My background is in ecology, more specifically in population dynamics, conservation biology, animal movements, and landscape ecology.
Originally from France, I studied at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and developed a passion for ecology when working on the black-legged kittiwake and on studies of capture-recapture of birds at the national banding centre (CRBPO) at the National Museum of Natural History. I moved to New Zealand in 2002 to do a PhD at Massey University, Palmerston North, on habitat fragmentation and bird population dynamics. My PhD was followed by a two-year post-doc also at Massey.
I am familiar with modern analysis techniques such as Bayesian analysis, machine learning, GIS, habitat suitability models, and capture-recapture models. I also have extensive field experience about catching, banding, radio-tracking and taking blood samples from birds, mainly from working in the cliffs of Brittany (France), in the Arctic in Norway, and in New Zealand forests.
I started working for Dragonfly in 2010, mainly carrying out analyses of seabird bycatch in fisheries.