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 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

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An article by Emmanuel Paradis (MaD)
Seed size variation of trees and lianas in a tropical forest of Southeast Asia: allometry, phylogeny and trait-trait relationships
Front. Plant Sci., May 2022

Next events

21/11/2022 at 11:30 am

Monday webinar

A seminar by Claire Jacquet |Biodiversity: dynamics, interactions and conservation team |Change dept.
What are the effects of extreme events on the biodiversity and biomass of communities?

An article by Mathieu Pélissié |Biodiversity: dynamics, interactions and conservation team |Change dept.
Pushed northward by climate change: range shifts and co-occurrence reshuffling for Northern European Odonates (doi)

18/11/2022 at 2 pm

PhD thesis defence

Nicolas Leurs
Evolutionary origin of biomineralization in vertebrates

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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