Hélène's proposal to the European Research Council has been selected for funding. Several postdoc research positions are going to be available through this grant. Contact Hélène if you are interested in joining the group!
Our paper on the mammalian latitudinal diversity gradient, first-authored by Jonathan, is accepted at PloS Biology. Congrats Jo!
Fabien got awarded a prestigious International Outgoing Marie-Curie Fellowship. Congrats Fab!
This month, research from our research group was presented by group members in Toulouse, the Museum of Natural History and the Institute Henri Poincaré.
The french research network on Statistical Ecology coordinated by Olivier Gimenez receives support from the CNRS. Hélène coordinates the 'phylogeny' part of this network with Emmanuel Paradis.
Irena will be with us for two weeks, working on a cool project linking genome size and diversification in plants.
Charles Marshall, Tiago Quental and Hélène organize a workshop sponsored by the France Berkeley Fund on "Long term diversity dynamics: integrating molecular phylogenies and the fossil record". The workshop will be held Sept 23-25 and is open, so if you can make it to Berkeley, don't hesitate to join us!
Post-meeting news: check this cool post by Tracy Heath. Glad you enjoyed the workshop Tracy!
Luna and Jana in Paris
PhD students Luna Sanchez Reyes from Mexico and Jana Smrčková from the University of South Bohemia joined the lab for small internships. Welcome girls!
David Nogues-Bravo kindly invited Hélène to be the IBS representative for France. Biogeographers working in France, if you would like to communicate your opinion and thoughts about the biogeographic research and the community of biogeographers in France, or how to make Biogeography a more prominent discipline in France, this would be most useful! Hélène will attend the IBS early career conference to be held in Canberra in January 2014.
Jessica just arrived. She will spend her sabbatical here (a full year!), sponsored by the prestigious Blaise Pascal fellowship.
Fabien and Hélène participated in the third ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.
Victoria Culshaw joined the lab for a short internship. She will be here until the end of August.
Postdocs Dan Moen and Fabien Condamine present their work in Sevilla and at the MNHN.
Chateaubriand fellow Hannah Salim arrived in Paris for her first visit. Awesome!
Jess Green was named a Guggenheim Fellow for her visit in Paris. Looking forward to your visit, Jess!
Hélène participates in a catalysis meeting on integrating phylogenies & fossils organized by Sam Price, Graham Slater and Lars Schmitz. A lot of cool people and discussions there!
Lucile Morelle joins the Lab. She is co-advised by Amandine Véber. Welcome Lucile!
Hélène animates a session on modeling during these days at the crossroad between Ecology, Economy and Law organized by the interdisciplinary section of the CNRS.
Pierre-Henri’s proposal on adaptive and non-adaptive radiations has been accepted for an IOF postodc between Jonathan Losos’s Lab at Harvard and my Lab. Congrats!
Dan’s proposal with Elodie Courtois and Anthony Herrel on phenotypic variation, morphology and performance in frogs has been granted. Congrats!
Hannah got awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand fellowship to visit the Lab. She will be in Paris until July. Welcome Hannah!
Hélène, Fabien and Jonathan visit Tiago Quental at USP as part of the Chaire francaise dans l’état de Sao Paulo program. Hélène gives a seminar at the Southern Summer School in Mathematical Biology. Hélène presents research from her group at the departmental seminar.
Hélène joins the CNRS interdisciplinary committee, section 51.
Our paper is now in press at Ecology Letters. Congrats Fabien!
Erick Matsen kindly invited Hélène to give a Phyloseminar. Thank you Erick for this great initiative, all phyloseminars are recorded and can be seen here.
Frederic Austerlitz kindly invited Hélène to give a Evolmol seminar. Thanks Frederic.
It was so nice to have Jess around for a week. Looking forward to her sabbatical next year!
Hélène is just coming back from the Do-Son Thematic School, Vietnam, organized by Martine Hossaert-McKey and Pierre-Michel Forget. What a great experience! Thanks Martine and PM for inviting me!
Don’t miss the PhyloSmile workshop on Phylogenetic approaches to diversification, co-organized by Hélène and Amaury Lambert. Elisabeth, Fabien and Jonathan will be presenting their work there.
Hélène will act as a “resource” person (whatever that means...) during these “prospective days“ (dito) in Avignon.
Hélène joined the scientific committee of SMPGD.
Regis Ferriere kindly invited Hélène to participate and present at the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory working group.
Fabien and Hélène participated in the first ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.
All of you who were there know it was a great meeting.
Hannah Salim got awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand fellowship to visit the lab. Hannah is a PhD student at UC Berkeley in Matthew Potts’ group. Congratulations Hannah, and welcome!
Our France-Berkeley project with Charles Marshall has been selected for funding .
Mike Hochberg and Marcel Holyoak kindly invited me to present research from the lab at the Ecology Letters conference on ecological effects of environmental change, to be held in Paris on June 22nd.
Celine Poux kindly invited me to present at the ”Phylogeny Day”, to be held in Lille on June 18th.
Laurent Duret and Michael Blum kindly invited me to give a talk at the Biodiversity and Bioinformatics 2012 conference, to be held in Lyon on June 8th.
Susanne Fritz and Daniele Silvestro kindly invited me to give a talk at the Center for Biodiversity and Climate in Frankfurt.
My application to the Franco-Brazilian collaboration program with Tiago Quental has been granted. Members of the Lab will be visiting Tiago in Sao Paulo for 2 months!
Yacine Ben Chehida, Prince Peprah Osei and Elisabeth Reyes started their master internship this month. Welcome and good luck!
Michael Lassig kindly invited me to give a talk at the 2012 Cologne Spring Meeting on Molecular Ecology and Evolution.
Postdoctoral researcher Fabien Condamine joined the Lab. He is funded by my ANR-CHEX project. Welcome Fabien!
Our project “Community Assembly on Remote Islands: Does the Equilibrium Theory Apply?” coordinated by Christophe Thébaud has been selected by the FRB. Should be fun!
I am monitoring a session entitled “Ecology and Genomics” at the Statistical Methods for Post Genomic Data symposium, to be held in Lyon on January 26-27.
I will participate in the workshop Selection in Population Genetics, organized by Aleksandra Walcsak and Michael Desai, to be held in Paris on Dec 6-7.
The University of Paris-Sud, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Normale Supérieure launch a new master program, entitled Mathematics for Life Sciences. I will teach classes in this master program.
Etienne Pardoux kindly invited me to give a talk at the Mathematics, Evolution and Genome seminar series in Marseille.
My paper with Todd Parsons and Joshua Plotkin is now available at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. This paper was featured by Science Daily and the CNRS. Read also this commentary by Tanja Stadler.
Pierre-Henri Fabre kindly invited me to give a talk at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen.
Franck Jabot and myself are organizing a symposium entitled "Evolutionary history, ecosystem function, and conservation biology: new perspectives" at the european ecological meeting, to be held in Avila on September 25-29. This symposium is co-sponsored by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) and the French Ecological Society (SFE). PhD student Jonathan Rolland will be there too!
PhD student Jonathan Rolland joined the Lab. Welcome Jonathan!
The French National Research Agency (ANR, programme Chaire d'Excellence) selected my project ECOEVOBIO "ECOlogical and EVOlutionary determinants of BIOdiversity: integrating biogeography, functional ecology, and macroevolution" for funding. A postdoctoral position associated with this project is available!
Luke Harmon got me there (thanks Luke!). He suggested it could be a fun experience...
Neo Martinez presented our research entitled "Phylogenetic tools elucidate effects of trophic interactions on community assembly" at the ESA Organized Oral Session "Evolutionary Processes in Ecological Networks" organized by Jennifer Dunne, held in Austin on August 10th.
Just coming back from a summer school for the students from the EcoSciences program at the Ecole Polytechnique. This summer school, organized by Jérôme Chave, was held in the Nouragues research station situated in the middle of the tropical forest in French Guyana. It was a wonderful experience!
The same month, I participated in two workshops, one organized by ecologists Nicolas Mouquet and Wilfried Thuiller, and the other one organized by applied mathematicians Nicolas Champagnat and Sylvie Méléard. I also gave talks at the ISEM in Montpellier, and at the Ecology, Systematic and Evolution Department at Orsay.
Videos of the CEE symposium entitled “Integrating ecology into macroevolutionary research” held last March in London are now available online. A meeting report is also available in Biology Letters.
I will be participating in the workshop “Diversity dynamics on oceanic islands: linking past and present” organized by Rosemary Gillepsie, to take place in Berkeley on 8-10 December.
I will be participating in the Royal Society workshop “Biological diversity in a changing world” organized by Anne Magurran and Maria Dornelas, to take place at the Kavli Institute on 25-26 October and in London on 27-28 October.
I will officially start my research position with the french National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). I will be based at the Center for Applied Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
My paper with Joshua Plotkin and Matthew Potts is freely available online at PloS Biology. This paper has been evaluated as “Must Read” by Katia Koelle on Faculty of 1000, and featured in Science Daily.