Doctorate of the National Museum of Natural History
Qualification to lead research (HDR) of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Consultant - Nova Blue Environment
Senior Visiting Lecturer - University of Portsmouth - United Kingdom
Jean-Philippe Maréchal obtained his doctorate from the National Museum of Natural History in 2002 on the issue of Breton natural heritage. He was research associate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK between 2002 and 2005, where he worked on the physiology and behavior of crustacean larvae. Between 2005 and 2013, then director of the Marine Observatory of Martinique, Jean-Philippe Maréchal devoted his research to the tropical marine biodiversity of the Caribbean, in particular the coral reefs ecology of Martinique, the management of marine protected areas, invasive species and many other topics.
Jean-Philippe Maréchal is a marine biologist specializing in coral reef ecology in the Caribbean. He is also interested in the sustainable development of small-scale fisheries. His favorite research topics are the evolution of reef communities and the impact of marine invasive species. Since 2011 he has been working on the Sargassum phenomenon in the Antilles by developing works on the understanding of the phenomenon and tools for predicting Sargassum blooms and their drift.
Jean-Philippe Maréchal is also a national focal point for the French Ministries of the Environment and Overseas Territories on lionfish issues and Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN).
Since 2013, Jean-Philippe Maréchal is a consultant in tropical marine ecology, within his company Nova Blue Environment.