Camille is a
quantitative ecologist with a background in marine and coral reef ecology. She
developed strong interests in statistics and ecological modeling during her
studies and PhD. She is currently working on the spatially-explicit,
statistical predictive modeling of biodiversity patterns on Australian coral
reefs (Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait,
Ningaloo and Scott Reefs) from physical habitat characteristics.
completed her PhD in Oceanology and Marine Biology at the University Pierre & Marie Curie,
Paris VI, in December 2007. Camille performed her PhD at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of Nouméa,
New Caledonia, under the
supervision of Professors D. Ponton and R. Galzin.
ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Institute
of Marine Science, supervised by J. Caley, ongoing.
(Ecological Modelling), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement of Nouméa, New
Caledonia supervised by S. Andréfouët, Mar-May 2008.
PhD Thesis, University
Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris VI) and Ecole Pratique des hautes Etudes
(EPHE), performed at Institut de Recherche pour
le Développement (IRD) of Nouméa, New Caledonia, supervised by D. Ponton & R. Galzin. Obtained
on 2007, Dec 11th with the Highest Grade.
Thesis in Oceanology and Marine Environment, UPMC Paris VI. 2004.
Engineering diploma in Food and Life Sciences, AgroParisTech, previously
Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (INA P-G). 2004.
Scuba diving : ADAS Part I, HSE Scuba Diver, CMAS 4*,
CAH (Institut National de Plongée
Lindenmayer D, Pierson J, Barton P, Beger M, Branquinho C, Calhoun A, Caro T, Greig H, Gross J, Heino J, Hunter M, Lane P, Longo C, Martin M, McDowell WH, Mellin C, Salo H, Tulloch A, Westgate M (in press) A new framework for selecting environmental surrogates. Science of the Total Environment. Accepted 12/08/2015.
Tanner JE, Mellin C, Parrott L, Bradshaw CJA (2015). Fine-scale benthic biodiversity patterns inferred from image processing. Ecological Complexity 22:76-85.
Przeslawski R, Byrne M, Mellin C (2015) A review and meta-analysis of the effects of multiple abiotic stressors on marine embryos and larvae. Global Change Biology 21:2122-2140.
Prowse TAA, Gillanders BM, Brook BW, Fowler AJ, Hall KC, Steer MA, Mellin C, Clisby N, Tanner JE, Ward TM, Fordham DA (2015) Evidence for a broad-scale decline in giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) abundance from non-targeted survey data. Marine and Freshwater Research 66:692-700.
Mellin C, Mengersen K, Bradshaw CJA, Caley MJ (2014) Generalizing the use of geographical weights in biodiversity modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:1314-1323.
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Fordham DA, Caley MJ (2014) Strong but opposing β-diversity-stability relationships in coral reef fish communities. Proc Roy Soc B 281: 20131193.
Sequeira AMM, Mellin C, Floch L, Williams PG, Bradshaw CJA (2014) Inter-ocean asynchrony in whale shark occurrence patterns. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 450:21-29.
Sequeira AMM, Mellin C, Fordham DAF, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2014) Predicting current and future global distributions of whale sharks. Glob Change Biol 20:778-789.
Sutcliffe PR, Mellin C, Pitcher CR, Possingham HP, Caley MJ (2014) Regional-scale patterns and predictors of species richness and abundance across twelve major tropical inter-reef taxa. Ecography 37:162-171.
Fordham DA, Mellin C, Russell BD, Akçakaya HR, Bradshaw CJA, Aiello-Lammens ME, Caley MJ, Connell SD, Mayfield S, Shepherd SA, Brook BW (2013) Population dynamics can be more important than physiological limits for determining range shifts under climate change. Global Change Biol 19:3224-3237.
Fordham DA, Brook BW, Caley MJ, Bradshaw CJA, Mellin C (2013) Conservation management and sustainable harvest quotas are sensitive to choice of climate modelling approach for two marine gastropods. Diversity & Distributions 19: 1299-1312.
Sequeira A, Mellin C, Delean S, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2013) Spatial and temporal predictions of inter-decadal trends in Indian Ocean whale sharks. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 478:185-195.
Williams AJ, Loeun K, Nicol SJ, Chavance P, Ducrocq M, Harley SJ, Pilling GM, Allain V, Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA (2013) Population biology and vulnerability to fishing of deep-water Eteline snappers. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29: 395-403. doi:10.1111/jai.12123
Sequeira A, Mellin C, Meekan MG, Sims DW, Bradshaw CJA (2013). Inferred global connectivity of whale shark populations. J Fish Biol 82:367–389
Russell BD, Connell SC, Mellin C, Brook BW, Burnell OW, Fordham DA (2012) Predicting the distribution of commercially viable invertebrate stocks under future climate. PLoS ONE 7(12): e46554
Mellin C, Russell BD, Connell SC, Brook BW, Fordham DA (2012) Geographic range determinants of two
commercially important marine molluscs. Diversity and Distributions 18: 133-146.
Sequeira A, Mellin C, Rowat D, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2012) Ocean-scale prediction of whale shark
distribution. Diversity and Distributions 18:504-518
Planes S, Lecchini D, Mellin C, Charton JC, Harmelin-Vivien M, Kulbicki M, Mou-Tham G, Galzin R (2012) Environmental determinants of coral reef fish diversity across several French Polynesian atolls. Comptes Rendus Biologie 335: 417-423.
Fordham DA, Akçakaya HR, Araújo MB, Elith J, Keith D, Pearson R, Auld TD, Mellin C,
Morgan JW, Regan TJ, Tozer M, Watts MJ, White M, Wintle B, Yates C and
Brook BW (2012) Plant extinction risk under climate change: are
forecast range shifts alone a good indicator of species vulnerability to
global warming? Global Change Biology 18:1357-1371.
Watts MJ, Li Y, Russell BD, Mellin C, Connell SD, Fordham DA (2011) A novel method for mapping reefs and subtidal rocky habitats using artificial neural networks. Ecological Modelling222:2606-2614.
Mellin C, Delean S, Caley MJ, Edgar GJ, Meekan MG, Pitcher CR,
Przeslawski R, Williams A, Bradshaw CJA (2011) Effectiveness of
Biological Surrogates for Predicting Patterns of Marine Biodiversity : a
Global Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE6(6): e20141.
Huchery C, Caley MJ, Meekan MG, Bradshaw
CJA (2010) Reef size and isolation determine the temporal stability of coral reef fish populations. Ecology 91:3138-3145.
McArthur, M.A., Brooke, B.P., Przeslawski, R., Ryan, D.A., Lucieer, V.L., Nichol, S., McCallum, A.W., Mellin, C.,
Cresswell, I.D., Radke, L.C. (2010). On the use of abiotic
surrogates to describe marine benthic biodiversity. Estuarine, Coastal
and Shelf Science 88:21-32.
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Meekan MG,
Caley MJ (2010) Environmental and spatial predictors of species
richness and abundance in coral reef fishes. Global Ecology and
Ponton D (2009) Assemblages of reef fish settling on
artificial substrates: the effect of habitat over two temporal scales. Marine
and Freshwater Research 60:1-13.
Mellin C (2009) Habitat selection at settlement and post-settlement dynamics in juvenile fish communities in the New Caledonia lagoon. Cybium 33:96-96
Galzin R, Ponton D, Vigliola L (2009) Detecting age-structured effects in growth performance of coral reef fish juveniles. Aquatic Biology, 6:31-39.
Andréfouët S, Kulbicki M, Dalleau M, Vigliola L (2009) Remote sensing and
fish-habitat relationships in coral reef ecosystems: review and pathways for
systematic multi-scale hierarchical research. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58:11-19.
Mellin C, Ponton D (2009) Assessing the diversity and abundances of larvae and
juveniles of coral reef fish: a synthesis of six sampling techniques.
Biodiversity and Conservation 18:355-371
Ferraris J, Galzin R, Harmelin-Viven M, Kulbicki M, Lison de Loma T (2008)
Natural and anthropogenic inﬂuences on the diversity structure of reef ﬁsh communities in the Tuamotu
Archipelago (French Polynesia). Ecological Modelling 218: 182-187.
Ponton D, Mellin C, Galzin R (2008) Predicting the structure of larval fish
assemblages by a hierarchical classification of meteorological and water column
forcing factors. Coral Reefs 27:867-880.
Andréfouët S, Ponton D (2007) Spatially-explicit modelling of Indo-Pacific
juvenile fish communities in a coral reef environment. Coral Reefs 26: 895-907.
Kulbicki M, Ponton D (2007) Seasonal and ontogenetic patterns of habitat use in
coral reef fish juveniles. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 75: 481-491.
Mellin C, Ferraris
J, Galzin R, Kulbicki M, Ponton D (2006) Diversity of coral reef fish
assemblages: modelling of the species richness spectra from multi-scale
environmental variables in the Tuamotu Archipelago (French
Polynesia). Ecological Modelling 198: 409-425.
Mellin C (2015) Abiotic surrogates in support of marine biodiversity conservation. In: Lindenmayer DB, Barton P and Pierson JC (Eds). Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. CRC Press, London.
presentations and posters
Venables WN, Fordham DAF, Caley MJ, Meekan MG, Bradshaw CJA (2009) A conceptual approach to investigate the spatial sensitivity of species distribution models. International Society for Ecological Modelling, Quebec (Canada).
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Meekan MG, Caley MJ (2009) Oceanographic conditions and spatial context predict biogeographic patterns of coral reef fish diversity and abundance. Australian Marine Sciences Association, Adelaide (Australia).
Bradshaw CJA, Meekan MG, Caley MJ (2009) Confronting the coral reef crisis: predictive mapping of coral reef fish susceptibility to climate change. 10th Inernational Congress on Ecology, Brisbane (Australia).
Mellin C, Bradshaw CJA, Caley MJ, Pitcher CR, Meekan MG (2008) Oceanographic factors, spatial context and the predictive modelling of species richness of coral reef fishes. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2009, Nice (France).
Ferraris J, Galzin R, Harmelin-Vivien M, Kulbicki M, Lison de Loma T (2007)
Natural and anthropogenic influences on the diversity structure of reef fish
communities in the Tuamotu archipelago (French Polynesia). 6th European
Conference on Ecological Modelling, Trieste (Italy).
Ponton D (2006) What are the environmental factors that predict species
richness and abundance of juvenile reef fishes? 1st Asia Pacific
Coral Reef Symposium, Hong Kong.
Carassou L, Mellin C, Ponton D (2006) La biodiversité des
poissons de Nouvelle-Calédonie vue par leurs larves et leurs juvéniles. Forum
Biodiversité des Ecosystèmes Coralliens, Nouméa (Nouvelle-Calédonie).
Loma T, Chabanet P, Mellin C, Ferraris J, Galzin R (2005) Long term
spatio-temporal variations of reef fish communities in the lagoon of Tikehau
(French Polynesia), an extensively fished atoll. 7th Indo Pacific Fish
Conference, Taipei (Taïwan).
Mellin C (2007)
Habitat selection at settlement and post-settlement dynamics in juvenile fish
communities in the New Caledonia
lagoon. PhD Thesis, Pierre & Marie
Curie University, Paris.
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