Dr. Emmanuel Nantet
Department: Maritime Civilizations
Research Areas: pelagic and benthic invertebrates, including gelatinous zooplankton (jellyfish), benthic macrofauna and protozoa; interactions between man and the marine environment (e.g. impacts of marine pollution and climate change on marine communities, marine aquaculture) and in finding practical (and sustainable) solutions to problems in the marine environment (e.g. eutrophication).
Laboratory: The Applied Marine Biology and Ecology Research (AMBER)
Office: 6, Multipurpose Building
Dr. Nantet’s research deals mainly with nautical archaeology and history. He dedicated a book about the load capacity of the Greek and Roman ships (Phortia. Le tonnage des navires de commerce en Méditerranée du VIIIe siècle av. l’ère chrétienne au VIIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016, 656 p.). His study of the ancient ships is based both on written sources, iconographical evidence and shipwrecks. He is conducting land and underwater excavations and surveys in France (Allonnes, Port-Vendres) and in Israel (Caesarea). He is also heading the PANAV project about nautical heritage.