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Stephanie Jenouvrier
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Today a major challenge in ecology is to understand the consequences of climate change and human activities on wildlife populations for predicting their fate in the future. This requires understanding of past and current population responses to climate change in order to obtain suitable models to predict future ecological  consequences.

Seabirds are long-lived upper trophic-level predators in marine ecosystems and are key indicator species of climate and ocean change.  Indeed, their presence, absence or abundance reflects the impact of environmental variability over large spatial and temporal scales in the global ocean.

Our group studies the effect of global change on individual and population of a community of seabirds breeding in the Southern Ocean. Specific area of interests include how climate changes and human activities affect the behaviors (e.g. foraging) and vital rates of individuals (e.g. survival and breeding success);  the timing of key life cycle events (e.g. breeding phenology); and the population growth and structure.

  • University Paris-Sud (Orsay, France) -Biology and Ecology, Sc.B. (1999)
  • University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France) -Ecology, M.S. (2001)
  • University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France) -Population Ecology, Ph.D. (2004)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI, Woods Hole, MA USA) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, CEBC, Villiers en Bois, France). Effects of climate change on Antarctic seabirds, Post- doctorate (Marie Curie fellowship: 2007-2010 and L’OREAL-UNESCO fellowship for young woman in science: 2006-2007)
  • CNRS (CEBC, Villiers en Bois, France)- Demography of cory’s shearwater, Post- doctorate (April- June and September- February 2005)

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