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Vincent A. VIBLANC

Social determinants of individual phenotype in group living animals

Work Address

Département Ecologie, Physiologie & Ethologie (IPHC UDS CNRS)
23 rue Becquerel
67087 Strasbourg Cedex 2 France
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Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


2012-14 Post-Doctoral Fellow. Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Montpellier, France.
2011-12 Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dept. Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
PhD. Dept. Ecology, Physiology and Ethology, IPHC, Strasbourg, France.
Msc. Ecophysiology and Ethology, University of Strasbourg, France.
BAsc. Biology, University of Caen, FR. / University of Joensuu, Finland.
Conferences >15 presentations/posters in national/international conferences
Review Editor Frontiers in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology
Reviewer services Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Condor, Cambridge U Press, Heredity, Ibis, OPUS funding scheme, Plos One, Peerage of Science


Current research

Understanding diversity in Nature requires insight on the proximate contribution of genetic and ecological factors shaping organism phenotype. My research lies at the crossroads of animal behavioural ecology, ecophysiology, and evolutionary biology. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, and bridging the gap between proximate and ultimate research, I investigate how animals, both birds and mammals, adapt (behaviour and physiology) to a continuously changing environment. I am interested in particular in the evolution of group living, and how social and non-social stimuli may shape physiological and behavioural strategies.

- Effects of the social environment on the stress, health and senescence of group-living animals
- Fitness surfaces for phenotypic (behavioral, physiological) plasticity in social environments
- Breeding and social energetics
- Individual quality, social selection and heritability of physiological traits


Quentin Schull, PhD.
Emeline Billy, Msc.