• Amélie Fargevieille

     

     

     

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    Ph.D student 2013-2016 (thesis defended on December, 13th 2016)

    Campus du CNRS

    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier cedex 5
    Tel: +33(0)4 67 61 33 27

    Email: afargevieille[at]gmail.com

     

    Research interests:

    Evolution of communication signals

    Evolution of life-history traits

    Comparative methods

     


    Ph.D project:

    Sexual selection and the evolution of female ornaments:A study of female plumage colouration using comparative analyses and long-term data sets from blue tit populationDSC 6152 069s

    Supervisors:  Claire Doutrelant and Arnaud Grégoire

    Topic: My thesis focused on understanding the contribution of sexual selection in the evolution and maintenance of conspicuous colourations in female birds. 

    A first part tested how paternal care and female reproductive costs drove the evolution of female plumage colouration in songbirds, by the mean of a comparative study using spectrometry, avian visual models and life-history traits (Fargevieille et al. In prep).

     

    In a second part, a long-term project data set onblue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) was used to test hypotheses related to the evolution of female ornamentation. Ten years of plumage colouration, from four populations were used to assess the evopairbluetitslution of female ornaments. Genetic correlation (Charmantier et al. 2017), relationships between colouration and survival rate or reproductive success (unpublished) were tested by the means of quantitative genetics, CMR analyses and within-study meta-analyses. Quantification of the degree of assortative mating at the population level - considering spatio-temporal variation - was also tested (Fargevieilleet al. 2017). It led to a more thorough study at the individual level trying to understand factors underlying assortative mating in ourpopulations (Fargevieille et al. In prep.). 


    • Publications:
      • Fargevieille, A., A. Grégoire, A. Charmantier, Maria del Rey Granado, and C. Doutrelant. 2017. Assortative mating by colored ornaments in blue tits: space and time matter. Ecology and Evolution 7:2069-2078.(doi:10.1002/ece3.2822)
      • Charmantier, A., M. E. Wolak, A. Gregoire, A. Fargevieille, and C. Doutrelant. 2017. Colour ornamentation in the blue tit: quantitative genetic (co)variances across sexes. Heredity 118:125-134. (doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.70)
      • Charmantier, A., C. Doutrelant, G. Dubuc-Messier, A. Fargevieille, and M. Szulkin. 2016. Mediterranean blue tits as a case study of local adaptation. Evolutionary Applications 9:135-152. (doi:10.1111/eva.12282)
      • Lambrechts, M. M., J. Blondel, C. Bernard, S. P. Caro, A. Charmantier, V. Demeyrier, C. Doutrelant, G. Dubuc-Messier, A. Fargevieille, C. de Franceschi, P. Giovannini, A. Grégoire, S. Hurtrez-Boussès, A. Lucas, M. C. Mainwaring, P. Marrot, A. Mennerat, S. Perret, and P. Perret. 2016. Exploring Biotic and Abiotic Determinants of Nest Size in Mediterranean Great Tits (Parus major) and Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Ethology 122:492:501. (doi:10.111/eth.12494)
      • Lambrechts, M. M., P. Marrot, A. Fargevieille, P. Giovannini, A. Lucas, V. Demeyrier, A. Midamegbe, P. Perret, A. Grégoire, A. Charmantier, and C. Doutrelant. 2016. Nest size is not closely related to breeding success in Blue Tits: A long-term nest-box study in a Mediterranean oak habitat. The Auk 133:198-204. (doi:10.1642/auk-15-214.1)
      • Lambrechts, M. M., V. Demeyrier, A. Fargevieille, P. Giovannini, A. Lucas, P. Marrot, A. Midamegbe, P. Perret, A. Charmantier, C. Doutrelant, and A. Grégoire. 2014. Great Tits build shallower nests than Blue Tits. Avian Biology Research 7:251-254 (doi:10.3184/175815514X14162394225987)
      • Fincke, O.M., A. Fargevieille, and T.D. Schultz. 2007. Lack of innate preference for morph and species identity in mate-searching Enallagma damselflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:1121-1131.(doi:10.1007/s00265-006-0345-3)

    •  Oral communications in international congresses/conferences:
      • Paternal care and reproductive costs drive the evolution of female ornamentation: comparative analyses in songbirds. XVIth Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Groningen (The Netherlands); August 20th-25th 2017
      • Evolution of female ornaments: a role of male mate choice?16th Congress of the International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Exeter (United Kingdom); July 28th- August 2nd 2016
      • Temporal and spatial variation in assortative mating: an example in Blue Tit Mediterranean populations.11th Conference of Ecology & Behaviour, Toulouse (France); May 18th-21st 2015.

    • Poster communications in international congresses/conferences:
      • Spatio-temporal variation in assortative mating: an example in Blue Tit Mediterranean populations. XVth Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Lausanne (Switzerland); August 10th-14th 2015.
      • Assessing the role of sexual selection in the evolution and maintenance of female ornamentation: comparative approaches in birds. 1st Congress on Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in Evolution, Sevilla (Spain); November 12th-14th 2014.

      (Pictures courtesy of Marie Danielsen, David Grémillet and Stéphan Tillo)

  • Ana RODRIGUES

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    Senior Researcher (Directrice de recherche 1) CNRS

    I am interested in understanding how biodiversity is distributed in space and in time, on the effects of human activities on those spatial and temporal patterns, and on the implications for biodiversity conservation.

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  • Anne Charmantier

    2019 03 23.Arinelle 57 AnnebleueDirectrice de recherche (DR1)

    CEFE/CNRS
    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier 5

    E-mail : anne.charmantier[at]cefe.cnrs.fr

    Thèmes de recherche: Evolution et génétique quantitative dans les populations naturelles; sénescence; sélection sexuelle.

  • Arnaud Grégoire

    Maître de Conférences à l'Université de MontpellierArnaud GREGOIRE
    Faculté des Sciences, département d'enseignement Biologie Ecologie

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    CEFE/CNRS
    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier cedex 5
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    Mots clés

    Discipline :Ecologie

    Thématiques : Ecologie évolutive et comportementale, Interactions durables
    Organismes biologiques : Oiseaux, Arthropodes
    Milieu : Terrestre, Marin
    Techniques : Analyse de données, Expérimentation et suivis sur le terrain, Analyses au laboratoire (immunologie), Capture-Marquage-Recapture, Spectrophotométrie
    Autres mots clés : Ecologie Urbaine, Sélection sexuelle, Interactions hôte-parasite, Effets maternels,


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  • Aurélie CELERIER

     

    Maître de Conférences à l'Université Montpellier II

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    CEFE/CNRS

    Campus du CNRS

    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier cedex 5


    Tél : +33/0 4 67 61 33 17
    Fax : +33/0 4 67 61 33 36

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  • Aurélie COULON

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    Associate Professor in spatial ecology at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle                                                                                                                                                        

    My research focuses on movement ecology: I study the factors influencing animal movements (especially dispersal) and gene flow, with a particular emphasis on landscape composition and structure. I also study how human-triggered landscape modifications like fragmentation affect animal movements; and the consequences on population functioning and structure. My research is hence tightly linked to the management/conservation of populations, and to landscape management (e.g. connectivity restoration, french Trame Verte et Bleue policy).

  • Aurélien BESNARD

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    CEFE/CNRS
    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier 5
    France 


    Tél. :     +33 (0)4 67 61 32 94
    Fax      :+33 (0)4 67 41 21 38

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    Keywords:Biostatistics; Conservation biology; Amphibians; Birds, Reptiles, Quantitative ecology; Population Dynamics and Demography, Sampling designs.

     

  • Céline TEPLITSKY

    Chargée de Recherche

    My research interests include mechanisms that promote phenotypic variation as well as potential for and constraints on adaptation, framing those questions at the edge between evolutionary and conservation biology. 

     

  • Claire Doutrelant

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    Tenure CNRS research scientist (DR)

    CEFE CNRS 1919 Rte de Mende, 34293 Montpellier

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    My research is centered in the theoretical framework of evolutionary ecology, population biology and behavioural ecology. My projects aim at understanding life history variation in order to determine the adaptive and evolutionary processes that explain and maintain animal diversity. I´m particularly interested by three kinds of life history traits linked to behavior: cooperation, animal communication and maternal invesment. I'm mainly using birds as biological models. I'm mainly using empirical methods, including large-scale experiments and analyses of long-term data sets on different populations of passerine birds in the field.

    I'm currently working on four main projects. 1) Evolution of colour ormentation in birds(with a special focus on female coloration and blue tits) 2) the cause and life history traits consequences of cooperation in sociable weavers ; 3) Sexual and social evolution on islands, and 4) the evolution of weaver nests. I'm also part of  the art-science project Obô.

    1 - Evolution of ornementation in birds

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     Photos: Claire Doutrelant

    Team: Arnaud GREGOIRE(Lecturer, Univ Montpellier), Amélie FARGEVIEILLE (post Doc), David LóPEZ-IDIáQUEZ (Post doc), Lisa SANDMEYER (PhD Student)

    Collaborations: Anne CHARMANTIER(CEFE),  Denis REALE(UQUAM, Canada), Céline TEPLITSKY(CEFE), Doris GOMEZ(CEFE),   Julien RENOULT (CEFE),  RIta COVAS(CIBIO Portugal, FizPatrick Institute SA); Maria DEL REY (spectrophotometric measurements), Christophe de FRANCESCHI(field work and data base management), Samuel PERRET(Field work and Patch measurements), Annick LUCAS(Field work and Patch measurements), Pablo GIOVANNINI(Field work)

    * Evolution of female colour ornementation

    In this project we use a combination of empirical and comparative approaches to address three fundamental questions on sexual and social selection in both monomorphic species and dimorphic species in which females present conspicuous traits. Our questions are the following (i) Are female conspicuous traits under sexual /social selection ? (ii) Do female conspicuous traits reflect female quality and which mechanisms maintain signal honesty? (iii) What are the population consequences of female signalling and mutual sexual selection.

    Examples of publications (full list below)

    Fargevieille, A., Grégoire, A., Gomez, D. & Doutrelant, C. 2023Evolution of female color in birds: the role of paternal care and female reproductive costs.Journal of evolutionary ecology. 36(3), 579-588

    Doutrelant, C., Fargevieille, A., Grégoire, A.  2020.Evolution of female coloration: what have we learned from birds in general and blue tits in particular. Adv. Study in Behaviour PDF

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     Photo Claire Doutrelant

     * Evolution of plumage ornement in space and time

    Selection often varies in space and time and long-term research that spans broad spatial scales is needed to understand the factors driving phenotypic variation and to assess the links between traits and fitness.  To assess the importance of spatiotemporal variation  and its consequences on selection estimates, we collected data on two study systems: (i) the blue tit (yellow and UV-blue colorationsmeasured by spectrophotometry since 2005, 600 birds measured each year); (ii) the  size of the sociable weaver melanin patch  since 2010 (the bib patch is photographied each year on 400 individuals)

    Examples of publications (full list below)

     Lopez-Idiaquez, D.; Teplitsky, C.; Grégoire, A.; Fargevieille, F.; del Rey, M.; de Franceschi, C.; Charmantier, A.; Doutrelant, C. 2022. Long-term decrease in colouration: a consequence of climate change? American Naturalist https://doi.org/10.1086/719655   

    Fargevieille, A., Grégoire, A., Charmantier, A., Rey Granado, M., Doutrelant, C. 2017. Assortative mating by colored ornaments in blue tits: space and time matter Ecology Evolution.7 2069-2078  PDF

     Acker, P., Grégoire, A..,Rat, M., Spottiswoode C. N.,van Dijk, R. E., Paquet,M., Kaden, J.C., Pradel R. , Hatchwell,B. J. , Covas, R.*, Doutrelant,C.* 2015. Disruptive viability selection on a black plumage trait associated with dominance Jounal of Evolutionary Biology28: 2027-2041 PDF

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    Dominance interaction -  Photo Franck Théron

     

    2 -Evolution and consequences of cooperation

     *TEAM: Co Pi: Rita COVAS(http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/fitz/staff/research/covas; CIBIO, Portugal), André FERREIRA (Univ. Zurich), Franck THERON (data base managmer and field), Liliana SILVA (video manager and machine Learning methods) Jorge Garcia Campa (Post doc),  Gabriel Munar(Postdoc), Babette FOURIE (PhD Student), Nicolas  SILVA(PhD Student), Marta MARMELO (PhD Student); , Fanny RYBAK(Univ Orsay, FR),

    *Collaboration:  Matthieu PAQUET(Swenden), Bruno FAIVRE(Univ. Dijon, FR), François CRISCUOLO& Sandrine ZAHN(Univ Strasbourg, FR),  Julien Renoult(CEFE, FR)

               Website: https://sociableweaverproject.com/

    The project aims at understanding the fitness bases of cooperation and the consequences of cooperation for population dynamics through its effects on reproductive output, survival and dispersal. Our study model is an endemic passerine bird from southern African passerine. This bird is a cooperative breeder. In cooperatively breeding species, mature individuals called ‘helpers’ assist the breeding pairs by bringing additional food to the nest. We work on the evolution of different cooperative behaviours – cooperative breeding, nest building and predator mobbing and on the relationship between cooperation, fitness, dispersal and long-term population dynamics.

    Currently our project has two main aims: (i) determining whether sexual or social selection play a role in the evolution of cooperation and thus the role of partner choice ; (ii) determining  how presence / absence of co-operators affects maternal effects and parental investments

    This project is suppported by the PercyFizpatric Institute of the University of Cape Town & the INEE - CNRS: Long-term Studies in Ecology and Evolution (SEE-Life)

    http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/fitz/research/programmes/longterm/sociableweaver

    Examples of publications (full list below)

    D'Amelio, P.; Ferreira, A.; Fortuna, R.; Paquet, M.; Silva, L. ; Theron, F.; Doutrelant, C.; Covas, R. 2022. Disentangling climatic and nest predator impact on reproductive output reveals adverse high temperature effects regardless of helper number in an arid-region cooperative bird Ecology Letter25(1), 151-162

    Covas, R., Lardy, S.; Silva, L.; Rey, B.; Ferreira, A. C.; Théron, F.; Tognetti, A.; Faivre, B. Doutrelant, C. 2022.The oxidative cost of helping and its minimisation in a cooperative breeder Behavioural Ecology33(3), 504-517

    Fortuna, R. Paquet, M., Ferreira, A.C; Silva, L Theron, F & Doutrelant, C & Covas, R 2021 Maternal allocation in relation to weather, predation and social factors in a colonial cooperative bird Journal of Animal ecology 90, 1122-1133.

    Ferreira, A., Silva, L., Renna, F., Brandl, H. B., Renoult, J., Farine, D., Covas, R. & Doutelant, C.  2020 Deep learning based methods for individual recognition in small birds. Method in Ecol Evol PDF

    Covas, R. & Doutrelant, C.* 2019. Testing the sexual and social benefits of cooperation in animals. Trends Ecol Evol In press. *Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript PDF

    tisserins Photos: Claire Doutrelant


      3- Evolution on islands

    TEAM:  Rita Covas (CIBIO, Portugal), FitzPatrick Institute, Univ Cape Town), Martim Melo(CIBIO),  Claire Loiseau ( Univ Montpellier), Ana Leitao (Post doc ); Raquel Ponti (Post doc)

                 Website: https://islandbirdproject.com/

    Islands are unique ecosystems sharing a distinctive set of characteristics that make them particularly interesting to study adaptation by organisms. The isolation and reduced area of islands result in simplified ecological ecosystems and an impoverished fauna that are expected to lead to convergent patterns of adaptation (the ‘insularity syndrome’). Our aim is to establish, using comparative work , whether island birds worldwide display such convergent shift for ornamentation, songs, behaviour and morphology. Then we aim at determining which factors lead to those changes and are particularly interested by the role of parasitism and interspecific competition. We worked on data collected in natural history museum and in the field (Sao Tome, Madeira, Gabon, Cameroun).

    Examples of publications (full list below)

    Ponti, R., Doutrelant, C., & Covas, R. (2023). Strength of the ‘island rule’in birds is positively associated with absence of avian predators.Biology Letters, 19(3), 20220536

    Barthe, M., Doutrelant, C., Covas, R., Melo, M., Illera, J. C., Tilak, M. K.,... & Nabholz, B. (2022). Evolution of immune genes in island birds: reduction in population sizes can explain island syndrome. Peer Community Journal, 2.

    Robert, A., Melo, M., Lengagne, T.,. Julien, S..& Doutrelant, C. 2021Patterns of bird song evolution on islands support the character release hypothesis in tropical but not in temperate latitudes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology34(10), 1580-1591

    Bliard, L., Robert, A. Paquet, M, Renoult, J., Grégoire, A., Crochet, P.A. Covas, R & Doutrelant, C. 2020 Examining the link between relaxed predation and bird colouration on islands.  Biol Lett PDF

    Robert, A., Lengagne, T., Melo, M., Julien, S.., Gardette, V. Covas, R. & Doutrelant, C.2019. The Theory of Island Biogeography and Soundscapes: species diversity and the organization of acoustic communities. J. Biogeography PDF

    Doutrelant, C.,Paquet,Renoult, J. M. Grégoire, A., Crochet, P.A. Covas, R. 2016 Worldwide patterns of bird colouration on islands. Ecology Letter  19: 537–545 PDF

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     Photos: Claire Doutrelant & Martim Melo
     

     4 - Weaver nest as an extended phenotype

    Team : Rita Covas (CIBIO, Portugal), FitzPatrick Institute, Univ Cape Town), Julien Renoult (CEFE), Erwan Harscouet(phD CEFE),  Dieter Oschadleus(Univ. Cape Town) , Staffan Andersson(Univ.  Gothenburg), Fanny Rybak(Univ. Paris Sud), Doris Gomez(CEFE), Paul Dufour (Univ. Grenoble), Pietro d'Amelio (Post doc)

    Our aim is to work on one of the most spectacular and diverse radiations of extended phenotypes, the intricate and complex nest architectures of weaverbirds (family Ploceidae, 117 species in 16 genera), varying from the exquisite lace-like Malimbusnests to the rough thatch of the communally built sociable weaver nests . Our central aim is to investigate the role of sexual selection on the evolution and diversification of i) nest architecture (the extended phenotype) and ii) nest building behaviour (a potential associated display) and, for both traits, to determine how they relate to the classic ornaments in this group – striking colours, songs, and flight displays.

       

    5-Long term monitoring of blue tit (worked initiated by Jacques Blondel in 1976)

    Researchers: Jacques Blondel, Samuel Caro,Anne Charmantier, Claire Doutrelant,,Christophe de Francheschi,  Pablo Giovannini, Arnaud Grégoire, Marcel Lambrechts, Annick Lucas, Samuel Perret,  Philippe Perret,Denis Réale(Canada),Céline Téplltsky

    This program  is supported but the INEE - CNRS: Long-term Studies in Ecology and  Evolution (SEE-Life)

    https://data.oreme.org/tit/home   & https://oreme.org/observation/ecopop/mesanges/

     

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     6 - Obô, an art science projet

    An art science project with Claire Loiseau, Martim Melo, Hélène Fromen & Maya Cylarem

    Project funded by Biopolis with the help of the CNRS, CEFE. A first sponsor: Ornithomedia

    AFFICHE MAYA v2

    Poster by Maya Cyclarem & Ayline Le Sourd

    7- Short CV

    • 2019 DR CNRS reasearcher & Team leader  with D. Gomez: E3co: Empirical Evolutionary Ecology, Communication and Cooperation
    • 2014-15: Invited researcher Cape Town University. Fitzpatrick Institute  (South Africa)
    • 2011 Autorisation à Expérimenter niv. 1
    • 2009 HDR
    • 2003 Invited researcher at Yale University (USA)
    • 2001-2004 CR CNRS researcher at Brunoy (CNRS, MNHN, UMR 5176)
    • 2000-2001 Post-doc : Univ. Cap Town (SA), Dir. Morné du Plessis
    • 1999-2000 Post-doc : Univ. Copenhagen (Danemark), Dir. Peter McGregor
    • 1995-1998 Ph D Univ Paris 6. Dir. Marcel Lambrechts

     

    8 - Publications

    update list: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?hl=fr&user=Fap-wf0AAAAJ

    Do not hesitate to ask for reprint !

    9 - Funding

    Investigatrice principale (PI)

    * 2020-2024        ANR Extended phenotype.The evolution of extended phenotypes and associated signals in animals: weaverbirds’ nests and sexual selection as a case study?  With R Covas (CIBIO, Univ Porto, F Rybak (Univ Paris Sud), Julien Renoult

    * 2018-2019        CEMEB Montpellier Explanatory Research Project Relaxed selection at immunity genes in insular populations ? A test using a population genomics approach With B Naboltz R Covas, M Melo, C. Loiseau

    * 2018- ..             OSU OREME Suivi de la phénologie de reproduction du Républicain Social.

    * 2015-2019       ANR défis de tous les savoir Can cooperation be under social or sexual selection?  With R Covas (CIBIO, Univ Porto, B Faivre (Univ Dijon), F Rybak (Univ Paris Sud)

    * 2016-2018                 PEPS CNRS INEE Paysage Rôle de la compétition interspécifique dans la structuration des paysages acoustiques .  With A Robert (Phd), M Melo (Univ Porto), T Lengagne (CNRS, Lyon).

    * 2012-2015         Bourse chercheur d'avenir Région Languedoc Roussillon Sélection sexuelle femelle chez les oiseaux : réalité, origine et conséquences populationnelles - With Arnaud Grégoire, Doris Gomez, Anne Charmantier

    *2009-2013         ANR JCJCSélection sexuelle, sociale et évolution des ornements femelles. WithArnaud Grégoire, Doris Gomez, Anne Charmantier, B. Doligez

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    * 2020-2025        ERC Consolidator COOPERATIVE PARTNER. Pi R Covas

    * 2016-2018         Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT)- Direct benefits of cooperation.PI Rita Covas

    *2013-2016         Programme Européen Marie Curie-IRSES Cooperation. Pi Rita Covas. coPI C. Doutrelant, B. Hatchwell,

    *2013-2015         FCT + National geographic:Parasite pressure, immunity and sexual ornaments in island and mainland birds.

    * 2010-2013         FCT Maternal effects and cooperation Pi Rita Covas,

    * 2010- ..             OSU OREME. Suivi de la phénologie de reproduction de la mésange bleue. co Pi A. Charmantier C. Doutrelant, A. Grégoire, M. Lambrechts, C. Téplitsky

    *2008 – …         Centre of Excellence FitzPatrick Institute (Af du Sud): Cooperative breeding in sociable weavers Co Pi Rita Covas C. Doutrelant

     

    10- SUPERVISIONS of POST DOC & STUDENTS
     
    • Post Doc

    2024-2026 Sophie Dupont. Telomere and survival under normal condition and after an extreme fire event. Biopolis Felllowship

    2024-2026 Jorge Garcia Campa. Mate choice and cooperation. Employed by ERC grant

    2024-2026 Gabriel Munar. Social network and fitness. Employed by ERC grant

    2020-2022: David López-Idiáquez  Multiple signalling in birds .  Basque Fellowship

    2018-2022: Pietro d'amelio.  Mate choice of a socially monogamous, dull colored, cooperatively breeding species, the Sociable Weaver: Assessing the role of social behavior, morphology, past reproductive success and black color patches  Co direction with R. Covas and Fanny Rybak. ANR (2018), Claude Leon Fellowship (2019-21), Marie Curie Fellowship (2021-2022)

    2017- 2018: Nora Carlson.  Effet de l'audience sur la coopération. Co direction avec R. Covas et F. Rybak

    2016- 2017: Marie Holveck.  Vision dans le noir et évolution de la coloration des oeufs. Co direction avec A Grégoire et D. Gomez

    2014-2017: Sophie Lardy. The physiological cost of cooperation. Co direction avec R. Covas

    2013-2015: Elisa Lotabo. The evolution of host-parasite interactions on islands and implications for sexual selection .Co direction avec R. Covas

    2011-2012. Doris Gomez. Conséquences de la sélection sexuelle femelle sur la dynamique des métapopulations. Financement ANR FEM SEX POP

    2009-2010. Marie Holveck. Sélection sexuelle et coloration des œufs. La mésange bleue comme cas d'étude. Financement Univ. Montpellier II, ASAB, ANR FEM SEX POP. Co encadrement avec A. Grégoire

     • PHD

    2023-2027. Marta Marmelo(Univ Porto & Montpellier) cooperative personalities. Co-supervision with R. Covas

    2023-2027. Babette Fourie (Univ Porto & Montpellier) Social network and benefits of coperation. Co-supervision with R. Covas & A Ferreira

    2022-2025. Lisa Sandmeyer(Univ Montpellier) Bird ornementation and social and environemental variation. Co-supervision with A. Grégoire é David Lopez-Idiaquez

    2020-2024. Nicolas Silva (Univ Montpellier) Sexual selection in a monogamous dull species. Co-supervision with R. Covas

    2020-2024. Erwan Harscouet (Univ Montpellier) Weaver nests as an extended phenotype. Co-supervision with R. Covas, J Renoult

    2017-2020. Rita Foruna. (Univ. Porto) Prenatal maternal effects and its consequences for offspring, parents and helpers fitness in a cooperatively breeding species. Co-supervision with R. Covas and Matthieu Paquet

    2017-2020. André Ferreria. (Univ. de Montpellier) Social, sexual selection and coopration. Co-supervision with R. Covas

    2015-2018. Alois Robert. (Univ Montpellier). Evolution des signaux colorés et acoustiques au sein des ommunautés d'oiseaux Co-supervision withD. Gomez

    2013-2016. Amélie Fargeveille. (Univ Montpellier). Choix de partenaire et évolution des signaux femelles Co-supervision withA. Grégoire

    2011-2014. Margaux Rat. (Univ. du Cap Af du Sud). Dominance, coopération et sélection sexuelle chez le Tisserin social. Co-supervision withR. Covas & Rene Van Dijk

    2010-2013. Matthieu Paquet. (Univ. Montpellier). Effets maternels et reproduction coopérative chez le Tisserin social. Co-supervision withR. Covas

    2007-2010 : Afiwa Midamegbe. (Univ. Montpellier). Les signaux femelles chez la Mésange bleue: des signaux sexuels secondaire ? Co-supervision withA. Grégoire


    9) PRESS

     Sociable weavers :

    • Jeanne Bourdier - Sciences et Avenir- 2020-Une intelligence artificielle capable de différencier les oiseaux au sein d’une même espèce PDF sciences et avenir

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/extreme-bird-nests-bring-comforts-and-catastrophe

    http://www.birdlife.org.za/events/bird-of-the-year

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUnadxTA8iE

    Passerault M. (2016) Le plus gros nid du monde abrite un oiseau colonial à reproduction coopérative, le Républicain social Philetairus socius. Le LIROU Revue du Groupe Ornithologique des Deux-Sèvres, n°34 : p48-52. PDF

    Pagnon, T. 2018 La cité des républicains Espèce Numero 30: 38-47 PDF

    Evolution on islands:

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/inkfish/2016/03/15/birds-give-up-colorful-feathers-for-carefree-island-lifestyle/#.WIDxezIzXKI

     

     

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  • Claudine MONTGELARD

    Maitre de Conférences (EPHE)

    CEFE/CNRS
    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier 5

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     THEMES DE RECHERCHE

    Mes thèmes de recherche concernent la phylogénie, la phylogéographie et l'évolution moléculaire à partir de l'analyse des séquences de gènes mitochondriaux et nucléaires. L’objectif est de répondre, à l’aide de l’outil moléculaire, à des questions de biodiversité et systématique évolutive à l’échelle des vertébrés (mammifères, amphibiens et reptiles). Je m’intéresse aussi à l’échelle temporelle (datations moléculaires) des différents niveaux de diversifications ce qui permet de confronter les inférences moléculaires avec les données morphologiques, paléontologiques et biogéographiques.

  • Cyrielle BALLESTER

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    Ingénieure d’études – Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE)

     

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    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrielle-ballester/

    ResearchGate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cyrielle-Ballester

     

    J’ai rejoint l’équipe HAIR en intégrant le projet MAPE (réduction de la Mortalité Aviaire sur les Parcs Eoliens) en mars 2022. Je travaille sur l’évaluation des SDA (Systèmes de Détection Automatisé) qui sont mis en place sur les parcs éoliens terrestre dans le but de réduire la mortalité aviaire par collision. J’ai notamment coordonné une phase de test de protocoles d’évaluation des performances de ces SDA (volet WP4P2 : https://mape.cnrs.fr/le-projet/contenu-du-projet/).

  • Etienne HENRY

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    PhD candidate - Migratory landbirds conservation

    I am a PhD candidate using tracking data to inform conservation of African-Eurasion migratory landbirds, storks and  raptors.
    The persistent decline observed in migratory bird populations over recent decades highlights the urgent need to improve our scientific understanding of the drivers behind this trend. This comprehension is crucial to support international policies impacting the conservation of these birds across national, European, and inter-continental levels.
    The project results from collaboration between the CEFE, the CIBIO and BirdLife International.

    Project: Mobilising tracking data on African-Eurasian migratory birds to support conservation at the flyway scale.
    Supervisors: Ana Rodrigues (CEFE - CNRS, Montpellier) & Inês Catry (CIBIO - University of Porto).
    Project in collaboration with BirdLife International.

    Contact:
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    CEFE UMR5175 - Campus du CNRS - 1919, route de Mende - 34293 Montpellier 5 - France
    ORCID: 0009-0004-1802-0197
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  • Hugo Gruson

    PhD in evolutionary biology on "Origin and functions of iridescent colours in hummingbirds"

  • Jean-Louis MARTIN

     

    Directeur de Recherche Emerite au CNRS / Emeritus Senior Scientist at CNRS

     

    J’étudie les réponses des communautés animales et végétales aux changements d’origine humaine (espèces introduites, usage des sols), en milieu tempéré et méditerranéen.

     

    I study plant and animal community response to human induced change (introduced  species, land use) in temperate and méditerranean systems.

     

    Courriel: jean-louis.martin [at] cefe.cnrs.fr

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  • Jean-Yves BARNAGAUD

    CEFE- RDC, Aile B, bureau 3

    33(0)467633265

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    RESEARCH

    My research is framed around a comparative exploration of the role of multiple environmental drivers in shaping species distributions and diversity at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Most of my research is structured on the combined use of ecoinformatics methods (statistical analysis of large data sets) and naturalist expertise to understand empirical patterns of community composition in space and time. My main active axes of research include :  

    - functional biogeography of seabirds in the Southern ocean. I try to explain and predict the composition of seabird assemblages with spatial models calibrated with environmental factors, trophic interactions and species traits. The project relies on a large-scale bird counts protocol from ships and statistical model of multiple data types. See the C-BIRDS project and thesis(offer valid until 07/2024).

    -  understanding spatial patterns of vertebrates distributions and assemblage compositions. Relying on various opportunistic or protocoled data sources at multiple spatial scales, I investigate the determinants of spatial patterns in vertebrate distributions and assemblage composition through spatial models based on proxies of historical and contemporary processes. See for instance he MALPOLONdatabase.

    - Ecoacoustics and community ecology. Several active projects focus on the relationship between bird community composition and the characteristics of soundscapes at multiple spatial and temporal scales, in order to explore the acoustic environment in which species interact and its changes with current land-use and climatic dynamics. See the ACOUCENEproject (2022 - 2025, FRB/CESAB)

    COLLABORATIVE WORK 

    Most of my interactions with biodiversity stakeholders are focused on data analysis to answer questions relative to the monitoring of human impacts on biodiversity at a regional or landscape scale.

    - Ecological data analysis. I am involved in initiatives to foster interactions between scientific and non scientific stakeholders with respect to data-based ecological monitoring and expertise. See the website of the CISSTATnetwork. 

    - Analysis of land use influences on common bird assemblages in southern France. I investigate the impact of land use and habitats on the temporal dynamics of local bird assemblages with opportunistic and protocoled data (collaborations with the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux - PACA). 

    - Faunistic road casualties. I work with the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux and the CEREMA to explain and predict spatial patterns in road casualites. We exploit jointly multiple sources of protocoled, non-protocoled and citizen science data to identify mortality hotspots and explanatory factors, with the final aim to inform public policies on the mitigation of traffic impact on vertebrates. See the final report of the COCPITT project (2020-2023).

     - Interacting imprints of climate change and land use on biodiversity. Using multiple taxa and scales, I investigate how species' responses to historical and present land use change interact with their responses to climate change. See the LANDBIO project (2022 - 2023, OFB - french ministry of ecology)

     

    TEACHING

    Most of my teaching activity is embedded within the program of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.

    - Data analysis for ecologist : a three-weeks course dedicated to biodiversity stakeholders, framed on the practical use of statistical methods and the R software in ecological monitoring. 

    - Environmental law and policy : I drive a one-week course to introduce environmental public policies to scientific ecologists, involving speakers from various authorities and decision levels and practical training to improve students' written and verbal interactions with non-scientific stakeholders.

    - Methods for ecological monitoring : a two-weeks course with Aurélien Besnard, mainly dedicated to master students and biodiversity stakeholders, to improve their skills and critical thinking in advanced numerical methods for ecology, including species distribution modeling, population dynamics, sampling design and analysis of diversity indices.

    - Environmental changes and ecological science :I contribute to several courses on global changes and environmental monitoring. My teaching is focused on the interactions between science and society through several lenses including epistemology and governance / spatial planning.

      


  • Jules CHIFFARD

    Phd student - DoctorantChiffard Carricaburu 2014

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    Research : Climatic and biotic drivers of species distributions in alpine landscapes -- Distribution des oiseaux dans les socio-écosystèmes montagnards

    Project : A long-term bird survey for mountain landscape birds -- Un suivi participatif national à long terme des oiseaux de montagne (!)

     

  • Killian GREGORY

    PhD student – University of Montpellier

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    I’m a PhD student interested in animal behaviour and cognition, and how they translate into the spatial and demographic dynamics of populations. During my PhD, I focus on the interplay between individual movements and the dynamics of population networks through two case studies: 1) migratory connectivity and its relationship with the demography of migratory populations; 2) informed dispersal and its implications for the structuring and the stability of larid colonies. Linking individual and population-level processes leads me to draw on methods from both behavioural ecology and population biology.

     

    Supervisors: Pierre-André CROCHET (DR, CNRS), Aurélien BESNARD (DE, EPHE).

     

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    CEFE, 2ème étage aile C, bureau 202A

  • Lise ROY

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    Maître de Conférences, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III

     

    Intéressée par les dynamiques de populations d’arthropodes en agroécosystèmes, j’étudie (1) les effets de l’interférence entre activités agricoles et deux grandes forces évolutives sur les arthropodes - la migration et la sélection naturelle –, (2) les interactions biotiques impliquant des arthropodes bioagresseurs et auxiliaires potentiels. Je dirige ces travaux suivant une approche transdisciplinaire à l'interface entre recherche fondamentale et recherche opérationnelle.

     

    I am interested in the dynamics of arthropod populations in agroecosystems and am studying (1) the effects of interference between farming activities and two major evolutionary forces on arthropods - migration and natural selection - and (2) biotic interactions involving arthropod pests and potential beneficials. I lead this work following a transdisciplinary approach at the interface between fundamental and operational research.

     

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  • Lise VIOLLAT

    PhD candidate – EPHE, IMBE, CEN PACA

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    Long-lived predatory birds ecology, demography and movement.

    I am interested in the population dynamics of long-lived (seabirds and raptors). I study how demography and behavioural mechanisms such as movement are influenced by inter- and intraspecific relationships and the environment (climate, weather, habitat). The aim of my PhD thesis is to investigate the relationship between individual movement and demographic variability in the French population of the Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata).

     

    Supervisors: Aurélien Besnard (DE, EPHE) & Alexandre Millon (MCF, HDR, IMBE).
    Co-supervised by Cécile Ponchon (CEN PACA).

     

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    CEFE, bureau 202 (2e etage)

  • Marcel Lambrechts

    Directeur de recherche au CNRS

    CEFE/CNRS
    Campus du CNRS
    1919, route de Mende
    34293 Montpellier cedex 5

    Tél : +33/0 4 67 61 33 10
    Fax : +33/0 4 67 61 33 36
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    Mots clés

    Discipline : Ecologie évolutive, Ecologie comportementale, Ecophysiologie
    Thématiques : Biologie des populations, Traits d’histoire de vie, Changements environnementaux, Hétérogénéité de l’habitat
    Organismes biologiques : Aves, Parus (Mésanges)
    Milieux : Région méditerranéenne, Milieux forestiers
    Techniques :  Suivi d’individus marqués dans le cadre d’un programme à long terme
    Autres mots clés : Interactions entre espèces, Ressources, Climat