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News of the EPE team

  October 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Presentations

  • Benoît Létang. "Liens entre la personnalité, les caractères sociodémographiques, et la socialité chez le gorille des plaines de l’Ouest (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) dans les zoos européens", 32 ème colloque de la Société Francophone De Primatologie du 2 au 5 Octobre 2019 au Parc de Branféré, Le Guerno.
  • S Sosa, FS Dobson, C Bordier, P Neuhaus, C Saraux, C Bosson, R Boonstra, VA Viblanc. Stress social chez les femelles spermophiles de Columbia : variations en fonction de la saison, de l’âge et du nombre d’apparentés des métabolites de glucocorticoïdes fécaux. Oral presentation, Colloque d’Ecophysiologie Animale 4 (CEPA 4) in Rennes, France
  • A Stier, Q Schull, P Bize, E Lefol, M Haussmann, D Roussel, JP Robin, VA Viblanc. Naturellement équipé pour faire face au stress ? Modulation de la fonction mitochondriale et stress oxydant chez le manchot royal en réponse au stress. Oral presentation, Colloque d’Ecophysiologie Animale 4 (CEPA 4) in Rennes, France
  • VA Viblanc, Q Schull, A Stier, L Durand, E Lefol, JP Robin, S Zahn, P Bize, F Criscuolo. Effets génétiques et environnementaux des télomères parentaux sur l’établissement du phénotype juvénile chez le manchot royal (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Oral presentation, Colloque d’Ecophysiologie Animale 4 (CEPA 4) in Rennes, France
  • Cédric Sueur. 2019. Research Gaps in Social Network Analyses. Plenary speaker, Belgian Group for Primatology, Liege.
  • Cédric Sueur. 2019. Saru, Vie et culture des macaques Japonais. Plenary Speaker. Liege University Museum, Liege
  • Hoetz F, Zahn S, Criscuolo F, Giroud S & Smith S. Measuring telomerase activity in tissues of non-model species via droplet digital PCR. Diversity in Telomere Dynamics Workshop, Edinburgh October 28th- 31st 2019.
  • Schradin, C. 23. Oct 2019. Zusammen oder alleine überleben : Ist das Leben als Einzelgänger bei Säugetieren die ursprüngliche oder eine hochentwickelte Lebensweise ? Veterinary Clinic, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Congratulation

  • Medal ceremony to award Cédric Sueur as member of the French Academic Institute, Paris, October 19th
  • Welcome to Mathile Lejeune who joined the team as a lab engineer to work on oxidative stress and telomere dynamics on the Columbian ground squirrel project !

  September 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  August 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Balmer, A., B. Zinner, J.C. Gorrell, D.W Coltman, S. Raveh, and F.S. Dobson. 2019. Alternative reproductive tactics and lifetime reproductive success in a polygynandrous mammal. Behavioral Ecology 30:474-482.
  • Paruchuri, S., A.T. Smith, Z.Z. Fan, and F.S. Dobson. 2019. Microhabitat use by plateau pikas : living on the edge. Journal of Mammalogy 100:1221-1228.
  • Radchuk, V., T. Reed, C. Teplitsky, M. van de Pol, A. Charmantier, C. Hassall, P. Adamik, F. Adriaensen, M.P. Ahola, P. Arcese, J.M. Aviles, J. Balbontin, K.S. Berg, A. Borras, S. Burthe, J. Clobert, N. Dehnhard, F. de Lope, A.A. Dhondt, N.J. Dingemanse, H. Doi, T. Eeva, J. Fickel, I. Filella, F. Fossoy, A.E. Goodenough, S.J.G. Hall, B. Hansson, M. Harris, D. Hasselquist, T. Hickler, J. Joshi, H. Kharouba, J.G. Martinez, J.B. Mihoub, J.A. Mills, M. Molina-Morales, A. Moksnes, A. Ozgul, D. Parejo, P. Pilard, M. Poisbleau, F. Rousset, M.O. Roedel, D. Scott, J.C. Senar, C. Stefanescu, B.G. Stokke, T. Kusano, M. Tarka, C.E. Tarwater, K. Thonicke, J. Thorley, A. Wilting, P. Tryjanowski, J. Merila, B.C. Sheldon, A.P. Moller, E. Matthysen, F. Janzen, F.S. Dobson, M.E. Visser, S.R. Beissinger, A. Courtiol, S. Kramer-Schadt. 2019. Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient. Nature Communications 10:3109.

Presentations

  • 10th International Penguin Conference. Oral presentation. A bridge between generations : positive effects of parental telomere length on offspring phenotype and survival in king penguins. by Viblanc VA, Schull Q, Stier A, Durand L, Lefol E, Robin JP, Zahn S, Bize P, Criscuolo F
  • 10th International Penguin Conference. Oral presentation. Social signaling of individual quality in king penguins : an experimental test of auricular feather patch as a “badge-of-status". by Hammer T, Viblanc VA, Stier A, Michaux D, Voisin E, Robin JP, Bize P, Schull Q
  • 10th International Penguin Conference. Oral presentation. Linking ornamentation to mitochondrial function in breeding king penguins by Schull Q, Stier A, Durand L, Robin JP, Roussel D, Viblanc VA, Bize P
  • 10th International Penguin Conference. Poster presentation. Lefties or righties ? The evolution of population wide sex-dependent lateralization in king penguins by Lemaire BS, Viblanc VA, Jozet-Alves C

Media coverage

  • F Criscuolo was cited in a paper published in Science et Vie n° 1224 (September 2019) on telomeres and longevity in animals.

Visitors and visits

  • Sandrine Zahn worked at the vet University of Vienna, in the laboratory of Dr S Smith (Konrad Lorenz Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung) for one month last July. This concerns a methodological collaboration on the use of the ddqPCR to assess telomerase activity in frozen samples of different animal species. The first results of this collaboration will be presented at the next Diversity in Telomere Dynamics workshop in Edinbourg in October 2019. Thanks to Steve and his collaborators for allowing us to participate to this fruitful program.

  July 2019

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

Media coverage

Congratulation

  • The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium awards Cédric Sueur the 2019 Wetrems Prize for the scientific progress of his research on the coevolution between individuals, networks and ecology.

  June 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Visitors

  • Farewell to Ana Romero Haro who worked at the DEPE for 2 months and ran 600 samples of zebra finches on qPCR with Sandrine. She is now back to Exeter for a MC fellowship. Good luck to her !
  • Matilde Montagna and Mariam Manawi finisher their 6 weeks internship with Carsten Schradin on intra-specific variation in social organisation in bats.
  • Celine Knorr finished here 6 weeks internship with Gildas Lemonnier and Carsten Schradin about food sharing in striped mice.

Congratulation

  • Camille Pilisi finished here master thesis on intra-specific variation in social organisation in primates, which she did at the DEPE-EPE with Carsten Schradin. She obtained a grade of 16/20 for the thesis and 15/20 for the oral presentation, which ranks her third out of 25 students from her master in Rennes.

  May 2019

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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

Presentations

  • Schradin, C. 24. May 2019. Die Schmuckschildkröten im Altrhein von Kehl. NABU Kehl.
  • Sueur C. Quand vous pensez que votre chat vous aime ou les dérives de l’anthropomorphisme. PintOfScience2019, Homo animalis
  • Martin Quque went to the University of Ravensburg (23-24/05/219), Germany, to present some results from his thesis to the research group of Prof Dr. Jurgen Heinze, who is leading different scientific programs on social evolution in ants.

Congratulation

  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 !