Human-Animal Interactions

Mellina SIDOUS


 Doctorante - CEFE/ Univ. Franche-Comté


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I am a PhD candidate studying scavenger communities and their responses to anthropic pressures. To do so I focus on different levels of organisation. More precisely, I study how climate change modified the repartition of the living prey and feeding events of a facultative scavenger, spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta); how increased abundance of elephant carrion may have impacted predator prey coupling of the population dynamics of the spotted hyaena and its usual linving preys ; and how land-use and forest loss impact the structure of scavenger communities and scavenging process.

This project is supervised by Loic Bollache (Chrono environnement) and Sarah Cubaynes (CEFE) involves collaborators from Université d’Angers, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brésil), and the Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.