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 …

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Guim Aguadé

Hi! I'm Guim, from Pujalt, a village of 17 people in the Catalan Pyrenees, very close to Surba if there were no big mountains in between. I'm a physicist studying complex adaptive systems, mostly working in the ecology and evolution of cancer and ecosystems, but also interested in neuroscience, consciousness and linguistics. I find in the INTP a space for freedom of thought and real interdisciplinary thinking, without the pressure for scientific productivity. This makes it a very unique and …

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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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Olivier Martin

Hi, I am a forest ecologist. I have spent most of my research time up to now working on tree architecture, how the environment shapes it and how it relates to tree functioning. Another important aspect of my work concerns applied research on vegetation biomass distribution measurement, which allows to better assess fire hazards, carbon sequestration and habitats of biodiversity. My methods consist in using LiDAR data to characterize forests in three dimensions at different spatial scales. Working with huge …

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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 …

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