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News of the EPE team

  October 2017

Presentations

  • Schradin, C. 24. October 2017. Physiological and Social Flexibility as an Adaptation to a Changing World ! Invited talk, BEE Seminar, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

  September 2017

Publications

Media coverage

  • Sept chercheurs à l’honneur dans la presse cet été : Unistra news

Visitors

  • On the 21st of September Dr. Pauline Vuarin from the Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté visited the EPE and gave a talk about “Implication of post-copulatory sexual selection for reproductive success in a promiscuous bird”. She is joining the striped mouse project as postdoc in November 2017.

Congratulations

  • Congratulations to Valéria Romano who defended her doctoral thesis on the 22nd of September. Thesis entitled : "Social networks as a trade-off between optimal information transmission and reduced disease transmission". Supervision : Cédric Sueur. Co-supervision : Andrew MacIntosh.
  • Congratulations to Amandine Ramos who defended her doctoral thesis on the 29th of September : “Réseau social, utilisation de l’espace et processus de prise de décision collective lors des déplacements de groupe chez le bison d’Europe (Bison bonasus) : implications pour la gestion en milieu sauvage". Supervisior : Cédric Sueur.
  • Congratulations to Martin Quque who get a PhD funding from the University of Strasbourg and the French Ministry of Research, being ranked 3rd out of 57 applicants. He will do his PhD with F Criscuolo, C Sueur and in collaboration with the University of Bruxelles on sociality and ageing in ants.

  August 2017

Publications

Presentations

  • Kalcher-Sommersguter, E., Levé, M., Hirata, S., Sueur, C., Matsuzawa, T., Preuschoft, S., 2017. Early Maternal Loss Affects Social Grooming Similarly in Wild-Caught and Captive-Born Male Chimpanzees. European Federation of Primatology Congress 2017, Strasbourg. Published in Folia Primatologica 88, 98.
  • Letang, B., Rietkerk, F., Szànthò, J., Mulot, B., Britton, L., ter Meulen, T., Guéry, J.-P., Sueur, C., 2017. How Does Castration Change Integration of Immature Males in Their Familial Group Network in Captive Western Lowland Gorillas ? European Federation of Primatology Congress 2017, Strasbourg. Published in Folia Primatologica 88, 177.
  • Puga-Gonzales, I., Ostner, J., Schülke, O., Sosa, S., Thierry, B., Sueur, C., 2017. Proximate Mechanisms Underlying Primates’ Complex Social Networks : A Modelling and Comparative Approach. European Federation of Primatology Congress 2017, Strasbourg. Published in Folia Primatologica 88, 126–127.
  • Sosa, S., Beisner, B., Balasubramanian, K., Sueur, C., Zhang, P., McCowan, B., 2017. A Mathematical Model to Predict Hierarchical Rank in Macaca mulatta and M. sylvanus. European Federation of Primatology Congress 2017, Strasbourg. Published in Folia Primatologica 88, 99.

Congratulations

  • Congratulations to Q Schull for getting an 18-mo Ifremer post-doctoral fellowship for working on the links between ornamentation and individual quality in sea breams (Sparus aurata) and orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis) : project SIGNAL. This also marks the start of a new collaboration between the IPHC (VA Viblanc), the IFREMER MARBEC (J Bourjea, Q Schull, C Saraux, E Gasset), the CNRS MARBEC (D McKenzie) and the IFREMER UMR 241 at Tahiti (D Saulnier, B Beliaeff).

Other

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The team of the Succulent Karoo Research Station in August 2017, with C. Schradin as its director.

  July 2017

Publications

Presentations

  • Naud A., Kestens Y., Sueur C. (2017) Combining activity space and social networks in research on healthy aging : Describing the socio-spatial environment of older adults residing in Québec, Canada. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium. 4th of July. Angers, France. Oral communication
  • Sueur C. 2017. Evolution of animal social networks. Invited speaker. 2nd Forum of Primatology and Evolutionary Athropology. Sun-Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, July 10
  • Sueur C. 2017. Evolution of animal social networks. Invited speaker. 4th Summer School in Ecology and Evolution. Sun-Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, July 18
  • Sueur C. 2017. Evolution of animal social networks. Invited speaker. Primate Insights into Congress Human Behavior and Society, Hefei, Anhui Province, China, July 22

Media coverage

  • Si proches de nous. Les dernières nouvelles d’Alsace, 30 juillet
  • Si proches de nous. L’Alsace, 30 juillet.

Visitors

  • Rudy Boonstra from the University of Toronto Scarborough, visited for one week. He participated in a 1 day workshop about social stress organized by Vincent Viblanc and presented at the BEEPSS a talk with the title : “Evolution of the Stress axis in North American Ground Squirrels”.
  • Tasmin Rymer from College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, visited for one day and presented at the BEEPSS a talk with the title : “From tails to snails : my tropical perspective on animal behaviour and ecology”.

Congratulations

  • Valéria Romano was selected in 1st place to the post of Research Assistant opened by the Department of Anthropology from the University of Oxford.
  • Valéria Romano was also awarded with a JSPS standard post-doctoral fellowship to work for two years at Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Sueur C. : Primates Social Impact Award 2017. "Your paper had the highest social impact among those published in Primates between the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2017, based on data sources such as Altmetric scores and full-text downloads. We established this award in 2016 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Japan Monkey Centre. An announcement for this award will be printed in the 2017 October issue of Primates."
  • Martin Quque submitted his master thesis : Explorer les liens entre socialité et vieillissement : une étude protéomique et sociale du partage des tâches chez la fourmi noire des jardins (Lasius niger). SUpervised by François Criscuolo and Cédric Sueur
  • Doreen Chaussadas submitted her master thesis : Impact of elevated temperatures on the avian communities of the Kalahari. Supervised by Margaux Rat and Cédric Sueur
  • Congratulations also to Martin Quque who will start his PhD thesis at the EPE this September, working on : “Being immortal : individual and social benefits.” Supervised by François Criscuolo and Cédric Sueur

  June 2017

Publications

Presentations

Other

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    F Criscuolo and M Enstipp have been working for two days in the Alpine swift colonies in Bienne and Solothurn (Switzerland) in early June. This work was conducted within the long-term collaboration that we have with Dr P Bize who manage the longitudinal following since 2001 of those populations. One of the aim is to better understand how telomere dynamics explain individual variation in fitness in those long-lived birds.

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    S Zahn went for a field work end of May beginning of June to the Lautaret in the context of a collaboration with Dr Benjamin Rey and Dr Aurélie Cohas (LBBE Université de Lyon I) to work on telomeres in marmots.

  May 2017

Publications

Presentations

  • Sueur, C. The evolution of animal social networks. EGCE, CNRS Gif-Sur-Yvette, May 24 2017

Visitors

Other

  • From the 22nd to 29th of May, Sandrine Zahn went in the Lautaret to help with the field work, to establish a new protocol to improve DNA extraction and telomere measurements.