Cecile Severine Rousseaux

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Cecile Severine Rousseaux

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.286.5750
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Cécile S. Rousseaux graduated from the University of Namur (Belgium) and received a Masters Degree in Biology of Organisms (University of Namur) and another one in Oceanography (University of Liege). She then did her PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia. In 2011, she started working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a Research Scientist. Since her arrival she has published several first author and co-author papers. She presented her work at several national and international meetings (2014 Ocean Science Meeting-Hawaii, 2012 Ocean Science Meeting-Utah, ASLO-Japan 2012, WCRP-Denver 2011) including at the International Ocean Color Science Meeting in 2013 (Germany) where she was an invited speaker. She received a World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Presentation award in 2011 and a NASA GMAO Award for Outstanding Contribution by a new GMAO member in 2013. She is on the Science Team for the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, is involved in the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) and the international MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP) and collaborates with several other researchers on an Interdisciplinary Research (IDS) on the ‘Feedbacks, Processes and Impacts of Contemporary Changes in the Arctic’.

    Research Interests

    Effects of climate variability on phytoplankton using a satellite data assimilating global biogeochemical model (NOBM)

    Dr. Cécile S. Rousseaux works on the effects of climate variability on phytoplankton using a satellite data assimilating global biogeochemical model (NOBM, https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/oceanbiology/description.php) with Dr. Watson W. Gregg (NASA, GSFC). She is part of the MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP) project that aims to foster the development of models based on phytoplankton functional types in order to progress towards the resolution of important scientific questions (http://lgmacweb.env.uea.ac.uk/maremip/index.shtml). She is also part of the Carbon Monitoring System (http://carbon.nasa.gov/), an initiative to characterize, quantify, understand and predict the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks. She is part of the Suomi NPP Science Team.

    Education

    2012-2013 Research Scientist, GESTAR/Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), NASA

    2011-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Universities Space Research Association at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), NASA

    2007-2011 PhD candidate, Thesis title: “Quantifying the impact of the Leeuwin Current on the ecology and biogeochemistry of the Ningaloo Reef”, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

    2005-2006 Masters Degree, Oceanology, Thesis title: “Impact of climate changes on the dynamics of plankton in the Bay of Calvi, Corsica”, University of Liege (Ulg), Liege, Belgium

    2004-2005 Masters Degree, Biological Sciences, Thesis title : “A study on the effects of microzooplankton grazing in the diurnal vertical migration of the toxic dinoflagellates Gymnodinium catenatum in the Huon Estuary (Tasmania)”, Faculte Universitaire Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP), Namur, Belgium

    2001-2003 Bachelor Degree, Biological Sciences, Faculte Universitaire Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP), Namur, Belgium

    Awards

    2013 NASA/GMAO Award for Outstanding Contribution by a new GMAO member
    2011 World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Presentation award
    2010 Western Australian Marine Science Institute (WAMSI) award for best science based work
    2009 Finalist of the IOC/UNESCO Awards
    2009 American Society for Limonology and Oceanography (ASLO) Outstanding student presentation award
    2008 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Flagship
    2008 WAMSI Node 3 top-up scholarship
    2008 WAMSI Node1 top-up scholarship
    2008 BHP-Billiton scholarship
    2007 Biological Oceanography Scholarship
    2006 Marie-Curie Studentship
    2006 Docquier Grant

    Grants

    10/01/2013 - 09/30/2016 A.31 Interdisciplinary Research in earth Science, NASA , NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N-IDS
     Feedbacks, Processes and Impacts of Contemporary Changes in the Arctic; Co-I; 0.2 FTE
    10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015 Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry, NASA , NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N-OBB
     Variation in phytoplankton composition associated with ENSO diversity in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean; Co-I; 0.2 FTE

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Rousseaux, C. S., and W. W. Gregg. 2014. "Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton Primary Production at A Global Scale." Remote Sensing 6 (1): 1-19 [10.3390/rs6010001]

    Gregg, W. W., N. W. Casey, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2014. "Sensitivity of simulated global ocean carbon flux estimates to forcing by reanalysis products." Ocean Modelling 80 24-35 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.05.002]

    Rousseaux, C. S., T. Hirata, and W. W. Gregg. 2013. "Satellite views of global phytoplankton community distributions using an empirical algorithm and a numerical model." Biogeosciences Discussions 10 (1): 1083-1109 [10.5194/bgd-10-1083-2013]

    Rousseaux, C. S., and W. W. Gregg. 2012. "Climate variability and phytoplankton composition in the Pacific Ocean." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (C10): C10006 [10.1029/2012JC008083]

    Wernberg, T., D. A. Smale, F. Tuya, et al. M. S. Thomsen, T. J. Langlois, T. de Bettignies, S. Bennett, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2012. "An extreme climatic event alters marine ecosystem structure in a global biodiversity hotspot." Nature Climate change 3 (1): 78-82 [10.1038/nclimate1627]

    Rousseaux, C. S., R. Lowe, M. Feng, A. M. Waite, and P. A. Thompson. 2012. "The role of the Leeuwin Current and mixed layer depth on the autumn phytoplankton bloom off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia." Continental Shelf Research 32 22-35 [10.1016/j.csr.2011.10.010]

    Langlois, T. J., B. T. Radford, K. P. Van Niel, et al. J. J. Meeuwig, A. F. Pearce, C. S. Rousseaux, G. A. Kendrick, and E. S. Harvey. 2011. "Consistent abundance distributions of marine fishes in an old, climatically buffered, infertile seascape." Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (9): 886-897 [10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00734.x]

    Non-Refereed

    Gregg, W. W., N. W. Casey, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2013. "Global Surface Ocean Carbon Estimates in a Model Forced by MERRA." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 31 39

    Brief Bio

    Cécile S. Rousseaux graduated from the University of Namur (Belgium) and received a Masters Degree in Biology of Organisms (University of Namur) and another one in Oceanography (University of Liege). She then did her PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia. In 2011, she started working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a Research Scientist. Since her arrival she has published several first author and co-author papers. She presented her work at several national and international meetings (2014 Ocean Science Meeting-Hawaii, 2012 Ocean Science Meeting-Utah, ASLO-Japan 2012, WCRP-Denver 2011) including at the International Ocean Color Science Meeting in 2013 (Germany) where she was an invited speaker. She received a World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Presentation award in 2011 and a NASA GMAO Award for Outstanding Contribution by a new GMAO member in 2013. She is on the Science Team for the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, is involved in the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) and the international MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP) and collaborates with several other researchers on an Interdisciplinary Research (IDS) on the ‘Feedbacks, Processes and Impacts of Contemporary Changes in the Arctic’.

    Refereed

    Rousseaux, C. S., and W. W. Gregg. 2014. "Interannual Variation in Phytoplankton Primary Production at A Global Scale." Remote Sensing 6 (1): 1-19 [10.3390/rs6010001]

    Gregg, W. W., N. W. Casey, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2014. "Sensitivity of simulated global ocean carbon flux estimates to forcing by reanalysis products." Ocean Modelling 80 24-35 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.05.002]

    Rousseaux, C. S., T. Hirata, and W. W. Gregg. 2013. "Satellite views of global phytoplankton community distributions using an empirical algorithm and a numerical model." Biogeosciences Discussions 10 (1): 1083-1109 [10.5194/bgd-10-1083-2013]

    Rousseaux, C. S., and W. W. Gregg. 2012. "Climate variability and phytoplankton composition in the Pacific Ocean." J. Geophys. Res. 117 (C10): C10006 [10.1029/2012JC008083]

    Wernberg, T., D. A. Smale, F. Tuya, et al. M. S. Thomsen, T. J. Langlois, T. de Bettignies, S. Bennett, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2012. "An extreme climatic event alters marine ecosystem structure in a global biodiversity hotspot." Nature Climate change 3 (1): 78-82 [10.1038/nclimate1627]

    Rousseaux, C. S., R. Lowe, M. Feng, A. M. Waite, and P. A. Thompson. 2012. "The role of the Leeuwin Current and mixed layer depth on the autumn phytoplankton bloom off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia." Continental Shelf Research 32 22-35 [10.1016/j.csr.2011.10.010]

    Langlois, T. J., B. T. Radford, K. P. Van Niel, et al. J. J. Meeuwig, A. F. Pearce, C. S. Rousseaux, G. A. Kendrick, and E. S. Harvey. 2011. "Consistent abundance distributions of marine fishes in an old, climatically buffered, infertile seascape." Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (9): 886-897 [10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00734.x]

    Non-Refereed

    Gregg, W. W., N. W. Casey, and C. S. Rousseaux. 2013. "Global Surface Ocean Carbon Estimates in a Model Forced by MERRA." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 31 39

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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