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Molecular Ecophysiology of Stressed plant “EcophyS” Team

Team publications Team members Google traduction de la version française The Molecular Ecophysiology of the plant under stress (EcoPhyS) team is studying the responses of plants to environmental constraints by developing an integrative approach to the study of the response to environmental constraints, of plants whole (gas exchange, biomass production, yield) down to the cellular […]

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Chemoreception and Adaptation “CreA” Team

Team publications Team members The team investigates the mechanisms of olfactory and gustatory reception in the peripheral sensory systems and their plasticity in a changing biotic and abiotic environment.We take into account the evolutionary, adaptive and ecophysiological / ecotoxicological contexts. Our questions are : What are the chemical landscapes the insects leave in ? What are […]

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Integrative Ecology : from Mechanisms to Ecosystem services “EMS” Team

Team publications Team members Pas de traduction pour cette page. Nous cherchons à comprendre et analyser expérimentalement ou par des observations, puis à représenter par des modèles couplés, les grands cycles de la matière (nutriments minéraux, carbone) en prenant en compte à la fois des processus classiquement étudiés en écologie des écosystèmes (ex : nitrification ou […]

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Microbial Communities in Continental ecosystems “CoMIC” Team

Team publications Team members We study the microbial communities of terrestrial and aquatic continental ecosystems in an interdisciplinary framework that blends microbiology and molecular biology, ecology, health and social sciences. Specifically, our research looks at (i) the diversity, functioning and roles of microbial communities within continental ecosystems, and (ii) the vulnerability of these communities to […]

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Biogeography and Diversity of Interactions in Soil “BioDIS” Team

Team publications Team members The objectives of BIOgeography and Diversity of Interactions in Soil (BioDis) team is to analyse these interactions in their environmental context in order to better understand the functioning and evolution of soils. The strategy that we have adopted is to study biotic interactions, whilst accounting for the abiotic constraints that regulate or […]

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City and forest ants are surprisingly similar genetically

City life could lead to differential evolution between urban and forest populations. Aurelie Khimoun and her collaborators showed, in their article published in Biology Letters, that urban populations of the tiny acorn ant are surprisingly not genetically differentiated from forest populations, suggesting expansion and lack of isolation. However, some genes display traces of selection that point towards an adaptation to the urban environment.

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