Projects

Today, all my projects involve experimental approaches in the lab. They can be divided in four projects.

 1- Animal cultural evolution

Keywords: Non-genetic heredity, Social information, Mate choice, Animal culture
Biological models: Drosophila melanogaster, Fish (Danio, sailfin Moly, Mosquitoe fish)
Funding: ANR (Project’s name: Soc-h2)
Collaboration: Guillaume Isabel (CRCA, Toulouse)

2- Epigenetic evolution

Keywords: Epigenetic inheirtance, Experimental evolution
Biological Model: The pea Aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris)
Funding: IDEX Toulouse Émergence (project’s name: EPI-H2)
Collaboration: Jean-Louis Hemptinne (EDB), Benoit Pujol (EDB), Christophe Thébaud (EDB), Olivier Bouchez (Get-PlaGe, Auzeville), Daniel Sobral (IGC Lisbonne), Christophe Gruneau (Perpignan).

3- Theoretical approaches to non-genetic inheritance

Keywords: Non-genetic inheritance, Evolution
Funding: None
Collaborations: Arnaud Pocheville (Australie)

4- Strict monogamy

Keywords: Sexual selection, mating systems, Extrapair paternity and behaviour, Microbiology, Sperme gerontology
Biological Model: the Kittiwake bird (Rissa tridactyla)
Funding: Project that funded by the French Polar Institute (IPEV) from 2004 to 2013. Currently we are exploiting our data and publishing it. It’s become a side project
Collaboration: Richard H. Wagner (Autriche), Scott A. Hatch (Alaska)

Meaning of acronyms
ANR: Agence Nationale de la Recherche
CRCA: Centre de Recherche sur la cognition animale (other lab in University Paul Sabatier)
EDB: évolution & Diversité Biologique (My lab)
IGC: Gulbenkian Institut of Science (Lisbon)
IPEV: Institut Paul Émile Victor (French polar Institute)