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.

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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

Véronique ARNAL

Assistante Ingénieure (EPHE)

Campus du CNRS
1919, route de Mende
34293 Montpellier 5

 tél :  33 (0)4 67 61 32 80

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  • phylogénie, phylogéographie, dynamique des populations, épidémiologie
  • mise au point de marqueurs moléculaires (gènes et locus microsatellites) sur vertébrés non modèles
  • co-animation de l'axe transversal de l'UMR "Cycle de vie des données"
  • co-animation de la plateforme de l'UMR GEMEX et responsable formation aux outils bio-informatiques sur l'analyse de séquences et de génotypes
  • membre du conseil scientifique de la plateforme "ADN dégradé" du labex CeMEB

 Liste des publications:

Joffard N., Arnal V., Buatois B., Schatz B., Montgelard C.(2019) Floral scent evolution in the section Pseudophrys: pollinator-mediated selection or phylogenetic constraints? Plant biology (accepté).

Montgelard C., Behrooz R., Arnal V., Asadi A., Geniez P., Kaboli M. (2019) Diversification and cryptic diversity of Ophisops elegans (Sauria, Lacertidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research; doi: 10.1111/jzs.12369

Miaud C., Arnal V., Polain M., Valentini A., Dejean T. (2019) eDNA Increases the Detectability of Ranavirus Infection in an Alpine Amphibian Population. Viruses, 11 : 526; doi: 10.3390/v11060526

Beddek M., Zenboudji S., Geniez P., Fathalla R., Sourrouille P., Arnal V., Dellaoui B., Koudach F., Telailia S., Peyre O., Crochet P-A. (2018) Comparative phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles in Algeria suggests common causes for the east-west phylogeographic breaks in the Maghreb. PLOS ONE DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0201218

Behrooz R., Kaboli M., Arnal V., Nazarizadeh M., Asadi A., Salmanian A., Ahmadi M., Montgelard C. (2018) Conservation below the species level: suitable evolutionarily significant units among mountain vipers (the Montivipera raddei complex) in Iran. Journal of Heredity, 109 : 416-425; DOI 10.1093/jhered/esy005

Ibouroi M.T., Cheha A., Arnal V., Lagadec E., Tortosa P., Le Minter G., Dhurham S.A.O., Montgelard C., Besnard A. (2018) The contrasting genetic patterns of two sympatric flying fox species from the Comoros and the implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s1059 2-018-1111-6

Zenboudji S, Arnal V., Cheylan M., Bertolero A., Druelle G., Dubois M-P., Mongelard C. (2018) Isolation and Characterization of 32 Microsatellite Markers in Hermann’s Tortoise, Testudo hermanni (Testudinidae). Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 2018, 17(2): 291–297 ; doi: 10.2744/CCB-1257.1

Monti F., Delfour F., Arnal V., Zenboudji S., Duriez O., Montgelard C. (2018) Genetic connectivity among osprey populations and consequences for conservation: philopatry versus dispersal as key factors. Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-018-1058-7.

Rastorgueff P-A., Arnal V., Montgelard C., M. Monsanto D., W Groenewald C., A Haddad W., Dubois M-P., Jansen van Vuuren B. (2016) Characterization of 21 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the collembolan Cryptopygus antarcticus travei from the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 64, 136-141.

Zenboudji S, Cheylan M., Arnal V., Bertolero A., Leblois R., Astruc G., Bertorelle G., Pretus J.-Ll., Lovalvo M., Sotgiu G., Mongelard C. (2016) Conservation of the endangered Mediterranean tortoise Testudo hermanni hermanni: The contribution of population genetics and historical demography. Biological Conservation 195, 279-291.

Ferchaud A.-L., Eudeline R., Arnal V., Cheylan M., Pottier G., Leblois R., Crochet P.-A. (2015). Congruent signals of population history but radically different patterns of genetic diversity between mitochondrial and nuclear markers in a mountain lizard. Molecular Ecology 24:192-207.

Monti F., Duriez O., Arnal V., Dominici J.-M., Sforzi A., Fusani L., Grémillet D., Montgelard C. (2015) Being cosmopolitan : evolutionary history and phylogeography of a specialized raptor, the osprey. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15, 255.

Montgelard C., Zenboudji S., Ferchaud A.-L., Arnal V., van Vuuren B. J. (2014) Landscape genetics in mammals. Mammalia 78, 139-157.

Ferchaud A.-L., Ursenbacher S., Cheylan M., Luiselli L., Jelić D., Halpern B., Major Á., Kotenko T., Crnobrnja-Isailović J., Tomović L., Ghira I., Ioannidis Y., Arnal V., Montgelard C. (2012) Phylogeography of the Vipera ursinii complex (Viperidae): mitochondrial markers reveal an east-west disjunction in the Palaearctic region. Journal of Biogeography 39, 1836-1847.

Ferchaud A.-L., Lyet A., Cheylan M., Arnal V., Baron J.-P., Montgelard C., Ursenbacher S. (2011) High genetic differentiation among French populations of the Orsini’s meadow viper (Vipera ursinii ursinii) based on mitochondrial and microsatellite data: Implications for conservation management. Journal of Heredity 102, 67-78.

Lebarbenchon C., Poitevin F., Arnal V., Montgelard C. (2010) Phylogeography of the weasel (Mustela nivalis) in the western Palaearctic region: combined effects of glacial events and human movements. Heredity 105, 449-462

Montgelard, C., Forty E., Arnal V., Matthee C.A. (2008) Suprafamilial relationships among Rodentia and the phylogenetic effect of removing fast-evolving nucleotides in mitochondrial, exon and intron fragments. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8, 321.

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