Anne Charmantier

Anne Charmantier's interests include evolution and quantitative genetics in wild populations; natural selection; senescence; sexual selection; population and individual responses to climate change; urban evolution; ecological genomics.
 
Anne Charmantier is an evolutionary biologist interested in between-individual variation of life-history, morphological, and behavioural traits in natural populations. Her main research objective is to understand the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms underlying variation in these characters, with a special focus on the role of environmental degradation. This degradation can be internal, (the decrease of individual fitness with age due to senescence); or external, (changes in the environment, including those induced by man). Anne conducts analyses based on long-term datasets collected in wild bird populations, presently mainly blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) and great tits (Parus major).

"Cities are microcosms of the evolutionary changes that are occurring on a planetary scale and thus provide a natural laboratory to advance our understanding of eco-evolutionary dynamics in a rapidly urbanizing world." 

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