Student contributions


High semi-natural vegetation cover and heterogeneity of field sizes promote bird beta-diversity at larger scales in Ethiopian Highlands.

Journal of Applied Ecology, 59, 1219–1230.
Marcacci, G., Gremion, J., Mazenauer,
J., Sori, T., Kebede, F., Ewnetu, M., Christe, P., Arlettaz, R. &
Jacot, A. (2022). DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14134

Habitat preferences of the Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) in its prime wintering grounds, the cereal-dominated Ethiopian Highlands

Ibis (2022), 164, 74–87
Gremion J., Marcacci G., Mazenauer J., Sori T., Kebede F., Ewnetu M., Christe P., Arlettaz R., Jacot A. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12992


Genomic consequences of colonisation, migration and genetic drift in barn owl insular populations of the eastern Mediterranean.

Machado A. P., Topaloudis A., Cumer T., Lavanchy E., Bontzorlos V., Ceccherelli R., Charter M., Kassinis N., Lymberakis P., Manzia F., Ducrest A.-L., Dupasquier M., Guex N., Roulin A., Goudet J.
Mol Ecol. (2021) Dec 11. doi: 10.1111/mec.16324.

Nidicolous beetle species richness is driven by barn owl’s nest occupancy and landscape structure.

Cosandey V., Séchaud R., Béziers P., Chittaro Y., Sanchez A., Roulin A.
In press.  Journal of Ornithology (2021) [Springer Link]


Sex and age variation in the phenology of a common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) population in front of a hibernaculum

Giavi S., Glaizot O.,Christe P.

Acta Chiropterologica, 22(1):113-120 (2020)


Impact of field-realistic doses of glyphosate and nutritional stress on mosquito life history traits and susceptibility to malaria parasite infection

Bataillard D.Christe P.Pigeault R.

Ecol Evol. 2020;10:5079–5088


Increased acclimation ability accompanies a thermal niche shift of a recent invasion

Bujan J., Charavel E., Bates O.K., Gippet J.M.W., Darras H., Lebas C., Bertelsmeier C.,
Journal of Animal Ecology (2020) 10.1111/1365-2656.13381

Large-scale versus small-scale agriculture: Disentangling the relative effects
of the farming system and semi-natural habitats on birds’ habitat preferences
in the Ethiopian highlands

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 289 (2020) 106737
Maracci G., Gremion J., Mazenauer J., Sori T., Kebede F., Ewnetu M., Christe P., Arlettaz R., Jacot A. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106737



How to estimate kinship.

Goudet J., Kay T. & Weir B.S.

Mol Ecol. 2018;00:1–15.


Prevalence and diversity of haemosporidian parasites in the yellow-rumped warbler hybrid zone.

Cozzarolo C. S.Jenkins T.Toews D. P. L.Brelsford A. & Christe P. 

Ecology and Evolution (2016) in press


Do soil biota influence the outcome of novel interactions between plant competitors?

Cardinaux A., Hart S.P. & Alexander J.M.

Journal of Ecology (2018), 106 (5), 1853–1863.


Learning from model errors: Can land use, edaphic and very high-resolution topo-climatic factors improve macroecological models of mountain grasslands?

Baudraz M.E.A., Pradervand J.-N., Beauverd M., Buri A., Guisan A. & Vittoz P. 

Journal of Biogeography (2018), 45 (2) pp. 429-437.


Rapid sex-chromosome turnover and non-random transitions in true frogs.

Jeffries D.L.*, Lavanchy G.*, Sermier R., Sredl M.J., Miura I., Borzée A., Barrow L.N., Canestrelli D., Crochet P.‐A., Dufresnes C., Fu J., Ma W.-J., Macías Garcia C., Ghali K., Nicieza A. G., O'Donnell R. P., Rodrigues N., Romano A., Martínez‐Solano Í., Stepanyan I., Zumbach S., Brelsford A. & Perrin N.  

Nature Communications (2018) volume 9, Article number: 4088 


Haemosporidian infection and co-infection affect host survival and reproduction in wild populations of great tits.

Pigeault R., Cozzarolo C.-S., Choquet R., Strehler M., Jenkins T., Delhaye J., Bovet L., Wassef J., Glaizot O. & Christe P.

Int J Parasitol. (2018) 48(14):1079-1087.


Wood ants produce a potent antimicrobial agent by applying formic acid on tree-collected resin.

Brütsch T., Jaffuel G. , Vallat A., Turlings T. C. J. & Chapuisat M.

Ecology and Evolution (2017) 7: 2249-2254.


Stocking activities for the Arctic charr in Lake Geneva: Genetic effects in space and time.

Savary R., Dufresnes C., Champigneulle A., Caudron A., Dubey S., Perrin N. & Fumagalli L.

Ecology and Evolution (2017) 7:5201–5211.


Sex-specific changes in gene expression and delayed sex differentiation in response to estrogen pollution in grayling (Salmonidae).

Selmoni O. M., Maitre D., Roux J., Wilkins L. G. E., Marques da Cunha L., Vermeirssen E. L. M., Knörr S., Robinson-Rechavi M. & Wedekind C.

2017/05/09. bioRxiv.


Sex differentiation in grayling (Salmonidae) goes through an all-male stage and is delayed in genetic males who instead grow faster.

Maitre D., Selmoni O.M., Uppal A., Marques da Cunha L., Wilkins LGE, Roux J., Mobley K.B., Castro I., Knörr S., Robinson-Rechavi M. & Wedekind C.

Scientific Reports (2017), 7 (1) p. 15024.


Soil factors improve predictions of plant species distribution in a mountain environment.

Buri A., Cianfrani C., Adatte T., Pinto-Figueroa E., Spangenberg J.E ., Yashiro E., Verrecchia E., Guisan A. & Pradervand J.-N. 

Progress in Physical Geography (2017) , 41 (6) pp. 703–722


Identifying homomorphic sex chromosomes from wild‐caught adults with limited genomic resources.

Brelsford A., Lavanchy G.,  Sermier R.,  Rausch A. & Perrin N.

Molecular Ecology Resources (2017), 17(4): 752–759.



Ants exhibit asymmetric hybridization in a mosaic hybrid zone.

Purcell J., Zahnd S., Athanasiades A., Türler R., Chapuisat M. & Brelsford A.

Molecular Ecology (2016)  25: 4866-4874.


Environmental influence on the phenotype of ant workers revealed by common garden experiment.

Purcell J., Pirogan D., Avril A., Bouyarden F. & Chapuisat M. 

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2016) 70: 357-367.


Habitat heterogeneity favors asexual reproduction in natural populations of grassthrips.

Lavanchy G., Strehler M., Llanos Roman M.N., Lessard‐Therrien M., ...

Evolution 2016, 70 (8), 1780-1790


Extreme genetic diversity in asexual grass thrips populations

Fontcuberta García‐Cuenca A., Dumas Z. & Schwander T.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2016, 29 (5), 887-899


Detection of invasive mosquito vectors using environmental DNA (eDNA) from water samples.

Schneider J., Valentini A., Dejean T., Montarsi F., Taberlet P., Glaizot O. & Fumagalli L.

PLoS ONE (2016) 11: e0162493.


Massive genetic introgression in threatened northern crested newts (Triturus cristatus) by an invasive congener (T. carnifex) in Western Switzerland.

Dufresnes C., Pellet J., Bettinelli-Riccardi S., Thiébaud J., Perrin N. & Fumagalli L.

Conservation Genetics (2016) 17: 839-846.


Roost selection and switching in two forest-dwelling bats: implications for forest management.

Kühnert E.Schönbächler C.Arlettaz R. & Christe P.

European Journal of Wildlife Research (2016)62 (4) pp. 497-500.


Basilic: a new genus to Albanian bat fly fauna (Diptera: Nycteribiidae).

Szentiványi T.Genzoni E.Clément L.Radonjić M.Loce E.Théou P.Glaizot O. & Christe P.

Ecologica Montenegrina (2016)8 pp. 58-61.


Habitat heterogeneity favors asexual reproduction in natural populations of grassthrips.

Lavanchy G., Strehler M., Llanos Roman M.N., Lessard-Therrien M., Humbert J.Y., Dumas Z., Jalvingh K., Ghali K., Fontcuberta García-Cuenca A., Zijlstra B., Arlettaz R. & Schwander T.

Evolution (2016), 70(8): 1780-1790.



Increased diversity of egg-associated bacteria on brown trout (Salmo trutta) at elevated temperatures.

Wilkins L.G.E., Rogivue A., Schütz F., Fumagalli L. & Wedekind C. 

Scientific Reports (2015) 5: 17084


Declining diversity of egg-associated bacteria during development of naturally spawned whitefish embryos (Coregonus spp.).

Wilkins, L.G.E., Rogivue A., Fumagalli F. & Wedekind C.

Aquatic Sciences (2015) 77: 481-497.


Genetic consequences of population expansions and contractions in the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) since the Late Pleistocene.

Stoffel C., Dufresnes C., Okello J.B.A., Noirard C., Joly P., Nyakaana S., Muwanika V.B., Alcala N., Vuilleumier S., Siegismund H.R. & Fumagalli L.

Molecular Ecology (2015) 24: 2507-2520.


Signs of a vector's adaptive choice: on the evasion of infectious hosts and parasite-induced mortality.

Witsenburg F.Schneider F. & Christe P.

Oikos (2015), 124 (5) pp. 668-676.


Introduced freshwater blenny influences the diet and body condition of the invasive dice snake in Lake Geneva.

Dubey S.Christe P.Formenti V.Staub E.Schuerch J.Glaizot O. & Ursenbacher S. 

Journal of Wildlife Management (2015)79 (2) pp. 338-343.


How a haemosporidian parasite of bats gets around: the genetic structure of a parasite, vector and host compared.

Witsenburg F.Clément L.López-Baucells A.Palmeirim J.Pavlinić I.Scaravelli D., Ševčík M.Dutoit L.Salamin N.Goudet J. et al.

Molecular Ecology (2015)24 (4) pp. 926-940.


Stochasticity in economic losses increases the value of reputation in indirect reciprocity.

dos Santos M., Placì S. & Wedekind C.

Scientific Reports (2015), 5 p. 18182



Ant brood function as life preservers during floods.

Purcell J., Avril A., Jaffuel G., Bates S. & Chapuisat, M.

PLoS ONE (2014) 9: e89211.


Senescence in cell oxidative status in two bird species with contrasting life expectancy.

Bize P.Cotting S.Devevey G.van Rooyen J.Lalubin F.Glaizot O. & Christe P.

Oecologia (2014)174 (4) pp. 1097-1105.


Additive genetic variation for tolerance to estrogen pollution in natural populations of Alpine whitefish (Coregonus sp., Salmonidae).

Brazzola G., Chèvre N. & Wedekind C., 2014.

Evolutionary Applications (2014), 7 pp. 1084-1093.


Exposure to superfluous information reduces cooperation and increases antisocial punishment in reputation-based interactions.

dos Santos M., Braithwaite V.A. & Wedekind C. 

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (2014), 2 p. 41.


Maternal and paternal contributions to pathogen resistance dependent on development stage in a whitefish (Salmonidae).

Clark E.S., Pompini M., Marques da Cunha L. & Wedekind C. 

Functional Ecology (2014), 28 (3) pp. 714-723.


Wheat alleles introgress into selfing wild relatives: empirical estimates from approximate Bayesian computation in Aegilops triuncialis.

Pajkovic M., Lappe S., Barman R., Parisod C., Neuenschwander S., Goudet J., Alvarez N., Guadagnuolo R., Felber F. & Arrigo N.

Mol Ecol. (2014) 23(20):5089-101


Natural malaria infection reduces starvation resistance of nutritionally stressed mosquitoes.

Lalubin F.Delédevant A.Glaizot O. & Christe P.

J Anim Ecol. (2014) Jul;83(4):850-857



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