Ben HallerBen Haller, CEFE « The role of heterogeneity in adaptation and speciation »
In this talk, I will discuss two theoretical models, involving individual-based simulations, that explore the dynamics surrounding heterogeneity (among environments, organisms, populations, and species) in the evolutionary process.  One model explores the patterns of selection observed in natural populations, in an attempt to resolve the long-standing « paradox of stasis ».  The other model explores the effects of complex spatial environmental heterogeneity on adaptation and evolutionary branching.  The relationship of these models to a broad conceptual framework involving the propagation of heterogeneity upward through successive levels of biological complexity will be discussed.

Séminaire d’Ecologie et Evolution

Vendredi 29 novembre 2013 à 11h30
Salle Louis Thaler (ISEM, UM2, bat 22, 2e étage)
contact: Luis-Miguel Chevin

Séminaire du Lundi 1er décembre – Matthew Hartfield

Matthew Hartfield, actuellement en post-doc au laboratoire MIVEGEC et qui a aussi collaboré avec Sylvain Glémin du dpt Génome, qui nous parlera de:

« Population genetic models: investigating different modes of inheritance »

Venez nombreux l’écouter Lundi prochain à 11h salle Louis thaler, bat 22, 2e étage, Université Montpellier 2.


L’équipe Evolution et Ecologie des Communautés à participé au 6ème édition du Marathon de Nice-Cannes dimanche 10 novembre 2013. (un parcours de 42.195 km longeant le bord de mer de Nice à Cannes)

L’équipe est composée de Isabelle Gounand, Marie Vasse, Sarah Calba, Florian Schneider,  Andreï Akhmetzhanov et Simon Benateau. à vous !

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SEMINAIRE DU LUNDI 18 novembre / Daniel Promislow


promislowLundi prochain Daniel Promislow (University of Washington, Seattle), en visite pour la thèse d’Olivier Cotto, donnera un séminaire en salle Louis Thaler à 11h.  Il parlera de vieillissement:

Metabolomics, Networks and Aging

Scientists have uncovered an impressive array of genes and gene pathways associated with longevity in laboratory organisms, but a comprehensive understanding of aging in natural populations has eluded us. We are faced with the challenge that aging is a complex phenotype influenced by an exceedingly large number of genetic and environmental factors. Of course, this is, in part, what makes the study of aging so fascinating, as it is a trait that integrates biological phenomena from the molecular to the demographic. Here I will describe how high-resolution metabolomic studies in model and non-model systems are helping us to bridge this genotype-phenotype gap, providing both evolutionary and mechanistic explanations for why we age, and why some individuals age faster than others.

Le Labex CeMEB propose une journée de présentation de l’ensemble des plateformes.

Le Labex CeMEB propose une journée de présentation de l’ensemble des plateformes. Voici le programme de cette journée.
L’ensemble des plateformes du Labex CeMEB seront présentées. Nous aurons également des présentations de projets scientifiques d’utilisateurs illustrant ce qu’ont peut réaliser grâce à elles.
Venez nombreux à Montpellier, amphithéâtre de la délégation CNRS, 9H00.

Contact : Erick Desmarais
Tel. 04 67 14 46 89

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press princeton o ronceThe Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary biologists, with contributions from leading researchers, the guide contains more than 100 clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics in seven major areas: phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society. Complete with more than 100 illustrations (including eight pages in color), glossaries of key terms, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, scientists in related fields, and anyone else with a serious interest in evolution