Emys-R

A socio-ecological evaluation of wetlands restoration in favour of the European pond turtle Emys reintroduction and associated biodiversity: a pan-European approach

Emys-R is a 3-year participatory action-oriented research project aiming at defining the most effective, socially supported, ecologial methods to restore wetlands in favour of the European pond turtle reintroduction, and associated biodiversity throughout Europe

Emys-R is a 3-year participatory action-oriented research project aiming at defining the most effective, socially supported, ecologial methods to restore wetlands in favour of the European pond turtle reintroduction, and associated biodiversity throughout Europe.

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TWO NEW JOB OFFERS: Internships for a Master students in Economy and in Ecology, starting early 2023 for 5-6 months

Isabelle Combroux, Corinne Grac and Anne Rozan propose TWO internships on « Evaluation économique des bénéfices de la restauration de zones humides » and « Limitation d’une espèce invasive sur des plans d’eau restaurés : tests de méthodes de génie écologique »

The interns will be hosted at GESTE for the Economy (Anne Rozan), and LIVE-ENGEES for the Ecology (Isabelle Combroux, Corinne Grac), all in Strasbourg, France.

Please send your application! 

ANOTHER JOB OFFER: Internship for a Master student in History-Geography-Land management-Sociology, starting early 2023 for 5-6 months

Jean-Yves Georges and Rémi Barbier propose an internship on « Restoring a wetland to reintroduce an endangered species: tracing the recent history of a territory using chronosystemic frames ».

The intern will be hosted at IPHC, Strasbourg, France and will work in close association with our PhD candidate Patrycja.

Please send your application to JYG, before 15nd December 2022

 

17 November 2022: Workshop with German stakeholders at Senckenberg, Frankfurt

German Partners (TBG, KG and NABU), PhD candidates and students (Caro Eichert, Johannes Meka, Kari-Anne van der Zohn, and Iris Schmidt) and stakeholders (Speyer SeaLife) met for the annual debrief meeting and for the joined strategic 2023 prospect with potentially new supports and scientific collaborations.
 
Meanwhile, welcome to our new NABU contact person, Wiebke Pasligh!

14 November: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Prof!

Read more about Prof Rémi Barbier

JOB OFFER! Internship Master 2 in Geography-Sociology, starting early 2023 for 6 months

Carine Heitz and Rémi Barbier propose an internship on « Restoring wetlands for reintroducing an endangered species: habits and representations by local inhabitants ». The intern will be hosted at UMR GESTE, ENGEES, Strasbourg, France and will work in close association with our PhD candidate Patrycja.
 
Please send your application to Rémi, before 21th November 2022

11 November 2022: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caro! 

Read more about Caro

12 October 2022: Emys-R celebrates the Fête de la Science in Strasbourg

Two public conferences held at the library of the Cronenbourg district, where IPHC is located (link to the announcement)

11 October 2022: Emys-R highlighted on BFM Alsace TV

A reportage by Coralie Haenel with Laurène Rocheteau on the release that occurred one month earlier (see the reportage)

27 September 2022: Emys-R highlighted in a dedicated press release by Senckenberg

Back in the wetlands: The European pond turtle receives support from the research project Emys-R (link to the press release)

17-23 September 2022: field session completed in DE+FR

After the 7th DE+FR field week has been completed comes the time for lab work, data analyses and publication writing!

17 September 2022: Emys-R highlighted in local press DNA

An article by Alexandre Rol (link to the article)

17 September 2022: Emys-R highlighted in local press Républicain Lorrain

An article by Stéphanie Paquet (link to the article)

16 September 2022: Calico crayfish in the focus of TV SWR3 forthcoming long reportage

The calico crayfish is studied by Emys-R as an example of biological invasions that potentially threatens the success of reintroduction projects.

16 September 2022: Emys-R highlighted on TV France 3 Région for the release of the 500th Emys on Woerr site, FR

A reportage by Nadine Ly (see the reportage).

16 September 2022: Release of the 500th Emys on the Woerr site, FR

The initial goal of Collectivité Européenne d’Alsace, Project partner, for releasing 500 captive bred Emys in the restored Woerr site, FR, has been reached! Local schoolchildren attended the event and contributed to an original survey of public perception of nature conservation actions.

14 September 2022: Emys-R highlighted on local radio Top Music

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12-16 September 2022: Massive eDNA sampling field session on DE+FR sites

eDNA (for environmental DNA) is a cost-efficient powerful method for exhaustively assessing species occurence and diversity in any matrix. eDNA is used mainly in WP1 and WP2 to evaulate the degree of recovery of restored ponds (see Kari-Anne van der Zon PhD project), to reconstruct the foodweb centered around the reintroduced Emys (see Johannes Meka PhD project) but also to identify potential pathways of Emys between release sites (see Iris Schmidt project). eDNA approach is led by Dr Kathrin Theissinger.

Latest Publications

Theissinger et al. (2022) Prospects for the distribution of the North American Signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus in Europe by 2050. Joint ESENIAS & DIAS Conference 2022 and 11th ESENIAS Workshop, Demre, Antalya, Turkey, 13-15 November 2022 — POSTER (see the poster)

Grac C et al. (2022) Des suivis scientifiques au service de la gestion de la zone humide restaurée du Woerr (Lauterbourg, France): entre lutte contre des espèces invasives et la réintroduction d’une espèce protégée. Colloque de la Société d’Hydrologie de France. Aménagements et biodiversité des cours d’eau, Strasbourg, France, 810 Novembre 2022 — TALK

van der Zon et al. (2022) Macrophyte habitat structure and biodiversity patterns in conservation pond networks. International Conference ADREE-GHZH-SNPN-NaturAgora, The ponds, a built natural heritage, a neglected cultural heritage. Integrating the geohistorical and territorial dimensions into the contemporary management of small water places, Laon (Aisne), France, 20-22 October 2022 — TALK (see the talk)

Georges et al. (2022) Emys-R: a socio-ecological assessment of wetland restoration for the reintroduction of the European pond turtle and associated biodiversity: a pan-European approach. International Conference ADREE-GHZH-SNPN-NaturAgora, The ponds, a built natural heritage, a neglected cultural heritage. Integrating the geohistorical and territorial dimensions into the contemporary management of small water places, Laon (Aisne), France, 20-22 October 2022 — TALK (see the talk)

Meka J (2022) Überwachung der Wiederansiedlung der Neuburger Sumpfschildkröten als Teil des europaweiten Emys-R Projektes” (“Monitoring of the European pond turtle reintroduction in Neuburg as part of the Emys-R project”). Symposium Feldherpetologie im NABU-Zentrum Rheinauen, Bingen, Germany,  2 Oct 2022 — TALK (see the talk)

Quintard B, Razafindralay L, Theissinger K, Georges JY (2022) Reintroducing Emys orbicularis: From a regional initiative to a pan-European transdisciplinary program. 22nd EAZA Conference, Algarve, Portugal, 27 Sept-1 Oct 2022 — TALK (see the talk)

van der Zon et al. (2022) Man-made pond networks for wetland biodiversity. 37th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Limnology, Konstanz Germany, 19-23 Sept 2022 — TALK (see the talk)

Meinard et al. (2022) A heuristic for innovative invasive species management actions and strategies. Ecology and Sociology (accepted 22 Aug 2022).

Georges et al. (2022) When reintroduction turns to invasion: a fable about turtles and crayfish. 23rd Symposium of the International Association of Astacology, Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, 20-26 June 2022 (read the abstract – see the talk)

Romaniuk P (2022) Multi-stakeholder governance of European wetlands – networks as learning organizations. 17th SWS Europe Chapter Meeting – Connecting wetlands functioning and biodiversity towards nature-based solutions. Arles, France, 13-16 June 2022 – TALK (see the talk)

Nekrasova et al. (2022) Range expansion of the alien red-eared slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) (Reptilia, Testudines) in Eastern Europe, with special reference to Latvia and Ukraine. BioInvasions Records 11(1): 287–295 (pdf)

Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).