Thomas Merrien

Research Interests

Supervisors: Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez, Dr Katrina Davis & Dr Moreno Di Marco

I am a 3rd yr MSc student  at the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences - AgroParisTech. I am currently doing a 6-month MSc thesis project at the Salgo Team. My research interests are ecology and evolution at different scale from genes to populations. My work at the SalGo Team evaluates the impact of human settlements on the demographic signature and performance of plant and animal species, compared to their dynamics in pristine habitats, worldwide. To that end, I'm quantifying how various life history traits, metrics of demographic viability, and demographic resilience vary across species near and far away from human settlements, using COMPADRE, COMADRE and the Human Footprint Database.