Dr. Fabien Moullec
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=2DAWWZoAAAAJ&hl=fr
My research focuses on understanding the role of trophic interactions, biodiversity and life history traits in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. I study marine communities and food web dynamics under multiple anthropogenic pressures (mainly fisheries and climate change) through the development of various impact models (OSMOSE, Ecopath with Ecosim, EcoTroph models) and the implementation of global change scenarios. My ultimate goal is to project plausible changes in marine biodiversity and ecosystem services by the end of the century. I am currently involved in the SOMBEE project (sombee.org) whose aims is to address the role of eco-evolutionary dynamics and their consequences for the sustainable exploitation of fish resources in the future. In SOMBEE, I am developing a cutting edge evolutionary ecosystem model (Evo-Econ-OSMOSE), to project future changes in biodiversity and fishing production and quantify the synergistic and antagonistic ecological, evolutionary and economic impacts of fishing and climate change on the Northern Humboldt Upwelling System.
2015-2019 - PhD in functional ecology and fishery science (University of Montpellier, MARBEC lab, France)
Title: “Global change impacts on Mediterranean marine biodiversity – An End-to-End modelling approach”
Supervisors: Yunne-Jai Shin (MARBEC lab) & François Guilhaumon (MARBEC lab)
2014-2015 – Master degree in environmental engineering. Research master in fisheries and aquaculture sciences (Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France)
2010-2011 – Master degree in marine biology and ecology. Research master in marine ecology (Marine Institute of Oceanography, Marseille, France)
2006-2009 – Bachelor degree in biology of organisms (University of Basse-Normandie, Caen, France)
2006 – "Baccalauréat" (equivalent to A-levels) in Sciences, option "Life and Earth sciences"
2019 – ongoing - Post-doctoral researcher. BiodivERsA – SOMBEE project (Scenarios Of Marine Biodiversity and Evolution under Exploitation and climate change) (University of Hamburg, Germany)
2016 – 2017 - Teaching assistant. Biology and biostatistics for Bachelor and Master Students (University of Montpellier, France)
2012 – Fisheries controller. Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises, Saint-Pierre, La Réunion
SOMBEE project (Scenarios Of Marine Biodiversity and Evolution under Exploitation and climate change). A Belmont Forum-BiodivERsA-EC Joint Call (2017-2018) on «Biodiversity Scenarios and Ecosystem Services».
“SOMBEE is designed to advance our capacity to forecast future changes in marine fish biodiversity under climate change and fishing scenarios”. Visit our website for more details: sombee.org
Articles in international peer-reviewed journals
Moullec F, et al. "An End-to-End Model Reveals Losers and Winners in a Warming Mediterranean Sea”. Frontiers in Marine Science. (2019)
Moullec F, et al. "Capturing the big picture of Mediterranean marine biodiversity with an end-to-end model of climate and fishing impacts" Progress in Oceanography. 178 (2019): 102-179
Moullec F, et al. "Trophic models: What do we learn about Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay ecosystems?"
Journal of Marine Systems. 172 (2017): 104–117.
Moullec F, Benedetti F, Saraux C, Van Beveren E, Shin YJ, 2016. Climate change induces bottom-up changes in the food webs of the Mediterranean Sea. In: Thiébault S., Moatti J.P. (eds.). The Mediterranean region under climate change – A scientific update. Allenvi / IRD Editions, Marseille. pp: 219-228.
Moullec F, Ben Rais Lasram F, Coll M, Guilhaumon F, Halouani G, Hattab T, Le Loc'h F, Shin YJ, 2016. Climate change impacts on marine resources- from individual to ecosystem responses. In: Thiébault S., Moatti J.P. (eds.). The Mediterranean region under climate change – A scientific update. Allenvi / IRD Editions, Marseille. pp: 229-248.
Moullec F, Ben Rais Lasram F, Coll M, Guilhaumon F, Le Loc'h F, Shin YJ, 2016. Climate change and fisheries. In: Thiébault S., Moatti J.P. (eds.). The Mediterranean region under climate change – A scientific update. Allenvi / IRD Editions, Marseille. pp: 249-261.
Selected oral and Poster presentations
Moullec F, Velez L, Barrier N, Guilhaumon F, Ulses C, Shin YJ (2018) OSMOSE-MED: An integrated ecosystem model to understand and manage the Mediterranean marine resources. GAMBAS Symposium, Ecosystem Approach in Mediterranean Sea - advanced and perspectives, April 2018, Tunis, Tunisia.
Moullec F, Velez L, Verley P, Barrier N, Péron C, Guilhaumon F, Ulses C, Shin YJ (2017) Catching the big picture of the Mediterranean Sea with the End-to-End NEMOMED12/Eco3M-S – OSMOSE model. International MISTRALS Workshop, Climate change impacts in the Mediterranean region, October 2017, Montpellier, France.
Moullec F, Velez L, Verley P, Péron C, Guilhaumon F, Ulses C, Shin YJ (2015) Global change in Mediterranean Sea: End-to-End modelling to support an ecosystem-based management. 13ème colloque scientifique de l’AFH, June 2015, Nantes, France.
Hernvann P-Y, Moullec F, Gascuel D (2016) Trophic modeling for integrated ecosystem assessment: from diagnosis to ecosystem-based advice for fisheries management. ICES Annual Science Conference, September 2016, Riga, Latvia.
Moullec F, Bentorcha K, Gascuel D (2015) Using trophic models to operationalize ecosystem-based fisheries management. ICES Annual Science Conference, September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Moullec F, Gascuel D, Bentorcha K, Le Loc’h F, Robert M (2015) La modélisation trophique au service de la gestion écosystémique des pêches. Le cas du golfe de Gascogne et de la mer Celtique. 12ème colloque scientifique de l’AFH, July 2015, Montpellier, France.
Moullec F, Rungassamy T, Pothin K, Bissery C, Fleury PG, Tessier E (2011) Influence of Marine Protected Area and reef substrata composition on the structure of Epinephelus merra population of La Réunion. 7th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, October 2011, Mombasa, Kenya.