Quentin Jossart

 

About me

I have a background in marine biology, molecular ecology and reproductive biology of several taxa (crustaceans, echinoderms). At the ULB marine lab, I am focusing on the diversity of Antarctic benthos in the context of the rECTO project and the Belgica121 expedition. Previously, I worked at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the British Antarctic Survey (England) to investigate the phylogeography of Antarctic echinoderms. During my PhD (Univ. Bourgogne-France & ULB-Belgium), I worked on the ecology and evolution of a host-parasite pair in the Caribbean Sea. In that context, I have participated to several scientific fieldworks and research stays abroad (e.g. Antarctic Peninsula, Lesser Antilles, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).

Projects

Research Interests

Marine Ecology

Phylogeography

Biodiversity

Animal behaviour

Other Activities

Thematic editor for Asteroidea in the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS)
Board Member of APECS Belgium (2018-2019)

Publications

Jossart, Q., Sands, C. J., & Sewell, M. A. (2019). Dwarf brooder versus giant broadcaster: combining genetic and reproductive data to unravel cryptic diversity in an Antarctic brittle star. Heredity, 123(5), 622–633. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-019-0228-9
Moreau, C., Danis, B., Jossart, Q., Eléaume, M., Sands, C., Achaz, G., … Saucède, T. (2019). Is reproductive strategy a key factor in understanding the evolutionary history of Southern Ocean Asteroidea (Echinodermata)? Ecology and Evolution, 9(15), 8465–8478. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5280
Moreau, C., Mah, C., Agüera, A., Améziane, N., Barnes, D., Crokaert, G., … Danis, B. (2018). Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database. ZooKeys, 747, 141–156. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.747.22751
Jossart, Q., De Ridder, C., Lessios, H. A., Bauwens, M., Motreuil, S., Rigaud, T., … David, B. (2017). Highly contrasted population genetic structures in a host-parasite pair in the Caribbean Sea. Ecology and Evolution, 7(22), 9267–9280. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3413
Moreau, C., Saucède, T., Jossart, Q., Agüera, A., Brayard, A., & Danis, B. (2017). Reproductive strategy as a piece of the biogeographic puzzle: a case study using Antarctic sea stars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea). Journal of Biogeography, 44(4), 848–860. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12965
Moreau, C., Aguera, A., Jossart, Q., & Danis, B. (2015). Southern Ocean Asteroidea: a proposed update for the Register of Antarctic Marine Species. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3, e7062. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e7062
Agüera, A., Collard, M., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., & Danis, B. (2015). Parameter Estimations of Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) Model over the Life History of a Key Antarctic Species: The Antarctic Sea Star Odontaster validus Koehler, 1906. PLOS ONE, 10(10), e0140078. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140078
Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Aguera, A., De Broyer, C., & Danis, B. (2015). The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): a ten-year appraisal. ZooKeys, 524, 137–145. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.524.6091
Jossart, Q., Geyer, L. B., & Lessios, H. A. (2015). Characterization of eight microsatellite loci for the sea urchin Meoma ventricosa (Spatangoida, Brissidae) through Next Generation Sequencing. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 59, 100–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2015.01.013
Jossart, Q., Wattier, R. A., Kastally, C., Aron, S., David, B., De Ridder, C., & Rigaud, T. (2014). Genetic Evidence Confirms Polygamous Mating System in a Crustacean Parasite with Multiple Hosts. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90680. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090680

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