• 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.


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How to live in the city when you are an ant? (Live City of Paris)

As part of a partnership with the City of Paris, several members of the laboratory (Basile Finand, Céline Bocquet, Pierre Federici, Thibaud Monnin et Nicolas Loeuille (“EERI” Team of “DCFE” Department and “ESEAE” Team of “EcoEvo” Department) sample the soil fauna and in particular the ants in the Parisian green spaces. To popularize and explain this […]


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.



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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 .

Publication d’un numéro spécial “Smart fertilizers and innovative organic amendments for sustainable agricultural systems”

édité par Maria de la Luz Mora, Cornelia Rumpel et Marcela Calabi-Floody Agronomy, 2021

Single and mixed exposure to cadmium and mercury in Drosophila melanogaster: molecular responses and impact on post-embryonic development

Laëtitia Frat, Thomas Chertemps, Elise Pesce, Françoise Bozzolan, Matthieu Dacher, Rosario Planelló, Oscar Herrero, Lola Llorente, Didier Moers, David Siaussat Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2021

Dynamic interactions at the mineral–organic matter interface

Kleber M, Bourg IC, Coward EK, Hansel CM, Myneni SCB, Nunan N Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2021