M Hulle
Dr. Maurice Hullé

University of Rennes 1

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Maurice’s main research interests concern the ecology of insects and their adaptations to changing environments. He co-coordinates EXAMINE, a European thematic network for the study of global change impacts on aphids. He has 15 years’ experience of working on the ecology of aphids at their life edges in polar environments, including five Arctic and seven sub-Antarctic summer campaigns. In the Arctic, he has coordinated a research program (IPEV 2004-2006) on the biological responses of endemic aphids to extreme environments and their interactions with their natural enemies (High Arctic, Spitsbergen). In the sub-Antarctic (Kerguelen, Crozet, Amsterdam), his research (Program IPEV Subanteco) has examined the life history and the invasive success of introduced aphid species, their impact on native ecosystems (trophic behaviour, plant viruses transmission) and their possible regulation by natural enemies. He is now in charge of morphological and molecular taxonomy (DNA Barcoding) of terrestrial invertebrates of sub-Antarctic islands (Kerguelen and Crozet) in order 1) to grasp functional biodiversity within native and modified ecosystems and 2) to decipher food webs and their alteration in response to biological invasions.

Key publications


Papierok B, Dedryver C-A, and Hullé M (2016) First records of aphid-pathogenic Entomophthorales in the sub-Antarctic archipelagos of Crozet and Kerguelen. Polar Research

Svanella-Dumas L, Candresse T, Hullé M, and Marais A (2013) Distribution of Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV in the Sub-Antarctic Kerguelen Islands and characterization of two new Luteovirus species. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67231. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067231

Hullé M (2012) Myzus ascalonicus, an aphid recently to sub-Antarctic islands, prefers native to exotic host-plants. Environmental Entomology, 41: 1398-1404. DOI:10.1093/ee/41.6.1398

Hullé M, Turpeau E, Hudaverdian S, Chaubet B, Outreman Y, and Lebouvier M (2010) Aphids and associated natural enemies of Île Amsterdam and Île Saint-Paul (Southern Indian Ocean). Antarctic Sciences, 22: 379-385. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102010000040

Hullé M, Bonhomme J, Maurice D, and Simon J-C (2008) Is the life cycle of high arctic aphids adapted to climate change? Polar Biology, 31: 1037-1042. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0442-z