MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from France has started working at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries at the University of Hamburg on 1 February 2016.
Romain Frelat made his PhD at the University of Hamburg.
My interest in mathematics and natural sciences led me to a MSc in bioinformatics and modeling in France where I learnt data analysis and how to transform data into meaningful information. Then I worked on different projects aiming at modeling complex systems under human pressure, like watersheds in Haiti and farming systems in Sub Saharan Africa. I believe it is the role of Science to inform and understand the trade-offs between the ecosystem's health and its exploitation.
My PhD subject is titled : "The importance of the Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) relationship for resilience and vulnerability of marine exploited fish populations to climate change and fisheries exploitation". So the goal will be to play around with data, and show how important is biodiversity (which will be measured in different ways) for long term sustainability of the ecosystem which faces an increasing pressure from human and a changing climate.
Marine Science is new to me and I am really looking forward to discover this field. I am happy to be part of this multidisciplinary training network and looking forward to meet you all.