Director of Research IRD
Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (France)
I have a broad interest in the functional ecology of animal and plant communities in both natural and cultivated ecosystems affected by global changes. Over the last decade, I have been conducting research programs in a wide variety of ecosystems – from the amazon rainforest to the high altitude agricultural landscapes to glacier fore fields- along the altitudinal gradients of the tropical Andes (mainly in Ecuador and Bolivia).
I am interested in integrative and trans-disciplinary studies, in particular in modelling approaches coupling physical, biological and social systems. Most of my research is conducted in the framework of the Joint International Laboratory BIO_INCA that I have created in 2018 in collaboration with Ecuadorian and Colombian partners. I also have a strong interest in science communication through a wide array of media (books, photography exhibitions, webdocs, movies, etc).