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Institute of ecology and environmental sciences - Paris

IEES Paris : the institute for understanding

iEES Paris gathers about 210 people, including 153 researchers, teachers, technicians, engineers and administrative staff, organized into 14 research teams and 4 scientific departments (5 in 2016). General objectives : Analysing and modelling the structure, functioning and evolution of ecological systems for predictive ecology and environmental sciences. Contributing to innovation in sustainable management of biodiversity, ecosystems and biological resources (...)

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Environmental pulse disturbances disproportionately affect large body size species

Smaller organisms are typically more abundant than larger ones, which is a fundamental characteristic of ecological communities. How environmental pulse disturbances affect these « abundance (...)

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Urban Ecosystems: A dialog between Scientists and Paris City Managers

For more than 10 years, the City of Paris and the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris have been collaborating on various issues of urban ecology. From these multiform (...)

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Obama chez moi! The invasion of metropolitan France by the land planarian Obama nungara(Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae)

Obama nungara is a species of land flatworm originating from South America; the species was recently described and distinguished from a similar species, Obama marmorata. Obama nungara has invaded (...)

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City and forest ants are surprisingly similar genetically

City life could lead to differential evolution between urban and forest populations. Aurelie Khimoun and her collaborators showed, in their article published in Biology Letters, that urban (...)

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Making better use of the third dimension of agricultural land to sustainably intensify agricultural production

In this prospective article, an international consortium coordinated by researchers from the University of Copenhagen examines the prospects for using the “third dimension” of agricultural land, (...)

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Biotic soil-plant interaction processes explain most of hysteretic soil CO2 efflux response to temperature in cross-factorial mesocosm experiment

The distribution of carbon fluxes in ecosystems is strongly influenced by soil CO2 fluxes that change with temperature. These fluxes generally show a daily hysteresis with respect to soil (...)

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From individuals to populations: How intraspecific competition shapes thermal reaction norms

Environmental variations can lead to changes in life history trait distributions in natural popula- tions, and these changes can be difficult to predict because of the numerous interactions be- (...)

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