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I have an MSc in Animal Behaviour from the University of Paris 13 (France) and a PhD in Animal Ecology from Rennes University (France). I did a Post-Doc at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium) on Mosquitoes as vectors of re-emmerging disease in Europe and a postdoc at Lincoln University on the Ecological Restoration of the Stockton opencast coal mine (New Zealand). Between February 2011 and February 2015, I was a Lecturer at Lincoln University (New Zealand). I am now Senior Lecturer at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland where I teach Animal Behaviour, Conservation Science, Restoration Ecology and Genetics. My main research interests focus on trophic interactions in agricultural and natural ecosystems and the development of new molecular tools for conservation, restoration and bioprotection research. This includes molecular analysis of trophic interactions, the use of environmental metabarcoding techniques and the development of non-invasive DNA sampling methods


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, UNITEC Institute of Technology


  • 2004 
    Rennes University (France), PhD Ecology