Why do I feel ambivalent on International Women’s Day?

I had not planned to post a new article today, but the International Women’s Day (IWD) always leaves me with mixed feelings and I take the opportunity to explain why. Seeing countless articles, posts, tweets about IWD always reminds me that the world has made great progress in women’s rights in various ways, but forContinue reading “Why do I feel ambivalent on International Women’s Day?”

The complex roles of markets on coral reefs

“Like the chameleon, one eye on the future, one eye on the past”Malagasy proverb Two weeks ago, the UN GBO-5 (Global Biodiversity Outlook) reports that we are falling short on all global biodiversity targets (read more here or read the report in full here). The aforementioned quote always reminds me to keep in mind thatContinue reading “The complex roles of markets on coral reefs”

Strategic management to preserving coral reefs

Plain Language Summary – Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world Coral reefs provide ecosystem goods and services for millions of people in the tropics, but reef conditions are declining worldwide due to multiple human pressures including climate change.  Productive and healthy coral reefs are clearly desirable to sustain both social andContinue reading “Strategic management to preserving coral reefs”

Geocoding with ggmap and Google API in R

This is a quick R script to visualize spatial information using Google Maps. Before you start, you need to obtain an API key from Google. Go to the registration page (https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/get-api-key) and follow the instructions. I recommend to select all mapping options. Be aware that the geocoding API is a free service however, you needContinue reading “Geocoding with ggmap and Google API in R”

Scientific cruise in the Scattered Islands

In April 2019, I was co-leading a scientific mission for the MEGAFAUNA project that focuses on remote seamounts and islands as the last refuge for marine biodiversity during a scientific cruise organized by the TAAF in the Scattered Islands (Southwestern Indian Ocean). This project involved 11 scientists under a collaboration between University of Montpellier, LancasterContinue reading “Scientific cruise in the Scattered Islands”