Species360 Conservation Science Alliance welcomes Dr. Morgane Tidière

Morgane Tidière, PhD joins the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance with a Grant from the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark (CPop, SDU) to work on an NIH project on sex differences in survival across the tree of life and species survival improvement under human care and its applications for species conservation.

After an international Master in “Ecology and Evolutionary Biology” in France and “Environmental Biology” in Italy, Morgane focused on studying the relationship between sexual selection strength and senescence variability in males of large ungulate species. Dr. Morgane Tidière did her Ph.D. at the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Lyon in France, where she studied the diversity of actuarial senescence across mammals using demographic data from Species360 members. Her work has highlighted how a species pace of life is a critical factor to consider to improve the benefit of a mammalian species under human care. Additionally, Morgane did a postdoc at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (Norway) studying the allometric problematic of horn length in bovids. At the LabEx ECOFECT (France), she worked on understanding the influence of the parasite richness on the evolution of mammalian longevity and senescence.

Dr. Morgane Tidière has been and will continue working on assessing management improvement across taxa in zoo populations, working on demographic data from ruffed lemurs and tigers living in captivity. Her studies will shed light on how individual factors explain the variability of actuarial and reproductive senescence patterns in these taxa. Morgane is convinced that by understanding how nature works we can protect it, therefore she is part of the “Project Pangolin”.

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