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I received my Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) in 2008 and my Master’s degree in Oceanography and Marine Environments from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris 6 (France) in 2010. I then received my PhD from the University of Strasbourg in 2014 and my thesis focused on the adaptative capacities of seabirds to face environmental variability and the role of heterogeneity within populations, with a particular emphasis on animal personality.

I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2018 as a Research Associate, progressing to my current position in 2020. Before that, I worked as a Research Associate and volunteered in various institutions in the French West Indies, including the non-profit Marine Institute of Martinique (Observatoire du Milieu Marin Martiniquais).

Research Interests

My research focuses on nature’s benefits to people, examining:

  • Coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Birds, and more particularly seabirds and waterbirds
  • Ecosystems’ ecological condition
  • Functional ecology and ecosystem services valuation
  • Nature-based solutions in the marine environment

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., The adaptive capacities of seabirds to face environmental variability: the role of heterogeneity within populations., Scientific Centre of Monaco

1 Jan 20112 Oct 2014

Award Date: 2 Oct 2014

MSc, Master of Science, Oceanography and Marine Environments, Sorbonne Université

1 Sept 200830 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

BSc (Hons), Life Sciences, Université Côte d'Azur

1 Sept 200530 Jun 2008

Award Date: 30 Jun 2008


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