Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) is a French public science and technology research institute under the joint authority of the French ministries in charge of research and overseas development. The IRD has three main missions: research, consultancy and training. It conducts scientific programs contributing to the sustainable development of the countries of the South, with an emphasis on the relationship between humans and the environment. The Freshwater Biodiversity and Macroecology Research Unit is part of the UMR “Biologie des Organismes et Écosystèmes Aquatiques”, BOREA. It works in freshwater community ecology with particular emphasis on the role of spatial scales in the regulation of biodiversity. The IRD was a partner in the EU-funded project FAME that developed and implemented a fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of rivers. Currently, the IRD is partner in the national project ANR Biodiversité focussing on riverine fish diversity patterns and processes.
Thierry Oberdorff (PhD, m) is Co-Director of the UMR “BOREA”. He has expertise in freshwater community ecology and bioindication.
Bernard Hugueny (PhD, m) is Research Unit leader. He has expertise in community ecology and statistical modelling.
Pablo Tedesco (PhD, m) has expertise in macroecology and statistics.
Christian Lévêque (PhD, m) is a specialist in tropical freshwater ecology and is an expert in the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment.
Didier Paugy (PhD, m) has expertise in ecology of tropical freshwater fishes and database management.
Fabien Leprieur (PhD, m) has expertise in ecological modelling and freshwater community ecology, with a special emphasis on biological invasions patterns and processes.