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Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)



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Team 4: Larval dispersal and communities organization in austral and tropical island systems

Curriculum Vitae

Poker 3 briefing

Research topics

  • Systematic, biogeography of Southern Ocean (especially Kerguelen and Crozet I.) and Southern Indian Ocean fish. Neritic, pelagic and deep-sea domains. Family of interest : Liparidae (snailfish)
  • Ecology of near-bottom (Notothenidae) and midwater (especially lanternfish Myctophidae) fish from the Southern and South Indian (subtropical part) Oceans. Ontogeny, trophic relationships, spawning and growth, movements, fish assemblages, abundance and biomass. Habitats modeling.
  • Fish and crustaceans population assessments in the southern French fisheries (Kerguelen, Crozet and Saint-Paul/Amsterdam EEZ). Ecosystemic approach, management and conservation in regards to environnemental impacts of fisheries


Identification of midwater marine European fish (marine station of Concarneau).

Polar seas: Marine resources and their specificity, climatic changes effects.

Administrative responsibilities

Head of the MNHN scientific department “Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques” since 2008 

Member of MNHN commission (CPE) for carrier’s promotion of technical staff since 2012

Member of Consultative council of the French Southern Territories (TAAF) since 2013

Co-redactor Cybium (since 2002)

Curator tasks

Curator of MNHN marine fish collection. Fish and macroinvertebrates (crustaceans, squids, ...) collector in the Southern Ocean and South Indian Ocean. Reception of fish collection foreign visitors (Synthesis program and others). Delivery of unidentified collections to specialists.

Oceanographic cruises devoted to marine biodiversity study. Collection specimens (including barcoding) and data-base records registration.

Expertise and Valorization

 Scientific advisor for the management of French EEZ fisheries in Southern and South Indian oceans (Kerguelen, Crozet and Saint-Paul & Amsterdam) and for the marine ecosystems and fisheries management’ international organisations of these areas (CCAMLR and SIOFA).

Consultant for the creation of Natural History Museum in Fort de France (Martinique).

CITES expert for marine fish.