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Languages

Human

Fluent
English
French
Spanish

Very rusty
German
Portuguese


Computing

Programming
R
Julia
Python
Emacs-Lisp

Scripting
Bash
Z shell
AutoHotkey

Version control
Git

Markup
HTML
LaTeX
Org-mode
Markdown
RMarkdown

SSG
Hugo

Style sheet
CSS
SCSS


Research

Funding

Total raised

$308,040

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

2012

$48,800

Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowships

2007–2013

$47,500

French Polynesian Government

2008–2009

$43,000

Island Conservation

2011

$40,000

Island Conservation

2011

$40,000

in personal, time, shipping & equipment


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

2010

$20,000

US Fish & Wildlife Service

2010

$20,000

US Fish & Wildlife Service

2008–2012

$15,000

in time, shipping & equipment


NSERC associated Graduate Fellowship

2013

$12,500

Simon Fraser University President Research Stipend

2010

$6,250

Graduate International Scholarship

2008

$6,250

Simon Fraser University Travel Awards

2008–2016

$3,590

Island Conservation

2012

$1,500

T. Schantz Memorial Foundation Scholarship

2010

$1,300

in paid expenses to present at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival


Fred Cooke Student Research Award

2010

$1,000

Simon Fraser University Grad. Student Soc. Professional Devel. Grant

2016

$500

French Polynesian Government

2012

$500

Slipstream First Aid Scholarship

2010

$350


Publications

Peer-reviewed
Cuthbert R.J., Wanless R.M., Angel A., Burle M.-H., Hilton G.M., Louw H., Visser P., Wilson J.W. & Ryan P.G. 2016. Drivers of predatory behavior & extreme size in house mice Mus musculus on Gough Island. Journal of Mammalogy 97(2): 533–544.

Wilson J.W., Wanless R.M., Burle M.-H., Angel A., Kritzinger P. & Stead B. 2010. Breeding biology of Brown Noddies Anous stolidus at their southern-most breeding site, Gough Island, in comparison to other sites. Ardea 98(2):242–246.

Wilson J.W., Burle M.-H., Cuthbert R.J., Stirnemann R.L. & Ryan P.G. 2010. Breeding success of Northern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi) at Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Emu-Austral Ornithology 110(2):137–141.

Cuthbert R., Cooper J., Burle M.-H., Glass C.J., Glass J.P., Glass S., Glass T., Hilton G.M., Sommer E.S., Wanless R.M. & Ryan P.G. 2009. Population trends & conservation status of the Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi at Tristan da Cunha & Gough Island. Bird Conservation International 19(1):109–120.

Bester M.N., Burle M.-H., Hofmeyr G.J.G. & Wilson J.W. 2006. Population trends of Subantarctic fur seals at Gough Island. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36(2):191–194.

Wilson J.W., Burle M.-H. & Bester M.N. 2006. Vagrant Antarctic pinnipeds at Gough Island. Polar Biology 29(10):905–908.

Reports
Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. 2015. Tuamotu Sandpiper (Prosobonia parvirostris) Translocation: feasibility assessment, sites review & recommendations. Submitted to: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Burle M.-H. 2014. Habitat assessment of Palmyra Atoll for a translocation of Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris. Submitted to: Island Conservation & US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. 2013. Rapport de visite à Raraka (31 octobre–10 novembre 2012). Situation du Chevalier des Tuamotu Prosobonia parvirostris, Perspectives d'avenir et recommandations, Inventaires non-exhaustifs botanique et ornithologique. Soumis à : DIREN de Polynésie Française, Papeete, Tahiti (PF).

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. 2013. Reitoru Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia: situation, conservation prospects & recommendations for Tuamotu Sandpipers & new insights on the efects of Polynesian rats on this endangered species (June 23–July 4, 2012). Submitted to: Island Conservation, Santa Cruz (CA).

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. 2013. Tahanea Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia: Toreauta islet rat removal follow-up (outcome of eradication & efects on endangered Tuamotu Sandpipers) & elements for future eradications on Tahanea (July 5–October 16, 2012). Submitted to: Island Conservation, Santa Cruz (CA).

Lank D.B. & Burle M.-H. 2011. Conservation of the Tuamotu Sandpiper. Final Scientifc Report 2010–2011. Submitted to: Migratory Birds & Habitat Programs Region 1, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Portland (OR).

Burle M.-H., Ashling C., Durieux J., Faulquier L., Gouni A., Lanctot R.B., McRae S., Poherui M., Portier E., Raust P., Roussel P., Serra C. & Lank D.B. 2009. Etude du Chevalier des Tuamotu (Prosobonia cancellata) sur l’atoll de Tahanea : écologie, système social, reproduction et conséquences pour la conservation. Soumis à : Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP) “Manu”, Taravao, Tahiti (PF).

French M.Sc. thesis
Burle M.-H. 2001. Inventaire des populations hivernales d'oiseaux de la Forêt Montmorency par points d'écoute : Problématique, protocole d'échantillonnage et analyses par rapport à la température, à la hauteur et la composition des peuplements forestiers. Dept. Biologie, Faculté de Sciences et Génie, Université Laval, Ste Foy (QC).


Talks

Symposium invited speaker
Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Translocation priorities for endangered shorebird altered by floral physiology. North American Ornithological Conference VI, Washington, DC (USA), Aug. 2016.

Invited speaker
Burle M.-H. Shorebird conservation oft-neglected rule: “don’t forget to poke at flowers”. Environment Canada, Delta, BC (CAN), Dec. 2016.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Biology & conservation of the last Polynesian sandpiper. Environment Canada, Delta, BC (CAN), Oct. 2013.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Un caso de conservación de aves playeras en las islas del Pacífco—el Playero de Tuamotu (Prosobonia parvirostris): ecología, problemas y soluciones. Universidad Icesi, Cali (COL), Oct. 2013.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Life history of the Tuamotu Sandpiper. Langley Field Naturalists, Langley, BC (CAN), Mar. 2011.

Invited lecture
Sexual selection: examples in birds. Lecture given for a 3rd year course in Evolution, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Oct. 2014.

First place Student Presentation Award
Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Mating system & breeding ecology of an endangered tropical sedentary shorebird in a saturated habitat. COS/AOU/SCO Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA (USA), Feb. 2010.

Conference oral presentations
Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Sex, age & populations: morphological variation in the endangered Tuamotu Sandpiper. North American Ornithological Conference VI, Washington, DC (USA), Aug. 2016.

Burle M.-H. Translocating Titi to Palmyra? Palmyra Atoll Research Station, Palmyra Atoll (USA), Jun. 2014.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. An endangered shorebird of South Pacifc Islands: problematic & solutions. Presented in a lecture on endangered species, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Nov. 2013.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Conservation of the Tuamotu Sandpiper (Prosobonia parvirostris)—endangered shorebird endemic to East Polynesia—through rat eradications & bird translocations. 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting, Santa Marta (COL), Sep. 2013.

Burle M.-H., Rico-Guevara A., Rubega M. & Lank D.B. A hummingbird tongue in a shorebird head. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) annual meeting, San Francisco, CA (USA), Jan. 2013.

Burle M.-H., Rico-Guevara A., Rubega M. & Lank D.B. Independent evolution of nectarivory: Tuamotu Sandpipers are nectar-feeders. 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Aug. 2012.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Ocean swell drives unexpected population crash in the endangered Tuamotu Sandpiper suggesting earlier consequences of future sea-level rise. 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Aug. 2012.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Preserving an endangered island shorebird: a model for conservation planning. Centre for Wildlife Ecology (CWE) Retreat, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Apr. 2012.

Burle M.-H. & Lank D.B. Conservation of the Tuamotu Sandpiper, an endangered species. Presented in a lecture on endangered species, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (CAN), Nov. 2011.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Mating system & breeding ecology of an endangered tropical sedentary shorebird: the Tuamotu Sandpiper. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Homer, AK (USA), May 2010.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. First fndings on the ecology of the Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata. Pacific Ecology & Evolution Conference (PEEC), Bamfeld, BC (CAN), Mar. 2010.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Mating system & breeding ecology of an endangered tropical sedentary shorebird in a saturated habitat. COS/AOU/SCO Joint Meeting, San Diego, CA (USA), Feb. 2010.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Ecology, social organization & breeding biology of the Tuamotu Sandpiper (Titi). UBC/SFU/UVic Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (CAN), Nov. 2009.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. Social system & breeding biology of the Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia cancellata. International Wader Study Group Conference, Texel (NLD), Sep. 2009.

Posters
Burle M.-H. Conservation planning for the last Prosoboniid—a shorebird tribe endemic to Eastern Polynesia. Pacific Environment Congress, Suva (FJI), Dec. 2013.

Burle M.-H. Conservation planning for the last Prosoboniid—a shorebird tribe endemic to Eastern Polynesia. BirdLife World Congress, Ottawa, ON (CAN), Jun. 2013.

Burle M.-H. Conservation planning for the last Prosoboniid—a shorebird tribe endemic to Eastern Polynesia. CEPF Poly Micro End of Programme Evaluation Workshop, Suva (FJI), Apr. 2013.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. The Tuamotu Sandpiper: a weird, unknown & tropical shorebird – Situation & proposed study plans. Pacific Ecology & Evolution Conference (PEEC), Bamfeld, BC (CAN), Feb. 2008.

Burle M.-H., Lank D.B. & Lanctot R.B. The Tuamotu Sandpiper: a weird, unknown & tropical shorebird – Situation & proposed study plans. SFU/UBC/UVic Retreat, Brackendale, BC (CAN), Nov. 2007.


Programming

Webinars

Workshops developed & delivered

Professional consultations

R consultations

to graduate students & faculty



Minor contributions to open source books

R. Lovelace,
J. Nowosad,
J. Muenchow

2018–2019


H. Wickham

2018–2019


G. Grolemund,
H. Wickham

2018


S. Chacon,
B. Straub

2018–2020



Software development

Tra.sh

2019

Open source full-feature trash management utility for Linux,
compliant with FreeDesktop.org specification, using the power of fzf


Contributions to the open source community

Admin

Moderator & active member

magrittr package

2018

Minor contributor

lazygit software

2020

Minor contributor

Data Analysis & Visualization in R Data Carpentry lesson

2018

Minor contributor

R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis Software Carpentry lesson

2018

Minor contributor

Version Control with Git Software Carpentry lesson

2018

Minor contributor

The Unix Shell Software Carpentry lesson

2018

Minor contributor

Software & Data Carpentry Instructor Training lesson

2018

Minor contributor

purrr package

2018

Minor contributor

lintr package

2018

Minor contributor

huxtable package

2018

Minor contributor

EDAWR package

2018

Minor contributor

purrr tutorial by J. Bryan

2018

Minor contributor

Minor contributor

qutebrowser software

2018

Minor contributor

ranger software

2018

Minor contributor

restic software

2018

Minor contributor

Stack Overflow

2018–2020

Active member

Emacs Stack Exchange

2018–2020

Active member

Active member

Active member

Active member

rOpenSci forum

2018–2019

Active member

Active member


Academic Writing

Professional consultations

French academic writing consultations

to undergraduate & graduate students


English academic writing consultations

to undergraduate & graduate students



Workshops developed & delivered

French academic writing workshops:
Writing dissertations in French
Navigating French tenses
  French grammar & sentence structure
  The French indicative mode

Delivered workshops on academic writing in English

Delivered workshops on writing good arguments


Teaching

Sessional lecturer positions

Quest University Canada

1st block 2017

Evolution

Foundation course


Quest University Canada

2nd block 2017

Evolution

Foundation course



Teaching assistantships

Dr. K. Fitzpatrick

Simon Fraser University,
summer 2017

Genetics

2nd year course


Dr. K. Fitzpatrick

Simon Fraser University,
summer 2016

Genetics

2nd year course


Dr. R. Ydenberg

Simon Fraser University,
spring 2016

Behavioural Ecology

4th year course


Dr. B. Crespi

Simon Fraser University,
fall 2015

Evolution

based on Herron & Freeman’s “Evolutionary Analysis”
3rd year course


Dr. R. Mathewes

Simon Fraser University,
spring 2015

Evolution

based on Zimmer & Emlen’s “Evolution”
3rd year course


Dr. A. Mooers

Simon Fraser University,
fall 2014

Evolution

3rd year course


Dr. D. Green

Simon Fraser University,
fall 2010

Animal Ecology

intensive writing
3rd year course


E. Barley

Simon Fraser University,
fall 2009

General Biology

1st year course


Dr. A. Beckenbach

Simon Fraser University,
spring 2008

Population Genetics

4th year course


Simon Fraser University

spring 2008

International Teaching Assistant Program


Professional Experience

Research computing

WestGrid/
Compute Canada,
Dr. P. Mann/
Dr. A. Razoumov

2019–2020

Research Computing Training Assistant

BC, AB, SK, MB, Canada


SFU Research Commons,
N. White/
C. Graebner

2018

Research programming peer for R

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Academic writing support

SFU Student Learning Commons,
Dr. A. Goldrick-Jones

2016–2018

Graduate writing facilitator

Vancouver, BC, Canada


SFU Department of French,
C. Bossavit

2017

Official tutor of the French Department

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Biology research & conservation

PhD candidate

Simon Fraser University,
Dr. D.B. Lank/
Dr. R. Ydenberg

2007–2018

Conservation, behaviour & evolutionary ecology of the Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Specialist on site

Island Conservation/
US Fish & Wildlife Service,
Dr. A. Wegmann

2014

Palmyra Atoll habitat assessment for Tuamotu Sandpiper translocation

Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, North Pacific Ocean


Conservation biologist

Centre for Wildlife Ecology,
Dr. D.B. Lank

2013

Translocation feasibility assessment & translocation sites review for Tuamotu Sandpiper

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Project initiator & biologist on site

Island Conservation,
M. Pott/R. Griffiths

2011–2012

Rat eradication & follow-up

Tahanea Atoll, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean


Research assistant

Centre for Wildlife Ecology,
Dr. D.B. Lank

2007

Ruff captive breeding & experimental program

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Biologist

RSPB/University of Cape Town FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology,
Dr. R. Cuthbert/Dr. P. Ryan

2005–2006

Subantarctic bird & mammal populations monitoring; introduced species ecology

Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean


Landbird conservation biologist

LPO—BirdLife France

2005

Captive breeding for reinforcement of Little Bustard population

Deux-Sèvres, France


Tropical ornithologist

SEOR,
Dr. M. Salamolard

2005

Public outreach & Barau’s Petrel recovery program

Reunion Island, Indian Ocean


Subantarctic bird & mammal biologist

CNRS/
Chizé/
Institut Polaire Français,
Dr. H. Weimerskirch/
Dr. C. Barbraud/
Dr. C.A. Bost/
Dr. C. Guinet/
Dr. Y. Cherel/
Dr. O. Chastel

2003–2005

Populations monitoring; remote sensing; genetics, isotopes & hormone sampling

Crozet Island, South Indian Ocean


Arctic seabird field technician

Friends of Cooper Island,
Dr. G. Divoky

2003

Black Guillemot breeding colony monitoring

Barrow, AK, USA


Arctic owl field technician

Owl Research Institute,
D. Holt

2003

Snowy Owl breeding study

Barrow, AK, USA


Arctic breeding shorebirds research assistant

US Fish & Wildlife Service,
Dr. R. Lanctot

2003

Comparison between nest searching techniques; monitoring; extra pair copulation study

Barrow, AK, USA


Bird bander

Estación biológica de Doñana/
Fundación Global Nature/
BioBrasil Foundation

2002

Passerine, hummingbird, parrotlet, raptor & grebe mist-netting & trapping, aging, & sexing

Doñana National Park, Spain
Palencia, Spain
Piauí, Brazil


Tropical ornithologist

Dr. C. Munn

2002

Inventory of avian species on one of the last two Lear’s Macaw remaining sites

Piauí, Brazil


Bird guide

BioBrasil Foundation,
Dr. C. Munn

2002

Guiding birders in the Cerrado as part of ecotourism-based conservation project

Bahia, Brazil


Bird bander

Bird Studies Canada,
J. Allair

2001

Passerine, owl, raptor & shorebird mist-netting, identification, aging, sexing & banding;
butterfly censuses; volunteer training; public education & outreach

Long Point Bird Observatory, ON, Canada


Habitat fragmentation research assistant

Laval University,
Dr. J. Bourque/
Dr. A. Desrochers

2001

Passerine travel speed experiments & breeding censuses in variously fragmented habitats

Quebec, QC, Canada


French MSc student

Laval University,
Dr. A. Desrochers

2000–2001

Movement of wintering birds & mammals in a boreal forest in correlation with habitat variables

Quebec, QC, Canada


Ornithologist

Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage/
Office National des Forêts

1999–2000

Heronries censuses & migrating seabird counts

Vendée, France


Bird guide

Association de Défense de l’Environnement en Vendée

1999–2000

Public education & outreach

Vendée, France



Education

Academic

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, BC, Canada
2007–2018

PhD in Biology

Cumulative GPA: 4.03
Courses taken or audited:
      Statistical computing & exploratory data analysis in R
      AIC statistics for ecology
      Quantitative methods
      Quantitative analysis in feld biology
      Statistics for resource management
      Skills for carrier in science
      Biodiversity
      Evolution of health & disease
      Population biology
      Directed reading in behavioural ecology


Laval University

Québec, QC, Canada
2000–2001

French M.Sc. in Biology

with Honours


Montpellier University

Montpellier, France
1999–2000

B.Sc. in Biology of Organisms

Aix-Marseille University

Marseille, France
1998–1999

French University Diploma of Biology

with Honours


Thiers High School

Marseille, France
1997–1998

Preparatory Class for Veterinary School


Certifications

Programming
Software Carpentry Instructor   2018
Data Carpentry Instructor   2018

Workplace
Worker Safety Training, Simon Fraser University   2018
Bullying & Harassment Training, Simon Fraser University   2018

Driving
Class 5 Driver's Licence   2003

Emergency response
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (100 hours) + CPR Level C   2010
Advanced Marine First Aid + CPR Level B   2008
Emergency First Aid + CPR Level A   2005

Ski mountaineering
Avalanche Skills Training Level 2   2018
Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue   2016
Companion Rescue   2016
Anchor Building   2016
Hauling Systems   2016
Repelling Techniques   2016
Avalanche Skills Training Level 1   2015

Animal handling
French Master Bird Banding Permit   2008–2015
Canadian Master Bird Banding Permit   2008–2015
Canadian Council on Animal Care Training, Simon Fraser University   2009


Workshops taken

Scientific programming

Scientific writing
Simon Fraser University   2014
5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting, Santa Marta, Colombia   2013
Simon Fraser University   2009

Science communication
Simon Fraser University   2013


Wildlife Photography

Official post office stamp

British Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha

2016



In books

E. Hirschfeld,
A. Swash,
R. Still

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013


P.G. Ryan (ed.)

2007


P. Bonneville (ed.),
P. Hemono

Québec: Bonneville, 2006



Picture awards

COS/AOU/SCO
Joint Meeting

San Diego (USA), 2010

1st place at photo contest