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Photo_JCA (2)Jean-Christophe Aymes specializes in the study of fish scales and otoliths to investigate life histories of anadromous fishes. He is also the manager of our experimental facilities.

Status: Engineer

Keywords: behaviour, individual monitoring, video, otoliths, scales.

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Charlotte Récapet is our newest recruit. She oversees symposium participation for all the lab and students. She is interested in the effect of energetic and physiological constraints on individual fitness, and in charge of developping Dynamic Energetic Budget models.

Status: Lecturer

Keywords: pace of life, life history strategies, syndromes.

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Mathieu Buoro monitors the scientific production of the lab. He is particularly interested in the (meta)population dynamics, evolution of life history strategies, dispersal tactics and response to selection.

Status: Researcher

Keywords: Evolutionary demography, climate change, adaptation, portfolio effect, hierarchical modelling, individual based model.

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Matthias Vignon manages the conference cycle of the lab for both lab members and visitors.  He investigates morphometric variations and patterns with regard to various stressors.

Status: Lecturer

Keywords: morphology, random forest, otoliths, Kerguelen Islands.

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Joëlle Chat is responsible for the molecular biology platform. She investigates population genetics with a specific focus on dispersal and origins of individuals.

Status: Research Engineer

Keywords: brown trout, DNA, migration.

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DSCF2870-encadré-forumCédric Tentelier is co-managing the Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics Master (DYNEA). He is primarily interested in behaviour, information use and variation in foraging or reproductive strategies.

Status: Lecturer

Keywords: tracking, networks, sexual selection.

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Etienne Prevost is the director of the lab. He develops research on population dynamics and evolutionary demography mainly by means of modelling. His focus is on the effect of climate change and fisheries in Atlantic salmon, and applications to management advice.

Status: Research Director

Keywords: modelling, populations, salmon, climate change, fisheries, management.

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valerieValérie Bolliet is the Deputy-director  of the lab, she investigates the role of metabolism and energy content on individual behaviour. She is also co-managing the Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics Master (DYNEA).

Status: Professor

Keywords: micro-respirometry, chronobiology, eels, physiology.

DSC_4763 Agnès Bardonnet is the scientific advisor for experimental facilities. She focuses on early life stages ecology, behaviour, and sex determinism.

Status: Research Director

Keywords: ecology, habitat selection, growth, competition.

DSCF0194-encadré-forumJacques Labonne is the scientific advisor of the lab, and the manager of the Zone Atelier Antarctique. He develops research in demogenetics, behavioural and evolutionary ecology.

Status: Researcher

Keywords: individual based modelling, sexual selection, colonization fronts.

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Philippe Gaudin is the head of MIRA Research Federation, and PI for the Polar Institute project SALMEVOL. He is interested in behaviour and traits variation on colonization fronts.

Status: Research Director

Keywords: ecology, sea trout, tracking, Kerguelen Islands.

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Jean-Claude Salvado is the head of the Biology Department for teaching. He is interested in molecular biology and transposable elements.

Status: Lecturer

Keywords: genetics.



Laura Taillebois was a post-doctoral research in the lab focusing on the contemporary and past dynamics of hybridization between two declining shad species. Laura developed skills in fish molecular ecology and evolution in her former experiences at Charles Darwin University in Australia and National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Keywords: molecular biology, connectivity, population genetics, NGS.