Biard Vincent

Behaviour genetics of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal populationMy PhD thesis project aims at providing an integrated view of the behavioural ecology and genetics of the Saimaa ringed seal using a combination of cutting-edge behaviour genetic approaches. More specifically, I will focus on social networks of the ringed seal population, breeding-site and mate fidelity and parasite transmission in the population. Moreover, I will develop genetic based individual age estimation method for population monitoring purposes.