Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM) is a research institution focusing on biodiversity origins, dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms and processes.
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Research at ISEM

Field, experimental and theoretical research on fundamental evolutionary biology issues concerns both current and past biodiversity, while encompassing a broad range of organisms and environments. This fundamental research dovetails with applied and predictive research on a major 21st century scientific and social issue in interaction with the humanities, medicine and society – to what extent is biodiversity able to cope with global change?

Science for all

Are you interested in biological evolution and ecology but not a specialist? Here you will find podcasts, films, videos, books and events that discuss our research and how it relates to current scientific and social issues such as the biodiversity crisis, human medicine, animal health and climate change.
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Latest news

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Franck Courchamp, Christophe Diagne, Rodolphe Gozlan
How much are invasive species costing us?
CNRS, March 2021

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Vincent Devictor & Laurent Godet
Ecology: The Scientific Literature Dominated by Men and a Handful of Countries
CNRS March 2021

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an article by Nicola Fischer (PEM)
Population genetics as a tool to elucidate pathogen reservoirs: Lessons from Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose disease in bats

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an article by Julien Claude (MaD)
Estimating the phylogeny of geoemydid turtles (Cryptodira) from landmark data: an assessment of different methods
ugust 2019

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an article by Pierre-Olivier Antoine (PAL)
A new rhinoceros clade from the Pleistocene of Asia sheds light on mammal dispersals to the Philippines

ERC H2020 project

Jonathan Romiguier (PI), Evolutionary genomics of royalty in Messor hybridogenetic ants (ROYALMESS), 2021-2026

Next events

29/04/2021 at 4 pm

PhD thesis defence

Quentin Martinez
Olfactory and thermoregulatory capacities in small terrestrial mammals: a turbinal bone approach

12/04/2021 at 11h30 am

Monday Webinar

A seminar by Emira Chérif | Fish Diversity and Aquaculture team |BioSS department
A tale of an invader: Reconstructing the genomic history of invasive topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) populations

An article by Nicola Fischer | Phylogeny and molecular evolution team |Genφ department
Population genetics as a tool to elucidate pathogen reservoirs: Lessons from Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose disease in bats (doi)
Seminar time is 1 h

 

One of ISEM's primary missions is to train future generations of researchers, teachers and experts in evolutionary biology, ecology and biodiversity sciences.

Education & training

Check out the thesis topics offered at ISEM for the 2021 doctoral school competition

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The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.