Researcher / Science Communicator
Meise Botanic Garden / lacYme
Liège, Liege, Belgium
During my PhD thesis I worked on the development of a framework for dynamic ecological niche models integrating species specific and spatially explicit dispersal kernels. This approach based on wind physics, land cover, climatic variables and physiology of bryophytes, was developed to explore the potential colonisation capacity of these wind dispersed plants at large scale, in the context of climate changes.
Since 2020, I am working at Meise Botanic Garden, focusing on three main topics:
- the quantification of bryophytes spores morphological variations using SEM photography and statistical morphometrics analysis with the aim of exploring potential functional and evolutionary implications
- bryophytes as bioaccumulator of heavy metals and other air pollutants (in urban and in volcanic environment)
- urban biodiversity mapping and monitoring with the support of citizen science
Around this last research topic I co-founded a local citizen urban ecology lab in Liège called "lacYme" (non-profit) in 2021, developing science communication and citizen-science based research projects and activities.
I am also generally interested in bryophytes microecology and microbiome and currently developing various collaborative projects around these topics.
Open to collaboration, discussion and question on any of these topics !
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT