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Dr. Deborah Pardo - Profile

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British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom



2012 – 2015: Post-Doc in Population Modelling, British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge, United Kingdom.

2009 - 2012: PhD in Population Ecology, highest distinction. Center for Biological studies of Chizé (CEBC), National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France.

2008 - 2009: MSc equivalent, Biodiversity Ecology Evolution, grade B pass, Montpellier II University, France.

2007 - 2008: BSc equivalent, Biodiversity & Ecology, grade B pass, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France. Multivariate Analyses – Phylogeography – Landscape Ecology – Bioindicators – Climate Change

2006 - 2007: 3rd year, Populations & Ecosystems Biology, grade A pass, Uppsala University & Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

2004 - 2006: 1st & 2nd years, Populations & Ecosystems Biology, grade B pass, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France.


Research Experience

2009 - 2012:

  • Population heterogeneity, climate change and extreme events in long-lived organisms. Christophe Barbraud & Henri Weimerskirch, CEBC-CNRS, France.

Age-dependent demography of Black-browed and Wandering albatrosses. Multi-state models with unobservable states in E-Surge - Threshold and covariate models in Mark - GLMM, GAMM, PCA in R.

  • Guest student, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA, Stephanie Jenouvrier.

Matrix population models (stochasticity, elasticities…) in Matlab - Extreme events distributions.

2008-2009Environment, breeding success and detection heterogeneity: influence of monitoring design on survival estimates in Capture-Mark-Recapture. Thierry Boulinier, David Grémilet & Rémi Choquet, CEFE (Centre of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology), Montpellier, France.

Matlab programming – Robust design – Power, Bias & Precision of Estimates – Monitoring designs

2007-2008: Biological traits, extinction risk and persistence in seabirds. Eric Vidal, IMEP (Mediterranean Institute of Ecology and Paleoecology), Aix-en-Provence, France.

Data-base management – Synthesis of IUCN red list in all seabird species

2006-2007Anthropogenic Allee Effect (AAE): Rare birds feather trophies and extinctions in Pacific Islands’ natives. Franck Courchamp, Orsay University, Paris, France.

Bibliographic and Historic research.