April 2019

Estimating lineage-specific diversification rates

Odile's paper on estimating lineage-specific diversification rates has been accepted in Nature Ecology and Evolution. Congrats Odile!

 

Biodiversity, Epigenetics and the Environment

Hélène presents research from the lab at the EMBL / Collège de France Meeting Biodiversity, Epigenetics and the Environment organized by Edith Heard

 

CEnter for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity

Hélène joins the scientific committee of the CEnter for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity

 

Jonathan and Julien visiting

Former postdocs Jonathan Drury and Julien Clavel visited us in Paris, great to have them back!

 

March 2019

Benoit and Sophia presenting at the YNHM

Benoit and Sophia present their PhD research at the 6th Young Natural History Scientists' Meeting in Paris.

 

ENS cross-Departments meeting day

Hélène presents research from the lab at an interdisciplinary meeting across departments from the ENS.

 

Ana presenting at the GRC

Ana presents her ongoing research on the link between genetic diversity and diversification rates in mammals at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Speciation in Ventura, California.

 

February 2019

LBBE Seminar

Hélène presents research from the lab at the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Lab in Lyon.

 

Odile presenting at the ISYEB

Odile presents her research on estimating diversification rates at the Institute for Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity of the Museum of Natural History.

 

Ana presenting at Alphy 2019

Ana presents her ongoing research on the link between genetic diversity and diversification rates in mammals at the Alphy conference.

 

January 2019

Ignacio Quintero joining the lab

New post-doc Ignacio Quintero joins the lab. Welcome Ignacio!

 

Alfried Vogler

Pr. Alfried Vogler from the Natural History Museum joins the Lab for a one-year sabbatical. Welcome Alfried!

 

Isaac Overcast visiting

Isaac Overcast from the hickerlab, City University of New York, spends one week in the Lab. Isaac will join us in the fall, as a post-doc of the iBioGen project.

 

Center for Computational Biology Symposium

Hélène presents research from the group at the IBENS Center for Computational Biology Symposium

 

December 2018

iDiv

Hélène gives the keynote speech at the iDiv Annual Conference

 

October 2018

Diatoms diversification dynamics

Our paper using TARA data to study the evolutionary history of diatoms, first-authored by Eric Lewitus, is now available at Nature Ecology & Evolution. Congrats Eric!

 

September 2018

iBioGen

We launched the iBioGen project, Twinning grant from the European Research Council, in Cyprus.

 

Past biodiversity response to climate change

Now online a Trends in Ecology & Evolution paper on understanding the effect of past climate changes on biodiversity, co-authored by Hélène.

 

Max Planck Tuebingen

Hélène presents research from the lab at the symposium Living Systems at the Max Planck Institute In Tuebingen.

 

August 2018

Evolution 2018

The Morlon Lab well represented at the Evolution 2018 meeting in Montpellier, with talks by Leandro Aristide, Julien Clavel and Benoit Perez and posters by Sophia Lambert, Odile Maliet and Ana Silva.

 

High dimensional phylogenetic comparative methods

Our paper developing phylogenetic comparative methods for high dimensional data, first-authored by Julien Clavel, is now available at Systematic Biology. Congrats Julien!

 

July 2018

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia

Hélène gives a talk at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia. Thank you Lounes Chikhi for hosting!

 

June 2018

Marc defending his PhD

PhD student Marc Manceau, co-advised by Amaury Lambert, defends his PhD. Congrats Marc!

 

Evolution Paris

Hélène gives a talk a the first Evolution Paris conference.

 

May 2018

Ana joining the group

Welcome to the new postdoc Ana Silva!

 

Comparative Genomics Meeting in Xuzhou

Hélène gives a talk a the Symposium The Molecular Tree of Life: From Coalescence to Comparative Genomics in Xuzhou, China.

 

April 2018

Jonathan Drury visiting

Former postdoc Jonathan Drury spends some time with us in Paris. Very nice to see you Jonathan!

 

February 2018

Evolution of traits involved in resource use and sociality

Our paper assessing the role of competition in driving the evolution of traits involved in resource use and social interactions in songbirds, first-authored by former postdoc Jonathan Drury, is now available at PloS Biology. Congrats Jonathan!

 

Marie-Curie Fellowships

Former PhD student Jonathan Rolland and current postdoc Julien Clavel both obtain prestigious Marie-Curie Fellowships. Congrats!

 

Carmelo joining the group

New postdoc! Welcome Carmelo Fruciano!

 

CNRS - Le Journal

Séverine Duparcq meets Hélène in her office and writes a nice piece about our research in the CNRS magazine. Thank you Séverine!

 

January 2018

Sophia and Margaux joining the group

Sophia Lambert and Margaux Bieuville joined the group for their master studies. Welcome!

 

Evolution of traits involved in resource use and sociality

Our paper assessing the role of competition in driving the evolution of traits involved in resource use and social interactions in songbirds, first-authored by former postdoc Jonathan Drury, has been accepted at PloS Biology. Congrats Jonathan!

 

Taxe Apprentissage ENS

Notre équipe mise en avant pour la plaquette de la Taxe Apprentissage ENS.

 

December 2017

Environment-dependent diversification

Our paper assessing the performance of environment-dependent phylogenetic diversification models, first-authored by postdoc Eric Lewitus, has been accepted at Systematic Biology. Congrats Eric!

 

Mini-course in Vasteras

Hélène gave a mini-course on Mathematical Models to study the evolution of biodiversity at the Malardalens University in Vasteras.

 

Web Chat ENS

Elèves, enseignants et chercheurs (dont Hélène) répondent à vos questions sur les sciences à l'ENS.

 

November 2017

Irène Joliot Curie Price

Hélène receives the 2017 Irène Joliot Curie Price for young scientific women. Watch this very cool video that was made for the occasion. Frederique Vidal gave a speech about women & science during the ceremony at the ministry of higher education, research and innovation, and here is also a video of the ceremony at the Academie des Sciences.

 

Hélène giving a seminar at the SZN

Hélène presented research from the group at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Napoli. Thank you Daniele Ludicone for the invitation!

 

Julien giving a seminar at the iPHEP

Julien presented his work at the Laboratoire Paléontologie Evolution Paléoecosystèmes Paléoprimatologie (former iPHEP) in Poitiers.

 

October 2017

Odile at iDiv

Odile participated in a working group on "Explaining the latitudinal diversity gradient: synthesizing knowledge via data-driven mechanistic modelling" at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

 

Julien presenting at the SFS

Julien presented his recent developments of phylogenetic comparative methods at the annual meeting of the French Society for Systematic Biology.

 

September 2017

Guilhem graduating

Guilhem defended his PhD entitled "From models to data: understanding biodiversity patterns from environmental DNA data." Congrats Guilhem! Here is a copy of the thesis.

 

Wanted: motivated postdocs

Hélène is looking for bright and motivated postdocs to join the group to work on an ERC-funded project. Apply!

 

Interspecific interactions & phenotypic evolution

Our paper assessing phylogenetic tools for analyzing the interplay between interspecific interactions & phenotypic evolution, first-authored by former postdoc Jonathan Drury, is now in press at Systematic Biology, and available here. Congrats Jonathan!

 

August 2017

Eric talking at ESA 2017

Eric presented his research during a Symposium organized by James O'Dwyer and Mercedes Pascual at the 2017 Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, OR. Thank you James and Mercedes for organizing this and for inviting Eric!

 

SDM course in Copenhagen

Hélène gave seminars in Copenhagen at the international PhD course organized by David Nogues-Bravo about "Modelling species distributions under climate change".

 

July 2017

Renske, Olivier & Hélène talking at BES Macro 2017

Renske, Olivier and Hélène presented their research at the 2017 British Ecological Society Macroecology meeting in London, UK.

 

June 2017

Julien at Evolution 2017

Julien Clavel will be presenting some of his most recent developments to study high-dimensional phenotypic evolution at the 2017 Evolution meeting in Portland, Oregon. Don't miss his talk!

 

The ENS writes about our team

Here is and article (in french!) about our group.

 

The lab featured in Nature Careers

The journal Nature takes our group as an example to talk about successful research at small institutions. Come work with us!

 

Hélène promoted Research Director

Hélène is ranked first at the national competition to become a CNRS researcher director, in the section entitled "Environments, societies: from fundamental research to applications".

 

Marc presenting his research

Marc presents his research at the 2017 MCEB Conference in Porquerolles.

 

Gisela Kopp visiting

Gisela Kopp from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology spent the week with us to develop a project at the interface between behavioral ecology and macroevolution.

 

Samuel joining the group

Samuel joined the group for his L3 internship. Welcome Samuel!

 

May 2017

Jonathan successful in job search

Former post-doc in the group Jonathan Drury is offered several faculty jobs and chooses to join Durham University's Department of Biosciences. He will start his new lab in January 2018. Congrats Jonathan!

 

Phylogenomics & Phylogeography

Hélène presents research from the group at the workshop on Phylogenomics & Phylogeography at the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers. Thank you Scott Edwards and Bengt Oxelman for organizing this workshop.

 

Benoit presenting his research

Benoit presents his research at the Young Researchers in Life Sciences symposium in Paris.

 

April 2017

Leandro joining the group

Leandro joined us from Argentina, welcome Leandro!

 

Benoit presenting his research

Benoit presents his research at the International Conference on Holobionts and wins the poster prize. Congrats Benoit!

 

March 2017

Climate change and evolutionary rates in the Cenozoic

Julien's paper on the effect of past climatic changes on rates of body-size evolution has been accepted in PNAS. Congrats Julien!

 

Seminar in Ecologie et Evolution in Montpellier

Hélène gave one of the Seminars in Ecology and Evolution in Montpellier. Thank you Fabien Condamine and Sonia Kefi for inviting me!

 

Pi Day

Hélène talked about how mathematics can help us understand the history of life at the Théâtre des Variétés. Thanks to the organizers for the invitation, what a great experience!

 

February 2017

Computational & Quantitative Biology @IBENS

We inaugurated an initiative in Computational & Quantitative Biology @IBENS

 

Gordon Research Conference

Eric, Hélène and Jonathan presented their research at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Speciation.

 

Banting Fellowship

Former PhD student Jonathan Rolland has been granted a prestigious Banting Fellowship to work with Dolph Schluter. Congrats Jonathan!

 

January 2017

Benoit joining the group

Benoit joined the group for the second year of his master. Welcome Benoit!

 

Jonathan visiting

Former postdoc Jonathan Drury visited us in Paris, great to have him back!

 

November 2016

Trait evolution in coevolving lineages

Our paper presenting a general framework including traits coevolving across interacting lineages, first authored by Marc, has been accepted in Systematic Biology. Congrats Marc!

 

Jonathan Rolland receives the SFE young researcher award

Former PhD student Jonathan Rolland receives the 2016 young researcher award from the French Ecology Society for his PhD paper on the mammalian latitudinal diversity gradient. Congrats Jonathan!

 

Antonin Machac visiting

Antonin visited us for a couple of days from the University of Copenhagen.

 

October 2016

Renske joining the group

Renske joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome Renske!

 

Biodiversity Research Agency of the Reunion Island

Hélène joins the scientific committee of ARBRE, an agency aimed at monitoring and protecting biodiversity in the Reunion island.

 

September 2016

The complete tree of life on a single page

OneZoom releases a new version encompassing the full tree of life!

 

Life Sciences in the XXI century

Hélène participates in a national action to promote Life Sciences

 

Guilhem joining the group

After three years in Toulouse, Guilhem joined the group to finish his PhD. Welcome Guilhem!

 

CNRS committee

Hélène has been nominated to be part of the National Committee of Scientific Research, in the section Biodiversity, evolution and biologival adaptation: from macromolecules to communities.

 

César defending his master's thesis

Cesar defended his master's thesis on the application of Hawkes processes to the phylogenetic study of diversification. Congrats César!

 

August 2016

Natural constraints to species diversification

Our meta-analysis of vertebrate phylogenies, first authored by Eric, is now online in PloS Biology. Congrats again Eric!

 

Age richness relationships

Luna's paper on the biological interpretation of clade age vs species-richness relationships in now in press in Systematic Biology. Congrats Luna!

 

SDM course in Copenhagen

Hélène is teaching in Copenhagen at an international PhD course organized by David Nogues-Bravo about "Modelling species distributions under climate change".

 

Jonathan visiting Florian Hartig

Jonathan pays a visit to Florian to advance a project aimed at modeling phenotypic evolution using ABC.

 

Jonathan presenting at ISBE2016

Jonathan will be presenting his research at the 16th congress of the International Society for Behavorial Ecology to be held in Exeter, UK.

 

July 2016

Postdoctoral positions

Interested in joining us? Several postdoctoral positions are available, the review of applications will begin soon!

 

Natural constraints to species diversification

Our meta-analysis of vertebrate phylogenies, first authored by Eric, has been accepted in PloS Biology. Congrats Eric!

 

Talk from TEDxHamburg

Hélène's talk at TEDxHamburg is now available online.

 

June 2016

Ecology & Behavior

Hélène presents research from the group at the Ecology & Behavior conference held in Lyon.

 

Florian Hartig in Paris

Florian visits us for the fourth time to make progress on the development of Bayesian models for diversification and trait evolution. This productive collaboration is made possible by a Procope mobility grant.

 

Evolution 2016

Eric, Jonathan and Olivier present their research at the Evolution 2016 meeting in Austin, Texas. Here is also a blog post about RPANDA to celebrate the occasion!

 

MCEB 2016

Odile presents her research at the MCEB 2016 meeting in Montpellier.

 

TEDxHambourg

Hélène speaks about Exploring the history of life at the TEDx event "Pause. Forward" held in Hambourg.

 

Camille joining the group

Camille joins the group, welcome!

 

May 2016

Eric in Roscoff

Eric presents its research at the Monod Conference: Molecules as documents of evolutionary history: 50 years after organized by Vincent Daubin and Isabel Sanmartin.

 

Jonathan in Lucerne

Jonathan participates in a workshop on the role of species interactions on evolution in Lucerne, organized by Carlos Melian, Blake Matthews, Ole Seehausen, and Luke Harmon.

 

April 2016

OneZoom

Hélène becomes the Chief International Partnerships Officer of the OneZoom project. She is excited to be part of an adventure aiming to provide easy access to scientific knowledge about biodiversity and evolution by building an online tree of life explorer.

 

IDEAS.TED.COM

Karen Eng interviews Hélène about a newly drawn tree of life.

 

Luke Harmon visiting

Always great fun to have Luke Harmon around. Thank you Luke for visiting and giving a great seminar.

 

César joining the group

César joins the group, welcome!

 

March 2016

Competition and trait evolution

Our paper on estimating competition from phylogenetic comparative data, first authored by Jonathan, is now available online at Syst Bio. Congrats Jonathan!

 

The regulators of biodiversity in deep time

Our paper on diversity through time under neutral theory, first authored by Olivier, is now available online, as part of a special issue edited by Thomas Ezard, Tiago Quental and Michael Benton in PTRSB. Congrats Olivier! Thanks Tom, Tiago and Mike for putting this together.

 

Phuong joining the group

Phuong joins the group, welcome!

 

Hélène speaking in Zurich

Hélène presents research from the group at the University of Zurich. Thank you Peter Linder for the invitation.

 

February 2016

Dreaming at TED

Hélène Dreams (after stressing over giving her talk) at TED. This is just the beginning of a huge adventure. Thanks TED Fellows Program for making this happen and fellow Fellows for being so freaking awesome.

 

Jonathan Rolland wins prize for his PhD

Former PhD student Jonathan Rolland wins the young researcher prize from the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller for his PhD work. Congrats Jonathan, i am proud of you.

 

January 2016

Diversity dynamics & neutral theory

Our paper examining how diversity unfolds through time under neutral theory, first authored by Olivier, has been accepted at the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Congrats Olivier!

 

American Society of Naturalists 2016

Hélène presented research from the group at the 2016 American Society of Naturalists 2016 conference in Asilomar, California, in a symposium on the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient organized by Gary Mittelbach and Doug Schemske. Thanks Gary & Doug for organizing this and inviting me, it was very stimulating!

 

December 2015

TED

Hélène enthusiasticly joins the crowd of TED fellows. Super exciting! She will give a talk at the 2016 TED conference Dream. in Vancouver.

 

Phylogenetic Laplacian Spectrum

Our paper on comparing and clustering phylogenies using their laplacian spectrum, first authored by Eric, has been accepted and is available online at Systematic Biology. Congratulations Eric!

 

RPANDA paper

Our 'tutorial' paper presenting the RPANDA package we develop for phylogenetics approaches in macroevolution is now available online at Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Well done team!

 

Lab trip to Freiburg

Odile, Jonathan and Julien visit Florian Hartig in Freiburg to make progress on the development of Bayesian models for diversification and trait evolution. This productive collaboration is made possible by a Procope mobility grant.

 

Biological Systematics

Hélène opens the conference at the III Iberian Congress of Biological Systematics. Thank you Benjamin Gomez for the invitation!

 

November 2015

The Earth in year 2100

Hélène participates in a conference/debate organized by the CNRS in the context of COP21 on how to improve predictive models. The debate (in french!) is available here.

 

Florian Hartig in Paris

Florian visits us for the third time to make progress on the development of Bayesian models for diversification and trait evolution. This productive collaboration is made possible by a Procope mobility grant.

 

Genomics of Microbial Communities

Hélène speaks about macroevolution in the microbial world at the Fifth cross disciplinary genomics symposium in Paris.

 

October 2015

Molecular Bioinformatics

Hélène presents research from the group at the 2015 molecular bioinformatics symposium at the Pasteur Institut in Paris.

 

New directions in biodiversity theory and modeling


The two Olivier(s), Odile and Hélène participates in a workshop on New directions in biodiversity theory and modeling at the Center biodiversity theory and modeling where Hélène leads discussion about modeling in macroevolution. Thank you Claire de Mazancourt and Michel Loreau for organizing this!

 

September 2015

Tropical Ecology & Mandrills in Gabon

Hélène participates in an interdisciplinary workshop in tropical ecology in Bakoumba, Gabon, organized by Martine Hossaert-McKey and Pierre-Michel Forget. Among others, she discovers the amazing comportmental work on mandrills that Marie Charpentier is carrying in the Lekedi park.

 

CNRS Bronze Medal

While Hélène is in Gabon, a ceremony is held for grantees of the 2015 CNRS Bronze Medal. Here is a 4-min video (in french, sorry..) produced for the occasion where she presents research in the group.

 

Second release of RPANDA


We just released a new version of our R package RPANDA for macoevolutionary analyses on phylogenetic trees. Check it out!

 

Large scale convergence in frogs

Our work with former postdoc in the group Dan Moen on the large scale phenotypic convergence of frogs has just been accepeted in Systematic Biology. Congrats Dan!

 

Odile and Olivier join the group

Two new members in the group this month! We are delighted to welcome Odile Maliet, who is starting a PhD thesis co-advised by Nicolas Loeuille at the iEES, and Olivier Billaud, who will be doing a 6-month internship with us. Welcome!

 

August 2015

People Behind the Science

Hélène is interviewed by Marie McNeely for an episode of People Behind the Science. You can find a podcast of the interview here.

 

Jonathan & Hélène present their work in Oxford


Jonathan & Hélène both give a talk at the10th Systematics Association Biennial Conference in Oxford.

 

Hélène teaching in Copenhagen


For the second consecutive year, Hélène teaches at the International PhD course on modelling species distributions in Copenhagen.

 

Florian Hartig in Paris

Florian visits us for the second time to make progress on the development of Bayesian models for diversification and trait evolution. This productive collaboration is made possible by a Procope mobility grant.

 

July 2015

Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution

Eric, Julien, Marc, and Olivier present their work at 2015 MMEE conference. A good opportunity for Hélène to see her former adviser Joshua Plotkin!

 

June 2015

Evolution 2015

Hélène, Julien, Marc, and Olivier give talks at the 2015 Evolution meeting in Guaraja, Brazil. The meeting was super stimulating, as usual! Here's a video of Helene's talk if you want to hear about Eric's work on the spectral density of phylogenetic trees...

 

Workshop in Sao Paulo

Hélène and Olivier participate in a workshop on "Identifying the regulators of biodiversity in deep time" in Sao Paulo, organized by Tiago Quental and Thomas Ezard. Thank you Tiago and Thomas for organizing this!

 

Carnivora & the latitudinal diversity gradient

Our paper on the latitudinal diversity gradient of Carnivora, first authored by former PhD student Jonathan Rolland, is now accepted at Global Ecology and Biogeography.

 

Microbial Biogeography

Our paper on the biogeography of microbial antibiotic production, first authored by Hélène, is now available at PloS One.

 

Dan Moen in Paris

Former post-doc Dan Moen comes back to Paris for a couple weeks to make progress on projects (and eat pastries!). So nice to see you Dan!

 

Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution

Hélène & Jonathan give a seminar at the symposium Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, held at the ENS as part of the ENS-Arizona program.

 

May 2015

CESAB project funded

The project ACTIAS on insect diversity, led by Rodolphe Rougerie, has been selected for funding by the Center for the synthesis and analysis of biodiversity. Congrats Rodolphe, happy to be part of the adventure!

 

April 2015

Phylogenetics & Biodiversity in Philly

Eric and Hélène give a talk at the Phylogenetics & Biodiversity meeting organized by Blair Hedges in Temple, Philadelphia. Thanks Blair for organizing this, it was an incredible meeting!

 

Mathematics & Biodiversity in Aussois

Former, current and future PhD students in the group, Jonathan, Marc and Odile, attend the Mathematics & Biodiversity spring course in Aussois.

 

Fabien Condamine ranked first at CNRS

Former postdoc in the group Fabien Condamine has been ranked first at the CNRS section "Biodiversity, Evolution & Adaptation". Congratulations Fabien, and welcome to the CNRS!

 

Cycads & Molecular dating

Fabien's paper on the impact of branching prior on molecular dating and the implications for the evolutionary history of Cycads is accepted at BMC Evolutionary Biology, congrats Fabien! The paper is open access on the BMC Evolutionary Biology website.

 

March 2015

Bayesian statistics

Very productive workshop on Bayesian Statistics and their application to phylogenetics with Dr. Florian Hartig, Pr. Carsten Dormann, Lara Budic and Paul Bauche from Freiburg. This visit was made possible by a Procope mobility grant.

 

Eric interviewed by Pour la Science

Eric was interviewed by Pour la Science about his previous work at the Max Planck Institute. Read about genes, brains, and smartness.

 

February 2015

CNRS Bronze Medal

Hélène's group is attributed the CNRS Bronze Medal. Well done team!

 

Phylogenies and the neutral theory of biodiversity

Marc's paper on phylogenies arising from a neutral and individual-based model of diversification is now available on the Ecology Letters website. Congrats Marc!

 

Visio talk

Hélène gives a visionary talk about biodiversity research at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. Here is a recording of the talk.

 

Craig Moritz visiting

Pr. Craig Moritz from Australia visited us to talk about cryptic speciation. It was a nice visit Craig!

 

January 2015

Diversification in Mediterranean hotspots


Elizabeth's paper on the diversification of Proteaceae now available on the New Phytologist website. Congrats Elizabeth!

 

2015 IBS meeting in Bayreuth


Hélène and Julien presents their work at the International Biogeography Society 7th Conference. A lot of good interactions there, think about attending the upcoming 2016 IBS meeting in Las Vegas!

 

Innovation workshop in Santiago


Hélène participates in a workshop on innovation dynamics in cultural and biological systems at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Thank you Pablo Marquet and Michael Hochberg for organizing this!

 

December 2014

R package on diversification out!


R codes corresponding to methods developed in the Morlon et al. 2010 PloSB, Morlon et al. 2011 PNAS, Condamine et al. 2013 Eco Lett, and Manceau et al. 2015 Eco Lett papers are now available on CRAN in the R package RPANDA.

 

Hélène defending her HDR


Hélène will be defending this weird french thing called HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) on December 18th at 1pm in Salle Favard at the ENS. After that (if she succeeds) she will officially be allowed to supervise PhD students. France is awesome... The defense is public, you are welcome to join for the defense and/or following reception.

 

Trophic similarity and community assembly


Hélène's paper with Sonia Kefi and Neo Martinez on the effects of trophic similarity on community composition is now available on the Ecology Letters website.

 

November 2014

Jonathan Drury and Julien Clavel joining the group


Jonathan and Julien just joined the group. Welcome!

 

Phylogenetic comparative methods and their application


Olivier attends the Linnean Society of London meeting on Radiation, Extinction, and Clade Dynamics in Deep Time and the Donana meeting on Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods .

 

Vertebrate Paleontology meeting


Julien presents his research at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting in Berlin.

 

October 2014

Eric Lewitus joining the group


Eric just joined us in Paris. Welcome Eric!

 

Brian Maitner visiting


Brian from the Enquist lab will be with us until the end of December, welcome Brian!

 

Jonathan's PhD defense


Jonathan Rolland defended his PhD. It was a great defense, congrats Jonathan for awesome work!

 

New directions in biodiversity theory and modeling


Eric, Marc, Olivier and Hélène participated in a workshop on New directions in biodiversity theory and modeling at the Center biodiversity theory and modeling. Thank you Claire de Mazancourt and Michel Loreau for organizing this!

 

September 2014

Formal Methods in MacroBiology


Hélène will give a keynote at the first international conference on Formal Methods in MacroBiology to be held in Nouméa Sept 22-24.

 

August 2014

Estimating the duration of speciation


Our paper with Rampal Etienne and Amaury Lambert on estimating the duration of speciation from phylogenies is Open Access at Evolution.

 

Ecological Society of America


Jonathan presented his work at the 2014 ESA meeting in Sacramento.

 

Modelling species distributions


Hélène will be teaching at the International PhD course on modelling species distributions in Copenhagen.

 

July 2014

Joining the editorial board of PloS Biology


Hélène is joining the board of editors at PloS Biology. Proud to be part of the Open Access movement!

 

Olivier Missa joining the group


Marie-Curie fellow Olivier Missa arrived in Paris. He will be among us for two years. Welcome Olivier!

 

Luna and Sonia visiting


Luna and Sonia payed us a visit this month. It is always great to have them around!

 

June 2014

Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology


Hélène presented research from the group at the Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology meeting in Montpellier. She was kindly invited by Olivier Gascuel, thank you it was a great meeting!

 

Radiation meeting in Zurich


Fabien, Jana, Jonathan and Luna presented their work at the Radiations meeting in Zurich.

 

May 2014

From dinosaurs to birds


Read our primer discussing deep time adaptive radiations, first authored by Dan, in PloS Biology.

 

Nuit des Sciences


Research from the lab was represented at the Nuit des Sciences at the ENS.

 

April 2014

Dan and Jonathan finding sweet postdoc opportunities


Dan got selected to pursue as a Darwin fellow at the University of Massachusetts, and Jonathan will pursue as a postdoc in Nicolas Salamin's group in Lausanne. Well done guys!

 

March 2014

Deep time adaptive radiation


Dan has a nice Primer coming out in PloS Biology on deep time adaptive radiations. Congrats Dan!

 

Seasonal dispersal and bird diversification


Jonathan's paper on the effect of seasonal migration on bird diversification is accepted at PRSB. Congrats Jonathan!

 

CESAB working group


Jonathan, Fabien and Hélène participate in the fourth ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.

 

SMILE video


Check out this cool video featuring the SMILE group, lead by Amaury Lambert.

 

February 2014

Moen & Morlon TREE paper in press


Our paper on biological explanations for diversification slowdowns is in press in TREE. Congrats Dan!

 

January 2014

Phylogenetic Approaches for studying diversification


Hélène's review of phylogenetic approaches for studying diversification is now available on Eco Lett website.

 

Moving to the ENS


We just moved to the Institute of Biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

 

International Biogeography Society


Hélène presents work from the group at the International Biogeography Society in Canberra.

 

December 2013

ERC grant funded


Hélène's proposal to the European Research Council has been selected for funding. Several postdoc research positions are going to be available through this grant. Contact Hélène if you are interested in joining the group!

 

Rolland et al. latitudinal diversity gradient paper in press


Our paper on the mammalian latitudinal diversity gradient, first-authored by Jonathan, is accepted at PloS Biology. Congrats Jo!

 

Fabien's Marie Curie proposal accepted


Fabien got awarded a prestigious International Outgoing Marie-Curie Fellowship. Congrats Fab!

 

November 2013

Lab members presenting their research


This month, research from our research group was presented by group members in Toulouse, the Museum of Natural History and the Institute Henri Poincaré.

 

Statistical Ecology


The french research network on Statistical Ecology coordinated by Olivier Gimenez receives support from the CNRS. Hélène coordinates the 'phylogeny' part of this network with Emmanuel Paradis.

 

October 2013

Irena Simova in Paris


Irena will be with us for two weeks, working on a cool project linking genome size and diversification in plants.

 

September 2013

France Berkeley Fund meeting


Charles Marshall, Tiago Quental and Hélène organize a workshop sponsored by the France Berkeley Fund on "Long term diversity dynamics: integrating molecular phylogenies and the fossil record". The workshop will be held Sept 23-25 and is open, so if you can make it to Berkeley, don't hesitate to join us!

 

Post-meeting news: check this cool post by Tracy Heath. Glad you enjoyed the workshop Tracy!

 

Luna and Jana in Paris


PhD students Luna Sanchez Reyes from Mexico and Jana Smrčková from the University of South Bohemia joined the lab for small internships. Welcome girls!

 

August 2013

IBS representative for France


David Nogues-Bravo kindly invited Hélène to be the IBS representative for France. Biogeographers working in France, if you would like to communicate your opinion and thoughts about the biogeographic research and the community of biogeographers in France, or how to make Biogeography a more prominent discipline in France, this would be most useful! Hélène will attend the IBS early career conference to be held in Canberra in January 2014.

 

July 2013

Jessica Green in Paris


Jessica just arrived. She will spend her sabbatical here (a full year!), sponsored by the prestigious Blaise Pascal fellowship.

 

CESAB working group


Fabien and Hélène participated in the third ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.

 

June 2013

John Wiens visiting


John Wiens visited during a week to work with Dan, his former PhD student who is currently postdoc in the lab.

 

Vicky in Paris


Victoria Culshaw joined the lab for a short internship. She will be here until the end of August.

 

May 2013

Dan and Fabien presenting their work


Postdocs Dan Moen and Fabien Condamine present their work in Sevilla and at the MNHN.

 

Hannah in Paris


Chateaubriand fellow Hannah Salim arrived in Paris for her first visit. Awesome!

 

April 2013

Touring the US


Hélène gives a quantitative biology colloqium seminar at the University of Arizona and an iBEST seminar at the University of Idaho.

 

Jess Green Guggenheim Fellow


Jess Green was named a Guggenheim Fellow for her visit in Paris. Looking forward to your visit, Jess!

 

NEScent catalysis meeting


Hélène participates in a catalysis meeting on integrating phylogenies & fossils organized by Sam Price, Graham Slater and Lars Schmitz. A lot of cool people and discussions there!

 

Lucile joins the Lab


Lucile Morelle joins the Lab. She is co-advised by Amandine Véber. Welcome Lucile!

 

CNRS brainstorming days in Oléron


Hélène animates a session on modeling during these days at the crossroad between Ecology, Economy and Law organized by the interdisciplinary section of the CNRS.

 

March 2013

Pierre-Henri Fabre’s Marie-Curie Fellowship granted


Pierre-Henri’s proposal on adaptive and non-adaptive radiations has been accepted for an IOF postodc between Jonathan Losos’s Lab at Harvard and my Lab. Congrats!

 

Dan’s CEBA proposal granted


Dan’s proposal with Elodie Courtois and Anthony Herrel on phenotypic variation, morphology and performance in frogs has been granted. Congrats!

 

Hannah joigning the Lab


Hannah got awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand fellowship to visit the Lab. She will be in Paris until July. Welcome Hannah!

 

January-February 2013

CESAB working group


Fabien participated in the second ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.

 

Visiting the University of Sao Paulo


Hélène, Fabien and Jonathan visit Tiago Quental at USP as part of the Chaire francaise dans l’état de Sao Paulo program. Hélène gives a seminar at the Southern Summer School in Mathematical Biology. Hélène presents research from her group at the departmental seminar.

 

CNRS committee


Hélène joins the CNRS interdisciplinary committee, section 51.

 

December 2012

Condamine et al. macreoevolution & environmental change paper published


Our paper is now in press at Ecology Letters. Congrats Fabien!

 

Phyloseminar


Erick Matsen kindly invited Hélène to give a Phyloseminar. Thank you Erick for this great initiative, all phyloseminars are recorded and can be seen here.

 

Evolmol


Frederic Austerlitz kindly invited Hélène to give a Evolmol seminar. Thanks Frederic.

 

November 2012

Talk at the University of Lausanne


Nicolas Salamin kindly invited Hélène to give the Departmental Seminar. Very good visit, thank you Nicolas!

 

Jessica Green visiting


It was so nice to have Jess around for a week. Looking forward to her sabbatical next year!

 

CNRS Thematic School in Vietnam


Hélène is just coming back from the Do-Son Thematic School, Vietnam, organized by Martine Hossaert-McKey and Pierre-Michel Forget. What a great experience! Thanks Martine and PM for inviting me!

 

October 2012

PhyloSmile workshop


Don’t miss the PhyloSmile workshop on Phylogenetic approaches to diversification, co-organized by Hélène and Amaury Lambert. Elisabeth, Fabien and Jonathan will be presenting their work there.

 

National Institute for Ecology and the Environment


Hélène will act as a “resource” person (whatever that means...) during these “prospective days“ (dito) in Avignon.

 

Statistical Methods for Post Genomic Data


Hélène joined the scientific committee of SMPGD.

 

September 2012

Science Perspective


Check out this Science Perspective paper about microbial coexistence and cooperation.

 

All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory


Regis Ferriere kindly invited Hélène to participate and present at the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory working group.

 

CESAB working group


Fabien and Hélène participated in the first ISLANDS working group, coordinated by Christophe Thébaud.

 

August 2012

Joining the Editorial Board of Ecology Letters


Marcel Holyoak kindly invited me to join the Editorial Board of Ecology Letters. Wish me luck!

 

July 2012

Evolution meeting


All of you who were there know it was a great meeting.

 

June 2012

Chateaubriand fellowship


Hannah Salim got awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand fellowship to visit the lab. Hannah is a PhD student at UC Berkeley in Matthew Potts’ group. Congratulations Hannah, and welcome!

 

France-Berkeley fund granted


Our France-Berkeley project with Charles Marshall has been selected for funding .

 

Ecology Letters conference


Mike Hochberg and Marcel Holyoak kindly invited me to present research from the lab at the Ecology Letters conference on ecological effects of environmental change, to be held in Paris on June 22nd.

 

Phylogenies in Lille


Celine Poux kindly invited me to present at the ”Phylogeny Day”, to be held in Lille on June 18th.

 

Biodiversity and Bioinformatics


Laurent Duret and Michael Blum kindly invited me to give a talk at the Biodiversity and Bioinformatics 2012 conference, to be held in Lyon on June 8th.

 

May 2012

Statistics for Systems Biology


Mahendra Mariadassou kindly invited me to give a talk at the Statistics for Systems Biology seminar series.

 

April 2012

Fabien and Jonathan present their research


Fabien presented his research at the ESE in Orsay and the LECA in Grenoble. Jonathan presented his research at the MNHN in Paris.

 

Center for Biodiversity and Climate


Susanne Fritz and Daniele Silvestro kindly invited me to give a talk at the Center for Biodiversity and Climate in Frankfurt.

 

March 2012

Franco-Brazilian application granted


My application to the Franco-Brazilian collaboration program with Tiago Quental has been granted. Members of the Lab will be visiting Tiago in Sao Paulo for 2 months!

 

Three students working on their master program


Yacine Ben Chehida, Prince Peprah Osei and Elisabeth Reyes started their master internship this month. Welcome and good luck!

 

February 2012

Explosive radiation in bacteria


Our paper on diversification patterns in Borrelia burgdorferi is now available at Evolution.

 

Cologne Spring Meeting


Michael Lassig kindly invited me to give a talk at the 2012 Cologne Spring Meeting on Molecular Ecology and Evolution.

 

Fabien Condamine joined the Lab


Postdoctoral researcher Fabien Condamine joined the Lab. He is funded by my ANR-CHEX project. Welcome Fabien!

 

January 2012

CESAB project granted


Our project “Community Assembly on Remote Islands: Does the Equilibrium Theory Apply?” coordinated by Christophe Thébaud has been selected by the FRB. Should be fun!

 

Ecology and Genomics


I am monitoring a session entitled “Ecology and Genomics” at the Statistical Methods for Post Genomic Data symposium, to be held in Lyon on January 26-27.

 

December 2011

Phylogenies and Conservation


Jonathan’s report of our session at the EEF meeting is now available at Biology Letters.

 

Selection in Population Genetics


I will participate in the workshop Selection in Population Genetics, organized by Aleksandra Walcsak and Michael Desai, to be held in Paris on Dec 6-7.

 

November 2011

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative


I will participate in the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative on Ecosystem Services, to be held in UC Irvine on Nov 10-13.

 

Mathematics for Life Sciences


The University of Paris-Sud, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Normale Supérieure launch a new master program, entitled Mathematics for Life Sciences. I will teach classes in this master program.

 

Center for Mathematics and Informatics


Etienne Pardoux kindly invited me to give a talk at the Mathematics, Evolution and Genome seminar series in Marseille.

 

October 2011

Reconciling molecular phylogenies with the fossil record


My paper with Todd Parsons and Joshua Plotkin is now available at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. This paper was featured by Science Daily and the CNRS. Read also this commentary by Tanja Stadler.

 

Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate


Pierre-Henri Fabre kindly invited me to give a talk at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen.

 

September 2011

Evolutionary History and Conservation Biology at EEF


Franck Jabot and myself are organizing a symposium entitled "Evolutionary history, ecosystem function, and conservation biology: new perspectives" at the european ecological meeting, to be held in Avila on September 25-29. This symposium is co-sponsored by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) and the French Ecological Society (SFE). PhD student Jonathan Rolland will be there too!

 

Jonathan Rolland joined the Lab


PhD student Jonathan Rolland joined the Lab. Welcome Jonathan!

 

August 2011

ANR project granted; postdoctoral position available


The French National Research Agency (ANR, programme Chaire d'Excellence) selected my project ECOEVOBIO "ECOlogical and EVOlutionary determinants of BIOdiversity: integrating biogeography, functional ecology, and macroevolution" for funding. A postdoctoral position associated with this project is available!

 

Joining the Editorial Board of Systematic Biology


Luke Harmon got me there (thanks Luke!). He suggested it could be a fun experience...

 

Phylogenetics and Ecological Networks at ESA


Neo Martinez presented our research entitled "Phylogenetic tools elucidate effects of trophic interactions on community assembly" at the ESA Organized Oral Session "Evolutionary Processes in Ecological Networks" organized by Jennifer Dunne, held in Austin on August 10th.

 

Summer school in French-Guyana


Just coming back from a summer school for the students from the EcoSciences program at the Ecole Polytechnique. This summer school, organized by Jérôme Chave, was held in the Nouragues research station situated in the middle of the tropical forest in French Guyana. It was a wonderful experience!

 

July 2011

Talk at Ecobio in Rennes


Andreas Prinzing kindly invited me to give a talk at the University of Rennes.

 

May 2011

Workshops in Montpellier and Agay


The same month, I participated in two workshops, one organized by ecologists Nicolas Mouquet and Wilfried Thuiller, and the other one organized by applied mathematicians Nicolas Champagnat and Sylvie Méléard. I also gave talks at the ISEM in Montpellier, and at the Ecology, Systematic and Evolution Department at Orsay.

 

April 2011

Videos & paper available


Videos of the CEE symposium entitled “Integrating ecology into macroevolutionary research” held last March in London are now available online. A meeting report is also available in Biology Letters.

I also gave my talk at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Here are the slides.

 

March 2011

CEE symposium


I will be presenting at the Center for Ecology & Evolution symposium organized by Lynsey McInnes and Albert Phillimore to take place in London on March 9th.

 

February 2011

Codes available


Codes associated with various papers are now available. Check the Resources section of this website.

 

January 2011

Spatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity


Our paper is Open Access at Ecology Letters. This paper was featured by the NSF.

 

December 2010

Linking past and present on oceanic islands


I will be participating in the workshop “Diversity dynamics on oceanic islands: linking past and present” organized by Rosemary Gillepsie, to take place in Berkeley on 8-10 December.

 

October 2010

Royal Society Meeting


I will be participating in the Royal Society workshop “Biological diversity in a changing world” organized by Anne Magurran and Maria Dornelas, to take place at the Kavli Institute on 25-26 October and in London on 27-28 October.

 

October 2010

CNRS thematic school in French Guyana


I will be presenting at the CNRS thematic school on Biodiversity organized by Jérôme Chave, to take place in Kourou on 04-08 October.

 

October 2010

Joining the CNRS


I will officially start my research position with the french National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). I will be based at the Center for Applied Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.

 

September 2010

Inferring diversity dynamics


My paper with Joshua Plotkin and Matthew Potts is freely available online at PloS Biology. This paper has been evaluated as “Must Read” by Katia Koelle on Faculty of 1000, and featured in Science Daily.