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BIARD Clotilde - Maître de conférences
Sorbonne Université - iEES Paris - Bât. 44-45, 5e ét., porte 508, cc 237
4, place Jussieu
75252 PARIS cedex 05
Tél Pro :
+33 1 44 27 25 94
Fax :
+33 1 44 27 35 16
Département de recherche IEES
Niveau d'enseignement
- Master 2
- Master 1
- Licence
Equipe de recherche IEES
Site (campus)
- S-U - P&M Curie - Bât. 44-45 et bât. 44-34
Thèmes de recherche
** To contact me: firstname.lastname@sorbonne-universite.fr**
Currently, my research tends to place the study of maternal effects in the wider framework of adaptation to environmental variations, in the context of global changes induced by anthropogenic activities and disturbances. Climate warming and rapid urbanization create novel selective pressures, and understanding their impact on populations is a crucial issue if we are to manage Human-nature conflicts. In collaborative projects, I am also developing research axes in immune-ecology and evolutionary ecophysiology, on the role of carotenoids in maintaining homeostasy and resistance to stress, and in sexual selection and host-parasite relationships on the development of coloured signals and their honesty, and mate choice processes. These projects and collaborations are integrated within the various research topics I have been interested in during my career to date.
The main framework of my research to date is the study of maternal effects in birds. I have shown that in natural populations maternal effects mediated by egg composition may act as proximal factors in the development of physiological functions and morphological traits, but may also act ultimately in the evolution of phenotypic traits. Investigating the effects of maternally derived carotenoids on the development of the immune system and their long-term consequences on resistance to pathogens, I have subsequently focused on host-parasite interactions and on the role of carotenoids in the immune response in relation to their antioxidant and immunostimulating properties. Then I focused on differential maternal effects as a function of the male’s perceived quality. As a whole, my work helps to a better understanding of the complexity of maternal effects and their consequences on phenotype and fitness.

Publications: please see the attached CV
Immuno-écologie - Antioxydants - Effets maternels - Signaux colorés - Relations hôtes-parasites - Sélection sexuelle
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