In the 5th “Journée des doctorants”, Laboratoire Chrono-environnement


Hello! just came from this meeting that was carried out today.

I have conducted a talk as a postdoc. With this talk I wanted to present the project. Since it started recently I do not have many results, but thought that would helpful to develop my proposal to show what implies to prepare a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. This may be very interesting for the future PhDs and current postdocs but also for research centers to get funding for their research.

I got a nice question from Lucian Staicu, who is a postdoc in this lab. He was asking me how available are rodenticides for other species in the environment, as it happens with other pesticides. I explained that in this system we study bromadiolone is directed to the control of water voles. However when water voles begin to be intoxicated after consuming bromadiolone, they get to the surface and may die then. It is in this situation when bromadiolone is broadly available to predators. I referred here to the recently published

Montaz, J., Jacquot, M., Coeurdassier, M., 2014. Scavenging of rodent carcasses following simulated mortality due to field applications of anticoagulant rodenticide. Ecotoxicology 23, 1671–1680. doi:10.1007/s10646-014-1306-7

Thanks to Núria Vallverdú-Coll and Lisa Ciadamidaro for helping me to prepare the talk and to the organizers for their commitment 🙂