FAYÇAL KESSOURI – Postdoctoral Researcher



EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier, France, 2015

M.Sc., Oceanography, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2012

Engineer, Marine Environment, University of Algiers, Algeria, 2008

B.A., Sciences, Algiers, Algeria, 2003

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Dr. Kessouri has worked on a number of different types of ocean biogeochemical models. He has been part of multiple observation programs in the Mediterranean Sea, studying the deep convection process, fronts and eddies dynamics, and their impact on the nutrient distribution and plankton responses. His Mediterranean Sea projects include: (1) Dewex, a regional deep ocean experiment in the northwest, (2) MOOSE, a long term survey of the evolution of the northwest deep sea, (3) Amico Bio, a study investigating the effects of implementing different open boundary conditions on regional 3D biogeochemical ocean models, and (4) SIMED, a whole-basin-scale physical biogeochemical modeling effort to study long-term budgets. Dr. Kessouri’s computer modeling work includes calibration and development of the oxygen compartment for the biogeochemical model Eco3mS, which has been used for different Mediterranean plankton ecosystem studies. During this work, Dr. Kessouri was involved in coupling Eco3mS with the physical model SYMPHONIE for the small scale at very high resolution, and with NemoMed12 for larger scale and lower resolution. He also coupled Eco3mS to the physical model NEMO.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Research assistant, Laboratoire d’Aerologie, CNRS. Toulouse, France. 2012-2015

Ocean biogeochemist, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, CNRS. Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France. 2012

GIS, Water and sanitation company. Algiers, Algeria. 2008

PUBLICATIONS:

De Fommervaut, O., C. Migon, A. Dufour, F. D’Ortenzio, F. Kessouri, P. Raimbault, N. Garcia, V. Lagadec and C. Estournel. 2015. Atmospheric input of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus to the Ligurian Sea: Data from the Cap Ferrat coastal time-series station. Deep Sea Research II.

Estournel, C., P. Testor, P. Damien, F. D’Ortenzio, P. Marsaleix, P. Conan, F. Kessouri, X. Durrieu de Madron, L. Coppola, J. Lellouche, S. Belamari, L. Mortier, C. Ulses, L.Prieur. In press. High resolution modelling of dense water formation in the north-western Mediterranean: benefits from an improved initial state in summer. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, P. Marsaleix, C. Estournel, Dewex Group. In prep. Phytoplankton dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes in the western Mediterranean Sea using a 3D physical/biogeochemical coupled model. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Kessouri, F., C. Estournel, C. Ulses, P. Marsaleix, Dewex Group. In prep. Nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in the western Mediterranean Sea using high resolution modeling: Processes and budget. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Kessouri, F., T. Severin, M. Rembauville, N. Mayot, V. Taillandier, L. Oriol, J. Caparros, F. D’Ortenzio, C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Conan. In prep. Nutrient classification of the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea during a deep convection event: driver of the spring phytoplankton pigments distribution - A Deep Water Experiment 2013. Journal of Geophysical Research.

Severin, T., C. Sauret, M. Boutrif, T. Duhaut, F. Kessouri, L. Oriol, J. Caparros, M. Pujo-Pay, X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Garel, C. Tamburini, P. Conan, J.F. Ghiglione. In press. Impact of an intense water column mixing (0-1500m) on prokaryotic 1 diversity and activities during an open-ocean convection event in the NW Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Microbiology.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix. 2015. Study of the plankton ecosystem variability using a coupled hydrodynamics biogeochemical modelling in the Mediterranean Sea. EGU conference, Vienna, Austria.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix, Dewex Group. 2015. Modelling the biogeochemical cycles in the Mediterranean Sea. Mistrals Mermex meeting, Marseille, France.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix, F. D’Ortenzio, L. Prieur, N. Mayot, O.P. de Fommervault. 2015. Study of the plankton ecosystem variability using Modelling and BioArgo floats deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. 5th Euro Argo Users Workshop, Brest, France.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix. 2014. Response of the plankton ecosystem to the north western Mediterranean Sea: The plankton seasonal cycle and the role of the convection for the POC flux. Ocean Sciences meeting, ASLO, Honolulu, HI.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix. 2014. Modelisation biogéochimique de la mer mediterranée. SIMED workshop, Paris, France.

Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix. 2013. Response of the plankton ecosystem to the deep convection in the western Mediterranean Sea, Modelling and Observations. CIESM Conference, Marseille, France.