Ecologie des Systèmes Anthropisés

Jean-Pierre LUMARET (Émérite)

altDocteur ès Sciences, Professeur émérite


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Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Bâtiment Jean-Henri Fabre, route de Mende, 34199 Montpellier cedex 5


Areas of Expertise:

- Ecology and biogeography of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae & Geotrupidae) in Mediterranean, tropical and mountain ecosystems. Structure of assemblages, effect of landscape structure on the spatial distribution of Mediterranean dung beetle diversity. Studies on the degradation of animal dung under various anthropogenic constraints.
- Non-target effects to dung-dwelling insects of faecal residues in dung of cattle treated with endectocides. Development and standardization of test methods to evaluate the effects of veterinary medical products. Ecotoxicology. Conservation measures.
- Forest management and control of white grubs (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) in Morocco

Current Projects:

- Participation in the development of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Mediterranean dung beetles).
- Non-target effects of parasiticides in cattle dung
- Biology and ecology of dung-breeding beetles (Scarabaeidae)



Research Publications (2009-2016)

  • Wohde M., Blanckenhorn W.U., Floate K.D., Lahr J., Lumaret J.-P., Römbke J., Scheffczyk A., Tixier T., Düring R-A.
  • Floate K.D., Düring R.A., Hanafi J, Jud P., Lahr J., Lumaret J.-P., Scheffczyk A., Tixier T., Wohde M., Römbke J., Sautot L., Blanckenhorn W.U. (2016). Validation of a standard field test method in four countries to assess the toxicity of residues in dung of cattle treated with veterinary medical products. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35 (8): 1934–1946.
  • Tixier T., Blanckenhorn W.U., Lahr J., Floate K.D., Scheffczyk A., Düring R-A., Wohde M., Römbke J., Lumaret J.-P. (2016). A four-country ring test of nontarget effects of ivermectin residues on the function of coprophilous communities of arthropods in breaking down livestock dung. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(8): 1953-1958. doi: 10.1002/etc.3243.
  • Scheffczyk A., Floate K.D., Blanckenhorn W.U., Düring R-A., Klockner A., Lahr J., Lumaret J.-P., Salamon J.-A., Tixier T., Wohde M., Römbke J. (2016). Nontarget effects of ivermectin residues on earthworms and springtails dwelling beneath dung of treated cattle in four countries. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(8): 1959-1969. doi: 10.1002/etc.3306.
  • Sullivan G.T., Ozman-Sullivan S.K., Lumaret J.P., Baxter G., Zalucki M.P., Zeybekoglu U. (2016). Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) utilizing water buffalo dung on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 40: 80-86. DOI: 10.3906/zoo-1412-2.
  • Sullivan G.T., Ozman-Sullivan S.K., Lumaret J.-P., Zalucki M., Baxter G. (2016). Does one size suit all? Dung pad size and ball production by Scarabaeus sacer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). European Journal of Entomology, 113: 70–75.
  • Amraoui S., Bouragba N., Brague A., Lumaret J.-P. (2016). Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoideae) between a natural forest and a reforested steppe (Djelfa, Algeria). Turkish Journal of Forestry (Türkiye Ormancılık Dergisi), 17(Special Issue): 23-30.
  • Verdú J.R., Cortez V., Ortiz A.J., González-Rodríguez E., Pinna J.M., Lumaret J.P., Lobo J.M., Numa C., Sánchez-Piñero F. (2015). Low doses of ivermectin cause sensory and locomotor disorders in dung beetles. Scientific Reports 5, 13912; doi: 10.1038/srep13912 (2015).
  • Tixier T., Lumaret J.-P., Sullivan G.T. (2015). Contribution of the timing of the successive waves of insect colonisation to dung removal in a grazed agro-ecosystem. European Journal of Soil Biology 69: 88-93.
  • Tixier T., Bloor J.M.G., Lumaret J.-P. (2015). Species-specific effects of dung beetle abundance on dung removal and leaf litter decomposition. Acta Oecologica 69: 31-34.
  • Kadiri N., Lumaret J.-P., Floate K.D. (2014). Functional diversity and seasonal activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarab
  • Fegrouche R., Kadiri N., Ghailoule D., Atay Kadiri Z., Lumaret J.-P. (2014). Environmental risk assessment of carbosulfan on target and non-target beetles when used as white grub larvicide in the cork oak forest of Mamora (Morocco). International Journal of Pest Management, 60(1): 39-45. DOI:10.1080/09670874.2014.894217
  • Mokam D.G., Aléné D.C., Lumaret J.-P., Delvare G., Djieto-Lordon C. (2014). First record of Dacus (Lophodacus) hamatus (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Cameroon, with emphasis on a new host plant Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae). African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(7): 636-642.
  • 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. DOI 10.1007/s10841-013-9590-8.
  • Lumaret J.-P., Errouissi F., Floate K., Römbke J., Wardhaugh K. (2012). A review on the toxicity and non-target effects of macrocyclic lactones in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 13: 1004-1060.
  • Maatouf M., Lumaret J.-P. (2012). Eco-éthologie des nouveaux ravageurs invasifs des eucalyptus du Maroc. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 48(3-4), 289-297.
  • Babin R., Anikwe J.C., Dibog L., Lumaret J.-P. (2011). Effects of cocoa tree phenology and canopy microclimate on the performance of the mirid bug Sahlbergella singularis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 141: 25-34.
  • Errouissi F., Labidi I., Jay-Robert P., Nouïra S., Lumaret J.-P. (2011). Dung beetle assemblage organization in two contrasted areas of the Mediterranean Region: affinities and divergences. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France
  • Jochmann R., Blanckenhorn W.U., Bussière L., Eirkson C.E., Jensen J., Kryger U., Lahr J., Lumaret J.-P., Römbke J., Wardhaugh K.G., Floate K.D. (2011). How to test nontarget effects of veterinary pharmaceutical residues in livestock dung in the field. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 7: 287-296.
  • Babin, R., G. M. Ten Hoopen, C. Cilas, F. Enjalric, P. Gendre, Lumaret J.-P. 2010.- Impact of shade on the spatial distribution of Sahlbergella singularis in traditional cocoa agroforests. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 12(1): 69-79.
  • Errouissi F., Lumaret J.-P. (2010). Field effects of faecal residues from ivermectin slow-release boluses on the attractiveness of cattle dung to dung beetles. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 24: 433-440.
  • 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.
  • Römbke J., Barrett K., Blanckenhorn W.U., Hargreaves T., Kadiri N., Knäbe S., Lehmhus J., Lumaret J.-P., Rosenkranz B., Scheffczyk A., Sekine T. (2010). Results of an international ring test with the dung fly Musca autumnalis in support of a new OECD test guideline. Science of the Total Environment, 408: 4102-4106.
  • Römbke J., Coors A., Fernández A.A., Förster B., Fernández C., Jensen J., Lumaret J.-P., Cots M.A.P., Liebig M. (2010). Effects of the parasiticide ivermectin on the structure and function of dung and soil invertebrate communities in the field (Madrid, Spain). Applied Soil Ecology, 45: 284-292.
  • Niogret J., Lumaret J.-P. (2009). Identification of the cues used in the host finding behavior during the phoretic association Ceroptera rufitarsis (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae) and dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 22: 464-472.

Accepted in Press

  1. Sullivan G.T., Ozman-Sullivan S.K., Bourne A., Lumaret J.-P., Zeybekoglu U., Zalucki M.P., Baxter G. (in press). Temporal resource partitioning and interspecific correlations in a warm, temperate climate assemblage of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Insect Science. Accepted Sept. 2016.
  2. Sullivan G.T., Ozman-Sullivan S.K., Lumaret J.-P., Bourne A., Zeybekoglu U., Zalucki M.P., Baxter G (in press). How guilds build success; resource partitioning in a warm, temperate climate assemblage of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Entomological Science. Accepted Nov. 2016.
  3. (publiée) González-Tokman D., Martínez-Morales I., Farrera A., Ortiz-Zayas M. & Lumaret, J.-P. (in press) Effects of an herbicide on physiology, morphology, and fitness of the dung beetle Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Accepted 21 May 2016., in press. doi: 10.1002/etc.3498



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