Smyrna Marbled Bush-Cricket (Eupholidoptera smyrnensis)

Lilian Cabon

PhD student in the Population Ecology Group with a focus on the ecological consequences of color polymorphisms in grasshoppers.
Smyrna Marbled Bush-Cricket (Eupholidoptera smyrnensis)
Image: Holger Schielzeth
Lilian Pierre Eugène Cabon
PhD Student
Lilian Cabon
Image: Lilian Cabon
Room 413
Dornburger Straße 159
07743 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link
  • Curriculum Vitae

    since September 2022, PhD student at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, FSU, Jena (Germany)

    2021, M.Sc in Functional and Behavioural Ecology, University of Rennes 1, Rennes (France)

    2019, B.Sc in Biology of Organisms and Populations, University of Lille 1, Lille (France)

  • Research interests

    I am an ecologist mainly interested in behavioural and functional ecology. I have a strong appeal for arthropods, especially insects. As a first experience in research, I worked on a biocontrol project. The goal was to investigate the impact of flower strips near crops on Carabid beetle diversity and abundance. Then, for my Master's internship, I took part in a study on merolimnic insects (i.e. insects with an aquatic larval life and an aerial adult life such as Mayflies). In that project, I was interested in understanding how the biological and ecological traits of merolimnic insects shaped their body stores.

  • Current project

    Currently, I am involved in a PhD project focusing on colour polymorphisms in grasshoppers. Indeed, they can exhibit a green-brown polymorphism and they also differ in terms of melanisation. These polymorphisms seem to be maintained over the long-term, which is quite unusual. Then, the main goal of my thesis is to bring insights about the processes behind their long-term maintenance. To do so, we will use behavioural experiments and collect data in the field using both niche chooser and niche conformer species.

  • Publications

    Gerber, R., Cabon, L., Piscart, C., Roussel, J.-M. & Bergerot, B. (2022). Body stores of emergent aquatic insects are associated with body size, sex, swarming behaviour and dispersal strategies. Freshwater Biology 67: 2161-2175. doi: 10.1111/fwb.14003External link