PhD Candidate in Biology, ULaval (2011-)
Marine Biologist, U. Católica del Norte
BSc in Marine Science, U. Católica del Norte
Candidate au doctorat en biologie, ULaval (2011-)
Biologiste marine, U. Católica del Norte
Baccalauréat en science maritime, U. Católica del Norte
Carla's research interests are focused on the processes that determine the structure and organization of near-shore marine benthic communities. She studies the effects of environmental conditions and biotic interactions at population and community levels. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the spatial dynamics of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis population structure in the Estuary and Gulf of the Saint Lawrence (Quebec, Canada). She has a particular interest in the importance of intraspecific competition shaping size structures patterns observed in the field by assessing growth rates and gonad production. Carla is also working in evaluating the accuracy of schrecronology, a widely used technique to age urchins, but rarely validated.