Marine ecology engineer in the ECOSEAS laboratory (UMR 7035) - CNRS - Nice Sophia Antipolis University (France), I collaborated (since 1992) on local, national and international projects, focussed on:
- inventory and sustainable management of vulnerable high trophic level predators populations (such as different species of groupers or brown meagre);
- effects of reserve protection level on vulnerable species and implications for fishing management and policy;
- MPAs (with particular emphasis on reserve effect and potential effect of touristic frequentation);
- consequences of cumulated human activities (direct and indirect effects) and their interactions (commercial, recreational and illegal marine activities impacts and their socio economic value);
- integrated coastal zone management, recovery and ecological restoration (mooring, artificial reefs, fisheries and scuba diving management);
- non native and invasive species (inventory, spreading, management and control);
- science communication/outreach and citizen science (information gathering, management of biodiversity and the public at large, campaigns on ecological awareness);
- change in the fauna and flora under the influence of global change;
- benthic harmful microalgal blooms;
- bio-indicators: application for fish, seagrass beds and macro-algae.
I’m also asked (by managers such as the Port-Cros National Park Head/Directory, local authorities or state administration in charge of biodiversity) as an expert, for exemple :
- the implementation of sustainable management regulations and their evaluation and adaptation;
- the monitoring and the control of invasive species ;
- the evaluation of vulnerable marine species population...
During more than 26 years, I also contributed to several « scientific documents »: more than 50 papers published (some in international journals) and 200 reports or other information leaflets (see attached bibliography).