Arnaud Sentis

I am not a theoretician nor an experimental biologist but I try to combine these two approaches to better understand the mechanisms and factors influencing species phenotypic traits, trophic interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystem functioning. My broad interests are to further understanding on the ecological and evolutionary impacts of global change at multiple biological scales.

Azenor Bideault

I am currently doing research on the effects of climate warming on terrestrial Arctic communities (plants and animals). More generally, I am interested in mechanisms leading to the emergence and maintenance of biodiversity, and effects of global change on diversity.

Benjamin Girardot

It is not very unusual to say that as a scientist, I am fascinated by diverse aspects of nature. I enjoy spending my time trying to understand some of these aspects, putting together some pieces of a giant puzzle that people tackle from different perspectives.

I like to think of science as a life-scale hiking process, scientists dropping stones of variable sizes on hiking trail cairns, lightning a way to explore ; sometime crashing the whole structure above a critical threshold as Bak's sandpiles or simply kicking an existing cairn that had lead them back to the parking.

I would be satisfied in my scientific life following a path that would lead me somewhere nice, eventually dropping some stones on the journey.

To be a little more specific, I have a background in Oceanography and (theoretical) Ecology.
I studied the ecology and evolution of food webs, and their fragility to various perturbations.

Apart from science, I dedicate my time to the outdoors. In sport I like verticality, as I spent a few years doing freediving, experiencing some (more or less) nice feelings before to get (back) into climbing.
I like the aesthetic of movement that characterizes both of these sports, the pleasure that goes with this optimal gesture, and the mental challenges that accompany them.

I also enjoy gardening, and the process of trying to provide local food to relatives.

Jean-François Arnoldi

The attacking poles of my life-pendulum are mountains and science, physical and adventurous goals vs the intellectual pursuit to understand nature. My scientific approach consist in transforming questions about the natural world into abstract geometrical puzzles. My approach to mountains is to climb, hike, run, ski, and fly over them. My focus is ecological communities, their self-organisation and dynamical response to perturbations. My technical specialities are rock climbing and mathematics.

Kirsten Henderson

Hi, I’m Kirsten, nice to meet you. My main research interests are related to sustainability challenges, resource accessibility and the impact of development/conservation initiatives on coupled socio-ecological systems. I have a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph, which looked at how people interact with nature and ever since I have been intrigued by the complex world of socio-ecological interactions.

More recently I have become interested in grassy strips, hedgerows, flowering margins. I like the idea of feasible, effective and practical solutions to sustainability issues that can be elucidated from research. My ultimate aim is to liaise research with everyday life quandaries.

Matthieu Barbier

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I am a researcher in complex ecological networks, especially plant microbiomes and food webs, at the Plant Health Insitute Montpellier (CIRAD) in France.

My research employs the language of statistical mechanics to find simplicity in the apparent intricacy of ecosystems, and my long-term goal is to use this language to change the way that we think about and model biological function.

More generally, my interests are vague enough to appear interesting in a variety of social contexts. I work in physics for ecologists, linguistics for physicists, and anthropology for linguists, so as to always avoid expertise. My current aim in life is to mathematically define "aims", and perhaps also "life".
I'd like to make interdisciplinary research less of a buzzword, and more of a method.
All real-world results obtained along the way are incidental, but appreciated.

Núria Galiana

I am an early career scientist with a range of experience in studying species biotic interactions and how different spatial and environmental processes affect them. Aside from the integration between biogeography, spatial processes and species interaction networks, I have been interested in the effects of different types of perturbations driven by global change on community structure and its stability. My research approach combines theory development and analyses of large empirical datasets to answer ecological questions.
Besides science, I like hiking in the mountains, climbing and having long walks with Nus.

Samuel Lévêque

Après quinze ans passés dans le monde de la direction des bibliothèques, j’ai changé de métier pour
m’occuper de relations publiques dans le domaine de l’écologie et de la médiation scientifique et
rejoint l’équipe de l’INTP.

Je possède une expertise en conduite de projets, médiation des conflits et CNV.
Je suis par ailleurs auteur, travaillant autour des questions du développement et de l’économie des
jeux vidéo et auteur de podcast. J’ai également assuré des formations et séminaires autour de
l’histoire de la bande dessinée.

- Around 500 articles on The Pixel Post, a french videogame analysis website. (2016 - present)
- Nini patalo : l’imagination des enfants au pouvoir, in 9ème Art 2.0, 2021
- Les aventures d’Elza Petipa : les premiers pas brillants de Catherine Meurisse dans la BD
jeunesse, in 9ème Art 2.0, 2020
- Les mille et une vies des Pieds nickelés, in Gallica, 2020
- Aux origines du manga, in Gallica, 2020
- Gestion de projet MOOC « Histoire de la BD », Fondation Orange, 2020-2021.
- Le bouquin de la Bande Dessinée, article BD et jeux vidéo, ouvrage dirigé par Thierry Groensteen,
Robert Laffont , 2020.
- General history of french comics / opportunities and partnerships for developing new social
policies and reaching new publics in libraries, seminar for librarians in Serbia, Croatia, Albania and
Slovenia, seminars in Zagreb for the French Institute, 2020 and 2021
- History of the links between french comics and videogames, training for serbian game designers,
French Insitute of Serbia, 2021
- History of manga censorship in France, conference for INHA festival, 2021
- History of beginnings of manga and japanese animation in France (1960- 1997), conference, Japan
a Rives Festival, 2021.
- Promenade de l’Autre côté, short story in Gandahar #30, 2022.
- Eldorado, novel, L’ivre-book, 2015
- Toto, 30 ans, essay, Le Tripode, 2014
- Short stories for the collective books of Editions Lilos : Recettes Espièges, L’Envers du Monde,
Petit Traité à l’Attention des Rossignols (2015-2017)
- Calvin Ball, podcast about diverses subjects (2017- present)
- Calweeb Ball and Calweeb Bulletin d’Information, podcast about japanese animation industrty
(2018 – present) co-animated with Gregoire Labasse.
- L’Appel de Kathulu, podcast about litterature, co-animated with Astrid Ruiz-Braidotti (2018 -
- Le Meilleur Jeu Electronique Ever, podcast about video games industry (2018- Present)

- Histoire du jeu vidéo en Asie du Sud-Est
- Histoire de la guerre des mascottes : comment les principales entreprises de jeu vidéo ont tenté
d’imposer de nouveaux personnages iconiques dans les années 90

Sébastien Ibanez

I work as an associate professor in the Alpine Ecology Lab (LECA) in Chambéry, Université de Savoie (France). There, I develop several empirical studies in functional and community ecology, mainly on plant-grasshopper interactions. I joined the INTP project because several of its members are friends, because the Pyrenées mountains are as exiting as the Alpes, and also for a bunch of scientific reasons. I have always been keen on theoretical work, mainly on eco-evolutionary models because I enjoy frameworks allowing reciprocal causation.
This allows for instance to study the evolution of niche construction, which a couple of us have done for the evolution of tannin production through positive plant-soil feedbacks. More recently, I have developed projects about how we should understand ecosystem evolution and development. This kind of purely conceptual projects do not necessarily imply the use of mathematical modelling, but I believe that math-based and concept-based theory can fruitfully work together, hence my interest for INTP.

Yuval Zelnik

When not pondering what a better world would look like, or having some silly thoughts on creating a self-sufficient community on a floating island, I try my hand at doing some science.
My interests lies between some basic questions in physics and mathematical modeling, and looking at the complicated living world, which is full of many living beings, both large and small. Not so much humans though, we seem to have enough of us taking care of us.