ABOUT ME

I have always been passionate by marine science and ecology. That is why I completed a Master degree in marine ecology and fisheries science. Then, I carried on with a Ph.D in marine ecology, working on the population structure and connectivity of a flatfish species in the English Channel. As a postdoctoral fellow, I worked on a forecasting system for the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) of the Salish Sea, Canada. 

I would define my research at the interface between statistics and marine ecology.

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Photo by Maureen Welton (SIMRES)

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Spatial ecology

Population structure and connectivity, metapopulation functioning, migration strategies

2016 - 2020, Ph.D. in marine ecology

Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France

Natural tracers

Fish otoliths (microchemistry, shape and growth analyses), genetics (SNPs).

Animal tracking

Data - Visual sightings, passive acoustic monitoring, environmental data, species distribution.

Methods - Bayesian modelling, state space model, data assimilation, particle filter, time series analyses.

2014 - 2016, M.Sc. in marine ecology & fisheries science

Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France

2013 - 2014, B.Sc. in biology

University of Rennes, Rennes, France