The Alpine Marmot Project

Welcome to the Alpine Marmot Project

Principal and Co-investigators

A Cohas
Dr. Aurélie Cohas is Assistant Professor for the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Aurélie’s key research interests are the behavioural ecology of social mammals, with a primary goal of understanding how animal behaviour can influence animal performances, such as survival and reproductive success.

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D Allainé Prof. Dominique Allainé is Professor for the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. His specific areas of research are evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology. Dominique is interested in evolutionary causes of social behaviours and mate choice in particular.

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C BonenfantDr. Christophe Bonenfant is a CNRS researcher working for the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. As an ecologist, Christophe’s work focuses on the population ecology and evolution of life history traits of herbivorous mammals. He has been particularly interested in the effects of sexual selection on population dynamics and life history traits. He pays special attention to the application of its results to wildlife management, mainly of ungulate species through a close collaboration with wildlife managers  fom ONCFS (France’s National Office of Game and Wildlife).

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Dr. Benjamin Rey is a CNRS engineer working for the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Benjamin is an ecological physiologist with a strong experience in both field and laboratory work. His research interests focus on metabolic and mitochondrial adaptations developed by endotherms and ectotherms in response to environmental stress (cold exposure, freezing tolerance, hypoxia, food deprivation) and stress associated to social constraints and interspecific interactions. He also investigate the physiology of oxidative stress (i.e. the physiology of the redox homeostasis) analyzing the balance between pro-oxidant molecules and the antioxidants defenses in several animal models. He is involved in the marmot project since 2012.

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