Jean-Francois Le GalliardSenior Researcher Institute of Ecology and Environment, CNRS

Visiting Associate Professor at Biology Deparment, Ecole normale supérieure

Director of CEREEP-Ecotron IleDeFrance

Jean-Francois Le Galliard

I am a population ecologist and evolutionary biologist interested in understanding the diversity of life history and behavioral strategies that animals use to survive and reproduce in their changing environment. After a scholarship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, i attended the master program of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the University of Paris 6 and did my PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Régis Ferrière and Dr. Jean Clobert. My thesis dealt with the evolution of social behaviors in spatially structured populations and involved both theoretical and empirical approaches. After my doctoral studies, I was granted a Marie-Curie Fellowship to work at the CEES in Oslo, Norway, in the research group of Prof. Nils Christian Stenseth. During two years, I studied the interplay between dispersal and population demography in metapopulations of small rodents using of a large scale experimental facility developed by Prof. Rolf Ims at Evenstad.

Since 2006, I am a permanent researcher at the CNRS, now affiliated to the UMR 7618 (iEES Paris) at Sorbonne Université. My research projects are broadly interested population and behavioral ecology using animal models, especially lizards. In 2010, i was appointed the director position at CEREEP-Ecotron IleDeFrance field station. This is a unique place in France where we develop modern infrastructures dedicated to experimental ecology.

Highlights

2020. Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) at Sorbonne Université.

2014. Recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal (section 29, ecology and evolution).

2014. Recipient of the Société Française d’Ecologie Researcher Award

Research career

2020-present. Senior Researcher (DR2) at the CNRS (UMR 7618, Paris, France).

2017-present. Visiting Associate professor at the Ecole normale supérieure (Biology department)

2014-2020. Junior Researcher (CR1) at the CNRS (UMR 7618, Paris, France).

2010-present. Director of the CEREEP – ECOTRON IleDeFrance (UMS 3194, CNRS-ENS).

2009-2013. Junior Researcher (CR1) at the CNRS (UMR 7625, Paris, France).

2008-2009. Executive director of the CEREEP – ECOTRON IleDeFrance (UMS 3194, CNRS-ENS).

2006-2009. Junior Researcher (CR2) at the CNRS (UMR 7625, Paris, France).

Research and investment grants

2018-2022. Research grant from ANR “Programme collaboratif de recherche”. Grant : “Rôles de la régulation hydrique et thermique dans les réponses écologiques au changement climatique”.

2013-2016. Research grant from ANR “Jeunes Chercheurs” program. “Dégradation de l’habitat et stress hormonal: combiner théorie physiologique et biologie de la conservation” awarded to Sandrine Meylan.

2013-2016. Research grant from R2DS network supported by the Region Ile-de-France. “Dégradation de l’habitat et réponse au stress: de la physiologie à la biologie de la conservation” awarded to Sandrine Meylan.

2013-2016. Région Ile-de-France DIM Investment funding. R2DS Network. Funding for “Capteurs en Lacs Artificiels: Suivi et Surveillance des Ecosystèmes aquatiques”.

2013-2015. European FEDER program. Funding for “Development and innovation at Ecotron IleDeFrance”.

2012-2020. ANR Infrastructure Nationale en Biologie-Santé. Funding “Analysis and experimentation on ecosystems – Services” (ANAEE-S).

2011-2015. Région Ile-de-France DIM Investment funding. R2DS Network. Funding for “Construction of the new Ecotron IleDeFrance building”.

2011-2020. ANR Equipex Funding “PLAteforme expérimentale Nationale d’écologie AQUAtique” (PLANAQUA).

2008-2012. Research grant from NFR (Norges forskningsråd). “Extinction mechanisms in small populations: linking theory, experiments and observational studies in a comparative setting”.

2007-2011. Research grant from R2DS network supported by the Region Ile-de-France. “Vulnérabilité des petites populations naturelles: approches expérimentales et prédictives des mécanismes d’extinction”.

2007-2011. Research grant from ANR “Jeunes Chercheurs” program. “Mécanismes d’extinction dans les petites populations”.

2004-2006. Individual Marie-Curie Fellowship at the University of Oslo (Contract number 501658) supported by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Community.

Student and post-doctoral grants

2019-2022. Ecole normale supérieure funding for a PhD grant awarded to Chloé Chabaud.

2018-2020. Research Grant from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions awarded to Arnaud Badiane (Individual Fellowship). Grant : “Mise en évidence des mécanismes sous-tendant l’évolution des signaux colorés ultraviolets”.

2018-2021. Ecole Doctorale Sciences de la Nature et de l’Homme (MNHN, Sorbonne Université) funding for a PhD grant awarded to Mathias Dezetter.

2016-2019. Ecole normale supérieure funding for a PhD grant awarded to David Rozen-Rechels.

2013-2016. Ecole Doctorale Diversité du Vivant funding for a PhD grant awarded to Marta Gallardo Ruiz.

2012-2015. Resarch Grant from FONDECYT (Chile) awarded to Paulina Artacho.

2010-2013. Ecole Doctorale Diversité du Vivant funding for a PhD grant awarded to Mélissa Martin.

2010-2011. Research Grant from CONICYT (Chile) awarded to Paulina Artacho (Individual Fellowship).