- January-December 2021: Postdoc at the Ecology, Systematic and Evolution Laboratory, (Paris-Saclay University) under the supervision of Franck Courchamp, working on the economic cost of invasive species with a focus on polar regions.
- October-December 2020: Postdoc LIENSs, La Rochelle (France) – Hg contamination of Arctic seabirds at the pan-Arctic scale.
- October 2017 – September 2020: PhD Student, studying Arctic Seabird Spatial Ecotoxicology – LIENSs, La Rochelle (France). Supervisor : Jérôme Fort
PhD successfully defended on the 8th September, 2020, under the « European Doctorate Label« .
This PhD project is related to:
- September 2015 – October 2016: Research assistant at the Ecology, Systematic and Evolution Laboratory, under the supervision of Franck Courchamp and Corey Bradshaw. I mainly work on conservation biology, from invasive species to charismatic species.
- June and July 2015: Field assistant for the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), under the supervision of Tone K. Reiertsen. catching birds, taking notes, making measurements, laying on loggers,marking birds, looking at rings for Capture Recapture dataset. I mainly worked with common guillemot (Uria aalge), but I had the opportunity to help with puffin, gull, kittiwakes and shags.
- January to June 2015: Intern at the NINA, where I studied the adult rate survival of the common guillemot from Hornøya, regarding environmental variables. This internship was under the supervision of Tone K. Reiertsen
- April to August 2014: intern at the CEREEP-Ecotron in Paris, under the supervision of Beatriz Decencière and Samuel Perret. My work was to provide technical assistance for all the ongoing projects.
- February to march 2014: Intern at the IEES under the supervision of Clotilde Biard, studying the edge effects on blue tits and great tits.
- April to August 2012: Intern at the Konrad-Lorenz Institute of Ethology, under the supervision of Matteo Griggio, studying the social behavior of bearded tits.
- April to May 2011: Intern at the IEES, under the supervision of Clotilde Biard, studying the edge effects on blue tits and great tits.
- Since 2011: Trainee Ringer
- One of the program I worked on: https://romainlorrilliere.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/2016-17-winter-ringing-of-tit-community/
- 2006-2008: Service advisor for BNP Paribas.
Doctor of Philosophy (02/10/2017 – 30/09/2020)
Coastal Environment and Society (Littoral Environnement et Sociétés/LIENSs – La Rochelle University, France). Doctor Europaeus: certification of a European doctorate.
Environment and Population Biology, Ecology program
Dissertation title: Exposure of Arctic seabirds to pollutants and the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution. Supervisor: J. Fort
PhD defense 08/09/2020
- Master’s Degree (01/09/2013 – 07/07/2015)
Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution, Paris-Saclay University (France)
Thesis title: Can winter diet and distribution explain differential survival between two morphs of the common guillemot? Supervisor: T. K. Reiertsen – MSc defence 09/06/2015
- Bachelor’s Degree (01/09/2009 – 07/07/2013)
Biology and Ecology, Paris-Saclay University (France)
- Baccalaureate (01/09/2008 – 01/07/2009)
Science (DAEU B), Paris-Saclay University (France)
- Master’s degree (01/09/2004 – 05/07/2006)
Finance, Le Mans (France)
- International conferences
Albert C., et al [1/40 co-authors] A spatial ecotoxicology approach at multi colony and multi species unravels mercury distribution in wintering seabirds across the North Atlantic Arctic. Oral Presentation – World Seabird Conference 3, online. October 2021
Albert C., et al [1/26 co-authors] Inter-annual variation in winter distribution impacts individual seabird contamination with mercury. Digital Presentation – World Seabird Twitter Conference 7, online. May 2021
Albert C. et al [1/40 co-authors] Monitoring mercury distribution at the Arctic and sub-Arctic Atlantic scale with the use of Arctic seabirds as bioindicators. Oral Presentation – Arctic Science Summit Week, online. March 2021
Albert C. et al [1/4 co-authors] Can winter diet and distribution explain differential survival between two morphs of the Common guillemot? Poster presentation – International Conference on Ecological Sciences. Marseille, France. October 2016
Albert C. et al [1/2 co-authors] Charismatic species: who are they? Oral presentation – International Conference on Ecological Sciences. Marseille, France. October 2016
- National conferences
Albert C. et al [1/6 co-authors] (Polar)Invacost: a database to estimate economic cost of invasive species in polar and sub-polar areas. Oral presentation – CNFRA conference – online, May 2021
Albert C. et al [1/30 co-authors] Le rôle de la distribution hivernale des oiseaux marins Arctiques dans leur contamination au Hg (in French, The role of winter distribution in the mercury contamination of Arctic seabirds). Oral presentation – CNFRA conference – La Rochelle, France. September 2020
Albert C. et al [1/22 co-authors] The use of Arctic top predators to investigate seasonality and large-scale winter mercury distribution. Oral presentation – Future directions in French polar pollution research. Toulouse, France. October 2019
Albert C. et al [1/44 co-authors] Inter-annual variations in migratory movements impact individual seabird exposure to contaminants. Oral presentation. SEATRACK Workshop, online. October 2020
Albert C. et al [1/20 co-authors] Exposure of Arctic seabirds to pollutants: study case of the Brünnich’s guillemots. Poster presentation. Annual doctoral congress of La Rochelle University, France. June 2019
Albert C. et al [1/44 co-authors] Arctic seabirds and Hg contaminations. Oral presentation. Weekly seminar of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research – Trondheim, Norway. April 2019
Albert C. et al [1/44 co-authors] Arctic seabirds and Hg contaminations. Oral presentation. Presentations of my PhD project. SEATRACK Workshop, Trondheim, Norway. March 2018
Albert C. et al [1/44 co-authors] Exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants: what is the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution? Oral presentation. LIENSs day. La Rochelle, France. December 2017
OTHER SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Leroy B. et al., [7/61 contributors] 2021. Economic cost of invasive species., INVACOST Database V4. Open Access through https://borisleroy.com/invacost/invacost_livingfigure.html Data contributor
Dietz R. and Letcher R.J. et al., [16/109 contributors] In Press (release in November 2021). Data for Chapter 6 Toxicological effects: What are the toxicological effects of mercury in Arctic biota? Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) mercury Assessment 2021. Data contributor
Albert C., 2021 Podcast La Green Wave “À la rencontre des oiseaux marins Arctiques/Meeting Arctic seabirds.” (in French)
Albert C. et al., 2021. Picture and scientific exhibition: “Polar Ecology, from the Arctic to the Antarctic” at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, La Rochelle, from June to December 2019 and second edition in spring 2021 (in French and English). I am the scientific coordinator and co-manager of the project. Organized for the 80’s CNRS anniversary. More information: https://ecologie-polaire.univ-lr.fr/ (in both english and french) and https://rcf.fr/embed/2218038« >Radio (only in french)
Albert C., 2020 Online Webinar for the polar week: “Pollutants, seabirds and field work in the Arctic” (in French)
Albert C. 2019 Radio program RCF: “Polar Ecology, from the Arctic to the Antarctic”. Presentation of presented polar ecology and pollutants in Arctic seabirds (in French)
Albert C. & Amélineau F. 2018 Oral presentation for la Fête de la Science: “Contamination of Arctic seabirds”, at La Médiathèque, La Rochelle (in French)
Albert C., 2015 to present. Scientific blog: I have created infographics for papers I have been involved with presenting the main results of scientific papers (in French and English)
Semibeer: journal club (ESE Orsay) (January 2016-Novembre 2016)
How to find a PhD after graduation: organized with the head of the Master Degree program and other alumni students. Paris Sud University, December 2015
GRANTS & AWARDS
Albert C., Moe B. 2022. « Long-term exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants (EXPOSURE) », The Research Council of Norway (Arctic Field Grant): 10 000€
Albert C. et al., 2021. Second edition of the picture and scientific exhibition: « Polar Ecology, from the Arctic to the Antarctic ». La Rochelle University: 600€
Albert C., Moe B. 2019. « Exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants: what is the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution? (ExpoBird) », The Research Council of Norway (Arctic Field Grant): 8000€
Albert C., 2019 « Exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants: what is the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution? (ExpoBird) », La Rochelle University: 1200€
Albert C. et al., 2018. First edition of the picture and scientific exhibition: « Polar Ecology, from the Arctic to the Antarctic ». La Rochelle University: 1600€
Albert C., 2014. « Can winter diet and distribution explain differential survival between two morphs of the Common guillemot? » Paris-Saclay Foundation: 2700€
Young Research Award 2021 of the French Society of Ecology for my doctoral work and more precisely for the publication Albert et al., 2021 Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: a pan-Arctic assessment. 750(2021)142201 The Science of the Total Environment https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201. See more here (in French : https://www.sfecologie.org/2021/10/06/prix-jeune-chercheur-2021-celine-albert/)
SUPERVISION, TEACHING & MENTORING
- Student Supervision and Mentoring
Luis Chomienne. Bachelor student. La Rochelle University “A peer review of the invasive species in the polar and sub polar regions and their ecological and economic impacts.” (19/04/2021 – 28/05/2021)
Thibault Le Verge. Master 2. La Rochelle University. « Migratory seabirds, Hg vectors at a large spatial scale ». Co-Supervision: J. Fort, C. Albert, P. Bocher. (01/02/2019 – 31/07/2019)
“How to find a PhD”. Presentation and mentoring of master’s degrees’ students in Paris-Saclay and La Rochelle University. (2016 to present)
- Undergraduate Teaching
Ecology: ~35 students per class, 16 hours (01/09/2018 – 20/12/2018)
Ecology: ~35 students per class, 16 hours (01/09/2017 – 15/03/2018)
- GAM (and GAMM), GLM (and GLMM), LME, ANOVA, with software R
- Spatial analyses (GAMM, Kriging, GLS data) with softwares R, ArcGIS and QGIS
- Population dynamics (Leslie matrix, multi-state models) with softwares ESURGE and R