Gilberte Gendron, graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Oceanography from the Université du Québec at Rimouski, Canada, where her research focused on the impact of anthropogenic noise on the feeding behaviour of fish larvae. She also holds a BSc degree in Earth and Environmental science from Université d’Aix-Marseille. She has over 14 years of experience in biodiversity conservation working with the Seychelles government, including with parastatal Seychelles National Parks Authority (today Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority), both at a technical and decision-making levels, in collaboration with local NGOs and communities. She is presently working as an independent consultant at Bee Ecological Consultancy. Her work focuses on coral reefs and associated habitats as well as protected area management and policies.
Gilberte worked as part-time Associate Lecturer at University of Seychelles for two academic years, delivering a course on ‘Introduction to Marine Ecology’ fist-year students of the Environmental Science BSc (2018-2020). Gilberte has benefited from a variety of specialised trainings and has participated in a series of oceanographic missions (fisheris, marine geology, marine mammals, etc.) across the Seychelles EEZ and the western Indian ocean. She has good knowledge of monitoring methodogies (seabirds, turtles, tortoises, beach profiling, coral and fish surveys, etc.) and has contributed a number of scientific papers in prestigious journals, including one as co-author in Nature Communications.