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Life on the edge – the breeding and foraging ecology of diving petrels and fairy prions in Bass Strait.
1. Foraging ecology, feeding ecology and niche segregation of diving petrels and fairy prions during the chick rearing period and winter.
2. Demographical and ecological responses of seabirds species in their northern range to climate change.
Ph.D. – School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (in progress)
Fieldwork assistant – Long-term study of avian and marine mammal’s populations in Kerguelen Islands. Centre d’Etude Biologique de Chizé (CEBC), Villiers-en-Bois, France (2015-2017)
Research assistant – Stable isotope analysis in eggs of Emperor penguin Aptenodytes forsteri from Adelie Land, Antarctica. Centre d’Etude Biologique de Chizé (CEBC), Villiers-en-Bois, France (2015)
Fieldwork assistant – Long-term study of the Northern elephant seal. Point Blue (ex PRBO), Petaluma, California, USA (2015)
Fieldwork assistant – Long-term study of the Black-headed gull. Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), Montpellier, France (2014, 2015)
Fieldwork assistant – Study of behavioural and feeding ecology of the Common Minke whale, the White-beaked dolphin, the Orca, and the Humpback whale. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (2014)
Fieldwork assistant –Study of foraging ecology of Little penguin, Australasian gannet, Short tailed shearwater and Australian fur seal. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2013)
Research assistant – Study of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants in prion Pachyptila desolata in Kerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Lands). Centre d’Etude Biologique de Chizé (CEBC), Villiers-en-Bois, France (2012-2013)
M.S. Marine Biological Sciences – University of Brest (UBO), European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM), Brest, France (2012).
Intern – Historic sightings data predict the distribution of three critically endangered cetacean species around New Zealand: Hector’s dolphin, Orca and Southern Right whale. Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Texel, Netherlands; National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand (2012)
B.S. Biodiversity of Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems – University Blaise Pascal (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand, France (2010)
Intern – Study of two top predators from the Loire basin (European otter and Osprey). Laboratoire Microorganismes, Génome et Environnement (LMGE), Clermont-Ferrand, France (2010)
Selected Grants and Scholarships
- Deakin University Ph.D. Scholarship 2017-2020
- European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM) Graduate Fellowship (2010-2012)