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Arnaud Béchet

Department: Species

Position at the Tour du Valat: Research Scientist, PhD – HDR (post-doctorate qualifications authorising the supervision of research)

Contact: e-mail [1] | Ph. +33 (0)4 90 97 29 73

Personal page: http://arnaudbechet.ouvaton.org [2]

Joined our team: 2002

Research interests and expertise

Research interests and expertise

I am interested in approaching biodiversity conservation from scientific, ethical, and political points of view.

I coordinate our long-term study on the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) and the Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei). We are using an integrated approach based on tools from the fields of population dynamics, genetics, and behavioural ecology to improve our understanding of the biology of these two species.

Current & past projects carried out at the Tour du Valat

Greater Flamingo population dynamics [3] Adaptative Management of the Lagoons and Marshes on the former Camargue Saltworks site [4]
European Pond Turtle population dynamics on the Tour du Valat estate [5] Population dynamics of the Western Spadefoot Toad and the Natterjack Toad on the Tour du Valat Estate [6]
Mediterranean Waterbird Network (MWN) [7] Population dynamics of Slender-billed Gull [8]
Integrated management in the Gediz Delta, Turkey [9] Adaptive management of wetlands [10]
Assessment of the effectiveness of artificial nest boxes for the European Roller [11] Population genetics and major histocompatibility complex in the Greater Flamingo [12]


Find below the most recent publications of Arnaud Béchet, or see the full list [13] on the Tour du Valat’s documentary web portal: