Aime carla

I'm interested in applying ideas and methods from evolutionary biology to further our understanding of human life history traits (eg. Menopause), and behaviours. Indeed, despite of our particular cognitive abilities, humans are fundamentally an animal species subjected to the laws of evolution. Our current abilities result from millions years of evolution and adaptation in a wide range of very distinct environments. Understanding how adaptation affects contemporary human behaviours and life-history traits is a largely unresolved and fascinating challenge. I'm strongly convinced that a better understanding should come from breaking walls and building bridges between different disciplines.

  1. Aimé C., Déry M., Verlaan P., Paquette D. “Environmental predictors of childhood trajectories of aggression and extreme risk-taking: insights from an interdisciplinary approach”. Submitted to Aggressive behaviours.
  2. Aimé C., Déry M., Verlaan P., Paquette D., 2016. “Une approche évolutionniste de la relation entre l’environnement de l’enfant, les stratégies d’histoire de vie et le développement des troubles du comportement. ” Accepted for publication in Santé, médecine et sciences de l’évolution
  3. Aimé C., Heyer E., Austerlitz, F., 2015. “Inference of sex-specific expansion patterns in human populations from Y-chromosome polymorphism”. Am J Phys Anthropol. 157(2):217-225
  4. Aimé C., Verdu P., Ségurel L., Martinez-Cruz B., Heyer E., Austerlitz F., 2014. “Microsatellite data show recent demographic expansions in sedentary but not in nomadic human populations in Africa and Eurasia.” Eur J Hum Genet, 22, 1201–1207.
  5. Aimé C., Laval G., Patin E., Verdu P., Ségurel L., Chaix R., Hegay T., Quintana-Murci L., Heyer E., Austerlitz F., 2013. “Human genetic data show contrasting demographic patterns between sedentary and nomadic populations predating the emergence of farming.” Mol Biol Evol; 30(12):2629–2644.