Who I am?

My research focuses on species behavioural adaptations to human altered landscapes, with an emphasis on urban species. I am interested in understanding the different trade-offs species are exposed when living in such environments. Shifting from Cape Town’s famous baboons to Sydney’s incredible cockatoos, my current aim is to uncover how movement ecology and social interactions mediate the colonisation of a new niche.

Passionate with what we can get from small tags attached to an animal, I dropped into the bio-logging sphere while I was conducting my master project in Strasbourg, DEPE, investigating how to access to fine behaviours thanks to acceleration signals. Ever since, I have been combining this cutting edge technologies and traditional direct observations to tackle fine questions about wildlife adaptations to human altered landscapes.

Research experience

Current position

Post-doctoral fellow

Cognitive and Cultural Ecology, Research group Aplin

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany

01/2018 – 02/2018

Research technician

Bio-logging consultancy

Swansea University, College of Biosciences,UK

07/2012 – 09/2013

Assistant engineer

Identifying badgers’ behaviour from acceleratometers’ data

DEPE, IPHC, Strasbourg, France



10/2013 – 07/2017

PhD in zoology

Understanding baboon ecology in a human altered landscape

Swansea University, College of Biosciences,UK

09/2010 – 06/2012

Master in zoology

Sp. ecophysiology and ethology

Université de Strasbourg, Faculté des sciences de la vie, France

09/2010 – 06/2012

Undergraduate in biology

Sp. cellular biology and physiology

Université de Strasbourg, Faculté des sciences de la vie, France

Research interests

Behavioural ecology

Including multiple facets of animals' behaviour such as foraging and movement ecology, time/energy budgets, sociality, cognition.

Conservation biology

Studying both human and wildlife, and the conflicts that can arise from their interactions, this in order to enhance wildlife management.

New field technologies

Bio-logging, satelite imagery, drones, these new tools allow us to better understand what is hapenning out there.

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