2017 and in press

48) 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. In press.


47) 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.


46) 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.


45) 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.


44) Bestion E. & J. Cote. 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. In press



43) 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.


42) 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.



41) 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.


40) 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.


39) 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. PDF.


38) 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


37) 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.


36) 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.



35) 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.


34) 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.


33) 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.


32) 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.



31) 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). PDF


30) 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. PDF


29) 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.



28) 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. PDF. * This article was featured in Nature methods and in Science.


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


26) 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.


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


24) Pruitt J.N., Cote J. and M.C.O. Ferrari. 2012. Condition dependent species interactions: trait variants in a habitat forming species mediate the nature of interactions with and among heterospecifics. Functional Ecology. 26: 29-36. PDF



23) 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. PDF


22) 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. PDF


21) 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. PDF



20) 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. PDF


19) 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. PDF


18) 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. PDF. * This article was featured in Nature.


17) 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. PDF


16) 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. PDF


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


14) 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. PDF


13) 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. PDF



12) 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. PDF


11) 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. PDF



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


9) 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. PDF


8) 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. PDF


7) 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. PDF


6) 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. PDF



5) 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.  PDF


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


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



2) 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.  PDF



1) 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. PDF



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