I regard myself as a theoretician/data
scientist motivated by a strong desire to apply the results of abstract
investigations to tangible challenges such as the impact of land-use change on
During my PhD, I investigated the relationship between biotic interactions and
species co-occurrence. Species's range limits are indeed not only affected by
abiotic factors (such as precipitations and temperature), but they also are
determined by the biological context. Although this was first suggested years
ago, researchers are still struggling to find adequate approaches that appropriately
include all of these factors which are key towards accurate predictions of
tomorrow's biodiversity. I have found some promising research avenues to elucidate the
conditions under which biotic factors cannot be neglected to predict species'
distribution. In the post-doctoral project I have started in June of 2017, I am striving to
apply the results of my PhD on the fish communities of the Ontario's lakes.