Scientist at Norwegian Polar Institute
Living in Tromsø, Norway
Françoise is a seabird researcher passionate about poles. Her research focuses on how seabirds are impacted by ongoing environmental changes. She overwintered in Antarctica where she worked on Adélie and emperor penguins. Her PhD was on the sensitivity to Arctic environmental changes of an Arctic seabird, the little auk.
She is now living above the Arctic circle and works on migration patterns of seabirds from the North Atlantic, and on how seabirds make use of winds when they migrate. When not at work, she likes being outside hiking, skiing, sailing, or growing vegetables.