OT-Med researchers participated in the II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology (Montpellier, Aug 2018) where Didier Aurelle and Bruno Fady chaired Symposium 76 on Evolutionary management of Wild populations.

They also presented their latest research, partly supported by OT-Med, on evolution and adaptation of the Mediterranean biodiversity, whilst Aurélien de Jode presented his OT-Med funded PhD research on Understanding ecological functioning of coralligenous habitats, and building new indicators based on genetic tools to assess their GES (good environmental status).


Climate change and the evolutionary challenge of Mediterranean biodiversity
B. Fady, M. Bally, A. Bondeau, F. Carlotti, A. Chenuil, W. Cramer, J-P. Féral, T. Gauquelin, A-C. Monnet, S. Thomas, F. Van Wambeke, D. Aurelle

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From seascape genomics to community ecology: comparing the physical factors structuring genetic diversity within a bioengineer species of the coralligenous habitats with those structuring the species composition of the coralligenous community
by De Jode A, David R, Rocher C, Selva M, Haguenauer A, Sartoretto S, Feral JP, Chenuil A. 

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Bridging the gap between evolutionary and conservation biology: the case of a previous octocoral threatened by global change, the Mediterranean red coral
by D. Aurelle, M Pratlong, A. Haguenauer, P. Pontarotti, N. Bensoussan, J. Garrabou, E. Toulza, G. Mitta, JB Ledoux