had a great time and will miss the questions and the chat! Good luck to Paula & Katy - they both very much deserve to win
I attended several schools in France, where I did all my studies
I studied Biology and statistical modelling at the University of Strasbourg, Paris and Lyon
I worked in France (I did my PhD in Lyon), Norway (Oslo), Canada (Quebec city) and then started at the Zoological Society of London
Zoological Society of London
I’m a research fellow
There are many things I enjoy about my work, going from finding solutions and make things go forward to spending time searching for animals
Me and my work
I’m a conservation biologist: my work consists in helping protecting biodiversity and investigating the effects of climate change on animalsRead more
The core of my research focuses on trying to predict the effects of environmental change (such as climate change) on animal populations, in particular by exploring how satellite data can be used to predict such effects.
A second angle of my research is devoted to carnivore conservation, which is developped through collaborations with the Serengeti cheetah project and the Tanzania Carnivore Centre (see http://www.tanzaniacarnivores.org/).
Carnivores have high economical, ecological and cultural values yet their conservation is challenging in the face of habitat loss and increased conflict with human populations.
My work consists in helping unveiling details about carnivore ecology that are still unknown (such as where they are, how they reproduce, or what they eat) in order to help their management and conservation. Can you identify the species below?
My Typical Day
Fix problems, discover new problems, think about solutions to new problemsRead more
A typical day can involve analysing data, writing articles to explain what I found for other researchers to know what’s going on and what we do, writing grant proposals to get funding to develop my research (through e.g., employing research assistants or providing PhD studentships to students aiming to become researchers), so I spend quite some time in front of a computer
It also involves meeting with collaborators in the UK and abroad to develop new ideas or presenting my results in conferences and seminars.
Sometimes, it can also involve teaching to students in universities or explaining what I do at our education centre. And when I’m really lucky, it involves doing some field work and watching animals in their naturals settings 🙂
What I'd do with the money
I’d visit schools that supported meRead more
If I win, this would be because of students and schools supporting me- the least I can do is to come and say thanks. I think £500 should allow me to visit a lot of schools, and I think this would provide a fantastic opportunity to talk about what we do, how we do it, as well as presenting some of the fantastic animals we study.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Open-minded, passionate, stubborn
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be happy, live long (so much to do and see!), be healthy
What did you want to be after you left school?
What I’m doing now
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I was not an easy student and I was not very good at following rules
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Travelled all over the world
Tell us a joke.
I’m rubbish at jokes – I never remember them, and the one I remember isn’t funny when not told in front of people
Why is it that on a night when it is mostly cloudy the stars are often visible while the Moon (even when full) is not?
What is the greenhouse effect, and is it affecting our climate? Are greenhouse gases increasing? is the climate
Why was the earth formed
If the earth is round and gravity is pulling us down if we are in the east or the west why dont we feel like we are at
Because there is 70%of the world is water is it possible that it could flood the land in the future? will we ever run
Why are no mammals green??????
What evidence is there that climate change does exist and that it’s not just a natural cycle?
whats darwins theory
Is there enough evidence to predict when the world will end?
can u look at warter through the microscope
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Were did the mass of the universe come from considering science does not believe in spontaneuos generation of mass? (3 comments)
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