M.S. Biosciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon, France, 2015
B.S. Biological Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon – Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, 2012
My research interests are in animal behavioural ecology and the way animals interact with their environment, move, and are distributed in space. The goal of my PhD project is to investigate humpback whales' space use patterns in a breeding ground of the South Pacific, in order to facilitate their conservation at the scale of giant marine reserves. My research aims at disentangling the drivers of humpback whale distribution and movements around New Caledonia and in the broader context of the South Pacific, in order to predict priority conservation areas and assess potential space-use conflicts with human activities. I seek innovative modelling approaches to study how the spatial distribution of marine megafauna is influenced by environmental changes, intra-specific and inter-specific interactions, and anthropogenic activities.
Institute of Research for Development, Nouméa, New Caledonia
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Nearshore habitat use of the critically endangered Māui dolphins. Marine Mammal Institute, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon, US (2015).
Methods for animal movement analysis at different spatio-temporal scales, applied to African buffaloes. Functional and Evolutionary Ecology Research Center (CEFE), CNRS, Montpellier, FR (2014).
Spatial and temporal dynamics of green turtle populations in the Indian Ocean, Kélonia Marine Turtle Observatory, La Réunion (2013-2014).