I am a postdoctoral researcher at the California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis. I hold a PhD from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France), in the UMR CNRS/MNHN 7179 MECADEV.
I studied biology in the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France, that granted me for my PhD. I also own the french “Agrégation SV-STU” to teach natural sciences in schools and universities.
Member of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinilogy (2022), American Society of Primatologists (ASP, 2020-2022), Société Francophone de Primatologie (2014- 2019), la Société Française de Comportement Animal (2017), Éthosph’R (2019). Recent member of the ASP Research and Development Committee.
Research gate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pauline_Zablocki_Thomas
My research is oriented to the study of individual variations in behaviour from genetic and physiological basis in relation to ecology and evolution. I am also interested in consevational sciences and evolutionary ecology.
My PhD aimed at understanding the links between behaviour and other phenotypical traits and the environment. I used the “animal model” approach to estimate the effect of additive genetic variance in personality and physical performance in a colony of grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus).
For the future, I intend to pursue science research and developement in behavioural biology or ecology, in order to diffuse knowledge on these fields to students and to the public ans raise attention on animal welfare and biodiversity conservation.