My topics of interests presently include:

- Local adaptation at small spatial scales

- Adaptive and non-adaptive responses to climate change

- Evolutionary importance of extreme climatic events

- Adaptation to urban habitats

- Sexual selection and evolution of sexual ornaments

- Natural selection and microevolution in natural populations

- Spatio-temporal fluctuations in natural selection

- Evolutionary ecology of bird personality

- Evolutionary constraints and multivariate quantitative genetics

- Ecological genomics

 Male mute swans Cygnus olor in a territorial fight


I am part of the group 'Génétique et Ecologie Evolutive' in the CEFE. Below my closest collaborators:


Charles Perrier (2015-2017)

Boris Delahaie (2015-2017)


PhD students

   Gabrielle Dubuc-Messier (2012-2017) - cosupervision with Denis Réale
   Pascal Marrot (2012-2016) - cosupervision with Dany Garant
   Virginie Demeyrier (2014-2016) - cosupervision with Arnaud Grégoire

   Suzanne Bonamour du Tartre (2016-2018) - cosupervision with Céline Teplistky & Luis Miguel Chevin

   Olivier Bastianelli (2016-2018) - cosupervision with Alexandre Robert


   Suzanne Bonamour (2016) - cosupervision with Céline Teplitsky, Luis Miguel Chevin & Pierre-André Crochet

   Aude Caizergues (2016) – cosupervision with Arnaud Grégoire

   Ana Lozano (2015-2016) - cosupervision with Charles Perrier



Past students

Mélody Porlier (PhD:2009-2012) - cosupervision with Dany Garant

Coline Arnaud (PhD:2009-2012) - cosupervision with Steve Dobson

Nicolas Rode (PhD:2008-2012) - cosupervision with Thomas Lenormand

Charlène Ruppli (Master 2007-2008) – presently PhD student with Alexandre Roulin

Mandy Thion (Master 2012) - cosupervision with Claire Doutrelant

 Pauline Beis (Master 2012) - cosupervision with Olivier Gimenez


 Past postdocs

Marta Szulkin (2012-2015)

Jeff Lane (2010-2011) - collaboration with Steve Dobson

Josh Auld (2008-2009) – collaboration with Patrice David


External collaborators

Dany Garant , Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Denis Réale , Université du Québec à Montréal

Ben Sheldon , Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Chris Perrins, Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Peter Becker & Sandra Bouwhuis, Institute of Avian Research 'Vogelwarte Helgoland', Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Alexandre Robert , CESCO, MNHN, Paris 


2015. Pascal, Marta, Boris, Christophe, Anne, Simon, Céline, Raphaelle and Charles. Our Pirio team!

2013. Anne, Claire, Amélie, Gab, Pablo, Virginie, Arnaud, Marcel,
an almost complete tit group (missing Pascal in Canada)
Chêne blanc Quercus dor & Chêne vert Quercus ilex en Mars (Corse)