Barbara Koeck

Barbara Koeck

PhD Candidate / Doctorante EPHE (ED472)

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Cefrem, Université de Perpignan

52, av. Paul Alduy (batiment R)
66860, Perpignan cedex, France


·  Personal information:

- Nationality: Austrian/French

- Date of Birth: 16th of January 1984


·  Research topics

- Population dynamic of fish: essentiel fish habitat, movement patterns, connectivity

- Diversity of fish communities: species and functional diversity, relation with habitat complexity

- Field methods: acoustic tagging and monitoring, underwater visual census (UVC)


·  Education

2009/present – Ph.D., Marine Ecology, University of Perpignan, France "Role of  Leucate - Le Barcarès artificial reefs (NW Mediterranean, Golf of Lion) in the ecology offishes".

2008/2009  –   Research university diploma (DU recherche) at University of Perpignan on "Artificial reefs: newmanagement tools?".

2006/2008  –   Master in “Biological Oceanology and Marine Environment”, at University of Paris VI,focused on coastal oceanology and population dynamics.

2003/2006  –   Bachelor in “Biology / Ecology / Evolution”, at University of Rennes 1 and Perpignan, France.

2001/2002  –  French and Austrian university entrance qualification (Matura and Baccalauréat) at the Lycée Français in Vienna (Austria).


·  Teaching experience

2010 – Supervision of a master student (Anaïs Gudefin, Univ. Perpignan) during a 3 month practical: “Intra-coelomic tagging protocol of white seabream (Diplodus sargus)”.

2010 – Teaching assistant, “Biology and ecology of fishes“. University of Perpignan, France


·  Publications

Koeck B., Alos J. (in preparation). Acoustic bio-telemetry as conservational tool for a biodiversity hotspot.

Koeck B., Pastor J., Saragoni G., Dalias N., Payrot N., Lenfant P. (submitted to Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science). Diel and seasonal movement pattern of the dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus inside a marine reserve.

Koeck B., Tessier A., Brind’Amour A., Pastor J., Dalias N., Astruch P., Saragoni G., Lenfant P. (submitted to Aquatic Biology). Artificial reefs : habitat alteration or enhancement? Contrasting fish community structures between artificial and natural reefs.

Pastor J., Koeck B., Astruch P., Lenfant P.(submitted to Fisheries Research).Seawalls and coastal man made habitats can be nurseries for exploited fishes. 

Koeck B., Alos J., Caro A., Neveu R., Crec’hriou R., Saragoni G., Lenfant P. (accepted in Plos One). Contrasting fish behavior in artificial seascapes with implications for resource conservation. 10.1371/journal.pone.0069303

Koeck B.,GudefinA., Romans P., Loubet J.,Lenfant P.(2013). Effect of intra-coelomic tagging on white seabream (Diplodus sargus) behavior and survival. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 440:1-7.

Koeck B., Pastor J., Larenie L., Astruch P., Saragoni G., Jarraya M., and Lenfant P (2011).Evaluation of impact of artificial reefs on artisanal fisheries: need for complementary approaches.Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 59 (special issue9th CARAH):1-11.

2009, ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography) Nice, France. Duchêne, J. C., Koeck B. “Recruitment patterns analyzed with 3D laser scan”. (poster).


·  Fellowships / Grants

- 2009 Fellowship from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Technology (3 years)

Research grant from the regional council from Languedoc-Roussillon, France


·  Miscellaneous certificates

Diving certificates: chief of scientific diving ‘CPS’ delivered by the French National Center for Scientific Research ‘CNRS’ (2012); french professional diving licence CAH 1B (2010); CMAS III (2008); PADI advanced (2002)

 - Certificate for the experimentation on animals (2011, recognisedcertificate by the french ministery of agriculture).

- Boat licence

- Driving licence


·  Software


- Statistics: R, PRIMER, SPSS

- Database management: ACCESS


·  Language Proficiency

- French: native language

- German:  native language

- English: working knowledge



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