Toli, E. A., Chavas, C., Denoël, M., Bounas, A., & Sotiropoulos, K. (2020). A subtle threat: behavioral and phenotypic consequences of invasive mosquitofish on a native paedomorphic newt. Biological Invasions, 22(4), 1299-1308.
Aquatic invaders often cause severe declines of native amphibian populations, either through competition, predation and/or alterations of the habitat. Such situation has raised additional concerns for the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tomašević, N., Cvijanović, M., Denoël, M., & Ivanović, A. (2017). Morphological integration and alternative life history strategies: a case study in a facultatively paedomorphic newt. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 328(8), 737-748.
Tetrapod limbs are serially homologous structures that represent a particularly interesting model for studies on morphological integration, i.e. the tendency of developmental systems to produce correlated ...
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 ...
Ivanović, A., Cvijanović, M., Denoël, M., Slijepčević, M., & Kalezić, M. L. (2014). Facultative paedomorphosis and the pattern of intra- and interspecific variation in cranial skeleton: lessons from European newts (Ichthyosaura alpestris and Lissotriton vulgaris). Zoomorphology, 133(1), 99-109.
Paedomorphosis, the presence of ancestral larval and juvenile traits that occur at the descendent adult stage, is an evolutionary phenomenon that shaped morphological evolution in many vertebrate lineages ...
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. (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 ...
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., Ivanovic, A., Dzukic, G., & Kalezic, M. (2009). Sexual size dimorphism in the evolutionary context of facultative paedomorphosis: insights from European newts. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9, 278.
BACKGROUND:Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is a key evolutionary feature that has been studied in many organisms. In a wide range of species, this pattern is more complex because of polymorphism within each sex ...
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. (2007). Le Triton ponctué, Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758). In J.-P., Jacob, C., Percsy, H., de Wavrin, E., Graitson, T., Kinet, M., Denoël, M., Paquay, N., Percsy, & A., Remacle (Eds.), Amphibiens et Reptiles de Wallonie (pp. 96-103). Namur, Liège, Belgique: Aves-Raînne et Centre de Recherche de la Nature, des Forêts et du Bois (MRW - DGRNE).
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. (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 ...