Soutenance HDR - Ana Rodrigues

Madame Ana Rodrigues, (Chercheur Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

« Biodiversity Patterns in Space and in Time »

Le 22 Mai 2015

A partir de 13h30

Amphithéâtre de la Délégation CNRS

My research focuses on the study of biodiversity patterns across space and across time, exploring their implications to conservation and investigating the processes underpinning those patterns. I am particularly interested in biodiversity patterns at large spatial scales, and how they translate into practical recommendations for conservation planning. Previous projects have for example highlighted priorities for expanding and consolidating the global network of protected areas. I have also investigated how to quantify and map the impacts human have on biodiversity, both negative (leading to biodiversity loss) and positive (conservation actions preventing biodiversity loss). More recently, I have started to focus on the ecological and evolutionary processes underpinning biodiversity patterns, including by combining analyses of empirical data with models to shed light on the processes that explain biodiversity patterns in time and space.

Composition du jury :

Frédéric JIGUET, Professeur au Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Centre des Sciences de la Conservation (UMR 7204 MNHN-CNRS-UPMC), Paris. Rapporteur.

Ophélie RONCE, Chargée de recherche CNRS, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (UMR5554), Montpellier. Rapportrice.

Aldina FRANCO, Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Vincent DEVICTOR, Chargé de recherche CNRS, Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier (UMR5554), Montpellier. Examinateur.

Carmen BESSA-GOMES, Maitre de Conférences à AgroParisTech, Laboratoire Ecologie Systématique et Evolution (UMR 8079), Orsay. Examinatrice.

John THOMPSON, Directeur de recherche CNRS, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (UMR5175), Montpellier, Examinateur.