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Heeb Philipp

PRADA

Director of Research, CNRS

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Research interests

I am a behavioral ecologist working mainly with birds. I have also carried out projects on microorganisms and recently started working with insects. I use field experiments to test hypotheses in evolutionary ecology. My research interests can be sumarized as follows : Host-microbiota interactions 3 publications : - Ruiz-González et al. (2016) Resistance of Feather-Associated Bacteria to Intermediate Levels of Ionizing Radiation near Chernobyl. Scientific reports 6 : 22969 - Jacob et al. (2015) Microbiome affects egg carotenoid investment, nestling development and adult oxidative costs of reproduction in great tits. Functional Ecology 29 : 1048-1058 - Mennerat et al. (2009) Aromatic plants in nests of the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus protect chicks from bacteria. Oecologia 161 : 849-855 Social foraging and competition 3 publications : - Giraldeau, Heeb, & Kosfeld, eds. (2017). Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics : Principles and Applications. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 21, J. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, in press. - Lihoreau, Pasquaretta & Heeb (2016) Do bees play the producer-scrounger game ? Frontiers in Psychology 7 : 1355. - Richner & Heeb. (1995) Is the information center hypothesis a flop ? Advances in the Study of Behaviour. 24 : 1-45 Parent-offspring communication 4 publications : - Royle, et al. (2012) Offspring Social Network Structure Predicts Fitness in Families. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 279 : 4914 - 4922 - Jacob, Rieucau & Heeb (2011) Multimodal begging signals reflect independent indices of nestling condition in European starlings. Behavioral Ecology 22 : 1249-1255 - Bize, et al. (2006) A UV signal of offspring condition mediates context-dependent parental favouritism. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 273 : 2063-2068 - Jourdie et al. (2004) Ultraviolet reflectance by the skin of nestlings. Nature. 431 : 262 Host-Parasite interactions and host-life history traits 4 publications : - Cornuault et al. (2013) Timing and number of colonizations but not diversification rates affect diversity patterns in hemosporidian lineages on a remote oceanic archipelago. American Naturalist. 182 : 820-833 - Giraudeau et al. (2011) Maternal investment of female mallards is influenced by male carotenoid-based coloration. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 278 : 781-788 - Heeb, Kölliker & Richner (2000) Bird-ectoparasite interactions, nest humidity and ectoparasite communities. Ecology 81 : 958-968 - Heeb et al. (1999) Ectoparasite infestation and sex-biased local recruitment of hosts. Nature. 400 : 63-65 CV outlineFormation & qualifications 2004 – « Qualifications » University and Museum professor 2003 – « Habilitation à diriger des recherches » (HDR) 1991 – Doctor in Philosophy (D.Phil), Oxford University 1985 – « Licence » in Biology, Université de Lausanne 1979 - High School, Colegio Helvetia, Bogotá, Colombia • Academic positions 2011 - Director of research, CNRS 2005 – Researcher, CNRS 2000 – 2004, Assistant Professor, Université de Lausanne 1999 – 2000, Assistant Professor, Bern University 1992 – 1999, Research Assistant, Bern University 1991 – 1992, Postdoc, Université de Lausanne • Fluent in Spanish, English, French