PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Date of birth: 1st of August 1968
  • Nationality: French

EDUCATION

  • 2004 : Habilitation to Direct Research (HDR), Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France) Title: “The ecophysiology of marine vertebrates”.
  • 1994-1997 : Ph D (magna cum laude), Institute of Marine Research (now GEOMAR), Kiel University, Germany
  • 1993 : Masters, Institute of Marine Research (now GEOMAR), Kiel University, Germany

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Since 2014 : CNRS First Class Research Director (DR1) at Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) UMR 5175 CNRS – Université de Montpellier, France
  • Since 2010 : Research associate, DST-NRF Center of Excellence at the FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • 4-8/2015 : Visiting scientist, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2009-2015 : Leader of the team “Spatial Ecology of Populations” at CEFE-CNRS Montpellier
  • 2010-2014 : CNRS Second Class Research Director (DR2) at CEFE Montpellier – Université de Montpellier
  • 2007-2010 : CNRS Researcher (CR1) at CEFE- Université de Montpellier
  • 2006-2007 : Visiting scientist, DST-NRF Center of Excellence at the FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2004-2006 : Leader of the team “Functional Ecology of Marine Vertebrates” Département d’Ecologie, Physiologie et Ethologie (DEPE), Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), Strasbourg, France
  • 2000-2006 : CNRS Researcher (CR2 then CR1) at DEPE-IPHC, Strasbourg, France
  • 1998-2000 : Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doctoral fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council, Banchory Research Station, Scotland

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • 2018 : Fellow of  the International Ornithological Union
  • 2012 : Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America (National Science Foundation)
  • Since 2007 : Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Bioscience, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2003 : Franco-British Research Award (jointly awarded by the Royal Society of London and the Académie des Sciences, Paris)
  • Since 2000 : Fellow of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC, UK
  • 1994-1996 : PhD fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany)

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • 2007-2018 : 7 Post Docs, 9 PhDs and 2 MSCs at Université de Montpellier
  • 2003-2017 : 7 MSCs at University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2000-2006 : 2 Post Doc, 4 PhDs and 1 MSC at Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
  • 1992-1996 : 2 MSCs at University of Kiel, Germany

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • 2016 : Guest lecturer – Seabird spatial ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2014 : Guest lecturer – Seabird spatial ecology, Université de Nice, France
  • 2008-2013 : Guest lecturer – Seabird ecophysiology, Université de Montpellier
  • 2000-2006 : Lecturer – Member of the founding team of a new Masters in Ecophysiology, Ethology and Energetics, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
  • 1995 – 1998 : Teaching assistant in biochemistry, University of Kiel, Germany

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 2018 : Avian energetics symposium, 27th Int. Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017 : Biodiversity symposium at the conference “High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues“, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
  • 2015 : Evolutionary physiology & movement ecology symposia at the 2nd World Seabird Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2014 : Arctic Animal Migration symposium at the ArcticNet Conference, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2014 : Symposium on bird-borne cameras at the 5th Int. Bio-Logging Science Symposium, Strasbourg
  • 2013 : Member of the scientific committee of the Conference “Arctique – Les Grands Enjeux Scientifiques“, Collège de France, Paris
  • 2002 : Co-organiser: Animal Behaviour and Ecophysiology conference, Strasbourg

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Since 2016 : Member of a CNRS interdisciplinary recruitment panel (interface biology/physics/chemistry)
  • Since 2012 : French representative (Foreign Affairs mandate) at the Arctic Council working group “Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora”
  • Since 2012 : Member of the scientific committee of the French Polar Initiative
  • 2009-2010 : National coordinator of Polar Ecology at CNRS
  • 2009-2017 : Member (nominated by the French ministry of environment) of the Polar Environment Committee

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION AND REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • >175 publications in international journals (Web of Science: h-index=43, >5000 citations)
  • Since 2019 : Editor of Frontiers in Marine Ecology (forthcoming)
  • Since 2012 : Associate editor of Functional Ecology
  • 2010-2015 : Editorial board member of Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • 2012-2013 : Board member, ecology panel, Science Academy of Finland
  • 2007-2009 : Member & vice-president of a panel of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
  • Examiner of 15 PhDs and 10 habilitations. Reviewer for >35 journals including Science, Nature, Current Biology, Phil Trans Roy Soc B, Ecology. Evaluations for >10 funding agencies, including ERC, NSF (USA), NERC (UK), CRC & NSERC (Canada) & ANR (France)

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • British Ecological Society (since 1998), Society Française d’Ecologie (since 2015)

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS (Energyscape project)

  • Assoc. Prof William Cheung, climate change impacts, Inst. for the Oceans & Fisheries, UBC Vancouver
  • Dr Maria Dias, global seabird tracking, BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Jérôme Fort, seabird ecotoxicology, CNRS-Univ. La Rochelle, France
  • Dr Denise Hardesty, marine plastics, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia
  • Prof Michael Kearney, mechanistic modelling, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof Daniel Pauly, fisheries science, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC Vancouver
  • Prof Warren Porter, mechanistic modelling, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Prof Craig White, animal energetics, School of Sciences, Monash University, Australia

 CAREER BREAKS: No career breaks, but I have one adoptive daughter, born in 1999

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