University Paul Sabatier (UPS)
The Lab Evolution et Diversité Biologique (UMR 5174 EDB) is part of the University Paul Sabatier (UPS). The Community structure and Macroecology research group of EDB employs around 15 scientists (full professor, associate professors, post-docs, PhD students) with expertise in freshwater ecology and statistical modelling. It focuses on explaining patterns and processes structuring freshwater biodiversity. It also aims at determining how and to which extent natural and human drivers influence the composition and the structure of freshwater assemblages. The Freshwater Ecology research unit developed large scale data bases on fish biodiversity and have a strong expertise in ecological modelling. It uses and develops both predictive (e.g. backpropagated artificial neural networks) and ordination (e.g. Kohonen self organizing maps) techniques. The EDB is involved in the EU-funded projects EURO-LIMPACS, MODLKEY and REFRESH as a partner, and the national project ANR Biodiversité focussing on riverine fish diversity patterns and processes.
Sébastien Brosse (PhD, m)
is a full professor, he has expertise in freshwater community ecology
human impacts) and predictive modelling.
Christine Lauzeral (PhD student) is working on invasive species distribution modelling.
Gaël Grenouillet (PhD, m) is an associate professor, he has expertise in macroecology (biological traits, human impacts, global change) and statistics.