RECHERCHE

Simon BENHAMOU

Directeur de recherche CNRSalt
CEFE/CNRS
1919, route de Mende
34293 Montpellier cedex 5
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Thèmes de recherche
Ecologie comportementale spatiale (Movement Ecology): Mécanismes d'orientation; référentiels et processus de mémorisation; utilisation de l'espace et sélection de l'habitat.

Software BRB/MKDE (Biased Random Bridges for Movement-based Kernel Density Estimation): Computation of Utilization Distribution, Intensity Distribution and Recursion Distribution with optional boundary management, habitat selection analyses, and (for mountain environments) slope-based area corrections (cf. Benhamou & Cornélis 2010, Benhamou 2011, Benhamou & Riotte-Lambert 2012).
A version for computation based on locations expressed in decimal degrees (longitude and latitude) that cannot be projected because of a too large extent is also avalaible. Last updated March 2018.


Principales Publications

2018

Benhamou S. Mean squared displacement and sinuosity of three-dimensional random search movements. arXiv:1801.02435. PDF

Dell'Ariccia G, Benhamou S, Dias M, Granadeiro JP, Sudre J, Catry P & Bonadonna F. Flexible migratory choices of Cory's shearwaters are not driven by shifts in prevailing air currents. Scientific Reports 8: 3376. PDF

de Margerie E, Pichot C & Benhamou S. Volume-concentrated searching by an aerial insectivore, the common swift (Apus apus). Anim. Behav. 136, 159-172. PDF

2017

Chambault P, Roquet F, Benhamou S, Baudena A, Pauthenet E, de Thoisy B, Bonola M, Dos Reis V, Crasson R, Brucker M, Le Maho Y & Chevallier D. The Gulf Stream frontal system: a key oceanographic feature in the habitat selection of the leatherback turtle. Deep-Sea Research I: Oceano. Res. Pap. 123, 35-47. PDF

Fluhr J, Benhamou S, Riotte-lambert L & Duriez O. Assessing the risk for an obligate scavenger to be dependent on predictable feeding sources. Biol. Cons. 215, 92-98. PDF

Poirotte C, Benhamou S, Mandjembe A, Willaume E, Kappeler PM & Charpentier MJ. Gastro-intestinal parasitism and recursive movements in free-ranging mandrills. Anim. Behav. 134, 87-98. PDF

Riotte-Lambert L, Benhamou S, Bonenfant C & Chamaillé-Jammes S. Spatial memory shapes density-dependence in population dynamics. Proc. R. Soc. B 284, 20171411. PDF

Riotte-Lambert L, Benhamou S & Chamaillé-Jammes S. From randomness to traplining: A conceptual and methodological framework for the study of routine movement behaviour. Behav. Ecol. 28, 280-287. PDF

2016

Bonnot N, Morellet N, Hewison M, Martin J-L, Benhamou S & Chamaillé-Jammes S. Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) adjust habitat selection and activity rhythm to the absence of predators. Can. J. Zool. 94, 385-394. PDF

2015

Benhamou S & Collet J. Ultimate failure of the Lévy Foraging Hypothesis: Two-scale searching strategies outperform scale-free ones even when prey are scarce and cryptic. J. Theor. Biol. 387, 221-227. PDF

Dufour C, Meynard C, Watson J, Rioux C, Benhamou S et al. Space use variation in co-occurring sister species: Response to environmental variation or competition? PLoS One 10, e0117750. PDF

Martin J, Benhamou S, Yoganand K & Owen-Smith N. Coping with spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability in resources and risks: Adaptive movement behaviour by a large grazing herbivore. PLoS One 10, e0118461. PDF

Riotte-Lambert L, Benhamou S & Chamaillé-Jammes S. How memory-based movement leads to nonterritorial spatial segregation. Am. Nat. 185, E103-E116. PDF

2014

Benhamou S. Of scales and stationarity in animal movements. Ecol. Lett. 17, 261-272. PDF

Benhamou S. Path integration and coordinate systems. J. Theor. Biol. 349, 163-166. PDF

Benhamou S, Valeix M, Chamaillé-Jammes S, Macdonald DW & Loveridge AJ. Movement-based analysis of interactions in African lions. Anim. Behav. 90, 171-180. PDF

Dalleau M, Benhamou S, Sudre J, Ciccione S & Bourjea J. The spatial ecology of juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Indian Ocean sheds light on the "lost years" mystery. Marine Biol. 161, 1835-1849. PDF

2013

Fagan WF, Lewis MA, Auger-Méthé M, Avgar T, Benhamou S et al. Spatial memory and animal movement. Ecol. Lett. 16, 1316-1329. PDF

Monsarrat S, Benhamou S, Sarrazin F, Bessa-Gomes C, Bouten W & Duriez O. How predictability of feeding patches affects home range and foraging habitat selection in avian social scavengers. PLoS ONE 8: e53077. PDF

Riotte-Lambert L, Benhamou S & Chamaillé-Jammes S. Periodicity analysis of movement recursions. J. Theor. Biol. 317, 238-243. PDF

Tew Kai E, Benhamou S, Van der Lingen CD, Coetzee JC, Pichegru L, Ryan PG & Grémillet D. Are Cape gannets dependent upon fishery waste? A multi-scale analysis using seabird GPS-tracking, hydro-acoustic estimates surveys of pelagic fish and vessel monitoring systems. J. Appl. Ecol. 50, 659-670. PDF

2012

Benhamou S & Riotte-Lambert L. Beyond the utilization distribution: Identifying home range areas that are intensively exploited or repeatedly visited. Ecol. Model. 227, 112-116. PDF

Dalleau M, Ciccione S, Mortimer JA, Garnier J, Benhamou S & Bourjea J. Nesting phenology of marine turtles: Insights from a regional comparative analysis on green turtle (Chelonia mydas). PLoS ONE 7: e46920. PDF

2011

Benhamou S. Dynamic approach to space and habitat use based on biased random bridges. PLoS One 6, e14592. PDF

Benhamou S, Sudre J, Bourjea J, Ciccione S, De Santis A, Luschi P. The role of geomagnetic cues in green turtle open sea navigation. PLoS One 6, e26672. PDF

Cornélis D, Benhamou S, Janeau G, Morellet N, Ouedraogo M & de Visscher M-N. Spatiotemporal dynamics of forage and water resources shape space use of West African savanna buffaloes. J. Mamm. 92, 1287-1297. PDF

2010

Benhamou S. Orientation and Navigation. In GF Koob, M LeMoal & RF Thomson (eds). Encyclopedia of behavioral neurosciences, vol. 2, pp. 497-503. Oxford: Academic Press. PDF

Benhamou S & Cornélis D. Incorporating movement behavior and barriers to improve kernel home range space use estimates. J. Wildl. Manage. 74, 1353-1360. PDF

2009

Van Moorter B, Visscher D, Benhamou S, Börger L, Boyce MS & Gaillard J-M. Memory keeps you at home: a mechanistic model for home range emergence. Oikos 118, 641-652. PDF

2008

Barraquand F & Benhamou S. Animal movements in heterogeneous landscapes: identifying profitable places and homogeneous movement bouts. Ecology 89, 3336-3348. PDF

Benhamou S. How many animals really do the Lévy walk?: Reply. Ecology 89, 2351-2352. PDF

Codling EA, Plank MJ & Benhamou S. Random walk models in biology. J. R. Soc. Interface 5, 813-834. PDF

Germain E, Benhamou S & Poulle M-L. Spatio-temporal sharing in the European wildcat, the domestic cat and their hybrids. J. Zool. 276, 195-203. PDF

2007

Benhamou S. How many animals really do the Lévy walk? Ecology 88, 1962-1969. PDF

Girard C, Dagorn L, Taquet M, Aumeeruddy R, Eignon C & Benhamou S. Homing abilities of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) displaced from fish aggregating devices (FADs) determined using ultrasonic telemetry. Aqu. Liv. Res. 20, 313-321. PDF

Luschi P, Benhamou S, Girard C, Ciccione S, Roos D, Sudre J & Benvenuti S. Marine turtles use geomagnetic cues during open-sea homing. Cur. Biol. 17, 126-133. PDF

Pays O, Benhamou S, Helder R & Gerard J-F. The dynamics of group formation in large herbivores: an analysis in the European roe deer. Anim. Behav. 74, 1429-1441. PDF

2006

Benhamou S. Detecting an orientation component in animal paths when the preferred direction is individual-dependent. Ecology 87, 518-528. PDF

Bodin C, Benhamou S & Poulle M-L. What do European badgers (Meles meles) know about the spatial organisation of neighbouring groups? Behav. Proc. 72, 84-90. PDF

Girard C, Sudre J, Benhamou S, Roos D & Luschi P. Homing in green turtles (Chelonia mydas): oceanic currents act as a constraint rather than as an information source. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 322, 281-289. PDF

2005

Bonadonna F, Bajzak C, Benhamou S, Igloi K, Jouventin P, Lipp H-P & Dell'Omo G. Orientation in the wandering albatross: interfering with magnetic perception does not affect orientation performance. Proc. R. Soc. B 272, 489-495. PDF

2004

Benhamou S. On the expected net displacement of animals' random movements. Ecol. Model. 171, 207-208. PDF

Benhamou S. How to reliably estimate the tortuosity of an animal's path: straightness, sinuosity, or fractal dimension ? J. Theor. Biol. 229, 209-220. PDF

Girard C, Benhamou S & Dagorn L. FAD: Fish Aggregating Device or Fish Attracting Device? A new analysis of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) movements around floating objects. Anim. Behav. 67, 319-326. PDF

Tourenq C, Benhamou S, Sadoul N, Sandoz A, Mesléard F, Martin J-L & Hafner H. Spatial relationships between tree-nesting heron colonies and rice fields in the Camargue, France. Auk 121, 192-202. PDF

2003

Benhamou S. Bicoordinate navigation based on non-orthogonal gradient fields. J. Theor. Biol. 225, 235-239. PDF

Benhamou S, Bried J, Bonadonna F & Jouventin P. Homing in pelagic birds: a pilot experiment with white-chinned petrels released in the open sea. Behav. Proc. 61, 95-100. PDF

Benhamou S, Bonadonna F & Jouventin P. Successful homing of magnet-carrying white-chinned petrels released in the open sea. Anim. Behav. 65, 729-734. PDF

2001

Benhamou S. Orientation and movement patterns of the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) in its home range are not altered by olfactory or visual deprivation. J. Comp. Physiol. A 187, 243-248. PDF

1998

Benhamou S. Le domaine vital des mammifères terrestres. Rev. Ecol. 53, 309-335. PDF

Benhamou S. Place navigation in mammals: a configuration-based model. Anim. Cogn. 1, 55-63. PDF

Benhamou S & Poucet B. Landmark use by navigating rats (Rattus norvegicus): contrasting geometric and featural information. J. Comp. Psychol. 112, 317-322. PDF

Séguinot V, Cattet J & Benhamou S. Path integration in dogs. Anim. Behav. 55, 787-797. PDF

1997

Benhamou S. On systems of reference involved in spatial memory. Behav. Proc. 40, 149-163. PDF

Benhamou S. Path integration by swimming rats. Anim. Behav. 54, 321-327. PDF

Poucet B & Benhamou S. The neuropsychology of spatial cognition in the rat. Crit. Rev. Neurobiol. 11, 101-120. PDF

1996

Benhamou S. No evidence for cognitive mapping in rats. Anim. Behav. 52, 201-212. PDF

Benhamou S. Space use and foraging movements in the American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Behav. Proc. 37, 89-102. PDF

Cézilly F & Benhamou S. Les stratégies optimales d'approvisionnement. Rev. Ecol. 51, 43-86.

1995

Benhamou S, Bovet P & Poucet B. A model for place navigation in mammals. J. Theor. Biol. 173, 163-178. PDF

Benhamou S & Poucet B. A comparative analysis of spatial memory processes. Behav. Proc. 35, 113-126. PDF

Benhamou S & Séguinot V. How to find one’s way in the labyrinth of path integration models. J. Theor. Biol. 174, 463-466. PDF

1994

Benhamou S. Spatial memory and searching efficiency. Anim. Behav. 47, 1423-1433. PDF

1993

Benhamou S. L'optimisation du comportement dans un environnement stochastique. Rev. Ecol. 48, 175-198.

Dejean A & Benhamou S. Orientation and foraging movements in a patchy environment by the ant Serrastruma lujae (Formicidae-Myrmicinae). Behav. Proc. 30, 233-243. PDF

1992

Benhamou S. Efficiency of area-concentrated searching behaviour in a continuous patchy environment. J. Theor. Biol. 159, 67-81. PDF

Benhamou S & Bovet P. Distinguishing between elementary orientation mechanisms by means of path analysis. Anim. Behav. 43, 371-377. PDF

1991

Benhamou S & Bovet P. Biological functions of sinuosity regulation: a reply to Budenberg. Anim. Behav. 42, 159-160. PDF

Bovet P & Benhamou S. Optimal sinuosity in central place foraging movements. Anim. Behav. 42, 57-62. PDF

1990

Benhamou S. An analysis of movements of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus in its home range. Behav. Proc. 22, 235-250. PDF

Benhamou S, Sauvé J-P & Bovet P. Spatial memory in large scale movements: efficiency and limitation of the egocentric coding process. J. Theor. Biol. 145, 1-12. PDF

1989

Benhamou S. An olfactory orientation model for mammals' movements in their home ranges. J. Theor. Biol. 139, 379-388. PDF

Benhamou S & Bovet P. How animals use their environment: a new look at kinesis. Anim. Behav. 38, 375-383. PDF

Jamon M & Benhamou S. Orientation and movement patterns of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) released inside and outside a familiar area. J. Comp. Psychol. 103, 54-61. PDF

1988

Benhamou S & Jamon M. Analyzing spatial relationships from trapping data. J. Mamm. 69, 828-831. PDF

Bovet P & Benhamou S. Spatial analysis of animals' movements using a correlated random walk model. J. Theor. Biol. 131, 419-433. PDF