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.

Latest news

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an article by Mathieu Pélissié (BioDICée)
Pushed northward by climate change: range shifts and co-occurrence reshuffling for Northern European Odonates

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an article by Pierre-Henri Fabre (PEM)
New Guinea uplift opens ecological opportunity across a continent

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an article by Sylvain Adnet (PAL)
The ecology of modern and fossil vertebrates revisited by lithium isotopes/Exploring diet shifts and ecology in modern sharks using calcium isotopes and trace metal records of their teeth

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an article by Nicolas Hubert (EpoiSS)
Large-scale DNA barcoding of the subfamily Culterinae (Cypriniformes: Xenocyprididae) in East Asia unveils a geographical scale effect, taxonomic warnings and cryptic diversity

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an article by Allowen Evin (DBA)
Archaeophenomics of ancient domestic plants and animals using geometric morphometrics : a review
Peer Community Journal, Mai 2022

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An article by Kazi Ahmed Kabir (AQUABIOS)
Farmed animal production in tropical circular food systems
Springer, Nov. 2021

Next events

05/12/2022 at 11:30 am

Monday seminar

A seminar by Laurent Bouby |Dynamics of biodiversity, anthropoecology team |Past dept.
The South Caucasus, a centre of primary domestication of the vine (Vitis vinifera subsp. vinifera)? A bio-archaeological perspective

An article by Henning Nottebrock |Evolution and demography team |Change dept.
Intraspecific competitive interactions rapidly evolve via spontaneous mutations (doi)

28/11/2022 at 11:30 am

Monday seminar

A seminar by Matthew Hurteau |Extreme Environments team |Past dept.
Changing climate is increasing the potential energy flux from wildfire

An article by Alexandra Alvergne |Evolutionary anthropology team |BioSS dept.
Effect of COVID-19 vaccination on the timing and flow of menstrual periods in two cohorts (doi)

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 2022 doctoral school competition

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