Physiologie, Ecologie et Environnement

Université d’Orléans - UFR Sciences et Techniques
Rue de Chartres - BP 6759
Orléans 45067

Steeve Thany

The laboratory is organised into three teams on the campus of the University of Orléans. The "Trees and Responses to Water and Environmental Constraints" team is interested in the physiological mechanisms involved in tree acclimation and adaptation to drought, the molecular mechanisms of poplar plasticity to variations in soil water availability, in particular through an epigenetic approach, and the use of plants for phytomanagement  on soils contaminated by heavy metals. The second team, 'Cellular Signalling’ is working on the signalling pathway involved in the perception and transduction of the signal generated by water stress in poplar. The third team, 'Entomology and Integrated Biology', is studying the behavioural and cellular mechanisms of insects in the face of environmental pollutants and the interspecific (communities) and intraspecific (population genetics) biodiversity of insects, in relation to global change.

Devices and main equipment:

  • Ecophysiological equipment (Licor 6400 and 6800, LAI2000, Porometer, Embolism meter, pressure chambers, etc.)
  • Electrophysiology platform

Research topics:

  • Remote sensing
  • Ecology of insect communities
  • Evolutionary ecology of insect populations
  • Tree-insect interactions
  • Behavioural and cellular mechanisms of insects in response to environmental pollutants
  • Regulation of secondary metabolite synthesis
  • Epigenetics
  • Cell signalling
  • Ecophysiology
  • Phytomanagement


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