I’m a biologist and oceanographer working primarily on biodiversity issues, interaction between the physical and the anthropogenic environments and species distributions, top predator population and habitat modeling and conservation, ecotoxicology and population genetics of species of commercial and conservation interest.
Besides my academic career, that leaded me to work also with the Channel Islands MPA network in California and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Australia among others, I worked for the MNHN and the French Ministry of the Environment to improve the list of marine species to include in the French national regulations according to European policies such as the Habitats Directive, Birds Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Common Fisheries Policy and the IUCN Red List. Moreover, I collaborated to the development of a FEAMP project with the objective of determining marine mobile species (and their habitat) sensitivity to anthropogenic pressures (and the risks generated by their impacts) due to anthropogenic activities in MPAs. Finally, I recently received a research grant to expand and deepen the results of my PhD integrating large database information and applying new technologies, such as Global Circulation Models, genomics and remote sensing, to ecologically describe marine biodiversity hotspots at the global level and contribute to the creation of MPAs in the High Seas.
I am willing to dedicate my career to an effective and innovative conservation focused work in a stimulating and challenging environment to spur a real practical change.
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