Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a changing climate

Current scenarios predict an accelerated biodiversity erosion with climate change. However, uncertainties in predictions remain large because the multitude of climate change effects from genes to ecosystems and their interdependencies are still overlooked. This incomplete vision hampers the development of effective mitigation strategies to sustain biodiversity. Climate change can directly modify the phenotype and performance... Continue Reading →


Current funding: ECOFEED (Altered eco-evolutionary feedbacks in a future climate), ERC consolidator grant (2019-2024) FRAIB Molecular basis of responses to climate change: an experimental evolution approach (2018-2019) Past funding: Young researcher ANR research grant (2013-2017, PI) European project Biodiversa (2014-2017, Co-PI with S. Blanchet), TRAM-MIDPYR (2015-2017, Projet Region, PI: Michel Baguette, Role: Participant) Fyssen foundation... Continue Reading →

Stress response and carotenoid-based color

Ecophysiology of the stress response I used to work on stress response and I hope to integrate stress response in our work on climate change and predation risk. In response to stressful conditions, animals modify their behavior and physiology to avoid or balance negative effects of stress. In many cases, responses to environmental perturbations involve... Continue Reading →

Phenotypic heterogeneity, community and ecosystem functioning

I collaborate with three colleagues on several experiments aiming at studying the consequences of predator phenotype on prey community structure and ecosystem functioning. Using mesocosm and experimental lakes, we can link individual physiological, morphological and behavioral state to individual diet and study the consequences of personality bias on prey abundance, diversity and nutrient fluxes. I... Continue Reading →

Predation risk, phenotypic plasticity and life history traits

We developed a suite of experiments to test how predator cues (i.e. snake) change lizards phenotypic traits across several generations with subsequent repercussions on their population and community. We show that predation risk change female choice for male partners and modifies offspring  phenotype (i.e. tail length, activity, thermal preference, dispersal behaviour) through maternal and grand-maternal... Continue Reading →

Phenotypic heterogeneity and biological invasions

Ecological invasions are a major threat to biodiversity and an important element of global change with major economic and ecological costs. Invasions occur when a species introduced to areas beyond its native range spreads from the point of introduction, becomes abundant and have large negative impacts on native species. The management of invasive species is... Continue Reading →

Evolutionary ecology of dispersal and spatially structured populations

Another major project focuses on the ultimate causes and  internal and external triggers of dispersal. We are particularly interested in the resulting dispersal syndrome (i.e. phenotypic specialization in dispersers), its dependency on environmental context (i.e. conditional dispersal syndrome), and the consequences for meta-population and meta-community in a context of global change. We couple experimental approaches... Continue Reading →

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