General informations

Lauric Thiault

PhD Candidate

Title : Optimiser la gestion des ressources marines côtières au travers d’une meilleure intégration des relations Homme-environnement

Supervisors :

Pr. Frédérique Chlous

Patrimoines Locaux et Gouvernance (PALOC) - UMR 208 - Muséum National d’Histoire Naturel, France

Dr. Stefan Gelcich

Center of Applied Ecology and Sustainability (CAPES) & Centro de Conservación Marina, Departamento de Ecologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Dr. Joachim Claudet

Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE) USR 3278 - CNRS-EPHE-UPVD, France

Research topics

- Artisanal fisheries
- Social-ecological system
- Vulnerability
- Winners and loosers in marine conservation
- Modelling


Publications :

Thiault, L., Kernaléguen, L., Osenberg, C.W. & Claudet, J. 2016. Progressive-Change BACIPS : a flexible approach for environmental impact assessment (R. McCrea, Ed.). Methods in Ecology and Evolution [link]

Thiault, L., Bevilacqua, S., Terlizzi, A., Claudet, J., 2015. Taxonomic relatedness does not reflect coherent ecological response of fish to protection. Biol. Conserv. 190, 98–106. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.002 [link]

Thiault, L. 2014. Evaluation écologique d’un réseau d’aires marines protégées  : application au Plan de Gestion de l’Espace Maritime (PGEM) de Moorea.[link]

Communications :

Thiault, L., Collin, A., Chlous, F. & Claudet, J. 2016 Place-based operationalization of the vulnerability framework to build social-ecological resilience. International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), Honolulu.

Thiault L. & Louati D. 2015 Modélisation multi-agents des interactions pêcheurs-ressources pour optimiser les bénéfices socio-écologiques des outils de gestion. COnférence sur la Modélisation Mathématique et Informatique des Systèmes Complexes (COMMISCO), Bondy.

Thiault L. 2015 Vulnérabilités écologique et sociale à Moorea, Polynésie française. Septembre 2015. Colloque du LabEx CORAIL, Paris.

Posters :

Thiault L. & Truong C-Q. 2014 Optimiser la gestion des zones côtières au travers d’une meilleure intégration des relations Homme-environnement. COnférence sur la Modélisation Mathématique et Informatique des Systèmes Complexes (COMMISCO), Bondy

Thesis topic

My research initially focused on developing assessment and monitoring methods applied to marine protected areas (MPAs), but now includes multidisciplinary approaches to improve coastal management. My interest in the latter began while working as an intern at the CRIOBE on the assessment of a MPAs network in Moorea, French Polynesia. There, I witnessed first hand how people and environment where interlinked and realised the importance of considering both ecological and social aspects in conservation planning. My PhD project aims to investigate the effect of different marine management tools implemented in Fiji, French Polynesia and Chile on the vulnerability of both resource and resource-users. The main challenge of my project is to bridge the conceptual and methodological gaps between human and natural sciences. To this end, I combine social and ecological theories and data through statistical and computational modelling techniques. I hope that my research will have implications for policy action in the Pacific and contribute to the understanding of coastal social-ecological systems.