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Papillon de la noctuelle coton Spodoptera littoralis_Michel RENOU_original_0

Pheromone-mediated command from the female to male clock induces and synchronizes circadian rhythms of the moth Spodoptera littoralis

To extract any adaptive benefit, the circadian clock needs to be synchronized to the 24-h day-night cycles. We have investigated if it is a general property of the brain’s circadian clock to recognize social interactions as external time givers. Sociosexual interactions with the opposite sex are universal, prevalent even in the lives of solitary animals. […]

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Emma Jacquin Joly

Agricultural Ministers’ Conference of the Date Producing and Processing Countries

Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly was invited to give a talk at the agricultural ministers’ conference of date producing and processing countries around the world, organized in Adu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on February 26 and 27, 2024. Her presentation focused on the possibility of combating the red palm weevil through a better knowledge of its odorant receptors, and in particular its pheromone aggregation odorant receptor.

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ADALEP 2023

Meeting of the ADALEP network 2023

On October 24 and 25, the Ecosens department hosted the ADALEP (Adaptation of Lepidoptera) national network days on the INRAE Versailles-Saclay campus. Around two plenary conferences given by invited researchers from New Zealand (Invasomics Lab; Institute for Plant and Food Research). These days brought together more than twenty presentations on invasions, expansion fronts, adaptation and […]

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agroforesterie

Cirad – Crop diversification enhances yields, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The article, published in Global Change Biology on 18 July 2021, assembles for the first time a substantial body of empirical evidence on the positive impacts of cultivated biodiversity on agroecosystems.
Crop diversification was found to enhance crop production by 14% and associated biodiversity by almost 25%. Water quality was improved by 50%, pest and disease control by over 63% and soil quality by 11%.

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abidjan

Can participatory approaches strengthen the monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms in developing countries? Results from a pilot study conducted in the Lagoon Aghien (Ivory Coast)

Based on the use of a smartphone application, the citizens of the three villages were invited to report water color changes, as these changes could reflect cyanobacteria proliferations.

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