Since 2001, Prof. Le Corre has led some 10 research programmes conducting studies on seabirds, tropical marine food webs, commercial fishes of WIO, tuna fish, bioindicators amongst other topics. In his effort to generate new knowledge and improve research capacity in the region, Matthieu has supervised 8 students at PhD level and 13 Msc in La Reunion, Madagascar and Seychelles. He has authored over 50 publications including a chapter in book and peer-reviewed articles.
He recently won one of the most prestigious awards in conservation the Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship Award. The grant provided with this award will allow him to extend his research on seabird foraging habitats using satellite telemetry at a regional scale and data produced will be used to identify potential high-seas Marine Protected Areas in the WIO.