Curriculum Vitae


Steeve Comeau

Sorbonne Université – CNRS

Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche

181, chemin du Lazaret

06230 Villefranche sur Mer, France

Education and Positions

–      January 2018 – Present, CNRS Research Scientist, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche

–      June 2015- December 2017, Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. ARC DECRA funded.

–      April 2011-April 2015, Post-doctoral position on the impact of global change on coral reefs. California State University, Northridge, USA.

–      October 2007-September 2010, Ph.D. in Marine Biology on the “Impact of projected future environmental conditions on Thecosomata pteropods”. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Laboratoire d’Oceanographie de Villefranche, Villefranche sur Mer, France.
–      2005-2007, Master’s degree in Marine Biology and Ecology. Université Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France.

–      2002-2005, Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences including one year in an exchange student program with the University of Montreal (Canada). Université Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France.

Distinction and award

2016. Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to work on the project “Are corals able to control their calcification in a changing ocean? ”

2014, PhD Thesis Award, Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert 1st Prince of Monaco – Prize awarded before H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


–      AAUS diving certification (Los Angeles, 2011).
–      Training on the manipulation and work with radioactive tracers (Monaco, 2009).
–      Training course on seawater carbonate chemistry (Bergen, Norway, 2009).
–      Training course on the R software (Villefranche, France, 2008).


– 2011-2017: ~ 5 fieldworks per year in Moorea (French Polynesia), Hawaii (HIMB), Japan, Ningaloo and the Kimberley (Australia) studying the effects of environmental parameters (temperature, pH, etc.) on coral reefs.

-2008-2010: 10 weeks in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard), 3 weeks on an ice-camp close to Ellef Rignes Island (Canadian Arctic) and 3 weeks on the M/Y Arctic Sunrise (Greenpeace) in the Arctic Ocean to investigate the effects of global change on Arctic pteropods.

-2007: 4 weeks on the R/V Thalassa (Ifremer) in the North Sea collecting fish tissue samples and fish eggs for genetic analysis.