Julien C. Piquet is a biologist and pre-doctoral researcher whose scientific interests lie in conservation biology, and particularly in the study of invasive species and their impacts. He is currently actively involved in research projects dealing with various invasive species in the Canary Islands, including the California kingsnake, the main objective of his PhD thesis in the Island Ecology and Evolution Group. This thesis focuses on the analysis of the impacts of the invasive snake on the ecosystems of Gran Canaria, especially on the reptiles endemic to this island. A key element of this and other projects in which this researcher is involved is the application of the knowledge obtained to the management of invasive species and the preservation of the natural environment of the islands.
Conservation biology, invasive alien species, ecology, herpetology
- Graduate in Biology, Universidad de La Laguna (2010-2014)
- MSc in Terrestrial Biodiversity and Island Conservation, Universidad de La Laguna (2015-2016)
- Predoctoral researcher, IPNA-CSIC, Universidad de La Laguna (2017-present)
- Biologist and field technician (freelance) (2016-2017)