Cox, K., Denoël, M., Van Calster, H., Speybroeck, J., Van de Poel, S., Lewylle, I., Verschaeve, L., Van Breusegem, A., Halfmaerten, D., & Adriaens, D. (2021). Scale-dependent effects of terrestrial habitat on genetic variation in the great crested newt (Triturus cristatus). Landscape Ecology, 36(10), 3029-3048.
Context Terrestrial landscapes surrounding aquatic habitat influence the persistence of amphibian spatially structured populations (SSPs) via their crucial role in providing estivation and overwintering sites ...
Denoël, M., Dalleur, S., Langrand, E., Besnard, A., & Cayuela, H. (2018). Dispersal and alternative breeding site fidelity strategies in an amphibian. Ecography, 41(9), 1543-1555.
Dispersal (i.e., movement from a natal or breeding site to another breeding site) is a central process in ecology and evolution as it affects the eco-evolutionary dynamics of spatially structured populations ...
Colleoni, E., Denoël, M., Padoa-Schioppa, E., Scali, S., & Ficetola, G. F. (2014). Rensch’s rule and sexual dimorphism in salamanders: patterns and potential processes. Journal of Zoology, 293(3), 143-151.
Body size is influenced by the interaction of multiple forces, whose effects can determine the occurrence of sexual size dimorphism (SSD). Rensch's rule is the increase of SSD with body size in taxa where ...
Denoël, M., Perez, A., Cornet, Y., & Ficetola, G. F. (2013). Similar local and landscape processes affect both a common and a rare newt species. PLoS ONE, 8(5), 62727.
Although rare species are often the focus of conservation measures, more common species may experience similar decline and suffer from the same threatening processes. We tested this hypothesis by examining ...
Drechsler, A., Geller, D., Freund, K., Schmeller, D. S., Künzel, S., Rupp, O., Loyau, A., Denoël, M., Valbuena-Ureña, E., & Steinfartz, S. (2013). What remains from a 454 run: estimation of success rates of microsatellite loci development in selected newt species (Calotriton asper, Lissotriton helveticus, and Triturus cristatus) and comparison with Illumina-based approaches. Ecology and Evolution, 3(11), 3947-3957.
The development of microsatellite loci has become more efficient using next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches, and many studies imply that the amount of applicable loci is large. However, few studies have ...
Denoël, M. (2012). Newt decline in Western Europe: highlights from relative distribution changes within guilds. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(11), 2887-2898.
The recent increase in the number of monitoring schemes has formed the basis for high quality distribution atlases. This provides the opportunity of estimating global and specific decline patterns across ...
Ficetola, G. F., Scali, S., Denoël, M., Montinaro, G., Vukov, T. D., Zuffi, M. A. L., & Padoa-Schioppa, E. (2010). Ecogeographical variation of body size in the newt Triturus carnifex: comparing the hypotheses using an information-theoretic approach. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19(4), 485-495.
Aim. Ecogeographical body size variation in vertebrates (e.g., Bergmann’s rule) has long been recognized. However, the patterns and causes of intraspecific ecogeographical body size variation in ectotherms ...
Denoël, M., Ficetola, G. F., Cirovic, R., Radovic, D., Dzukic, G., Kalezic, M. L., & Vukov, T. D. (2009). A multi-scale approach to facultative paedomorphosis of European newts (Salamandridae) in the Montenegrin karst: Distribution pattern, environmental variables, and conservation. Biological Conservation, 142(3), 509-517.
Facultative paedomorphosis, a process in which newt larvae can opt for reproduction before or after metamorphosis, is geographically heterogeneous. Despite numerous ecological studies and recent evidence of ...
Denoël, M., & Ficetola, G. F. (2008). Conservation of newt guilds in an agricultural landscape of Belgium: the importance of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Aquatic Conservation, 18(5), 714-728.
1. Amphibians are declining worldwide in response to local and global pressures. Pond-breeding species are particularly vulnerable to environmental change because they rely on two components of the landscape ...
Jacob, J.-P., & Denoël, M. (2007). Le Triton crêté, Triturus cristatus (Laurenti, 1768). In J.-P., Jacob, C., Percsy, H., de Wavrin, E., Graitson, T., Kinet, M., Denoël, M., Paquay, N., Percsy, & A., Remacle, Amphibiens et Reptiles de Wallonie (pp. 72-85). Namur, Belgique: Aves-Raînne et Centre de Recherche de la Nature, des Forêts et du Bois (MRW - DGRNE).
Denoël, M. (2004). Distribution and characteristics of aquatic habitats of newts and yellow-bellied toads in the district of Ioannina (Epirus, Greece). Herpetozoa, 17(1/2), 49-64.
The study describes the aquatic habitats and distribution of Triturus alpestris veluchiensis Wolterstorff 1935, T. carnifex macedonicus (Karaman, 1922), T. vulgaris graecus (Wolterstorff, 1905) and Bombina ...
Denoël, M. (2004). Répartition, habitat et conservation des amphibiens du Pays de Herve. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 111-112, 49-77.
The knowledge of distribution and ecological determinants of species is a prerequisite to their conservation at a time where declines are generalized at a world scale. The aim of this study is to characterize ...