A brief summary of what happened in the SPICI group during summer 2017:
- Aurélie, Céline and Renato had a fruitful worm-sampling session in Britanny in July
- François gave a speech at the ESEB 2017 conference in Groningen
- Virginie's paper on the comparison of immunity among populations of Hediste diversicolor submitted to anthropogenic pollution has been accepted in Science of the Total Environment. The full reference of the paper is:
Cuvillier-Hot, V., Gaudron, S. M., Massol, F., Boidin-Wichlacz, C., Pennel, T., Lesven, L., Net, S., Papot, C., Ravaux, J., Vekemans, X., Billon, G., & Tasiemski, A. (in press) Immune failure reveals vulnerability of populations exposed to pollution in the bioindicator species Hediste diversicolor. Science of the Total Environment
The forum paper on species-gene diversity correlations by Lamy et al. is now published.
This paper has been flagged as Editor's choice by Oikos editor-in-chief!
Lamy, T., Laroche, F., David, P., Massol, F., & Jarne, P. (2017) The contribution of species-genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules. Oikos, 126, 759-771.
A new paper on the interaction between infections and cancer, just published in BMC Cancer!
Jacqueline, C., Tasiemski, A., Sorci, G., Ujvari, B., Maachi, F, Missé, D., Renaud, F., Ewald, P., Thomas, F. and Roche, B. 2017. Infections and cancer: the “fifty shades of immunity” hypothesis. BMC cancer 17, 257.
Two communication pieces on recent papers by the SPICI group:
- A press release by the CNRS on Poirotte et al. "Mandrills use olfaction to socially avoid parasitized conspecifics"
- A post on the Oikos blog on Lamy et al. "The contribution of species–genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules"
Claire's paper has just been accepted by Scientific Reports!
Papot, C., Massol, F., Jollivet, D., & Tasiemski, A. (in press) Antagonistic evolution of an antibiotic and its molecular chaperone: how to maintain a vital ectosymbiosis in a highly fluctuating habitat. Scientific Reports
We'll put the link to the pdf as soon as it's out.
Three books now available with contribution and/or edition by SPICI members.
Ecology and Evolution of Cancer
Networks of Invasion: A Synthesis of Concepts
Networks of Invasion: Empirical Evidence and Case Studies
A quick summary of what happened around February-March 2017:
- Aurélie and François participated in the CNRS "Prospectives INEE" in Bordeaux (Feb 22-24)
- Aurélie presented a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on antimicrobial peptides (Feb 26 - March 3)
- François' abstract has been accepted for the ESEB conference in Groningen
- We received some good news from the ANR
- Two papers have been published:
Jacqueline, C., Biro, P., Beckmann, C., Moller, A. P., Renaud, F., Sorci, G., Tasiemski, A., Ujvari, B., &Thomas, F. (2017) Cancer: a disease at the crossroads of trade-offs. Evolutionary Applications, 10, 215-225.
Jacquot, M., Tixier, P., Flores, O., Muru, D., Massol, F., Derepas, B., Chiroleu, F., & Deguine, J.-P. (2017) Contrasting predation services of predator and omnivore diversity mediated by invasive ants in a tropical agroecosystem. Basic and Applied Ecology, 18, 31-39.