Marine Eco-Evo-Devo Unit

Studying pigmentation patterns and symbiosis of anemonefish with their sea anemone hosts


The Marine Eco-Evo-Devo Unit uses the extraordinary diversity of coral reef fish to better understand the role of hormones in the evolution of life history strategies by integrating ecological, evolutionary and developmental components. We particularly focus on specific traits that emerged during metamorphosis such as pigmentation or behavior and how this ultimately impacts the fitness of juveniles and adults. We also analyze how pollutants and endocrine disruptors affect the action of hormones during the critical step of larval recruitment.