Nathalie Rose Le François has a doctorate in Oceanography (INRS/Oceanology-UQAR, 1998) and is a fish ecophysiologist. She works especially on special-status native species (exploited by fishing, domestic or threatened). At the Montréal Biodôme she’s associated with the marine ecosystem and is actively involved in the integration of processes for improving water quality to benefit the living aquatic collections. She also works on various research projects in animal physiology, aquaculture conservation and sustainable development, and is starting a research program in Antarctica involving the study of climate change on the embryonic development of different species of mackerel icefish in collaboration with an American team based at Palmer Station there. Since January 2009 she’s been a scientific advisor at the Montréal Biodôme and associate professor at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and at Université Laval.