Dr. Marion Chatelain (PhD)

Curriculum vitae

Academic & Research career

2016-2018 Postdoctoral fellow – POLONEZ, Marie Sklodowska-Curie cofund grantee; Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab, Center of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

2016 Apt to a position of associate professor in population biology and ecology (qualification delivered by the National Council of Universities)

2015-2016 Assistant lecturer in ecology and biostatistics; Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES-Paris), Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France)

2012-2015 PhD in evolutionary ecophysiology (Thesis title: Trace metals: ecophysiological responses and their influence on melanin-based plumage colouration polymorphism maintenance in feral pigeons); Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES-Paris), Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France). Date of PhD conferment: 30th September 2015 (awarded with the highest distinction)

2010-2012 Master’s degree in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution (Thesis title: Role of predation on the evolution of aposematism and mimicry-behavioral study on the European Starlings); National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France.) Date of conferment: June 2012 (awarded with high honours)

2007-2010 Bachelor’s degree (three-year university degree) in Biology of Organisms and Populations; Claude-Bernard University (Lyon, France). Date of Bachelor conferment: June 2010 (awarded with honours)

Publications

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Communications

Invited presentations:

2017 Life in the city: animal response to metal pollution. Workshop: Understanding ecology & evolution in the Anthropocene: from primeval forests to urban space, Mammal Research Institute, Białowieża, Poland.

2017 Could chemical pollution select for darker plumages in cities? Ecotoxicological and evolutionary consequences of metal exposure in the feral pigeon. Warsaw Seminar in Ecology & Evolution, Center of New Technologies, Warsaw, Poland and Neuchâtel University, Switzerland.

2015 Trace metals: ecophysiological responses and their influence on melanin-based plumage colouration polymorphism. Synthesis seminar of the Dens’Cité programme (funded by Sorbonne University), Paris, France.

2014 Could trace metal explain the higher frequency of darker pigeons in cities? SyEB seminary (Systematic, Evolution, Biodiversity), National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.

 

Other presentations to peer-reviewed national and international conferences:

2018 Metal signature in great and blue tits along an urbanisation gradient. Parids meeting, Strasbourg, France.

2017 Life in the city: animal response to metal pollution. Evolutionary ecology meeting, Lund University, Sweden.

2017 What telomeres can tell about the experienced stress? A special focus on urban populations. The European Society of Evolutionary Biology Conference, Groningen, The Netherland.

2016 Trace metal effects on great and blue tit oxidative stress and telomere length in a gradient of urbanisation. International Conference on Understanding Diversity in Telomere dynamics, Edinburgh, UK.

2016 Trace metal effects on wild great tit oxidative stress and fitness in a gradient of urbanisation. Parids meeting, Montpellier, France.

2015 How may trace metals exert selective pressures on melanin-based colouration? The European Society of Evolutionary Biology Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2014 Could trace metal explain the higher frequency of darker pigeons in cities? Petit Pois Déridé, Orsay, France.

2014 Does melanin-based plumage colouration is adaptive to trace metals polluted environments? The International Society for Behavioral Ecology Conference, New York, US.

2013 Adaptation to trace metals: an explanation to melanin-based coloration polymorphism in the feral pigeon. Colloque d’Ecophysiologie Animale (animal ecophysiology congress), Lyon, France.

Funding

Research project as Principal Investigator:

2016-2018 Trace metal effects on wild great tit and blue tit oxidative stress and fitness in a gradient of urbanisation. Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab, Center of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland). This work is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union-Marie Curie Actions and the National Science Centre-Poland: POLONEZ grant No. 2015/19/P/NZ8/02992 (amount of funding: 885, 328 PLN (≈ 210, 792€)).

2017-2018 Metal exposure in passerine birds inhabiting urban and rural habitats: differential effects on phenotypic and genetic variation. Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab, Center of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland). This work is funded by the the Center of New Technologies: DSM grant No. 501-D313-86-0117000-01 (amount of funding: 20,000 PLN (≈4,762€)).

2015-2016 Effects of habitat characteristics and soil metal pollution on earthworm dispersal and habitat choice. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES), Pierre and Marie University (Paris, France). This work was funded by the Pierre and Marie Curie University (amount of funding: 2,000€).

Research project as main participant:

2012-2015 Trace metals as a selective pressure on urban birds’ physiology and their melanin-based plumage colouration. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES) Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France). This work was funded by the Ministère de l’Education Supérieure et de la Recherche, Pierre and Marie Curie University and by Sorbonne University Dens’Cité Programme (amount of funding: 80,000€).

Research project as a participant:

2013-2014 Effects of plumage bacteria on plumage quality. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IEES), Pierre and Marie University (Paris, France). This work was supported by the local government Ile-de-France: Sustainable Development Network R2DS grant No.2012-11 (amount of funding: 27,600€).

Supervising & Teaching activities

During my PhD and my post-doctoral positions, I had the opportunity to supervise 6 field assistants, 6 masters’ and 6 undergraduate students.

From 2013 to 2016, I teached ecology, evolution and biostatistics (317 hours) nto undergraduate's and master's students at the Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris 6, France).

 

 

Skills

Languages:

  • French: maternal language
  • English: fluent       

Computing: Pack Office, R, Gimp, Image J, GeneMapper, SpectraSuite    

Laboratory skills:

  • Sample acid mineralization (blood, feathers, eggs, organs)
  • Trace metals analysis (ICP-MS, Flame-AAS, Oven-AAS, ICP-OES)
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • Colorimetric spectrometric analysis

Field skills:

Level 1 Diploma in Animal Experimentation (2013)

  • birds: capture, livestock keeping, morphometric measurements, reproduction monitoring, blood sampling, under-cutaneous injections, behavioural observations
  • lizards: capture, livestock keeping, morphometric measurements
  • earthworms: capture, livestock keeping, species identification, morphometric measurements behavioural observations

 

 

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