Dr. Mathieu Leclerc

During my Ph.D at the University of Tours – France, I studied the impacts of environmental constraints on a thermogenic plant-pollinator relationship. I looked in depth the consequence of environmental perturbations and microclimate on the floral traits and the thermal biology of pollinators.

I’m currently interested in the impact of microclimate on ant behaviour, and more specifically on the invasive species Tapinoma magnum. I want to better understand the effect of microclimate and environmental temperatures on ant activity. The thermal landscape is not homogeneous and the consequences on the workers are often underestimated. I’m therefore seeking to determine whether thermal fluctuations modify the behaviour of individuals in species’ workers.


University of Lausanne


Office room: 2205


Languages : French, English

2024 – presentPost-doctoral researcher – Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Adviser: Dr. Cleo Bertelsmeier
2020 – 2023Ph.D – Insect Biology research institute, University of Tours (France)
Advisor: Dr. Sylvain Pincebourde
2019-2020MSc Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution – University of Tours (France)
Impact of daily temperature fluctuations and heat waves on the larval development of the dragonfly Sympetrum meridionale
Advisor: Dr. Sylvain Pincebourde