Violaine Dulau, PhD, Executive Director, Globice & Associate Researcher, Université de La Réunion
Violaine Dulau has been involved in marine mammal research for 20 years. She completed her PhD on Sperm whale ecology in the Mediterranean Sea, addressing a wide range of topics related to the species’ distribution, diving and acoustic behavior, social structure, and population genetics. Now based in Reunion, she is currently the Scientific Director of GLOBICE and a research associate at the University of La Réunion. Her main areas of interest are in the field of conservation biology and include population structures and dynamics, connectivity and island ecology. She is leading research projects mainly focusing on the resident dolphin populations around Reunion and the migratory humpback whales and sperm whales, in collaboration with researchers and other organizations of the south-western Indian Ocean. She is the Chair of Indocet, the Indian Ocean network for cetacean research and conservation. She is also a member of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group and regional coordinator of IMMAs (Important Marine Mammal Areas) in the Western Indian Ocean.
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