Evolution and Ecology

Our researches aim to understand the impact of global changes on insect’s diversity, abundance and ecology in the context of food security and public health. We are working on insect models with positive outcome on human well-being such as natural enemies of crop pests, edible insects and pollinators, either negative outcome such as crop pests and vectors of mammal parasites. Objectives are to identify the mechanisms underlying insect responses to biotic and abiotic pressures, and to predict subsequent global change impacts towards applied perspectives in environmental management and biodiversity conservation. The main study sites are located in continental Europe, East and Central Africa, and Latin America.

Keywords: Faunistic, taxonomy, molecular systematics, biogeography, phylogeography, population dynamics, community ecology, population genetics, coevolution, speciation mechanisms, disturbance, invasive species, mitochondrial DNA, microsatellites, GIS, tropical Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, America South Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Poaceae, Zea mays, Sorghum, Pennisetum, Setaria, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Busseola spp, Sesamia spp, Gelechiidae, Tecia solanivora, Phthorimaea opercullela, Symmetrischema tangolias, Hymenoptera, Braconidae, PolyDNAvirus, Cotesia sesamiae, Cotesia flavipes, Wolbachia, Reduviidae, Rhodnius spp.

Team Members :

CNRS campus (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) :

DEEIT_PAGE_ID_KaiserLaure Kaiser-Arnauld, Senior Research Scientist, CNRS. DEEIT_PAGE_ID_CapdevielleDulacClaire Capdevielle-Dulac, Engineer, IRD.
DEEIT_PAGE_ID_CartonYves Carton, Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, CNRS. DEEIT_PAGE_ID_LegallPhilippe LeGall, Research Scientist, IRD.
DEEIT_PAGE_ID_MougelFlorence Mougel, Professor, Paris-Sud 11. DEEIT_PAGE_ID_MougelHéloïse Bastide, Professor, Paris-Sud 11.
DEEIT_PAGE_IDRémi Jeannette, Technician, IRD. DEEIT_PAGE_ID_HarryMyriam Harry, Professor, Paris-Sud 11.
François Rebaudo, Engineer, IRD. Taiadjana Marques Fortuna, Engineer, IRD.
Baptiste Régnier, PhD student, AgroParisTech, France. Marie Merle, PhD student, University Paris-Saclay, France.
Fabrice Requier, Research Scientist, IRD. Lionel Garnery, Professor, University Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.
Hélène, Legout, Engineer, CNRS. Alice Michel-Salzat, Professor, University Paris Diderot.

UNIAndes (Bogota, Colombie)

DEEIT_PAGE_ID_DupasStéphane Dupas, Research Scientist, IRD. DEEIT_PAGE_IDCamilo Patarroyo, PhD student, UniAndes, Colombie.

ICIPE (Nairobi, Kenya) :

DEEIT_PAGE_IDPaul-André Calatayud, Research Scientist, IRD. Bonoukpoè Mawuko, Sokamé, PhD student, University de Nairobi, Kenya.