Ph.D Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

My research interests focus in the fields of Ecological Immunology and Evolutionary Biology. I am developing research projects on environmental and genetic factors that shape the multiple host and parasite communities interactions and their evolutionary dynamics.
Currently I am investigating the resistance, resilience and funtional redundancy of host-associated microbial communities and their roles in adaptation to environmental perturbations in a global changes context. These questions are explored through wild fish species, native and introduced, inhabiting anthropogenized watershed; and still through previous collaborations on mouse challenging a gut nematode infection.


2007 / 2010    PhD thesis. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. University of Montpellier II (Languedoc-Roussillon, France). Center for Biology and Management of Populations (CBGP)

2005 / 2007    Master’s degree. Biology and Evolution. University of Dijon (Bourgogne, France).

2002 / 2005  Bachelor’s degree. Biology and Ecology. University of Besançon (Franche-Comté, France).


2018-present   Postdoctoral position at the laboratory IRSTEA Recover (UMR IRSTEA - AMU). on the project ECOBAM (French Water Agency). Skin microbiome diversity in Barbus meridionalis, an endangered wild fish species. collaborator Dr. André Gilles.

2016 / 2018   Postdoctoral position at the institut méditerranéen de biodiversité et d'écologie (IMBE), University AIx Marseille. Insights into the diversity of microbiota in the Chondrostoma complex species. Collaborators: Drs. André Gilles & JF Martin 

2012 / 2015   Postdoctoral position at the laboratory Biogeosciences Joint Research Unit (CNRS, University of Burgundy, France). Temporal dynamic of the multiple host-parasite-microbes interactions. Collaborators:  Pr. Bruno Faivre & Dr. Gabriele Sorci .

2007 / 2010   Ph.D position at the Center for Biology and Management of Populations. (Montpellier, France) on the project: Variability of resistance/tolerance to Puumala hantavirus in bank voles and epidemiological consequences. Supervision: Dr. Nathalie Charbonnel

2006 / 2007  Master Research at the laboratory Biogeosciences Joint Research Unit, research group Ecology and Evolution (Dijon, France) on the project: Variability of resistance to Plasmodium in wild populations of house sparrows Passer domesticus. Role of Mhc gene diversity and antioxidant capacity. Supervision: Dr. Gabriele Sorci.


22. Guivier E., Pech N., Chappaz R., Gilles A. Range variation of microbiota associated to different mucosal tissues in wild fish populations. (under review)

             21Guiver E., Galan M., Lippens C., Faivre B. & Sorci G. Reaction norms of gut microbiota to nematode infection in mice. (under review)

20. Faivre, B., Bellenger, J., Rieu, A., Guivier, E., Ollivier, A., Galan, M., Sorci, G. Disentangling the effect of host genetics and gut microbiota on the resistance to an intestinal parasite (under review)

19. Lippens C *. & Guivier E *. Reece S., O'Donnel A., Cornet S., Faivre B. & Sorci G. 2019. Early Plasmodium-induced inflammation does not accelerate aging in mice. Evolutionary applications. *equivalent contributions

18. Guivier E., Gilles A., Pech N., Duflot N., Tissot L., Chappaz R. 2019. Canals as ecological corridors and hybridization zones for two cyprinid species. Hydrobiologia

17Guivier E., Crisuolo F., Zhan S., Bellenger J., Galan M., Faivre B., Sorci G. 2018. Early-life infection and host senescence. Experimental Gerontology

16. Lippens C., Guivier E., Ollivier A., Faivre B., Sorci G. 2017. Life adjustements to intestinal inflammation in a gut nematode. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220, 3724-3732

15. Guivier E., Martin JF., Pech N., Ungaro A., Chappaz R., Gilles A. 2017. Microbiota diversity within and between the tissues of two wild interbreeding species. Microbial Ecology. 1-12

14  Guivier E., Lippens C., Faivre B., Sorci G. 2017. Plastic and micro-evolutionary responses of a nematode to the host immune environment. Experimental Parasitology. 181, 14-22

13. Dubois A., Galan M., Cosson J-F., Gauffre B., Henttonen H., Niemimaa J., Razzauti M., Voutilainen L., Vitalis R., Guivier E. & Charbonnel N. 2017. Microevolution of bank Voles (Myodes glareolus) at neutral and immune related genes during multiannual dynamic cycles: consequences for Puumala hantavirus epidemiology. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 49, 318-329

12. Guivier E., Bellenger J., Sorci G., Faivre B. 2016. Helminthes interactions with the host immune system: Short-term benefits and costs in relation to the infectious environment.The American Naturalist. 188, 2 

11. Lippens C., Guivier E., Faivre B., Sorci G. 2016. Reaction norms of host immunity, fitness, and parasite performance in a mouse – intestinal nematode interaction. International Journal of Parasitology. 46,2: 133-140

10. Guivier E., Galan M., Henttonen H., Cosson J-F, Charbonnel N. 2014. Landscape features and helminth co-infections shape the bank vole immunoheterogeneity with consequences for Puumala epidemiology. Heredity. 112: 274-281. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.1

9.  Rohtfritsch A., Guivier E., Galan M., Chaval Y., Cosson J-F., Charbonnel N. (2013, n°2). Apport de l'immunogénétique à la compréhension des intéractions entre le campagnol roussâtre Myodes glareolus et l'hantavirus Puumala. Bulletin de l'Académie vétérinaire de France.

8.  Vayssier-Taussat M., Le Rhun D., Buffet J-P, Maaoui N., Guivier E., Galan M., Charbonnel N., Cosson J-F. 2012. Detection of the novel human pathogen “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” in wild rodents, France. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 18(12): 2063-2065

7. Piry S., Guivier E., Realini A. and Martin J-F. 2012. |SE|S|AM|E| Barcode: NGS-oriented software for amplicon characterization – application to species and environmental barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03171

6. Guivier E., Galan M, Chaval Y., Xuereb A., Poulle ML, Henttonen H., Voutilainen L., Charbonnel N. & Cosson J.F. 2011. Landscape genetics highlights the role of bank vole metapopulation dynamics in the epidemiology of Puumala hantavirus. Molecular Ecology, 20, 17, 3569-3583

5. Guivier E.*, Ribas Salvador A.*, Xuereb A., Chaval Y., Cadet P., Poulle ML., Sironen T., Voutilainen L., Henttonen H., Cosson J.F. & Charbonnel N. 2011. Concomitant influence of helminth infection and landscape configuration on the distribution of Puumala hantavirus in its reservoir, Myodes glareolus. BMC Microbiology. 11: 3; * : equivalent contributions

4. Meglécz E., Piry S., Desmarais E., Galan M., Gilles A., Guivier E., Pech N. and Martin J-F. 2011. SESAME (SEquence Sorter & AMplicon Explorer): Genotyping based on high-throughput multiplex amplicon sequencing. Bioinformatics. 15; 27(2): 277–278

3. Guivier E., Galan M., Ribas Salvador A., Chaval Y., Xuéreb A., Olsson G.E., Essbauer S., Henttonen H., Voutilainen L., Cosson J. F. and Charbonnel N. 2010. Tnf-α expression and promoter sequences reflect the balance of tolerance/resistance to Puumala hantavirus infection in European bank vole  populations. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 10(8):1208-17

2. Guivier E., Galan M., Malé P.J.G., Kallio E., Voutilainen L., Henttonen H., Olsson G.E., Lundkvist A., Tersago K., Augot D., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. 2010. Associations between Mhc genes and Puumala virus infection in Myodes glareolus are detected in wild populations, but not from experimental infection data. Journal of General Virology. 91, 2507-2512.

1. Galan M., Guivier E., Caraux G., Charbonnel N. and Cosson JF. 2010. A 454 Multiplex sequencing method for rapid and reliable genotyping of highly polymorphic genes in large scale studies. BMC Genomics. 11, 296


  • Sorci G., Guivier E, Lippens C., Faivre B. Microbes, parasites and immune diseases. 2016.  In: Evolutionary thinking in medicine: from research to policy and practice (Eds. A. Alvergne, C. Faurie, C. Jenkinson), Springer.


  • Guivier E.  2010. Variabilité de la résistance/tolérance du campagnol roussâtre à l'hantavirus Puumala et conséquences épidémiologiques. Thesis. Université Montpellier II, France.

REFEREE for Molecular Ecology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Infection Genetics and Evolution, Plos One, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society


Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. The role of Mhc gene polymorphism in bank vole to the resistance to Puumala hantavirus. International conference of EDEN research program (Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment), Brno (Czech republic), January 2008. (oral communication)

Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. Immunogenetic approaches in wild natural populations: Application to emergent zoonoses.The case of Puumala Hantavirus and its reservoir Myodes glareolus. 12th Congress of European of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Turin (Italy), August 2008. (poster)

Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. Immunogenetic in wild population reservoir: a key for landscape epidemiology. International conference of EDEN research program (Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment, Montpellier (France), May 2010. (oral communication)

Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. Population genetics of Tnf-α gene reveals selection mediating a balance of tolerance/resistance to Puumala virus in bank voles. Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Lyon (France), July 2010. (poster)

Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson J.F. and Charbonnel N. Variability of resistance/tolerance to Puumala hantavirus in bank voles and the epidemiological consequences. Invited speaker by Pr Milinski at the Max Planck Institute, Plön (Germany), September 15th 2011.

Guivier E., Bellenger J., Faivre B., Sorci G. Immunopathological cost of chronic inflammation in relation to inflammatory stimulation. Annual RCNE meeting (Research Collaborative Network in Ecoimmunology), Woods Hole (MA, USA) May 2014. (oral communication)

Guivier E., Bellenger J., Faivre B., Sorci G. Immune system interference by parasite: cost and benefit in relation to infectious context. Conférence Jacques Monod Sept 2014

Guivier E., Martin JF, Pech N., Chappaz R., Gilles A.. Microbiota diversity in two wild interbreeding species. Evolution 2018. Montpellier. August 2018


Guivier E., Galan M., Cosson JF and Charbonnel N. Tnf-α gene expression polymorphism in bank vole: consequences for Puumala hantavirus epidemiology at the landscape scale. Ist congress of Ecology, Montpellier (France), September 2010. (oral communication).

Guivier, E., Faivre, B., Sorci, G. Environmental effect on the cost of chronic infection by Heligmosomoides polygyrus in mouse. National Congress REID (Réseau de l'Ecologie des Interactions Durable). Montpellier, February 2014. (oral communication)

Guivier E., Pech N. Martin JF, Chappaz R., Gilles A. Rencontres Ichtyologie de France. Mars 2018. (oral communication)


2008   PhD student Fellowship “Bourse de mobilité internationale”. University Montpellier II (France). Courses in serological and immunological methods. Detection of viral infection and participation to field collection of virus samples in central Finland. (METLA and Haartman institute).

2009   Laureate of the “Bourse de recherches Jean & Marie-Louise Dufrenoy”. The French society of agriculture. Project: Role of immune gene polymorphism in bank vole on the geographic distribution of Puumala hantavirus in Sweden. (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå)

CNRS/ Marseille


Myodes glareolus

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Passer domesticus




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