Adaptation of marine vertebrates to environmental changes – AVEC

Through a multidisciplinary and integrative approach, the AVEC team seeks to determine how and to what extent environmental changes affect the ecological and evolutionary processes of animal species, and what are the limits of the adaptive capacities of species in the face of changes. their environment: in other words, what are the tipping points at different levels of biological organization – from the genome to the dynamics of populations and ecosystems, including the individual, his physiology and his strategies? behavioral. Our studies, on so-called exotic biological models of mainly marine vertebrates, integrate the development of innovative methodologies in instrumentation and modeling (e.g. electronic monitoring, biologging, robotics, also including the use of artificial intelligence methods), in order to limit manipulations and potential impact on individuals, while opening up new perspectives for research in evolutionary ecology. The long-term monitoring of sentinel species (Living Observatories) developed within the team are valuable tools for identifying tipping points and for implementing strategies for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.

Scientific coordinator: Céline LE BOHEC

AVEC Team Members