Spatial and longitudinal data analyses, demography, life history traits, consequences of interspecific hybridization, conservation and management of wild populations, phylogeny, genetic, morphometry
Our team is interested in processes of differentiation between natural populations and individuals at different temporal and spatial scales. These processes can involve genetic markers, life history traits and/or morphology. We want to identify the impact of environment and ecology in the differentiation patterns. We are particularly interested in estimating the relative importance of selection and developmental constraints in the diversification. We also investigate the hybridization between (sub-)species as a differentiation factor but also as a threat for wild species.
Our favourite models are small rodents, small and meso carnivores and ungulates.
We used various approaches: spatial and/or longitudinal data analyses, demography and life history traits, phylogeny, population genetic and genomics, and morphometrics. We dedicate specific efforts to combine different approaches in order to better understand the evolution of the models of interest.
We develop projects of fundamental research as well as wildlife conservation and management.
Display of 1 to 30 publications on 270 in total
Baccalauréat 2021 : la place de la statistique dans les programmes du lycée général et technologique
Statistique et Société . 9 ( 3 ) : 81–93
3D models related to the publication: Patterns of bilateral asymmetry and allometry in Late Devonian Polygnathus conodonts
MorphoMuseum . 7 ( 2 )
La place de la statistique dans les nouveaux programmes du baccalauréat 2021
52èmes Journées de la statistique de la SFdS .
3D models related to the publication: Wild versus lab house mice: Effects of age, diet, and genetics on molar geometry and topography
MorphoMuseum . 7 : e141
Overcoming the Spurious Groups Problem in Between-Group PCA
Evolutionary Biology .
Consistently high multiple paternity rates in five wild boar populations despite varying hunting pressures
Mammalian Biology . 101 ( 3 ) : 321-327
Breaking down population density into different components to better understand its spatial variation
BMC Ecology and Evolution . 21 ( 1 )
New Insights into the Mammalian Egg Zona Pellucida
International Journal of Molecular Sciences . 22 ( 6 ) : 3276
ZP4 Is Present in Murine Zona Pellucida and Is Not Responsible for the Specific Gamete Interaction
Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology . 8 : 626679
Genetic structure in Orkney island mice: isolation promotes morphological diversification
Heredity . 126 ( 2 ) : 266–278
Patterns of bilateral asymmetry and allometry in Late Devonian Polygnathus conodonts
Palaeontology . 64 ( 1 ) : 137 - 159
Deep learning for species identification of modern and fossil rodent molars
Isotopic evidence of individual specialization toward free-ranging chickens in a rural population of red foxes
European Journal of Wildlife Research . 66 ( 1 )
Population genetic structures at multiple spatial scales: importance of social groups in European badgers
Journal of Mammalogy . 101 ( 5 ) : 1380-1391
Morphometrics and genetics highlight the complex history of Eastern Mediterranean spiny mice
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society . 130 ( 3 ) : 599-614
The mark of captivity: plastic responses in the ankle bone of a wild ungulate (Sus scrofa) Natural History Museum of Geneva
Royal Society Open Science . 7 ( 3 ) : 192039
Improved mitochondrial coupling as a response to high mass-specific metabolic rate in extremely small mammals
Journal of Experimental Biology . 223 ( 5 ) : jeb215558
L’apport de la génétique dans la compréhension de l’évolution des populations de ratons laveurs
Faune Sauvage .
Genetic structure, ecological versatility, and skull shape differentiation in Arvicola water voles (Rodentia, Cricetidae)
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research . 58 ( 4 ) : 1323-1334
Altitude shapes the environmental drivers of large‐scale variation in abundance of a widespread mammal species
Ecology and Evolution . 10 ( 1 ) : 119-130
First levantine fossil murines shed new light on the earliest intercontinental dispersal of mice
Scientific Reports . 9 ( 1 )
Quantifying the contribution of immigration to population dynamics: a review of methods, evidences and perspectives in birds and mammals
Biological Reviews . 94 ( 6 ) : 2049-2067
Genetic resistance against parasitism in female Mediterranean mouflon: Involvement of both neutral and adaptive genetic diversity
Labex EcoFect Annual Meeting .
Both candidate gene and neutral genetic diversity correlate with parasite resistance in female Mediterranean mouflon
BMC Ecology . 19 : 1-14
Habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic factors affect wildcat Felis silvestris silvestris occupancy and detectability on Mt Etna
Wildlife Biology . 2019 ( 1 ) : 00561
A sharp incisor tool for predator house mice back to the wild
Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research . 57 ( 4 ) : 989–999
Genetic structure of a European forest species, the edible dormouse ( Glis glis ): a consequence of past anthropogenic forest fragmentation?
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society . 126 ( 4 ) : 836-851
Calcium stable isotopes place Devonian conodonts as first level consumers
Geochemical Perspectives Letters . 10 : 36-39
Back to the wild: does feralization impact the mandible of non-commensal house mice (Mus musculus domesticus)?
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society . 126 ( 3 ) : 471-486