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Franck Courchamp
Ecologie Systématique
& Evolution

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Predicting species distribution combining multi-scale drivers

Fournier A., Barbet-Massin M., Rome Q. & Courchamp F. 2017.
Global Ecology and Conservation. 12:215-2269.

Science responses to IUCN Red Listing

Jarić I., Roberts D.L., Gessner J., Solow, A.R. & Courchamp F. 2017.
PeerJ. 5:e4025.

100 articles every ecologist should read

Courchamp F. & Bradshaw C.J.A. 2017.
Nature Ecology Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0370-9 (see full list here)

Allee effects in social species

Angulo E., Luque G., Gregory S., Wenzel J., Bessa-Gomes C., Berec L. & Courchamp F. 2017.
Journal of Animal Ecology. In press. DOI: 10.1111/1365‐2656.12759.

Live-in if you must: density-dependent nest-sharing between two competitive ant species

Bank A., Luque G. & Courchamp F. 2017.
Current Science. 112(8): 1631-1632.

Invasion Biology: specific problems and possible solutions

Courchamp F., Fournier A., Bellard C., Bertelsmeier C., Bonnaud E., Jeschke J.M. & Russell J.C. 2017.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32(1): 13-22.

Massive yet grossly underestimated global costs of invasive insects

Bradshaw C.J.A., Leroy B., Bellard C., Roiz D., Albert C., Fournier A., Barbet-Massin M., Salles J.-M., Simard F. & Courchamp F. 2016.
Nature Communications. 7:12986 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12986.

Potentially threatened: a Data Deficient flag for conservation management

Jaric I, Courchamp F., Gessner J. & Roberts D.L. 2016.
Biodiversity Conservation. 25: 1995. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1164-0.

Data mining in conservation research using Latin and vernacular species names

Jaric I, Courchamp F., Gessner J. & Roberts D.L. 2016.
PeerJ. 4:e2202; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2202

The genetic Allee effect: a unified framework for the genetics and demography of small populations

Luque G.M., Vayssade C., Facon B., Guillemaud T., Courchamp F. & Fauvergue X. 2016.
Ecosphere. 7(7):e01413. 10.1002/ecs2.1413.

Pigeons home faster through polluted air

Li Z., Courchamp F. & Blumstein, D.T. 2016.
Scientific Reports. 6 : 18989.

Invasive-mammal eradication on islands results in substantial conservation gains

Jones H.P., Holmes N.D., Butchart S.H.M., Tershy B.R., Kappes P.J., Corkery I., Aguirre-Muñoz A., Armstrong D.P., Bonnaud E., Burbidge A.A., Campbell K., Courchamp F., Cowan P., Cuthbert R.J., Ebbert S., Genovesi P., Howald G.R., Keitt B.S., Kress S.W., Miskelly C.M., Oppel S., Poncet S., Rauzon M.J., Rocamora G., Russell J.C., Samaniego-Herrera A., Seddon P.J., Spatz D.R., Towns D.R., & Croll D.A. 2016.
P.N.A.S. USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1521179113.

Biological invasions and natural colonisations: are they that different?

Hoffmann B.D. & Courchamp F. 2016.
Neobiota. 29 : 1-14. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.29.6959.

Importance of lethal control of invasive predators for island conservation

Russell J.C., Jones H.P., Armstrong D.P., Courchamp F., Kappes P.J., Seddon P.J., Oppel S., Rauzon M.J., Cowan P.E., Rocamora G., Genovesi P.,Bonnaud E., Keitt B.S., Holmes N.D. & Tershy B.R. 2016.
Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12666.

Major drivers of invasion risks throughout the world

Bellard C., Leroy B., Thuiller W., Rysman R. & Courchamp F. 2016.
Ecosphere. 73/3 1-14.

Invasions of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in light of global climate change

Bertelsmeier C., Blight O. & Courchamp F. 2016.
Myrmecological News. 22 :25-42.

Colony-colony interactions between highly invasive ants

Bertelsmeier C., Ollier, S., Avril A., Blight O., Jourdan H. & Courchamp F. 2016.
Basic and Applied Ecology.
17: 106–114.

Assessing current and future risks of invasion by the ‘‘green cancer’’ Miconia calvescens

González-Muñoz N., Bellard B., Leclerc C., Meyer J.-Y. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Biological Invasions. 17: 3337-3350. DOI 10.1007/s10530-015-0960-x

Overcoming extinction: understanding processes of recovery of the Tibetan antelope

Leclerc C., Bellard C., Luque G & Courchamp F. 2015.
Ecosphere. 6/9 : 171.

Combined impacts of global changes on biodiversity across the USA

Bellard C., Leclerc C. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Scientific Reports. 5:11828, DOI: 10.1038/srep11828.

Vulnerability to climate change and sea-level rise of the 35th biodiversity hotspot, the Forests of East Australia

Bellard B., Leclerc C., Hoffmann, B.D. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Environmental Conservation. doi:10.1017/S037689291500020X.

virtualspecies, an R package to generate virtual species distributions

Leroy B., Meynard C.N., Bellard B. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Ecography. 38: 001–009.

Discovery–dominance trade-off among widespread invasive ant species

Bertelsmeier C., Avril A., Blight O., Jourdan H. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1542.

Different behavioural strategies among seven highly invasive ant species

Bertelsmeier C., Avril A., Blight O., Confais A., Diez L., Jourdan H., Orivel J., Saint Germès N. & Courchamp F. 2015.
Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-015-0892-5.

Fundamental ecology is fundamental

Courchamp F., Dunne J.A., Le Maho Y., May, R.M., Thebaud, C. & Hochberg, M.E. 2015.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30: 9-16. + reply

Worldwide ant invasions under climate change

Bertelsmeier C., Hoffmann B.D., Luque G.M., Courchamp F. 2014.
Biodiversity Conservation. 24: 117-128.

Climate change, sea-level rise, and conservation: keeping island biodiversity afloat

Courchamp F., Hoffmann B.D., Russell J.C., Leclerc C. & Bellard C. 2014.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 29/3 : 127-130. + reply

Will climate change promote future invasions?

Bellard C., Thuiller W., Leroy B., Genovesi P. Bakkenes M. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Global Change Biology. 19/12 : 3740–3748.

Impact of sea level rise on the 10 insular biodiversity hotspots

Bellard C., Leclerc C. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Global Ecology and Biogeography. In press.

Future ant invasions in France

Bertelsmeier C. & Courchamp F. 2014.
Environmental Conservation. 41 (2): 217–228.

Impact of sea level rise on French islands worldwide

Bellard C., Leclerc C. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Nature Conservation. In press.

Allee effects in ants

Luque G. M., Giraud T. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Journal of Animal Ecology. 82/5 : 956-965.

The end of Invasion Biology: intellectual debate does not equate to nonsensical science

Blondel J., Hoffmann B. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Biological Invasions. On Line Early.

The 100th among some of the worst

Luque G. M., Bellard C., Bertelsmeier C., Bonnaud E., Genovesi P., Simberloff D. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Biological Invasions. On Line Early.

The impact of climate change changes over time

Bertelsmeier C., Luque G.M. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Biological Conservation. 167: 107–115.

Climate change may boost the invasion of the Asian needle ant

Bertelsmeier C., Guénard B. & Courchamp F. 2013.
PLoS One. 8(10): e75438.

Monster fern makes IUCN invader list

Luque G.M., Bellard C., Bertelsmeier C., Bonnaud E., Genovesi P., Simberloff D. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Nature. 498/7452 : 37.

Do social groups prevent Allee effect related extinctions?: The case of wild dogs

Angulo E., Rasmussen G.S.A., Macdonald D.W. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Frontiers in Zoology. 10:11.

Non-adaptive phenotypic evolution of the endangered carnivore Lycaon pictus

Edwards C.T.T., Rasmussen G.S.A., Riordan P., Courchamp F. & Macdonald D.W. 2013.
PLoS One. 8(9): e73856.

Legal Trade of Africa’s Rhino Horns

Biggs D., Courchamp F., Martin R. & Possingham H.P. 2013.
Science. 339 : 1038-1039. + reply in Science (2013). 340 : 1168-1169.

Ecological effects of environmental change

Luque G.M., Hochberg M.E., Holyoak M., Hossaert M., Gaill F. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Ecology Letters. 16S:1-3.

Increase in quantity and quality of suitable areas for invasive species as climate changes

Bertelsmeier C., Luque G.M. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Conservation Biology. 27/6: 1458–1467.

Impacts of biological invasions - what's what and the way forward

Simberloff D., J-L Martin, P Genovesi, V Maris, D A Wardle, J Aronson, F Courchamp, B Galil, E García-Berthou, M Pascal, P Pyšek, R Sousa, E Tabacchi & M Vilà. 2013.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28 : 58–66.

Antprofiler – a database of ecological characteristics of ants

Bertelsmeier C., Luque G.M., Confais A. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Myrmecological News. 18: 73-76.

Global warming may freeze the invasion of big-headed ants

Bertelsmeier C., Luque G.M. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Biological Invasions. 15/7:1561-1572.

On the use of IUCN status for the management of trophy hunting

Palazy L., Bonenfant C., Gaillard J.-M. & Courchamp F. 2013.
Wildlife Research. 39:711–720.

Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity

Bellard C.*, Bertelsmeier C.*, Leadley P., Thuiller W. & Courchamp F. 2012.
Ecology Letters. 15/4 : 365–377.
(* equal contribution)

Seabird Modulations of Isotopic Nitrogen on Islands

Caut S., Angulo E., Pisanu B., Ruffino L., Faulquier L., Lorvelec O., Chapuis J.-L., Pascal M., Vidal E. & Courchamp F. 2012.
PLoS One. 7(6): e39125.

Island prioritization for invasive rodent eradications with an emphasis on reinvasion risk

Harris D.B., Gregory S.D., Bull L.S. & Courchamp F. 2012.
Biological Invasions. 14/6: 1251-1263.

Noisy clocks and silent sunrises: measurement methods of daily activity pattern

Nouvellet, P., Rasmussen G.S.A., Macdonald D.W. & Courchamp F. 2012.
Journal of Zoology. 286/3 : 179-184.

Cat Dilemma: Too Protected To Escape Trophy Hunting?

Palazy L., Bonenfant C., Gaillard J.-M. & Courchamp F. 2011.
PLoS One.6(7): e22424.

Rarity, trophy hunting and ungulates

Palazy L., Bonenfant C., Gaillard J.-M. & Courchamp F. 2012.
Animal Conservation. 15/1 : 4-11. (+Special Feature & Response)

Ant community structure on a small Pacific island: only one native species living with the invaders

Cerdá X., Angulo E., Caut S. & Courchamp F. 2011.
Biological invasions. 14/2 : 323-339.

Limited evidence for the demographic Allee effect from numerous species across taxa

Gregory S., Bradshaw C., Brook B. & Courchamp F. 2010.
Ecology. 91/7 : 2151-2161

Safety in numbers: extinction arising from predator-driven Allee effects

Gregory S. & Courchamp F. 2010.
Journal of Animal Ecology. 79/3: 511-514

Trophic experiments to estimate isotope discrimination factors

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2010.
Journal of Applied Ecology. 47 : 948–954

Dangerously few liaisons : a review of mate-finding Allee effects

Gascoigne J., Berec, K., Gregory S. & Courchamp F. 2009.
Population Ecology 51:355–372

Rare species are valued big time

Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2009.
PLoS One. 4(4): e5215

Fatal attraction: Rare species in the spotlight

Angulo E., Deves A.-L., Saint Jalmes M. & Courchamp F. 2010.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 276: 1331–1337

Avoiding surprise effects on Surprise Island: alien species control in a multi-trophic level perspective

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2009.
Biological Invasions. 11/7 : 1689-1703

Consumers' taste for rarity drives sturgeons to extinction

Gault A., Meinard Y. & Courchamp F. 2008.
Conservation Letters. 1(5): 199-207

Variation in discrimination factors (∆15N & ∆13C): the effect of diet isotopic values and aplications for diet reconstruction

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2009.
Journal of Applied Ecology. 46 : 443-453

Management of interacting invasives: ecosystem approaches

Bull L. & Courchamp F. 2009.
In, Invasive Species Management, A Handbook of Principles and Techniques.
M. Clout & Williams, P.A. (eds). Oxford University Press. pp. 232-247.

Discrimination factors (∆15N and ∆13C) in an omnivorous consumer: effect of diet isotopic ratio

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2008.
Functional Ecology. 22(2): 255-263

Endangering the endangered: the effects of perceived rarity on species exploitation

Hall R.J., Milner-Gulland E.J. & Courchamp F. 2008.
Conservation Letters. 1(2):75-81

Achilles Heel of Sociality Revealed by Energetic Poverty Trap in Cursorial Hunters

Rasmussen G.S.A., Gusset M. & Courchamp F. & Macdonald D.W. 2008
American Naturalist. 172(4): 508-18

Dietary shift of an invasive predator and endangered prey: rats, seabirds and sea turtles

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2008
Journal of Applied Ecology. 45: 428-437

Caution on isotopic model use for analyses of consumer diet: effect of discrimination factors

Caut S., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2008.
Canadian Journal of Zoology 86(5): 438-445

Can bans stimulate wildlife trade?

P. Rivalan, A. M. Rosser*, V. Delmas*, E. Angulo*, L. S. Bull, R. J. Hall, N. Leader-Williams & F. Courchamp. 2007.
Nature 447: 529-530.
(* equal contribution)

Are non-sexual models appropriate for predicting the impact of virus-vectored immunocontraception ?

Deredec A., Berec, L., Boukal, D.S. & Courchamp F. 2007.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 250(2): 281-290

Invading parasitoids suffer no Allee effect: a manipulative field experiment

Fauvergue X., Malausa J.-C., Giuge L. & Courchamp F. 2007
Ecology 88(9): 2392-2403

Rats dying for mice: modelling the competitor release effect

Caut S., Casanovas J.G., Virgos E., Lozano J., Witmer G.W., & Courchamp F. 2007.
Austral Ecology 32: 858-868

Importance of the Allee effect for reintroductions

Deredec A. & Courchamp F. 2007.
Ecoscience 14(4) : 440-451

Double Allee effects and the decline of the critically endangered island fox

Angulo E., Roemer G., Berec L., Gascoigne J. & Courchamp F. 2007.
Conservation Biology 21(4): 1082-1091

Multiple Allee effects and population management

Berec L., Angulo E. & Courchamp F. 2007
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22(4): 185-191

Value of rarity and species extinction: the anthropogenic Allee effect

F. Courchamp, E. Angulo*, P. Rivalan*, R. Hall*, L. Signoret, L. Bull & Y. Meinard. 2006.
PLoS Biology. 4(12): e415;
(* equal contribution)

Coupling Stable Isotopes with Bioenergetics to Estimate Interspecific Interactions

Caut S., Roemer G., Donlan J. & Courchamp F. 2006.
Ecological Applications 16(5) : 1893-1900.

Combined impacts of Allee effects and parasitism

Deredec A. & Courchamp F. 2006.
Oikos 112: 667-679.

Use of biological invasions and their control to study the dynamics of interacting populations

Courchamp F. & Caut S. 2005.
in Conceptual ecology and invasions biology.
M.W. Cadotte, S.M. McMahon & T. Fukami (eds) Springer, 253–279

Predators and Prey in the Channel Islands: response to Dratch et al. and to Helgen

Roemer G. Woodroffe R. & Courchamp F. 2004.
Science. 305 : 777-778

Implication of temperature-dependent sex determination for population dynamics

Girdondot M., Delmas V., Rivalan P., Courchamp F., Prévot-Julliard A.C. & Matthew Godfrey M. 2007
in Temperature-dependent sex determination in vertebrates.
Valenzuela, N. & V.A. Lance (eds) Smithsonian Books, 148-157

Removing Protected Populations to Save Endangered Species

Courchamp F., Woodroffe, R. & Roemer G. 2004.
Science 302, 5650 : 1532

Extinction thresholds in host-parasite dynamics

Deredec A. & Courchamp F. 2003.
Annales Zoologici Fennici 40: 115-130

Mammal invaders on islands, impact, control and control impact

Courchamp F. Pascal M. & Chapuis J.-L. 2003.
Biological Reviews. 78: 347-383

Golden eagles, feral pigs and insular carnivores: how exotic species turn native predators into prey

Roemer G., Donlan J. & Courchamp F. 2002.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 99(2): 791-796

Small pack size imposes a trade-off between hunting and pup guarding in the painted hunting dog Lycaon pictus

Courchamp F., Rasmussen G. & Macdonald D. 2002.
Behavioral Ecology. 13: 20-27

Crucial importance of pack size in African wild dogs Lycaon pictus

Courchamp F. & Macdonald D. 2001.
Animal Conservation. 4: 169-174

Transmission of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in a population of cats (Felis catus)

Courchamp F. & Say L. & Pontier D. 2000.
Wildlife Research. 27: 603-611

Multipack dynamics and the Allee effect in African wild dogs

Courchamp F., Grenfell G. & Clutton-Brock T.2000.
Animal Conservation. 3(4) : 277-286

Impact of natural enemies on obligate cooperators

Courchamp F., Grenfell G. & Clutton-Brock T. 2000.
OIKOS. 91(2) : 311-322

Modelling virus vectored immunocontraception to control domestic cats introduced onto islands

Courchamp F. & Cornell S. 2000
Journal of Applied Ecology. 37(6): 903-913

Detection, identification and correction of a bias in an epidemiological study

Courchamp F. & Say L. & Pontier D. 2000
Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 36: 71-79

Rabbits killing birds: modelling the hyperpredation process

Courchamp F., Langlais M. & Sugihara G. 2000.
Journal of Animal Ecology 69: 154-164

Population dynamics of obligate cooperators

Courchamp F., Grenfell G. & Clutton-Brock T. 1999.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 266: 557-564

Control of rabbits to protect birds against cat predation

Courchamp F., Langlais M. & Sugihara G. 1999.
Biological Conservation 89: 219-225

Inverse density dependence and the Allee effect

Courchamp F., Clutton-Brock T. & Grenfell B. 1999.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 14: 405-410.

Cats protecting birds: modelling the mesopredator release effect

Courchamp F., Langlais M. & Sugihara G. 1999.
Journal of Animal Ecology. 68: 282-292

Modelling the biological control of alien predator populations to protect native island prey species from extinction

Courchamp F. & Sugihara G. 1999.
Ecological Applications. 9: 112-123

Backcasting population sizes of Ringed and Grey Seals in the Baltic and Lake Saimaa during the 20th century

Kokko H., Helle E., Lindström J., Ranta E., Sipilä T. & Courchamp F. 1999
Annales Zoologici Fennici. 36: 65-73

Infection strategies of three viruses and consequences on virus propagation

Fromont E., Cohen C., Courchamp F., Artois M., Langlais M. & Pontier D. 1999.
Ecologie. 30(4): 221-230

At-risk individuals in Feline Immunodeficiency Virus epidemiology: evidence from a multivariate approach in a natural population of domestic cats (Felis catus)

Courchamp F., Yoccoz N., Artois M. & Pontier D. 1998.
Epidemiology and Infection. 121: 227-238

Retroviruses and sexual size dimorphism in domestic cats (Felis catus L.)

Pontier D., Fromont E., Courchamp F., Artois M. & Yoccoz N. 1998.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 265: 167-173.

Infection strategies of retroviruses and social grouping of domestic cats

Fromont E., Courchamp F., Artois M. & Pontier D. 1997.
Canadian Journal of Zoology. 75: 1994-2002

Dynamics of two feline retroviruses (FIV and FeLV) within one population of cats

Courchamp F., Suppo C., Fromont E. & Bouloux C. 1997.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B. 264: 785-794

Modelling the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) in a natural population of cats (Felis catus)

Fromont E., Artois M., Langlais M., Courchamp F. & Pontier D. 1997.
Theoretical Population Biology. 52: 60-70

Population dynamics of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus within populations of cats

Courchamp F., Pontier D., Langlais M. & Artois M. 1995
Journal of Theoretical Biology. 175/4 : 553-560

Modelling the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus within populations of domestic cats (Felis catus)

Courchamp F., Pontier D. & Artois M. 1995
Journal of Biological Systems. 3/3 : 769-777

Impact of two feline retroviruses on natural populations of domestic cat

Courchamp F., Pontier D., Fromont F. & Artois M. 1995.
Mammalia. 59/4 : 589-598

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: an epidemiological review

Courchamp F. & Pontier D. 1994.
C.R.A.S., III, Life Sciences 317: 1123-1134