Laura Plichard

PhD Student in RiverLy - Dynam lab

Domaine de compétence

Behavioral ecology

Community ecology

Ecological modelling


MS in Ecology, Genomic, Evolution and Biometry - University of Lyon (France)

BS in Biology and Ecology - University of Lille (France) and Erasmus in University of Parma (Italy)


ORCID: 0000-0002-3871-2471

Twitter: @LauraPlichard

Projets réalisés et en cours


Modelling of fish hydraulic habitat selection in rivers - December 2015 - December 2018

with the financial support of Irstea and French Agency for Biodiversity

Supervisors: Hervé Capra & Nicolas Lamouroux (Irstea-Villeurbanne). Collaborator: Yann Le Coarer (Irstea - Aix-en-Provence)


Scientific mediation

First national scientific congress for children in collaboration with EU-space agency, Cité de l'espace (Toulouse - France), Planétarium (Vaulx-en-Velin - France), Cité des Sciences (Paris - France), Jardin des sciences (Strasbourg - France)

Theme: Life in space

Guests (French astronauts): Thomas Pesquet, Philippe Perrin, Michel Tognini, Jean-Jacques Favier, Claudie Haigneré

Initiation of 10-years-children to scientific research and congress - December 2016 - April 2017




Nouvelle approche de la modélisation de la sélection de l'habitat hydraulique chez les poissons de rivière - Décembre 2015 - Décembre 2018

Direction: Hervé Capra et Nicolas Lamouroux. Encadrement: Yann Le Coarer


Animation scientifique

Congrès scientifique des enfants - Décembre 2016 - Avril 2017

Thème: La vie dans l'espace



Capra, H., Plichard, L., Bergé, J., Pella, H., Ovidio, M., McNeil, E., and Lamouroux, N. 2017. Fish habitat selection in a large hydropeaking river: Strong individual and temporal variations revealed by telemetry. Sci. Total Environ. 578: 109–120. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.155.


Plichard, L., Capra, H., Mons, R., Pella, H., and Lamouroux, N. 2017. Comparing electrofishing and snorkelling for characterizing fish assemblages over time and space. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 74(1): 75–86. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0578.


Azam, C., Kerbiriou, C., Vernet, A., Julien, J.-F., Bas, Y., Plichard, L., Maratrat, J., and Le Viol, I. (2015). Is part-night lighting an effective measure to limit the impacts of artificial lighting on bats? Glob. Change Biol. 21, 4333–4341.

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