About the author

My name is Olivier Gimenez (https://oliviergimenez.github.io/). I am a senior (euphemism for not so young anymore) scientist at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the beautiful city of Montpellier, France.

I struggled studying maths, obtained a PhD in applied statistics a long time ago in a galaxy of wine and cheese. I was awarded my habilitation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habilitation) in ecology and evolution so that I could stop pretending to understand what my colleagues were talking about. More recently I embarked in sociology studies because hey, why not.

Lost somewhere at the interface of animal ecology, statistical modeling and social sciences, my so-called expertise lies in population dynamics and species distribution modeling to address questions in ecology and conservation biology about the impact of human activities and the management of large carnivores. I would be nothing without the students and colleagues who are kind enough to bear with me.

You may find me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/oaggimenez), GitHub (https://github.com/oliviergimenez), or get in touch by email.