Dufresnes, C., Suchan, T., Smirnov, N. A., Denoël, M., Rosanov, J. M., & Litvinchuk, S. M. (2021). Revisiting a speciation classic: Comparative analyses support sharp but leaky transitions between Bombina toads. Journal of Biogeography, 48(3), 548-560.
Aim – The amount of gene flow between parapatric species can be greatly variable depending on how species boundaries are maintained in respect to numerous genetic and ecological factors that affect the ...
Lucati, F., Poignet, M., Miró, A., Trochet, A., Aubret, F., Barthe, L., Bertrand, R., Buchaca, T., Calvez, O., Caner, J., Darnet, E., Denoël, M., Guillaume, O., Le Chevalier, H., Martínez-Silvestre, A., Mossoll-Torres, M., O’Brien, D., Osorio, V., Pottier, G., Richard, M., Sabás, I., Souchet, J., Tomàs, J., & Ventura, M. (2020). Multiple glacial refugia and contemporary dispersal shape the genetic structure of an endemic amphibian from the Pyrenees. Molecular Ecology, 29(15), 2904-2921.
Historical factors (colonization scenarios, demographic oscillations) and contemporary processes (population connectivity, current population size) largely contribute to shaping species’ present-day genetic ...
Dufresnes, C., Mazepa, G., Jablonski, D., Oliveira, R. C., Wenseleers, T., Shabanov, D. A., Auer, M., Ernst, R., Koch, C., Ramírez-Chaves, H. E., Mulder, K. P., Simonov, E., Tiutenko, A., Kryvokhyzha, D., Wennekes, P. L., Zinenko, O. I., Korshunov, O. V., Al-Johany, A. M., Peregontsev, E. A., Masroor, R., Betto-Colliard, C., Denoël, M., Borkin, L. J., Skorinov, D. V., Pasynkova, R. A., Mazanaeva, L. F., Rosanov, J. M., Dubey, S., & Litvinchuk, S. (2019). Fifteen shades of green: The evolution of Bufotes toads revisited. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 141, 106615.
The radiation of Palearctic green toads (Bufotes) holds great potential to evaluate the role of hybridization in phylogeography at multiple stages along the speciation continuum. With fifteen species ...
Dufresnes, C., Strachinis, I., Suriadna, N., Mykytynets, G., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., Vukov, T., Arntzen, J. W., Wielstra, B., Lymberakis, P., Geffen, E., Gafny, S., Kumlutaş, Y., Ilgaz, Ç., Candan, K., Mizsei, E., Szabolcs, M., Kolenda, K., Smirnov, N., Géniez, P., Lukanov, S., Crochet, P.-A., Dubey, S., Perrin, N., Litvinchuk, S. N., & Denoël, M. (2019). Phylogeography of a cryptic speciation continuum in Eurasian spadefoot toads (Pelobates). Molecular Ecology, 28(13), 3257-3270.
Cryptic phylogeographic diversifications provide unique models to examine the role of phylogenetic divergence on the evolution of reproductive isolation, without extrinsic factors such as ecological and ...
Dufresnes, C., Strachinis, I., Tzoras, E., Litvinchuk, S. N., & Denoël, M. (2019). Call a spade a spade: taxonomy and distribution of Pelobates, with description of a new Balkan endemic. ZooKeys, 859, 131-158.
The genomic era contributes to update the taxonomy of many debated terrestrial vertebrates. In an accompanying work, we provided a comprehensive molecular assessment of spadefoot toads (Pelobates) using ...
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 ...
Wielstra, B., Canestreli, D., Cvijanović, M., Denoël, M., Fijarczyk, A., Jablonski, D., Liana, M., Naumov, B., Olgun, K., Pabijan, M., Pezzarossa, A., Popgeorgiev, G., Salvi, D., Si, Y., Sillero, N., Sotiropoulos, K., Zieliński, P., & Babik, W. (2018). The distributions of the six species constituting the smooth newt species complex (Lissotriton vulgaris sensu lato and L. montandoni) – an addition to the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia, 39(2), 252-259.
The ‘smooth newt’, the taxon traditionally referred to as Lissotriton vulgaris, consists of multiple morphologically distinct taxa. Given the uncertainty concerning the validity and rank of these taxa, L ...
Dufresne, C.* , Denoël, M.* , Di Santo, L., & Dubey, S. (2017). Multiple uprising invasions of Pelophylax water frogs, potentially inducing a new hybridogenetic complex. Scientific Reports, 7, 6506.
The genetic era has revolutionized our perception of biological invasions. Yet, it is usually too late to understand their genesis for efficient management. Here, we take the rare opportunity to reconstruct ...
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Oromi Farrús, N., Michaux, J., & Denoël, M. (2016). High gene flow between alternative morphs and the evolutionary persistence of facultative paedomorphosis. Scientific Reports, 6, 32046.
Paedomorphosis and metamorphosis are two major developmental processes that characterize the evolution of complex life cycles in many lineages. Whereas these processes were fixed in some taxa, they remained ...
Arntzen, J. W., King, T. M., Denoël, M., Martínez-Solano, I., & Wallis, G. P. (2016). Provenance of Ichthyosaura alpestris (Caudata: Salamandridae) introductions to France and New Zealand assessed by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Herpetological Journal, 26(1), 49-56.
The last century has seen an unparalleled movement of species around the planet as a direct result of human activity, which has been a major contributor to the biodiversity crisis. Amphibians represent a ...