PhD student: Victor Le Layec

Supervisor: Stéphane Hourdez

General information:
The thesis focuses on the study of the adaptations of hydrothermal organisms to extreme conditions, in a phylogenetic framework. The thesis work focuses on a family of annelids (the Polynoidae) that are found not only in hydrothermal but also in non-hydrothermal abyssal environments, in Antarctica, and in temperate marine environments. This allows for a series of contrasting living conditions to study in particular the adaptation to hypoxia but also to temperature.