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Lucie Zinger

I’m Associate Professor at École Normale Supérieure, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres since Sept 2016, where I organise and teach courses in ecology, environmental genomics and now statistics to License 3 and Master 1 students. My research activities fall at the interface between community ecology and macroecology, microbial ecology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. My objectives are two-fold: (i) to improve methodological frameworks for environmental DNA-based techniques in order to (ii) better understand the ecological processes shaping microbial and invertebrates communities and how these respond to global changes.

More information are available on my website

Selected publications

1. Bestion, E., Jacob, S., Zinger, L., Di Gesu, L., Richard, M., White, J., & Cote, J. (2017). Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm. Nature Ecology Evolution , 1(6), 161.

2. Ibarbalz F.M., Henry N., Brandão M.C., Martini S., Busseni G., Byrne H., …, Bowler, C. & Zinger L. (2019) Global trends of marine plankton diversity across kingdoms of life. Cell . 179(5), 1084-1097.

3. Ohlmann, M., Mazel, F., Chalmandrier, L., Bec, S., Chave, J., Coissac, E., Gielly, L., Pansu, J., Schilling, V., Taberlet, P., Zinger, L. & Thuiller, W. (2018). Mapping the imprint of biotic interactions on β‐diversity. Ecology Letters , 21(11), 1660-1669.

4. Ser-Giacomi, E., Zinger, L., Malviya, S., De Vargas, C., Karsenti, E., Bowler, C., & De Monte, S. (2018). Ubiquitous abundance distribution of non-dominant plankton across the global ocean. Nature Ecology & Evolution , 2(8), 1243-1249.

5. Taberlet, P., Bonin, A., Zinger, L. Coissac, E. (2018). Environmental DNA: For biodiversity research and monitoring. Oxford University Press.

6. Zinger, L., Amaral-Zettler, L. A., Fuhrman, J. A., Horner-Devine, M. C., Huse, S. M., Welch, D. B. M., Martiny, J.B.H., Sogin, M., Boetius, A., Ramette, A. (2011). Global patterns of bacterial beta-diversity in seafloor and seawater ecosystems. PLoS One , 6(9), e24570.

7. Zinger, L., Boetius, A., & Ramette, A. (2014). Bacterial taxa–area and distance–decay relationships in marine environments. Molecular Ecology , 23(4), 954-964.

8. Zinger, L., Bonin, A., Alsos, I. G., Bálint, M., Bik, H., Boyer, F., Bonin, A., ... & Taberlet, P. (2019). DNA metabarcoding—Need for robust experimental designs to draw sound ecological conclusions. Molecular Ecology , 28(8), 1857-1862.

9. Zinger, L., Taberlet, P., Schimann, H., Bonin, A., Boyer, F., De Barba, M., Gaucher, P., Gielly, L., Giguet-Covex, C., Iribar, A., Méchain, M.R., Rayé, G., Rioux, D., Schilling, V., Tymen, B., Viers, J., Thuiller, W., Coissac, E., Chave, J. (2019) Body size determines soil community assembly in a tropical forest. Molecular Ecology 28, 528–543.

10. Zinger, L., Donald, J., Brosse, S., Gonzalez, M. A., Iribar, A., Leroy, C., Murienne, J, Orivel J., Schimann H., Taberlet P., & Lopes, C. M. (2020). Advances and prospects of environmental DNA in neotropical rainforests. Advances in Ecological Research , 62, 331-373.