El-Amine Mimouni

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

(613) 936-6620 x 306

amimouni [at] riverinstitute.ca

Education:

I obtained my BSc at the Université de Montréal in the Biological Sciences department. After that, I obtained my PhD under a co-direction between Université de Montéal and Université du Québec à Montréal. My PhD project consisted of measuring, assessing and preserving the biodiversity of zooplankton communities in urban waterbodies on the Island of Montréal. I am currently carrying out a postdoctoral fellowship at the River Institute.

Research interests:

I am mainly interested in the measure and preservation of both aquatic biodiversity and water quality. My research uses numerical models and methods to obtain quantitative results and test ecological hypotheses.

Projects:

The River Environment and Sensor Observation Network (REASON) project: In order to address the need for a better water quality monitoring capacity, a prototype observational platform was set up inside the Moses-Saunders dam. The location of the REASON sensor arrays allows the project to support water quality measurements year-round, as opposed to almost all other sensor arrays in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system that are restricted to ice-free periods of observation. This constitutes the River Environment and Sensor Observation Network (REASON) project.

Publications:

Mimouni, E. A., Pinel-Alloul, B., & Beisner, B. E. (2015). Assessing aquatic biodiversity of zooplankton communities in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems 18(4): 1353-1372.

Mimouni, E. A., Beisner, B. E., & Pinel-Alloul, B. (2016). Phylogenetic diversity and its conservation in the presence of phylogenetic uncertainty: a case study of cladoceran communities in urban waterbodies. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(11): 2113-2136.