Predator-prey model and the formulation of the functional response
I am interesting in identifying the dominant factors that can influence predator-prey interaction. In particular, I investigate the problems linked to the formulation of the predation process into mathematical models, and their sensitivity to this expression. I also study the effect of environmental heterogeneity on the predation interaction formulation, and how this expression evolves with scaling (from population to the community level).
Collaborators: Jean-Christophe Poggiale, David Nerini, Mathias Gauduchon, Andrey Morozov
Impact of environmental and anthropogenic forcing on salmon population persistence
I aim at assessing the synergistic effects of fishing and environmental forcing on Pacific salmon dynamics. I am particularly interested on how the combination of cohort resonance and climate variability could explain the cycles observed in some of these populations.
Collaborators: Louis Botsford, Alan Hastings, Lauren Yamane
California Central Valley chinook salmon managment
I am involved in the development of a life cycle model that will allow the prediction of salmon population response to habitat restoration and changes in flow and water quality in the Central Valley. I am also interested in the impact of climate change on the system persistence.
Collaborators: Steve Lindley, Eric Danner, Colleen Petrik, Doug Jackson, Andrew Pike
Impact of the California Central coast MPAs implementation on the abundance of rockfish species
I am also involved in the assessment of the impact of MPAs establishment along the Central coast of California on the abundance evolution of several species of rockfish. I investigate how past fishing pressure, specific life history features and ontogenetic migration could influence the response of these species to MPAs establishment.
Collaborators: Louis Botsford, Will White, Alan Hastings, Marissa Baskett, Lewis Barnett