Our teams

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Management of the program

The scientific and operational management of the project is carried out at the Center for Ecology and Conservation Sciences, within the National Museum of Natural History.

Frédéric Jiguet

Frédéric Jiguet

Professor and researcher at MNHN
Frédéric Jiguet is professor at the National Museum of Natural History, he has coordinated the Kivi Kuaka initiative since the launch of the project in 2016. As a conservation biologist, he develops researches related to global change and bird migration.
Romain Lorrillière

Romain Lorrillière

Post-doctoral researcher
Romain Lorrillière, post-doctoral researcher, was recruited to implement the project and perform the inerrant data analyses.

French Polynesia team, January 2021

Charlotte Francesiaz

Charlotte Francesiaz

Charlotte Francesiaz is an expert engineer and leader of the team ‘shorebirds and protected birds’ at the French Biodiversity Office (OFB). She is committed to the promotion of women scientists.
Aurélien Audevard

Aurélien Audevard

Aurélien Audevard is a CRBPO ringer, he carries out ornithological monitoring of the Hyères saltpans in Var, for the LPO and the Toulon-Hyères community of municipalities.
Benoit Fontaine

Benoit Fontaine

Research engineer, conservation biologist at the CESCO of the MNHN, he coordinates participatory science observatories. As a CRBPO boatman, he has carried out numerous scientific missions on Pacific islands, with a speciality in malacology. 
Ludwig Blanc

Ludwig Blanc

Ludwig Blanc is a beekeeper on Rangiroa, and administrator of the Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP-MANU). He accompanied our mission and carried out floristic surveys on each atoll visited.
Léo Grasset

Léo Grasset

Léo Grasset is a science popularizer, who joined the scientific team to follow the work and produce episodes for his YouTube channel DirtyBiology
Raphaëlle Simoneau

Raphaëlle Simoneau

Raphaëlle Simoneau is also a specialist in scientific communication, she accompanied Léo Grasset to complete the images and sounds necessary for the episodes presenting our work.