Experience

June 2015-2017

Marie-Curie Fellow at the UFZ Departments Systems ecotoxicology (M. Liess) and Conservation Biology (K. Henle)

Since November 2012

Researcher at the CNRS Unit EcoLab (UMR 5245), Toulouse (JL Probst)

September 2013

Guest professor in Conservation Biology at the Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University

Since May 2013

Visiting researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

Dec 2007-October 2012

Post-Doc at the biological station for experimental ecology of the CNRS (USR 2936)

July 2007 - Sept 2007

Visiting researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

March 2007 - Dec 2007

Post-Doc at the Emirates Center of Wildlife Propagation, Missour, Morocco

Sept 2006 - Feb 2007

Post-Doc at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

Sept 2004 - Aug 2006

Temporary Teaching and Assistant Researcher (ATER) in behavioural ecology, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Animale, Université d’Angers, France

  • Research on sexual selection in the Palmate newt, bet-hedging in Rana sp.

  • Teaching ranges from 1st to 4th year students

  • Created a course in Ethology for 1st year students in Psychology

Apr - June 2004

Scientific guide. Parc Zooloqique de Clères, Muséum National
d’Histoire Naturelle, France

Sept 03 - Jan 04

Temporary teacher in high school (biology classes), Region Paris, France

Mar 2002 - Jul 2003

Biological Assistant at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire de Parasitologie Evolutive, Paris, France

  • Microsatellites markers screening by cross-amplification in Starling and Blue tit.

Apr - June 2001

Scientific guide. Parc Zooloqique de Clères, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France

 

Education

2001 - 2005

Ph. D. with honors in Behavioural Ecology at the Muséum National
d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Dissertation title : Sexual selection and honest signalling in the
Common peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Supervised by Dr. G. Sorci and Dr. M. Saint Jalme
Thesis defence on the 22th June 2005

2000 - 2001

Master’s degree (Grade: B) in Ethology at the Université Paris 13, France

1999 - 2000

Bachelor’s degree (Grade: B)  in Ecosystem and Population Biology at the
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

June 1995

Baccalauréat in Sciences, equivalent to the A level (Grade: A), France

 

 

Awards and fellowships

2004

Awarded for a talk at the ASAB Eastern Meeting

 

Traveling Fellowship from the Comité National des Sciences Biologiques, Paris

 

Traveling Fellowship from the GDR 2155 Ecologie Comportementale,
Université de Bourgogne

 

 

 

Communications

Posters

Structural colouration of the eyespots influences male mating success in the peacock (Pavo cristatus), ISBE 2006, July 2006, Tours, France

Maternal differential allocation in peafowl Pavo cristatus, ESEB 2005, August 2005, Krakow, Poland

Multiple sexual advertisements honestly reflect health status in peacocks (Pavo cristatus), ISBE 2004, July 2004, Jyväskylä, Finland


Talks

Cross-amplification of microsatellite markers in the Moorhen and the Coot, UFZ, Germany

Male sexual attractiveness affects the allocation of maternal resources into the eggs in peafowl, ISBE 2006, July 2006, Tours, France

Parental genetic contribution and maternal differential allocation in peafowl Pavo cristatus, Ecology and Behaviour Meeting, March 2005, Chizé, France

Evidence for the hotspot hypothesis in the evolution of peafowl leks: a male removal experiment, Laboratoire d’Ecologie de Paris 6, October 2004, Paris, France

Multiple sexual advertisements honestly reflect health status in peacocks (Pavo cristatus), ASAB Easter Meeting, April 2004, Brighton, UK (rewarded)

Communication sexuelle, signaux multiples et condition dépendance chez le Paon bleu, Meeting of the French Society for the Study of Behaviour (SFECA), April 2003, Tours, France

Sexual selection, multiple traits and health status in the peacock, Laboratoire d’Ecologie de Paris 6, March 2003, Paris, France