Last updated: 2017-05-22

Currently available for employment.

Education

2010 – 2012 Masters of Science – Plants and Environment
  University of Strasbourg, France
  → Including one week botany and ecology training course in the French Alps, Col du Lautaret, France
   
2010 – 2011 University Diploma – Environmental Risks and Management
  University of Strasbourg, France
   
2005 – 2008 Bachelor of Science – Cell Biology and Physiology
  Louis Pasteur University1, Strasbourg, France
  → Including one year Erasmus at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
   
2005 “Selectividad” (PAEU) – Spanish University access diploma
  UNED, Paris, France
   
2002 – 2005 Baccalauréat scientifique majoring in Life Sciences, Spanish international option (OIB)
  Lycée International des Pontonniers, Strasbourg, France

Professional experience

2012 – current Research Officer
  Plant Nutrition and Ecophysiology group, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  → Diverse research projects with a focus in sustainable agricultural systems:
      - nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane varieties
      - use of alternative organic fertilisers, including distillery waste
      - Life Cycle Assessment of sugarcane agriculture from cradle to gate
      - next-generation fertilisers for a sustainable tropical agriculture
      - chronosequence study in Great Sandy National Park
      - Triodia sp. study in North-West Queensland
  → Skills learned:
      - laboratory, glasshouse and field work
      - scientific publication and report writing
      - statistical analysis and interpretation of data
      - OH&S training, maintainer of chemical database
      - troubleshooting of workstations and research instruments
      - webmaster of research group website
      - voluntary “Green Office Program” representative to promote sustainability in the workplace
   
2014 – 2016 Volunteer herbarium maintainer
  Brisbane Botanic Gardens – Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane, Australia
  → Identification and preparation of plant specimens; maintainment of database
   
Nov. 2008 Australian Wildlife Conservancy volunteer
  Piccaninny Plains, Cape York Peninsula, Australia
  → Extensive flora and fauna survey, active searches, trapping and identification

Publications

Computer science

Office
Extensive knowledge of office suites LibreOffice and Microsoft Office
Packages
Extensive knowledge of Linux environments and GNU packages
Sound knowledge of Git revision system2
Sound knowledge of GIS, using QGIS
Sound knowledge of Wordpress, Drupal and Jekyll publishing software
Languages
Sound knowledge of R
Basic knowledge in C, Bash, Python, HTML and CSS

Other skills, interests and hobbies

  • Committee member of Brisbane’s 4EB FM’s French-language group, broadcaster and panel operator; main broadcaster and panel operator of music show studio d’essai on Global Digital radio.
  • Treasurer and founding member of French non-profit organisation Concrete, promoting contemporary music
  • Volunteer at Muticultural Development Association
  • Open knowledge and Free Software advocate (FSF member; contributor on several collaborative projects, including Wikipedia3, OpenStreetMap4 and Musicbrainz5)
  • Cycling, rock-climbing, performance arts
  • Music: guitar, percussion and electronic music
  • Botany and gardening, cinema, literature, cooking, travel, bushwalks
  • Drivers license obtained in 2006

Languages

English
fluency (9 years of study, residence in Australia)
French
mother tongue
Spanish
second language, fluency (5 years of study in International secondary education, residence in Spain)
German
intermediate level, spoken and written

  1. prior to the University of Strasbourg merge 

  2. see GitHub profile for an activity record 

  3. 10,000+ edits 

  4. 600+ changesets 

  5. 4,000+ edits