- Filovirus such as: Ebola virus, Marburg virus
- Arenavirus such as: Lassa Fever
Habitats we study
Key Hosts and Vectors we work on
- Adults (20-50 years old) Woman 46%
Our work in in West Africa
Together with local communities and experts' insights, BCOMING will create three models that involve 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.
African Workshops and News
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.
The Power of Indigenous Wisdom: Combating Climate Change and Protecting Biodiversity
Climate change and biodiversity loss are urgent challenges. To find solutions, we can learn from indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with nature for generations.
MICROPLASTICS - A RISK FOR INCREASED INFECTIOUS DISEASES?
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.