About me

Since my youngest age, my fascination with reptiles has only been growing and this passion has led me to study evolutionary biology/ecology and its underlying mechanisms. After a Ph.D. done at the Lizard Lab (Sydney), I obtained a Marie S. Curie fellowship (postdoc) to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the evolution of ultraviolet signals using lizards as models at the iEES Paris (Sorbonne Université).

Male Common lizard – Zootoca vivipara – Nemours, France

Interests

Although I am interested in evolutionary and behavioural ecology in general, my current research focusses on questions related to animal communication and its evolution, and more specifically on the evolution of colour signals. I try to understrand how colour signals become evolutionarily stable and aim to identify the forces that contribute to shape colour signals. How do colour signals respond to selection on strategic and tactical signal design components? What mechanisms maintain signal honesty and reliability in the face of deception?

Background

  • 2018-2020 – Marie S. Curie fellowship at iEES-Paris, Sorbonne University (France)
  • 2014-2017 – PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)
  • 2013 – MSc, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris (France)
  • 2011 – BSc, University of Bordeaux (France)

“In conclusion, it appears that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist, than a journey in distant countries”

Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
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