North of Estonia

Research Experiences

05.2021/ 11.2022

Post-Doctoral Researcher – Station Biologique de Roscoff, UMR7144 CNRS Sorbonne Université, France
Team leader: Prof. Eric Thiébaut
Systematic review on marine ecosystem service in the Indysem project: « Influence of ecological dynamics on production and demand for marine ecosystem services. A systematic review for decision-making ». Funded by the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) and the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB)


Independent Researcher – Consultant
Ecosystem services mapping and assessments: Several research projects done and activities as scientific expert and consultant on ecosystem services applications. The current project (all 2020) is the ecosystem service assessment of the Region Hauts-de-France (France) and the methodological development of the integration ecosystem service in French Environmental Impact Assessment. This project is commissioned by the DREAL Hauts-de-France.

03.2019/ 03.2021

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer – Institute of Physical Geography & Landscape Ecology, LUH, Germany
Team leader: Prof. B. Burkhard
Ecosystem services assessment and Natural Capital Account: Part of the MAIA Project « Mapping and Assessment for Integrated Ecosystem Accounting”,  Imagine Project BIODIVERSA “Integrative Management of Green Infrastructures Multifunctionality, Ecosystem integrity and Ecosystem Services: From assessment to regulation in socio-ecological systems” and ECOSEO “Establishing an eCOsystem SErvices Observatory for the Guianas” more specifically in French Guyana

11.2015/ 11.2018

Doctoral researcher in Environnemental Science – Speciality Ecology – INRAe Aix-Marseille University – France
Supervisors by P. Roche and J.M Salles
“Ecosystem services assessment based on the Capacity matrix: Methodological analysis and regional-scale applications”: PhD part of the Imagine Project BIODIVERSA. Participation in the ESMERALDA project. PhD thesis available online (link)

2015/ 2013

Research engineer – Internships
Ecosystem services assessment of the wetlands of the Regional Natural Park Scarpe-Escaut – IMBEand PnrSE – France – 6 months in 2015. Supervisors by Prof. T. Tatoni and T. Lefort
Ecosystem services assessment in the area of the Regional Natural Park Baronnies Provençales IMBE and PnrBP – France – 6 months in 2014. Supervisor by Prof. T. Tatoni
Ecosystem services identification and economic evaluation of benefits of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica – Andromède Océanologie – France – 5 months in 2013. Supervisors by J. Deter and J.M Salles

2011/ 2012

Research assistant – internships during my third year of BSc – CEFE “Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology”; ISEM “Evolution Science Institute in Montpellier” and in CBGP “Center for Biology and Management of Populations” – Montpellier – France – Intern during all holidays period and 1day/week
      Trainee in plant biology study of the Quercus ilex, team work, development of protocol, operating data
      Trainee in paleontology study, laboratory works
      Trainee in entomology study, invasion species Harmonia axyridis, insect manipulation, operating data
      Trainee in ornithology study, monitoring of a population Parus major, one day per weeks


Teaching, supervision and training experiences


2020-2021 Seminar on Spatio-temporal ecosystem services analysis and assessment – 39h – Master Degree – Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

2020-2021 Seminar on Introduction to the Ecosystem Services concept – 39h – Bachelor Degree – Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

2014-now Lecture on ecosystem services – every year – 6h – 2nd year of Master Degree – Monptellier University, France

2019-2020 Teacher for practical work on initiation on ArcGis – 36h – Bachelor and Master Degree – Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

2019-2020 Seminar on ecosystem services – 33h – Bachelor and Master Degree – Leibniz Universität Hannover

2016-2018 Teacher on “panorama of the living world” – 128h – 1st year Bachelor Degree – in Aix-Marseille University


2020 Training on Mapping and assessment of Ecosystem services – 6h – for North Macedonia Ministry (in English)   

2020 Training on Introduction to Ecosystem services models – 3h – for North Macedonia Ministry (in English)

2019 Training on Mapping and assessment of Ecosystem services – 6h – for Consulting office (in French)


 2020  Researcher assistant supervision – in English: Emily Bank (3rd year of Bachelor – 7 months)

 2020 Internship supervision – in English: Abreu Montero (3rd year of Bachelor – 3 months) « Policy analysis of ecosystem services in Campeche state for climate change adaptation »

2019-now Part of the supervising committee of the PhD student Jules Pecquet from the Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences UMR CNRS

2017 Internship supervision in INRAe – in French: Laurie Gourlet (2nd year of Master degree – 5 months); Candice Christin (1st year of Master degree – 2 months); Kevin Tastayre (3rd year of Bachelor Degree – 3 month).

Professional and NGO experiences

2018-Now Self- employment (French “Autoentreprise”) as scientific expert, teacher, trainer and consultant. Contracts with the DREAL Hauts-de-France, the Baie de Somme protected area, Auddice Biodiversité, Université de Montpellier, INRAe and the North Macedonia Government.

2019 -Now Member of the ESP Steering Committee (Ecosystem Services Partnership)

2019 YESS Delegates for the IPBES 7th Plenary in Paris, April/March 2019

2015-2018 Board member (and secretary for 2017) of the French Ecological Society (SFE – Société Française d’Écologie)

2016-2018 Assistant-Lecturer, Aix-Marseille University: 64h of lectures per year and 40h of teaching training

2017 Regional finalist of the French contest “My PhD in 180 seconds” – Université Aix-Marseille (Oral presentation online on youtube)

2014  Coordinator in the Career Fair in Ecology 2014 (employment of one month, Salon de l’Écologie)

2013-14 Assistant project manager: Career Fair in Ecology 2014 (Salon de l’Écologie)           

2011-14 Secretary then treasurer of the “GNUM” (University association for naturalists)