Researcher biography

Bastien is originally from France, but he moved to California in 2010. He graduated from UCLA, where he received a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, with a minor in conservation biology. He is interested in all aspects of ecology, and has worked on projects with plants, algae, giant clams, marbled murrelets, leatherback turtles and civets. He aims to expand this list, especially with studies and fieldwork that can benefit conservation. 

Now in Australia, he is undertaking a joint PhD at UQ and SUSTech, under the supervision of Matthew Luskin and Luke Gibson. During his PhD, he will be focusing his research on small mammals and seed dispersal in tropical forests, especially in Southeast Asia. He plans on using live-trapping, camera traps, and GPS data to conduct various analyses. He hopes that his findings will contribute to the protection of these unique ecosystems.