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Dynamics of biodiversity, anthropoecology team
At the crossroads of paleoecology, archaeobiology and evolutionary biology, the Dynamics of biodiversity, anthropoecology team is interested in the dynamics of biodiversity on different time scales, from ancient periods (Mesozoic-Cenozoic) to the last millennia (Holocene). Strongly rooted in the Mediterranean basin, our work focuses both on the interaction networks between organisms (functional ecology) and on the biological and cultural history of domestic plants (in particular, vine, olive, argan, date) and animals (pig, sheep, goat, dog) within human societies (archaeobotany and archaeozoology). Our preferred tools are carpology, anthracology, palynology, the study of fossil leaves and organisms trapped in amber and copal, wood eco-anatomy, traditional and geometric morphometrics.