We are always, as a group, very enthusiastic about welcoming new group members. If you are applying to work with us, as a master or PhD student, or as a postdoc, this page is made to help you discover before hand who we are and how we work. Then perhaps you will think better (yes, pun intended, get used to it).Mostly, this page is intended to present the group, but also to give you an idea of what to expect from me and from yourself. I hope your time here will be rewarding and fun.
les anciens collaborateurs
(PhD Student, then Postdoctoral Fellow). He worked on the impact of introduced rats on the trophic webs of Surprise Island, New Caledonia, blending field work and stable isotope analyses. He is now Postdoctoral fellow in Spain.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). She worked on Allee effects and their impact on carnivore populations (African wild dogs, Californian insular foxes), on trophic web interactions or the anthropogenic Allee effect. She is working at the CSIC in Doñana, Spain.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). He worked on modelling the population dynamics of species subject to overexploitation taking into account particular forms of Allee effect. He is now Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, USA.
(Invited Professor). He worked on ant community ecology, in particular in the context of biological invasions on islands. He is now back to the Spanish research institute, the CSIC of the Doñana Biological Station.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). He worked on the invasion biology of the bull frog as well as on the anthropogenic Allee effect in exotic pets. He is now curator for reptiles and amphibians in the Paris Zoo.
(PhD Student). He worked as a PhD student on empirical evidence and optimal detection of demographic Allee effects. He is now working at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust in the UK.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). Elsa did a teaching Postdoc (ATER) on the recovery of bird populations after eradication of alien invasive predators from islands, with the example of Surprise Island, New Caledonia. She now has a permanent position in our group.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). He worked on the recovery of communities that have been freed of invasive species, with the example of the now rat free Surprise Island, off New Caledonia. He now works at the Japan Forest Technology Association, in Tokyo, Japan
(Post-Master student). He worked on competitive relationships between seven species of invasive ants, with experimental approaches. He was supervised by Cleo Bertlesmeier and he is now doing a PhD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(PhD Student). Lucille worked on the impact of the anthropogenic Allee effect in the market of trophy hunting, in co-supervision with the University of Lyons. She is now working in a consulting company in South Africa
(Assistant Professor – AgroParisTech). Carmen worked with us on the links between population dynamics and social systems, and in particular on Allee effects in vultures and in primates. She has now set up her own research group.
(Postdoctoral Fellow). She worked on the preference for wild vs farmed species in the wildlife trade and its implication for the conservation in exploited species. This was a co-supervision with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, where she spent most of her time.
(PhD Student). She is finishing her PhD on the impacts of group living on primate population dynamic and extinction risk, under the supervision of Carmen Bessa-Gomes, in her new group.
(Post-Doctoral Fellow). He worked on species distribution models of invasive insects, and the effect climate change can have on their various costs to the society. He now has a permanent position as an Assistant Professor at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris.
(Visiting Professor). Corey is a conservation biologist interested in countless, diverse topics and very active both scientificaly and in communication. During his sabbatical time here, he collaborates to several of my projects, including the economic costs of invasive insects, the impact of feral cats on vertebrate populations worldwide, the importance of charismatic species in conservation and the establishment of a list of papers of major importance in ecology. His web site is here.
(Visiting Postdoc). Ivan works on the anthropogenic Allee effect in sturgeons, on the diverses types of biases of scientific studies on biodiversity and on charismatic species. He is visiting from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany.
(PhD student – Postdoc). Céline used to work on the impact of climate change on insular biodiversity. She finished her thesis, and then is a postdoc at the University City of London, and then another one at the MNHN in Paris. If you’d followed, you’d have noticed that she has now brilliantly got a permanent position in our group. Yeah :-).
(Research Assisant). Céline used data mining and statistical analyses. She worked on the project Invacost, which aims to estimate the economic costs of invasive insects. She also works on a project on charismatic species, and helped in a number of other projects. Her web site is here. She is currently doing a PhD Thesis in La Rochelle.
(Research Assisant). Delphine worked on the impact of feral cats on continental prey worldwide, combining literature synthesis, dataset analyses and population dynamics modelling. She also worked on the impact of climate change on biological invasions, through a systematic review and data analysis. She is now doing a PhD thesis in Toulouse.
(Communication Officer). Nicolas had a very special job in our group, and one that is quite rare in academics in France: he communicated our research results, mostly by writing press releases for some of our most interesting scientific articles. He also maintained the Invacost webpage, and communicates for our Insignificant (motion design) project. He is now Communication Officer for INRA.
(PhD student). Pauline worked on the impact of invasive mammals on island biodiversity, with the example of feral cats in New Caledonia. She was co-supervised by Elsa in our group and by Eric Vidal at the IRD of Nouméa.
(PhD student). Alice works on the impact of invasive insects on domestic bees and pollination. She will mostly do modelling, a bit of experimental approaches and will include economics in her projects.
(Postdoc). Diane studied the top-down effects of anthropogenic disturbances of competing top-predators relationships on trophib networks via field work, bench work and mathematical modelling. She was supervised by Elsa Bonnaud.
(Research Engineer). Marion worked on competition in invasive ants, mostly with experimental approaches. She also helped the teams with various tasks, from supervision to workshop organization.
(PhD student). Camille worked on the effects of global changes on biodiversity, mostly on insular ecosystems, through macroecological approaches.
She was co-supervised by Franck Courchamp and (mostly) by Céline Bellard.