Theme(s) :
Ecosystems assessment and multiple anthrophic pressure
Email :
Address: INRAE, 65 rue de Saint-Brieuc, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France
Keywords : Connectivité / Ecologie spatiale / Habitats essentiels / Migration / Multi-stress / Plasticité phénotypique / Traits d’histoire de vie / Usages / Barrages / Communautés / Macroinvertébrés / Méta-communautés / Poissons / Xénobiotiques / Développement de scripts / Marquage-recapture / Modélisation statistique / Statistiques multivariées

My research

Between fundamental and operational research, my work fits into the major contemporary issues of biodiversity erosion. I try to understand the effects of human activities on aquatic ecosystems with, as a medium-term objective, the establishment of operational tools to help with conservation, management or ecological restoration.

Currently, I am interested in the potential effects exerted by flow barriers (dams, sills, dykes, etc.) on the hydromorphology of rivers in France and the taxonomic and functional responses of biological communities (diatoms and benthic macro-invertebrates, fish) in the face of habitat fragmentation.

I use Random Forest type modeling methods based on standardized national data acquired by different national environmental actors.

Current projects

Analyse Multicritère de l’effet potentiel des Obstacles à l’écoulement sur les communautés BIOlogiques


Timeframe : 2021 - 2024
Keywords : Connectivité / Ecologie spatiale / Habitats essentiels / Migration / Multi-stress / Réseaux d’interaction / Usages / Barrages / Communautés / Dispersion / Macroinvertébrés / Méta-communautés / Poissons / Analyses de séries temporelles / Bio-informatique / Développement de scripts / Géomatique / Modélisation statistique / Statistiques multivariées

Past projects


My multi-scale approach to hydrographic networks allows me to use my skills in graph theory and geomatics (the Dendritival Hierarchical Network paradigm). I use learning models such as Random Forest and Gradient Forest to model complex systems without a priori, by integrating indicators of biodiversity and pressures. My multivariate statistics skills are depolyed to understand the ranking and prioritization of pressures in watersheds. Finally, my knowledge and my various discussions with the actors allow me to have an objective opinion on the complexity of hydrosystems (pressures of anthropic origins, meta-communities, physiographic controls of watersheds, hydromorphological evolution of hydrosystems, hierarchical spatial framework , ...), useful from an operational management perspective.

Academic background

2017 – 2021: PhD, evolutionary ecology, conservation, population dynamics, migratory phenology. Aquatic organisms and ecosystems biology laboratory (BOREA-MNHN), Dinard marine station.

2016 – 2017: master's degree third year, continental and coastal wetlands, University of Angers.

2015 – 2016: master's degree second year, ecology of mountain environments, Savoie Mont-Blanc University.

2014 – 2015: master's degree first year, biodiversity and tropical ecosystems, University of La Réunion.

2011 – 2014: License, biology and ecology, University of Caen.


M.Sc. Students

MOUSSAY, M. (2023) Effets potentiels des obstacles à l'écoulement sur la composition taxonomique et fonctionnelle des espèces de poissons amphihalins vs. exotiques et envahissants dans le cadre complexe des réseaux dentriques


Selection of Scientific Products

Teichert Nils, Bourillon Bastien, Suzuki Kyoko, Acou Anthony, Carpentier Alexandre, Kuroki Mari, Righton David, Trancart Thomas, Virag Laure-Sarah, Walker Alan, Otake Tsuguo, Feunteun Eric (2023). Biogeographical snapshot of life-history traits of European silver eels: insights from otolith microchemistry. Aquatic Sciences - Research Across Boundaries, 2023, 85 (2), pp.39. ⟨10.1007/s00027-023-00940-4⟩

Feunteun Éric, Serranito Bruno, Bourillon Bastien, Le Péru Yann, Gornet Déborah, Virag Laure-Sarah, Teichert Nils, Trancart Thomas, Acou Anthony (2022). 10 years of European eel restocking in France. DiaDES Symposium, Jul 2022, Bordeaux, France

Bourillon Bastien, Feunteun Eric, Acou Anthony, Trancart Thomas, Teichert Nils, Belpaire Claude, Dufour Sylvie, Bustamante Paco, Aarestrup Kim, Walker Alan, Righton David (2022). Anthropogenic Contaminants Shape the Fitness of the Endangered European Eel: A Machine Learning Approach. Fishes, 2022, 7 (5), pp.274. ⟨10.3390/fishes7050274⟩

Bourillon B, Bodin M, Acou A, Virag L-S, Trancart T, Boisneau Catherine, Feunteun E (2021). Suivi et estimation du flux d’échappement des anguilles argentées de la Loire fluviale de 2017 à 2019 et retour d’expériences sur le repeuplement.. [Rapport de recherche] Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, station de Dinard, France. 2021, pp.135

Bourillon Bastien, Acou Anthony, Trancart Thomas, Belpaire Claude, Covaci Adrian, Bustamante Paco, Faliex Elisabeth, Amilhat Elsa, Malarvannan Govindan, Virag Laure, Aarestrup Kim, Bervoets Lieven, Boisneau Catherine, Boulenger Clarisse, Gargan Paddy, Becerra-Jurado Gustavo, Lobón-Cerviá Javier, Maes Gregory, Pedersen Michael Ingemann, Poole Russell, Sjöberg Niklas, Wickström Håkan, Walker Alan, Righton David, Feunteun Éric (2020). Assessment of the quality of European silver eels and tentative approach to trace the origin of contaminants - An European overview. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 743, pp.140675. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140675⟩

Teichert Nils, Tetard Stéphane, Trancart Thomas, de Oliveira E., Acou Anthony, Carpentier Alexandre, Bourillon B., Feunteun Eric (2020). Towards transferability in fish migration models: A generic operational tool for predicting silver eel migration in rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 739, pp.140069. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140069⟩

See all Scientific Products