Welcome

I am Maître de Conférences (i.e. Associate Professor) in the Ocean Observatory of Villefranche-sur-Mer, in Southern France. I study physical-biological interactions in the open ocean and, in particular, how the behaviour of the organisms influences those interactions. I have been largely focussing on the larval phase of fish so far, but I am also working on the “planktonic” community as a whole. I use modelling, data collection, and experiments to answer my questions. I teach marine ecology, behavioural ecology, and a lot of statistics.

On this website you can find my résumé as well as some information about my research, the list of teaching charges I am or used to be responsible for, and scientific illustrations for a book on the phylogeny of Metazoa.

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Dissertation

ThèseMy PhD work is best presented in my dissertation.

The Editions Universitaires Européennes were kind enough to publish it as a paperback book under the title “Behavioural approach to larval dispersal in the ocean — The journey of a coral reef fish larva”. It is a slightly improved and corrected version, still bilingual (introduction and conclusion in French, chapters in English), and available for purchase on Amazon.com or Amazon.fr for example.

Thèse In addition, the older version, presented to the jury, as well as the slides of the defence, are available for download below, under a Creative Commons License.

Dissertation - Web: low resolution bitmap images [3.8M]
Dissertation - HQ: high resolution and vector images [24M]
Slides - Web: low resolution bitmap images [2.3M]
Slides - HQ: high resolution and vector images [15.9M]

Publications

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Journal articles

Peer-reviewed proceedings

  • Paris CB, Irisson J-O, Lacroix G, Fiksen O, Leis JM, Mullon C. Application 2: connectivity. In: Manual of Recommended Practices for Modelling Physical-Biological Interactions in Fish Early-Life History, North E, Gallego A, Petigas P (eds). ICES Cooperative Research Reports, Nº 295, 2009 [PDF]

  • Irisson J-O, Leis J M, Paris C B, Browman H. Larval behaviour and settlement. In: Manual of Recommended Practices for Modelling Physical-Biological Interactions in Fish Early-Life History, North E, Gallego A, Petigas P (eds). ICES Cooperative Research Reports, Nº 295, 2009 [PDF]

  • Paris CB, Guigand C, Irisson J-O, Fisher R, D’Allessandro E. Orientation with No Frame of Reference (OWNFOR): A novel system to observe and quantify orientation in reef fish larvae. Caribbean Connectivity: Implications for Marine Protected Area Management. Proceedings of a Special Symposium, 9-11 November 2006, 59th Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Belize City, Belize, pp. 52-62, 2008 [PDF]

Contact

Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche

Station Zoologique, B.P. 28, Chemin du Lazaret, 06234 Villefranche-sur-Mer Cedex

irisson (at) normalesup.org
+33 (0)4 93 76 38 04

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