- Scientific director of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB), France
- Director of the LABCOM INTOSEA (INnovative TOols under the SEA)
Team position : Project PI
Background : I am primarily a theoretical community ecologist, with some complementary experience in experimental ecology, microbiology and evolution. I worked on some of the earliest metacommunity models, demonstrating how dispersal among local communities may affect both local and regional diversity. These models are important for formalizing our understanding of metacommunity dynamics. I have also incorporated elements of network ecology and ecosystem functioning into this framework. I have integrated elements of evolutionary dynamics in my research program mainly by developing experimental approaches with microorganisms to study how evolution can shape relationships between diversity and ecosystem functioning. I am now interested in disentangling the factors that shape the different facets of biodiversity in marine ecosystems, ecological rarity, and the relationship between humans and nature (aesthetics of biodiversity and natural landscapes). Since 2019 I am the scientific director of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Montpellier.
Key disciplines and skillsets : Data synthesis, Biogeography, Ecological informatics.
Expectation : Great opportunity to make synthesis scientists and data scientists to work together !
Contact : nicolas.mouquet (at) cnrs.fr