After a master’s degree in population and development sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium, Loïc Brüning is now a PhD student and an assistant at the University of Neuchâtel in the Institute of Geography. Loïc has always had a strong interest for the region of western Africa and its coasts, which was confirmed after various trips in the region. Currently, he is working on the relationship between environmental change and migration. More specifically, his thesis, supervised by Professor Etienne Piguet, questions the impacts of migration on adaptation capacities in a context of coastal erosion in northern Senegal in the region of Saint-Louis. He is also involved in the Climig Database project. His recent papers have been published in Belgeo and Emulations.