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)
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