Global investigations on the sex roles evolution in shorebirds
Guillaume is currently a PhD student at the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. Living with a chronical disease, he suffered from discrimination during past experiences, and hopes for a better integration of people with disability in the scientific community.
His main research topic focusses on predation rates affecting, and anti-predatory strategies displayed by shorebirds, on a global scale. When conducting experiment in the field, his favorite model species are lapwing (Vanellus vanellus, V. chilensis, V. resplendens) in Czech Republic, where he led several field campaigns under the supervision of Vojtěch Kubelka, and South America. He likes to be named “the Lapwing expert”. During his Master thesis, he investigated neuroendocrinological profile of migrating ducks.
He also obtained a prestigious French teaching diploma, and he intervenes at the University of Strasbourg, France. This activity led him to get interested in interdisciplinary questions, mixing breeding ecology and sedimentology principles. He is leading the collaborative project “Birds don’t breed on acid rocks”, investigating tropical ground-nesting birds’ nesting decisions. He also has an unexplained interest for amphibians and orchids.