The International Associated Laboratory (LIA) Biodiversity and Evolution is a laboratory without walls created in 2014 and co-funded by CNRS (Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique) and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) that formalizes the cooperation between three research units from France and Portugal, ISEM, CEFE and CIBIO-InBIO, to develop collaborative research on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.

Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution – Montpellier (CNRS, UMR 5554; Université Montpellier; IRD; EPHE)

Centre d’Écologie Fonctionelle et Évolutive (CNRS, UMR 5175; Université Montpellier, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, IRD, Montpellier Sup’Agro, INRA, EPHE)

Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (InBIO Laboratório Associado; Universidade do Porto).

CIBIO partnered with the University of Montpellier and Porto Business School under the Horizon 2020 Teaming Programme to upgrade to a Centre of Excellence for Research, Development and Innovation in Basic and Environmental Biology, Ecosystem Monitoring and AgroBiodiversity. The project envisions to establish BIOPOLIS as one of the best international Centres of Excellence in Environmental Biology, Ecosystem Research and AgroBiodiversity, with the capacity for spreading excellence towards innovation, and thereby contributing to socioeconomic development at the regional and national levels.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Examining the link between relaxed predation and bird colouration on islands

Bliard L, Paquet M, Robert A, Dufour P, Renoult JP, Grégoire A, Crochet P-A, Covas R , Doutrelant C

Biology Letters
2020
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2020.0002

Morphology and multilocus phylogeny of the Spiny-footed Lizard (Acanthodactylus erythrurus) complex reveal two new mountain species from the Moroccan Atlas

Miralles A, Geniez P, Beddek M, Aranda DM, Brito JC, Leblois R, Crochet P-A

Zootaxa
2020
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4747.2.4

An annotated draft genome of the mountain hare (Lepus timidus)

Marques JP, Seixas FA, Farelo L, Callahan CM, Good JM, Montgomery WI, Reid N, Alves PC, Boursot P, Melo-Ferreira J

Genome Biology and Evolution
2020
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evz273

INSTITUTIONS

FUNDING PARTNERS

cnrs
FCT

RESEARCH UNITS

isem
CEFE
cibio
Inbio_

SUPERVISING INSTITUTIONS

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um
IRD
EPHE
u_porto
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