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News of the EPE team

  December 2021

Announcements

  • François Criscuolo is an elected member of the Interdisciplinary Commission section 52 of the CNRS : Environnements sociétés : du savoir à l’action.

Congratulations

  • Congratulations to Adrian for having successfully granted his training in Animal Experimentation of the University of Strasbourg ! Nicely done ! Roger did the same with the Swiss Animal Experimentation exam. Great !
  • Warm congrats to Lison Martinet who defended brilliantly her thesis on drawing behaviour in humans and chimpanzee the 3rd of December 2021. Astonishing ! Farewell Queen Louis…

Visits/Visitors

  • Second travel to the Zoo of La Palmyre with Fabrice Bertile, to collect blood and tissues on Egyptian fruit bat. Many thanks again to Dr Thierry Petit and the whole vet team of the zoo.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Figuerola B, Valiente N, Barbosa A, Brasier MJ, Colominas-Ciuró R, Convey P, Liggett D, Fernández-Martínez MA, Gonzalez S, Griffiths HJ, Jawak SD, Merican F, Noll D, Prudencio J, Quaglio F and Pertierra LR (2021) Shifting Perspectives in Polar Research : Global Lessons on the Barriers and Drivers for Securing Academic Careers in Natural Sciences. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:777009. doi : 10.3389/fevo.2021.777009
  • Vandroux, R., Granie, M. A., Jay, M., Sueur, C., & Pelé, M. (2022). The pedestrian behaviour scale : a systematic review of its validation around the world. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 165, 106509.

Presentations

  • Cédric Sueur, l’Amour d’une mère. Retour sur le concours de clichés de la recherche “Beauté cachée de la Science” du SST de l’Ambassade de France. J-FR 2021, Journée francophone de la recherche au Japon

Media coverage

  • Molly, une artiste pas comme les autres, M Pelé, C Sueur, TheConversation
  • Cédric Sueur : "Aujourd’hui, il n’y a plus de frontière entre l’homme et l’animal", l’Express, 20/11/2021
  • Cédric Sueur : Primates : Non, les dessins de Molly l’orang-outan n’étaient pas de simples « gribouillages » 20Minutes, publié le 09/12/2021
  • Cédric Sueur : Orangutan drawings change with season and mood. Science, 15 Nov 2021

Photo, art or reading of the month

  • EPE December team meeting : Merry Christmas to all !
  • End of summer field season in Crozet :
    EPE students (Nina Cossin-Sevrin, Camille Lemonnier and Céline Bocquet) hard working and collecting data for the ECONERGY polar project which studies the ecophysiology of stress in king penguin.
  • EPE students (Nina Cossin-Sevrin, Camille Lemonnier and Céline Bocquet) hard working and collecting data for the ECONERGY polar project which studies the ecophysiology of stress in king penguin.
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  November 2021

Announcements

  • ANTs R package is now available on CRAN. This package allows you to make state-of-the-art SNA for the study of animal sociality. Reference paper : A multilevel statistical toolkit to study animal social networks Animal Network Toolkit Software (ANTs) R package. S Sosa, I Puga-Gonzalez, F Hu, J Pansanel, X Xiaohua, C Sueur. Scientific Reports 10, 12507

Congratulations

  • To Vincent, Camille and Nina who reached safely Crozet Island and started working on king penguins until next January ! See the nice journal sent by our delighted team leader using this link

Visits/Visitors

  • The AGE program beneficiated from the help of Dr Petit from the Zoo of La Palmyre where Charlotte Brun and Cyrielle went last week to sample blood and tissue from two species of bats. Thanks to Dr Petit and the zoo, and to our two courageous students who crossed France by car without making accident (almost…).

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Figuerola B, Valiente N, Barbosa A, Brasier MJ, Colominas-Ciuró R, Convey P, Liggett D, Fernández-Martínez MA, Gonzalez S, Griffiths HJ, Jawak SD, Merican F, Noll D, Prudencio J, Quaglio F and Pertierra LR (2021) Shifting Perspectives in Polar Research : Global Lessons on the Barriers and Drivers for Securing Academic Careers in Natural Sciences. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:777009. doi : 10.3389/fevo.2021.777009
  • Quque M, Villette C, Criscuolo F, Sueur C, Bertile F, Heintz F. 2021. Eusociality is linked to caste-specific differences in metabolism, immune system, and somatic maintenance-related processes in an ant species. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, in press.
  • S Sosa, I Puga-Gonzalez, F Hu, J Pansanel, X Xiaohua, C Sueur A multilevel statistical toolkit to study animal social networks Animal Network Toolkit Software (ANTs) R package.. Scientific Reports 10, 12507
  • Pelé M, Thomas G, Liénard A, Eguchi N, Shimada M, Sueur C. 2021. I wanna draw like you : Inter- and intra-individual differences in orang-utan drawings. Animals, 11(11), 3202
  • Maeda T, Sueur C, Hirata S, Yamamoto S. 2021. Behavioural synchronization in a multilevel society of feral horses. Plos One, 10.1371/journal.pone.0258944.
  • Kanyile, S. N., Pillay, N. & Schradin, C. 2021. Bachelor groups form due to individual choices or environmental disrupters in African striped mice. Animal Behaviour, 182, 135-143.
  • Makuya, L., Olivier, C.-A. & Schradin, C. 2022. Field studies need to report essential information on social organisation – independent of the study focus. Ethology, 128. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13249 ; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.13249

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

  • J Lecomte, V Maris, M Pelé, C Sueur, D Couvet. 2021. Pour un retour de la faune sauvage. Chapitre de Livre "L’homme et l’animal - L’invention de nouveaux liens", éditions Cherche Midi
  • Sueur Cédric. 2021. Kamikaze Saru - Le singe cobaye. Editions du Jasmin.
  • Schradin, C. 2022. What is needed to overcome egoism ? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 37 : xxx 10.1016/j.tree.2021.10.015

Presentations

  • M Kervella, M Quque, F Bertile, F Criscuolo & Bouillaud F. What ants tell us about metabolic ageing : a first methodological step. Poster presentation at the 5th Edition of the Meeting in Animal Ecophysiology, Montpellier, November 2021.
  • Mercredi 17 novembre de 18h30-19h45 : Agora des Colibiris, « Et si l’environnement était partie prenante dans les décisions de développement de territoire ? », avec Pascal Ferren et Cédric Sueur
  • Cédric Sueur. 2021. Conférence plénière « Considérer l’agentivité animale pour obtenir des données à distance, plus nombreuses, plus rigoureuses et plus éthiques ». Atelier CNRS le Vivant comme vecteur d’observation. 25 novembre.
  • V Romano. “Emerging infectious diseases, primate health and conservation”. 29 November 2021. Invited speaker. Online meeting of the Brazilian Society of Primatology.

Media coverage

  • Mercredi 17 novembre de 18h30-19h45 : Agora des Colibiris, « Et si l’environnement était partie prenante dans les décisions de développement de territoire ? », avec Pascal Ferren et Cédric Sueur
  • Cédric Sueur. 2021. Conférence plénière « Considérer l’agentivité animale pour obtenir des données à distance, plus nombreuses, plus rigoureuses et plus éthiques ». Atelier CNRS le Vivant comme vecteur d’observation. 25 novembre.

Photo, art or reading of the month

  • Game of the month : Cool animals from the Zoo of Mulhouse, partner of the ANR AGEs. But which one is an endangered bird species ?

  October 2021

Announcements

  • C Sueur est nommé membre du comité de pilotage de NOA (Nouvel d’Outil d’Appel à projets et outils d’animation) présidé par la DGDS du CNRS. La maîtrise d’ouvrage du projet est confiée à la DAPP et la maîtrise d’œuvre à la DSI. Ce projet a pour périmètre
    1. La mise en place et le suivi des appels à projets des directions et instituts du CNRS ou pour le compte de la communauté scientifique
    2. Le suivi des outils d’animation du CNRS : Réseaux Thématiques (GDR/GDR…) et PRIME
    3. Le recensement et la sélection des projets potentiels du PIA ou du CPER soutenus par le CNRS

Congratulations

  • To Cédric Sueur, finaliste du concours photographique organisé par le Service pour la science et la technologie de l’ambassade de France au Japon, afin de dévoiler la « beauté cachée de la science » https://concoursyugen.org/
  • To Valéria Romano who just gets a 2 years postdoctoral position at the IRD in Aix-en Provence. We wish her all the best for this scientific experience, and hope it will help her to get a permanent position in a next future. E boa sorte !

Visits/Visitors

  • Visit of Marie Pelé & Cédric Sueur to the French Museum of Natural History to study drawings in orang-utans. October 16th-17th
  • The AGE program beneficiated from the help of Dr Wolfgang Forstmeier from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, which provided us with 108 zebra finches for the glycation experiment of Adrian. We gratefully thank Wolfgang and Katrin Martin for their help. Wolfgang will give a BEEPs in the next spring IPHC seminar season.
    https://www.orn.mpg.de/person/26271/410063

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Rochais, C., Schradin, C. & Pillay, N. 2021. Seasonal changes in problem-solving in wild African striped mice. Animal Cognition. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10071-021-01559-4
  • Barra T, Viblanc VA, Saraux C, Murie JO, Dobson FS. 2021. Is it a boy or a girl ? Testing hypotheses to explain variable sex ratios in Columbian ground squirrels. Photo Gallery. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of Americal. https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.1925
  • Menéndez-Blázquez J, Soto F, Negrete J, Colominas-Ciuró R, Marín-Sierra A, Ricca M, Barbosa A. 2021. Leukocyte counts in blood smears of Antarctic seals and penguins : a new less time-consuming method. Polar Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-021-02950-0
  • Colominas-Ciuró R, Cianchetti-Benedetti M, Michel L, Dell’Omo G, Quillfeldt P. 2021. Foraging strategies and physiological status of a marine top predator differ during breeding stages. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A : Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 263:111094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2021.111094
  • Smith S, Hoelzl F, Zahn S & Criscuolo F. Telomerase activity in ecological studies : what are its consequences for individual physiology and is there evidence for effects and trade-offs in wild populations. Molecular Ecology, in press.
  • De la Fuente MF, Sueur C, Garber P, Bicca-Marques JC, Souto A, Schiel N. 2021. Foraging networks and social tolerance in a cooperatively breeding primate (Callithrix jacchus). Journal of Animal Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13609
  • Romano V, MacIntosh AJJ, Sueur C. 2021. The trade-off between information and pathogen transmission in animal societies. Oikos, https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08290
  • Wolhuter, L., Thomson, J., Schradin, C. & Pillay, N. 2021. Life history traits of free-living bush Karoo rats (Otomys unisulcatus) in the semi-arid Succulent Karoo Mammal Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-021-00607-1

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

Preprints (unpublished manuscript available on review servers)

Presentations

  • Cédric Sueur, avec Pascal Picq et Marie-Dominique Desvallon. Conférence LVMH Usbek & Rica « L’humain est-il (vraiment) un animal comme les autres ? », October 29th

New grants

  • To Cédric Sueur : Nestlé Purina PetCare Global Ressources Sponsorship (29.3k$)

Photo, art or reading of the month

  • Nénette, orang-utan from the MNHN, painting. Research program of C Sueur, M Pelé & L Martinet.

  September 2021

Visits/Visitors

  • Thanks to Sophie Bourgeon, Associate Professor at the The Arctic Univeristy of Norway (Tromso, https://en.uit.no/ansatte/person?p_document_id=410647) to host F Criscuolo for few days of scientific discussions around Aging in Arctic Birds. Hopefully a research program on the local Oystercatcher population in Tromso may arise in the next years. Also, we planned further collaborations with researchers from NINA and the Norwegian Polar Institut on Aging in seabirds (Sebastien Descamps, Borge Moe, Arnaud Tarroux, Hallvard Strom, Geir Gabrielsen). Many thanks to the Asgard program of the French Embassy in Norway .

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Alexander, G. J., Tolley, K. A., Maritz, B., McKechnie, A., Manger, P., Thomson, R. L., Schradin, C., Fuller, A., Meyer, L., Hetem, R. S., Cherry, M., Conradie, W., Bauer, A. M., Maphisa, D., O’Riain, J., Parker, D. M., Mlambo, M. C., Bronner, G., Madikiza, K., Engelbrecht, A., Lee, A. T. K., Jansen van Vuuren, B., Mandiwana-Neudani, T. G., Pietersen, D., Venter, J. A., Somers, M. J., Slotow, R., Strauss, W. M., Humphries, M. S., Ryan, P. G. & Kerley, G. I. H. 2021. Excessive red tape is strangling biodiversity research in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 117. https://sajs.co.za/article/view/10787
  • Sueur, C., Quque, M., Naud, A., Bergouignan, A., & Criscuolo, F. 2021. Social capital : an independent dimension of healthy ageing. Peer Community Journal, in press.

Presentations

  • Qiu, J., Olivier, J.A. & Schradin, C. 30. Sept 2021. The evolution of marsupial social organisation. Presentattion at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society Virtual 2021.

Media coverage

  • The Columbian ground squirrel movie “At the Heart of the Social Network” was awarded 1st Prize for the Best Film Science category at the Green Screen International Film Festival EckernFörde (4-19 Sept). https://www.greenscreen-festival.de

Photo, art or reading of the month

A movie to add to your watch list recommended by Lison Martinet !

And a picturesque scene of autumn in Tromso by François Criscuolo

  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.

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