dispNet

The Dispersal Network:
Distributed experiments in spatial ecology and evolution.

The dispNet project

Our main objective is to experimentally study the major drivers of spatial ecology and evolution. We currently focus on understanding the causes and consequences of dispersal, with a specific emphasis on condition- and context-dependent dispersal.

In order to achieve generality and maximize the power of our inferences, we use a replicated, distributed experimental design and a multispecies approach. Currently, the dispNet project unifies over 20 researchers from 8 laboratories and 3 European countries who use spatial experimental approaches. Our distributed experiments involve over 20 study species spanning a wide taxonomic range, from protists to arthropods and vertebrates.

Publications

[1] Fronhofer E. A., Legrand D., Altermatt F., Ansart A., Blanchet S., Bonte D., Chaine A., Dahirel M., De Laender, F., De Raedt J., di Gesu L., Jacob S., Kaltz O., Laurent E., Little C. J., Madec L., Manzi F., Masier S., Pellerin F., Pennekamp F., Schtickzelle N., Therry L., Vong A., Winandy L. & Cote J. Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups: a coordinated distributed experiment. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/213256

Current participants

Florian Altermatt

Eawag & University of Zurich
Switzerland

Armelle Ansart

Université de Rennes 1, Rennes
France

Simon Blanchet

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis, France

Dries Bonte

Ghent University
Belgium

Alexis Chaine

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis, France

Jean Clobert

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis, France

Julien Cote

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Maxime Dahirel

Université de Rennes 1, Rennes
France

Frederik De Laender

University of Namur
Belgium

Jonathan De Raedt

Ghent University
Belgium

Emanuel A. Fronhofer

Eawag & University of Zurich
Switzerland

Staffan Jacob

Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Oliver Kaltz

Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Montpellier, France

Estelle Laurent

Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Delphine Legrand

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis, France

Chelsea J. Little

Eawag & University of Zurich
Switzerland

Stefano Masier

Ghent University
Belgium

Frank Pennekamp

University of Zurich
Switzerland

Nicolas Schtickzelle

Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Lieven Therry

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis, France

Lauranne Winandy

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Get in touch

The dispNet group is currently organized by Julien Cote and Emanuel A. Fronhofer.

Feel free to contact us.


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