I am a postdoctoral fellow working at the University of Northern British Columbia with Dr. Eduardo Martins and Dr. James Crossman (BC hydro) on the movement ecology of the white sturgeon. My research focuses on the broad scale movements of white sturgeon in the dam-impounded transboundary Columbia River. The objectives of this study are to identify important habitats for the species’ life cycle and assess the effects of river regulation on white sturgeon migration. In previous research, using invasive species as model, I have studied range expansion rate, biological characteristics associated with dispersion and environmental and anthropogenic parameters influencing range expansion. I am interested in movement ecology and I am fascinated by inter-individual variation in responses to disturbances in systems, particularly in terms of movement behaviour, and the genetic and environmental factors driving this variation.
2012-2017 PhD Biology Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2009-2011 MSc Biodiversity, Eco-toxicology, Ecosystem with specialization in
Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity University of
Lorraine, Metz, France
2006-2009 BSc Life Sciences University of Lorraine, Metz, France