I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Univ Paris-Sud (Orsay, France) in the “Ecology Systematic and Evolution” lab (ESE- UMR 8079) particularly in the team “Ecology of Population and Community” (EPC).
ESE – UMR 8079
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Macro-ecology, Quantitative and spatial ecology, Community and population ecology, Global change, Biodiversity indicators, Dispersion and connectivity, Statistical and mechanistic modeling, Birds
Concerns about the influence of global changes on biodiversity need to investigate the mechanisms underlying changes in species range distributions and population sizes at large temporal and spatial scales. As a conservation biologist (PhD in Ecology at Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris), these issues are part of my main interests. My work focuses on understanding how macro-ecological processes drive spatial dynamic patterns of populations and communities.
I am a bird watcher and a bird ringer, so I am very interested in the ecology of birds, particularly in the European context. In previous postdoctoral positions, I have worked on the French Breeding Bird survey (FBBS) database. I examined which indicators would relevant for assessing the effect of connectivity on bird communities and how to find the best approach to downscale abundance indicators, from national to regional scale. During, my last postdoctoral position I focused my research on the migration of Alaskan Bar-tailed Godwit and Bristle-thighed Curlew.
Currently, I work with François Chiron and Carmen Bessa-Gomes on an exciting French citizen science scheme, BirdLab. With a very user-friendly app that aims at collecting information on bird occurrence and behaviour at feeders. the contributors mimic bird movements on their smartphone (or tablet) between 2 similar birdfeeders installed in their garden. Thanks to a large amount of data collected over France after 4 years (more than 25000 sample), we question how local and landscape variables (garden components, urbanisation level) shape bird assemblage and interaction network at feeders in France.