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Data from: Are fission-fusion dynamics consistent among populations? A large-scale study with Cape buffalo

Elodie Wielgus, Daniel Cornélis, Michel De Garine-Wichatitsky, Bradley Cain, Hervé Fritz, Eve Miguel, Hugo Valls-Fox, Alexandre Caron & Simon Chamaillé-Jammes
Fission-fusion dynamics allow animals to manage costs and benefits of group living by adjusting group size. The degree of intraspecific variation in fission-fusion dynamics across the geographical range is poorly known. During 2008-2016, 38 adult female Cape buffalo were equipped with GPS collars in three populations located in different protected areas (Gonarezhou National Park and Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe; Kruger National Park, South Africa) to investigate the patterns and environmental drivers of fission-fusion dynamics among...

Trait-dependency of trophic interactions in zooplankton food webs

Florian Vincent, Andrea Bertolo, Gérard Lacroix, Maud Mouchet & Eric Edeline
Anthropogenic change in the abundance or identity of dominant top predators may induce reorganizations in whole food webs. Predicting these reorganizations requires identifying the biological rules that govern trophic niches. However, we still lack a detailed understanding of the respective contributions of body size, behaviour (e.g., match between predator hunting mode and prey antipredator strategy), phylogeny and/or ontogeny in determining both the presence and strength of trophic interactions. Here, we address this question by measuring...

Conservation genetics of Armeria belgenciencis

Alex Baumel, Frédéric Médail, Marianick Juin, Thibault Paquier, Marie Clares, Perrine Laffargue, Hélène Lutard, Lara Dixon & Mathias Pires
This the data set of the paper "Population genetic structure and management perspectives for Armeria belgenciencis, a narrow endemic plant from Provence (France)" published in Plant Ecology and Evolution: ###############. The genetic structure of Armeria belgenciensis and geographically close populations of Armeria arenaria was analyzed on the basis of 328 AFLP markers using model-based and model-free clustering methods. In addition, flowering phenology was estimated to address the possibility of pre-zygotic isolation between A. belgenciensis and...

IASI-FT Sea Surface Temperature (from IASI/Metop-A)

Ana Claudia Parracho & Sarah Safieddine
The IASI Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product is a monthly (level L3), 1×1 degree global dataset of skin temperatures over the sea derived from the IASI satellite radiances data. The dataset consists of monthly mean TXT files. Each file is a grid organized by latitude (-90 to 89 °N) and longitude (-180 to 180 °E). The land and sea ice grid points are filled using NaN. Size of the grid: 180 lines and 361 columns....

Disentangling the roles of bottom-up and top-down drivers in the trade-off between food acquisition and safety in prey with multiple predators

Olivier Pays, Pierrick Blanchard, Simon Chamaillé-Jammes, Marion Valeix, Andrew Loveridge, David Macdonald, Stéphanie Périquet, Esther Van Der Meer, Patrick Duncan, Godfrey Mtare & Herve Fritz
1. Prey face a trade-off between acquiring food and avoiding predation, but food availability, and therefore its effect, is rarely measured in field studies investigating non-lethal effects of predation. The main aim of this study is to investigate the role of the presence of predators in the functional adjustments of feeding parameters with patch quality in a medium-size herbivore. 2. In Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe), we set up an experiment by manipulating, over two years,...

Data from: Cranial evolution in the extinct Rodrigues Island owl Otus murivorus (Strigidae), associated with unexpected ecological adaptations

Antoine Louchart, Anaïs Duhamel, Julian Hume, Pauline Guenser & Céline Salaviale
Island birds that were victim of anthropic extinctions were often more specialist species, having evolved their most distinctive features in isolation. Here we studied a fossil cranium of the ‘giant’ extinct scops owl Otus murivorus from Rodrigues Island (Mascarene Islands, southwestern Indian Ocean), to determine any potential unique characters. The fossil and extant strigids were imaged through x-ray microtomography, providing 3D views of external and internal (endocast, inner ear) cranial structures. Geometric morphometrics and analyses...

Medicago sativa cv. Mercedes genome portal

Sebastien Carrere, Jérôme Gouzy, Frédéric Debelle, Bernadette Julier & Philippe Barre

Les restes organiques minéralisés : un nouveau champ d’investigation en contexte funéraire. Exemple de la nécropole de Merxheim « Obere Reben » (Haut-Rhin)

Armelle Charrié-Duhaut, Fabienne Médard, Clotilde Proust & Hélène Barrand-Emam
Rarement intelligibles, les restes organiques minéralisés représentent un potentiel informatif sous-estimé. Directement liés à l’étude de l’objet archéologique en métal qui leur sert de support et a permis leur conservation, ils constituent un champ d’investigation quasi inépuisable et d’une grande diversité. La complexité intrinsèque des matériaux, la variabilité des dégradations possibles, la prise en compte des contextes d’enfouissement impliquent, cependant, de repenser la chaîne opératoire de l’archéologie, depuis la prescription de fouille jusqu’aux lieux de...

Fracture Diodes: Directional asymmetry of fracture toughness

Neal Brodnik, Stella Brach, Chris Long, Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, Blaise Bourdin, Katherine Faber & Kaushik Bhattacharya
Toughness describes the ability of a material to resist fracture or crack propagation. It is demonstrated here that fracture toughness of a material can be asymmetric, i.e., the resistance of a medium to a crack propagating from right to left can be significantly different from that to a crack propagating from left to right. Such asymmetry is unknown in natural materials, but can be built into artificial materials through the proper control of microstructure. This...

IASI-FT Sea Surface Temperature (from IASI/Metop-C)

Ana Claudia Parracho & Sarah Safieddine
The IASI Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product is a monthly (level L3), 1×1 degree global dataset of skin temperatures over the sea derived from the IASI satellite radiances data. The dataset consists of monthly mean TXT files. Each file is a grid organized by latitude (-90 to 89 °N) and longitude (-180 to 180 °E). The land and sea ice grid points are filled using NaN. Size of the grid: 180 lines and 361 columns....

Honey bee lifespan: the critical role of pre-foraging stage

Alberto Prado, Fabrice Requier, Didier Crauser, Yves Le Conte, Vincent Bretagnolle & Cedric Alaux
Assessing the various anthropogenic pressures imposed on honey bees requires characterizing the patterns and drivers of natural mortality. Using automated life-long individual monitoring devices, we monitored worker bees in different geographical, seasonal and colony contexts creating a broad range of hive conditions. We measured their life-history traits and notably assessed whether lifespan is influenced by pre-foraging flight experience. Our results show that the age at the first flight and onset of foraging are critical factors...

Aux dimensions de l’image dans l’étude des représentations gravées néolithiques

Serge Cassen & Valentin Grimaud
En voulant témoigner des gravures qu’ils apercevaient sur les rochers, les stèles et les parois des tombeaux néolithiques de l’Europe occidentale, les premiers archéologues en recherche d’une représentation tentent de restituer la morphologie des supports par le jeu de la lumière sur le relief de la pierre. Mais par une volonté compréhensible de clarifier les tracés en éliminant le détail naturel, la troisième dimension va progressivement se perdre jusqu’à atteindre, dans la seconde moitié du...

Rapid and repeated divergence of animal chemical signals in an island introduction experiment

Colin Donihue, Anthony Herrel, José Martín, Johannes Foufopoulos, Panayiotis Pafilis & Simon Baeckens
Studies of animal communication have documented myriad rapid, context-dependent changes in visual and acoustic signal design. In contrast, relatively little is known about the capacity of vertebrate chemical signals to rapidly respond, either plastically or deterministically, to changes in context. Four years following an experimental introduction of lizards to replicate experimental islets, we aimed to determine if chemical signal design of the experimental populations differed from that of the source population. In 2014, we translocated...

Disentangling the assembly mechanisms of ant cuticular bacterial communities of two Amazonian ant species sharing a common arboreal nest

Caroline Birer, Corrie S. Moreau, Niklas Tysklind, Lucie Zinger & Christophe Duplais
Bacteria living on the cuticle of ants are generally studied for their protective role against pathogens, especially in the clade of fungus-growing ants. However, little is known of the diversity of cuticular bacteria in other ant host species, as well as of the mechanisms leading to the composition of these communities. Here, we used 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing to study the influence of host species, species interactions, and the pool of bacteria from the...

Data from: Extending full protection inside existing marine protected areas or reducing fishing effort outside can reconcile conservation and fisheries goals

Mokrane Belharet, Antonio Di Franco, Antonio Calò, Lorenzo Mari, Joachim Claudet, Renato Casagrandi, Marino Gatto, Josep Lloret, Charlotte Sève, Paolo Guidetti & Paco Melià
1. Most fish stocks worldwide are fished at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) or overfished, as many fisheries management strategies have failed to achieve sustainable fishing. Identifying effective fisheries management strategies has now become urgent. 2. Here, we developed a spatially-explicit metapopulation model accounting for population connectivity in the north-western Mediterranean Sea, and parameterized it for three ecologically and economically important coastal fish species: the white seabream Diplodus sargus, the two-banded seabream Diplodus vulgaris and the...

La Bioarchéologie en France : état des lieux, enjeux et perspectives

Rose-Marie Arbogast & Margareta Tengberg
La bioarchéologie est l’étude des vestiges biologiques recueillis dans le cadre de fouilles archéologiques tels que les restes végétaux et animaux, mais aussi leurs composants physico-chimiques, génétiques et les traces de substances organiques (lait, graisses, cires…). Elle regroupe un très large éventail d’approches et de disciplines : archéozoologie, archéobotanique, analyses chimiques, isotopiques ou moléculaires, menées à des échelles très diverses et envisagées de façon croisée. Son évolution récente est marquée par un important renouvellement tant...

Archéobios : Archives biologiques et biomatériaux en contexte archéologique

Isabelle Rodet-Belarbi, Lionel Gourichon & Isabelle Théry-Parisot
L’école thématique Archéobios (I. Théry-Parisot et L. Gourichon, CEPAM-UMR 7264) a été conçue comme un trait d’union entre les archéologues et les spécialistes, souvent absents sur le terrain. Les restes biologiques sont des archives archéologiques au fort potentiel informatif dont les traces sont parfois ténues et fragiles. Leur étude répond à des exigences d’échantillonnage, de prélèvement, de conservation spécifiques à chaque matériau, et à des problématiques précises. Si les gestes lors des fouilles sont une...

IASI-FT Skin Temperature (from IASI/Metop-C)

Sarah Safieddine
IASI Skin Temperature is a monthly (L3), 1x1 degree global dataset of skin temperatures over land derived from the IASI satellite radiances data. The dataset consists of monthly mean TXT files. Each file is a grid organized by latitude (-90 to 89 °N) and longitude (-180 to 180 °E). Night and day data are separated based on the local time of IASI's overpass at each grid point. The sea grid points are filled using NaN....

Nouveau protocole de prélèvement et de préparation des macro‐charbons pour une généralisation des études anthraco‐chronologiques

Benoit Brossier, Philippe Poirier, Christophe Vaschalde, Isabel Figueiral , Lucie Chabal & Marylise Marmara
Les développements méthodologiques en anthracologie permettent actuellement d’obtenir des spectres de fréquences de taxons représentatifs des environnements passés, moyennant des conditions précises d’échantillonnage et de tamisage. Pourtant, d’autres informations sont disponibles dans les charbons de bois, en particulier ceux de taille pluricentimétrique. Depuis le début des années 2000, plusieurs recherches se fondent sur les informations de morphologie des cernes (courbure, largeur, etc.) des charbons de bois retrouvés en contexte archéologique, afin de répondre à des...

Data from: Reproductives and eggs trigger worker vibration in a subterranean termite

Fanny Ruhland, Marion Moulin, Marina Choppin, Joël Meunier & Christophe Lucas
In insect societies, the presence of reproductives or eggs has been shown to shape several biological traits in the colony members. Social interactions are one of these traits, that involve modification of the communication system of the entire colony. Many studies described the role of chemical compounds and dominance behaviors in the presence of reproductive but vibratory behaviors received very few investigations. Yet, vibratory behaviors are ideal candidates, particularly for subterranean species like termites, as...

Exploration, analyse et gestion d’environnements archéologiques virtuels

Jean-Baptiste Barreau
La numérisation des sites et des objets archéologiques permet de mieux comprendre leur fonctionnement et de proposer des reconstitutions de leur état passé. Cette technologie permet de restituer un « environnement archéologique 3D » constitué, en plus des architectures statiques, de simulations physiques et d’êtres vivants. Lorsque celui-ci est simulé à l’aide de techniques interactives et immersives de réalité virtuelle, on parle alors d’un « environnement archéologique virtuel » ; les archéologues peuvent l’explorer, l’analyser...

Data from: Canonical correlations reveal adaptive loci and phenotypic responses to climate in perennial ryegrass

José L. Blanco-Pastor, Philippe Barre, Thomas Keep, Thomas Ledauphin, Abraham Escobar-Gutiérrez, Anna Maria Roschanski, Evelyn Willner, Klaus Dehmer, Matthew Hegarty, Hilde Muylle, Elisabeth Veeckman, Klaas Vandepoele, Tom Ruttink, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz, Stéphanie Manel & Jean-Paul Sampoux
Germplasm from perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) natural populations is useful for breeding because of its adaptation to a wide range of climates. Climate-adaptive genes can be detected from associations between genotype, phenotype and climate but an integrated framework for the analysis of these three sources of information is lacking. We used two approaches to identify adaptive loci in perennial ryegrass and their effect on phenotypic traits. First, we combined Genome-Environment Association (GEA) and GWAS...

Young frigatebirds learn how to compensate for wind-drift

Joe Wynn, Oliver Padget, Julien Collet, Aurélien Prudor, Alexandre Corbeau & Henri Weimerskirch
Compensating for wind drift can improve goalward flight efficiency in animal taxa, especially amongst those that rely on thermal soaring to travel large distances. Little is known, however, about how animals acquire this ability. The great frigatebird (Fregata minor) exemplifies the challenges of wind drift compensation because it lives a highly pelagic lifestyle, traveling very long distances over the open ocean but without the ability to land on water. Using GPS tracks from fledgling frigatebirds,...

Le stage « Archéologie environnementale » : une approche thématique et transversale des sciences naturelles appliquées à l’archéologie préventive

Muriel Boulen, Frédéric Broes, Cécilia Cammas, Benoît Clavel, Sylvie Coubray, Laurent Deschodt, Isabel Figueiral, Stéphane Frère, Matthieu Le Bailly, Blandine Lecomte-Schmitt, Sophie Martin, Pascal Verdin & Jean-Hervé Yvinec
La formation interne de l’Inrap « Archéologie environnementale » vise à présenter les apports des différentes disciplines bioarchéologiques et géoarchéologiques mises en œuvre pour une meilleure compréhension des activités humaines au cours du temps. Des exemples croisés sont présentés par thématique, comme la restitution du paysage, l’exploitation des milieux, les pratiques funéraires, artisanales, agro-pastorales et alimentaires. Les différents thèmes y sont traités de façon transversale, en hiérarchisant les apports et limites de chacune des disciplines...

IASI-FT Skin Temperature (from IASI/Metop-B)

Sarah Safieddine
IASI Skin Temperature is a monthly (L3), 1x1 degree global dataset of skin temperatures over land derived from the IASI satellite radiances data. The dataset consists of monthly mean TXT files. Each file is a grid organized by latitude (-90 to 89 °N) and longitude (-180 to 180 °E). Night and day data are separated based on the local time of IASI's overpass at each grid point. The sea grid points are filled using NaN....

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  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Sorbonne University
  • Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University
  • Atmospheres Laboratory Environments, Observations Spatiales
  • Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • University of Antwerp
  • Ghent University