2023 and in press

Bestion E., San-Jose L.M., Di Gesu L., Richard M., Sinervo B., Côte J., Calvez O., Guillaume O. & J. Cote. (2023) Plastic responses to warmer climates: a semi-natural experiment on lizard populations. Evolution. In press. qpad070.doi: 10.1093/evolut/qpad070

San-José Garcia L., Bestion E., Pellerin F., Richard M., di Gesu L., Salmona J., Winandy L., Legrand D., Bonneaud C., Guillaume O., Calvez O., Elmer K., Yurchenko A., Recknagel H., Clobert J. & J. Cote. 2023. Investigating the genetic basis of vertebrate dispersal combining RNA-seq, RAD-seq and quantitative genetics. Molecular Ecology. In press. doi: 10.1111/mec.16916.


Cote, J., Dahirel, M., Altermatt, F., Ansart, A., Blanchet, S., Chaine, A., Dahirel, M., De Laender, F., De Raedt, J., Jacob, S., Kaltz, O., Laurent, E., Little, C., Madec, L., Manzi, F., Masier, S., Pellerin, F., Pennekamp, F., Therry, L., Vong, A., Winandy, L., Schtickzelle, N., Bonte, D., Fonhofer, E. & D. Legrand. 2022. Dispersal syndromes in challenging environments: a cross-species experiment. Ecology Letters. 25(12): 2675-2687.

Pellerin, F., Bestion, E., Winandy, L., Di Gesu, L., Richard, M., Aguilée, R., & J. Cote. 2022. Connectivity among thermal habitats buffers the effects of warm climate on life-history traits and population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology. 91(11): 2301-2313.

Bestion, E., Teyssier, A., Rangassamy, M., Calvez, O., Guillaume, O., Richard, M., Braem, A., Zajitschek, F., Zajitschek, S., & J. Cote. 2022. Adaptive maternal effects shape offspring phenotype and survival in natal environments. American Naturalist. 200(6): 773-789.

Dupoué, A., Blaimont, P., Angelier, F., Ribout, C., Rozen-Rechels, D., Richard, M., Miles, D., Villemereuil, P. de, Rutschmann, A., Badiane, A., Aubret, F., Lourdais, O., Meylan, S., Cote, J., Clobert, J., & Le Galliard, J.-F. 2022. Lizards from warm and declining populations are born with extremely short telomere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 119 (33) e2201371119.

Raffard A., Bestion E., Cote J., Haegeman B., Schtickzelle N. and S. Jacob. 2022. Dispersal syndromes can link intraspecific trait variability and meta-ecosystem functioning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 37(4): 322-331.


Le Balle R., Cote J., Fernandez F.A.S. (2021) Evidence for animal personalities in two Brazilian tortoises (Chelonoidis denticulatus and Chelonoidis carbonarius) and insights for their conservation. Appl Anim Behav Sci 105400.

Winandy L., Di Gesu L., Lemoine M., Jacob S., Martin J., Ducamp C., Huet M., Legrand D. & J. Cote. 2021. Maternal and personal information mediates the use of social cues about predation risk. Behavioral Ecology. 32 (3): 518-528. doi: 10.1093/beheco/araa151


Cayuela H., Besnard A., Cote J., Bonnaire E., Pichenot J., Schtickzelle N., Bellec N., Joly P. & Jean-Paul Léna. 2020. Anthropogenic disturbance drives dispersal syndromes, demography, and gene flow in amphibian populations. Ecological Monograph. 90(2): e01406.

Michelangeli M., Cote J., Chapple D. G., Sih A., Brodin T., Fogarty S., Bertram M. G., Eades J. & B. B. M. Wong. 2020. Sex-dependent personality in two invasive species of mosquitofish. Biological Invasions. 22: 1353-1364.

Raffard A*, Therry L.*, Finn F., Kock K., Brodin T., Blanchet S. & J. Cote. 2020. Does range expansion modify trait covariation? A study of a northward expanding dragonfly. Oecologia. 192(2): 565-575. * denotes co-first authors.

Baltazar-Soares M., Blanchet S., Cote J., Tarkan A., Záhorská E., Gozlan R., Eizaguirre C. 2020. Genomic footprints of a biological invasion: introduction from Asia and dispersal in Europe of the topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva). Molecular Ecology. 29 (1): 71-85.


Bestion E., Soriano-Redondo A., Cucherousset J., Jacob S., White J., Zinger L., Fourtune L., Di Gesu L., Teyssier A., & J. Cote. 2019. Altered trophic interactions in warming climates: consequences for predator diet breadth and fitness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 296(1914): 20192227.

Bestion E., Cote J., Jacob S., Winandy L. & D. Legrand. 2019. Habitat fragmentation experiments on arthropods: what to do next? Current Opinion in Insect Sciences. 35: 117-122.

Brodin T., Fogarty S., Sih A. & J. Cote. 2019. Personality-dependent survival of the invasive mosquitofish: being social can be deadly. Aquatic invasions. 14(3): 465-477.

Winandy, L., Cote, J., Gesu, L. D., Pellerin, F., Trochet, A., & Legrand, D. 2019. Local predation risk and matrix permeability interact to shape movement strategy. Oikos,  128(10): 1402-1412. doi: 10.1111/oik.06403

Therry L.*, Cote J.*, Cucherousset J., Finn F., Buoro Y. & S. Blanchet. 2019. Genetic, plastic and environmental contributions to the impact of a range-expanding predator on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of Animal Ecology. 88: 35-46. Special issue Eco-evolutionary dynamics. In press. * denotes co-first authors.

Pellerin F., Cote J., Bestion E. & R. Aguilée. 2019. Matching habitat choice promotes species persistence under climate change. Oikos. 128(2): 221-234.


Jacob, S., Laurent, E., Haegeman, B., Bertrand, R., Prunier, J.G., Legrand, D., Cote, J., Chaine, A.S., Loreau, M., Clobert, J. & N. Schtickzelle. 2018. Habitat choice meets thermal specialization: competition with specialists may drive suboptimal habitat preferences in generalists. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 115 (45):  11988:11993.

Fronhofer E.A., Legrand D., Altermatt F., Ansart A., Blanchet S., Bonte D., Chaine A., Dahirel M., De Laender F., De Raedt J., Jacob S., Kaltz O., Laurent E., Little C., Madec L., Manzi F., Masier S., Pellerin F., Pennekamp F., Schtickzelle N., Therry L., Vong A., Winandy L. & J. Cote. 2018. Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 2: 1859–1863. Highlight:

Saastamoinen M., Bocedi G., Cote J., Legrand D., Guillaume F.,Wheat C. W., Fronhofer E. A., Garcia C., Henry R., Husby A., Baguette M., Bonte D., Coulon A., Kokko H., Matthysen E., Niitepõld K., Nonaka E., Stevens V. M., Travis J. M. J., Donohue K., Bullock J. M. and M. M. Delgado. Genetic of dispersal. 2018. Biological Reviews. 93: 574-599.

Bestion E. & J. Cote. 2018. Species responses to climate change: integrating individual-based ecology into community and ecosystem studies. In Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene (ed Dominick DellaSala and Mike Goldstein). Elsevier.  Volume 2: 139-147. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809665-9.09801-3


Raffard A., Lecerf A., Cote J., Buoro M., Lassus R. & J. Cucherousset. 2017. The Functional Syndrome: linking individual trait variability to ecosystem functioning. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 284 (1868).

Cote J., Brodin T., Fogarty S. & A. Sih. 2017. Non-random dispersal mediates invader impacts on the invertebrate community. Journal of Animal Ecology. 86(6): 1298-1307.

Bestion E., Jacob S., Zinger L., Di Gesu L., Richard M., White J. & J. Cote. 2017. Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1: 0161.

Cote J., BocediB., Debeffe L., Chudzińska M.E., Weigang H.C., DythamC., GonzalezG.,  MatthysenE., TravisJ.,  BaguetteM. and A. J. M. Hewison. 2017. Behavioral synchronization of large-scale animal movements – disperse alone, but migrate together? Biological Reviews. 92(3): 1275-1296.

Cote J., Bestion E., Jacob D., Travis J., Legrand D. & M. Baguette. 2017. Evolution of dispersal strategies and dispersal syndromes in fragmented landscapes. Ecography. 40(1): 56-73.

Legrand D., Cote J., Fronhofer E., Holt R.D., Ronce O., Schtickzelle N., Travis J. & J. Clobert.  2017. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Ecography. 40(1): 9-25.


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. 2016. Looking beyond the mountain: dispersal barriers in a changing world . Frontiers in  Ecology and the Environment. 14(5): 261–268, doi:10.1002/fee.1280.

Rehage J., Cote J. & A. Sih. 2016. The role of dispersal behaviour and personality in post-establishment spread. In Biological Invasions and Behavior (ed J. Weis and D. Sol). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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.  DOI: 10.1111/oik.02196. 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.

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.

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

Cucherousset J., Fried G., Cote J. & Renault D. 2015. Biological invasions and ecosystem functioning; assessment of the ecological impacts driven by invasive species. Revue d’Ecologie 70:49-52.

Bonnot N., Verheyden H., Blanchard P., Cote J., Debeffe L., Cargnelutti B., Klein F., Hewison M., Morellet N. 2015. Inter-individual variability in habitat use: evidence for a risk management syndrome in roe deer? Behavioral Ecology. 26(1): 105-114.


Bestion E., Teyssier A., Aubret F., Clobert J. and J. Cote. 2014. Maternal exposure to predator scents: offspring phenotypic adjustment and dispersal. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 281.

Juette T., Cucherousset J. and J. Cote. 2014. Animal personality and the ecological impacts of freshwater non-native species. Current Zoology. 60(3): 417 – 427.

Teyssier A., Bestion E., Richard M. and J. Cote. 2014. Partners’ personality types and mate preferences: predation risk matters. Behavioral Ecology. 25(4): 723-733.

Cote J., Clobert J., Brodin T., Fogarty S. And A. Sih.2014. Personality traits and spatial ecology in non-human animals. In Geographical Psychology (ed J. Rentfrow). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Vol. 1 p 89-112.


Cote J., Fogarty S., Tymen B., Sih A. and T. Brodin. 2013. Personality-dependent dispersal cancelled under predation risk. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 280(1773).

Dardenne S., Ducatez S., Cote J., Poncin P. and V.M. Stevens.2013. Neophobia and social tolerance are related to breeding group size in a semi-colonial bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 67(8): 1317-1327.

Trochet A.,  Legrand D., Larranaga N., Ducatez S., Calvez O., Cote J., Clobert J. and M. Baguette. 2013 Population Sex Ratio and Dispersal in Experimental, Two-Patch Metapopulations of Butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology. 82(5): 946-955.


Legrand D., Guillaume O., Baguette M., Cote J., Trochet A., Calvez O., Zajitschek S., Zajitschek F., Lecomte J., Bénard Q., Le Galliard J.-F. and J. Clobert. 2012. The Metatron: an experimental system to study dispersal and metaecosystem dynamics for terrestrial organisms. Nature Methods. 9: 928-933. * This article was featured in Nature methods and in Science.

Cote J., Fogarty S. and A. Sih. 2012. Individual sociability and choosiness between shoal types. Animal Behaviour. 83: 1469-1476.

Cote J. and J. Clobert. 2012. Dispersal syndromes in the common lizard: personality traits, information use and context-dependent dispersal decisions. In Dispersal. Ecology and evolution (eds J. Clobert, M. Baguette, T. Benton, J. Bullock & S. Ducatez). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Sih A., Cote J., Evans M., Fogarty S. and J. Pruitt. 2012. Ecological implications of behavioral syndromes. Ecology Letters. 15(3): 278-289.

Pruitt J.N., Cote J. and M.C.O. Ferrari. 2012. Behavioural trait variants in a habitat‐forming species dictate the nature of its interactions with and among heterospecifics. Functional Ecology. 26: 29-36 (see expression of concern here).


Cote J., Fogarty S., Brodin T., Weinersmith K. and A. Sih. 2011. Personality-dependent dispersal in the invasive mosquitofish: group composition matters. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 278 (1712): 1670-1678.

Hoset K.S., Ferchaud A.-L., Dufour F., Mersch D., Cote J. and J.-F. Le Galliard. 2011. Natal dispersal correlates with behavioural traits that are not consistent across early life stage. Behavioral Ecology. 22(1): 176-183.

Fogarty S., Cote J., and A. Sih. 2011. Social personality polymorphism and the spread of invasive species: a model. The American Naturalist. 177(3): 273-287.


Cote J., Clobert J., Brodin T., Fogarty S. And A. Sih. 2010. Personality-dependent dispersal: characterization, ontogeny and consequences for spatially structured populations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365: 4065-4076.

Cote J., Meylan S., Clobert J. and Y. Voituron. 2010. Carotenoid-based coloration, oxidative stress and corticosterone in common lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213: 2116-2124.

Cote J., Fogarty S., Weinersmith K., Brodin T. and A. Sih. 2010. Personality traits and dispersal tendency in the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 277: 1571-1579. * This article was featured in Nature.

Dreiss A.N., Cote J., Federici P., Clobert J. and M. Richard. 2010. Age- and sex-specific response to population density and sex ratio . Behavioral Ecology. 21: 356-364.

Cote J., Clobert J., Montes Poloni L., Haussy C. and S. Meylan. 2010. Food deprivation modifies corticosterone-dependent behavioural shifts in the common lizard. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 166: 142-151.

Cote J. and J. Clobert. 2010. Risky dispersal: avoiding kin competition despite uncertainty. Ecology. 91(5): 1485-1493.

Fitze P., Cote J. and J. Clobert. 2010. Mating order dependent changes in female mating preferences in the polygynandrous Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara). Oecologia. 162: 331-341.

Cote J., Sorci G., Arnoux E. and B. Faivre. 2010. Age-dependent allocation of carotenoids to coloration versus antioxidant defences. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213: 271-277.


Fitze P., Cote J., San-Jose L., Meylan S., Isaksson C., Andersson S. Rossi J.-M. and J. Clobert. 2009. Carotenoid-based colours reflect the stress response in the common lizard. PLoS ONE. 4(4): e5111.

Clobert J., Le Galliard J-F., Cote J., Meylan S. and M. Massot. 2009. Informed dispersal, heterogeneity in animal dispersal syndromes and the dynamics of spatially structured populations. Ecology Letters. 12: 197-209.


Cote J., Dreiss A. and J. Clobert. 2008. Social personality trait and fitness. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 275: 2851-2858. correction

Cote J., Le Galliard J.-F., Rossi J.-M. and P.S. Fitze. 2008. Environmentally induced changes in carotenoid-based coloration of female lizards: a comment on Vercken et al.. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 21: 1165-1172.

Cote J., Boudsocq S. and J. Clobert. 2008. Density, social information and space use in the common lizard (Lacerta vivipara). Behavioral Ecology. 19(1): 163-168.

Fitze P.S., Cote J., Martinez-Rica J.P. and J. Clobert. 2008. Determinants of male fitness: disentangling between intra- and inter-sexual selection. 21(1): 246-255. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Le Galliard J.-F., Cote J. and P.S. Fitze. 2008. Lifetime and intergenerational fitness consequences of sexual aggression by males – can females compensate for a bad start? 89(1): 56-64. Ecology.


Cote J., Clobert J. and P.S. Fitze. 2007. Mother-offspring competition promotes colonisation success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 104(23): 9703-9708.

Cote J. and J. Clobert. 2007. Social information and emigration: Lessons from immigrants. Ecology Letters. 10: 411-417.

Cote J. and J. Clobert. 2007. Social personalities influence natal dispersal in a lizard. Proc R Soc B-Biol Sci. 274: 383-390. This article was featured in New Scientist.


Cote J., Clobert J., Meylan S. and P.S. Fitze. 2006. Experimental enhancement of corticosterone levels positively affects subsequent male survival. Hormones and Behavior. 49: 320-327.


Le Galliard J.-F., Fitze P. S., Cote J., Massot M. and J. Clobert. 2005. Female common lizards (Lacerta vivipara) do not adjust their sex-biased investment in relation to the adult sex ratio. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 18(6):1455-1463.

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