Invited speaker at the Eawag Kastanienbaum. Luzern, Switzerland. December 2019. “Ecological and evolutionary impacts of warmer climates on a lizard species: a semi-natural experiment”.
Invited speaker at the Ten years with CanMove conference, Lund, Sweden, February 2018: “Dispersing in a landscape of fear: experimental approaches”.
Invited speaker at the symposium “E2-Moves: From individual movements to eco-evolutionary consequences/dynamics” at the British Ecological Society conference, December 2017: “Species responses to climate change: accounting for intraspecific variation in dispersal”.
Oral Presentation at Functional Ecology Conference, Montpellier, France, March 2017: “Climate change reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Dipee (CNRS, Toulouse France, December 2016). “Behavioral syndromes and biological invasions”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Keynote speaker at the Ecology & Behaviour conference (Lyon, France, June 2016). “Ecological implications of dispersal syndromes: the example of an invasive fish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Umea University, Sweden, March 2016). “Impacts of climate change on a temperate ectotherm: from individuals to the community”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Department of Ecology and Evolution (University of Lausanne, Switzerland, February 2016). “Impacts of climate change on a temperate ectotherm: from individuals to the community”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Centre for research on Biodiversity (UC Louvain, Belgium, October 2015). “Impacts of climate change on a temperate ectotherm: from individuals to the community”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Symposium “Putting personality on the map: New perspectives on person-environment links” (ECP, Lausanne 2014, Switzerland). “Personality and spatial ecology in non-human animals: The example of the invasive mosquito-fish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Symposium “Evolution et implications de la variation comportementale intra-spécifique » (SFECA, Dijon 2013). “Population personality composition effects on ecosystem functioning”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse, France (March 2013). “Personality-dependent dispersal: the example of an invasive fish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany (February 2013). “Personality-dependent mate choice: predation risk matters”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Symposium on “Causes and Consequences of Organism Dispersal” (Jan 30th –Feb 1st 2013), Lund, Sweden. “Personality-dependent dispersal: the example of an invasive fish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the INRA Behavioral Ecology network, Toulouse, France, June 2012. “The Ecology of Personality Traits”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Evolution and Biological Diversity Department, Toulouse, France, March 2010. “Personality-dependent dispersal and the spread of an invasive fish, the mosquitofish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at 31st International Ethological Conference (IEC), Rennes, France, August 2009: “Personality and individual’s ability to invade in the mosquitofish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, USA, February 2009. “Heterogeneity in dispersal syndromes and the dynamic of spatially structured populations”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at 4th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB), Dijon, France, July 2008: “Personality and individual’s ability to invade in the mosquitofish”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at the Evolution and Biological Diversity Department, Toulouse, France, March 2008. “Individual variation in dispersal decision and habitat choice in common lizards”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker of the Evolutionary Ecology Department, Bern, Switzerland, October 2007: “Individual variation in dispersal decision and habitat choice in common lizards”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at 11th European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB 2007), Uppsala, Sweden, August 2007: “Social personalities influence natal dispersal and fitness outcomes in common lizard (Lacerta vivipara)”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at 11th International Behavioural Ecology Congress (ISBE 2006), Tours, France, July 2006: “Kin competition promotes colonisation success”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Invited speaker at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Bondy, France, May 2006. “Natal dispersal : Causes, mechanisms and consequences”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at Meeting “Ecology and Behaviour”, Strasbourg, France, March 2006: “Kin competition promotes colonisation success”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at Meeting “Ecology and Behaviour”, Chizé, France, March 2005: “Public information and emigration: Take a look at immigrants”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Oral Presentation at the scientific week of the Ecology Department, Paris, France, October 2004: “Experimental enhancement of corticosterone levels positively affects subsequent male survival”. Speaker: J. Cote.
Peer and Media Interest
General interest in our research on dispersal, climate change and population biology:
Video SapienSapienS Leblob
Newspaper La Forêt.
Radio show Dans les coulisses de la station de Moulis. National Center of scientific research, France.
Newspaper Sciences & Vie Junior.
Radio show “MAP vous explique”. RTBF. Belgium National radio Channel.
Radio show “Curieux de Nature”. France inter. National radio Channel.
TV show ‘Les Héros du climat”. France 2, National Channel.
Newspaper “Au métatron, le réchauffement climatique en action”. Charlie Hebdo.
Experiment tracks lizards and butterflies through climate change. Reuters, UK.
Une nature en cage. Highlighted research of the National Center of scientific research, France.
L’impact du réchauffement sur les espèces se confirme. Exploreur newspaper.
TV show “Télématin”. France 2, National channel. Video not available anymore.
National evening news. France 3.
Regional evening news. France 3.
National evening news. TF1.
Specific interest in particular publications:
Bestion et al. 2019 Proc. Roy. Soc. B was featured in 1 scientific website, 20minutes and the CNRS.
Fronhofer et al. 2018 Nat. Ecol. Evol. was featured in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Bestion et al. 2017 was featured in Nature Climate Change, Science and several scientific and general websites: The Scientist, Popular science, Phys.org, earth.com, 20minutes, International Bussiness Times, Ladepeche, Mediaterre, Minutenews, Ouest-France, techno-science and radio: radio village innovation, CQFD (RTS.ch).
Bestion et al. 2015 Plos Biol was featured in Plos Biology and in several scientific and general websites: Sciencedaily, phys.org, Tech Times, Conservation Corridor, Cornish Guardian (English), Le Monde, RTBF, CNRS, Université Fédérale de Toulouse (French)
Bestion et al. 2015 Ecol Lett was featured in Nature Climate Change.
Bestion et al. 2014 PRSB was featured in Sciences et Avenir.
Legrand et al. 2012 Nat Meth was featured in Nature methods and Science.
Cote et al. 2010 PRSB was featured in Nature and in Conservation Journal.
Cote and Clobert 2007 PRSB was featured in New Scientist and in Science.
Outreach (general public, educational purposes):
Seminar Regional and Natural park (2015) ‘’Experimental approaches in the study of climate change : the common lizard as an example’’
Book “Prix Le Monde de la recherche 2016” from Cedric Villani, Claire de March, Julien Jouganous, Barine Bézagu, Rémi Louf, Elvire Bestion. Eds Le Pommier.
Outreach article for secondary school teachers on planet-vie.ens.fr (in French)
Troisième “rencontre eXploreur” sur le Centre Universitaire de l’Ariège, E. Bestion. ‘’Lézards menacés par le changement climatique : expérience dans le métatron’’