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Greg Lamarre

Head of the Laboratory

Biodiversity and Climate Changes” of the Department of Ecology. Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice. Czech Republic
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Research Associate

ForestGEO Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama.
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Professional Preparation

University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France, M.Sc. Geography, 2006
University of West Indies, Guadeloupe, France, M.Sc. Tropical Biology, 2007
University of French Guiana and INRA, Kourou, France, Ph.D. Ecology, 2013


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.
Research Associate (Basset Lab), ForestGEO Arthropod Initiative (Nov 2019-present)

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.
Researcher (Janv 2019-present)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Novotny Lab) (March 2016-Janv 2019)

Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), French Guiana.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Baraloto Lab) (Nov 2013-Dec 2015)

Recent publications:

Lamarre, G.P.A., Tom M. Fayle, Simon T. Segar, Benita Laird-Hopkins, Akihiro Nakamura, Daniel Souto-Vilarós, Shuntaro Watanabe and Yves Basset (2020) Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st century. In: (Eds) Turner E. et al., Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century. Advances in Ecological Research : Chapter 8: pp. 296-329.

Volf M, Klimes P, Lamarre G.P.A., Redmond CM, Seifert CL, Abe T, et al. (2019) Quantitative assessment of plant-arthropod interactions in forest canopies: A plot-based approach. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0222119.

Basset, Y. and G.P.A. Lamarre (2019) Towards a world that values insects. Rapid adoption of conservation is key to protecting insect populations. Science 364(6447): 1230-1231.

Basset, Y., Lamarre, G.P.A., Ratz, T., Segar, S.T., Decaëns, T., Rougerie, R., Miller, S.E., Perez, F., Bobadilla, R. Lopez, Y., Ramirez, J.A., Aiello, A. & Barrios, H. 2017. The Saturniidae of Barro Colorado Island, Panama: a model taxon for studying the long-term effects of climate change? Ecology and Evolution, 7, 9991-10004.

Lamarre, G.P.A., T. Decaëns, R. Rougerie, R., J. Barbut, J., J.R., Dewaard, P.N.D. Hebert, D. Herbin, M. Laguerre, P. Thiaucourt and M. Martins Bonifacio (2016). An integrative taxonomy approach unveils unknown and threatened moth species in Amazonian rainforest fragments. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9: 475–479.

Lamarre, G.P.A., D. Salazar Amoretti, C. Baraloto, F. Bénéluz, I. Mesones and P.V.A. Fine (2016). Phylogenetic overdispersion in Lepidoptera communities of Amazonian white-sand forests. Biotropica 48: 101-109.

Lamarre, G.P.A., B. Hérault, P.V.A. Fine, V. Vedel, R. Lupoli, I. Mesones and C. Baraloto (2016). Taxonomic and functional composition of arthropod assemblages across contrasting Amazonian forests. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 227-239.

Lamarre, G.P.A., C. Baraloto, C. Fortunel, N. Davila Cardozo, I. Mesones, J. Grandez Rios, M. Rios, E. Valderrama, M.V. Pilco and P.V.A. Fine (2012). Herbivory, growth strategies and habitat specialization in tropical tree lineages: implications for Amazonian beta-diversity. Ecology 93: S195–S210.

Lamarre, G.P.A, Q. Molto, P.V.A. Fine and C. Baraloto (2012). A comparison of common flight interception traps to survey tropical arthropods. ZooKeys 216: 43-55.

Synergistic activities

  • PI of the research project “Multi-taxa responses of tropical insects to climate changes and anomalies on Barro Colorado Island in Panama” an international collaboration started between the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (GACR-19-15645Y)
  • Developing and implementing an international biological education program Des Insects et des Hommes (Ethiopia, Panama, Cameroon, French Guiana) to increase awareness about nature conservation.
  • Teaching, mentoring and supervising student research projects at: UMR ECOFOG-INRA, French Guiana; University of West Indies, France; INPA, Manaus, Brazil; ENEF Mbalmayo, Cameroun; SCBI, Front Royale, USA; IIAP, Iquitos, Peru; STRI, Canopy Crane, Panama; Universidad de Panamá, Programa Centroamericano de Maestría en Entomologia.
  • Co-founder of the Taxonomia Biodiversity Fund., a non-profit organization that which to promote research, conservation, education and development projects in connection with biodiversity.