Corinne Pomerleau

Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR)
Department of National Defence
3400 Fairwinds Drive
Nanoose Bay, BC
V9P 9J9

Phone: 250-468-5109


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Dr. Corinne Pomerleau is a researcher at the DND Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges in Nanoose Bay. Her work is focus within the Central Strait of Georgia, particularly in and around area Whiskey Golf and in Hotham Sound. Her research interests include the spatial and temporal changes in zooplankton and water mass structure and how this is related to marine mammal foraging and seabird feeding hotpots. She is interested in real-time detection of marine mammals, particularly killer whales, using passive acoustic monitoring. She is also interested in the effects of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals, particularly on their distribution, feeding and vocal behaviour.

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Rogachev KA, Pomerleau C, Shlyk N, Carmack EC (2022) Joint effects of sea ice melt, freshwater discharge and tidal currents on zooplankton abundance in the Sea of Okhotsk: 2004 and 2013. Polar Science, 31, 100781

Pomerleau C, Matthews CJD, Gobeil C, Stern GA, Ferguson SH, Macdonald RW (2018) Mercury and stable isotope cycles in baleen plates are consistent with year-round feeding in bowhead whales. Polar Biology, 41(9):1881-1893

Pomerleau C, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Ferguson SH, Stern H, Høyer JL, Stern GA (2017) Reconstructing variability in West Greenland ocean biogeochemistry and bowhead whale food web structure using amino acid isotope ratios. Polar Biology, 40:2225-2238.

Pomerleau C, Sastri A, Beisner B (2015) Evaluation of functional trait diversity for marine zooplankton communities in the Northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean. Journal of Plankton Research, 37(4):712–726. (Featured Article)

Pomerleau C, Nelson RJ, Hunt BPV, Sastri AR, Williams WJ (2014) Spatial patterns in zooplankton communities and stable isotope ratios in relation to oceanographic conditions in the sub-Arctic Pacific and Western Arctic regions during the summer of 2008. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(3): 757-775.

Wall C, Rountree R, Pomerleau C, Juanes F (2014) An exploration for deep-sea fish sounds off Vancouver Island from the Neptune Canada Ocean observing system. Deep-Sea Res I, 83: 57-64.

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