Thématique de recherche
My main interest is to understand how ecological investigations and the study of human perceptions can act jointly towards the implementation of sustainable practices in the management of human-wildlife interactions. My current project combines the investigation of ecological and sociological aspects of the shark-human relationship. Drawing on fundamental behavioral ecology, I investigate individual and group behavior in large sharks, in order to provide new insights on marine top predator ecology and on the consequences of artificial shark provisioning. I also undertake social science investigations to capture public perceptions and attitudes among shark ecotourism stakeholders, in order to characterize the human dimension of the shark-man relationship and its role in optimizing management plans.
Ecologie et Sociologie de la relation Homme-Requin