About me

I am a Postdoctoral researcher at The Australian National University under the supervision of Daniel Noble. I am also an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at UNSW Sydney, working under the supervision of Losia Lagisz and Shinichi Nakagawa.

Before joining the I-DEEL and Noble lab, I did my BSc. and MSc. at the University of Tours (France). I worked with Marlène Goubault and Anthony Mathiron on aggressiveness and conflict resolution in parasitoid wasps. I then moved to the University of Alabama to work with Ryan Earley as a research assistant. There, I investigated the impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on the behaviour and life-history of fish. I recently completed my PhD at UNSW Sydney with Shinichi Nakagawa and Szymon Drobniak, where I assessed the plasticity and resilience of ectotherms to global warming. 

While my interests are broad, I am primarily interested in the responses of animals to rapid environmental change. Particularly, I strive to understand what drives the variation in plasticity and adaptation to changing temperatures. My research is question-driven rather than organism-driven, and I enjoy working with a broad range of organisms. I use a combination of data synthesis, meta-analysis, and laboratory experiments to address my questions in various species.
I am also an advocate for Open Science and a member of the board of directors of The Society for Open, Reproducible, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SORTEE).

Outside of academia, I love surfing, travelling, and eating all the vegan food the world has to offer.

The I-DEEL lab
I live and work on the land of the Bedegal and Ngunnawal people. I pay my respects to Elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend my respects to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who may visit this website. Always was, Always will be. 


Patrice Pottier

Postdoctoral researcher


The Australian National University; The University of New South Wales Sydney


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