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Team 7: Biodiversity & Macroecology

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General topics

Within our group, studies focus on the biodiversity of freshwater communities, their dynamic under natural conditions or faced to global change (Axis macroecology and global change) as well as on the consequences of  aquatic biodiversity  changes on human populations through the use of natural resources or the spread of diseases (Axis biodiversity services).

Research axes

Macroecology and global change.

This axis is dedicated to the study of the impacts of global change (global warming, exotic species, habitat changes, over-exploitation) on freshwater communities dynamic from a macro-ecological perspective. This non experimental and comparative approach is largely based on “natural experiments” and combine ecology, biogeography, paleontology, and phylogenetics to study community structure and to set the framework within which more local and/or experimental studies are conducted or planned.

Biodiversity services.

This axis aims to study how freshwater biodiversity influence human populations through the use of biological resources and the emergence of diseases. One objective is to provide scientific tools for promoting an environment-friendly aquaculture for species of commercial interest to reduce the human pressure on their natural populations. Studies focus on the Amazon Basin and several research units from Peru and Bolivia are involved in this project.  A second objective is to study the contribution of freshwater habitats, their biodiversity and their use by human populations to the spread of human diseases. Studies focus on the Buruli ulcer, a tropical disease suspected to be transmitted by aquatic insects, and are conducted in collaboration with the UMR MIVEGEC (Montpellier).

Research Programs

Program type Complete title Schedule
IRBAS National/Regional Analyse et Synthèse de la Biodiversité des Rivières Intermittentes 2013 to 2015
FRESH National/Regional Mega measure of freshwater biodiversity: Implications in our understanding of infectious disease emergence 2014
MINAM International Systématique et organisation populationnelle d'Arapaima gigas en Amazonie péruvienne 2014 to 2015
FINCyt International Comportement reproducteur d'Arapaima gigas en milieu expérimental, gestion des alevins et nutrition 2014 to 2016
DIADEMA National/Regional DIssecting Amazonian Diversity by Enhancing a Multiple taxa Approach 2014 to 2017
BIOHOPSYS National/Regional Biodiversité et dynamique des interactions dans des systèmes multi-hôtes-parasites 2014 to 2017
GENESIS National/Regional Le rôle de la diversité génétique et de la plasticité phénotypique dans l’adaptation aux changements environnementaux: une approche génomique de l’invasion biologique. 2014 to 2018
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Scientific papers

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Moteur de recherche Bibliographie

Villéger S, Blanchet S, Beauchard O, et al. (2015) From current distinctiveness to future homogeneization of the world’s freshwater fish faunas. Diversity and Distributions 21:223-235. doi: DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12242
PDF icon Genetic structure in the Amazonian catfish Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii- influence of life history strategies.pdf (1008.87 KB)
PDF icon Carvajal et al._072014.pdf (608.49 KB)
Leroy B, Bellard C, Dubos N, et al. (2014) Forecasted climate and land use changes, and protected areas: the contrasting case of spiders. Diversity and Distributions 20:686-697. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12191