The Alpine Marmot Project

Welcome to the Alpine Marmot Project

A new PhD student in the marmot team

In September the research team welcome a new PhD student, Pierre Dupont, who will work on the population dynamics and sociality of Alpine marmots. Specifically, Pierre will study the influence … Continue reading

September 2, 2013

The Alpine Marmot Project in Alpes Magazine!

Following the visit of Carole and Denis Favre-Bonvin from “Lumières des Alpes”, an article on the Alpine Marmot Project has been published in Alpes Magazine. Thank you to Carole, Denis, … Continue reading

August 7, 2013

First Marmot Day

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Vanoise National Park, the first Marmot Day was held in the natural reserve of the Grande Sassière July 3, 2013. On … Continue reading

July 3, 2013

Participate in Marmothon!

Thanks to our research, we have demonstrated over the past twenty years the number of pups in the litters has diminished. This decline is linked to climate change (in particular … Continue reading

May 30, 2013

Help urban children to learn about the Alpine ecosystem!

The Alpine Marmot Project engages with primary schools to raise awareness and understanding of the Alpine environment.

March 17, 2013

Cindy Canale, our new post-doctoral student !

In collaboration with the University of Zürich, we are investigating the physiological, behavioural and demographic responses of marmots to environmental change. All we needed was an eco-physiologist, who would help … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alpine marmots suffer from climate change!!!

Good news again today, Marion Tafani got her second manuscript accepted for publication in Ecology! Congratulations to Marion. Although her findings pictured a dark future for our furry friends… Title. … Continue reading

November 14, 2012