Dr. Philippe Archambault (PhD) is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Université Laval, in Québec City. He is also a Scientific Director of the Canadian Network of Centers of Excellence,
ArcticNet. He is a researcher who strives to link fundamental biodiversity questions and theoretical research on global change and its effects on ecosystems functioning to applied science and policy-making. His work has been used to develop Marine Protected Areas in Canada and has been incorporated into United Nations high-level environmental management decision- making. His well-known reputation in Research Network leadership is based on his headship of different national and international initiatives such as the multisectoral Network of Innovation called ‘Notre Golfe’, winner of the ‘Prix Étoile’ from Quebec Oceans, or as chairman of the 4th World Conference of Marine Biodiversity, winner of the Prix du Club des Ambassadeurs du Palais de congrès de Montréal et des Fonds de recherche du Québec. He is on the International Science Advisory Board of Ocean Networks Canada and a benthic expert on Circumpolar Marine Biodiversity program which is a cornerstone program of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group. Additionally, he co-leads a Theme section on the effect of multistressor on marine biodiversity in the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network. The result of his research on connectivity of marine biodiversity at the planetary level was selected as one of the 10 discovery of 2019 by the Quebec Science magazine. He is strongly engaged in training the next generation of marine scientists.