CE34 - Contaminants, écosystèmes et santé

Multistress effects on fish pathogen interactions – MULTIPAT

Submission summary

Global changes expose wild populations to increasing pollution and emerging pathogens, which could have complex interactive effects on organism health. However, the ways in which multiple stressors and intraspecific variability scale up to shape health and disease risk remain poorly understood. Based on an “Ecohealth” perspective at the crossroad between ecotoxicology, health ecology and evolutionary ecology, this project will explore the impacts of contamination on host-pathogen interactions across generations, from molecules to populations, using heterogeneous populations of brown trout exposed to an emerging pathogen in metal contaminated areas due to historic and contemporary mining activities. This project will offer a novel conceptual framework to elucidate the environmental, physiological and genetic determinisms of variations in resistance/tolerance to stressors, and improve our ability to predict the effects of pollution on wildlife health and emerging diseases.

Project coordination

Lisa JACQUIN (Laboratoire Evolution & Diversité Biologique)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


EDB Laboratoire Evolution & Diversité Biologique

Help of the ANR 287,076 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2021 - 48 Months

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