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 »
ANOTHER JOB OFFER: Internship for a Master student in History-Geography-Land management-Sociology, starting early 2023 for 5-6 months
The intern will be hosted at IPHC, Strasbourg, France and will work in close association with our PhD candidate Patrycja.
17 November 2022: Workshop with German stakeholders at Senckenberg, Frankfurt
14 November: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Prof!
JOB OFFER! Internship Master 2 in Geography-Sociology, starting early 2023 for 6 months
11 November 2022: HAPPY BIRTHDAY 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 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
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.
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, 8–10 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).
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).