Resume Christophe Piscart


Personal details


Honorary position

Reviewer for scientific journals

Membership of Societies

Supervision of Phd and Master degree students

Non professional Interests


Personal details


Université de Rennes 1, 263, Avenue du Général Leclerc,
Campus de Beaulieu, Bâtiments 14A
35042 RENNES Cedex, FRANCE

* 2001 Master degree in population ecology and research on population dynamics and ecology of an amphipod invader Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
* 2004 PhD at the University of Metz on ‘The Role of salinity in dynamics and regulation of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities'. * 2004 - 2006 Lecturer at the University of Rennes 1 (France)

* 2004 - 2006 Lecturer at the University of Rennes 1 (France)
* From January to August 2007 Postdoctoral researcher at the Queen's University of Belfast (Northern Ireland)
* 2007 - Researcher at the french center for scientific research (CNRS)
* 2014 - Habilitation to drive research (HDR) at the University of Lyon1 'Impacts of global changes on the functionning of aquatic ecosystems'
* Since 2014 - Head of the French LTER "Zone Atelier Armorique"


Honorary position
* 2012 President of the French Association of Lumnology (AFL)
* Since 2007 to present, Scientific manager of the library and the scientific documentation of the laboratory

Reviewer for scientific journals

- African invertebrates
- Annales Zoologici Fennici
- Aquatic Ecology
- Aquatic Sciences
- Annals of Environ. Science
- Biological Invasions
- Biological Conservation
- Diversity and Distributions
- Ecological Entomology
- Environnemental Pollution
- Fund. Appl. Limnol.

- Freshwater Biology
- Hydrobiologia
- Int. Rev. Hydrobiology
- International Journal of Zoology
- Limnologica
- North-Western Journal of Zoology
- Revue d'écologie – Terre et vie
- Sci. of the Total Environment
- Int. Journal of Limnology
- PLos ONE
- Water Research


Membership of Societies

* President of the French Limnological Association - Association Française de Limnologie (AFL)
* Membership of the International Society of Limnology

Supervision of PhD and master degree students

Phd thesis :

- D. A., (2009-2012). Climate change and drought of river wetlands, consequaneces on planktonic, benthic and interstitial populations of crustacea.
- F. N., (2010-2013). Effects of the rising temperature associated to climate changes on the reproduction, metabolism and feeding habits of Gammarus pulex.

Master degree in ecology :

- L. A., (2001-2002). Structure of freshwater macroinvertebrate community along a salinity gradient in the Meurthe River ( France ).
- M. V., (2002). Importance of habitat scale studies to highlight a salinity stress.
- G. S., (2002-2003). The role of salinity in dynamics and regulation of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities in the Meurthe River (FRANCE).
- C. J., (2003). The fluctuating asymmetry as a monitoring tool for natural populations of macroinvertebrates.
- P. F., (2004). The use of fluctuating asymmetry to highlight natural selection processes on gammarid populations.
- E. M., (2008). Impact of the acanthoceplan parasite Polymorphus minutus on the respiratory activity of its intermediate host Gammarus roeseli in different salinities: respirometrical analysis and ecological consequences. 
- T. A., (2010). Effects of the rising temperature associated to climate changes on the fecondity of the amphipod Gammarus pulex.
- L. F., (2010). Comparison of physiological responses of the freshwater invader Dikerogammarus villosus and the native Gammarus pulex to changes of water temperatures.
- E. D., (2010). Effects of the rising temperature associated to climate changes on the reproductive strategy of amphipods with a special emphasis on Gammarus pulex.
- F. K., (2012). Ecophysiological responses of the key freshwater invertebrate Gammarus pulex to constrains related to drying and vertical migration into the sediment.

Master degree in catchment area – exchanges between water and ground :

- G. R. (2004-2005). Integrative approach of ecosystem functions in agricultural catchments.
- G. M. (2005-2006). The role of sediment characteristics in the water exchanges between surface and groundwater in small agricultural streams.
- K. D. (2008). Quantification of surface/groundwater exchanges along the Rhône River bassin : porposal for a new tools of characterisation.


Supervision of PhD and master degree students

Bush-walking, Rugby, Running, Swimming, and Travel.








Last update 22-Fév-2016