Ghassen Halouani

Ghassen Halouani

Marine ecologist

Laboratoire Ressources Halieutiques de Boulogne (PDG-RBE-HMMN-LRHBL)

+33 (0)3 21 99 50 85

Employer : Ifremer

Site : Boulogne

Postal address : Centre Manche Mer du Nord - 150, Quai Gambetta - 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0001-6610-293X

Research Interests

My research aims to investigate the impacts of fishing and other anthropogenic pressures on marine ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding spatial and temporal trophic dynamics of exploited ecosystems at several levels of biological organization, from the individual to the population, with the goal to contribute to the discussion on the implementation of management plans



Halouani Ghassen, Villanueva Ching-Maria, Raoux Aurore, Dauvin Jean Claude, Ben Rais Lasram Frida, Foucher Eric, Le Loc'h Francois, Safi Georges, Araignous Emma, Robin Jean Paul, Niquil Nathalie (2020). A spatial food web model to investigate potential spillover effects of a fishery closure in an offshore wind farm . Journal of Marine Systems , 212, 103434 (11p.) .
Ben Rais Lasram Frida, Hattab Tarek, Nogues Quentin, Beaugrand Grégory, Dauvin Jean Claude, Halouani Ghassen, Le Loch Francois, Niquil Nathalie, Leroy Boris (2020). An open-source framework to model present and future marine species distributions at local scale . Ecological Informatics , 59, 101130 (9p.) .
Fu Caihong, Xu Yi, Grüss Arnaud, Bundy Alida, Shannon Lynne, Heymans Johanna J, Halouani Ghassen, Akoglu Ekin, Lynam Christopher P, Coll Marta, Fulton Elizabeth A, Velez Laure, Shin Yunne-Jai (2020). Responses of ecological indicators to fishing pressure under environmental change: exploring non-linearity and thresholds . ICES Journal of Marine Science , 77(4), 1516-1531 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Marchal Paul, Loots Christophe, Cresson Pierre, Girardin Raphael, Auber Arnaud, Cochard Marie-Laure, Coppin Franck, Dubroca Laurent, Ernande Bruno, Foucher Eric, Giraldo Carolina, Halouani Ghassen, Koubbi Philippe, Lazard Coline, Mahe Kelig, Parrad Sophie, Schlaich Ivan, Verin Yves, Vigneau Joel, Vogel Camille (2020). Rapport annuel 2019 de l’unité Halieutique Manche – Mer du Nord (HMMN) . RBE/HMMN/20-01 .
Niquil Nathalie, Raoux Aurore, Haraldsson Matilda, Araignous Emma, Halouani Ghassen, Leroy Boris, Safi Georges, Nogues Quetin, Grangere Karine, Dauvin Jean-Claude, Riera Fabien, Maze Camille, Le Loch Francois, Villanueva Ching-Maria, Hattab Tarek, Bourdaud Pierre, Champagnat Juliette, Ben Rais Lasram Frida (2020). Toward an Ecosystem Approach of Marine Renewable Energy: The Case of the Offshore Wind Farm of Courseulles-sur-Mer in the Bay of Seine . Nguyen K., Guillou S., Gourbesville P., Thiébot J. (eds) Estuaries and Coastal Zones in Times of Global Change. Springer Water. Springer, Singapore. Print ISBN 978-981-15-2080-8 Online ISBN 978-981-15-2081-5. Part. Renewable Energies in the Sea and in Tidal Rivers: CFD Modelling and Impacts. pp.137-148 .


Fu Caihong, Xu Yi, Bundy Alida, Grüss Arnaud, Coll Marta, Heymans Johanna J., Fulton Elizabeth A., Shannon Lynne, Halouani Ghassen, Velez Laure, Akoğlu Ekin, Lynam Christopher P., Shin Yunne-Jai (2019). Making ecological indicators management ready: Assessing the specificity, sensitivity, and threshold response of ecological indicators . Ecological Indicators , 105, 16-28 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Araignous Emma, Beaugrand Gregory, Ben Rais Lasram Frida, Bourdaud Pierre, Champagnat Juliette, Dauvin Jean-Claude, Grangeré Karine, Halouani Ghassen, Haraldsson Matilda, Hattab Tarek, Le Loch Francois, Leroy Boris, Lejart Morgane, Niquil Nathalie, Nogues Quintin, Pagot J.-P., Raoux Aurore, Safi Georges, Villanueva Ching-Maria (2019). Recommandations pour une approche écosystémique des aires d’implantation d’énergies marines renouvelables. Cas d’étude du parc éolien offshore de Courseulles-sur-mer . France Energies Marines Editions.
Halouani Ghassen, Le Loc'h François, Shin Yunne-Jai, Velez Laure, Hattab Tarek, Romdhane Mohamed Salah, Ben Rais Lasram Frida (2019). An end-to-end model to evaluate the sensitivity of ecosystem indicators to track fishing impacts . Ecological Indicators , 98, 121-130 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :