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ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS - PROJECT SUMMARY

Evolutionary consequences of global warming on molluscan communities

Elodie CHAPUIS, AXA Research Fellow

  • Nationality
    French citizen
  • Year of selection
    2009
  • Institution
  • Country
    France

Support by the AXA Research Fund

TYPE OF SUPPORT GRANTED AMOUNT DURATION
Post-Doctoral Fellowships 60,000 1 year

Project Informations

Adaptation of Ecosystems

The impact of global warming goes far beyond melting ice. Entire ecosystems could potentially be altered, and the living things making up these environments will have no other choice but to adapt. The method implemented by Dr. Elodie Chapuis aims to assess these changes over the short term. “My work is based on community genetics, a new discipline that examines the evolutionary processes that occur among interacting populations,” she explained. Applied to freshwater snails in Guadeloupe, her work will be used to develop new strategies for protecting natural habitats affected by drought and hurricanes in tropical areas through better management of the interaction between native and invasive species.


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