Caroline Nieberding

Position: Lecturer
Téléphone: +3210473488
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Bureau: bâtiment Carnoy, local b.112


Nationality: Belgian
Date of Birth
: October 1st, 1979
Languages: French (native), English (fluent), Dutch (good understanding), Italian (basic knowledge)


After my PhD graduation in 2005 (Montpellier and Liège univ), I obtained a European postdocotal fellowship in Paul Brakefield's lab (Leiden univ., the Netherlands);  Since 2008, I am associate professor at UCL.  My primary research interests are in the field of evolutionary ecology : I investigate the genetic and behavioural bases of reprodutive isolation and speciation in natural populations.  My team at UCL is composed of three postdocs, three PhD students and several Msc students.  I also teach to 2nd year Bsc to last year Msc students in Biology.

 1. Teaching

- BIO1114: Introduction à la Biologie  (Bsc 1 level, 10 hours + 0 hours)
- GEO1332 Biogéographie (Bsc 3 level, 22.5 hours + 12 hours)
- BOE2121 Biodiversité des Biomes terrestres (Msc1 level, 5  hours + 20 hours)
- BOE2111 Evolution (Msc 1 level, 12.5 hours + 0 hours)
- BIOE2124 Ecologie moléculaire (Msc1 level, 18 hours + 24 hours)
- BIO1351  Ecologie des individus et des Populations (Bsc 3 level, 17.5 hours)
- BIO1231  Systématique des invertébrés (Bsc 2 level, 15 hours)
- SC2004   Evolution humaine (Bsc3 level, 10 hours)



Journal Articles

1. Bitume, Ellyn; Bonte, Dries B.; Ronce, Ophélie; Bach, F.; Flaven, Elodie; Oliveri, Isabelle; Nieberding, Caroline. Density and genetic relatedness increase dispersal distance in a subsocial organism. In: Ecology Letters, (2013). doi:10.1111/ele.12057.

2. van Bergen, Erik; Brakefield, Paul M.; Bas , J. Zwaan; Heuskin, Stéphanie; Nieberding, Caroline. The scent of inbreeding: a male sex pheromone betrays inbred males. In: Proceedings / Royal Society of London. Biological sciences, Vol. 280, p. 1-8 (2013). doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.0102.

3. Nieberding, Caroline; Fischer, Klaus; Saastamoinen, Marjo; Allen, Cerisse E.; Wallin, Erika A.; Hedenstrom, Erik; Brakefield, Paul M. Cracking the olfactory code of a butterfly: the scent of ageing. In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 15 (2012). doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01748.x.

4. Perez, Gregoire, C. L.; Libois, Roland; Nieberding, Caroline. Phylogeography of the garden dormouse Eliomys quercinus in the western Palearctic region. In: Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 93, no.6, p. 1-16 (2012). doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-404.1.

5. Bitume, Ellyn; Bonte, Dries; San Martin Y Gomez, Gilles; Van Dongen, Stefan; Bach, Fabien; Anderson, Justin Michael; Olivieri, Isabelle; Nieberding, Caroline. Heritability and artificial selection on ambulatory dispersal distance in Tetranychus urticae: effects of density and maternal effects. In: PLoS One, Vol. 6, no. 10, p. 1-9 (2011). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026927.

6. San Martin Y Gomez, Gilles; Bacquet, Paul; Nieberding, Caroline. Mate choice and sexual selection in a model butterfly species, Bicyclus anynana : state of the art. In: Netherlands Entomological Society Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 22, p. 9-22 (2011).

7. Callejón, Rocio; de Rojas, Manuel; Nieberding, Caroline; Foronda, Pilar; Feliú, Carlos; Guevara, Diego; Cutillas, Cristina. Molecular evolution of Trichuris muris isolated from different Muridae hosts in Europe. In: Parasitology Research, Vol. 107, no. 3, p. 631-41 (2010). doi:10.1007/s00436-010-1908-9.

8. Nieberding, Caroline; de Vos, Helene; Schneider, Maria V.; Lassance, Jean-Marc; Estramil, Natalia; Andersson, Jimmy; Bang, Joakim; Hedenström, Erik; Lofstedt, Christer; Brakefield, Paul M. The Male Sex Pheromone of the Butterfly Bicyclus anynana: Towards an Evolutionary Analysis. In: PLoS One, Vol. 3, no. 7, p. e2751 (2008). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002751.

9. Nieberding, Caroline; Durette-Desset, Marie-Claude; Vanderpoorten, Alain; Casanova, Juan Carlos; Ribas, Alexis; Deffontaine, Valérie; Feliu, Carlos; Morand, Serge; Libois, Roland; Michaux, Johan René. Geography and host biogeography matter for understanding the phylogeography of a parasite. In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 47, no.2, p. 538-554 (2008). doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.01.028.

10. Nieberding, Caroline; Olivieri, Isabelle. Parasites : proxies for host genealogy and ecology ?. In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 22, no. 3, p. 156–165 (2007). doi:10.1016/j.tree.2006.11.012; http://10.1016/j.tree.2006.11.012.

11. Nieberding, Caroline; Morand, Serge; Libois, Roland; Michaux, Johan René. Parasites and the island syndrome: the colonization of the western Mediterranean islands by Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Dujardin, 1845). In: Journal of Biogeography, Vol. 33, no. 7, p. 1212–1222 (2006). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01503.x.

12. Nieberding, Caroline; Goüy de Bellocq Joëlle, Joëlle; Morand, Serge. he biogeography of host-parasite interactions : from nested assemblages to comparative phylogeography. In: Mammal Study, Vol. 30, no.spl, p. S87–S93 (2005). doi:10.3106/1348-6160(2005)30[S87:TBOHIF]2.0.CO;2.

13. Deffontaine, Valérie; Libois, Roland; Kotlik , Petr; Sommer, Roger; Nieberding, Caroline; Paradis, Emmanuel; Searle, Jeremy B.; Michaux, Johan René. Beyond the Mediterranean peninsulas: evidence of central European glacial refugia for a temperate forest mammal species, the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus). In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 14, no. 6, p. 1727–1739 (2005). doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02506.x.

14. Nieberding, Caroline; Libois, Roland; Douady, Christophe; Morand, Serge; Michaux, Johan René. Phylogeography of a nematode (Heligmosomoides polygyrus) in the western Palearctic region: persistence of northern cryptic populations during ice ages ?. In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 14, no. 3, p. 765–779 (2005). doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02440.x.

15. Nieberding, Caroline; Morand, Serge; Libois, Roland; Michaux, Johan René. A parasite reveals cryptic phylogeographic history of its host. In: Royal Entomological Society of London. Series B: Taxonomy. Proceedings, Vol. 271, no. 1557, p. 2559-2568 (2004).

16. Michaux, Johan René; Magnanou, Elodie; Paradis, Emmanuel; Nieberding, Caroline; Libois, Roland. Mitochondrial phylogeography of the Woodmouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) in the Western Palearctic region. In: Molecular Ecology, Vol. 12, no. 3, p. 685 – 697 (2003). doi:10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01752.x.

Conference Papers

1. Nieberding, Caroline; Morand, Serge; Libois, Roland; Michaux, Johan René. A parasite reveals cryptic phylogeographic history of its host. Proceedings of the IX European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP IX) (Valencia Spain, du 18/07/2004 au 23/07/2004). In: IX European Multicolloquium of Parasitology - Keynote Speakers and Free Oral Papers and Posters ***book***, 2005, 978-88-7587-143-7, p. 1-8.

Book Chapters

1. Nieberding, Caroline; Jousselin, Emmanuelle; Desdevises, Yves. The use of co-phylogeographic patterns to predict the nature of host-parasite interactions, and vice versa. In: Serge Morand and Boris R. Krasnov, ed., The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions , Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010, p. 59-69. 978-0-19-956135-3.

2. Nieberding, Caroline; Morand, Serge. Comparative phylogeography: The use of parasites for insights into host history. In: Morand, S.; Krasnov, B.R.; Poulin, R. (Eds.), Micromammals and Macroparasites : From Evolutionary Ecology to Management , Springer: Berlin, 2006, p. 277-293. 978-4-431-36024-7.

3. Michaux, Johan René; Magnanou, Elodie; Libois, Roland; Nieberding, Caroline. Phylogéographie mitochondriale du mulot sylvestre (Apodemus sylvaticus) dans la région Paléarctique occidentale. In: P. Deleporte, J.-F. Silvain & J.-P. Hugot, Biosystema : Systématique et biogéographie , Publications de la Société Française de Systématique: Paris, 2002, p. 115-130. 2-906892-20-3.

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