Jean-Paul Roux

Jean-Paul (1956) started as a scientist for the French Antarctic Research programmes (1979-1986) with projects on seabirds and marine mammals completing his DEA (on Albatrosses in 1983) and his Doctorate (on fur seals in 1986) at Montpellier University in France. He has been working as an ecologist for the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources between 1987 and 2019 in Lüderitz (NAM). Presently he is involved in various coastal and marine conservation and ecological monitoring projects as an advisor to the Namibia Nature Foundation. He is one of the leading experts in the world on the ecology of the Benguela Upwelling zone and its inhabitants. He was one of the supervisors of the PhD project of Justine Braby on Damara Tern ecology. One of his great passions is to increase the understanding of the seabirds and marine mammals of Namibia through scientific research, but also communicating about this topic to the public. Jean-Paul will be the fieldwork coordinator and locally responsible for stakeholder liaison and communication. He will also coordinate the process to obtain the necessary permits for access. He will participate in most of the fieldwork. He will play a role in the reporting phase including the supervision of (local) students during fieldwork and reporting.