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Southern Cross GeoScience

Jonathan Avaro

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M. Sc in Oceanography and Biogeochemistry, 2012, University of Bordeaux 1 (France).

BA in Geology and Environmental Science, 2010, University of Bordeaux 1 (France).


Research interests / background:

During my Master's degree (Université Bordeaux 1, France), my research focused on the understanding of the impact of two different species of Zostera on the biogeochemistry of the Arcachon bay sediment.

I commenced my PhD in 2013, which is focused on understanding the impact of environmental parameters (T°C, pressure, pCO2, ion concentration, impact of life, etc.) on calcium carbonate precipitation and dissolution. Even if these processes have been studied for a long time, many aspects remained unknown. More precisely, the aim of this program is to respond to the lack of knowledge about the physic and kinetic aspect of the early stage of calcium carbonates minerals precipitation. Another objective of this PhD will be to investigate the difference between 'controlled environments' (e.g. laboratory work) and 'naturals environments'.

Supervisors: A/Prof /Prof Andrew Rose, A/Prof Isaac Santos and Dr. Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Journal articles

Maire, O., Ludovic, P., Ciutat, A., Duchene, J.-C., Lecroart, P., Bichon, S., Avaro, J., Deflandre, B. and Gremare, A. (2012). Role of the Thalassinid shrimp Upogebia pusilla in the ecological and biogeochemical functioning of seagrass meadows ecosystem in the Arcachon lagoon. Presented at the 22nd V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, 24-29 June 2012, Montréal, Canada.