About me

Since my youngest age, my fascination with reptiles has only been growing and this passion has led me to study behavioral and evolutionary ecology and its underlying mechanisms. After a Ph.D. done at the Lizard Lab (Macquarie Univerisity, Sydney), and a two-year postdoc as a Marie Curie fellow done at the iEES Paris (Sorbonne Université, France), I obtained a one-year position as temporary researcher/lecturer (ATER) at the IMBE (Aix-Marseille University, France).

Male Common lizard – Zootoca vivipara – Nemours, France

Interests

Although I am interested in evolutionary and behavioural ecology in general, my current research focusses mainly 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. To do so, I perform field studies and experimental approaches and use lizards as model organisms.

I am also working in conservation ecology to understand the direct and indirect impacts of human activities (e.g. urbanisation, climate change, wildfires, land-use change) on animals. My models are mainly snakes, lizards and chelonians, although I find myself working more and more often on other taxa such as butterflies and bees.

Background

  • 2020-2021 – Researcher/Lecturer (ATER) position at the IMBE, Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • 2018-2020 – Marie S. Curie fellowship at iEES-Paris, Sorbonne University (France)
  • 2018 – 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