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TBS Teaching Staff

The Tropical Bioacoustics School brings together a team of scientists specializing in bioacoustics and ecoacoustics. The composition of the team may change according to the theme and location of the TBS.

The following persons will be involved in TBS 2025, French Polynesia.

More info about TBS 2025

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NICOLAS MATHEVON

TBS Director

Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne, senior member of the Institut universitaire de France, Associate Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. Nicolas' research focuses on the coding and decoding of information in the sound signals of various vertebrates (crocodiles, birds, mammals).

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DAVID LECCHINI

TBS 2025

Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, David focuses on information perception during habitat selection by coral reef fish larvae.

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HERVE GLOTIN

TBS 2025

Professor at the University of Toulon, member of the Institut universitaire de France, Herve's research interests include perceptual artificial intelligence, information retrieval, biometrics, and machine learning. He is an expert in biodiversity monitoring through Artificial Intelligence (e.g. for sperm whales, orcas,...).

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ISABELLE CHARRIER

TBS 2025

Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Isabelle is an expert in marine mammals' acoustic communication. Her research interests focus on how mother and pups exchange information through acoustic signals in pinnipeds and whales.

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CHARLOTTE CURE

TBS 2025

Research Director at the CEREMA, Charlotte investigates the perception of acoustic signals by dolphins and whales, as well as acoustic communication in Cetaceans. One of her main topics is whales's reaction to orca vocalizations.

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OLE LARSEN

TBS 2023, 2025

Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Denmark, Ole studies different aspects of acoustic communication in a variety of animals, both aerial and underwater (underwater hearing in diving birds, mechanisms of sound production, sound propagation, etc).

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ERIC PARMENTIER

TBS 2025

Full Professor at the University of Liège, Belgium. Eric is particularly interested in the ways and mechanisms animals use to live in their environment and how the species interact. His research aims to understand the morphology and evolution of Teleost fishes in order to understand these fish can use acoustic signals to communicate.

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FREDERIC BERTUCCI

TBS 2025

Researcher at the MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation & Conservation (MARBEC) unit of the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in Sète. Fred's research originally aimed to investigate how passive acoustic monitoring  and ecoacoustics can help in the conservation of wild populations and support conservation plans in the marine environment. 

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JAKOB CHRISTENSEN-DALSGAARD

TBS 2023, 2025

Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Jakob's main interest is the function and evolution of the middle ear and directional hearing.

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JEREMY ROUCH

TBS 2025

Research engineer at the ENES Bioacoustics Reseach laboratory at the University of Saint-Etienne. Jérémy is an acoustician and soundscapes monitoring expert. He is one of the main designers of the CoralSoundExplorer software. He is also an expert diver.

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MAGNUS WAHLBERG

TBS 2025

Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Magnus' research is about marine bioacoustics, with a focus on cetaceans.

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NICOLAS GRIMAULT

TBS 2023, 2025

Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Nicolas is a psycho-acoustician who explores the perceptual hearing abilities of humans and non-human animals.

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PASCALE GIRAUDET

TBS 2025

Lecturer at the University of Toulon, Pascale uses  cutting-edge statistical and signal analysis tools to analyze cetaceans' vocalizations.

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OLIVIER ADAM

TBS 2025

Olivier is Professor at Sorbonne University, with a huge expertise in whales' biology and acoustic communication.

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VINCENT MEDOC

TBS 2025

Associate Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne. Vincent's research aims at understanding the effect of noise on fish behavior and underwater biological communities.

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NICOLAS BOYER

TBS 2025

Nicolas is head animal keeper at the ENES Bioacoustics Research Lab. Besides being a technician dedicated to bioacoustics experiments, he's also an excellent cook! Nicolas will be taking care of the meals during TBS2025.

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