Earth Scientist
Earth Scientist

Biography

Lenaïg Hemery is an Earth Scientist in the Coastal Sciences Division at the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory at PNNL-Sequim. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Organisms and Population Biology from the University of Western Brittany (France); her master’s degree in Systematics and Evolution from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (France); and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from the National Museum of Natural History of Paris (France), where she remains an Honorary Attachée. She then completed a postdoctoral position at Hatfield Marine Science Center, in Newport, Oregon. Hemery is now a Marine Energy Specialist (Benthic Ecologist) at PNNL, where she studies the potential effects of wave, tidal and wind energy developments on marine environments, especially benthic habitats. Her research uses an integrative approach to characterize and understand the patterns and processes of marine benthic biodiversity, particularly in relation to human activities at sea. Her interdisciplinary experience in marine biology spans from population genetics to habitat modeling to community ecology. Her research allows her to bridge biology, ecology and oceanography topics and investigate research questions related to marine biodiversity macroevolution and conservation, and global environmental changes and sustainable uses of marine environments around the world. 

Research Interests

  • benthic ecology
  • ecological modeling
  • habitat change
  • molecular ecology
  • ocean renewable energy
  • underwater video

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Ecology & Evolution, Sorbonne University

Master of Science, Systematics of Evolution, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Publications

2020

  • Copping, A.E. and Hemery, L.G., editors. 2020. OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World. Report for Ocean Energy Systems (OES). doi:10.2172/1632878.
  • Copping A.E., L.G. Hemery, D.M. Overhus, L. Garavelli, M.C. Freeman, J.M. Whiting, and A.M. Gorton, et al. 2020. "Potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy development - the state of the science." Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, no. 11:Article No. 879. PNNL-SA-156387. doi:10.3390/jmse8110879
  • Copping A.E., M.C. Freeman, A.M. Gorton, and L.G. Hemery. 2020. "Risk Retirement - Decreasing Uncertainty and Informing Consenting Permitting Processes for Marine Renewable Energy Development." Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, no. 3:172. PNNL-SA-150723. doi:10.3390/jmse8030172
  • Hemery, L.G. 2020. Changes in Benthic and Pelagic Habitats Caused by Marine Renewable Energy Devices. In A.E. Copping and L.G. Hemery (Eds.), OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World. Report for Ocean Energy Systems (OES). (pp. 105-125). DOI: 10.2172/1633182.
  • Copping, A.E., M.C. Freeman, A.M Gorton, and L.G. Hemery. 2020. Risk Retirement and Data Transferability for Marine Renewable Energy. In A.E. Copping and L.G. Hemery (Eds.), OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World. Report for Ocean Energy Systems (OES). (pp. 263-279). DOI: 10.2172/1633208.
  • Buenau, K.; Garavelli, L.; Hemery, L.; Garcia Medina, G. ; Hibler, L. (2020). Review of Available Models for Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy (Report No. PNNL-29977). Report by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Report for US Department of Energy (DOE).

2019

  • Copping A.E., M.C. Freeman, A.M. Gorton, and L.G. Hemery. 2019. "A Risk Retirement Pathway for Potential Effects of Underwater Noise and Electromagnetic Fields for Marine Renewable Energy." In OCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE, October 27-31, 2019, Seattle, WA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-147090. doi:10.23919/OCEANS40490.2019.8962841