Dr Louise Riotte-Lambert
- Affiliate Researcher (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
My main area of research focuses on the emergence of space use patterns from low-level behavioural processes.
I did my undergrad and Master studies in Paris and several research internships in Norway, Florida, France and Sweden before doing my PhD in Montpellier, under the supervision of Drs Simon Benhamou and Simon Chamaillé-Jammes.
During my PhD I studied the consequences of the use of memory by foraging individuals. I developed new tools to characterize and quantify recursive movement patterns, and an individual-based model to investigate how memory can lead to the emergence of home ranges, if it is an advantageous movement strategy, and its long-term population dynamical consequences.
I am a member of the research group of Prof Jason Matthiopoulos. My current project aims at determining to what degree the full breadth of existing space use patterns can emerge from the interplay of four basic determinants: cognitive abilities, movement constraints, social behaviour, and environmental conditions. I will use a combination of individual-based modelling and recent statistical advances applied on movement tracking data of three ungulates, two seabirds, and one fish species. This will enable a wide intra- and inter-specific comparative approach.
I am funded by a Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society. I have six collaborators at the University of Glasgow in addition to Prof Jason Matthiopoulos: Prof Daniel Haydon, and Drs Grant Hopcraft, Jana Jeglinski, Shaun Killen, Jan Lindstrom, and Ewan Wakefield.