Mathilde Godefroid

About me

I am a PhD student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since October 2018 under the supervision of Pr. Philippe Dubois. 

My research aims at evaluating the effects of heat-stress on antipatharians (black corals) through a comparative approach, studying multiple species from distinct oceans. This project will allow to better characterize the physiology of antipatharians and get insights into their susceptibility/resilience to future ocean warming. 

It is part of the research project COBICO (Conservation biology of black corals), that aims at understanding the black coral beds settled in shallow waters along the Southern Malagasy coast. 

Projects

COBICO

Position

PhD student

Expertise

Eco-physiology
Antipatharians

Publications

Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., & Hédouin, L. (2023). Thermal performance with depth: Comparison of a mesophotic scleractinian and an antipatharian species subjected to internal waves in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Marine Environmental Research, 184, 105851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2022.105851
Godefroid, M., Zeimes, T., Bramanti, L., Romans, P., Bo, M., Toma, M., Danis, B., Dubois, P., & Guillaumot, C. (2023). Low vulnerability of the Mediterranean antipatharian Antipathella subpinnata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) to ocean warming. Ecological Modelling, 475, 110209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110209
Godefroid, M., Hédouin, L., Mercière, A., & Dubois, P. (2022). Thermal stress responses of the antipatharian Stichopathes sp. from the mesophotic reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153094
Godefroid, M., Hédouin, L., Mercière, A., & Dubois, P. (2022). Thermal stress responses of the antipatharian Stichopathes sp. from the mesophotic reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153094
Godefroid, M. (2022). Two decades of seawater acidification experiments on tropical scleractinian corals: Overview, meta-analysis and perspectives. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 13.
Dugauquier, J., Godefroid, M., M’Zoudi, S., Terrana, L., Todinanahary, G., Eeckhaut, I., & Dubois, P. (2021). Ecomechanics of black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia): A comparative approach. Invertebrate Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12347
Godefroid, M., Arçuby, R., Lacube, Y., Espiau, B., Dupont, S., Gazeau, F., Metian, M., & Hédouin, L. (2021). More than local adaptation: high diversity of response to seawater acidification in seven coral species from the same assemblage in French Polynesia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315421000618
Dugauquier, J.-M., Godefroid, M., M’Zoudi, S., Terrana, L., Todinanahary, G., Eeckhaut, I., & Dubois, P. (2021). Ecomechanics of black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia): A comparative approach. Invertebrate Biology, 8.
Gress, E., Eeckhaut, I., Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., Richir, J., & Terrana, L. (2021). Investigating densities of Symbiodiniaceae in two species of Antipatharians (black corals) from Madagascar [Preprint]. Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.22.427691
Godefroid, M. (2021). Perspectives on working underwater with black coral nubbins (Cnidaria: Antipatharia): The case of Cirrhipathes anguina (Dana, 1846). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 5.
Gress, E., Eeckhaut, I., Godefroid, M., Dubois, P., Richir, J., & Terrana, L. (2021). Investigation into the Presence of Symbiodiniaceae in Antipatharians (Black Corals). 14.

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