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Assistant professor


Université de CAEN Normandie (UCN)



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Université de Caen Normandie (UCN)


Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems

Research axis/workshop

Transversal axe Global Change

Research topics

Structure and functioning of coastal marine ecosystems

  • Study of the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors within coastal ecosystems and their spatial and temporal variability using ecological modelling. Integration of physical (hydrodynamism and sediment) and biological processes (primary production, trophic interactions).
  • Modelling of the ecophysiological response of primary consumers (bivalves) to the spatial and temporal variability of the trophic resources availability. 
  • Study of the trophic network structure and functioning using carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Integration in trophic network ecological model.

Key words: Ecology, ecosystem modelling, physical – biological coupling, ecophysiological model, trophic network, coastal ecosystems, stable isotopes.


Teaching at the Universitary Technological Institute (University of Caen Basse-Normandie) – Department of Biology

1st and 2nd year (speciality: Environment)

Teaching : Ecology, Vegetal Biology and Physiology, Bioenergetic, Scientific communication

Knowledge spreading to public : science festival, student trade show

Administrative responsibilities


  • In charge of the 2nd year at the technological institute (speciality: Environment)


  • Scientific supervision of the PhD of C. Rakotomalala “Modelling of the trophic interactions between primary producers and exploited filter-feeders within coastal ecosystems in Normandy”
  • Member of the UMR BOREA laboratory council

Expertise and Valorization

Reviewer for scientific journals