Dr Fabien Knoll

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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2016 - present: ARAID Senior Researcher
(FCPTD, Teruel, Spain)
2014 - 2016: Marie Curie Senior Researcher
(University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom)
2009 – 2014: Ramón y Cajal Researcher
(National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain)
2008: JAE-Doc Researcher
(National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain)
2007 – 2008: Les Treilles Foundation Research Fellow
(National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France)
2005 – 2006: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow
(State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany)
2003 – 2004: Curator
(Museum of Natural Sciences, Orléans, France)

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Honours and Qualifications

Grants and awards from a variety of funding bodies (e.g., European Commission, French Ministry of National Education, Advanced Instruction, and Research, Spanish Ministry of Sciences and Innovation, South African Ministry of Science and Technology, Chancellery of the Universities of Paris, Doris O. and Samuel P. Welles Research Fund, European Synchrotron Research Facility, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Les Treilles Foundation, Jurassic Foundation) 

Nomination as Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol (Bristol, United Kingdom) (2014-2015)

Nomination as Honorary Attaché at the National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) (2005-2008)


Refereeing and other Professional Services

Expert Evaluator for the Royal Society, Spanish State Agency for Research (AEI), German Research Foundation (DFG), Belgian (French Community) Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Belgian (Flemish Community) Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), South African National Research Foundation (NRF)

Reviewer of scientific book chapters (e.g., for Indiana University Press) and manuscripts submitted to a variety of journals such as Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological sciences, Scientific Reports and PLoS One

Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (as Associate Editor; 2013-present), Zookeys (as Subject Editor; 2014-present) and PeerJ (as Academic Editor; 2016-present)

Supervisor of students (up to PhD), lectures and other learning activities for various institutions in France, Spain, South Africa and the UK (e.g., Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Cape Town, University of Manchester)

Scientific consultant for several museums (e.g., Orléans Museum of Natural Sciences, Terra Memoria) and media (e.g., BBCThe Times, The GuardianThe Daily TelegraphHaaretzLa Recherche, El Mundo, El País, RNE, TVE)

Visiting researcher at numerous institutes in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Lebanon, Israel, South Africa, Lesotho and the United States, and director, co-director or participant of field expeditions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

External positions

Senior Researcher, ARAID

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Science National Museum of Natural History

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