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  • Doctorate and post-doctorate in ethology (animal behavior)

  • Scientific writing (scientific articles, books, encyclopedias and popular journals)

  • Scientific consultant: provision of advice and scientific expertise (television animal documentaries, encyclopedia, popular articles, etc.)

  • Management of research projects (setting up, financing, management and monitoring of scientific projects)

  • Robust knowledge of animal behavior, methods of identifying and tracking movements in 2D and 3D (“tracking” GPS and other cutting-edge technologies), animal cognition, animal welfare, eating behavior (olfacto-gustatory experiences), early learning and subsequent impacts, social behaviors, human/animal relationships, phylogenetic evolution of behaviors

  • Participation in the creation of automated behavior analysis software

  • Significant experience in university teaching

  • Research carried out on a wide variety of mammal species (primates, rodents, dogs, cats, lagomorphs, etc.)

  • Intervention as an expert for a TV show “The Secret Life of Cats” (collaboration with the BBC and broadcast on TF1)

  • Communications and publications in international conferences

  • Good knowledge of the different actors in public and private research and the associative world (work with animal shelters and associations)

  • Ability to develop contacts with scientific project leaders, institutional organizations and financial partners

  • Development and writing of specifications

  • Fluency in oral and written English and office tools

I have acquired expertise in the fields of animal cognition, sensory abilities (early learning, impact of aging), human/animal relationships and new methods of monitoring animal movements, called “tracking”. ". I am also interested in the phylogeny of behaviors (appearance during evolution).

Why did you choose ethology?

I am a big animal lover. As far back as I can remember, I always knew that I would dedicate my life to studying them. At 7 years old, I made the decision to stop eating meat.  I was also lucky enough to be surrounded by a lot of animals growing up. When people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I answered “zoologist”. I didn't know that ethology existed, let alone that you could choose to make it your profession. Although I very much admire the veterinary profession, the medical relationship with animals was not for me. I wanted to be more in an observational report, while contributing to enrich our knowledge of animal behavior; research in ethology was therefore the established path to achieve this.


By learning to observe animals at a very young age, I quickly developed empathy towards them and I am still frightened by the way our society treats them (intensive breeding, slaughter conditions). Mentalities are gradually evolving but I would like ethology to be a teaching provided to everyone, from primary school, to move towards a better knowledge of animals. Also, choosing the profession of ethologist represented for me the possibility of promoting this discipline, which in my opinion will lead to a more respectful relationship.

My publications
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