Clara Marino

Position: Doctoral Researcher

Team: Biodiversity dynamics and macro-ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Université Paris Saclay
Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette



Email: clara.marino (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My PhD project aims to understand the consequences of biological invasions on terrestrial vertebrates at a macro-ecological scale. I use statistical modelling to evaluate the ecological characteristics of species prone to biological invasions and the factors of success of alien species.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Teaching (64h/year): supervision of practical classes for undergraduate and graduate students.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Interns (co-supervised) :

  • Cécile Lavaivre (L2)
  • Lysandre Journiac (M1)
  • Yan Descloitres (M2)
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Career path

M2 research in ecology: Master Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution (Sorbonne Université, Paris)

M2 research in geography : BIOTERRE – Biodiversity, Territories, Environment (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Marino, C., Leclerc, C., & Bellard, C. (2022). Profiling insular vertebrates prone to biological invasions: What makes them vulnerable?. Global Change Biology, 28(3), 1077-1090.

Bernery, C., Lusardi, L., Marino, C., Philippe-Lesaffre, M., Angulo, E., Bonnaud, E., … & Courchamp, F. (2022). Research Culture: Highlighting the positive aspects of being a PhD student. ELife, 11, e81075.

Leclerc, C., Villéger, S., Marino, C., & Bellard, C. (2020). Global changes threaten functional and taxonomic diversity of insular species worldwide. Diversity and Distributions, 26(4), 402-414.

Bellard, C., Marino, C., & Courchamp, F. (2022). Ranking threats to biodiversity and why it doesn’t matter. Nature Communications, 13(1), 1-4.