Research interests

My research interests focus on conservation biology, particularly using molecular approaches. These methods are very useful to determine population structure at large and small scales, detect migration between demes and evaluate inbreeding. Previous works were focused on the phylogeography, population structure and reproductive success of the European vipers (adder, Vipera berus; asp viper, V. aspis; nose-horned viper, V. ammodytes). I am currently working on the evaluation of population structure within French populations of Orisni viper (Vipera ursinii), in collaboration with Prof. M. Cheylan & Arnaud Lyet (EPHE, Montpellier) and J.-P. Baron.

In fact, most of my research is focused on the reptiles, and particularly vipers due to the lack of conservation biology on the taxa compared to bird or mammal. Moreover, they are interesting models for studies on fitness, population structure and inbreeding avoidance.