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  • Recent publications

    Geremia, R.A., Puşcaş, M., Zinger, L., Bonneville, J.-M., and P. Choler. In press. Contrasting microbial biogeographical patterns between anthropogenic subalpine grasslands and natural alpine grasslands. New Phytologist PDF  

  • Summary of the 2015 field campaigns

    This year, ODYSSEE has been extended by including two additional major mountain ranges of Europe, the Balkans and the Pyrenees, with the aim of acquiring data from new biogeographical regions and contrasting environments. These sampled areas are under the influence of Mediterranean climate and represent the southernmost distribution for Carex curvula alpine communities.

  • Two days with DNA metabarcoding in Cluj-Napoca — Romania: Workshop overview

    In 19-20 May 2015, the first workshop on Odyssee and BioDivMount projects was organized in Cluj-Napoca, under the initiative of Eric COISSAC (LECA – Grenoble), Pierre TABERLET (LECA – Grenoble), Philippe CHOLER (LECA – Grenoble), and Mihai PUȘCAȘ (UBB – Cluj-Napoca). The workshop was devoted to DNA metabarcoding, a new technique for assessing biodiversity from environmental…

  • Two days with DNA metabarcoding @ Cluj — Romania

    COISSAC Eric, PUSCAS Mihai, TABERLET Pierre  Download as PDF   DNA metabarcoding is a rapidly evolving method for assessing biodiversity from environmental DNA. It has a wide range of applications: biodiversity monitoring, animal diet assessment, reconstruction of paleo communities, among others. The Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, in collaboration with the Laboratoire of Alpine Ecology (LECA – Grenoble),…

  • Who we are

    Who we are

    ODYSSEE is a binational research project, involving French and Romanian partners: “A. Borza” Botanical Garden, Babes-University Cluj-Napoca Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine (LECA), CNRS – UJF  Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive (LBBE), CNRS – UCB    

  • Meeting in Preddvor (Slovenia, 7-11 April 2014)

    The ODYSSEE partners met in Preddvor (Slovenia) in the spring of 2014, with the aim at discussing the main tasks of the project.

  • What we do

    What we do

    ODYSSEE aims at integrating ecology and evolution to understand and predict the dynamics of species assemblages at a biogeographical scale. The project will focus on the high mountain ecosystems of the Alps and the Carpathians. …

  • Our goals

    Our goals

    The main purpose of ODYSSEE is to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes that drive the diversity patterns of species assemblages in mountain grasslands and to implement integrated biodiversity models that will synthesize our understanding of the short and long-term dynamics of these herbaceous ecosystems.