Ph. D., Teaching and Research Assistant (ATER) at the University of Rennes (France)

Affiliations

UMR 6553 - CNRS - Université de Rennes 1



Research

My research project focuses on the evolutionary ecology of insects in the context of anthropogenic disturbances, including global climate change. I study the wide variety of response mechanisms that the insects exhibit in the face of global changes, and I try to disentangle plastic from evolutionary (genetic) responses. The models I use, mostly parasitic wasps, also allow considering the effects of different environmental pressures within the framework of biological pest control. 

I am particularly interested in the impacts of rapid environmental changes on insect seasonal and circadian rhythms. I also study thermal responses (ecophysiology) in relation to these rhythms, and I try to understand how climate-change can cascade from individual to community levels and modify food-webs structure and functioning.