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Marie-Fanny Racault is a biological oceanographer with experience in studying climate impact on marine ecosystem resources, the oceanic carbon cycle, and microbial ecology, using satellite data, climate models and AI. She did her PhD at the UEA School of Environmental Sciences (2010) and then worked as a Senior Scientist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. She is a Lead Author of the IPCC AR6 Working group 2 on Climate impacts and adaptation for both the Chapter on ocean and coastal ecosystems and the Summary for Policymakers that was published in February 2022. Since November 2021, she has returned to UEA to take the lead on the next stage of developments on the ecosystem component of the PlankTOM model series, which will include the examination of the role of marine viruses and of ecosystem stability in a changing climate.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

Master of Philosophy, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006

Master of Oceanography, Université de Paris

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

Master in Science, Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

Bachelor of Science, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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