Associate Scientist with tenure
Stephanie is a seabird ecologist interested in the population responses to climate change.
MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student (2018 – present)
Ruijiao is starting as a graduate student this fall, and will study the demography of seabird in the context of global change.
Joanie Van de Walle
Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-present)
Joanie is an animal ecologist, focusing on questions related to evolutionary ecology, population ecology and behavioral ecology. She is interested in understanding how environmentally-driven changes in life history strategies and individual heterogeneity shape population dynamics.
Guest PhD student (2020-present)
Alex is a population ecologist completing a PhD at the University of Southampton in collaboration with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, both UK. She develops matrix population modelling approaches to inform seabirds conservation, with the common eider as a study species. She joined our group to analyze the demography of black-browed albatross as part of a larger project to compare life history patterns across multiple animal species along the slow-fast continuum. Follow her on Twitter @alexnicolharper.
Guest postdoctoral investigator (2020-present)
Remi Fay is a population ecologist doing his postdoct at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics. In joined our group as part of a larger project to compare life history patterns across multiple animal species along the slow-fast continuum, and develop Bayesian modelling techniques to estimate the temporal and individual variations in demographic rates.
Guest postdoctoral investigator (2021-present)
Bilgecan is a population ecologist interested in how small scale ecological processes, such as density dependence and intrinsic population growth, determine macroecological patterns. He develops population models using Bayesian techniques, and strives to make useful population forecasts under climate change with an explicit focus on different uncertainty sources.
Guest Master student (2020-present)
Lucie is a marine biologist currently completing a master in ecological modeling at the University of Rennes 1 (France). She is doing her master research project in collaboration with the Seabirds Lab and the LOCEAN laboratory (Sorbonne University, Paris). She is particularly interested in modeling Southern Ocean ecosystems.
Guest PhD student (2021-present)
Freddie is a behavioural ecologist currently completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool. They are mainly interested in how individual variation in behaviour is maintained within populations with a particular focus on how different behavioural strategies may allow individuals to adapt to changing environments. Their PhD will focus on behavioural plasticity and its costs and benefits to Polar seabirds experiencing rapid environmental change, predominantly focusing on black-legged kittiwakes breeding in Svalbard.
Sydney Hampton (summer 2021)
Summer Student Fellow at WHOI- University of South Carolina.
Sara Labrousse (2017- 2020)
Post-doc, now Post-doc at LOCEAN - Sorbonne Université, France.
David Iles (2017 – 2019)
Post-doc, now Quantitative Wildlife Biologist at the Canadian Wildlife Service, Canada.
Lise Viollat (summer and fall 2019)
Master student from Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France.
Jeremy LeMenager (summer 2019)
Undergraduate student from at Colorado College, USA.
Isabella Horstmann (summer 2019)
Undergraduate student from University of Miami, USA.
Eileen Devane (summer 2019)
Undergraduate student from University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
Andrew Kaneb (summer 2018)
Undergraduate student from Princeton University, USA.
Casey Youngflesh (2014-2017)
Guest Ph.D student from Stony Brook University, USA.
Ruijiao Sun (summer 2017)
Undergraduate student from Tsinghua University, China
Marine Desprez (2015-2017)
Tine Cornioley (2013-2017)
Guest Ph.D student from University of Zurich, Switzerland
Loreleï Guery (2011-2017)
Master and PhD student, now post-doc at Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France
Yun Li (2014-2015)
Post-doc, now Assistant Research Professor at University of South Florida, USA
Mike Polito (2012-2013)
Post-doc, now Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, USA
Hugo Girma (2015)
Master’s student from University of Montpelier, France.
Maxime Lavoie (2014)
Ph.D student from University of Laval, Canada.
Floriant Patout (2014)
Undergraduate student from Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France.
Solene Sacre (2014)
Undergraduate student from SupAgro, Montpelier, France.
Fiona McLean (2014)
Undergraduate student from California State University, Monterey Bay, USA.
Samara Ocher (2012- 2013)
Professional Master’s student from Northeastern University, USA.
Luke Wakeen (2012)
Undergraduate student from St. John’s College Hodson, USA.
Deborah Pardo (2012)
Guest Ph.D student from University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
Julien Collet (2011)
Guest undergraduate student from Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, France. Lorelei Guery (2010-211) Master Student from of University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France.