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Aurélien Besnard – Maître de Conférences


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2015 – Charbonnel A., Buisson L., Biffi M., D’Amico F., Besnard A., Aulagnier S., Blanc F., Gillet F., Lacaze V., Michaux J., Némoz M., Pagé C., Miguel Sanchez-Perez J., Sauvage S., Laffaille P. – Integrating hydrological features and genetically validated occurrence data in occupancy modeling of an endemic and endangered semi-aquatic mammal, Galemys pyrenaicus, in a Pyrenean catchment – BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. In press.

2014 – Santos R., Joyeux A., Palluel O., Palos-Ladeiro M., Besnard A., Blanchard C., Porcher J-M., Bony S., Devaux A., Sanchez W. – Characterization of a genotoxicity biomarker in three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatusL.): biotic variability and integration in a battery of biomarkers. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. In press.

2014 – Fonderflick J., Besnard A., Beuret A., Dalmais M. &Schatz B. – Impact of grazing management on Orthoptera abundance varies along season in Mediterranean steppe-like grassland. ACTA OECOLOGICA. 60:7-16.

2014 – Lambret P., Besnard A. & Matushkina N. – Initial Preference for plant species and state during oviposition site selection by a dragonfly. ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE. In press.

2014 – Petitot M., Manceau N., Geniez P. & Besnard A. – Optimizing amphibian surveys by maximising detection probability in Mediterranean ponds. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 4(18):3538-3549.

2014 – Hanane S. & Besnard A. – Are nest-detection probability methods relevant for estimating turtle dove breeding populations? A case study in Moroccan agroecosystems. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH. 60:673-680.

2014 – Hertzog L., Besnard A. & Jay-Robert P. – Field validation shows bias corrected pseudo-absence selection is the best method for predictive species distribution modelling. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION. 20:673-680.

2014 – Cayuela H., Besnard A., Bonnaire E., Perret H., Rivoalen J., Miaud C., Hiby L., & Joly P. – To breed or not to breed: internal and environmental factors drive the decision in an amphibian, the yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata). OECOLOGIA. 176:107-16.

2014 – Charbonnel A., D’Amico F., Besnard A., Blanc F., Buisson L., Nemoz M. & Laffaille P. – Spatial replicates as a relevant alternative to temporal replicates for occupancy modeling of semi-aquatic mammals along rivers. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY. 51:1425-1433

2014 – Gimenez O., Blanc L., Besnard A., Pradel R., Doherty P. & Choquet R. – Fitting occupancy models with E-Surge : Hidden markov modelling of presence-absence data. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 5(6):592-597.

2014 – Ficheux S., Olivier A., Fey R., Crivelli A., Besnard A. & Béchet A.- Rapid response of a long-lived species to improved water and grazing management: the case of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) in the Camargue, France. JOURNAL OF NATURE CONSERVATION. 22(4): 342-348.

2014 – Buckland S., Cole N., Aguirre-Gutiérrez J., Gallagher L.; Henshaw S.; Besnard A.; Tucker R.; Bachraz V.; Ruhomaun K. & Harris S.- Using hierarchical and species distribution modelling to explore the ecological effects of the invasive giant Madagascar day gecko on endemic day geckos in Mauritius. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371 Journal.pone.0088798

2014 – Santos R., Palos-Ladeiro M.; Besnard A., Vulliet E., Porcher J.-M., Bony S., Devaux . & Sanchez W. – Kinetic response of a genotoxicity biomarker in the three-spined stickleback and implications for environmental monitoring. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY. 102:6-11.

2014 – Mignet F., Gendre T., Reudet D., Malgoire F. , Cheylan M. & Besnard A. -Short-term evaluation of the success of a reintroduction program of the European pond turtle: the contribution of space-use modeling. CHELONIAN CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY. 13(1):72-80.

2014 – Jakob C., Ponce-Boutin F. & Besnard A. – Coping with heterogeneity to detect species on a large scale: N-mixture modeling applied to red-legged partridge counts. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT. 78:540-549.

2014 – Couturier T., Besnard A., Bertolero A., Bosc V., Astruc G. & Cheylan M. – Factors determining the abundance and the occurrence of the Hermann’s tortoise Testudo hermanni in France and Spain: fire regime as the main driver. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. 170 :177-187.

2014 – Astruc G., Farny G., Corail M., Combrisson D., Dudouet C., Brebion G., Lisambert H. & Besnard A. – Dynamique des populations et phénologie des Sonneurs à ventre jaune dans le Parc national des Ecrins. BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE HERPETOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE. 149:9-23.

2013 – Cursach J., Besnard A., Rita J. & Fréville H. – Spatial demographic variation and conservation of the narrow endemic plant Ranunculus weyleri: insights from Integral Projection Models. ACTA OECOLOGICA. 53:102-109.

2013 – Couturier T, Tillion-Lacazale L., Besnard A., Astruc G. & Cheylan M. – Déclin d’une population de Tortue d’Hermann (Testudo hermanni hermanni Gmelin, 1789) en milieu forestier. Effets combinés de plusieurs facteurs anthropiques. REV. ECOL. (TERRE ET VIE).69 :142-150.

2013 – Villard P., Besnard A., Thibault J.-C., Recorbet B. & Prodon R. – Selection of mature and old stands by the Corsican Nuthatch in harvested forests; conservation issues. IBIS. 156:132-140

2013 – Santos R., Palos-Ladeiro M., Besnard A., Reggio J., Vuillet E., Porcher J.-M., Bony S., Sanchez W & Devaux A. – Parental exposure to Methyl Methane Sulfonate of three-spined stickleback: contribution of DNA damage in male and female germ cells to further development impairment in progeny. ECOTOXICOLOGY, 22:815-824.

2013 – Jeliazkov A., Chiron F., Garnier J., Besnard A., Silvestre M. & Jiguet F. – Level-dependence of the relationships between Amphibian biodiversity and environment in ponds in a context of intensive agriculture. HYDROBIOLOGIA. 723:7-23.

2013 – Doxa A., Besnard A., Béchet A., Pin C., Lebreton J.-D. & Sadoul N. – Inferring dispersal dynamics from local population demographic modelling: the case of the slender-billed gull in the Camargue. ANIMAL CONSERVATION. 16:684-693.

2013 – Cayuela H., Besnard A. & Joly P. – Multi-events models reveal the absence of interaction between an invasive frog and a native endangered amphibian. BIOLOGICAL INVASION. 15:2001-2012.

2013 – Hanane S. & Besnard A. – Nest survival of woodpigeons (Columba palumbus) in North African forests. BIRD STUDY, 60:202-210.

2013 – Choquet R., Guédon Y., Besnard A., Guillemain M. & Pradel R. – Estimating stop over duration in the presence of trap-effects. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 250: 111-118.

2013 – Santos R., Palos-Ladeiro M., Besnard A., Porcher J.-M., Bony S., Sanchez W; & Devaux A. – Relationship between DNA damage in sperm after ex vivo exposure and abnormal embryo development in the progeny of the three-spined stickleback. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY, 36: 6-11.

2013 – Villemey A., Besnard A., Grandadam J. & Eidenschenck J. – Testing restocking methods for an endangered species: effects of predator exclusion and vegetation cover on common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) survival and reproduction. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 158: 147-154.

2013 – Andrieu E., Fréville H., Besnard A., Vaudey V., Gauthier P., Thompson J. & Debussche M. – Forest cutting rapidly improve the demographic status of Paeonia officinalis, a species threatened by forest closure. POPULATION ECOLOGY, 55: 147-158.

2013 – Fonderflick J., Besnard A. & Martin J.-L. – Species traits and the response of open-habitat species to forest edge in landscape mosaics. OIKOS, 122: 42-51.

2012 – Couturier T., Cheylan M., Bertolero A., Astruc G. & Besnard A. – Estimating abundance and population trends when detection is low and highly variable: a comparison of three methods for the Hermann’s Tortoise. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, 77:454-462.

2012 – Cayuela H., Besnard A., Béchet A., Devictor V. & Olivier A. – Reproductive dynamic of three amphian species in Mediterranean wetlands: the role of local precipitations and hydrological regimes. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 57: 2629-2640.

2012 – Schmeller D., Henle K., Loyau A., Besnard A. & Henry P.-Y. – Bird monitoring in Europe – a first overview of practices, motivations and aims. NATURE CONSERVATION, 2: 41-57.

2012 – Chevallier C., Crochet P.-A., Vincent-Martin N., Ravayrol A. & Besnard A. – Use of mixture models to characterize site quality in philopatric animals: a case study with Bonelli’s eagle. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, 16:198-206.

2012 – Lyet A., Thuiller W., Cheylan M. & Besnard A. – Fine-scale regional distribution modeling of rare and threatened species: bridging GIS tools and conservation in practice. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION, 19:651-663.

2012 – Hanane S., Besnard A. & Aafi A. – Factors affecting reproduction of Woodpigeons Columba palumbus in North Africa forests: 1. Nest habitat selection. BIRD STUDY, 49: 463-473.

2011 – Albayrac T., Besnard A. & Erdogan A. – Morphometric variation and population relationships of Kruper’s nuthatch (Sitta krueperi) in Turkey. WILSON JOUNRAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 123: 734-740.

2011 – Doré F., Grillet P., Thirion J.-M., Besnard A. & Cheylan M. – Premiers résultats d’un suivi à long terme sur une population de Lézards ocellés Timon lipidus sur l’île d’Oléron. REV. ECOL. (TERRE ET VIE), 66(2): 205-214.

2011 – Couturier T., Cheylan M., Guérette E. & Besnard A. – Impact of a wildfire on the mortality rate as small-scale movements of a Hermann’s tortoise Testudo hermanni hermanni population in southeastern France. AMPHIBIA-REPTILIA, 32: 541-545.

2011 – Gamelon M., Besnard A., Gaillard J.-M., Servanty S., Baudet E. & Gimenez O. – High hunting pressure select for earlier birth date: wild boar as a case study. EVOLUTION, 65: 3100-3112.

2011 – Doré F., Grillet P., Thirion J.-M., Besnard A. & Cheylan M. – Implementation of a long term monitoring program of the ocellated lizard Timon lepidus (saurians, lacertidae) on the Oleron island. AMPHIBIA-REPTILIA, 32(2): 159-166.

2010 – Lebreton J.-D., Devillard S., Popy S., Desprez M., Besnard A. & Gaillard J.-M. – Towards a Vertebrate demographic data bank. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 152: 617-624.

2010 – Henry M., Besnard A., Asante W.A., Eshun J., Adu-Bredu S., Valentini R., Bernoux M. & Saint-André L. – Wood density, phytomass variations within and among trees, and allometric equations in a tropical rainforest of Africa. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 260(8): 1375-1388.

2010 – Jakob C., Ponce-Boutin F., Besnard A. & Eraud C. – On the efficiency of using song playback during call count surveys of Red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, 56: 907-913.

2010Besnard A., Novoa C. & Gimenez O. – Hunting impact on Pyrenean gray partridge population dynamics. WILDLIFE BIOLOGY, 16: 135-143.

2009 – Lyet A., Cheylan M. & Besnard A. – Prescribed fire and conservation of a threatened mountain grassland specialist. A capture-recapture study on Vipera ursinii in the French alps. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, 12: 238-248.

2009 – Moneglia P., Besnard A., Thibault J.-C. & Prodon R. – Habitat selection of the Corsican nuthatch (Sitta whiteheadi) after a fire. JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 150: 577-583.

2008 – Novoa C., Besnard A., Brenot J.-F. & Ellison L. – Effect of weather on the reproductive rate of Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta in the eastern Pyrenees. IBIS, 150(2): 270-278.

2007Besnard A., Piry S., Berthier K., Lebreton J.-D. & Streiff R. – Modeling survival and mark loss in molting animals using recapture, dead recoveries and exuvia recoveries. ECOLOGY, 88(2): 289-295.

2007 – Bertolero A., Oro D. & Besnard A. – Assessing the efficacy of reintroduction programmes by modelling adult survival: the example of Hermann’s tortoise. ANIMAL CONSERVATION, 10: 360-368.

2006Besnard A., Sadoul N. & Lebreton J.-D. – First quantitative comparison of aggression between creching and non-creching larid species. WATERBIRDS, 29(4): 481-488.

2002Besnard A., Gimenez O. & Lebreton J.-D. – A model for the evolution of creching behaviour in gulls. EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY, 16(5): 489-503.

2002Besnard A., Scher O., Lebreton J.-D. & Sadoul N. – Forced copulation attempts on gull chicks. IBIS, 144: 684-685.