Research in Evolutionary Ecology

The research in Julien Martin’s laboratory is mainly focusing on the importance of evolutionary processes in shaping current wild population of animals and how current environmental conditions are influencing the evolution of wild animals. The name for the lab (🤪 M.A.D. 🤪) has diverse origins. Some says it is an acronym of Marvelous Animals Data since we are passionate about our study systems including two unique long-term research studies on yellow-bellied marmots and alpine swifts. Others says it is because we are doing crazy 🤯 complex models or maybe it is because I just like to take a fun twist on life 🤪

Research in Evolutionary Ecology


Be happy

Equality and diversity

Be yourself

All the research in the lab is essentially framed around the power of individual variation and individual uniqueness to shape and drive the future of a population and how the past of a populaton has lead to the individual variation we observe now. Recognizing the value and power of individual differences is absolutely fundamental in all species, and especially in humans. As an academic and supervisor, I am passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values equality and diversity. I am hoping to create an environment in the lab where: everyone is welcome, everyone can do their best work and everyone feel perfectly happy to share their ideas regardless of their background and academic level.

Reproducibility of Science

Open and transparent science

The lab pledge to reproducible science:

  1. I will teach my graduate students about reproducibility and open science.
  2. For all results in a paper, we will share data, code for analysis & plotting script
  3. We will release code at the time of submission of a paper.
  4. We will add a “Reproducibility” declaration in each paper with DOI link to code and data.

See Julien Martin OSF profile for access to data and code. Started in 2020, each manuscript has its project and aiming to add older projects at some point.