Professor at the University of Montpellier, France.
Team position : Leader, PARSEC Synthesis Strand, project CoPI
Background : My academic background is in both ecology and statistics. I got a permanent position at the University of Montpellier in 2001 as a lecturer to develop the field of marine macroecology and to build a research group aiming to increase the interdisciplinary in the study of complex marine systems under global changes. I then moved to Australia (University of James Cook) for 2 years (2010-2011) owing to a Marie Curie Fellowship in order to study the dynamics of coral reef ecosystems.
Key disciplines and skillsets : Protected Areas, Socio-Ecological Systems, Statistics, Modeling
Expectations : I have three main expectations: (i) to participate in a data-to-model-to-decision-making process; (ii) to participate actively to the ongoing revolution where remote-sensing data analyses through artificial intelligence can deeply change the interlaced ecological and social sciences; and (iii) to make progress towards my strong belief that protected areas can sustain both biodiversity and human well-being in the context of global changes.
Contact : david.mouillot (at) umontpellier.fr