Romain Julliard received his Ph.D. degree (1993–1996, University of Montpellier, France) on the evolution of dispersal through the study of the life history of locally born and immigrant tits (Parus sp) and evolutionary stable strategy modeling, followed by post-doc studies under the supervision of Professor Stenseth (Oslo, Norway) on population dynamic of rodents (regulation through density-dependent survival) and exploited fish (separating natural and fishing mortality). He is now an Associate Professor at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris. Specialized in conservation biology, Julliard develops and coordinates biodiversity observatories at the French scale (Vigie Nature project), based on common birds and common butterflies, and the involvement of voluntary observers (citizen sciences). His researches are on the functional homogenization of biodiversity, its mechanisms (reorganization of communities under the influence of global changes), and its applications (development of biodiversity indicators).
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011