MEET THE TEAM
Who We Are
Julien is a conservation scientist native from the French Pyrenees, where he fell in love very early with nature, wildlife and particularly raptors. After studying Biology in Montpellier, he moved to Spain to start his PhD project, based at the University of Castilla-La-Mancha, on the ecology and conservation of Pallid and Montagu’s harriers in the steppes of north-central Kazakhstan. For the last ten years, Julien has been working as a researcher aiming to understand the effects of global environmental changes and anthropogenic pressures on a variety of wildlife species: from raptors in steppe and boreal ecosystems to Finnish large carnivores and endangered koalas in Queensland, Australia. Julien is also interested in researching innovative ways to assess the effectiveness of conservation actions as part of a collective effort to halt the global decline of wildlife populations. Julien is particularly excited to contribute to the VCF’s research activities and overall mission to conserve vultures.