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Fabien Moustard

Fabien Moustard is a PhD Candidate at University College London (UCL). He focuses on how to integrate local knowledge and concerns into an inclusive real-time planetary-scale monitoring system. His research examines the potential of technology for reducing extreme poverty and increasing social recognition of Indigenous people in the context of conservation in the Congo Basin. In collaboration with Baka hunter-gatherers and ecoguards, he has experimented with socio-technical solutions for community-led conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems.




Fabien Moustard



PhD Candidate (4th year)

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Research Interests:

Recognition gap, Poverty Gap, Indigenous people, Eco-guards, Extreme Citizen Science



Primary Supervisor: Prof Muki Haklay (UCL Geography)

Secondary Supervisor: Prof Jerome Lewis (UCL Anthropology)


Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)

UCL Department of Geography

University College London

North-West Wing, Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT



Current Research

Addressing the recognition gap and the poverty gap between Indigenous people and ecoguards in the Congo Basin



Moustard, F., F. Leduc. (2020). Nos liens au monde: Penser la Complexité [Our Relationships with the World: Thinking Complexity]. L’Harmattan. Paris. Foreword of François Taddei (CRI). Afterword of Philippe Kourilsky (Collège de France). Review and comment of Edgar Morin. 978-2-343-19858-3.



Moustard, F., J. Lewis, M. Haklay, H.M.B. Gibbs, M. Moreu, A. Vittoria, E.M.N.A.N. Attoh, S. Hoyte, R. Chiaravalloti, M. Tarrant, T. Saiefert, R. Fryer-Moreira. (forthcoming). Deep democratisation of technology can support a pluriverse of approaches for sustainability.

Haklay, M., A. König, F. Moustard, N. Aspee-Quiroga. (forthcoming). Citizen science and post-normal science: identifying synergies by mapping typologies. Futures.

Rochette, P., D. Baratoux, R. Braucher, J. Cornec, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, J. Gattacceca, M. Gounelle, F. Jourdan, F. Moustard, S. Nomade. (forthcoming). Linking a distal ejecta with its source crater: a probabilistic approach applied to tektites.

Moustard, F., M. Haklay, J. Lewis, A. Albert, M. Moreu, R. Chiaravalloti, S. Hoyte, A. Skarlatidou, A. Vittoria, C. Comandulli, E. Nyadzi, M. Vitos, J. Altenbuchner, M. Laws, R. Fryer-Moreira, D. Artus. (2021). Using Sapelli in the field: Methods and data for an inclusive citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Gattacceca, J., B. Devouard, J-A. Barrat, G. Menard, P. Rochette, M-L Balestrieri, G. Bigazzi, F. Moustard, E. Dos Santos, R. Scorzelli, M. Valenzuela, M. Gounelle, V. Debaille, P. Beck, B. Reynard, M. Warner. (2021). A 650 km2 Miocene strewnfield of splash-form impact glasses in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Volume 569

Rochette, P., P. Beck, M. Bizzarro, R. Braucher, J. Cornec, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, J. Gattacceca, F. Jourdan, F. Moustard, F. Moynier, S. Nomade, B. Reynard. (2021). Impact glasses from Belize represent tektites from the Pleistocene Pantasma impact crater in Nicaragua. Communications Earth & Environment. Volume 2 (94).

Rochette, P., R. Alac, P. Beck, G. Brocard, A. Cavosie, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, F. Jourdan, B. Mougel, F. Moustard, F. Moynier, S. Nomade, G. Osinski, J. Cornec. (2019). Pantasma: Evidence for a Pleistocene circa 14km diameter impact structure in Nicaragua. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. Volume 54. Issue 4. Pages. 880-901.

Rochette, P., J. Gattacceca, B. Devouard, F. Moustard, N.S. Bezaeva, C. Cournède, B. Scaillet. (2015). Magnetic properties of tektites and other related impact glasses. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Volume 432. Pages. 381-90.


Book Chapters

Albert, A., M. Haklay, F. Moustard, S. Hecker, B.G. Tzovaras, M. Chang, A. Lindner. (forthcoming). The Transdisciplinary Potential of Citizen Science. Handbook of Transdisciplinarity: Global Perspectives. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Tarrant, M., et al. (forthcoming). Sapelli. In Charla M. Burnett. Evaluating Participatory Mapping Software: For the future of public participation in geospatial planning and development. Springer.


Conference papers

Moustard, F., M. Haklay, S. Hoyte. (2020). Cross-Boundary-Work: Can Citizen Science breathe life into Science? Science and Democracy Network Annual Conference (SDN). Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, United States. United States.

Skarlatidou, A., F. Moustard, M. Vitos. (2020). Experiences from Extreme Citizen Science: Using smartphone-based data collection tools with low-literate people. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Honolulu.

Rochette, P., R. Alac, P. Beck, G. Brocard, A. J. Cavosie, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, F. Jourdan, B. Mougel, F. Moustard, F. Moynier, S. Nomade, G. Osinski, B. Reynard, J. Cornec. (2019). Proving a large recent impact crater in tropical humid climate (pantasma crater): not an easy task without drilling. Large Meteorite Impacts & Planetary Evolution VI. Brazilia.

Rochette, P., P. Beck, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, F. Jourdan, D.T. King Jr., F. Moustard, S. Nomade, J. Cornec. (2017). Connecting the Pantasma (Nicaragua) and Belize impact glasses: toward a fourth couple crater and tektite strewn-field. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Santa Fe. #6018.

Rochette, P., F. Moustard, B. Devouard, J. Cornec, D. T. King, D. Milham, C. Andrieu. (2016). Expanding the belize glass field in the physical, chemical and geographic spaces. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Berlin. #6216.

Rochette, P., P. Beck, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, F. Moustard, S. Nomade, J. Cornec. (2016). First investigations on the Pantasma structure (Nicaragua). Meteoritical Society Meeting. Berlin. #6128.

Dos Santos, E., R.B. Scorzelli, P. Rochette, B. Devouard, J. Gattacceca, F. Moustard, C. Cournède. (2015). A new strewnfield of splash-form impact glasses in Atacama Chile: a mössbauer study. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Berkeley. #5074.

Devouard, B., P. Rochette, J. Gattacceca, J.-A Barrat, F. Moustard et al. (2014). A new tektite strewnfield in Atacama, Chile. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Casablanca. # 5394.

Rochette, P., F. Moustard, J. Gattacceca, B. Devouard. (2014). Magnetic properties of tektites and related glasses. Meteoritical Society Meeting. Casablanca. # 5040.


Conferences and Presentations

“Behind the fence of an ecoguards basecamp” (01-2023). Human Ecology Research Group. Department of Anthropology. University College London. London, United Kingdom.

“Be a citizen scientist for a while” (01-2023). Learning Planet Festival. Learning Planet Institute. Paris, France.

“Climate solutions in a critical decade” (01-2023). SDG tent. World Economic Forum (WEF). Davos, Switzerland.

“Youth demand action on climate” (01-2023). Arctic Basecamp. World Economic Forum. Davos, Switzerland.

“Impact science” (12-2022). University of Paris Cité. Learning Planet Institute. Paris, France.

“Mapping the Earth from the group” (11-2022). University of Oslo. Department of Geosciences. Oslo, Norway.

“Indexing the Earth from the ground” (10-2022). Geo for Good Summit (G4G). Google Bay View. San Francisco, United States.

“Addressing recognition gaps between Indigenous people and ecoguards in the Congo Basin” (07-2022). Extreme Citizen Science ERC-ECSAnVis Final Event. University College London. London, United Kingdom.

“Recognising Indigenous territories” (06-2022). The Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS). University College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.

“Grassroots data wranglers” (06-2022). Summer Data School. Cambridge Digital Humanities. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom.

“Can ecoguards start collaborating with Indigenous people for the preservation of ecosystems?” (05-2022). Digital Action at Higher Education Institutions. University College London. London, United Kingdom.

“Citizen Science to empower Indigenous people in the Congo Basin” (03-2022). World Wide Fund for Nature. Yaoundé, Cameroon.

“The social construction of mutual recognition” (04-2021). UCL Open Science Conference. University College London. London, United Kingdom.

“Cross-boundary work: can citizen science breathe life into science?” (08-2020). Science and Democracy Network. Harvard University. Cambridge, United States.

“Innovations in citizen science for public policy” (03-2020). Center for Science and Policy. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Partially cancelled due to Covid-19).

“The dialogue of knowledges” (09-2017). Learning in the 21st century: Citizenship, complexity and foresight. The Destrée Institute. Liege, Belgium.

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