St├ęphane  Thanassekos

Assistant Research Scientist

Email: [[thanassekos]]
Phone: (804) 684-7363
Office: CBH S105
Department: Fisheries

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, USA (Aug 2014 – present).

  • Fisheries and Ecosystems Analyst, CCAMLR Secretariat, Hobart, Australia (Feb 2012 – Jun 2014).

  • Data support provider (ASPECT Ice-core database), Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Australia (Aug 2011–Jan 2012)

  • Volunteer Fellow, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia (Apr 2011– Aug 2011)

Education
  • PhD., Oceanography, Laval University, Québec, Canada (Sept 2005 – Mar 2011). Individual-based modelling of the growth and survival of Boreogadus saida (Arctic cod) larvae in two polynyas (Supervisor: Dr. Louis Fortier).

  • MSc. II, Marine Environmental Modelling, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium (2003-2004). Modelling larval population dynamics of Pleuragramma antarcticum (Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Henri Hecq).

  • Msc. I, Population and Ecosystem Biology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (2002-2003). Phylogeny and Biogeography of Brycinus macrolepidotus populations from lower Guinea (Supervisor: Dr. Didier Paugy).

  • BSc., Biology and Life Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (1999-2002).

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Thanassekos, S., Latour, R.J., Fabrizio, M.C. (2016). An individual-based approach to year-class strength estimation. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw067

  • Thanassekos, S., Cox, M., Reid, K. (2014). Investigating the effect of recruitment variability on length-based recruitment indices for Antarctic krill using an individual-based population dynamics model. PLoS ONE 9(12): e114378. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114378

  • Thanassekos, S., Fortier, L. (2012). An Individual Based Model of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) early life in Arctic polynyas: I. Simulated growth in relation to hatch date in the Northeast Water (Greenland Sea) and the North Water (Baffin Bay). J. Marine Syst. 93, 25-38. doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2011.08.003.

  • Thanassekos, S., Robert, D., Fortier, L. (2012). An Individual Based Model of Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) early life in Arctic polynyas: II. Length-dependent and growth-dependent mortality. J. Marine Syst. 93, 39-46. doi: 10.1016/j.marsys.2001.08.01.

  • Meiners, K. M., Vancoppenolle, M., Thanassekos, S., et al. (2012). Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L21602, doi:10.1029/2012GL053478.

Other publications

  • Thanassekos, S., Reid, K. (2013). A sensitivity analysis of a simple krill individual-based model designed to investigate length-based recruitment indices. In: Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM-13/23).

  • Mormede, S., Thanassekos, S. (2013). Steps carried out to check the data inputs to the stock assessment of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. In: Report of the Working Group on Fish stock Assessment (WG-FSA-13/56).

  • Thanassekos, S., Candy, S., Appleyard, E., Kawaguchi, S., Reid, K., (2012). An initial analysis of data provided from the deployment of scientific observers in the krill fishery 2012. In: Report of the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM-12/60).

Software development
  • CCAMLRGIS R Package: A package to be used within R, built to translate geo-referenced data from a simple ".csv" (comma-separated) file into "shapefiles", the ESRI file format used in Geographic Information Software.

  • Observer Logbook Checker: Development of an algorithm designed to assess observer data quality and performance. In: Report of the Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling (WG-SAM-13/40).

R codes [to download, right-click then 'save link as']
  • 3D visualization of the Chesapeake Bay Bathymetry (first download the stations locations from here, then the R code from here)

  • How to make an animation (first download the instructions from here, then the R code from here)

  • How to make a 3D html page (download R code from here)
  • How to make a 3D pdf document (download R code from here)



Antarctic sea-ice animation