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International Research Programs

Team 2: Reproduction and development of aquatic organisms: evolution, adaptation, regulations

Eel genome project

2010 to 2016

The eel genome project has been founded by an international consortium (Netherlands, France, Japan, Norway).

The draft genomes of two eel species, the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, and the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, have been sequenced using the Illumina method.

The ongoing project includes further assembly of the European eel genome by using ew methodologies for direct sequencing and analysis of Megabase size DNA.

The consortium is also organising international conferences and workshops on eel genomics and transcriptomics.

Team 4: Larval dispersal and communities organization in austral and tropical island systems

Project Melanesia-Hotspot

2015 to 2017

The main objective of our project is to inventory in CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) priority sites freshwater fish and crustaceans in Solomon and Vanuatu in order to fill the gaps identified at IUCN Redlisting workshop. It will propose management solutions that will assist environmental managers, land-owners, local communities and all those interested in sustainable freshwater management. This work will provide help:

Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems

Team 6: Source and transfer of organic matter in aquatic ecosystems


2017 to 2018

In recent years, the use of geochemical markers in geosciences and ecology has considerably increased in order to improve understanding of the functioning of hydrosystems. Within the Amazon basin, the main hydrogeochemical databases are provided by the HYBAM observatory, which has been monitoring different stations for more than 10 years. The size and complexity of the basin make monthly water monitoring logistically and financially complex, especially in the long term.