Alain Chauffoureaux

Doctoral Student
Department of Migration
Research Group Flack

Main Focus

My interest in wildlife conservation stems from my curiosity to understand the complex dynamics of ecological processes. To uncover their mysteries, I have regularly explored possibilities to use new technology and computer science. As a quantitative ecologist, my statistical and programming skills enabled me to study various environmental questions, such as species distributions and mutualistic interactions.

With this background and the novel opportunities from drone technology, I aim at gaining knowledge on the dynamics of soaring conditions. I am dedicated to finding out how human activity alters updraft through land-use change, ultimately affecting the reproduction and survival of long-distance migratory birds.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2023: PhD candidate within the WildDrone MSCA Doctoral Network funded by the European Union (grant agreement no. 101071224), Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz, Germany
  • 2019-2022: MSc Environmental Sciences in ecology and evolution, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2018-2019: Exchange Program, Technical University of Denmark DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2016-2019: BSc Environmental Sciences and Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
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