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Seminars of ecology and evolution of Montpellier

  • Hanna Kokko

    2 juillet 2021, 11h30 (diffusion en visioconférence). Good reasons to live shorter lives

  • Rachel Germain

    25 juin 2021, 16h00 (diffusion en visioconférence). Matters of scale in the ecology and evolution of biodiversity


caricature 3Professeur (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

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Je cherche à mieux comprendre l'écologie d'insectes associés au pastoralisme pour pouvoir optimiser les pratiques de gestion (préservation de la biodiversité et des fonctionnalités écologiques, limitation des nuisances). J'étudie, en parallèle, des espèces auxiliaires et nuisantes pour mieux comprendre les relations ambivalentes que l'Homme entretient avec les espèces sauvages au sein des écosystèmes anthropisés. La perception de ces taxons fait partie de mes questions de recherche.

Je développe enfin des méthodologies pour évaluer l'état de conservation de l'entomofaune, à l'échelle des populations et des peuplements.

Mots-clés : bousiers, taons, agropastoralisme, région paléarctique, approche multi-taxons & multi-scalaire



Publications (pdf sur demande)

[35] Perrin William, Moretti Marco, Vergnes Alan, Borcard Daniel, Jay-Robert Pierre (2020) Response of dung beetle assemblages to grazing intensity in two distinct bioclimatic contexts. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 289.

[34] Leandro Camila, Jay-Robert Pierre, (2019) Perceptions and representations of animal diversity: Where did the insects go? Biological Conservation, 237, 400-408.

[33] Perrin William, Jay-Robert Pierre, Buatois Bruno, Tatin Laurent (2019) A Comparative Analysis of Dung Beetle Assemblages (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae) Attracted to Sheep and Little Bustard Excrement in Southern France. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(1), 185-192.

[32] Errouissi Faïek, Jay-Robert Pierre (2019) Consequences of habitat change in euromediterranean landscapes on the composition and diversity of dung beetle assemblages (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea). Journal of Insect Conservation, 23, 15–28.

[31] Milotić Tanja, Baltzinger Christophe, Eichberg Carsten, Eycott Amy, Heurich Marco, Müller Jörg, Noriega Jorge, Menendez Rosa, Stadler Jutta, Ádám Réka, Bargmann Tessa, Bilger Isabelle, Buse Jörn, Calatayud Joaquín, Ciubuc Constantin, Boros Gergely, Jay-Robert Pierre, Kruus Märt, Merivee Enno, Miessen Geoffrey, Must Anne, Ardali Elham Omidzadeh, Preda Elena, Rahimi Iraj, Rohwedder Dirk, Rose Rob, Slade Eleanor, Somay László, Tahmasebi Pejman, Ziani Stefano, Hoffmann Maurice (2019) Functionally richer communities improve ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic. Journal of Biogeography, 46 (1), 70-82.

[30] Milotić Tanja, Baltzinger Christophe, Eichberg Carsten, Eycott Amy, Heurich Marco, Müller Jörg, Noriega Jorge, Menendez Rosa, Stadler Jutta, Ádám Réka, Bargmann Tessa, Bilger Isabelle, Buse Jörn, Calatayud Joaquín, Ciubuc Constantin, Boros Gergely, HAUSO Marie, Jay-Robert Pierre, Kruus Märt, Merivee Enno, Miessen Geoffrey, Must Anne, Ardali Elham Omidzadeh, Preda Elena, Rahimi Iraj, Rohwedder Dirk, Rose Rob, Slade Eleanor, Somay László, Tahmasebi Pejman, Ziani Stefano, Hoffmann Maurice (2017) Dung beetle assemblages, dung removal and secondary seed dispersal: data from a large-scale, multi-site experiment in the Western Palaearctic. Frontiers of Biogeography, 10 (1-2).

[29] Leandro C., Jay-Robert P., Vergnes A. (2017) Bias and perspectives in insect conservation: a European scale analysis. Biological Conservation, 215, 213-224.

[28] Baldacchino F., Krčmar S., Bernard C., Manon S., Jay-Robert P. (2017) The impact of land use and climate on tabanid assemblages in Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 239, 112-118.

[27] Hertzog L., Besnard A., Jay-Robert P. (2014) Field validation shows bias corrected pseudo-absence selection is the best method for predictive species distribution modelling. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 1403-1413.

[26] Baldacchino F., Puech L., Manon S., Hertzog L., Jay-Robert P. (2014) Biting behaviour of Tabanidae on cattle in mountainous summer pastures. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 104 (4), 471-479.

[25] Baldacchino F., Manon S., Puech L., Dormont L., Buatois B., Jay-Robert P. (2014) Olfactory responses of tabanids to octenol, phenols and aged horse urine. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28 (2), 201-209.

[24] Baldacchino F., Porciani A., Bernard C., Jay-Robert P. (2014) Spatial and temporal distribution of Tabanidae in the Pyrenees Mountains: the influence of altitude and landscape structure. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 104, 1-11.

[23] Dortel E., Thuiller W., Lobo J.M., Bohbot H., Lumaret J.P., Jay-Robert P. (2013) Potential effects of climate change on the distribution of Scarabaeidae dung beetles in Western Europe. Journal of Insect Conservation, 17 (5), 1059-1070.

[22] Menéndez R., González-Megías A., Jay-Robert P., Marquéz-Ferrando R. (2013) Climate change and elevation shifts: evidence from dung beetles in two European Mountains. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 23 (6), 646-657.

[21] Baldacchino F., Gardes L., De Stordeur E., Jay-Robert P., Garros C. (2013) Blood-feeding patterns of horse flies in the French Pyrenees: implications for the epidemiology of re-emerging bovine besnoitiosis in western Europe. Veterinary Parasitology, 199 (3-4), 283-288.

[20] Baldacchino F., Tramut C., Salem A., Lienard E., Deletre E., Franc M., Martin T., Duvallet G., Jay-Robert P. (2013) Repellency of lemongrass oil against stable flies tested using video tracking system. Parasite, 20, 21.

[19] Baldacchino F., Cadier J., Porciani A., Buatois B., Dormont L., Jay-Robert P. (2013) Behavioural and electrophysiological responses of females of two species of tabanids to urine volatiles from different mammals. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 27 (1), 77-85.

[18] Bloor J.M.G., Jay-Robert P., Le Morvan A., Fleurance G. (2012) Déjections des herbivores domestiques au pâturage : caractéristiques et rôle dans le fonctionnement des prairies. Inra Productions Animales, 25(1) 45-56.

[17] Errouissi F., Labidi I., Jay-Robert P., Nouira S. & Lumaret J.P. (2011) Dung beetle assemblages organization in two contrasted areas of the Mediterranean region: affinities and divergences. Ann. soc. entomol. Fr. (n.s.), 47 (3–4), 402-417.

[16] Dormont L., Jay-Robert P. Bessière J.M., Rapior S. & Lumaret J.P. (2010) Innate olfactory preferences in dung beetles. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213, 3177-3186.

[15] Jay-Robert P., Niogret J., Errouissi F., Labarussias M., Paoletti E., Vazquez Luis M., & Lumaret J.P. (2008) Relative efficiency of extensive grazing vs. wild ungulates management for dung beetle conservation in a heterogeneous landscape from Southern Europe (Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Geotrupinae). Biological Conservation, 141, 2879-2887.

[14] Sirami C., Jay-Robert P., Brustel H., Valladares L., Le Guilloux S. & Martin J.L. (2008) Saproxylic beetle assemblages of old Holm-oak trees in a Mediterranean region: role of a keystone structure in a changing heterogeneous landscape. Revue d’Écologie (Terre Vie), supplément 10, 101-114.

[13] Mavoungou J.F., Jay-Robert P., Gilles J., Atsame Edda A. & Duvallet G. (2008) Écologie des Stomoxes au Gabon (Diptera : Muscidae). I- Premier inventaire dans différentes zones écologiques. Parasite, 15, 27-34.

[12] Jay-Robert P., Errouissi F. & Lumaret J.P. (2008) Temporal coexistence of dung-dweller and soil-digger dung beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) in contrasting Mediterranean habitats. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 98:3, 303-316.

[11] Jay-Robert P., Lumaret J.P. & Lebreton J.-D. (2008) Spatial and temporal variation of mountain dung beetle assemblages and their relationships with environmental factors (Aphodiinae; Geotrupinae; Scarabaeinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 101:1, 58-69.

[10] Errouissi F., Jay-Robert P., Lumaret J.-P. & Piau O. (2004) Composition and structure of dung beetle assemblages in mountain grasslands of the Southern Alps. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 97:4, 701-709.

[9] Lobo J.M., Jay-Robert P. & Lumaret J.-P. (2004) Estimating the explanatory power of several variables and modelling the species richness distribution for French Aphodiidae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea). Ecography, 27, 145-156.

[8] Errouissi F., Haloti S., Jay-Robert P., Janati-Idrissi A. & Lumaret J.-P. (2004) Attractiveness effects of dung pad size and animal origin in dung beetles along a climate gradient. Environmental Entomology, 33:1, 45-53.

[7] Jay-Robert P., Lumaret J.-P., Lobo J.M. & André J. (2003) The relationship between body size and population abundance in dung beetle communities of South-European Mountains (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Revue d’Écologie (La Terre et La Vie), 58, 307-320.

[6] Lobo J.M., Lumaret J.-P. & Jay-Robert P. (2002) Modelling the species richness distribution of French dung beetles and delimiting the predictive capacity of different groups of explanatory variables (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Global Ecology and Biogeography, 11, 265-277.

[5] Lobo J.M., Lumaret J.-P. & Jay-Robert P. (2001) Diversity, distinctiveness and conservation status of the Mediterranean coastal dung beetle assemblages in the Regional Natural Park of the Camargue (France). Diversity and Distribution, 7, 257-270.

[4] Jay-Robert P., Lobo J.M. & Lumaret J.-P. (1999) Le peuplement de la Corse par les Scarabéides coprophages est-il le résultat d’une compétition interspécifique ? Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (Supplément), 35, 290-298.

[3] Lobo J.M., Lumaret J.-P. & Jay-Robert P. (1998) Sampling dung beetles in Mediterranean area: effects of abiotic factors and farm practices. Pedobiologia, 42, 252-266.

[2] Lobo J.M., Lumaret J.-P. & Jay-Robert P. (1997) Les atlas faunistiques comme outils d’analyse spatiale de la biodiversité. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N.S.), 33 (2), 129-138.

[1] Jay-Robert P., Lobo J.M. & Lumaret J.-P. (1997) Altitudinal Turnover and Species Richness Variation in European Montane Dung Beetle Assemblages. Arctic and Alpine Research, 29 (2), 196-205.