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Annual calls for proposals CEBA

The Labex CEBA opens an annual competitive call for proposals to encourage innovative research on biodiversity in French Guiana. Projects are evaluated by the Scientific Board and by external referees.

The 2018 Call for Proposals is open (document guidelines and form).

Funded Projects 2017 (for summary click on this link)

  • Secretomes and microbiomes of caecilian skin – CAECILISKIN. PI: Mark WILKINSON (The Natural History Museum, UK)
  • Estimating the effects of climate changes on calling behaviour of tropical amphibians – CALL. PIs: Elodie COURTOIS & Diego LLUISA (University of Antwerp & LEEISA, Cayenne & MNHN, Paris)
  • Dysbiosis Induction in Aedes aegypti to reduce Virus Transmission Efficacy: from natural microbiome diversity to lab experiments – DYSINVITE. PI: Isabelle DUSFOUR (IPG Guyane)
  • The influence of fungal networks on interactions among adult trees and seedlings – FUNNET. PI: Irene RAMIREZ ROJAS (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Infectious disease and individual contributions to connecting ecological networks – ID-LINK. PIs: Christophe THEBAUD & Javier PEREZ TRIS (UMR EDB Toulouse & Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Microbiome dynamics od Drosophila in teh amazon and their changes upon lab selection – MYCRODIN. PI: Wolfgang J. MILLER (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Variation in the diversity of parasite community between tropical and temperate bird species, and its relationship to host life history and ecology – PARASITROP. PI: Jérôme MOREAU (University of Burgundi, Dijon)
  • Is the bony‐tongue fish Arapaima (Teleostei, Osteoglossiformes) really a monotypic genus? – PIRACUCU. PI: Christelle TOUGARD (ISEM Montpellier)
  • Post-disturbance resilience of food webs and ecosystem multifunctionality along a gradient of simulated drought- POSTWEBS. PIs: Céline LEROY & Régis CEREGHINO (AMAP, Kourou & ECOLAB, Toulouse)
  • Systematics and biogeography of the Slender-legged tree frog (Osteocephalus taurinus) species complex in Amazonia – SBOTA. PIs: Antoine FOUQUET & Diego ORTIZ (LEISSA, Cayenne & College of Engineering, Australia)
  • The sense of directions: sensory ecology and navigation in the rainforest – SENSODIR. PIs: Andrius PASUKONIS & Max RINGLER &  Maxime GARCIA (Harvard University, USA, University of California, USA & ENES, Lyon)
  • Seasonal variations in diterpenoid composition of Sandwithia guyanensis Lanj. And Sagotia racemosa Baill – SEVADICOSASA. PI: Marc LITAUDON (ICSN, Paris)
  • Vertical stratification and functioning of the fungal and bacterial microbial communities in the canopy of atropical rainforest – VERTIGE. PI: Heidy SCHIMANN (EcoFoG, Kourou)

 Funded Projects 2016 (for summary click on this link)

  • DNA from air for biodiversity surveys – airDNA. PI: Pierre TABERLET (LECA Grenoble)
  • Testing collective evolution in Neotropical trees – COLLEVOL. PI: Myriam HEUERTZ (BIOGECO, Cestas)
  • The Role of colouration in structuring dragonfly communities – DRAGON. PI: Julien RENOULT (UMR ACTE, Paris)
  • Evolutionary venomics of ants – EVA. PI: Niklas Tysklind (UMR EcoFoG Kourou)
  • Disentangling the factors shaping gut microbiota diversity across arthropod predators – GUMDROP. PI: David DUNEAU & Lucie ZINGER (UMR EDB Toulouse)
  • Cascading effects of hummingbird malaria across multilayer ecological networks – HUMMAL. PI:Christophe THEBAUD & Javier PEREZ-TRIS (UMR EDB Toulouse & University of Madrid)
  • Microbial community structures in French Guiana ticks: a multi-level study of their origin, diversity and drivers – MiTick. PI: Olivier DURON (UMR MIVEGEC, Montpellier)
  • Soil responses to drought and nutrients – SOIL. PI: Clement STAHL & Elodie COURTOIS (UMR EcoFoG Kourou & LEEISA Cayenne)
  • Seeking the sources of terrestrial biodiversity in French Guiana by enhancing the fossil record – SOURCE. PI: Pierre-Olivier ANTOINE (ISEM, Montpellier)
  • Mechanisms underlying the evolution of an exaggerated sex-specific trait – SVELTBUG. PI: Abderrahman KHILA (ENS, Lyon)

Funded Projects 2015 (for summary click on this link)

  • Diversity of latex properties in French Guianan trees – DILATE. PI: Yannick ESTEVEZ & Christopher BARALOTO (UMR EcoFoG Kourou)
  • Parasites, disease and the global spread of cane toads: how do parasites impact amphibian health and biological invasions? – ERH. PI: Crystal GRAHAM (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama)
  • Are bromeliad roots absorptive? A Preliminary study on fungal association in bromeliads – Fun-Brom. PI: Céline LEROY (UMR AMAP, Cayenne)
  • The Guianese Evolutionary Project on Economics for Social Insects – GUEPES. PI: Seirian SUMNER (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Is ecological speciation a major driver of diversification in tropical leaf‐mining insects? – LEAFMINE. PI: Jérôme MURIENNE & Carlos LOPEZ -VAAMONDE (UMR EDB, Toulouse)
  • Sound of orgy: the acoustics of Amazonian explosive breeding amphibians – ORGY. PI Elodie COURTOIS (CNRS-Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Predicting the spread of Infectious mycobacteria communities among French Guiana food web. PRIMEWEB. PI: Rodolphe GOZLAN (UMR MIVEGEC, Cayenne)
  • Integrating state-of-the-art genomic and morphological tools to disentangle the biogeography of the long-nosed armadillo species complex (genus Dasypus) – TATU2. PI: Frédéric DELSUC (UMR ISEM, Montpellier)
  • Risk assessment of the emergence of zoonotic viruses as a result of the invasion of Ae. albopictus in
    the Amazonian rainforest – TIGERAMAZON. PI: Christophe PAUPY (UMR MIVEGEC, Montpellier)
  • Diversity, Distribution and Host Specificity of Three Model Symbionts in Hummingbirds – TROCSYMB. PI: Christophe THEBAUD (UMR EDB, Toulouse)
  • Undergrowth Acoustic Communication of “Earless” Frogs – UACEF. PI: Antoine FOUQUET (CNRS-Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Validating methods for quantifying the drought response of tropical trees and implications for modeling – WILT. PI: Isabelle MARECHAUX (UMR EDB, Toulouse)
  • Traditional knowledge and technological properties of construction timbers in French Guiana:
    from old knowledge to new uses – WoodUses. PI: Jacques BEAUCHENE (UMR EcoFoG, Kourou)

Funded projects 2014 (for summary click on this link)

  • Ant nesting habits impact on venom peptide activities ‐ ANTPEP. PI: Alain DEJEAN (UMR EcoFog, Kourou)
  • Camouflage of conspicuous signals in the Dendrobatidae poison frogs ‐ CAMO. PI : Innes CUTHILL (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Comparative analysis of physiology and parasitism of neotropical birds ‐ COMPAREBIRDS. PI : Philipp HEEB (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Ecological Genomics of species divergence in Heliconius butterflies – EcoGenHel. PI : Brian COUNTERMAN (Mississippi State University, USA)
  • Hydraulics and Sap of Trees from the Amazonian Tropics ‐ HydroSTAT. PI : Damien BONAL & Louis SANTIAGO (EEF, Nancy & UC Riverside, USA)
  • Adaptation at innate immune genes in Primates: divergence and polymorphism in New World Monkeys ‐ IMMUNOPRIM. PI : Emilie LECOMPTE (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Monitoring Incipient Speciation of Drosophila in Amazonia ‐ MONISPEC. PI : Wolfgang J. MILLER (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Gene flow and riverine barriers in the Guiana Shield: a multitaxon test across the Oyapock River – MUsTARd. PI : Antoine FOUQUET & Luciano NAKA (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne & Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brésil)
  • The adaptive value of a novel marker of drug susceptibility in Amazonian Plasmodium falciparum parasites – PlasmoDynEvol. PI : Stéphane PELLEAU & Lise MUSSET (IPG, Cayenne)
  • Reconsidering protective ant‐plant mutualisms from a nutritional perspective ‐ ProNut. PI : Jérôme ORIVEL (UMR EcoFog, Kourou)
  • Integrating state‐of‐the‐art genomic and morphological tools to disentangle the biogeography of the long-­‐nosed armadillo species complex (genus Dasypus) – TATU. PI : Frédéric DELSUC (Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution, Montpellier)
  • Evolutionary history of mammal‐trypanosome associations in the Guiana Shield – TRYPSHIELD. PI : Miguel PINTO (American Museum of Natural History, USA)

Funded projects 2013 (for summary click on this link)

  • Polymorphism of P. vivax in two Amazonian areas and relation with the G6PD genotype of host populations. PI : Mathieu NACHER (Centre Hospitalier André Rosemon, Equipe Epat, Cayenne)
  • Prevailing parasitic diseases in Amazonia: an integrated approach for the rationalization of medicinal plant uses in French Guiana. PI : Emeline Houël (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Viral biodiversity in rodents communities in French Guiana. PI : Anne LAVERGNE (Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Short term tropical forest canopy dynamics unveiled by Airborne Lidar Scanning. PI : Grégoire VINCENT (AMAP, Montpellier)
  • Species delimitation within the neotropical genus Cecropia in French Guiana: integrating morphological and molecular techniques. PI : Patrick HEURET (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • DNA barcoding earthworms in biodiversity hot spots of French Guiana. PI : Virginie ROY (BIOEMCO, Université Paris-Est Créteil)
  • Drought and mortality in Amazonian forests. PI : Damien BONAL and Louis SANTIAGO (EEF, Nancy & UC Riverside, USA)
  • Ecological cycling and metal hyperaccumulation in plants of French Guiana. PI : Jérôme CHAVE (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Aposematic polymorphism in the dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius): A model vertebrate for the study of selection and speciation. PI : Antoine FOUQUET and Brice P. NOONAN (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne & University of Mississippi, USA)
  • Mega measure of freshwater biodiversity: Implications in our understanding of infectious disease emergence. PI : Rodolphe GOZLAN (MIVEGEC, Montpellier)
  • Seasonal variations in tree growth and functioning. PI : Damien Bonal (EEF, Nancy)
  • A first genetic study of the RNA virus associated with Leishmania guyanensis and its role on clinical pleiomorphism of human leishmaniases in French Guiana. PI : Ghislaine PREVOT (Equipe Epat, Cayenne)
  • Impact des communautés fongiques sur la régénération d’une essence Guyanaise Vouacapoua americana (Aublet). PI : Stéphane TRAISSAC (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Spatial and temporal patterns of species and genetic diversity of Amazonian Caenorhabditis nematodes. PI : Christian BRAENDLE (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice)
  • Do extant plants support past marine incursions in Amazonia? PI : Christine D. BACON (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Phthalate pollution in an Amazon rainforest. PI : Alain LENOIR (Université François Rabelais, Tours)
  • Species coexistence and negative density dependence in tropical rain forests. PI : C.E. Timothy Paine
    (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Introduction to the Teko ethnobotany. PI : Damien DAVY (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Tropical rainforest plants as concept generators for biomimetics research. PI : Nick Rowe (AMAP, Montpellier)
  • Do patterns of phenotypic variation within species help explain divergence across species in morphology and performance in frogs? PI : Elodie COURTOIS (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Biodiversity of the vectors of chagas disease in French Guiana. PI : Jean-Pierre DUJARDIN (MIVEGEC, Montpellier)
  • Is the visual fluorescence a relevant signal in the communication between Mimosa pudica and Ministrymon azia: an interspecific experimental study. PI : Christophe DUPLAIS (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)

Funded projects 2012 (for summary click on this link)

  • Biodiversité, biogéographie et écologie chimique des arthropodes de Guyane. PI : Jérôme MURIENNE (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Développement d’outils informatiques (i) de reconnaissance taxonomique et (ii) de saisie de données architecturales dédiés à la tribu des Cecropieae (Urticaceae). PI : Patrick HEURET (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • La transcriptomique au service de l’étude de la biogéographie d’une famille de plantes néotropicales. PI : Jérôme CHAVE (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Délimitation des espèces inter-fertiles et reconstruction des scenarios de spéciation. PI : Caroline SCOTTI-SAINTAGNE (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Etude de la diversité des Fungi en Guyane française. PI : Mélanie ROY (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Structuration et dynamique de la diversité génomique d’espèces et populations écologiquement contrastées. PI : Ivan Scotti (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Methane and carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions from tropical forest as a function of biodiversity, land use and deforestation age: multi-site observations, regional modeling and management implications. PI : Lukas Siebicke (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Infestation des chauves-souris par Histoplasma capsulatum en Guyane. PI : Bernard Carme (Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Equipe Epat, Cayenne)
  • Does ontogeny influence species functional strategy across habitats and climate gradients in Amazonian forests? PI : Claire Fortunel (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)
  • Chemotaxonomy of the Palicourea crocea complex. PI : Guillaume ODONNE (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Diversité phylogénétique des assemblages des poissons d’eau douce de Guyane. PI : Sébastien BROSSE (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Génétique évolutive des singes amazoniens : diversification, adaptation et coévolution entre Herpèsvirus et Primates. PI : Brigitte CROAU-ROY (EDB, Toulouse)
  • Etude de la transmission domestique et péridomestique des salmonelles en Guyane, de leurs réservoirs et de leur diversité spécifique. PI : Franck BERGER (Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Evolution des défenses chimiques des amphibiens : Le cas d’étude du genre Trachycephalus. PI : Philippe GAUCHER (CNRS Guyane, Cayenne)
  • Associations Tripartites et Nutrition des plantes (Tri-Nutri). PI : Céline LEROY (UMR Ecofog, Kourou)