Recent publications

2019, 2020 and in press

Gamble, A., Weimerskirch, H. & Boulinier, T. 2020. Seabirds blinded by ticks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (EcoPics), in press.

Gamble, A., Bazire, R., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Jaeger, A., Gantelet, H., Thibault, E., Lebarbenchon, C., Lagadec, E., Tortosa, P., Weimerskirch, H., Thiebot, J.-B., Garnier, R., Tornos, J. & Boulinier, T. 2020 Predator and scavenger movements among and within endangered seabird colonies: opportunities for pathogen spread. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 367-378.

Gamble, A., Garnier, R., Chambert, T., Gimenez, O. & Boulinier, T. 2019. Next generation serology: integrating cross-sectional and capture-recapture approaches to infer disease dynamics. Ecology 101: e02923.

Sanz-Aguilar, A., Payo-Payo, A., Rotger, A., Moutailler, S., Igual, J.M., Miranda, M.A., Torres, M., Picorelli, V., Gamble, A. & Boulinier, T. 2019. Infestation of small seabirds by Ornithodoros maritimus ticks: effects on chick body condition, reproduction and associated infectious agents. Tick and tick-borne diseases 11: 101281.

Ayadi, T., Hammouda, A., Beck, C., Boulinier, T., Lecollinet, S. & Selmi, S. 2019. Flaviviruses in migratory passerines during spring stopover in a desert oasis. Zoonoses and Public Health 66: 495-503.

Gamble A., Garnier R., Jaeger A., Thibault E., Gantelet H., Tortosa P., Bourret V., Thiebot J.-B., Delord K., Weimerskirch H., Tornos J., Barbraud C. & Boulinier T. 2019. Exposure of albatrosses to the avian cholera agent leads to a short-lived immune response: implications for disease surveillance and management. Oecologia 189: 939-949.

Gamble, A., Ramos, R., Rarra-Torres, Y., Mercier, A., Galal, L., Pearce-Duvet, J., Villena, I., Montalvo, T., González-Solís, J., Hammouda, A., Oro, D., Selmi, S. & Boulinier, T. 2019. Exposure of yellow-legged gulls to Toxoplasma gondii along the Western Mediterranean coasts: tales from a sentinel. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 8: 221-228.


Ponchon, A., Choquet, R., Tornos, J., McCoy, K.D., Tveraa, T. & Boulinier, T. 2018. Survival estimates strongly depend on capture-recapture designs in a disturbed environment inducing dispersal. Ecography 41: 2055-2066.

Bourret, V., Gamble, A., Tornos, J., Jaeger, A., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Tortosa, P., Kada, K., Thiebot, J.-B., Thibault, E., Gantelet, H., Weimerskirch, H., Garnier, R. & Boulinier T. 2018. Vaccination protects endangered albatross chicks against avian cholera. Conservation Letters 11: e12443.

Jaeger, A., Lebarbenchon, C., Bourret, V., Bastien, M., Lagadec, E., Thiebot, J.-B., Boulinier, T., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Marteau, C., Dellagi, K., Tortosa, P. & Weimerskirch, H. 2018. Avian cholera outbreaks threaten seabird species on Amsterdam Island. PLOS One 13: e0197291.

Ayadi, T., Selmi, S., Hammouda, A., Reis, S., Boulinier, T. & Loiseau, C. 2018 Diversity, prevalence and host specificity of avian parasites in southern Tunisian oases. Parasitology, 145: 971-978.


Garnier, R., Ramos, R., Sanz-Aguilar, A., Poisbleau, M., Weimerskirch, H., Burthe, S., Tornos, J. & Boulinier, T. 2017. Interpreting ELISA analyses from wild animal samples: some recurrent issues and solutions. Functional Ecology 31: 2255–2262.

Ayadi, T., Hammouda, A., Poux, A., Boulinier, T., Lecollinet, S. & Selmi, S. 2017. Evidence of exposure of laughing doves (Spilopelia senegalensis) to West Nile and Usutu viruses in southern Tunisian oases. Epidemiology & Infection 145: 2808-2816.

Kada, S., McCoy, K.D. & Boulinier, T. 2017. Impact of life stage-dependent dispersal on the colonization dynamics of host patches by ticks and tick-borne infectious agents. Parasites and Vectors 10: 375.

Holveck, M.-J., Grégoire, A., Guerreiro, R., Staszewski, V., Boulinier, T., Gomez, D. & Doutrelant, C. 2017. Kittiwake eggs viewed by conspecifics and predators: implications for colour signal evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 301-312.

Bogdanova, M.I., Butler, A., Wanless, S., Moe, B., Anker-Nilssen, T., Frederiksen, M., Boulinier, T.,  Chivers, L.S., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Descamps, S., Harris, M.P., Newell, M., Olsen, B., Phillips, R.A., Shaw, D., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Thórarinsson, T.L. & Daunt, F. 2017. Multi-colony tracking reveals spatio-temporal variation in carry-over effects between breeding success and winter movements in a pelagic seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 578: 167–181.

Ponchon, A., Iliszko, L., Grémillet, D., Tveraa, T. & Boulinier, T. 2017. Intense prospecting movements of failed breeders nesting in an unsuccessful breeding subcolony. Animal Behaviour 124:183-191.


Boulinier, T., Kada, S., Ponchon, A., Dupraz, M., Dietrich, M., Gamble, A., Bourret, V., Duriez, O., Bazire, R., Tornos, J., Tveraa, T., Chambert, T., Garnier, R. & McCoy, K.D. 2016. Migration, prospecting, dispersal? What host movement matters for infectious agent circulation? Integrative and Comparative Biology 56: 330-42.

Dupraz, M., Toty, C., Noël, V., Estrada-Pena, A., Gonzalez-Solis, J., Boulinier, T., Dujardin, J.-P. & McCoy, K.D. 2016. Linking morphometric and genetic divergence with host use in the tick complex, Ornithodoros capensis sensu lato. Infection, Genetics & Evolution 46:12-22.

McCoy, K.D., Dietrich, M., Jaeger, A., Wilkinson, D.A., Bastien, M., Lagadec, E., Boulinier, T., Pascalis, H., Tortosa, P., Le Corre, M., Dellagi, K. & Lebarbenchon, C. 2016. The role of seabirds of the Iles Eparses as reservoirs and disseminators of parasites and pathogens. Acta Oecologica 72: 98-109.


Ponchon, A., Chambert, T., Lobato, E., Tveraa, T., Gremillet, D. & Boulinier, T. 2015. Breeding failure induces large scale prospecting movements in the black-legged kittiwake. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 473: 138-145.

Jaeger, A., Lecollinet, S., Beck, C., Bastien, M., Le Corre, M., Dellagi, K., Pascalis, H., Boulinier, T., & Lebarbenchon, C. 2015. Serological evidence for the circulation of flaviviruses in seabird populations of the western Indian Ocean. Epidemiology and Infection 144: 652-660.

Lebarbenchon, C., Jaeger, A., Feare, C., Bastien, M., Dietrich, M., Larose, C., Lagadec, E., Rocamora, G., Shah, N., Pascalis, H., Boulinier, T., Le Corre, M., Stallknecht, D.E. & Dellagi, K. 2015. Influenza A Virus on oceanic islands: host and viral diversity in seabirds in the Western Indian Ocean. PLoS Pathogens 11: e1004925.

Arnal, A.*, Vittecoq, M.*, Pearce-Duvet, J., Gauthier-Clerc, M., Boulinier, T. & Jourdain, E. 2015. Laridae: A neglected reservoir that could play a major role in avian influenza virus epidemiological dynamics. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 41: 508-19 doi:10.3109/1040841X.2013.870967.     (*: equal contribution)

Ponchon, A., Garnier, R., Gremillet, D. & Boulinier, T. 2015. Predicting population responses to environmental change: the importance of considering informed dispersal strategies in spatially structured population models. Diversity & Distributions 21: 88-100.


Ramos, R., Garnier, R., Gonzalez-Solis, J. & Boulinier, T. 2014. Long antibody persistence and transgenerational transfer of immunity in a long-lived vertebrate. The American Naturalist 184: 764-776.

Hammouda, A., Pearce-Duvet, J., Boulinier, T. & Selmi, S. 2014. Egg sampling as a possible alternative to blood sampling when monitoring the exposure of yellow-legged gulls (Larus michahellis) to avian influenza viruses. Avian Pathology 43: 547-51.

Dietrich, M., Kempf, F., Boulinier, T. & McCoy, K.D. 2014. Tracing the colonisation and diversification of the worldwide seabird ectoparasite Ixodes uriae. Molecular Ecology 23: 3292-3305.

Miguel, E., Boulinier, T., de Garine-Wichatitsky, M., Caron, A., Fritz, H. &  Grosbois, V. 2014. Characterising African tick communities at a wild-domestic interface using repeated sampling protocols and models. Acta Tropica 138: 5-14.

Reiertsein, T.K., Erikstad, K.E., Anker-Nielssen, T., Barrett, R.T., Boulinier, T., Frederiksen, M., Gonzalès-Solís, J., Grémillet, D., Johns, D., Moe, B., Ponchon, A., Sandvik, H., Sker-Maruitzen, M. & Yoccoz, N.G. 2014. Prey density in non-breeding areas affect adult survival of black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla. Marine Ecology Progress Series 509:289-302.

Arnal*, A., Gómez-Díaz, E.*, Cerdà-Cuéllar, M., Lecollinet, S., Pearce-Duvet, J., Busquets, N., García-Bocanegra, I., Pagès, N., Vittecoq, M., Hammouda, A., Samraoui, B., Garnier, R., Ramos, R., Selmi, S., González-Solís, J., Jourdain, E. & Boulinier, T. 2014. Circulation of a Meaban-like virus in yellow-legged gulls and seabird ticks in the western Mediterranean Basin. PLOS One 9: e89601.    (*: equal contribution)

Dietrich, M., Lobato, E., Boulinier, T.  & McCoy, K.D. 2014. An experimental test of host specialisation in a ubiquitous polar parasite: a role for adapation? Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 576–587.

Garnier, R., Gandon, S., Harding, K.C. & Boulinier, T. 2014. Length of intervals between epidemics: evaluating the influence of maternal transfer of immunity. Ecology & Evolution 4: 568–575.

Ponchon, A., Grémillet, D., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Erikstad, K.E., Barrett, R.T., Reiertsein, T.K., McCoy, K.D., Tveraa, T. & Boulinier, T. 2014. When things go wrong: intra-season dynamics of breeding failure in a seabird. Ecosphere 5: art4.


Choquet, R., Carrie, C., Chambert, T. & Boulinier, T. 2013. Estimating transitions between states using measurements with imperfect detection: application to serological data. Ecology 94: 2160-2165.

Doutrelant, C., Grégoire, A., Gomez, D., Staszewski, V., Arnoux, E., Tveraa, T., Faivre, B. & Boulinier, T. 2013. Colouration in Atlantic puffins and black legged kittiwakes: monochromatism and links to body condition in both sexes. Journal of Avian Biology 44: 451–460.

Garnier, R., Boulinier, T. & Gandon, S. 2013. Evolution of the temporal persistence of immune protection. Biology Letters 9: 20130017.

Garnier, G., Gandon, S., Chaval, Y., Charbonnel, N. & Boulinier, T. 2013. Evidence of cross-transfer of maternal antibodies through allosuckling in a mammal: potential importance for behavioral ecology. Mammalian Biology78: 361–364.

Ponchon, A., Grémillet, D., Doligez, B., Chambert, T., Tveraa, T., González-Solís, J. & Boulinier, T. 2013. Tracking prospecting movements involved in breeding habitat selection: insights, pitfalls and perspectives. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 143-150.

Midamegbe, A., Grégoire, A., Staszewski, V., Perret, P., Lambrechts, M.M., Boulinier, T. & Doutrelant, C. 2013. Female blue tits with brighter yellow chests transfer more carotenoids to their eggs after an immune challenge. Oecologia 173: 387-97.

Miguel, E., Grosbois, V., Caron, A., Boulinier, T., Fritz, H., Cornelis, D., Foggin, C., Makaya, P.V., Tshabalala, P.T. & De Garine-Wichatitsky, M. Contacts and foot and mouth disease transmission from wild to domestic bovines in Africa. Ecosphere 4: art51.


Chambert, T., Staszewski, V., Lobato, E., Choquet, R., McCoy, K.D., Tveraa, T. & Boulinier T. 2012. Exposure of Black-legged kittiwakes to Lyme disease spirochetes: dynamics of the immune status of adult individuals and effects on their survival. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 986-995.

Chambert, T., Pardo, D., Staszewski, V., McCoy, K.D., Tveraa, T. & Boulinier, T. 2012. Heterogeneity in detection probability along the breeding season in Black-legged kittiwakes: implications for sampling design. Journal of Ornithology 152: 371-380.

Dietrich, M., Kempf, F., Gómez-Díaz, E., Kitaysky, A.S., Hipfner, J.M., Boulinier, T. & McCoy, K.D. 2012. Inter-ocean variation in patterns of host-associated divergence in a seabird ectoparasite. Journal of Biogeography 39: 545-555.

Dietrich, M., Beati, L., Elguero, E., Boulinier, T. & McCoy, K.D. 2012. Body shape evolution in host races of the tick Ixodes uriae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 323–334.

Frederiksen, M., Moe, B., Daunt, F., Phillips, R.A., Barrett, R.T., Bogdanova, M.I., Boulinier, T., Chardine, J.W., Chastel, O., Chivers, L.S., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Clément-Chastel, C., Colhoun, K., Gaston, A.J., González-Solís, J., Goutte, A., Grémillet, D., Guilford, T. Jensen, G.H., Krasnov, Y., Lorentsen, S.-H., Mallory, M.L., Newell, M., Olsen, B., Shaw, D., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Systad, G.H, Thórarinsson, T.L. & Anker-Nilssen, T. Multi-colony tracking reveals the non-breeding distribution of a pelagic seabird on an ocean basin scale. Diversity & Distribution 18: 530-542.

Garnier, R., Boulinier, T. & Gandon, S. 2012. Coevolution between maternal transfer of immunity and other resistance strategies against pathogens. Evolution 66: 3067-3078.

Garnier, R., Ramos, R., Staszewski, V., Militão, T., Lobato, E., González-Solís, J. & Boulinier, T. 2012. Maternal antibody persistence: a neglected life history trait with implications from albatross conservation to comparative immunology. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 279: 2033-2041.

Grémillet, D., Puech, W., Garçon, V., Boulinier, T. & Le Maho, Y. 2012. Robots in Ecology – Welcome to the Machine. Open Ecology Journal 2: 49-57.

Hammouda, A., Selmi, S., Pearce-Duvet, J., Chokri M.A., Arnal, A., Gauthier-Clerc M. & Boulinier T. 2012. Maternal antibody transmission in relation to mother fluctuating asymmetry in a long-lived colonial seabird: the yellow-legged gull Larus michahellis. PLOS One 7: e34966.

Holveck, M.-J., Grégoire, A., Staszewski, V., Guerreiro, R., Perret, P., Boulinier, T. & Doutrelant, C. 2012. Eggshell spottiness reflects maternally transferred antibodies in blue tits. PLOS One 7: e50389.


Gómez-Díaz, E., Boulinier, T., Cornet, M., Ferquel, E., Sertour, N. & McCoy, K.D. 2011. Genetic structure of marine Borrelia garinii and population admixture with the terrestrial cycle of Lyme borreliosis. Environmental Microbiology 13: 2453-67.

González-Solís, J., Smyrli, M., Militão, T., Gremillet, D., Tveraa, T., Phillips, R.A. & Boulinier, T. 2011. Combining stable isotope analyses and geolocation to reveal kittiwake migration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 435: 251-261.

Lobato, E., Pearce, J., Staszewski, V., Gómez-Díaz, E., González-Solís, J.. Kitaysky, A.S., McCoy, K.D. & Boulinier, T. 2011. Species and location effects on the prevalence of antibodies anti Lyme disease Borrelia spirochaetes in seabirds breeding in North Pacific islands. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1521-1527.

Hammouda, A., Pearce-Duvet, J., Chokri, M.A., Arnal, A., Gauthier-Clerc, M., Boulinier, T. & Selmi, S. 2011. Prevalence of Influenza A antibodies in yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) eggs and adults in southern Tunisia. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1583-1590.

Gaillet, G., Guillemain, M., Benmergui, M., Mesleard, F., Boulinier, T., Bienvenu, J., Fritz, H., Broyer, J. 2011. Effects of seasonality, isolation and patch quality for habitat selection processes by Mute swans (Cygnus olor) in a fishpond landscape. Oïkos, 120: 801-812.

Husté, A. & Boulinier, T. 2011. Determinants of bird community composition on patches in the suburbs of Paris, France. Biological Conservation144: 243-252.


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