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 Benoît Pichon (BioDICée)
Quality matters: Stoichiometry of resources modulates spatial feedbacks in aquatic‐terrestrial meta‐ecosystems
Ecology Letters, July 2023

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Fabien Condamine contributed to the Kew 2023 report on the state of the world’s flora
Kew garden, Oct. 2023

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A spotlight on Laurent Marivaux
Digging up ancient animals in Amazonia
Nature, September 2023

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an article by Elodie Pepey (AQUABIOS)
Cytogenotoxicity Screening of Urban and Rural Marshes: An Integrated In Vivo Approach Coupling Fish and Plant‐Based Tests Adapted for Low‐Income Countries
SETAC, March 2023

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an article by Emmanuel Paradis (MaD)
Population density and genetic diversity are positively correlated in wild felids globally
Wiley July 2023

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Laurent Marivaux et al.
The unlikely survival of ancient monkeys, swept across the Atlantic Ocean
National, July. 2023

Next events

07/12/2023 at 2 pm

PhD thesis defence

Eliette Reboud
A comprehensive phylogenomic approach to study diversification, host -plant shifts and biogeography in two tribes of swallowtail butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

04/12/2023 at 11h30 am

Monday webinar

A seminar by Chéima Barhoumi |Extreme Environments team |Past dept.
Holocene environnement from boreal forests of Russia and forest-steppes of Mongolia

An article by Charlotte Faurie |Evolutionary anthropology team |BioSS dept.
The effect of the 7R allele at the DRD4 locus on risk tolerance is independent of background risk in Senegalese fishermen (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

ISEM offers research internships and PhD theses throughout the year

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