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Hire Dr. Marc B.
USD 35 /hr

Data analysis | Data visualization | Scientific writing | Statistics | EN/FR translator | Expert in R, Inkscape, Office

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Technical Writing
Research Fact Checking, Gray Literature Search, Systematic Literature Review, Secondary Data Collection
Data & AI Statistical Analysis, Algorithm Design-Non ML, Data Visualization
Work Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

International Atomic Energy Agency

July 2018 - July 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PSL Research University

January 2018 - July 2018



PSL Research University

September 2014 - August 2017

Master's Degree (Biologie)

École normale supérieure de Lyon

September 2011 - August 2014

Bachelor's Degree (Biologie)

École normale supérieure de Lyon

September 2010 - August 2011

Classe Préparatoire (BCPST)

Lycée Saint Louis

September 2008 - August 2010

Baccalauréat (Scientifique)

Lycée Pierre de Coubertin

September 2005 - August 2008

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Marc Besson, William E. Feeney, Isadora Moniz, Loïc François, Rohan M. Brooker, Guillaume Holzer, Marc Metian, Natacha Roux, Vincent Laudet, David Lecchini(2020). Anthropogenic stressors impact fish sensory development and survival via thyroid disruption . Nature Communications. 11. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Jacob, H., Gilson, A., Lanctôt, C., Besson, M., Metian, M., Lecchini, D.(2019). No Effect of Polystyrene Microplastics on Foraging Activity and Survival in a Post-larvae Coral-Reef Fish, Acanthurus triostegus . Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 102. (4). p. 457-461.
Mai, T., Toullec, J., Van Wynsberge, S., Besson, M., Soulet, S., Petek, S., Aliotti, E., Ekins, M., Hall, K., Erpenbeck, D., et al.(2019). Potential of fascaplysin and palauolide from Fascaplysinopsis cf reticulata to reduce the risk of bacterial infection in fish farming . Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 22. (1).
Feeney, W.E., Brooker, R.M., Johnston, L.N., Gilbert, J.D.J., Besson, M., Lecchini, D., Dixson, D.L., Cowman, P.F., Manica, A.(2019). Predation drives recurrent convergence of an interspecies mutualism . Ecology Letters. 22. (2). p. 256-264.
O'Connor, J.J., Fobert, E.K., Besson, M., Jacob, H., Lecchini, D.(2019). Live fast, die young: Behavioural and physiological impacts of light pollution on a marine fish during larval recruitment . Marine Pollution Bulletin. 146. p. 908-914.
Pratte, Z.A., Besson, M., Hollman, R.D., Stewarta, F.J.(2018). The gills of reef fish support a distinct microbiome influenced by hostspecific factors . Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84. (9).
Bertucci, F., Jacob, H., Mignucci, A., Gache, C., Roux, N., Besson, M., Berthe, C., Metian, M., Lecchini, D.(2018). Decreased retention of olfactory predator recognition in juvenile surgeon fish exposed to pesticide . Chemosphere. 208. p. 469-475.
Lecchini, D., Bertucci, F., Gache, C., Khalife, A., Besson, M., Roux, N., Berthe, C., Singh, S., Parmentier, E., Nugues, M.M., et al.(2018). Boat noise prevents soundscape-based habitat selection by coral planulae . Scientific Reports. 8. (1).
El-Demerdash, A., Moriou, C., Toullec, J., Besson, M., Soulet, S., Schmitt, N., Petek, S., Lecchini, D., Debitus, C., Al-Mourabit, A.(2018). Bioactive bromotyrosine-derived alkaloids from the polynesian sponge suberea ianthelliformis . Marine Drugs. 16. (5).
Marc Besson, Camille Gache, Frédéric Bertucci, Rohan M. Brooker, Natacha Roux, Hugo Jacob, Cécile Berthe, Valeria Anna Sovrano, Danielle L. Dixson, David Lecchini(2017). Exposure to agricultural pesticide impairs visual lateralization in a larval coral reef fish . Scientific Reports. 7. (1). Springer Nature
Marc Besson, Guillaume Holzer, Anne Lambert, Loïc François, Paul Barth, Benjamin Gillet, Sandrine Hughes, Gwenaël Piganeau, Francois Leulier, Laurent Viriot, et al.(2017). Fish larval recruitment to reefs is a thyroid hormone-mediated metamorphosis sensitive to the pesticide chlorpyrifos . {eLife}. 6. {eLife} Sciences Organisation, Ltd.
Marc Besson, Heather M. Patterson, Camille Gache, Rohan M. Brooker, Rakamaly Madi Moussa, Viliame Pita Waqalevu, Moana LeRohellec, Vincent Jaouen, Kévin Peyrusse, Cécile Berthe, et al.(2017). Consistency in the supply of larval fishes among coral reefs in French Polynesia . {PLOS} {ONE}. 12. (6). p. e0178795. Public Library of Science ({PLoS})
Besson, M., Gache, C., Brooker, R.M., Moussa, R.M., Waqalevu, V.P., LeRohellec, M., Jaouen, V., Peyrusse, K., Berthe, C., Bertucci, F., et al.(2017). Consistency in the supply of larval fishes among coral reefs in French Polynesia . PLoS ONE. 12. (6).
Lecchini, D., Dixson, D.L., Lecellier, G., Roux, N., Frédérich, B., Besson, M., Tanaka, Y., Banaigs, B., Nakamura, Y.(2017). Habitat selection by marine larvae in changing chemical environments . Marine Pollution Bulletin. 114. (1). p. 210-217.
Besson, M., Gache, C., Bertucci, F., Brooker, R.M., Roux, N., Jacob, H., Berthe, C., Sovrano, V.A., Dixson, D.L., Lecchini, D.(2017). Exposure to agricultural pesticide impairs visual lateralization in a larval coral reef fish . Scientific Reports. 7. (1).
Bertucci, F., Parmentier, E., Berthe, C., Besson, M., Hawkins, A.D., Aubin, T., Lecchini, D., Bertucci, F., Parmentier, E., Berthe, C., et al.(2017). Snapshot recordings provide a first description of the acoustic signatures of deeper habitats adjacent to coral reefs of Moorea . PeerJ. 2017. (11).
Holzer, G., Besson, M., Lambert, A., François, L., Barth, P., Gillet, B., Hughes, S., Piganeau, G., Leulier, F., Viriot, L., et al.(2017). Fish larval recruitment to reefs is a thyroid hormone-mediated metamorphosis sensitive to the pesticide chlorpyrifos . eLife. 6.
Roux, N., Duran, E., Lanyon, R.G., Frédérich, B., Berthe, C., Besson, M., Dixson, D.L., Lecchini, D.(2016). Brain lateralization involved in visual recognition of conspecifics in coral reef fish at recruitment . Animal Behaviour. 117. p. 3-8.
Besson, M.L., Trancart, T., Acou, A., Charrier, F., Mazel, V., Legault, A., Feunteun, E.(2016). Disrupted downstream migration behaviour of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla, L.) in an obstructed river . Environmental Biology of Fishes. 99. (10). p. 779-791.
Barth, P., Berenshtein, I., Besson, M., Roux, N., Parmentier, E., Banaigs, B., Lecchini, D.(2015). From the ocean to a reef habitat: How do the larvae of coral reef fishes find their way home? A state of art on the latest advances . Vie et Milieu. 65. (2). p. 91-100.
Besson M. 2017. Importance of coral reef fish metamorphosis facing global change and water pollution. 8th André Picard network conference. March 23rd and 24th, 2017, Banyuls sur mer, France.
Besson M., Holzer G., Laudet V., Lecchini D. 2017. Importance of metamorphosis in coral-reef fish larval recruitment. 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Besson M., Trancart T., Acou A., Mazel V., Feunteun E. 2014. Reservoirs and Dams Impact the Migration Success of Silver Eels. A Telemetry Approach on the Frémur River, France. American Fisheries 144th Annual Meeting, August 2014.