Anthropobiology and human ecology
Person in charge : Françoise Rovillé-Sausse
Anthropobiology is the study of the natural history of the human species, and, more precisely, the study of modern human beings in time and space. Baring in mind that the origin of the present mankind is unique and African (please see our section in human population genetics, and particularly human population genetics in Central Africa), we can find the reason for the diversity of our species in some reactions due to the pressure of the milieu, whether it is the physical environment itself (climate) or its influence on the choice of food or the diversity of diseases (pathocenosis).
Through the application of this approach, we study the origin of populations and the history of their migrations (in an anthropological framework by comparing the results of this approach with results from archaeology, linguistics, and other humanities), the microevolution of the human species adaptability (in an ecological framework), as well as the co-evolution of Man and infectious diseases.
Igor de GARINE