UMR 9220 ENTROPIE (IRD, Université de La Réunion, CNRS), Laboratoire d’excellence-CORAIL, Centre IRD de Nouméa, Nouméa cedex, Nouvelle-Calédonie, France
Cécile Fauvelot research activities focus on evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, marine ecology, population genetics and conservation biology. She completed her PhD in 2002 France, working on coral reef fishes from French Polynesia, investigating gene flow - life history trait correlations in coral reef fishes. After her PhD, she explored the impact of population size variations in modifying species genetic diversity and geographic structuring through time on various organisms, from Indonesian butterflies to red coral and other invertebrates from the Mediterranean Sea. Since 2007, she works at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) where her research activities mainly focus on coral reef organisms populations connectivity, using population genetics to answer ecological questions regarding how reef populations are linked by larval dispersal. Her current model organisms are various (coral reef fishes, pelagic fishes, giant clams, corals, sea cucumbers), from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, but her main question remains the same: what can their DNA tells us?
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Keynote title: Spatial scales of dispersal in the tropics: why and when do they matter?