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Research Unit BOREA : Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems

The Research Unit BOREA « Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems » aims at investigating evolutionary biology and ecology of aquatic organisms. The objective is to understand the origin, the role and the evolutionary mechanisms of aquatic biodiversity (from molecules to ecosystems) and to contribute predicting the responses to global, anthropogenic and climatic, changes.

A large array of biological models are studied, including micro-organisms (bacteria and diatoms) and metazoa (such as cnidaria, annelids, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, chondrychthyans, teleosts, …). Models are chosen for their phylogenetic position, biological cycle, ecological and economic relevance.

Recent papers

  1. Schickele A, Leroy B, Beaugrand G, et al. (2020) Modelling European small pelagic fish distribution: Methodological insights. Ecological Modelling 416:108902. doi:
  2. Revel M, Châtel A, Perrein-Ettajani H, et al. (2020) Realistic environmental exposure to microplastics does not induce biological effects in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Marine Pollution Bulletin 150:1-10. doi:
  3. Gaillard B, Lazareth CE, Lestrelin H, et al. (2019) Seasonal oxygen isotope variations in freshwater bivalve shells as recorders of Amazonian rivers hydrogeochemistry. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 1-15. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2019.1666120
  4. Tourneroche A, Lami R, Hubas C, et al. (2019) Bacterial–Fungal Interactions in the Kelp Endomicrobiota Drive Autoinducer-2 Quorum Sensing. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:1693. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01693
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  5. Chalant A, Jézéquel C, Keith P, Hugueny B (2019) The global geography of fish diadromy modes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: DOI: 10.1111/geb.12931

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