Lejeune, B., Bissey, L., Didaskalou, E., Sturaro, N., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2021). Progenesis as an intrinsic factor of ecological opportunity in a polyphenic amphibian. Functional Ecology, 35(2), 546-560.
1. Paedomorphosis, a developmental heterochrony involving the retention of larval traits at the adult stage, is considered a major evolutionary process because it can generate phenotypic variation without ...
Denoël, M., Ficetola, G., Lejeune, B., & Winandy, L. (2020, January 08). Conservation ecology of facultative paedomorphosis in newts in a world of introduced alien species. Paper presented at WCH9 - 9th World Congress of Herpetology. Symposium: Biology & Conservation of Paedomorphosis in Amphibians, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Lejeune, B., Bissey, L., Didaskalou, E. A., Sturaro, N., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2019, September 03). Progenesis as an intrinsic factor of ecological opportunity in newts. Paper presented at SEH2019 -20th European Congress of Herpetology, Milan, Italy.
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 ...
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2018, December 15). Global food web alteration following goldfish introduction in palmate newt dominated pond ecosystem. Paper presented at 25th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgique.
Denoël, M., Ficetola, G. F., Sillero, N., Muhovic, I., Ikovic, V., Kalezic, M. L., Dzukic, G., & Lejeune, B. (2018, September 22). Towards the end of facultative paedomorphosis in Balkan newts? A focus on Montenegrin populations. Paper presented at 2nd Balkan Herpetological Symposium - 13th Croatian Biological Congress, Poreč, Croatia.
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2018, August 02). Global foodweb alteration following goldfish introduction in palmate newt dominated pond ecosystem. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 2018), Viña del Mar, Chile.
Sturaro, N., Damseaux, F., Das, K., Dauby, P., Frederich, B., Gobert, S., Le Bourg, B., Lejeune, B., Mascart, T., Michel, L., Pinzone, M., Remy, F., & Lepoint, G. (2018, March 29). Applications of isotope ratio mass spectrometry in aquatic ecosystems at the University of Liège. Poster session presented at XXI Meeting of the Belgian Society for Mass Spectrometry, Liège, Belgium.
The use of stable isotopes as ecological tracers through isotope ratio mass spectrometry has a long history at the University of Liège, Belgium. Since at least 35 years, applications of stable isotopes in ...
Lejeune, B., Sturaro, N., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2018). Facultative paedomorphosis as a mechanism promoting intraspecific niche differentiation. Oikos, 127(3), 427-439.
Organisms with complex life cycles are characterized by a metamorphosis that allows for a major habitat shift and the exploitation of alternative resources. However, metamorphosis can be bypassed in some ...
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2017, September 22). Complex impact of goldfish introduction on palmate newt dominated pond ecosystem. Paper presented at 19th European congress of herpetology, Salzburg, Austria.
Denoël, M., Kalezić, M., Džukić, G., Ivanović, A., Muhovic, I., Ikovic, V., & Lejeune, B. (2017, May 03). Montenegrin ponds and lakes under threat: multiple stressors caused large-scale amphibian decline. Paper presented at 7th European Pond Conservation Network Workshop (EPCN), Faro, Portugal.
Didaskalou, E., Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., & Denoël, M. (2016, December 16). Feeding ecology of metamorphic and paedomorphic palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) in Larzac. Poster session presented at Zoology 2016 (23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology), Anterwerpen, Belgium.
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., Sturaro, N., Michel, L., & Denoël, M. (2016, September 05). Facultative paedomorphosis in newts: A heterochrony promoting trophic niche differentiation at the intraspecific level. Paper presented at Joint European Stable Isotope Users Group Meeting 2016, Ghent, Belgium.
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., Sturaro, N., & Denoël, M. (2016, April 05). Facultative paedomorphosis, a mechanism promoting niche differentiation in newts: Evidence from stable isotope analysis. Paper presented at The 10th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (ISOECOL 2016), Tokyo, Japon.
Lejeune, B., Lepoint, G., Sturaro, N., & Denoël, M. (2015, October 09). Is facultative paedomorphosis driving trophic niche differentiation in the Alpine newt? Paper presented at Zoology 2015 (22nd Benelux Congress of Zoology), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Loss of sexual reproduction is considered an evolutionary dead end for metazoans, but bdelloid rotifers challenge this view as they appear to have persisted asexually for millions of years. Neither male sex ...