Robin Gauff

Dynamics and functioning of hard substrate communities in urban environments: influence of environmental gradients and Non Indigenous Species (NIS) in a Climate Change driven context

The aim of this project is to describe the communities present in several marinas of two different regions (Brest, Atlantic and Marseille, Mediterranean) and to identify the environmental parameters conditioning the species distribution and individual stress. We will simulate (in situ and in aquaria) different Climate Change scenarios to observe the individual and community response to increasing heat.  We will especially focus on Non-Indigenous Species (NIS) and their place in the ecosystem.


During and after my oceanography Master at the Sorbonne Science, I mainly focused on predation in tropical marine environments. I worked at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), focusing on anti-predator behaviour in Indonesian fish and investigated for the National Agency of National Parcs of Gabon (ANPN) the nursery potential of rocky lagoons in Gabon (Africa).



Gauff, R. P. M., S. Bejarano, H. H. Madduppa, B. Subhan, E. M. A. Dugény, Y. A. Perdana, and S. C. A. Ferse. 2018. Influence of predation risk on the sheltering behaviour of the coral-dwelling damselfish, Pomacentrus moluccensis. Environ. Biol. Fishes 101: 639–651. doi:10.1007/s10641-018-0725-3


Gauff, R. P. M., and J.-F. Liwouwou. 2019. First record of Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin- Méneville , 1855 on the African mainland of the Gulf of Guinea ( Gabon ). Cahiers Biol. Mar. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.26311.55201