• Institute of ecology
    and environmental sciences of Paris

  • A Robot to Track and Film Flying Insects



    Scientists from the CNRS, Université de Lorraine, and Inrae have developed the first cable-driven robot that can follow and interact with free-flying insects.


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  • Micro-geographic shift between negligible and actuarial senescence in a wild snake


    Researchers used 37 years of mark-recapture data in two nearby habitats inside a meadow viper Vipera ursinii population to quantify life expectancies, generation times and the shape of actuarial and reproductive senescence.

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  • 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.


A stressful life in the city affects birds’ genes

Great tits living in cities are genetically different from great tits in the countryside. This is what researchers have found in a unique study, where they examined populations of great tits in nine large European cities. The researchers compared the city bird genes with the genes of their relatives in the countryside. It did not matter if the great tits lived in Milan, Malmö or Madrid: in order to handle an environment created by humans, the birds evolved in a similar way.

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Dynamic interactions at the mineral–organic matter interface

Minerals are widely assumed to protect organic matter (OM) from degradation in the environment, promoting the persistence of carbon in soil and sediments. In this Review, we describe the mechanisms and processes operating at the mineral–organic interface as they relate to OM transformation dynamics.

Corentin Dourmap

Participation of Corentin DOURMAP to MT180 contest

Corentin DOURMAP is PhD student at iEES Paris. Last March 19th he participated in the final contest of Alliance Sorbonne Université of the Ma Thèse en 180 secondes contest. He has been able to describe simply his PhD project which consist in studying the seed development. He used a metaphor to be understood by general public: the building of a shelving unit. Watch the video of his performance.



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About Publications

Our work is published in recognized and quality journals. A large part of our work is done in collaboration with other laboratories, in particular foreigners for 60% of our publications. We must underline the high number of review articles, which greatly contribute to the construction of general and theoretical knowledge, and which are often published in prestigious journals such as Trends in Ecology and Evolution , < i> Annual Reviews , Global Change Biology . or Advances in Ecological Research .

Pheromone receptor of the globally invasive quarantine pest of the palm tree, the red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus)

Binu Antony Jibin Johny Nicolas Montagné Emmanuelle Jacquin‐Joly Rémi Capoduro Khasim Cali Krishna Persaud Mohammed Ali Al‐Saleh Arnab Pain Molecular ecology, 2021

Fertilized graminoids intensify negative drought effects on grassland productivity

Kevin Van Sundert Mohammed A. S. Arfin Khan Siddharth Bharath Yvonne M. Buckley Maria C. Caldeira Ian Donohue Maren Dubbert Anne Ebeling Nico Eisenhauer Anu Eskelinen Alain Finn Tobias Gebauer Sylvia Haider Amandine Hansart Anke Jentsch Angelika Kübert Ivan Nijs Charles A. Nock Carla Nogueira Anita J. Porath‐Krause Dajana Radujković Xavier Raynaud Anita C. Risch Christiane Roscher Michael Scherer‐Lorenzen Max A. Schuchardt Martin Schütz Julia Siebert Judith Sitters Marie Spohn Risto Virtanen Christiane Werner Peter Wilfahrt Sara Vicca Global Change Biology, 2021

The 4P1000 initiative: global challenges and opportunities for the soil

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Cornelia Rumpel et Abad Chabbi Geoderma, 2021