Nathan Pacoureau

Nathan Pacoureau
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | VT · Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

PhD

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Introduction
My research focuses on how predator species face changes in their environment, both biotic and abiotic processes and human-induced threatening process. I am interested in various spatial and temporal scales, from individual behaviour to demography and population dynamic, as well as distribution, to ultimately species and ecosystem functioning. I use a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to tackle a variety of conservation challenges in applied ecology.
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - present
Simon Fraser University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Global Shark Trends Project The project seeks to develop a dashboard of global shark and ray indicators to track conservation outcomes at national, regional, and global scales. Affiliation: Earth 2 Ocean Research Group
November 2015 - October 2018
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Influence of climate change, density-dependence and individual heterogeneity on predator-prey system Supervisor: Christophe Barbraud, Senior Research Scientist, Authority to Supervise Research (HDR)
March 2015 - August 2015
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Position
  • Master 2nd year Internship
Description
  • Density-dependence effects on subantarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis) juvenile’s growth, survival and recruitment at Amsterdam Island.
Education
September 2013 - September 2015
University of Rennes 1
Field of study
  • Biodiversity and Natural Heritage
September 2010 - September 2013
University of Nantes
Field of study
  • Environmental Biology

Publications

Publications (175)
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Chondrichthyan fishes are among the most threatened vertebrates on the planet because many species have slow life histories that are outpaced by intense fishing. The Western Central Atlantic Ocean, which includes the Greater Caribbean, is a hotspot of chondrichthyan biodiversity and abundance, but has been characterized by extensive shark and ray f...
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The southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO) is a hotspot of endemic and evolutionarily distinct sharks and rays. We summarise the extinction risk of the sharks and rays endemic to coastal, shelf, and slope waters of the SWIO and adjacent waters (Namibia to Kenya, including SWIO islands). Thirteen of 70 species (19%) are threatened: one is Critically Endanger...
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Chondrichthyan fishes are among the most threatened vertebrates on the planet because many species have slow life histories that are outpaced by intense fishing. The Western Central Atlantic Ocean, which includes the greater Caribbean, is a hotspot of chondrichthyan biodiversity and abundance, but is historically characterized by extensive shark an...
Technical Report
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Somniosus pacificus, Pacific Sleeper Shark
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The scale and drivers of marine biodiversity loss are being revealed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assessment process. We present the first global reassessment of 1,199 species in Class Chondrichthyes—sharks, rays, and chimeras. The first global assessment (in 2014) concluded that one-quarter (24%) of species...
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WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies (with also 296 co-authors)
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The southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO) is a hotspot of endemic and evolutionarily distinct sharks and rays. We summarise the extinction risk of the sharks and rays endemic to coastal, shelf, and slope waters of the SWIO and adjacent waters (Namibia to Kenya, including SWIO islands). Thirteen of 70 species (19%) are threatened: one is Critically Endanger...
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The scale and drivers of marine biodiversity loss are being revealed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assessment process. We present the first global reassessment of 1,199 species in Class Chondrichthyes—sharks, rays, and chimeras. The first global assessment (in 2014) concluded that one-quarter (24%) of species...
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Assessing the effects of climate and interspecific relationships on communities is challenging because of the complex interplay between species population dynamics, their interactions, and the need to integrate information across several biological levels (individuals – populations – communities). Usually used to quantify single‐species demography,...
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Overfishing is the primary cause of marine defaunation, yet declines in and increasing extinction risks of individual species are difficult to measure, particularly for the largest predators found in the high seas. Here we calculate two well-established indicators to track progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goal...