Coline Marciau

About me

I work since a few years now on birds, and especially in polar regions. I had the opportunity to work on matrix population models, ecotoxicology and species distribution models (SDM) with conservation application and I recently focused on ecophysiological studies. 
The aim of my PhD is to use the Adelie penguin as eco-indicator of the antarctic marine communities and to characterize its physiological response to environmental variations, in particular in the context of climate change. I will use several physiological parameters (as telomeres and oxidative stress) as well as nutritional clue (isotopes, metabarcoding) from recent field work campaigns. I will also take advantage of a long-term monitoring from a studied colony in Dumont D’Urville station (french scientific base in Terre Adélie, Antarctica).



PhD Student (ULB)



Dupoué, A., Rutschmann, A., Galliard, J. F. L., Clobert, J., Angelier, F., Marciau, C., Ruault, S., Miles, D., & Meylan, S. (2017). Shorter telomeres precede population extinction in wild lizards. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1–8.
Meillère, A., Brischoux, F., Bustamante, P., Michaud, B., Parenteau, C., Marciau, C., & Angelier, F. (2016). Corticosterone levels in relation to trace element contamination along an urbanization gradient in the common blackbird (Turdus merula). Science of The Total Environment, 566–567, 93–101.

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