Interindividual Variability and Emergent Plasticity

Raphaël Jeanson

Audrey Dussutour

05 61 55 62 32

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Team members

  • Jacques Gautrais
  • Jean-paul Lachaud
  Technical staff
  • Gérard Latil
  • Kevin Berthelot
  • Violette Chiara


The objective of the IVEP team is to develop an integrative approach to investigate the determinants of phenotypic plasticity across different biological scales. Phenotypic plasticity is the capacity of a given genotype to produce a diversity of phenotypes in response to variations in the environment and represents one of the most important ways by which organisms adaptively respond to the environment. The IVEP team ambitions to investigate how biological entities, being cells or individuals, integrate environmental changes to produce adaptive responses and it also aims at examining how phenotypic plasticity emerges from interactions among its underlying components. 


Social behaviours in spiders

Processing of social cues in ants

Nutrition in ants

Interindividual variability in social insects

Emergent layering during neocortex development

Plasticity in slime moulds

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