Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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Research interests

My research focuses on understanding the role of trophic interactions, biodiversity and life history traits in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. I study marine communities and food web dynamics under multiple anthropogenic pressures (mainly fisheries and climate change) through the development of various impact models (OSMOSE, Ecopath with Ecosim, EcoTroph models) and the implementation of global change scenarios. My ultimate goal is to project plausible changes in marine biodiversity and ecosystem services by the end of the century. I am currently involved in the SOMBEE project ( whose aims is to address the role of eco-evolutionary dynamics and their consequences for the sustainable exploitation of fish resources in the future. In SOMBEE, I am developing a cutting edge evolutionary ecosystem model (Evo-Econ-OSMOSE), to project future changes in biodiversity and fishing production and quantify the synergistic and antagonistic ecological, evolutionary and economic impacts of fishing and climate change on the Northern Humboldt Upwelling System.



Post-doctoral researcher. BiodivERsA – SOMBEE project (Scenarios Of Marine Biodiversity and Evolution under Exploitation and climate change)





Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage or on Google Scholar

You can download all my publications on ResearchGate


Professional education

2015-2019 - PhD in functional ecology and fishery science (University of Montpellier, MARBEC lab, France)
Title: “Global change impacts on Mediterranean marine biodiversity – An End-to-End modelling approach”
Supervisors: Yunne-Jai Shin (MARBEC lab) & François Guilhaumon (MARBEC lab)

2014-2015 – Master degree in environmental engineering. Research master in fisheries and aquaculture sciences (Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France)

2010-2011 – Master degree in marine biology and ecology. Research master in marine ecology (Marine Institute of Oceanography, Marseille, France)

2006-2009 – Bachelor degree in biology of organisms (University of Basse-Normandie, Caen, France)

2006 – "Baccalauréat" (equivalent to A-levels) in Sciences, option "Life and Earth sciences"


Awards and Prizes




Member (treasurer) of the French Association for fisheries Science (Association Française d'Halieutique - AFH)
Accueil - Association française d'halieutique (