I am a post-doctoral fellow at McCann Lab with a wide range of interests in ecology, from theoretical network ecology to very applied restoration ecology. I regard myself as a theoretician/data scientist motivated by a strong desire to apply the results of abstract investigations to tangible challenges such as the impact of land-use change on ecological networks.
During my PhD, I investigated the relationship between biotic interactions and species co-occurrence. Species’s range limits are indeed not only affected by abiotic factors (such as precipitations and temperature), but they also are determined by the biological context. Although this was first suggested years ago, researchers are still struggling to find adequate approaches that appropriately include all of these factors which are key towards accurate predictions of tomorrow’s biodiversity. I have found some promising research avenues to elucidate the conditions under which biotic factors cannot be neglected to predict species’ distribution. If by any chance, this interests you, you may want have a look at my PhD dissertation.
In the post-doctoral project I have started in June of 2017, I am striving to apply the results of my PhD on the fish communities of the Ontario’s lakes. I am also developing an integrated theory of biogeography including energy transfer, ecological networks and dispersal. Furthermore, there are a couple of projects in which I am involved and I hope to be able to tell you about very soon!
Last thing I should mention about me is that I am a code-enthusiast (currently spending most of my coding-time on R and C/C++, but I enjoy coding in many programming langages, see my CV) and a graphics-lover (I should probably say data-visualisation-lover as it sounds fancier nowadays).
PhD in Ecology, 2016
joint PhD: Université du Québec à Rimouski & Université de Montpellier
MSc in Ecology and Evolution, 2011
Diploma of Agronomy Engineer, 2011
Since early 2017, I have started writing a blog with a couple of colleagues/friends with whom I share similar interests: ecology (at large), open-science, open-data, coding. If you think you may be interested in such topics, you better check out our blog hosted on the inSileco website!