CV



CV : Thierry Chambert




Publications

see my publication list here


Education

2007         B.Sc., Biology – University of Montpellier, France

2009         Engineering Degree (Agronomical Sciences) – Montpellier SupAgro, France

2010         M.Sc., Ecology and Evolution – University of Montpellier, France

2013         Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences – Montana State University, USA


Professional Experience

Present                  Wildlife and statistical consultant – Calao Wildlife Consulting

2017–2019           Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Montpellier, France
                                  Adaptive Monitoring and demography of Golden Eagles in French National Parks 

2014–2017           Postdoctoral Researcher – Pennsylvania State University, USA
                                  Methodological development and management of amphibians in North America

2010–2013           Graduate Research Assistant (PhD) – Montana State University, USA
                                  Environmental drivers and individual variance in a Weddell seal population 

2010–2013           Field Crew Leader – McMurdo Field Station, Antarctica
                                  Mark-recapture monitoring of a Weddell seal population

2009–2010           Graduate Research Assistant (MSc) – University of Montpellier, France
  (Springs)                Immunology and survival effects of a bacterial pathogen on seabirds

2009                      Foreign Research Internship – Montana State University, USA
                                 Effect of an extreme environmental disturbance on a Weddell seal population

2006–2008           Honours Research Project (BSc) – University of Montpellier, France
                                  Improving detectability and the monitoring design of a seabird population

2006–2010           Field Research Assistant (2006-2008), Leader (2010) – Norway, Arctic
  (Summers)            Monitoring and serological sampling of an Arctic seabird population 


Specific Skills



Areas of expertise

Wildlife Data Analyses, Statistics, Population Ecology, Quantitative Ecology, Wildlife Management and Conservation, Life History Evolution


Statistical Methods

Mark-Recapture Modelling, Abundance and Density Estimation, Species Occupancy (advanced).
Bayesian Inference (MCMC). Likelihood Methods. GLMs and GAMs.


Modeling / Simulations

Population Viability Analyses.
Power analyses. Individual-centred simulations.


Softwares

MARK, E-SURGE, PRESENCE, OpenBUGS, JAGS.
R (advanced).
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.


Languages

French (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (elementary)


Communications

  International conferences                                                                                                                     


2019

TWS (The Wildlfie Society). Reno, Nevada, USA.


2016

EcoSummit, 5th International Congress. Montpellier, France.



ISEC (International Statistical Ecology Conference). Seattle, Washington, USA.


2015

ESA (Ecological Society of America). Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (Poster)


2014

ISEC (International Statistical Ecology Conference). Montpellier, France.


2013

EURING, Analytical Meeting. Athens, Georgia, USA.


2012

SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research). Portland, Oregon, USA.

  Invited Seminars


2017

Centre d’Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), CNRS, Montpellier.


2016

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.


2015

Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.


2014

Centre d’Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive, CNRS, Montpellier, France.


Teaching Experience 


2019

Wildlife and population management (Masters). University of Montpellier. France


2018

Wildlife and population management (Masters). University of Montpellier. France

Methods in ecology (Masters). EPHE, University of Montpellier. France

Principles of population dynamics (Masters). EPHE, University of Montpellier. France.


2017

Methods in ecology (Masters). University of Montpellier. France

Principles of population dynamics (Masters). University of Montpellier. France.

Introduction to Bayesian statistics: theory and applications. Free Workshop. CNRS. France


2016

Design and Analysis of Mark-Recapture and Occupancy Studies (Masters &PhDs).

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.


2015

Analysis and Management of Vertebrate Populations and Communities. (Masters &PhDs)  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.


Field Research Experience

Seabird population monitoring, Norwegian Arctic (Hornøya Island, 2006-2010)

Seabird disease monitoring, French Mediterranean (Port Cros Island, 2008)

Seal population monitoring, Antarctica (Erebus Bay, 2010–2013)

White Shark population monitoring, California Coast (Point Reyes, 2013 and 2015)

Amphibian community monitoring, Appalachians (Shenandoah National Park, 2014)

Salamander monitoring, Sonoran Desert (Mexico and Southern Arizona, 2015)