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News of the EPE team

  April 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Non-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, published abstracts and reports

Preprints (unpublished manuscript available on review servers)

Presentations

  • Sueur, C. 2019. Combiner l’espace d’activité et l’analyse de réseau dans la recherche en gérontologie sociale. Réunion CNRS de restitution S2C3, Sciences Sociales et Cognitives des Comportements Collectifs, 17 avril, Paris
  • Sueur, C. 2019. Comportements culturels chez les macaques japonais, Insituti Jane Goodall France, ENVA Maison Alfort, 16 avril

New grants

  • Vincent A Viblanc and F Stephen Dobson received a 5000 euro grant from the University of Strasbourg Institiute of Advanced sciences (USIAS) to shoot a documentary on the social lives of ground squirrels : into the web.

Visitors

  • Prof Mats Olsson from Gothemburg University visited the IPHC-DEPE, being invited by the EPE team to give a BEEPs talk the 25th of April. Mats’s research focuses on behavioural, evolutionary biology and molecular mechanisms in ectotherms, particularly European and Australian lizards, for a comprehensive study of traits’ evolution. https://sydney.edu.au/science/biology/rebel/index.shtml

Congratulation

  • Congratulations to Sebastian Sosa who just became a new dad !

  Feb. / Mar. 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Non-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, published abstracts and reports

Non-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, published abstracts and reports

  • Schradin, C. 2019. Alternative Reproductive Tactics. In : Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (Ed. by V. J. & S. T.). Cham : Springer.
  • Schradin, C. 2019. Confusion Effect. In : Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior (Ed. by V. J. & S. T.). Cham : Springer.

Presentations

  • Martin Quque, Margaux Benhaim-Delarbre, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Cédric Sueur, François Criscuolo, Fabrice Bertile. A proteomic insight into life-history trade-offs in social insects,. Young Natural History scientists’ meeting, Paris (11th March 2019). Oral presentation.
  • Martin Quque, Margaux Benhaim-Delarbre, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Cédric Sueur, François Criscuolo, Fabrice Bertile Task specialization in the black garden ant (Lasius niger) leads to three distinct proteomes. Central Europe IUSSI meeting 2019, Vienna (18th March 2019). Oral presentation.
  • Sueur C. Anthropomorphism : Between Merits And Demerits. Invited specaker, public conference. 6TH YOUNG NATURAL HISTORY SCIENTISTS’ MEETING

The IPHC-DEPE hosted a conference 13-14 March 2019, co-organized by J Bourjea, C Habold and VA Viblanc entitled "Mélanger pour mieux innover". The aim of this 2 day conference was to foster cross-talks of expertise and ideas between the IPHC lab and the MARBEC lab. EPE members all participated in the event by giving talks.

  • C Sueur. Integrating multiple ecological factors influencing differentiation of social relationships into one conceptual framework
  • C Schradin. Social and physiological flexibility to adapt to a changing world
  • VA Viblanc. Social density, social aggression and stress : linking the social environment to physiological systems
  • FS Dobson. Fitness estimation for ecological studies
  • F Criscuolo, S Zahn. Measuring telomere length, how and for what ? A short presentation of the Molecular Biology Plateform
  • F Criscuolo. What is individual quality and can it be measured ?
  • S Sosa. Social networks as a tool for understanding social effects on individual physiology

Media coverage

New grants

  • Sueur C. Projet pour Observatoire national interministériel de la sécurité routière (ONISR), Ministère de la sécurité Intérieure.

Visitors

  • Kathreen Rucksthul (professor at the University of Calgary) visited the EPE for a week to work with S Sosa and VA Viblanc on the social behavior of bighorn sheep. During her visit, prof Ruckstuhl gave a seminar on : "Costs and benefits of sociality : from individual decisions to grouping patterns"
  • Marie Charpentier (director of research, ISEM) visited the EPE for a day to work with C Sueur and S Sosa on social networks in mandrils.
  • The EpE team hosted Anaïs Degut, doing her PhD with Michael Beaulieu at Greiswald University. She stayed for one month, working with M Quque and F Criscuolo, running oxidative stress measurements on butterfly.
  • The Biomolecular lab is hosting Ana Romero Haro for 3 months to measure telomere dynamics in zebra finches and study its variation due to social stress. It is a collaborative project with VA Viblanc, J Bleu, S Zahn (IPHC) and Neetlje Boogert from University of St-Andrews. The program is supported by a grant from the Royal Society International Exchange program.
  • Tamao Maeda, PhD student at Kyoto University. Coming for three weeks analysing social networks of feral horses.

Congratulation

  • Vincent Viblanc defended his Habilitation to Direct Research at the end of February (28/02)
  • F Stephen Dobson received his Gutenberg Chair and prize at the Ceremony held at the University of Strasbourg on March 15, 2019, where he was introduced by IPHC director Rémi Barillon and EPE colleague VA Viblanc (photos)

  January 2019

Presentations

  • Sandrine Zahn presented the activity of the Support Technic Molecular Biology at an pre-ANR meeting on ground squirrels and marmots the 28-29 of January, a future collaboration between Vincent Viblanc (IPHC), Aurélie Cohas and Benjamin Rey from Lyon 1 University (https://lbbe.univ-lyon1.fr/-Cohas-Aurelie-.html) on social stress and fitness. It particularly concerns the development of telomere and telomerase measurements in these two species.
  • François Criscuolo and Carsten Schradin participated to the Declics (Dialogues Entre Chercheurs et Lycéens pour les Intéresser à la Construction des Savoirs), talking to high school students about research. (http://www.cerclefser.org/fr/declics/)

  December 2018

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Presentations

  • VA Viblanc gave a talk about social effects on individual phenotypes at the Wilhelminenberg Seminars of the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology and Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology (University of Vienna)

New grants

  • F Stephen Dobson was appointed a Gutenberg chair.
  • The web page for the LIA Drought is online, a project studying adaptation of striped mice to droughts (C. Schradin).

Visitors

  • Maxime Louzon, a PhD student from the Chrono-Environment lab of the University of Franche-Comté stayed at the IPHC and worked for two weeks (26 November-7 December) in the molecular lab with Sandrine Zahn to set-up telomere measurements on Helix aspersa to assess the effect of age and pollutants on ageing in gastropods, a collaboration established with Sylvie Massemin (IPHC-DEPE, Adage team).

Congratulation

  • Congratulations to F Stephen Dobson for joining the team as USIAS professor and to Sebastian Sosa for joining the team as post-doctoral fellows !

  November 2018

Publications

Presentations

Media coverage

  • Les fourmis savent éviter les épidémies. Le Temps, 22 nov 2018

Visitors

  • Peter Kappeler from the German Primate Centre in Göttingen gave a talk at the BEEPSS about “Adult sex ratios and lemur sex roles”
  • Damien Farine Metcalfe from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfszell, Germany, gave a talk at the BEEPSS about “Simple rules and complex consequences in animal societies”
  • Guilaume Dezecacge from the Institute Jean Nicod , gave a talk at the BEEPSS about “Alarm calling and response to danger in humans and chimpanzees”

  October 2018

Publications

Presentations

  • Schradin, C. 18. October 2018. Intraspecific variation in social organization. Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology Symposium Strasbourg BEEPSS, invited plenary talk.
  • Letang, B. Impact de la castration et du contexte d’hébergement sur la force des liens sociaux au sein des groupes captifs des gorilles des plaines de l’ouest : implications pour la gestion de la population, 31 ème conférence SFDP (Société Francophone De Primatologie), 19-19 octobre 2018, Paris.
  • Sueur, C., Pelé, M., Quque, M., Massemin, S. 2018. Intervention à la fête de la Science de Strasbourg : Fourmi-dable.
  • Wenger, M., Gascard, M. Sueur, C.Parties de chasse, 2018 October 13, Stimultania, Strasbourg

Media coverage

New grants

  • Royal Society International Exchange Grant (£6000) with Neeltje Boogert (University of Exeter) as PI and Vincent A Viblanc as Co-PI. Reproduction and ageing in times of social turmoil in the zebra finch.
  • C. Schradin received a grant of CHF 30 000 from the Promotor Stiftung (Lichtenstein) via the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich. The grant is to support the research at the Succulent Karoo Research Station for the next 3 years (Project : “Ermöglicht soziale Flexibilität eine Anpassung an Klimaschwankungen ?”, i.e. whether social flexility allows individuals to adapt to variation in climatic conditions).

Visitors

Neil Metcalfe from the University of Glasgow gave a talk at the BEEPSS about “The causes and consequences of individual variation in metabolic rate

  September 2018

Publications

Presentations

  • Sueur, C. 2018. Les données de l’écologie, de la biologie, de l’anthropologie et des neurosciences et leur impact sur la compréhension du monde animal. Droit et animaux, Rencontres de la Société de législation comparée : dialogue franco-italien. 21 septembre, Paris.
  • Schradin, C. 21. September 2018. Intraspecific variation in social organization. International Student Course in Behavioral Biology, University Paris 13, invited plenary talk.

Media coverage

New grants

  • LIA DROUGHT : The INEE / CNRS approved a LIA (Laboratoire international associé) between the IPHC-DEPE, the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Museum in Bloemfontein, and the Succulent Karoo Research Station to study the effects of droughts on population dynamics and sociality in Rhabdomys. From the EPE, C. Schradin and G. Lemonier participate in this LIA. The LIA will start in 2019 and is for 3 years.

Visitors and visits

  • Prof. Loren Hayes from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga visited the DEPE for one week to work together with C. Schradin and to present at the BEEPSS.
  • Fernanda de la Fuente. PhD student at the Ethnobiology and Conservation Program of Rural Federal University of Pernambuco (UFRPE),in Brazil studying social foraging in Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset) is visiting the EPE for two months.
  • We would like to thank our collaborator, Dr. Benjamin Rey from the University of Lyon I (https://lbbe.univ-lyon1.fr/-Rey-Benjamin-.html) for hosting Sandrine Zahn in his laboratory (10 – 21st September) to work on the measure of telomerase activity by Droplet Digital qPCR in marmots.
  • Jeffrey Roth, PhD student from Auburn University, USA, visit the EPE for 8 months. He is working together with Vincent Viblanc about the effects of parasite load on fitness in Columbian ground squirrels.

Congratulation

  • Congratulations to Gildas Lemonnier whose employment at the CNRS will be made permanent after the first year of his employment has finished.
  • Congratulations to Mégane Jeannelle (BTS Biotechnologies Jean-Rostand) who did her 7 weeks internship last May and June in the biomolecular laboratory, supervised by Sandrine Zahn and working on the methodology of sexing little owl chicks, using feather-extracted DNA and qPCR.