I am an ecological scientist specialised in Evolutionary Demography and Biodiversity Conservation. I have 6 years of research experience so far and fieldwork experience in sub-Antarctic regions of the globe. My main speciality is to model population demography over the last couple of decades so that we can better understand it and project its dynamics according to intrinsic (recruitment rate, senescence rate, sex-differences, population density…) and extrinsic variables (climatic and oceanographic local and global, longline and trawl fisheries bycatch, extreme events, IPCC scenarios…) in different sub-Antarctic Islands. I have been working mainly on seabirds but my methods could be applied to any taxa as long as a sufficient time series of Capture Mark Recapture data is available. The outcomes of my research help advising conservation agreements and fisheries commissions. I am also involved in teaching and training population biology and modelling skills to undergraduates and PhD students.
PhD in Population Ecology, highest distinction. Center for Biological studies of Chizé (CEBC), National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France.
Jury: Daniel Oro and Michael Schaub (reviewers), Emmanuelle Cam and Jean-Michel Gaillard (observers) and Bernard Cazelles (president).
MSc equivalent, Biodiversity Ecology Evolution, grade B pass, Montpellier II University, France.
Functional Ecology – Evolution – Mathematical Modelling – Conservation Biology – Human Ecology
BSc equivalent, Biodiversity & Ecology, grade B pass, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France.
Multivariate Analyses – Phylogeography – Landscape Ecology – Bio indicators – Climate Change
3rd year, Populations & Ecosystems Biology, grade A pass, Uppsala University & Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
Ecology – Statistical Methods – Comparative Anatomy – Physiology
1st & 2nd years, Populations & Ecosystems Biology, grade B pass, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France.
Microbiology – Biotic Interactions – Behavioural Ecology – Geosciences – Molecular Ecology
Scientific Baccalauréat, grade B pass, Michelet High school, Marseille, France.
Jaimie Cleeland, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
Dimas Gianuca, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Evolutionary Demography Group
Pardo D., Barbraud C. Authier M. and Weimerskirch H. (2013). Evidence for an age-dependent influence of environmental variations on a long-lived seabird’s life-history traits. Ecology, 94(1), 208–220.
Pardo D., Weimerskirch H. and Barbraud C. (2013). When celibacy matters: improved performance of demographic estimates when accounting for non-breeders. PLos One, 8(3), 1-6.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Evolution of life-history trade-offs with ageing: a multi-trait approach in the Wandering Albatross. In press in Ecology & Evolution.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Females better face aging. Oecologia 173, 1283–1294.
Pardo D., Jenouvrier S., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Ageing and extreme climatic events, an albatross’ perspective via two methodological approaches. In preparation.
Péron G., Gaillard J-M., Charmantier A., Barbraud C., Coulson T., Aubry L., Bonenfant C., Cam E., Choquet R. Grobois V., Loison A., Owen-Smith N., Pardo D., Plard F., Pradel R., Toïgo C., Viallefont A. and Gimenez O. How does senescence vary with life history when individual heterogeneity in survival is accounted for? In revision. Collaboration with the French “Comparative evolutionary ecology group”.
Chambert T., Pardo D., Choquet R., Staszewski V., McCoy K. D., Tveraa T., and Boulinier T. (2012). Heterogeneity in detection probability along the breeding season in Black-legged Kittiwakes: implications for sampling design. Journal of Ornithology, 152 (Suppl. 2), 371-380.
Tixier P., Gasco N., Duhamel G., Pardo D., Guinet C. Demographic consequences of interactions with illegal fisheries on vulnerable killer whale populations. In preparation.
Pardo D., Forcada J., Wood A., Tuck G., Ireland L., Pradel R. and Phillips R. Comparative albatross demography and response to climate and fisheries pressures. 12th International Seabird Group Conference, 21-23 March 2014, Oxford, United-Kingdom.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. How do life-history trade-offs change while ageing?
A multi-state decomposition in the wandering albatross. 1st meeting of the Evolutionary Demography Society, 6-10 October 2013, Odense, Denmark. Travel award.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Maturation and senescence of life-history traits: evidence of an age-dependant influence of environmental variations. 11th International Seabird Group Conference, 2-4 September 2011, Plymouth University, United-Kingdom. Best student talk award.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Multi-trait ageing in an extremely long-lived bird. 7th scientific journeys of the CNFRA National French Committee of Research on Arctic and Antarctic, 19-20 May 2011, Natural History National Museum of Paris, France.
Pardo D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Are young and old breeding albatrosses more sensitive to environmental challenges? 7th annual Behavior & Ecology meeting of the Société Ecologique à Responsabilité Limitée, 2-6 May 2011, Rennes, France.
Pardo, D., Barbraud C. and Weimerskirch H. Age and environment-related strategies in survival and reproduction in a black-browed albatross population. First World Seabird Conference, 7-11 September 2010, Victoria, Canada.
Pardo D., Chambert T., Choquet R., Staszewski V., McCoy K. D., Tveraa T., and Boulinier T. Pattern of intra-annual variation of detection probability in a black-legged kittiwake population: implications for sampling design. EURING international analytical conference, 14-20 September 2009, Pescara, Italy.
Pardo D., Barbraud C., and Weimerskirch H. How do reproductive trade-offs change while ageing? A multi-state decomposition in the wandering albatross. EURING international analytical conference, 28 April-4 May 2013, Athens (GA), United-States of America. Best student performance award.
Pardo D., Barbraud C., Jenouvrier, S., Authier, M. and Weimerskirch H. Age, global change and population demography: a long neglected combination. British Ornithologists’ Union meeting “From populations to policy impact: avian demography in a changing world”. 26-28 March 2013, Leicester, United-Kingdom.
Pardo, Deborah, Barbraud, Christophe, Weimerskirch, Henri. (2014) What shall I do now? State-dependent variations of life-history traits with aging in Wandering Albatrosses. Ecology and Evolution, 4. 474-487. doi:10.1002/ece3.882
Pardo, Deborah, Barbraud, Christophe, Weimerskirch, Henri. (2013) Females better face senescence in the wandering albatross. Oecologia, 173. 1283-1294. doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2704-x
Pardo, Deborah, Weimerskirch, Henri, Barbraud, Christophe. (2013) When celibacy matters: Incorporating non-breeders improves demographic parameter estimates. PLoS ONE, 8. 5 pp. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060389