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News of the EPE team

  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.

  July & August 2018

Publications

Presentations

  • Benoît Letang. IMPACT OF MALE CASTRATION AND SOCIAL LIVING CONDITIONS ON THE STRENGTH OF SOCIAL BONDS IN CAPTIVE GORILLA GROUPS : IMPLICATIONS FOR EUROPEAN ZOO POPULATION MANAGEMENT. Talk, International Primatological Society, congress at Nairobi Kenya 19-25 August,
  • Sueur C. 2018. Evolution of animal social networks. Invited speaker. Teikyo University, Uenohara, Japan, August 3rd.
  • Sueur C. 2018. Evolution of animal social networks. Invited speaker. Primate Research institute, Inuyama, Japan, July 30th.

Congratulation

  • Congratulations to Jeffrey D Roth, University of Auburn USA, who obtained a 8 month Chateaubriand fellowship to come and work in the EPE with Vincent Viblanc on the physiological and fitness costs of parasites in Columbian ground squirrels.

  June 2018

Publications

  • Rimbach, R., S. Blanc, A. Zahariev, M. Gatta, N. Pillay, and C. Schradin. 2018. Seasonal variation in energy expenditure in a rodent inhabiting a winter-rainfall desert. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. https://rdcu.be/UGRL
  • S Sosa, I Puga-Gonzalez, HH Feng, P Zhang, X Xiaohua, C Sueur. ANT (Animal Network Toolkit) R package : https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/06/14/347005
    A multilevel statistical toolkit to study animal social networks : Animal Network Toolkit (ANT) R package. bioRxiv, 347005
  • C Sueur. Does elevated parasite richness in the environment affect daily path length of animals or is it the converse ? An answer bringing some new elements of discussion. Peer Community In Ecology
  • C Sueur L’éthique et la communication du scientifique en recherche animale. . Lettre du CEERE, Centre Européen d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Ethique

Presentations

  • C Sueur Symposium "Social Network Analysis in life science" at the XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference from June 26 to July 1, 2018
  • B. Letang "Impact de la castration sur les relations sociales au sein des groupes captifs des gorilles des plaines de l’ouest : implications pour la gestion de la population". 48e colloque de la Société Française pour l’Etude du Comportement Animal (SFECA), Rennes, 19-21 juin 2018.

New grants

  • B. Letang : Bourse nationale SFECA 150€

Visitors

  • Guila Ganem from the University of Montpellier gave a talk at the BEEPSS about social variation in Rhabdomys sister species.
  • Alecia Carter from the University of Montpellier gave a talk at the BEEPSS about why baboons don’t have culture.

  May 2018

Publications

Visitors

  • We would like to thank Prof T.D. Williams from Simon Fraser University for hosting F Criscuolo for two weeks, working on Vancouver starlings’ colony and on data collected in 2013 and 2015 where telomere length of adults and chicks have been measured at the IPHC. This is part of a PICS funded collaboration (2014-2017).

Congratulation

  • Jeff Roth successfully acquired a Chateaubriand fellowship to join the EPE for a period of 8 months. He will be working on the costs of parasites and the thermal mismatch hypothesis with VA Viblanc

  April 2018

Publications

Media coverage

Visitors

  • Heiko Rödel from the University of Paris 13 gave a talk at the BEEPSS about sibling effects in rabbits.
  • Barbara Tschirren from the University of Exeter gave a talk at the BEEPSS about maternal effects in quails.

Congratulation

  March 2018

Media coverage

Visitors

  • We hosted for one day two students from Fabrice Helfenstein’s research group (University of Neuchâtel), Magali Meniri and Ségolène Humann-Guilleminot to discuss collaborations on ageing patterns in bats and house sparrow based on telomere measurements in sperm, and on sociality and ageing co-evolution in ground-squirrels (future postdoc co-application).

  February 2018

Publications

  January 2018

Publications

  • Destoumieux-Garzón D., Mavingui P., Boetch G., Boissier J., Darriet F., Duboz P., Fritsch C., Giraudoux P., Le Roux F., Morand S., Paillard C., Pontier D., Sueur C. and Voituron Y.. 2018. The One Healthconcept : 10 years old and a long road ahead. Front. Vet. Sci. - Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. In press.
  • Lardy S, Gasparini J, Corbel H, Frantz A, Perret S, Zahn S, Criscuolo F and Jacquin L. Telomere erosion after an imuune challenge depends on sex and age at injection but not on maternal antibodies in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Zoology, in press. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jez.2142/abstract
  • Schull Q, Viblanc VA, Dobson FS, Robin JP, Zahn S, Cristofari R, Bize P, Criscuolo F. 2018. Assortative pairing by telomere length in king penguins and relationships with breeding success. Canadian Journal of Zoology. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2017-0094

Visitors

  • Dr. Céline Rochais from the Université de Rennes 1 visited the DEPE