and origins of benthic invertebrate larvae on the Barents and Chukchi shelves"


Evaluation Committee

  • Professor Penelope Lindeque, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK (1st opponent)
  • Professor Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (2nd opponent)
  • Associate Professor Sünnje Basedow, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (internal member and leader of the committee)


  • Professor Bodil Bluhm, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology
  • Senior Scientist Paul Renaud, Akvaplan-niva
  • Professor Kim Præbel, The Norwegian College of Fishery Science
  • Dr. Randi Ingvaldsen, Institute of Marine Research
  • Professor Jørgen Berge, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology

Streaming site

The defence will be streamed and recorded from panopto, use this link.


The thesis is available in Munin through this link.


The disputation will be led by Associate Professor Sünnje Basedow

When: 05.10.22 at 13.15–16.00
Where: MH U.09.301, Aud. Cerebellum
Location / Campus: Digital, Tromsø
Target group: Students, Guests, Invited, Employees
Contact: Mikel Moriana Armendariz
E-mail: mikel.m.armendariz@uit.no
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