I grew up in a small Mediterranean town in the South of France. My childhood has been rocked by the beauty of nature and marine landscapes, which naturally leads me to undertake education in biology, ecology and environmental management. I decided to nourish my fascination for marine ecosystems by fulfilling a 1-year academic exchange in the Fishery Engineering in the Federal Rural University (UFRPE) of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil). During this mobility, I studied and completed internship in marine ecology, marine resources management and functional ecology. An engineer in life sciences by training, I have solid grounding to identify challenges and propose solutions in ecosystem management and conservation and gained thorough knowledge and skills in data processing and interpretation, spatial analysis, statistics, modelling and technical support through several research projects.
In 2018 I completed a PhD at the interface between ecology and social science at the University of Montpellier/MARBEC (France) and James Cook University/ARC Centre of Excellence of Coral Reefs Studies (Australia). I have been a member of the Lancaster Environment Centre (UK), one of the world’s largest and highest rated multidisciplinary centres of environmental research since 2019.
My current research focuses on the contribution small-scale fisheries can make to human health with a focus on understanding how climate change impacts food and nutrition security in the tropics.