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News of the EPE team

  August 2021

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Dunham, K.D., A.M. Tucker, D.N. Koons, A. Abebe, F.S. Dobson, and J.B. Grand. 2021. Demographic responses to climate change in a threatened Arctic species. Ecology and Evolution 11:10627-10643. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7873
  • Correia, H.E., A. Abebe, and F.S. Dobson. 2021. Multiple paternity and the number of offspring : A model reveals two major groups of species. BioEssays 43 : e2000247. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202000247
  • Hayes, L. D., Aviles, L., Fernandez-Duque, E., Huck, M., Lacey, E. A., Maldonado-Chaparro, A., Matchinske, M., Pillay, N., Solomon, N. G. & Schradin, C. Using remote seminars to teach animal behavior. Ethology, http://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13219
  • Sueur C, Bousquet C, Espinosa R, Deneubourg J-L. 2021. Improving human collective decision-making through animal and artificial intelligence. Peer Community Journal. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03299087

Media coverage

  • The Columbian ground squirrel movie “At the Heart of the Social Network” was selected for the Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 !

New grants

  • C. Sueur was granted with a two-year IDEX Exploratory Research program for using artificial intelligence in understanding ontogeny and phylogeny of drawings.

Photo, art or reading of the month

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  July 2021

Announcements

  • Sebastian Sosa has sadly finished is contract and is leaving EPE, after a couple of great years working together on the social behaviour of ground squirrels and other animals. He will be missed ! Thank you Seb for your enthusiasm, sense of humour, and good nature working on these exciting questions ! It was great to have you in the team, and we hope to continue collaborations even after you are gone. We wish you best of success in your future endeavours !

Congratulations

  • Congratulations to Jingyu Qiu who was successfully selected as a PhD student among 15 other applicants to work on the seasonality of personality in bush Karoo rats, paid by a CNRS fellowship. Jingyu will be working both at the IPHC and in South Africa.
  • Congratulation to Cyrielle Duval, who obtained a PhD grant from the University of Strasbourg to work on glycation stress in bats, under the co-supervision of F Bertile, F Criscuolo and P Christe (University of Lausanne), in collaboration with K Welch (UoT) and T Petit (La Palmyre zoo). Starting date 1st October 2021.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Barra T, Viblanc VA, Saraux C, Murie JO, Dobson FS. 2021. Parental investment in the Columbian ground squirrel : empirical tests of sex allocation models. Ecology https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3479
  • Criscuolo F, Dobson FS, Schull Q. 2021. The influence of phylogeny and life history on telomere lengths and telomere rate of change among bird species : a meta-analysis. Ecology & Evolution

New grants

  • C Schaeffer, F Bertile and F Criscuolo were granted with a 4 years ANR project entitled Avian Glycation resistance : phylogenetic and Ecological roots, mechanisms and individual fitnesS links (AGEs). Thanks to the writing collaborators, K Welch (University of Toronto), P Bize (University of Aberdeen), B Quintard (Zoo of Mulhouse), D Heintz (IBMP) and Adrian Moreno Borrallo (PhD). Starting date 1st October 2021.

Photo, art or reading of the month

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If you are looking for some enjoyable and light summer reading – and you are looking to improve your French – why not check out “L’éloquence de la sardine” by Bill François. Learn about the exciting world of the great unknown that is under the sea, in a poetic and humorous way  !

https://www.fayard.fr/documents-temoignages/eloquence-de-la-sardine-9782213712949

  June 2021

Announcements

  • Carsten Schradin is stepping down as team-leader of the EPE, after many years of incredible leadership ! Many many and warm thanks to our lieblich former team head, Carsten, who brings so much to the team. He is leaving his leader position at the same time of Joachim Löw. I hope he will not quit the IPHC for the manschaft ! Farewell dear leader…
  • Vincent Viblanc has the honor of carrying the flame of the EPE team after Carsten ! Let’s hope he is able to meet the challenge of high leadership standards set by Carsten !
  • Gildas Lemmonier is joining the ADAGE team related to his more recent work on local species. We wish him all the best !
  • Roger Colominas is formally joining the IPHC and EPE team to work on his Marie Curie Project with F Criscuolo, on the effects of contaminants in swifts. Welcome Roger !

Congratulations

  • Congratulations to Camille Lemonnier who successfully defended her Master’s at the ENS Lyon
  • Congratulations to Marine Péry who successfully defended her Bachelor’s at the University of Lille !
  • Congratulations to Maxime Perrin who successfully defended her Master’s at the University of Lille !
  • Congratulations to Jingiyu Qui who successfully defended her Master’s at the University of Strasbourg !
  • Congratulations to Valéria Romano who has been judged admissible in the researcher competitive recruitment from the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD).

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Hämäläinen L, Hoppitt W, Rowland HM, Mappes J, Fulford AJ, Sosa S & Thorogood R. 2021. Social transmission in the wild can reduce predation pressure on novel prey signals. Nature Communications 12, 3978. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24154-0
  • Morino L, Pasquaretta C, Sueur C, MacInstosh AJJ. 2021. Communication network reflects social instability in a wild siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) population. International Journal of Primatology, in press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00227-1

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

Media coverage

Photo, art or reading of the month

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Photo by ©Peter Neuhaus
It is baby season for Columbian ground squirrels : thanks to the precious help of our Canadian collaborators, we were able to keep the long-term study on Columbian ground squirrels going, despite being not able to go to Canada due to COVID restrictions. A HUGE thanks to the Neuhaus / Ruckstuhl team.

  May 2021

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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

  • Olivier, C.A., Lindelani, M. & Qiu, J. 2021. Frontiers in Social Evolution (FINE). Reports from Conferences and Meetings, EthoNews 83, 19-21.

Preprints (unpublished manuscript available on review servers)

  • Sueur, C., Quque, M., Naud, A., Bergouignan, A., & Criscuolo, F. (2021, May 24). Social capital : an independent dimension of healthy ageing. https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/bg94n
  • Criscuolo, F., Dobson, F.S. & Schull, Q. The influence of phylogeny and life history on telomere lengths and telomere rate of change among bird species : a meta-analysis. Ecology & Evolution, in press.
    https://doi.org/10.22541/au.162308930.07224518/v1

Presentations

  • Lemonnier G, Schull Q, Stier A, Boonstra R, Delahanty B, Lefol E, Durand L, Robin JP, Criscuolo F, Bize P, & Viblanc VA. Coping with socially stressful environments in colonial seabirds : a test of adaptive phenotype programming in king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Oral presentation . 17e Journées Scientifiques du Comité National Français des Recherches Arctiques et Antarctiques. Maison des Océans, Paris. 26-27 May 2017
  • Viblanc VA, Stier A, Bize P, Schull Q, Criscuolo F, Groscolas R & Robin JP. The ecophysiology of king penguins : responses to a fluctuating environment. Oral presentation . 17e Journées Scientifiques du Comité National Français des Recherches Arctiques et Antarctiques. Maison des Océans, Paris. 26-27 May 2017

Media coverage

  • C. Sueur. Photographic exhibition on Japanese macaques (Project Saru Singes du Japon) at the public library of Sélestat
  • To the heart of the Social Network movie has just been nominated in the Best Science Film Category at the Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival Eckernförde (4th-19th September 2021). https://www.greenscreen-festival.de/en

New grants

  • Carsten Schradin and Neville Pillay obtained a grant from the Wits-CNRS joined PhD program, paying for two PhD students on the emerging bush Karoo rat project in South Africa.

Congratulation

  • Cédric Sueur is nominated member of the Scientific Council of Reworld Media and Science&Vie
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    Double congratulations to Martin Quque first to make to cover page of Oecologia volume 196 with his paper on telomeres and social environment in social weavers (https://link-springer-com.in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr/journal/442/volumes-and-issues/196-1), and second for receiving a Thesis Price from the Research Commission of the University of Strasbourg, the Society of the Friends of the Universities of the Strasbourg Academy and of the Foundation of the University of Strasbourg.

  March-April 2021

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Presentations

  • Martinet, L., Pelé, M., Matsuzawa, T., Hosselet, J., Hirata, S., Sueur, C. Spatial fractal analysis : broadening our knowledge of drawing behavior in hominids. Oral presentation. 28th International Conference on Comparative Cognition, April 7st to 10th, 2021.
  • Tamian A, Neuhaus P, Dobson FS, Saraux C, Viblanc AV (2021) Phenological changes in relation to microclimate : contrasting variations over a 28-year period in four neighbouring populations of Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus). Graduate Conference in Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution. Oxford University, Online talk, 7th-8th April 2021.
  • Tamian A, Neuhaus P, Dobson FS, Saraux C, Viblanc AV (2021) Phenological changes in relation to microclimate : contrasting variations over a 28-year period in four neighbouring populations of Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus). Doctoral School Days 2021, University of Strasbourg, France Online, 21st-22nd April 2021. Long talk second place winner.
  • VA Viblanc. Stress, social behavior, and fitness in colonial mammals and birds. Auburn University Department of Biological Sciences, Spring Seminar Series. Auburn University, Alabama, USA. Invited speaker.

Media coverage

  • • Ground squirrel movie “Au coeur du réseau” by A Prudor with VA Viblanc and FS Dobson screened on TV Grenoble twice by the "Rencontre Montagne & Sciences Festival" - reached an audience of 60 000 people
    • Ground squirrel movie “Au coeur du réseau” also screened in 400 classrooms in France, reaching 12 000 students from CE2 to Terminale (8 - 17 years old)
    • Ground squirrel movie “Au coeur du réseau” awarded “Youth Prize for science adventure film”
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Congratulation

  February 2021

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Martinet L, Sueur C, Hirata S, Hosselet J, Matsuzawa T, Pelé M. 2021. News indices to characterize drawing behavior in humans (Homo sapiens) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Scientific Reports, 11. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-83043-0
  • Correia, H.E., A. Abebe, and F.S. Dobson. 2021. Multiple paternity and the number of offspring : A model reveals two major groups of species. BioEssays, in press. doi.org/10.1002/bies.202000247
  • De Villemereuil, P., A. Charmantier, D. Arlt, P. Bize, P. Brekke, L. Brouwer, A. Cockburn, S.D. Côté, F.S. Dobson, S.R. Evans, M. Festa-Bianchet, M. Gamelon, S. Hamel, J. Hegelbach, K. Jerstad, B. Kempenaers, L.E.B. Kruuk, J. Kumpula, T. Kvalnes, A.G. McAdam, S.E. McFarlane, M.B. Morrissey, T. Pärt, J.M. Pemberton, A. Qvarnström, O.-W. Røstad, J. Schroeder, J.C. Senar, B.C. Sheldon, M. van de Pol, M.E. Visser, N.T. Wheelwright, J. Tufto, and L.-M. Chevin. 2020. Fluctuating optimum and temporally variable selection on breeding date in birds and mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117 : 31969-31978.
  • Chatelain M, Massemin S, Zahn S, Kurek, E, Bulska, E. and Szulkin, M. 2021 Urban metal pollution explains variation in reproductive outputs in great tits and blue tits. Science of the Total Environment, 145966. https://www-sciencedirect-com.in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr/science/article/pii/S0048969721010330

Presentations

New grants

  • Congratulations to Roger Colominas who obtained a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellowship with the IPHC as the host institution. Roger will develop for 2 years a collaborative program with Pierre Bize (University of Aberdeen) and several members of the IPHC (F Criscuolo, S Zahn / DEPE, F Bertile / DSA), as well as with D Heintz from the IBMP – University of Strasbourg. The aim is to evaluate the origin of organic pollutants (POPs) that affect the migratory Alpine swift, and their impacts on life history traits and ageing mechanisms in a Swiss population followed since 20 years. We are really happy to host and work with Roger for the next 2 years, and look forward to start working on the project in next May.

Other

  • C. Schradin visited the University of Chattanooga in Tennessee virtually to answer questions of students, who before his visited had watched his recorded FINE presentation.

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