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ROMANO Valeria

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ROMANO Valeria

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien - IPHC
Département Ecologie, Physiologie et Ethologie - DEPE
Ecophysiologie Evolutive (EpE)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
UMR 7178 CNRS/Université De Strasbourg - UDS

23 rue Becquerel, 67087 Strasbourg cedex 2, France

Contact : Valéria Romano de Paula


Titre de la thèse : Social networks as a trade-off between optimal information transmission and reduced disease transmission.

Période : 2013-2016

Encadrant(s) : Cédric Sueur, Andrew MacIntosh


Abstract

English

Social transmission of behavior and disease can take many forms and may deeply affect an individual’s fitness. In theory, the social network properties optimizing the spreading of information should also increase the disease transmission rate, creating a trade-off between information transmission and infection risk. We aim to explore this trade-off by examining social network properties and investigating how they might interact to maximize information flow and minimize infection risk. First, we are interested to investigate the relationship between network properties and the propagation of a theoretical infectious agent in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata, Blyth, 1875) and later, to explore how the removal of central and trait-based individuals affect the spread of pathogens in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes, Blumenbach, 1776) networks (Task 1). In a second phase, we will measure the efficiency of 95 interactions matrices of 26 primates species (wild and captive) and compare them with artificial social networks in order to define specific or general patterns which could be influencing the information and disease transmission rate (Task 2). Finally, we aim to develop a trade-off model that will provide an optimal scenario of information and disease transmission to a vast range of species (Task 3). Our findings will not only provide information concerning the mechanisms of social transmission within a group, but will also show how social network structures and dynamic vary depending on different factors such as group composition and size, providing further information of how primates lead with the benefits and costs of group-living.
Key words : Social relationship, Social network analysis, Network efficiency, Agent-based model

Publications / Communications

Publications

de Paula, V.R. ; Duboscq, J. ; Sarabian, C ; Thomas, E. ; Sueur, C. & MacIntosh, A.J.J. Modelling transmission in primate networks to predict centrality-based infection risk. [in preparation].

de Paula, V.R. & Ruiz-Miranda,C.R. Why do golden lion tamarins disperse ? Proximate factors and dispersal patterns of reintroduced and wild-born golden lion tamarins [in preparation].

de Paula, V.R. & Ruiz-Miranda,C.R. (2014). Should I stay or should I go now ? - report of dispersal in reintroduced and wild-born GLT. Tamarin Tales, Denmark, p.9-10.

Ruiz-Miranda, C.R. ; de Morais JR., M.M. ;de Paula, V.R. ; Grativol, A. & Rambaldi, D.M. (2011). O problema dos saguis introduzidos no Rio de Janeiro : vítimas e vilões. Ciência Hoje, 48,p.44-49.

Selected Presentations

de Paula, V.R. ; Duboscq, J. ; Sueur, C. & MacIntosh, A.J.J. Social networks as a trade-off between optimal decision-making, information transmission and reduced disease transmission. Seminar on Ecology and Social Behavior – Primate Research Institute, September 2014, Inuyama, Japan.

de Paula, V.R. & Ruiz-Miranda, C.R. Should I stay or Should I go ? Dispersal behaviour of reintroduced and wild-born golden lion tamarins. AMLD Workshop, Golden Lion Tamarin Association. September 2013, Silva Jardim, Brazil.

de Paula, V.R. & Ruiz-Miranda, C.R. Dispersal behaviour of reintroduced golden lion tamarins. Environmental Science Workshop - Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, May 2013, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil.

Selected Posters

de Paula, V.R. ; Duboscq, J. ; Sueur, C. & MacIntosh, A.J.J. Modelling disease transmission in primate networks to predict epidemics. XXV IPS, August 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Duboscq, J. ; de Paula, V.R.* ; Sueur, C. ; MacIntosh, A.J.J. Social networks as a trade-off between optimal decision-making, information transmission and reduced disease transmission. IX Gottinger Fretlange, December 2013, Göttingen, Germany.
* co-presenter

de Paula, V.R. ; Ruiz-Miranda, C.R. I’m here hon : the function of Trill b vocalization by breeding female golden lion tamarins. XXIV IPS, August 2012, Cancun, Mexico.

de Morais Jr.,MM. ; Ruiz-Miranda,C.R. ; de Paula, V.R.. Marmosets as invasive species in Rio de Janeiro : population status and management challenges. Emerging issues in invasive species science and management. August, 2011. England.

Prizes

Prize for the best master research, XII Graduate Meeting of Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, August 2012, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil.

Prize for the best undergraduate research, 14° Scientific Initiation Meeting. Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, August 2011, Brazil.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant : Vertebrate Zoology. Undergraduate course. December (2011) – February (2012). Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil. 36h.

Teaching : Radiotelemetry. XIV Veterinary Week - Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense. August, 2011, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil. 11h.

Instructor : Biology 318 Vertebrate Zoology Field Course – Fairfield University. CAPES/FIPSE internship program, January, 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 40h.

Extended CV in Portuguese