Lilian Cabon

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Phd Thesis started in 2022
Investigating how colour-polymorphism in grasshoppers is maintained in populations, using niche chooser and niche conformer species
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth, Dr. Hannah Rowland, Ph.D. Shuqing Xu

My thesis is focusing on the 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 maimtained over the long-term, which is quite unusual. Then, the main goal of my thesis is to bring insights about their processes behind their long-term maintenance.


Bachelor Degree in Biology of Organisms and Populations, University of Lille 1, France

Master Degree in Behavioural and Functional Ecology, University of Rennes 1, France

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