Research Scientist / Center for Conservation and Sustainability
Dr. Hadrien Vanthomme is a conservation biologist and tropical forest ecologist. His main focus is on the impacts of human activities on tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. He is currently coordinating a study on the impacts of roads on biodiversity, connectivity, and ecosystem services in the Gamba Complex of Protected Areas in Gabon, in a mosaic of savannas, forest and wetlands. Previously, Hadrien engaged in studies in the tropical forests and wetlands of Gabon, Central African Republic, and Republic of Congo. For his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, he compared parasites of wild and released free-ranging apes; his master’s thesis explored the hybridization of wild and domestic European cats with genetic tools; and his doctoral research focused on sustainability of hunting in a mixed Bantu and Aka village of Central African Republic.
Vanthomme, Hadrien, Kolowski, Joseph, Nzamba, Brave S. and Alonso, Alfonso. Hypothesis-driven and field-validated method to prioritize fragmentation mitigation efforts in road projects, Ecological Applications, 25 (7) 2035-2046. 2015.
Alonso, Alfonso, Dallmeier, Francisco, Korte, Lisa and Vanthomme, Hadrien. The Gabon Biodiversity Program: A Conservation Research Collaboration, Africa Today, 61 (1) 3-15. 2014.
Bahaa-el-din, L., Henschel, P., Aba'a, R., Abernethy, K., Bohm, T., Bout, N., Coad, L., Head, J., Inoue, E., Lahm, S., Lee, M. E., Maisels, F., Rabanal, L., Starkey, M., Taylor, G., Vanthomme, H., Nakashima, Y. and Hunter, L. Notes on the distribution and status of small carnivores in Gabon, Small Carnivore Conservation, 48 19-29. 2013.
Vanthomme, Hadrien, Kolowski, Joseph, Korte, Lisa and Alonso, Alfonso. Distribution of a Community of Mammals in Relation to Roads and Other Human Disturbances in Gabon, Central Africa, Conservation Biology, 27 (2) 281-291. 2013.
Anthony, Nicola M., Mickala, Patrick, Abernethy, Katharine A., Atteke, Christiane, Bissiengou, Pulchérie, Bruford, Michael W., Dallmeier, Francisco, Decaëns, Thibaud, Dudu, Akaibe, Freedman, Adam, Gonder, Mary Katherine, Hardy, Olivier, Hart, John, Jeffery, Kathryn, Johnson, Mireille, Pambo, Flore Koumba, Ley, Alexandra, Korte, Lisa, Lahm, Sally A., Lee, Michelle, Lowenstein, Jake H., Mboumba, Jean-François, Ndiade Bourobou, Dyana, Ngomanda, Alfred, Ntie, Stephan, et al. Biodiversity and conservation genetics research in Central Africa: new approaches and avenues for international collaboration, Conservation Genetics Resources, 4 (2) 523-525. 2012.