Visit of PI Ute Radespiel to forest fragments in the Mariarano region (June 2018)

PI Ute Radespiel just visited her team in northwestern Madagascar, where they currently study the mouse lemur and small rodent populations inhabiting the remaining forest fragments of dry deciduous and riverine forest in the Mariarano region. It is the beginning of the second big field season as part of the INFRAGECO research activities. She found … More Visit of PI Ute Radespiel to forest fragments in the Mariarano region (June 2018)

IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar

During this week, our colleagues Gabriele Sgarlata and Barbara Le Pors from PCG -IGC (Portugal) are present at the IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo (Madagascar). The objective of this workshop is to assess and re-evaluate the status of the different lemur species and to create an action plan for their survival. More information about the … More IUCN Red List meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar

2nd Meeting in Toulouse, France

Yesterday, started at Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) the second meeting of the INFRAGECO-BiodivERsA project. During the next days, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – IGC, Institute of Zoology from the University of Veterinary Medicine (Hannover, Germany), Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique from Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France), and the Institut de Mathématiques from … More 2nd Meeting in Toulouse, France

“Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Team Radespiel has returned from 6 months in Madagascar as of November 2017. Overall, the first season of the project was very successful and we are all very happy with the results. We captured or sampled many species during our time in Ambanjabe, Ankarafantsika National Park including sifaka, sportive lemurs, and mouse lemurs as well … More “Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology

The IICR (inverse instantaneous coalescence rate) is time- and sample-dependent parameter that was originally introduced by Olivier Mazet in an article published in 2016 in Heredity. Imagine that you have two haploid genomes, one question a population geneticist would ask is “what could I say with so much genomic data about the demographic history of … More Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology

Gabriele Sgarlata submitted the latest version of his manuscript on Microcebus tavaratra

Gabriele Sgarlata, still in Madagascar, has just submitted the last version of his manuscript on the genetic diversity and demographic history of the mouse lemur Microcebus tavaratra. We are waiting for the final and official acceptance letter, but based on the latest comments of the editor of the International Journal of Primatology, the paper should … More Gabriele Sgarlata submitted the latest version of his manuscript on Microcebus tavaratra

New member to join Guillaume Besnard’s team in Toulouse!

Guillaume Besnard, head of the Toulouse INFRAGECO team, in the Evolution & Diversité Biologique (EDB) lab, opened a position for a post-doctoral researcher to work on the population genomics of Madagascar olive trees (genus Noronhia). The position was advertised at the beginning of the summer and we were lucky enough to have several very good … More New member to join Guillaume Besnard’s team in Toulouse!