par- 17 novembre 2016
I am a PhD student in RECOVER – EMR, the unit research in Mediterranean ecosystems and risks of the national institute of research in science and technology for environment and agriculture (IRSTEA). My doctoral research is to be defended in 2017 and is funded by half scholarship from the PACA region. My interests bear on landscape ecology and particularly on land cover change and land temporal continuity and its impact on vascular plants. In partnership with researchers at the Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE – AMU/CNRS/IRD) and managers of the Luberon regional nature park (PNRL), my current research focuses on forest cover change since 1860 in the PNRL and its drivers, and the relationship between forest temporal continuity and the spatial distribution of vascular plants and their life-history traits, and forest soil characteristics. My project may include other study area in the north-eastern part of the France, in order to compare results between temperate and Mediterranean forests. My background is in life science and ecology (Bachelor) and ecological management (Master).