Cayuela, H., Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Teulier, L., Martínez-Solano, Í., Léna, J.-P., Merilä, J., Muths, E., Shine, R., Quay, L., Denoël, M., Clobert, J., & Schmidt, B. R. (2020). Determinants and Consequences of Dispersal in Vertebrates with Complex Life Cycles: A Review of Pond-Breeding Amphibians. Quarterly Review of Biology, 95(1), 1-36.
Dispersal is a central process in ecology and evolution. It strongly influences the dynamics of spatially structured populations and affects evolutionary processes by shaping patterns of gene flow. For these ...
Denoël, M., Ficetola, G. F., Sillero, N., Dzukic, G., Kalezic, M. L., Vukov, T., Muhovic, I., Ikovic, V., & Lejeune, B. (2019). Traditionally managed landscapes do not prevent amphibian decline and the extinction of paedomorphosis. Ecological Monographs, 89(2).
Eco-cultural landscapes are assumed to be favourable environments for the persistence of biodiversity, but global change may affect differently their terrestrial and aquatic components. Yet, few long-term ...
Valbuena-Ureña, E., Oromi Farrús, N., Soler-Membrives, A., Carrranza, S., Amat, F., Camarasa, S., Denoël, M., Guillaume, O., Sanuy, D., Loyau, A., Schmeller, D. S., & Steinfartz, S. (2018). Jailed in the mountains: Genetic diversity and structure of an endemic newt species across the Pyrenees. PLoS ONE, 13(8), 0200214.
The Pyrenees represent a natural laboratory for biogeographic, evolutionary and ecological research of mountain fauna as a result of the high variety of habitats and the profound effect of the glacial and ...
Denoël, M., & Winandy, L. (2015). The importance of phenotypic diversity in conservation: Resilience of palmate newt morphotypes after fish removal in Larzac ponds (France). Biological Conservation, 192, 402-408.
Resilience of organisms after threat removal is an essential feature to justify conservation efforts. Amphibians are particularly threatened with a worldwide decline, showing a low resistance to invaders such ...
Denoël, M., & Ficetola, F. (2015). Using kernels and ecological niche modeling to delineate conservation areas in an endangered patch-breeding phenotype. Ecological Applications, 25(7), 1922-1931.
Efficient delineation of conservation areas is a great challenge in maintaining biodiversity. Kernel density estimators (KDEs) are a powerful tool in this perspective, but they have not been applied at the ...
Denoël, M., & Ficetola, G. F. (2014). Heterochrony in a complex world: disentangling environmental processes of facultative paedomorphosis in an amphibian. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(3), 606-615.
1. Heterochrony, the change in the rate or timing of development between ancestors and their descendants, plays a major role in evolution. When heterochrony produces polymorphisms, it offers the possibility to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ficetola, G. F., & Denoël, M. (2009). Ecological thresholds: an assessment of methods to identify abrupt changes in species-habitat relationships. Ecography, 32(6), 1075-1084.
Habitat thresholds are usually defined as "points of abrupt change" in the species–habitat relationships. Habitat thresholds can be a key tool for understanding species requirements, and provide an objective ...
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 ...
Denoël, M., & Ficetola, G. F. (2007). Landscape-level thresholds and newt conservation. Ecological Applications, 17(1), 302-309.
Ecological thresholds are defined as points or zones at which a rapid change occurs from one ecological condition to another. The existence of thresholds in species - habitat relationships has important ...
Denoël, M., & Lehmann, A. (2006). Multi-scale effect of landscape processes and habitat quality on newt abundance: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 130(4), 495-504.
Recent studies in population dynamics suggest that landscape processes and habitat quality act at different scales on population abundances, but very few have modelled their simultaneous effects. However, at a ...