Evolution et plasticité des capacités cognitives

Thèmes

En interagissant avec son environnement, un individu est contraint à faire des choix quant aux informations qu’il va assimiler et quant au comportement à adopter selon les situations. Ainsi, un individu doit balancer différentes sources d’informations (informations sociales obtenues par interaction avec d’autres individus, informations personnelles cumulées par l’individu lors de processus d’essais et d’erreurs…). Quels sont les facteurs qui influent sur cette balance ? Comment la sélection naturelle agit-elle sur ces processus ? En intégrant à la fois des approches de biologie comportementales, de génétiques et de neurobiologies nous cherchons à comprendre comment interagissent ces différentes sources d’informations et comment les individus adaptent leurs comportements à des conditions variées.

 

Membres de l’équipe:


Frédéric Mery : chargé de recherche, responsable de l’équipe

Céline Moreno : Ingénieur de recherche



Serafino Teseo : Post Doctorante

Liisa Veerus: Etudiante Erasmus


 

Publications

  1. Thomas, F., C. Jacqueline, T. Tissot, M. Henard, S. Blanchet, G. Loot, E. Dawson, F. Mery, F. Renaud, J. Montagne, C. Beckmann, P. A. Biro, R. Hamede & B. Ujvari (2017) The importance of cancer cells for animal evolutionary ecology. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1592-1595. 10.1038/s41559-017-0343-z.
  2. Thomas, F., S. Rome, F. Mery, E. Dawson, J. Montagne, P. A. Biro, C. Beckmann, F. Renaud, R. Poulin, M. Raymond & B. Ujvari (2017) Changes in diet associated with cancer: An evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary Applications, 10, 651-657. 10.1111/eva.12465.
  3. Sueur, C. & F. Mery (2017) Editorial: Social Interaction in Animals: Linking Experimental Approach and Social Network Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 3. 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00035.
  4. Arnal, A., C. Jacqueline, B. Ujvari, L. Leger, C. Moreno, D. Faugere, A. Tasiemski, C. Boidin-Wichlacz, D. Misse, F. Renaud, J. Montagne, A. Casali, B. Roche, F. Mery & F. Thomas (2017) Cancer brings forward oviposition in the fly Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 272-276. 10.1002/ece3.2571.
  5. Philippe, A.-S., R. Jeanson, C. Pasquaretta, F. Rebaudo, C. Sueur & F. Mery (2016) Genetic variation in aggregation behaviour and interacting phenotypes in Drosophila. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 283. 10.1098/rspb.2015.2967.
  6. Teseo S; Veerus L; Mery F Fights,2016. sex and behavioral plasticity: social experience determines fruit flies’ behavior across different functional contexts  Naturwissenschaften (in press)
  7. Pasquaretta C, Klenschi E, Pansanel J, Battesti M, Mery F, Sueur C 2016 Understanding dynamics of information transmission in Drosophila melanogaster using RSiena. Frontiers in Psychology (in press).
  8. Pasquaretta C, Battesti M, Klenschi E, Bousquet C, Sueur C, Mery F 2016 How social network structure affects decision-making in Drosophila melanogaster phenotypes Roy. Soc. Lond. B (in press)
  9. Foucaud, J; Moreno, C; Gibert, P; Pascual, M; Rezende, E; Mery, F 2016 Native and introduced Drosophila suboscura populations do not differ in their learning ability of oviposition site ecology&evolution (in press)
  10. Tissot T, Arnal A, Jacqueline C, Poulin R, Lefevre T, Mery F, Renaud F, Roche B, Massol F, Salzet M, Ewald P, Tasiemski A, Ujvari A,Thomas F 2016 Host manipulation by cancer cells: expectations, facts and therapeutic implications Bioessays (in press)
  11. Ujvari B, Biro PA, Beckmann B, Arnal A, Tasiemki A, Massol F, Salzet M, Mery F, Boidin-Wichlacz C, Renaud F, Vittecoq M, Tissot T, Roche R, Poulin R, Thomas F 2016 Cancer and life-history traits: lessons from host-parasite interactions Parasitology (in press)
  12. Teseo S; Veerus L; Moreno C; Mery F 2016 Sexual harassment induces a fitness cost but does not constrain the acquisition of environmental information in fruit flies Letters (in press)
  13. Battesti M; Pasquaretta, C; Moreno C; Teseo S; Joly D; klenschi E; Petit O; Sueur C; Mery F 2015 Ecology of information: Social transmission dynamics within groups of non-social insects Roy. Soc. Lond. B 282 (1801)
  14. Battesti M , Moreno C, Joly D, Mery F 2015 Biased social transmission in Drosophila oviposition choice Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(1) 83-87
  15. Battesti M , Moreno C, Joly D, Mery F 2014 Biased social transmission in Drosophila oviposition choice Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (in press)
  16. Mery F 2013 Natural Variation in Learning and Memory Current Opinion in Neurobiology (in press)
  17. Kohn NR, Reaume CJ, Burns J, Sokolowski MB, Mery F 2013 Social environment influences performance in a cognitive task in natural variants of the foraging gene Plos One 8(12): e81272. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081272
  18. Foucaud J, Philippe AS, Moreno C, Mery F 2013 A genetic polymorphism affecting personal versus public information use in a spatial learning task in Drosophila melanogaster Roy. Soc. Lond. B (in press).
  19. Lagasse F, Moreno C, Preat T, Mery F 2012 Functional and evolutionary trade-offs co-occur between two consolidated memory phases in Drosophila melanogaster Roy. Soc. Lond. B 279 (1744):4015-4023.
  20. G. Burns, N. Svetec, L. Rowe, F. Mery, M. Dolan, W.T. Boyce, M.B. Sokolowski. 2012. Gene-environment interplay in Drosophila melanogaster: Chronic food deprivation in early-life affects adult exploratory and fitness traits. Proc. Natl Acad Sci USA 109: 17239-17244.
  21. Battesti M, Moreno C, Joly D and Mery F. 2012 Spread of social information and dynamics of social transmission within Current Biology 22(4) 309-313.
  22. Hutchinson, J. M. C. Stephens D. W., Bateson M., Couzin I., Dukas R., Giraldeau L., Hills T. T., Mery, F. and Winterhalder, B. 2012. Evolution of Search, Adaptation and Phylogeny. In: Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain.
  23. Burns J, Foucaud J, Mery F 2011 Costs of memory: lessons from « mini” brains Roy. Soc. Lond. B 278(1707): 923-929.
  24. Reaume C, Sokolowski MB, Mery F 2011 A natural genetic polymorphism affects retroactive interference in Drosophila melanogaster Roy. Soc. Lond. B 278(1702): 91-98.
  25. Foucaud J, Burns J, Mery F 2010 Use of spatial information and search strategies in a water maze analog in Drosophila melanogaster PLoS ONE 5(10)
  26. Danchin E, Blanchet S, Mery F and Wagner RH 2010 Do invertebrates have culture? Communicative & Integrative Biology 3(4) 303-305
  27. Mery F Book Review: Cognitive Ecology II. Quarterly Review of Biology (in press)
  28. Burns J and Mery F 2010 Transgenerational memory effect of ageing in Drosophila, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(4): 678-686
  29. Mery F and Burns J 2010 Behavioural plasticity: an interaction between evolution and experience Evolutionary Ecology 24(3): 571-583
  30. Mery F, Varela S, Danchin E, Blanchet S, Parejo D, Coolen I and Wagner R 2009 Public versus personal information for mate copying in an invertebrate Current Biology 19(9):730-734.
  31. Lagasse F, Devaud JM and Mery F 2009 “A switch from cycloheximide-resistant consolidated memory to cycloheximide-sensitive reconsolidation and extinction in DrosophilaJournal of Neuroscience 29(7): 2225-2230.
  32. Mery F 2008 “Evolutionary biology of learning in insect: the search for food” in “insect taste” (ed. Newland P, Cobb M, Marion-Poll F, Taylor Francis P 243-256).
  33. Mery F, Belay AT, So AK-C, Sokolowski MB, Kawecki TJ 2007 “Natural polymorphism affecting learning and memory in Drosophila Natl Acad Sci USA 104:13051–13055.
  34. Mery F, Pont J, Preat T and Kawecki TJ 2007 ‘’Experimental evolution of olfactory memory in Drosophila melanogaster’’ Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80 (4): 399-405
  35. Mery F. 2006 “Aging and its differential effects on consolidated memory forms in DrosophilaExperimental Gerontology 42(1-2): 99-101