Ph.D., Macroecology & Oceanography
2015-2018 Research Fellow (University of British Columbia)
Research Associate, Changing Ocean Research Unit (University of British Columbia)
Gabriel Reygondeau’s research focuses on the thematic of “The effects of climate changes and anthropogenic activities on the biogeography of the global ocean”. His current research interests can be summarized in 3 topics: (1) relations between marine organisms (from plankton to top predator), biodiversity and environmental conditions at the global scale; (2) Identification and monitoring of global marine ecosystems and (3) Evaluation of the impact of anthropogenic pressures on the global marine ecosystems.
Sutton, T. T., Clark, M. R., Dunn, D. C., Halpin, P. N., Rogers, A. D., Guinotte, J., Bograd, S. J., Angel, M. V., Perez, J. A. A., Wishner, K., Haedrich, R. L., Lindsay, D. J., Drazen, J. C., Vereshchaka, A., Piatkowski, U., Morato, T., Blachowiak-Samolyk, K., Robison, B. H., Gjerde, K. M., Pierrot-Bults, A., Bernal, P., Reygondeau, G., Heino, M., 2017, A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone2, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.006, link
Guidi, L., Legendre, L., Reygondeau, G., Uitz, J., Stemmann, L., Henson, S. A. , 2015, A new look at ocean carbon remineralization for estimating deepwater sequestration, Oceanography, Global Biogeochemical Cyclces, 27(7), 1044-1059, link
Reygondeau, G., Guieu, C., Benedetti, F., Irisson, J.O., Ayata, S.D., Gasparini, S., Koubbi, P., 2016, Biogeochemical regions of the Mediterranean Sea: an objective multidimensional and multivariate environmental approach, Progress in Oceanography, ISSN 0079-6611, (In press), link
Cheung W., Frölicher T., Asch R., Jones M., Pinsky M., Reygondeau G., Rodgers K., Rykaczewski R., Sarmiento J., Stock C., Watson J., 2015, Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change, Climate Change, Marine Management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, link
Wabnitz C.C.C., Lam V.W.Y., Reygondeau G., Teh L., Al-Abdulrazzak D., Khalfallah M., Pauly D., Palomares D., Zeller D., and W.W.L. Chung. 2018. Climate Change Impacts on Marine Biodiversity, Fisheries and Society in the Arabian Gulf. PLoS One 13(5): e0194537, link
Asch, R. G., Cheung, W. W. L., Reygondeau, G., 2017. Future marine ecosystem drivers, biodiversity, and fisheries maximum catch potential in Pacific Island countries and territories under climate change, Fisheries, Biodiversity, Marine Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.015, link
Oyinlola, M.A., Reygondeau, G., Wabnitz, C.C.C., Troell, M., Cheung, W.W.L., 2018. Global estimation of areas with suitable environmental conditions for mariculture species. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191086. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191086, link
Cheung, W. W. L., Reygondeau, G., Frölicher, T. L., 2016, Large benefits to marine fisheries of meeting the 1.5°C global warming target, Fisheries, Climate Change, Science, 354: 6319, 1591-1594, link
Reygondeau, G., Molinero, J. C., Coombs, S., MacKenzie, B. R., Bonnet, D. , 2015, Progressive changes in the Western English Channel foster a reorganization in the plankton food web, Marine Ecosystem, Progress in Oceanography, 137, 524-532, link
Lam V., Cheung W., Reygondeau G., Sumaila U.R., 2016, Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change, Fisheries, Economics, Climate Change, Scientific Reports, link
Hélaouët P., Beaugrand G., Reygondeau G., 2016, Reliability of spatial and temporal patterns of C. finmarchicus inferred from the CPR survey, Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Journal of Marine Systems, Volume 153, Pages 18–24, link
Cheung W., Jones M., Reygondeau G., Stock C., Lam V., Frölicher T., 2016, Structural uncertainty in projecting global fisheries catches under climate change, Fisheries, Climate Change, Ecological Modelling, Volume 325, Pages 57–66, link
Koubbi, P., Reygondeau, G., De Broyer, C., Constable, A., Cheung, W., 2015, The Southern Ocean, Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ocean and Climate, 2015 – Scientific Notes, Pages 41-50, link
Crespo, G.O., Dunn, D.C., Reygondeau, G., Boerder, K., Worm, B., Cheung, W., Tittensor, D.P., and Halpin, P.N. (2018). The environmental niche of the global high seas pelagic longline fleet. Science Advances, 4(8), Eaat3681. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat3681 link
Singh, GG, Hilmi, N, Bernhardt, J, et al. Climate impacts on the ocean are making the Sustainable Development Goals a moving target travelling away from us. People Nat. 2019; 00: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.26 link
du Pontavice, H., Gascuel, D., Reygondeau, G., Maureaud, A., and Cheung, W.W.L. (2019). Climate change undermines the global functioning of marine food webs. Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.14944 link.
Gagné TO, Reygondeau G, Jenkins CN, Sexton JO, Bograd SJ, Hazen EL, Van Houtan, KS (2020) Towards a global understanding of the drivers of marine and terrestrial biodiversity. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228065. link.
Oyinlola, M.A., Reygondeau, G., Wabnitz, C.C.C., & Cheung, W.W.L. (2020). Projecting global mariculture diversity under climate change. Global Change Biology, 00:1-15. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14974 link.
Rogers, A., O. Aburto-Oropeza, et al. 2020. Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at www.oceanpanel.org/blue-papers/critical-habitats-and-biodiversity-inventory-thresholds-and-governance
Gabriel Reygondeau, Nereus Fellow (UBC), has co-authored a paper entitled “Reliability of spatial and temporal patterns of C. finmarchicus inferred from the CPR survey” in the Journal of Marine Systems.
Nereus Alumnus Gabriel Reygondeau to Work with Half Earth Project on Global Marine Species Distribution
Nereus alumnus Gabriel Reygondeau (University of British Columbia – UBC) was chosen to work for the Half Earth Project, and become a UBC-Yale Fellow for his work on global marine species distribution. At UBC and Yale, he will continue his research on “the effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities on global ocean biodiversity.”
William Cheung and Gabriel Reygondeau publish chapter on The Southern Ocean in the Ocean and Climate Platform’s Scientific Notes
William Cheung, Director of the Nereus Program (Science), and Gabriel Reygondeau, Nereus Fellow (UBC), are co-authors of a chapter on The Southern Ocean, published in the Ocean and Climate Platform’s Scientific Notes.
Biogeochemical regions of the Mediterranean Sea: an objective multidimensional and multivariate environmental approach
The study “Biogeochemical regions of the Mediterranean Sea: an objective multidimensional and multivariate environmental approach” was recently published in Progress in Oceanography with Nereus Fellow Gabriel Reygondeau (UBC) as the lead author.
4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018
26 February 2017 - 3 March 2017
20 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
UBC IOF Seminar Series: “Marine biodiversity of the global ocean: distribution, characteristic and projection”
13 January 2017 - 13 January 2017
Evaluation and Characterisation of Marine Biodiversity Under Climate Change
Changing Seawater Temperatures Due to Climate Change Will Threaten Global Marine Food Webs According to New Study
Lead author Hubert du Pontavice and co-authors Didier Gascuel, Gabriel Reygondeau, Aurore Maureaud, and William Cheung recently published an article in Global Change Biology – “Climate change undermines the global functioning of marine food webs”.
New Paper Shows the First Global Biodiversity Distribution Map Using Both Ocean and Terrestrial Species
Alumnus Gabriel Reygondeau is part of a research team lead by the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a new open access publication in PLoS ONE, “Towards a global understanding of the drivers of marine and terrestrial biodiversity”. In it, they created the first comprehensive global map of biodiversity distribution using both marine and terrestrial species.
Muhammed Oyinlola is lead author with Gabriel Reygondeau, Colette Wabnitz, and William Cheung as co-authors on a new study in Global Change Biology, “Projecting global mariculture diversity under climate change.” In their study, they look at how climate change will affect 85 of the most commonly farmed fish and invertebrates in coastal and open ocean areas.
Alumnus Gabriel Reygondeau (UBC/Yale University) is a main contributor to a new High Level Panel (HLP) Blue Paper on critical habitats and biodiversity. You can read the full version and summary for decision makers here.