Professeur à l'université de Bourgogne
équipe écologie évolutive
CNRS, UMR 5561
Universite de Bourgogne
6, Blvd Gabriel,
21000 Dijon, France
tel (33) 3 80 39 90 29 /Fax 62 31
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Eds Buchet-Castel, 2014
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My main research interests are in the study of host-parasite interactions, sexual selection and mating systems, and bird population biology.
1) Host-parasite interactions
This part of my research is divided in two themes:
- Analysing the proximate causes and adaptive consequences of the influence of parasites with complex life cycles on the behaviour and physiology of their hosts: I am particularly combining ecological and physiological approaches to provide a critical assessment of the 'host-manipulation' hypothesis.
- Assessing the causes and consequences of variation in the prevalence and intensity of infection with blood parasites in two tropical bird species, the Zenaida dove, Zenaida aurita, and the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Loxigilla noctis.
2) Sexual selection and mating systems
At the moment, I am concerned with two main research questions:
- Analyzing the patterns of mating and re-mating in a tropical and monogamous bird species, the Zenaida dove, in relation with phenotypic and genetic individual quality.
- Understanding the evolution of sexual dichromatism within the genus Loxigilla.
3) Bird population biology
This part of my research is about the relative influence of genetic and phenotypic individual quality on life-history traits such as adult survival, recruitment, and breeding success in both the Zenaida dove and the Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus (in cooperation with the Tour du Valat research center).
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last update: february 2014