International Conferences

  • 2019 SEB

    Effects of microplastics on Gilthead seabream juveniles (Sparus aurata) using a multi-diagnostic approach.

    Besson M., Jacob H., Taylor A., Oberhaensli F., Swarzenski P., Metian M. | Society of Experimental Biology Annual Conference, Sevilla, Spain

  • 2019 ICMPE

    Adsorption of Ag, Cd and Cs to polyethylene microsphere and sediment: a preliminary case study on the importance of microplastic as vectors of contaminants.

    Besson M., Jacob H., Taylor A., Oberhaensli F., Metian M., Swarzenski P. | 9th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong City, Hong Kong

  • 2017 IPFC

    Metamorphosis in coral-reef fishes facing anthropogenic stressors.

    Besson M., Holzer G., Laudet V., Lecchini D. | 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Tahiti, French Polynesia

  • 2017 APNC

    Reef fish metamorphosis facing global change and water pollution.

    Besson M., Holzer G., Laudet V., Lecchini D. | 8th André Picard Network Conference, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

  • 2014 AFAA

    Reservoirs and Dams Impact the Migration Success of Silver Eels. A Telemetry Approach on the Frémur River, France.

    Besson M., Trancart T., Acou A., Mazel V., Feunteun E. | American Fisheries 144th Annual Meeting, Québec City, Québec, Canada

International Workshops

  • 2017 CORAIL

    Fish larval recruitment facing the coastline evolution of tropical French islands.

    Paravicini V., Galzin R., Besson M. | Labex Corail Workshop, Moorea, French Polynesia

Popular Press

Coral reefs: climate change and pesticides could conspire to crash fish populations.

2020 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m first author, where we studied the effects of two stressors on the metamorphosis and larval recruitment of a coral reef fish. This article was published by The Conservation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community to popularize scientific discoveries..

Plastics Are Messing with Fish Physiology.

2020 | English

This articles features a study in which I’m first author. In this study, we conducted a systemic review examing the effects of microplastics and nanoplastics on a myriad fish biological functions. This article was published by Hakai Magazine, an online magazine publishing journalistic stories on research topic related to ecology.

Influence of pH on Pb accumulation in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis.

2020 | English

This articles features a study in which I’m a co-author. In this study, we explored how different pH conditions affect the accumulation of Pb in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. This article was published by the OA-ICC (Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre).

Global warming and pollution have similar impact on coral reef fish.

2020 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m first author, where we studied the effects of two stressors on the metamorphosis and larval recruitment of a coral reef fish. It was published on Phys.org by Science X, a web-based science, research and technology news service.

Anemones Are Friends to Fish.

2019 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we studied the ecology and evolution of the anemone/anemonefish symbiosis. It was published on EurekAlert!, a website by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, dedicated to the popularization of scientific articles.

Researchers examine how anemones help fish fend off foes.

2019 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we studied the ecology and evolution of the anemone/anemonefish symbiosis. It was published on Phys.org by Science X, a web-based science, research and technology news service.

Anemones Are Friends to Fish.

2019 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we studied the ecology and evolution of the anemone/anemonefish symbiosis. It was published on NewsWise, a website dedicated to scientific article press releases.

Lost in the sound: coral planulae habitat selection affected by boat noise.

2018 | English

This article presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we showed that boat noise prevent soundscape-based habitat selection by coral planulae. It was published on Oceanbites, a website dedicated to the popularization of scientific articles in marine biology.

Marc Besson, docteur EPHE-PSL, lauréat 2018 du Prix Bettencourt pour les Jeunes Chercheurs.

2018 | French

This article relates to the Young Research Award that I obtained from the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation. It was published on the EPHE website. EPHE corresponds to Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, the French University from which I obtained my PhD.

Matthieu Platre et Marc Besson, lauréats du Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs de la Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller.

2018 | French

This article relates to the Young Research Award that I obtained from the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation. It was published on the ENSL website. ENSL corresponds to Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, one of the most prestigious French “Grandes Ecoles”, where I did my Bachelor and Master of Sciences, and which funded my PhD.

La mortalité des jeunes poissons en question.

2018 | French

This article presents my research and mentions the Young Research Award that I obtained from the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation. It was published in the 6th most printed French national newspaper La Croix.

Mag Thalassa – Les coraux entendent.

2018 | French

This video presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we showed that boat noise prevent soundscape-based habitat selection by coral planulae. This video was released by Thalassa, which is a TV show on the marine world that is broadcasted on France 3, a French national TV channel.

Mag Thalassa – L’étude inquiétante sur la mémoire des poissons-chirurgiens.

2018 | French

This video presents the results of a paper on which I’m a co-author, where we showed that the pesticide chlorpyrifos impairs memory of a larval fish. This video was released by Thalassa, which is a TV show on the marine world that is broadcasted on France 3, a French national TV channel.

La pollution affecte dramatiquement la santé des poissons coralliens et donc des coraux.

2017 | French

This articles presents the results of a paper on which I’m first author, where we showed that coral reef fish larval recruitment corresponds to the thyroid hormone controlled metamorphosis, and that this transition can be altered by the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Sciences et Avenir is the leading French magazine for the popularization of science.

Intervention télévisée dans l’émission Fare Maohi sur la conférence IPFC et sur mes travaux.

2017 | French

I was interviewed in the TV show Fare Maohi, broadcasted on the French Polynesia national TV channel Polynésie Première. During the interview, I talked about my research and about the upcoming Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, which was held in Tahiti in 2017, and in which  I was chair of the C7 session on Larval recruitment.

Comment les polluants perturbent la maturation des poissons coralliens.

2017 | French

This articles presents the results of a paper on which I’m first author, where we showed that coral reef fish larval recruitment corresponds to the thyroid hormone controlled metamorphosis, and that this transition can be altered by the pesticide chlorpyrifos. This article was published on the CNRS (prestigious French research institution) website.

Habitat selection by marine larvae in changing chemical environments.

2016 | English

This articles features a study in which I’m a co-author. In this study, we explored how changing chemical environments (e.g. acidified water, water containing red soil or a pesticide) affect the sensory ecology of two marine species at the larval stage. This article was published by the OA-ICC (Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre).

La couleur des manini, indicateur de leur état de santé.

2016 | French

This articles presents the research that Anastasha (a student that I co-supervised) and I were conducted at that time, on the pigmentation changes occurring in a coral reef fish during its metamorphosis, and how stressors could affect these changes. This article was published in La Depêche, a French Polynesian national newspaper.

Invited Seminars

  • 2018 CRIOBE

    Sensory ecology of coral-reef fishes during larval recruitment and metamorphosis.

    Besson M. | CRIOBE Seminar Series, Moorea, French Polynesia

  • 2017 CRIOBE

    Coral-reef fish metamorphosis and larval recruitment.

    Besson M. | CRIOBE Seminar Series, Perpignan, France

  • 2017 OOB

    Metamorphosis and larval recruitment in coral-reef fishes facing environmental stressors.

    Besson M. | OOB Seminar Series, Banyuls-sur-mer, France

  • 2017 CRESCO

    Importance of metamorphosis in coral-reef fish larval recruitment facing anthropogenic pressures.

    Besson M. | CRESCO Seminar Series, Dinard, France

  • 2017 OOB

    Importance of coral reef fish metamorphosis in larval recruitment processes.

    Besson M. | OOB PhD Student Annual Conference, Banyuls-sur-mer, France

  • 2017 CRIOBE

    Importance of metamorphosis in coral-reef fish larval recruitment.

    Besson M. | CRIOBE PhD Student Annual Conference, Perpignan, France

  • 2016 CRIOBE

    Importance of metamorphosis in coral-reef fish larval recruitment.

    Besson M. | CRIOBE PhD Student Annual Conference, Perpignan, France

  • 2016 IFREMER

    Physiological aspects of coral-reef fish metamorphosis.

    Besson M. | IFREMER Seminar Series, Tahiti, French Polynesia

  • 2016 Tetiaroa Society

    Post-larval Capture & Culture, and Replenishment in Tetiaroa atoll.

    Besson M. | Tetiaroa Society Seminar Series, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

  • 2015 CRIOBE

    Importance of metamorphosis in coral-reef fish larval recruitment.

    Besson M. | CRIOBE PhD Student Annual Conference, Perpignan, France