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Lucie Aulus begins a thesis on the evolution of life history traits along a colonization gradient. She’s focusing on the case of growth and its effect on age at sea migration in introduced brown trout of the Kerguelen Islands.

Status: Graduate

Keywords: reaction norms, natural selection, long term monitoring.


Hengtong Liu thesis topic revolves around energy metabolism in European glass eel, and its effect on migratory behaviour. She develops an integrative approach from genes to behaviour, with a specific focus on autophagic mechanisms.

Status: Graduate

Keywords: migratory behaviour, transcriptomics, metabolism.


Clément Lebot just started his thesis, he is focusing on wild Atlantic salmon management. Thanks to population dynamics modelling, he will evaluate the impact of different management strategies on Atlantic salmon conservation.

Status: Graduate

Keywords: population dynamics, stock recruitment, hierarchical modelling, sustainability.


Louise Chevalier started recently her thesis on the co-evolution of genome and traits or behaviour involved in sexual selection. Her approach is mainly theoretical and seeks to overcome the classical phenotypic gambit used in behavioural ecology.

Status: Graduate

Keywords: demogenetics, adaptive dynamics, sexual selection, mate choice.



Elorri Arrevalo obtained her PhD in our lab, in co-supervision with Ecology Department of the University of Pays Basque in Bilbao. She investigated the possible match/mismatch hypothesis between salmonids and their macroinvertebrates feeding resources in the context of Climate Change, and thereby discharge and temperature dynamics modifications.

Status: PhD (2014-2017) – Now Postdoc at IRSTEA

Keywords: trophic interactions, salmonids, hierarchical modelling.



Colin Bouchard obtained his PhD in our lab. He’s developing analyses regarding the effect of spatial aggregation on population dynamics and individual fitness in Atlantic salmon, using both long term monitoring and experimental approaches in natura.

Status: PhD (2015-2018) – Now Postdoc at UC Berkeley.

Keywords: alternative tactics, network analysis, demography, hierarchical modelling, telemetry, salmon.

Visit his ResearchGate profil for more information.