The Alpine Marmot Project

Welcome to the Alpine Marmot Project

An introduction to the Alpine Marmot Project

This joker of the Alps has a serious message for the world.

For over twenty years, researchers from the University Claude Bernard – Lyon1 and recently from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have studied marmots living in the French Alps. Here in this stunning mountain environment, evolutionary biologists have identified and tracked developments among marmot family groups.

On this site you can learn more about marmots and the ways in which changes in their population in the Alps signal the potential effects of global warming on species evolution.