Marc investigates the dynamics of markets and the social-ecological trade-offs that can exist between forage fish fisheries for fishmeal in aquaculture and direct human consumption.
Social-ecological consequences from aquacultures increased dependence on high grade inputs from agriculture are also part of his research topics.
Marc looks at links between sustainable use of marine resources, food security and governance, particularly in light of projected substantial increased demand for seafood due to both population growth and per capita consumption. He is closely collaborating with centre researchers Henrik Österblom, Max Troell, science director Carl Folke and NF-fellow Andrew Merrie.
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Marc received is Ph.D. degree in Biological Oceanology and Marine Environment from the University of La Rochelle (France) in 2007, conducting his research at Marine Environment Laboratories - International Atomic Energy Agency (Monaco). He obtained his MSc in 2003 in Agronomy (applied zoology) from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).
He is a multidisciplinary scientist with experience in environmental and sustainability-oriented research, focusing e.g., on food safety. Marc has worked on aquaculture nutrition and the role of aquaculture in food security, in particular from the perspective of the competition that exists between catch of forage fish for fishmeal and human consumption.
He has a keen interest in aquaculture globally and future challenges associated with this development, particularly the debate about "competition between feed and food resources".