Aquatic Ecology. Antropogenic impacts
A short presentation of yourself:
Didier Pont is senior scientist at the National Research Institut of Sciences and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea). He has a phD, an habilitation thesis and is author/co-author of 87 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is an aquatic ecologist working mainly on European rivers and associated fish fauna. He has been involved in studies related to fish-habitat relationships in large rivers and relative influence of local regional environmental variables on large-scale fish species distribution. His more recent activities are related to the mid-term evolution (past and future) of river fish communities in relation to change of human activities and climate. He is also involved in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (France and Europe) and the development of biotic indices to assess the ecological quality of rivers.