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Vespa velutina frelon

Not just honeybees: predatory habits of Vespa velutina (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in France

Our results suggest that V. velutina is a generalist opportunistic predator targeting mostly locally abundant prey. While the species may have an impact on honeybees, its generalist, opportunistic behaviour on abundant insects suggests a minor impact on wild species.

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projet fedkito

FEDKITO for a better shelf-life of perishable food

FEDKITO is a project funded by the PRIMA Foundation in which members of the CreA team are involved. It will prolong the shelf-life of perishable Mediterranean food products by providing innovative smart active packaging based on chitosan aromatized with essential oils together with advanced biosensors. 🔗 Project web site Concept Somewhere between 15 and 50% […]

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Team Phenotypic variability and adaptation “VPA”

Team members Publications Our research aims to understand the ecological and evolutionary causes of phenotypic variability. We investigate the consequences of this variability for demographic processes which depend on environmental conditions. We use different research models to address major topics (the common lizard, annual killifish, springtails), in the lab, in mesocosms and in the field. […]

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Syrphe porte-plume (Sphaerophoria scripta), un visiteur assidu de la moutarde blanche (Sinapis alba) du printemps à l’automne. (©Benoît Geslin)

No off-season for insect pollinators in the city!

In the city, the seasonal patterns of activity of insect pollinators could be disturbed by the urban microclimate as well as by the presence of ornamental flora. To study this phenomenon, Vincent Zaninotto and his collaborators monitored the activity of insect pollinators in Paris and in the natural environment, from late winter to autumn. In […]

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