Camille Moreau


About me

I am a French PhD student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon) since October 2014 (supervisors: B. Danis & T. Saucède).

My researches will focus on the diversity on connectivity of sea stars in the Southern Ocean. Biogeography and phylogeography will be the main domains used for that project.

I did my Master degree in 2012 at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer in Brest, achieving two internships dealing with Antarctic diversity. The first one at the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris and the second one at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge.

I then worked in Cambridge for several months as a benthic biodiversity assistant which included cruises in Antarctica and South Atlantic.



PhD student (FRIA  grant)


  1. Polar biogeography
  2. Phylogeography


Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census [Preprint]. Biodiversity Data Journal.
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Houston, R., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census.
Christiansen, H., Heindler, F. M., Hellemans, B., Jossart, Q., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Verheye, M., Danis, B., Kochzius, M., Leliaert, F., Moreau, C., Patel, T., Van de Putte, A. P., Vanreusel, A., Volckaert, F. A. M., & Schoen, I. (2021). Facilitating population genomics of non-model organisms through optimized experimental design for reduced representation sequencing [Preprint]. Genomics.
Saucède, T., Eléaume, M., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Downey, R., Bax, N., Sands, C., Mercado, B., Gallut, C., & Vignes-Lebbe, R. (2020). Taxonomy 2.0: computer-aided identification tools to assist Antarctic biologists in the field and in the laboratory. Antarctic Science, 1–13.
Gogarty, B., McGee, J., Barnes, D. K. A., Sands, C. J., Bax, N., Haward, M., Downey, R., Moreau, C., Moreno, B., Held, C., & Paulsen, M. L. (2020). Protecting Antarctic blue carbon: as marine ice retreats can the law fill the gap? Climate Policy, 20(2), 149–162.
Moreau, C., Jossart, Q., Danis, B., Eléaume, M., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Downey, R., & Saucède, T. (2020). The high diversity of Southern Ocean sea stars (Asteroidea) reveals original evolutionary pathways. Progress in Oceanography, 102472.
Guillaumot, C., Moreau, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Extrapolation in species distribution modelling. Application to Southern Ocean marine species. Progress in Oceanography, 188, 102438.
Moreau, C., Danis, B., Jossart, Q., Eléaume, M., Sands, C., Achaz, G., Agüera, A., & Saucède, T. (2019). Is reproductive strategy a key factor in understanding the evolutionary history of Southern Ocean Asteroidea (Echinodermata)? Ecology and Evolution, 9(15), 8465–8478.
Guillaumot, C., Artois, J., Saucède, T., Demoustier, L., Moreau, C., Eléaume, M., Agüera, A., & Danis, B. (2019). Broad-scale species distribution models applied to data-poor areas. Progress in Oceanography, 175, 198–207.
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F. M., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2019). Report of the Belgica 121 expedition to the West Antarctic Peninsula.
Moreau, C., Mah, C., Agüera, A., Améziane, N., Barnes, D., Crokaert, G., Eléaume, M., Griffiths, H., Guillaumot, C., Hemery, L. G., Jażdżewska, A., Jossart, Q., Laptikhovsky, V., Linse, K., Neill, K., Sands, C., Saucède, T., Schiaparelli, S., Siciński, J., … Danis, B. (2018). Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database. ZooKeys, 747, 141–156.
Moreau, C., Saucède, T., Jossart, Q., Agüera, A., Brayard, A., & Danis, B. (2017). Reproductive strategy as a piece of the biogeographic puzzle: a case study using Antarctic sea stars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea). Journal of Biogeography, 44(4), 848–860.
Moreau, C., Aguera, A., Jossart, Q., & Danis, B. (2015). Southern Ocean Asteroidea: a proposed update for the Register of Antarctic Marine Species. Biodiversity Data Journal, 3, e7062.
Agüera, A., Collard, M., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., & Danis, B. (2015). Parameter Estimations of Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) Model over the Life History of a Key Antarctic Species: The Antarctic Sea Star Odontaster validus Koehler, 1906. PLOS ONE, 10(10), e0140078.
Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Aguera, A., De Broyer, C., & Danis, B. (2015). The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): a ten-year appraisal. ZooKeys, 524, 137–145.
Danis, B., VanReusel, A., de Putte, A. V., Garcia, A. A., Roukaerts, A., Bourg, B. L., David, B., Moreau, C., de, C., Guillaumot, C., Volckaert, F., Pasotti, F., Dehairs, F., Maximilian, F., Leuven, K., Lepoint, G., Christiansen, H., George, I., Michel, L., … Giglio, S. D. (n.d.). Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean (p. 77).


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