Research My research focuses on the evolutionary effects of the environment. It articulates through the study of genetic data from (i) natural and (ii) experimental systems, to tackle the effects of (iii) climate, (iv) habitat-loss and fragmentation, and (v) landscape components, whether they are (vi) human-driven or (vii) from natural origin. In that respect, I use phylogeography, population and landscape genetics at various temporal and spatial scales. At low temporal and spatial scales, using experimental and/or wild populations data (Common lizards, Malagasy olives, Lemurs, Monk seals), I assess the effects of climate change, habitat loss/expansion, and fragmentation and attempt disentangling their relative confounded effects. At larger scales, I take advantage of exceptional natural laboratories to study the evolutionary mechanisms that drove large radiations such as nocturnal cryptic lemurs (Lepilemur and Microcebus).
I recently joined a new project with Philippe Gaubert. With Philippe, I essentially focus on Mediterranean monk seals conservation genomics (Monachus monachus), I am also participating in the genomic aspects of his large wildlife forensic project aiming at tracing the pangolin trade.
Training PhD in Biology and Population Genetics, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Oeiras, Portugal.
Teaching My teaching contribution consists of a few classes of Population Genetics, Population Genomics, Biogeography and Macroecology, instructed to the UPS Master of Ecology students.