Welcome to the CEFE

The CEFE is currently the largest French research center in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology. Our Mission: perform independent, fundamental scientific research on the dynamics of biodiversity, planetary environmental change, and sustainable development. The links between society and ecology is a theme of increasing importance in oour research.

If you are interested in who does what on a specific theme or topic at CEFE, please go to the WHO DOES WHAT tab and use the proposed tags. You will have direct access to the pages of the persons listed for a given tag.

If you are interested in what the different research Departments at cefe do and the focus of their respective teams, please go to the RESEARCH tab and navigate the Departments and their teams.

Seminars of ecology and evolution of Montpellier

  • Hanna Kokko

    2 juillet 2021, 11h30 (diffusion en visioconférence). Good reasons to live shorter lives

  • Rachel Germain

    25 juin 2021, 16h00 (diffusion en visioconférence). Matters of scale in the ecology and evolution of biodiversity

Sylvain GANDON

Head of the department "Ecologie Evolutive et Comportementale"

Founder of the team "Ecologie et Epidémiologie Evolutive"

EVOLEPID website


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(Since 2010)  Director of research at CNRS - CEFE, Montpellier, France

(2002 - 2010)  Permanent researcher at CNRS
(2000-2001)  Wellcome Trust fellow, Edinburgh University, UK 

(2007)  Habilitation to Direct Research (HDR) - Montpellier University
(2000)  PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Paris VI University
(1995)  Master in Ecology - Paris VI University 

(2018) Visiting Professorship, Leverhulme Trust, Oxford, UK
(2018-2022)  ANR grant "EVOMALWILD"
(2017-2018)  CNRS PEPS MPI "Stochastic Evolutionary Epidemiology"
(2010-2014)  ERC Starting Grant "EVOLEPID"
(2008-2011)  ANR Young Investigator grant
(2002)  Young Investigator Prize - American Society of Naturalists
(2000-2001)  Wellcome Trust fellowship in mathematical epidemiology, Edinburgh University, UK

(2011-2014)  Associate Editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society London B
(2009-2011)  Associate Editor for Evolution

CEFE - UMR 5175
1919, route de Mende
34293 Montpellier 5
Tél : +33/0 4 67 61 33 18
Fax : +33/0 4 67 61 33 36