• Thibaud DECAËNS


    Professeur des Universités


    Mes travaux portent sur l'écologie fonctionnelle et l'écologie des communautés d'invertébrés terrestres.


    In my studies I focuss on functional and community ecology of terrestrial invertebrates.


    Courriel: Thibaud.Decaens [at] cefe.cnrs.fr

    bureau 2-C-211

    tel : 04 67 61 33 29

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  • Thomas LENORMAND

    altDirecteur de Recherche CNRS

    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier 5
    Tél : +33/0 4 67 61 32 91
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    My principal area of research is Evolutionary genetics and evolutionary ecology. I have a broad expertise in evolutionary biology, genetics and ecology. I have been working on adaptation and mutation (15 publications), local adaptation (12), evolution of genetic systems (14), evolution of gene duplicates (5), speciation (8), genetic conflicts (4), dispersal (3), biotic interactions (8), statistics and fitness measures (4). I have been working with many empirical systems (vertebrates, insects, crustaceans, fungi, plants, helminths, bacteria), in the lab and in the field.

    Currently, my scientific activity rests on three axes: first I do theoretical work (theoretical population genetics, statistics, and bioinformatics development). I am particularly interested currently on the evolution of gene expression and on fitness landscape models. Second, I run a wet lab using the small crustacean Artemia as a model system. I’m particularly interested currently on asexuality and biotic interactions. Third, I run a wet lab in microbiology (mainly on Escherichia coli but also S. cerevisiae and some Artemia symbionts and parasites). I am particularly interested currently on testing fitness landscape models.

  • Vittoria MILANO

    Cotutelle PhD studentVittoria Milano trombi


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    UMR 5175 CEFE
    Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
    route de Mende
    34199 Montpellier cedex 5
    tel (+33)(0)4 67 14 23 15



    Research goals

    I revisited the environmental filtering metaphor in urban ecology context, in particular zooming on urban parks in Mediterranean Region (Naples and Montpellier cities).Even though urban parks are considered as biodiversity hot-spots within the cities, they are usually still far from reaching this status. Indeed, spatial and temporal landscape discontinuities, as well as the management disturbances may be exacerbated, causing decays of soil biodiversity.

    The main goals of the thesis are to understand whether the collembolan species and trait communities are shaped by: 1- factors which are indicators of management practices of urban parks; 2- the landscape and the temporal heterogeneity of the studied sites.