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Quentin Martinez

PhD student
CNRS

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Work interests

I am interested in the evolution of olfaction and thermoregulation in vertebrates. My current research focus on the morpho-anatomical aspects of olfactory related structures (turbinates, turbinals, cribriform plate, olfactory bulb…) of mammals (with a focus on rodents, shrews, moles, and tenrecs). Using X-ray microtomography (3D X-ray µCT, CT scan) and quantitative comparative methods, I investigate morphological convergence driven by dietary (herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore) and habitat (terrestrial, fossorial, subterranean, and aquatic). My goal is to develop an integrative approach combining morphology, transcriptomics, genomics, immuno-histology (immunohistochemistry), and performances.
I am also a wildlife photographer specialized in reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. I have done fieldwork in French Guiana, Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. Contact: quentinmartinezphoto@gmail.com

Keywords :

Olfaction – Thermoregulation – Convergence – 3D CT scan – Mammals

PhD supervisor(s) :

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.