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Mini-Symposium DEPE PhD Students

Last update: : Monday 18 June 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Lorene Jeantet and Martin Quque
Date: Thursday 5th July 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: IPHC, Amphithéâtre Grünewald, bâtiment 25

13:00-13:20: Lorene Jeantet

Food strategy and diving behaviour optimization of sea turtles

Sea turtles are long-distance migrants with some travelling several thousand kilometres. This lifestyle makes visual observation problematic. Given that some sea turtle populations are subject to substantial anthropogenic pressures, any information pertaining to their ecology is valuable. A development over the last 20 years, has been the tag-linked accelerometers, which has proven particularly powerful in providing data that enable us to elucidate animal behaviour remotely. A solution to define the ecological needs of these enigmatic animals?


13:20-13:40: Martin Quque

The impact of helpers on offspring potential lifespan in sociable weavers (Philetairus socius)

The impact of helpers has been studied through the potential benefits for parents (survival and reproduction rate). However, the effects on offspring have been less explored, especially regarding the long-term survival. We used a cross-fostering protocol and telomere analysis to assess the impact of helpers on offspring potential lifespan. We showed that the impact of helpers seems to be time-dependent.