École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)

CRIOBE - Perpignan
Laboratoire d'Excellence "CORAIL"
Bâtiment R - CBETM
Université de Perpignan
58 Avenue Paul Alduy
66860 Perpignan Cedex

Tel: +32 (0) 4 76 20 45 83

Domaines de Recherche:

  • Functional ecology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Nutrient cycles
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Fish ecology

Titre du thèse

The role of coral reef fishes in nutrient and carbon cycling


After completing a bachelor of Science in Biology at Ghent University, I pursued the International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC). I conducted my master thesis work at the University of Montpellier, under supervision of David Mouillot on bioerosion by Parrotfish. I got particularly interested in functional ecology of reef fish and had the opportunity to start a PhD with Valeriano Parravicini and Sébastien Villéger. This fits within a bigger project focusing on ecosystem services by reef fish with French Polynesia as the main study area. My PhD focuses on nutrient recycling by fish in coral reefs. My work includes field observations as well as several modelling techniques in order to better understand the role of fish in nutrient dynamics of coral reefs.

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