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Stephanie Jenouvrier

Stephanie Jenouvrier

Senior Scientist

Stephanie is a seabird ecologist interested in the population responses to climate change.

Francesco Ventura

Postdoctoral Scholar (2022- present)

Francesco is a marine ecologist interested in the spatial and population ecology of marine megafauna. His current research focuses on the role of the environment in shaping population processes and the spatial distribution of seabirds.

Etienne Rouby

Postdoctoral Fellow and Investigator (2023- present)

Etienne is an animal ecologist interested in exploring how climate and human pressures impact marine megafauna demography. He estimates key vital parameters for several marine predator populations and forecasts their fate given natural and anthropogenic pressures. Finally, his ultimate goal is to provide the best available information to stakeholders to promote marine conservation.

Nicolas Joly

Postdoctoral Investigator (2024)

Nicolas, a marine ecologist, explores the connection between small-scale eco-evolutionary processes and population demography. His primary research revolves around characterizing and measuring the diversity of life histories among individuals within populations. His aim is to evaluate how inter-individual variability influences population dynamics, particularly in the context of climate change.

Jean-Pierre Elise

Guest Master student (2024-present)

Jean-Pierre is a Master's student at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon interested in demography, theoretical ecology and marine biology. At WHOI, he will explore the demographic consequences of individual heterogeneity along the slow-fast continuum.

Alice Eparvier

Guest Master student (2024-present)

Alice is a Master's student at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France, and is studying animal and population ecology. She is particularly interested in the impact of climate change on animal populations and in conservation biology. At WHOI, she will be working on the predictability of the response of emperor penguin populations to climate change.

Freddie  Mckendrick

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.

Justine Wintz

Guest PhD student (2023-present)

Justine Wintz as a Ph.D. student at the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC) with Dr. Claire Sarraux. She is studying the early development in the little penguin, focusing on the mechanisms and consequences at individual and population levels, considering factors such as climate, abiotic environment, parental investment, and competition within the brood. At WHOI, her research will extend to explore the demographic consequences of early development in the little penguin.


Sarah Becker

Guest PhD student (2023-present)

Sarah Becker is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder within the Department of Environmental Studies, under the guidance of Cassandra Brook. She is a key contributor to a joint ORCC project that bridges the efforts of WHOI and CU to understand and forecast the role of behavioral plasticity and evolutionary adaptation in anticipated population declines among species threatened by climate change. Specifically, Sarah's work focuses on elucidating the mechanistic connections between climatic shifts and the foraging behaviors of the black-browed albatross.

Ruijiao Sun

Ruijiao Sun

Guest investigator

Ruijiao's research broadly centers on understanding how wildlife populations adapt to global change and designing effective conservation strategies. In her doctoral research at the FLEDGE Lab, she delved into the interplay between fishery activities and climate change, exploring their impacts on pair bond dynamics and demographic outcomes in monogamous seabird species. Currently, Ruijiao is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. Her ongoing project investigates the impacts of climate change on the dynamics of the endangered California amphibian community.

Joanie Van de Walle

Joanie Van de Walle

Guest investigator

Joanie is a specialist in population dynamics of marine mammals at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She is also an associated professor at Université de Sherbrooke. Her current work involves population monitoring and modelling of several cetaceans and pinniped species in Eastern Canada, but her research has led her to work on many species of birds and terrestrial mammals. Her main research interests revolve around understanding the impact of life-history strategies, human activities and environmental change on the demography of wild species.


Justine Wintz
Guest master student (2023)

Marthe Vienne
Guest master student (2023)

Bilgecan Şen
Guest postdoctoral investigator (2021-2023)

Ruijiao Sun
MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student (2018 – 2023), now Post-doc

Joanie Van de Walle
Postdoctoral Fellow and Investigator (2020-2023), now Guest investigator

Alex Nicol-Harper
Guest PhD student (2020-2022)- PhD at the University of Southampton

Remi Fay (2020-2022)
Post-doc, now Post-doc at LBBE (Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive) - Université de Lyon, France

Silke Van Daalen (2022)
Post doc, now postdoc at WHOI in Sosik’s lab

Lucie Bourreau (2020-2021)
Master student from Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France.

Sydney Hampton (summer 2021)
Summer Student Fellow at WHOI- University of South Carolina.

Sara Labrousse (2017- 2020)
Post-doc, now researcher 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.