Behavioural Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Social Behaviour, Fish Ecology, Predator-Prey Interactions, Anti-predator Behaviours, Acoustics, Estuarine Ecosystems, Optimal Foraging, Sensory Ecology, Video Playback, Biostatistics.

Academic positions


2017-current: Assistant professor. Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, LA.

2017-current: Adjunct faculty. Nicholls State University, LA.

2017-current: Adjunct faculty. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA.

2016-2017: Research Scientist. Florida International University, FL.

2011 - 2015: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. 

  • Collective behavior in schooling fish. 

  • Advisor: Dr. Nils Olav Handegard

March 2013 - 2015: Visiting Scientist. Florida International University, FL.

  • Quantifying schooling fish collective anti-predator behavior in estuarine ecosystems

  • Dr. Kevin Boswell


March - April 2013: Visiting Scientist. Princeton University, NJ.

  • Quantifying fish collective behavior. 

  • Professor Iain Couzin. 


January - February 2011: Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow. Purdue University, IN.

  • Avian color vision and social foraging behavior.

  • Professor Esteban Fernandez-Juricic


2009 - 2011: Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Fyssen Foundation. Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse. 

  • Avian color vision and social foraging.

  • Advisor: Professor Philipp Heeb



Experimentation in Animal Behaviour

Behavioural Ecology

Wildlife Ecology

Field studies

Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology

Experimental design


Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)

Video playback 

Computer animations



2005 - 2009: Ph.D. in Biology. Distinction: Excellent. Université du Québec à Montréal, QC.

  • Social foraging in nutmeg mannikins (Lonchura punctulata): group size effect and social information use.

  • Advisor: Professor Luc-Alain Giraldeau


2002 - 2004: M.Sc. in Biology. Université du Québec à Montréal, QC.

  • An innovative use of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) optimal foraging behavior in impact studies.

  • Advisor: Professor William Vickery


2001 - 2002: M.Sc. in Populations and Ecosystems Biology. Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse.


1996 - 2001: B.A. in Organisms and Populations Biology. Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse.