Reviewers from Université de Bourgogne
I am a behavioural ecologist. More specifically, my research interests lie in the fields of animal behaviour, sexual selection, mate choice, foraging, and decision making from both an experimental and theoretical point of view (game theoretical model, dynamical system, individual based model). My model species range from invertebrates (social insect, beetle, amphipod) to vertebrates (cichlid fish, bird). I am also interested in statistical methodology.
Geometric morphometrics provides powerful tools to characterize shape variation across a variety of evolutionary and ecological contexts. I combine shape analysis and quantitative genetics to better understand the mechanisms leading to a particular shape, the origins of shape variation and covariation, and the context-dependance of these mechanisms.
Geologist and paleontologist by training, I have research interests in macroecology, macroevolution, and biogeography. Based on fossil and extant species records obtained from fieldwork and survey of academic collections, my main research activities are devoted to studying the respective roles of environment (abiotic and biotic parameters), clade evolution, and Earth history in the structuring of large-scale biogeographic patterns.
The Antarctic (Southern Ocean) constitutes the privileged geographic framework in which I study the patterns and processes of marine biodiversity dynamics, present and past; echinoids (sea-urchins) represent my main taxonomic group of interest. More specifically, a part of my work consists in describing the patterns of the morphological diversification irregular echinoids have experienced since the early Jurassic to the present day.