Metapopulation theory and concepts are the central paradigm for understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of species interactions. Our research explores these sorts of ecological dynamics using mathematical tools, species record databases and experimental approaches. We focus on understanding the effects of different forms of uncertainty on the distribution and abundance in single species, resource-consumer interactions and more complex species assemblages.
Corentin studied Biology at Agrocampus Ouest Rennes, France, and is in the final year of his MSc in Ecology Modelling. To complete this MSc at the University of Rennes 1, France, Corentin visited MERG to study metapopulation dynamics, using an integrodifference approach to model spatial and temporal dynamics of butterflies.