Exotic invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity, especially in insular environments. Our ability to predict, detect and, possibly, prevent the invasion of new exotic species, or, following their introduction, to monitor their impact on ecosystems and native species, largely depends on scientific evidence.

Our projects combines field work, genetic studies, and mathematical modelling to best predict and document the impact of exotic invasive species in the insular Caribbean.

Projects in progress

Estimation of the invasive potential of reptile species in the Caribbean region

Insular Caribbean Master project
  • Yuna Mélane (Guadeloupe)

Anolis sagrei © Nosferattus

Contribution to the analysis of the diet of Invasive Alien Species in the Lesser Antilles by NGS metabarcoding method

Lesser Antilles Bachelor project
  • Maryne Romuald (Guadeloupe)

Trachemys decorata © Brian Gratwicke
Trachemys decorata © Brian Gratwicke

Interactions between invasive and native Trachemys species of freshwater turtles in the insular Caribbean

Haïti PhD project
  • Jeffey Mackenzy Paul (Haiti)

Completed projects

Anolis oculatus © Norma Anthony

Does urbanization impact the coexistence between native and invasive species? A case study of the coexistence between Anolis oculatus and Anolis cristatellus in Dominica.

Dominica Master project
  • Norma Anthony (Dominica)

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Distribution, relative abundance and diet of the mourning gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, introduced in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe Master project
  • Gloria Chance (Guadeloupe)

Leptodactylus fragilis © Josiah Townsend
Leptodactylus fragilis © Josiah Townsend

Potential distribution of a new introduced frog in Cuba, Leptodactylus fragilis (Anura Leptodactylidae): Predicting the invasion of acoustic niche

Cuba Master project
  • Sergio del Castillo (Cuba)