Franck Courchamp

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Detailed position: CNRS Senior Research Scientist

Team: Biodiversity dynamics and macro-ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Bureau 2021 Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 56 85

Fax: +33 (0)1 69 15 73 53

Email: franck.courchamp (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My current direct collaborators are

  • Elena Angulo (postdoctoral fellow). She works on Allee effects and their impact on carnivore populations as well as on the anthropogenic Allee effect.
  • Xim Cerda (invited professor). He works on ant community ecology, in particular in the context of biological invasions on islands. Xim has a web page at its Spanish research institute, the CSIC.
  • Agnès Gault (postdoctoral
    fellow). She works on the anthropogenic Allee effect in animal-based luxury
  • Gregory Rasmussen (PhD
    student). He works on the ecology of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe,
    and is based at the WildCRU in Oxford,

My previous collaborators are

  • Anne Deredec.
    She worked on the interactions between parasitism and Allee effects. She is
    now a postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial College, London, UK.
  • Leigh Bull.
    She worked on the impact on introduced rats on French
    islands worldwide and on the anthropogenic Allee effect. She is now back in New-Zealand.
  • Stéphane Caut. He worked on the impact of introduced rats on the trophic webs of Surprise
    Island, New Caledonia, blending field work and stable isotope analyses. He is now Postdoctoral fellow in Belgium.
  • Philippe Rivalan. He worked on the population dynamics of exploited species with emphasis on the international market of exotic species. Philippe
    has a web page here. He is now postdoctoral fellow at the CNRS in Chizé
  • Richard Hall. He worked on modelling the population dynamics of species subject to overexploitation,
    taking into account particular forms of Allee effect. He is going to be a postdoc at the University of Cambrigde, UK.
  • Stephen Gregory (PhD student).
    He works on empirical evidence and optimal detection of demographic Allee effects. Stephen
    has a web page here.
  • Donna Harris (postdoctoral
    fellow). She works on the indirect impact on introduced rodents on invaded communities and of their control.
  • Olivier Marquis (postdoctoral fellow).
    He works on the invasion biology of the bull frog as well as on the anthropogenic Allee effect in exotic pets.
    Olivier has a web page here.

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