Franck Courchamp did his PhD thesis in Lyon, France, on the epidemiology of feline AIDS. He then did a first postdoc at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of UCSD, where he worked on the effects of invasive species on trophic relationships and a second postdoc in Cambridge, UK, on the inverse density dependence. In addition to these two ongoing topics, he now also works on the overexploitation of rare species and on the effects of climate change on biodiversity.
Franck Courchamp has published nearly a hundred scientific studies, and three books, among which two were intended for the general public and he has presented his work in over 50 international conferences. He is also active in popularization, notably with several documentaries or short animation projects. He has been awarded the Silver Medal of the CNRS and elected as a Member at the European Academy of Science.
He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Fulbright fellow.