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Summer School 2015

Biological interactions from genes to ecosystems
You are studying for a Master degree this year? You are a PhD student or a post-doc? Apply now for an original international Summer School in a stunning location... This summer school, combining pl...

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ICAR 2015

TULIP Labex is a partner of the ICAR ( International Conference on Arabidopsis Research) meeting 2015. This meeting will take place at the "Palais des congrès" in Paris from the 5th to the 9th of J...

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The long-term maintenance of a resistance polymorphism through diffuse interactions

Plant resistance (R) genes are a crucial component in plant defence against pathogens. Although R genes often fail to provide durable resistance in an agricultural context, they frequently persist...

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Microbiome affects reproduction and investment in the uropygial gland in Great tits

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Microorganisms constitute the major part of the earth biomass. The host microbiome, defined as the whole community of microorganisms in contact with an organism, includes pathogenic and commensal m...

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Ecology and Behaviour 2015

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This meeting, supported by TULIP, addresses the following research topics: ecology, evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology & ethology. The presentations are made face to an international audienc...

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Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees

Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees
Terrestrial carbon stock mapping is important for the successful implementation of climate change mitigation policies. Its accuracy depends on the availability of reliable allome- tric models to in...

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Our reason to be...

Because of an increasing world population, humanity faces multiple challenges. Among them, supplying enough food and improving land and water uses are without any doubt main priorities. The Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) TULIP is involved at a scientific level in these priorities, providing a perspective and a workforce of more than 400 scientists of various statuses, on a subject that gets more worrying each day.

The TULIP Labex develops a comprehensive theory of the interactions between living organisms in order to study their ability to adapt to environmental changes. Based on complementary approaches combining microbe, plant or animal specialists, on large scale experimental models, coupled with theoretical approaches, researchers hope to predict resource evolution and, on the long term, provide solutions to problems that will impact us shortly.

As concrete examples, the TULIP LabEx project elaborates new environmentally friendly fertilizers as well as genetically improved plant species to make them more resistant to pests and diseases.

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