Research My main research interests lie in the area of evolutionary ecology of predator-prey interactions. My current research topic is on the evolution of predator life-history traits under the constraints imposed by their prey and the chemical ecology of predator-prey interactions. The predators and preys I’m interested in are ladybirds (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) and aphids / coccids (Aphididae / Coccoidea: Hemiptera) and therefore my research covers also the applied field of biological control.
Responsability I am a member of the National Committee of Academic Careers (CNECA – section 2) for the French Agricultural Universities I am in charge of several courses from the Master \ »The Agrofood chain\ »: \ »Fundamentals of Ecology\ », \ »Agroecology\ », \ »Enhanced knowledge in Agroecology\ » I am the head of a group on applied research in ecology education.
Training HDR (2012) at University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier.
Teaching I am a professor at University of Toulouse – ENSFEA, in Ecology and Agroecology, teaching mostly in MSc MEEF-EA (teachers training) and MSc « The Agrofood chain ». I lead a network of Biology-Ecology secondary school teachers aiming at developing educational materials, and I work with the Office Français pour la Biodiversité and the Min. of Agriculture on implementing collaborative educational projects.