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Assistant lecturer
La Rochelle University

Keywords : Spatial Ecology, Biologging, Shorebirds, Habitat Modelling, Global Changes

Habitat use of Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) during the breeding season
My main research question is how global changes affect animal populations and animal movement. I collaborate with Pierrick Bocher and Jérôme Fort as part of the Limitrack Project. I study the Eurasian Curlew, classified as vulnerable in Europe, in order to characterize the habitat they use during the breeding season. I work with GPS tracks of curlews equipped in the Pertuis Charentais and I will combine these tracks with land cover data obtained with satellite imagery. The aim of this work is to increase our knowledge of this poorly studied species, in order to adjust current conservation actions.

Publications :

  • Amélineau F, Bonnet D, Heitz O, Mortreux V, Harding AMA, Karnovsky N, Walkusz W, Fort J and Grémillet D, 2016. Microplastic pollution in the Greenland Sea: background levels and selective contamination of planktivorous diving seabirds. Environmental Pollution 219: 1131–1139.
  • Amélineau F, Grémillet D, Bonnet D, Le Bot T and Fort J, 2016. Where to forage in the absence of sea ice? Bathymetry as a key factor for an arctic seabird. Plos One 11(7), e0157764.
  • Fort J, Grémillet D, Traisnel G, Amélineau F, and Bustamante P, 2016. Does temporal variation of mercury levels in arctic seabirds reflect changes in global environmental contamination, or a modification of arctic marine food web functioning? Environmental Pollution 211: 382–88.
  • Grémillet D, Fort J, Amélineau F, Zakharova E, Le Bot T, Sala E and Gavrilo M, 2015. Arctic warming: nonlinear impacts of sea-ice and glacier melt on seabird foraging. Global Change Biology. 21 (3), 1116-1123.
  • Amélineau F, Péron C, Lescroël A, Authier M, Provost P and Grémillet D, 2014. Windscape and tortuosity shape the flight costs of northern gannets. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 876-885.