Dr Rémi Daigle

IMG_1201 - CopyPost-Doctoral Researcher

My degrees

BSc Marine Biology, Dalhousie University

PhD Oceanography, Dalhousie University

Email: daigleremi@gmail.com



My research

My current research involves modifying the framework of the original Ocean Health Index to generate a Canadian Ocean Health Index (COHI) that will (a) incorporate public goals that are most relevant to Canadians and (b) quantify the relative importance of each goal to Canadians. COHI has the potential to be a powerful tool that will allow policy-makers to evaluate how different options may affect ocean health. The effect of policies that involve trade-off between goals can be evaluated on overall ocean health by incorporating this value-based component.


Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas, B. deYoung. Fine-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Submitted to Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (December 2013).

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas, B. deYoung. Large-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Submitted to Marine Ecology Progress Series (May 2013).

Civelek C.V., R.M. Daigle, A. Metaxas. (2013). Effects of temperature on larval swimming patterns regulate vertical distribution relative to thermoclines in Asterias rubens. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 445: 1-12.

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. (2012). Modelling of the larval response of green sea urchins to thermal stratification using a random walk approach. J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 438:14-23

Short, J., A. Metaxas, R.M. Daigle. (2012). Predation of larval benthic invertebrates in St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 1(1):1-9

Roy, A., Metaxas, A., R.M. Daigle (2012). Changes in vertical distribution and aggregative behaviour in response to population density for larval sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) and sea stars (Asterias rubens). Mar. Ecol. 33(2):194-204

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. (2011) Vertical distribution of marine invertebrate larvae in response to thermal stratification in the laboratory. J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 409(1-2):89-98

Daigle, R.M., C.M. Herbinger. (2009). Ecological interactions between the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis) and the farmed blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). Aquatic Invasions 4(1):177-187