I am a post-doc researcher in urban ecology. I am working on nature-based solutions in cities.
I joined HM&Co lab of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech to study nature-based solutions in urban context. Nature-based solutions are actions that rely on ecosystems in order to take on the global challenges such as the fight against climate change or natural risks management (definition of International Union for Conservation of Nature). I am supervised by a hydrologist, Pierre-Antoine Versini (in our team) and an ecologist, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste (AgroParisTech). My main research question is “How to organize the cities of tomorrow with nature-based solutions that are both sustainable and viable and allow to limit the impact of climate change?”. To answer this question, I focus on the soil/vegetation complexes commonly used in nature-based solutions in order to characterize them using their ecosystem functions and determine all the local (climatic, technical and socioeconomic) factors which can influence and condition their implementation and sustainability.
I made my PhD at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Paris between 2016 and 2019. My subject was « Ecosystem services and perception of urban spontaneous fauna ». I was supervised by an ecologist, Julien Gasparini and a geographer, Florence Brondeau. I studied how pigeons, rats and hedgehogs were perceived in Paris. I also focused on an ecosystem service that urban pigeons could provide : the fertilizing effect of their droppings (also called guano) on vegetables in an urban context.