Stress response in terrestrial isopods: comparative study impacts on the physiology and behavior
Équipe Écologie, Évolution, Symbiose (CNRS-UP UMR 7267), laboratoire Écologie et Biologie des Interactions, Université de Poitiers, France
(September 2015-August 2016)
Terrestrial isopods are small crustaceans that can be used as bio indicators of soil quality. The overall aim of this project is to determine the impact of several potentially stressful stimuli encountered in their environments on their physiology. We measured the impact of both acute and chronic stimuli on two isopod species with different defense strategies; Armadillidium vulgae, a clinger, and Porcelio dilatatus, a runner, using glycemia concentration as a physiological indicator (1 publication, 1 poster).