The Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology) is a research centre in Ecology that undertakes independent, fundamental and applied scientific research on the dynamics of biodiversity, global environmental change, and sustainable development.  It is a mixed research unit of the CNRS, the University of Montpellier, Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III), and the École Pratique des Hautes Études.

People at the CEFE

MARBEC - MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation - is a research centre focused on the study of biodiversity in marine, lagoon, coastal and pelagic ecosystems. With a focus on the Indian Ocean, Asia, Africa and South America, its research ranges from molecules, to individuals, populations and communities, and to the uses of marine biodiversity by Humans. It is a mixed research unit of the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), the Ifremer (Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer), the University of Montpellier, and the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique).

People at MARBEC

Other project members

  • Christine Meynard: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, VA, USA
  • Tim Smith: World Whaling History Project, Redding, California, USA. 
  • Randall Reeves: OKAPI associates + IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group, Hudson, Quebec, Canada.
  • Kit Kovaks: Norwegian Polar Institute + IUCN/SSC Pinniped Specialist Group, Tromsø, Norway.
  • Samuel Turvey: Institute of Zoology, London Zoological Society, London, UK.
  • Michael Hoffmann: IUCN Species Survival Commission, Cambridge, UK.

Project collaborators

  • Armelle Gardeisen
  • Camilla Speller
  • Dario Bernal-Casasola
  • Thomas Brooks
  • Deng Palomares
  • Justin Cooke
  • Cristina Brito