Charlotte Evangelista

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Visiting address Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences University of Paris VI
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO


I joined the CEES as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2017 to work within the international project “Size-dependent anthropogenic perturbation - from genes to ecosystems and back”. My main objective is to assess how different size-selective fishing regimes influence the effects of exploited populations on ecosystem functioning using experimental populations of medaka (Oryzias latipes). I am also particularly interested in the potential eco-evolutionary feedback loops induced by size-dependent selection. The project is a collaboration between CEES (Asbjørn Vøllestad), NMBU (Finn-Arne Weltzien and Ian Mayer) and iEES (Eric Edeline) and the experimental part is based at the University of Paris VI.

I completed my PhD in ecology at the University of Toulouse (department “EDB - Evolution & Biological Diversity”) under the supervision of Julien Cucherousset and Antoine Lecerf (department “ECOLAB - Functional Ecology and Environment”). The purpose of my PhD was to integrate intraspecific phenotypic variability in the study of biological invasions to better assess the impacts of invasive populations on the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I combined field surveys and experimental approaches to reach this goal and my researches focused on the trophic and morphological variability within two invasive species: pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) and red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) species.

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Tags: Freshwater ecology, Ecosystem functioning, Trophic interaction


* joint first authors

9. Diaz Pauli B., Garric S., Evangelista C., Vøllestad A.L. & Edeline E. (In press) Selection for small body size favours contrasting sex-specific life histories, boldness and feeding in Medaka, Oryzias latipes. BMC Evolutionary Biology.

8. Evangelista C., Olden J.D., Lecerf A. & Cucherousset J. (2019) Scale-dependent patterns of infraspecific trait variations in two globally invasive species. Oecologia, 189:1083-1094.

7. Evangelista C., Cucherousset J. & Lecerf A. (2019) Contrasting ecological impacts of geographically close invasive populations. Oecologia, 189:529-536.

6. Závorka L.*, Lang I.*, Raffard A., Evangelista C., Britton J.R., Olden J.D.O. & Cucherousset J. (2018) Importance of harvest-driven trait changes for invasive species management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16:317-318.

5. Jackson M.C.*, Evangelista C.*, Zhao T., Lecerf A., Britton J.R. & Cucherousset J. Between-lake variation in the trophic ecology of an invasive crayfish. Freshwater Biology, 62:1501-1510.

4. Evangelista C., Lecerf A., Britton J.R. & Cucherousset J. (2017) Resource composition mediates the effects of intraspecific variability in nutrient recycling on ecosystem processes. Oikos126:1439-1450.

3. Lecerf A., Evangelista C., Cucherousset J. & Boiché A. (2016) Riparian overstory-understory interactions and their potential implications for forest-stream linkages. Forest Ecology and Management, 367:112-119.

2. Evangelista C., Britton J.R. & Cucherousset J. (2015) Impacts of invasive fish removal through angling on population characteristics and juvenile growth rate. Ecology and Evolution, 5 (11):2193-2202.

1. Evangelista C., Boiché A., Lecerf A. & Cucherousset J. (2014) Ecological opportunities and intraspecific competition alter trophic niche specialisation in an opportunistic stream predator. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83:1025-1034.

Published Feb. 23, 2017 12:38 PM - Last modified June 25, 2019 11:31 AM