Julien Cote

Research themes

We aim at integrating phenotypic heterogeneity (behavioural, morphological and physiological) into population biology, species interactions and ecosystem functioning.


A Science article highlights few studies on animal personality.


Elvire just won the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation prize for young researcher.  Congrats Elvire!


Media coverage on the metatron, an experimental system to study climate change and metapopulations:


About the last articles (Plos Biology, Ecology Letters): Sciencedaily, phys.org, Tech Times, Conservation Corridor, Cornish Guardian (English), Le Monde, RTBF, CNRS, Université Fédérale de Toulouse (p 16-17) (French)


CNRS image


France inter, « Curieux de Nature », Allain Bougrain Dubourg; 06/09/2015

France 2, « Les héros du Climat »

France 3 JT 19/20 Midi-Pyrénées 17/08/2015

France 3 JT 19/20 Midi-Pyrénées 13/11/2011

Charlie Hebdo: 1201_29  juil 2015

TF1 News 20h


New articles:

Cote J., Bocedi B., Debeffe L., Chudzińska M.E., Weigang H.C., Dytham C., Gonzalez G.,  Matthysen E., Travis J.,  Baguette M. and A. J. M. Hewison. Behavioral synchronization of large-scale animal movements – disperse alone, but migrate together? Biological Reviews. In press.


Caplat P., Edeaar P., Dudaniec R.Y., Green A.J., Okamura B., Cote J., Ekroos J., Jonsson P.R., Löndahl J., Tesson S.V.M. and E. Petit. Looking beyond the mountain: dispersal barriers in a changing world . Frontiers in  Ecology and the Environment. In press.


Bestion E., Teyssier A., Richard M., Clobert J., and J. Cote. 2015. Live fast, die young: experimental evidence of population extinction risk due to climate change. Plos Biology. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002281. Highlights: Sciencedaily, phys.org, Tech Times (English), Le Monde, RTBF, CNRS, Université Fédérale de Toulouse  (p 16-17)  (French)


Bestion E., Clobert J., and J. Cote. 2015. Dispersal response to climate change: scaling down to intraspecific variation. Ecology Letters. 18(11): 1226-1233. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12502 Highlights: Nature Climate Change


Bestion E., Cucherousset J., Teyssier A. and J. Cote. 2015. Non-consumptive effects of a top-predator decrease the strength of the trophic cascade in a four-level terrestrial food web. Oikos. 124(12): 1597-1603. Oikos blog.


Jacob S., Bestion E., Legrand D., Clobert J. and J. Cote. 2015. Habitat matching and spatial heterogeneity of phenotypes: implications for metapopulation and metacommunity functioning. Evolutionary Ecology. 29(6): 851-871.



Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Evolution & Diversité Biologique UMR5174

118 route de Narbonne

31062 Toulouse

Phone (from mid-Oct. to mid-May): +335 61 55 61 97
Phone: (from mid-May to mid-Oct.) +335 61 04 05 89

E-mail :  julien.cote@univ-tlse3.fr

Photos credits: E. Bestion