Education

2009-2012

Ph.D. Conservation biology and Landscape genetics, University of Lyon 1 (LEHNA, France): “Individual-based sampling scheme in landscape genetics: assessing the impacts of anthropogenic fragmentation on dispersal patterns in the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris”.

Advisors: Pr. Pierre Joly / Pr. François Pompanon

2011

Inter-University Diploma in Animal Experimentation Level 1 (Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon / University of Lyon 1).

2006

M.Sc. Ecology, Microbial ecology, Evolution, specializing in Ecology, Evolution and Biometry, University of Lyon 1 (LEHNA, France): "Spatio-temporal use of the Tourbière du Grand-Lemps natural reserve and its periphery by amphibians".

Advisors: Pr. Pierre Joly / M. Gregory Maillet

Research experience

Current position (from 2015)

Postdoc (CNRS UMR 5321 ‘Station d’écologie théorique et expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis’, France), assessing genetic diversity, spatia functional connectivity and adaptative patterns in freshwater fish using spatial genetics and population genomics.

2013-2014

Postdoc (Université Catholique de Louvain, ISV, Belgium), assessing landscape functional connectivity in red deer (Cervus elaphus) using spatial genetics.

2009-2012

PhD student (University of Lyon 1; LEHNA, France) and R&D supervisor in the Ecosphère consulting company (CIFRE scholarship N°2/2009 from the ANRT).

April-May 2007 / April-May 2008

Research engineer (University of Lyon 1; LEHNA, France), supervising field experiments in a research program in the European tree frog Hyla arborea.

February-March 2007

Research engineer (French NGO avenir), evaluating the use of specific road-underpasses by dispersing amphibians (Isère, France).

February-August 2006

MsC student (University of Lyon 1; LEHNA, France), assessing the spatio-temporal use of a French protected peat bog by the Common toad Bufo bufo using VHF telemetry.

March-May 2005

Volunteer student (University of Lyon 1; LEHNA, France), evaluating the spatial distribution of the Common toad Bufo bufo in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Grants and awards

2014

ITTECOP - IDRRIM thesis award : special mention

2009

CIFRE Scholarship (n°2/2009: 42.000 €) from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie (ANRT)

Additional PhD grants (total: 211.000€) from :

- Ecosphère;
- Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) ;
- Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR).

Courses attended

2015

“Measuring intra-species diversity using high-throughput sequencing”, EMBO Practical Course (Oeiras, Portugal)

2014

"Introduction aux modèles mixtes avec SAS", BioPharE statistical formation, Catholic University of Louvain.

2009

- “Landscape Genetics: developing best practices for testing landscape effects on gene Flow”, NCEAS Distributed Graduate Seminar.

- “ArcGIS Niveau II - version 9“ and “Spatial Analyst pour ArcGIS 9.3“, ESRI France training.

Teaching experience

2010-2017
- Statistics: 21h (PhD students / Lecture and tutorials)
- Population Genetics: 30h (Master 1 & 2 / Lecture and tutorials)
- Community Ecology: 18h (Licence 3 / tutorials)
- Molecular Ecology Techniques: 11.5h (Licence 2 / tutorials and practical courses)
- Animal biology and Taxonomy: 59h (Licence 1 / practical courses)

(Co-)Supervision of students

- Camille Poesy (Master 1 & 2, 2016-2017, co-supervisor with Dr S. Blanchet)
- Yoann Buoro (Master 2, 2017, co-supervisor with Dr S. Blanchet)
- Keoni Saint-Pé (PhD student, 2016-2019, co-supervisor with Dr S. Blanchet)
- Jonathan Remon (PhD student, 2015-2018, as member of thesis committee)
- Lisa Fourtune (PhD student, 2015-2017, co-supervisor with Dr S. Blanchet)
- Keoni Saint-Pé (Master 2, 2015, co-supervisor with Dr S. Blanchet)
- Jérôme Gippet (PhD student, 2013-2016, as member of thesis committee)
- Jennifer Mangin (BTS 2, 2011)
- Grégoire Perez (Master 1, 2010)
- Céline De Fazio (Master 1, 2010)
- Maxime Clasquin (Master 1, 2009)

Technical and IT skills

Field techniques:

Capture, handling and housing of amphibians and fish/ Electro-fishing / Genetic sampling (buccal and skin swabbing) / Pit-tagging / Radio-tracking

Molecular biology techniques:

DNA extraction and amplification (PCR; microsatellites) / capillary gel electrophoresis / Microsatellite markers screening (GeneMarker, GeneMapper)

IT skills:

Spatial data treatment and analyses (ArcGis, Matlab)
Satellite data analysis / feature extraction (ENVI)
Programming (Matlab, R, shell, CSS/html)
Statistical analyses (R, SAS)
Bioinformatic (RADseq / Poolseq)
Illustrations (Photoshop, Illustrator)

Naturalist skills:

Amphibians (France), large mammals and birds (Europe)

Complementary information

Languages

French (native language) ; English (professional working proficiency); Spanish (spoken) ; German (need of practice...)

Experience abroad

- More than one year : Belgium.

- More than one month : Ecuador.

- Less than a month : Chile, Croatia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden.

Civilian life

- From 12/31/14 : President of the association L'Aude au Nat', promoting « Nature for all, all year round » (« La nature pour tous, toute l’année ! »)