A new paper by Gabriele Sgarlata and colleagues has just been released in the American Journal of Primatology on the genetic and morphological diversity of mouse lemurs in Northern Madagascar. Several years of sample collection across forests of Northern Madagascar, together with genetic data, allowed us to update the species distribution of several endangered mouse … More New paper on the genetic and morphological diversity of mouse lemurs
Last week the INFRAGECO teams organized the last scheduled meeting of the project at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – IGC (Oeiras, Portugal). During this three-day meeting (25-27 Nov 2019) we discussed the achievements of the teams in terms of field work, communication (with schools, NGOs, at scientific meetings), genomic data or scientific publications. We also … More Final meeting of INFRAGECO – BiodivERsA project
A new paper has been released in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society on the origin of an endangered woody savanna species (Noronhia lowryi, or the Malagasy savanna olive) that presently occurs in the Central Plateau of Madagascar. We documented the recent demography of the species with microsatellite data, and inferred its origin with a fossil-calibrated … More An endangered tree testifies of the Antiquity of the Malagasy savannas – New paper is out.
On the origins of olive relatives in Madagascar A paper was published during the summer in Molecular Ecology Resources on the phylogenetics of the Olive tribe (Oleeae) based on both plastid and nuclear data. In particular, we developed a new strategy to build phylogenies based on single nucleotide polymorphisms obtained using two reference nuclear genomes (the … More New paper from Besnard team!
Generation time is a very important parameter for many genetic and genomic analyses. This study used the average age of parents to estimate the generation time of the grey mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus, based on parentage data generated for a free-living population over a 6-year period in northwestern Madagascar. The average age of parents was calculated … More One more paper from Radespiel team!
A new paper was published on American Journal of Primatology on the effects of forest fragmentation on the distribution and abundance of sympatric, endemic gray, and golden‐brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus and Microcebus ravelobensis), the endemic western tuft‐tailed rat (Eliurus myoxinus), and the invasive black rat (Rattus rattus) in two regions in northwestern Madagascar. The paper explores … More New paper from Radespiel team is out!
A total of five INFRAGECO members presented talks outside the organized INFRAGECO symposium and all addressed important questions at the heart of the INFRAGECO project. Lounès Chikhi presented the theoretical work done in collaboration with the team of Olivier Mazet, on the analysis of genomic data with models incorporating structure. He showed some preliminary results … More Presentations by INFRAGECO team members at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting, Madagascar
The INFRAGECO team was present at the annual ATBC (Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation) meeting in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Ute Radespiel organised with the help of Guillaume Besnard and Lounes Chikhi a symposium entitled “The challenge of connectivity in a fragmented world – insights from Malagasy Forests”. Co-organized by three and co-chaired by two of … More INFRAGECO symposium on connectivity at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting in Madagascar
Last week, the INFRAGECO team was in Antananarivo (Madagascar) participating to the 3rd International Mouse Lemur Workshop. The meeting was organized by Mention Zoologie et Biodiversité Animale (MZBA), Faculté des Sciences in Ankatso. The main goal of the workshop was to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information related to the biology (ecology, physiology and … More International Mouse Lemur Workshop
The third INFRAGECO – BiodivERsA meeting is currently taking place in Hannover (Germany). During the first day, the presentations focused on the field work that had been carried out in 2018 and on the communication activities with schools, NGOs, officials entities, etc. And the training of students. During the second day, the talks concentrated more … More Third INFRAGECO – BiodivERsA Meeting, Hannover