My main research interests are in evolutionary systematics and ecology of African small mammals, mainly rodents (taxonomy, phylogeny, phylogeography, community ecology, population biology). My main skills concern:
i) sampling methods for small mammal inventories, community ecology and population surveys;
ii) integrative taxonomy combining morphological, molecular and chromosomal analyses.
Besides long-term studies in (mainly African) rodent systematics, phylogeny and phylogeography, I have been involved in projects on African small mammal ecology in various contexts (fault and gallery forest biodiversity in southern Mali, gold-mining areas in southeastern Senegal, agroecosystems of North Senegal) with a recent focus on invasive species and zoonotic processes.