Tropical Regions


Habitats we study

Human and animal interaction in diverse locations


Tropical rainforests on Basse Terre


Mangroves and swamp forests on Basse Terre and Grande Terre

Key Pathogens 
we explore

  • Arboviruses such as: West Nile viruses  
  • Coronaviruses  
  • Trematodes 

Key hosts and vectors we work on

For effective and trustworth results, we will be taking environmental and biological samples. 


  • Culex

Domestic animals

  • Dogs
  • Cats


  • Adults (20-50 years old) Woman 46%

Our work in Guadaloupe

SIR Model

CIRAD designs and interprets a compartmental epidemiological model  specific for Guadeloupe based on the data collected on the West Nile virus in Culex mosquitoes.

One ABM model

Together with local communities and experts' insights, BCOMING will create an ABM model that involves a computational representation of critical species (e.g. bats) and humans (e.g. livelihoods, hunting, guano collectors).

Biodiversity information will be integrated and modelled either as food web species interactions or by specifying habitat types linked to land areas.

Caribbean Workshops and News

Exploring Guadeloupe: BCOMING's Latest Mission in Aquatic Diversity

Our team, consisting of Dr. Marine Combe, Dr. Claudia Bommarito and Prof. Rudy E. Gozlan from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development in Montpellier (France), just returned from a mission in Guadeloupe for the BCOMING project, which took place between the 22nd and the 28th of October.

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Sampling Campaigns In Ivory Coast, Cambodia and Guadeloupe (Aquatic Part)

As part of the BCOMING project, a series of aquatic (freshwater) samplings were performed in Ivory Coast (May 2023), Cambodia (July 2023) and Guadeloupe (October 2023) to identify the patterns of biodiversity of the aquatic communities and their parasites in tropical areas along a gradient of urbanisation, with the aim of i) identifying drivers of disease emergence and ii) preventing disease risk. Our team consist of Dr. Marine Combe (CR, IRD), Dr. Claudia Bommarito (PostDoc, IRD), Prof. Rudy E. Gozlan (DR, IRD) and Ms. Chloé Lefebvre (Technician, IRD) from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM), France. As responsible team of the aquatic sampling, it was exciting to finalize together the last details of the sampling, prepare and ship the material, and finally see the field campaigns taking place.

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World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, is a global initiative that brings together individuals, businesses, governments, and organisations to raise awareness and act on pressing environmental issues.

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Sylvie Lecollinet