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Sebastien J. Puechmaille, University of Montpellier

I am an evolutionary biologist with a strong background in ecology, population genetics and phylogenetics. However, my research is founded on an integrative approach combining molecular, morphological, ecological and behavioural data with modelling techniques, and aims to disentangle factors involved in speciation as well as those shaping species distributions through time and space. My work ranges from:

  • elucidating the proximate and ultimate causes of speciation and the interplay between natural and sexual selection
  • studies on species distributions and population dynamics (e.g. range shifts/contractions/expansions)
  • investigations into current population structure in relation to habitat and climatic environment
  • predictions about the impact that current/future change (e.g. climate change, invasive species, habitat change) will have on species ranges, genetic diversity, connectivity between populations and diseases
  • studies on host-pathogen interactions with particular attention to pathogen's reservoirs, modes of infection, and transmission and their impact on host fitness

Journal articles47 documents

  • Emma Teeling, Sonja Vernes, Liliana Dávalos, David Ray, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, et al.. Bat Biology, Genomes, and the Bat1K Project: To Generate Chromosome-Level Genomes for All Living Bat Species. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 2018, 6 (1), pp.23 - 46. ⟨10.1146/annurev-animal-022516-022811⟩. ⟨hal-01872430⟩
  • Marcus Fritze, Sébastien Puechmaille. Identifying unusual mortality events in bats: a baseline for bat hibernation monitoring and white-nose syndrome research. Mammal Review, Wiley, 2018, 48 (3), pp.224 - 228. ⟨10.1111/mam.12122⟩. ⟨hal-01872383⟩
  • Nicole Foley, Graham Hughes, Zixia Huang, Michael Clarke, David Jebb, et al.. Growing old, yet staying young: The role of telomeres in bats' exceptional longevity. Science Advances , American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018, 4 (2), pp.eaao0926. ⟨10.1126/sciadv.aao0926⟩. ⟨hal-01872421⟩
  • Diane Zarzoso-Lacoste, Pierre-Loup Jan, Lisa Lehnen, Thomas Girard, Anne-Laure Besnard, et al.. Combining noninvasive genetics and a new mammalian sex-linked marker provides new tools to investigate population size, structure and individual behaviour An application to bats. Molecular Ecology Resources, Wiley/Blackwell, 2018, 18 (2), pp.217-228. ⟨10.1111/1755-0998.12727⟩. ⟨hal-01769650⟩
  • Fabien Claireau, Yves Bas, Sébastien Puechmaille, Jean-François Julien, Benjamin Allegrini, et al.. Bat overpasses: An insufficient solution to restore habitat connectivity across roads. Journal of Applied Ecology, Wiley, 2018, ⟨10.1111/1365-2664.13288⟩. ⟨hal-01928235⟩
  • Lisa Lehnen, Wigbert Schorcht, Inken Karst, Martin Biedermann, Gerald Kerth, et al.. Using Approximate Bayesian Computation to infer sex ratios from acoustic data. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2018, 13 (6), pp.e0199428. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0199428⟩. ⟨hal-01872379⟩
  • David Jebb, Nicole Foley, Conor Whelan, Frédéric Touzalin, Sébastien Puechmaille, et al.. Population level mitogenomics of long-lived bats reveals dynamic heteroplasmy and challenges the Free Radical Theory of Ageing. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2018, 8 (1), pp.13634. ⟨10.1038/s41598-018-31093-2⟩. ⟨hal-01875757⟩
  • Graham Hughes, John Leech, Sébastien Puechmaille, Jose Lopez, Emma Teeling. Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity?. PeerJ, PeerJ, 2018, 6, pp.e4174. ⟨10.7717/peerj.4174⟩. ⟨hal-01872469⟩
  • Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Sébastien Puechmaille, Laure Diancourt, Mathias Vandenbogaert, Jordi Serra-Cobo, et al.. Large-vessel involvement and aortic dilation in giant-cell arteritis. A multicenter study of 549 patients. Autoimmunity Reviews, Elsevier, 2018, 17 (4), pp.391-398. ⟨10.1016/j.autrev.2017.11.029⟩. ⟨hal-02263732⟩
  • Martin Unterseher, Samantha Karunarathna, García Roberto Cruz, Nikki Dagamac, Mathilde Dahl, et al.. Mycobiomes of sympatric Amorphophallus albispathus (Araceae) and Camellia sinensis (Theaceae) – a case study reveals clear tissue preferences and differences in diversity and composition. Mycological Progress, Springer Verlag, 2018, 17 (4), pp.489-500. ⟨10.1007/s11557-018-1375-8⟩. ⟨hal-01872450⟩
  • Serena Dool, Andrea Altewischer, Nicola Fischer, Kevin Drees, Jeffrey Foster, et al.. Mating type determination within a microsatellite multiplex for the fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose disease in bats. Conservation Genetics Resources, Springer, 2018, ⟨10.1007/s12686-018-1064-6⟩. ⟨hal-01882914⟩
  • Tanja Halczok, Stefan Brändel, Victoria Flores, Marco Tschapka, Rachel Page, et al.. Male-biased dispersal and the potential impact of human-induced habitat modifications on the Neotropical bat Trachops cirrhosus. Ecology and Evolution, Wiley Open Access, 2018, 8 (12), pp.6065-6080. ⟨10.1002/ece3.4161⟩. ⟨hal-01872395⟩
  • Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Sébastien Puechmaille, Laure Diancourt, Mathias Vandenbogaert, Jordi Serra-Cobo, et al.. SARS-CoV related Betacoronavirus and diverse Alphacoronavirus members found in western old-world. Virology, Elsevier, 2018, 517, pp.88 - 97. ⟨10.1016/j.virol.2018.01.014⟩. ⟨hal-01872415⟩
  • Nicole Foley, Steve Goodman, Conor Whelan, Sébastien Puechmaille, Emma Teeling. Towards Navigating the Minotaur's Labyrinth: Cryptic Diversity and Taxonomic Revision within the Speciose Genus Hipposideros (Hipposideridae). Acta Chiropterologica, 2017, 19 (1), pp.1 - 18. ⟨10.3161/15081109ACC2017.19.1.001⟩. ⟨hal-01872664⟩
  • Joanna Kapcprzyk, Graham Hughes, Eva Palsson-Mcdermott, Susan Quinn, Sébastien Puechmaille, et al.. A Potent Anti-Inflammatory Response in Bat Macrophages May Be Linked to Extended Longevity and Viral Tolerance. Acta Chiropterologica, 2017, 19 (2), pp.219 - 228. ⟨10.3161/15081109ACC2017.19.2.001⟩. ⟨hal-01872556⟩
  • Kevin Drees, Jeffrey Lorch, Sébastien Puechmaille, Katy Parise, Gudrun Wibbelt, et al.. Phylogenetics of a Fungal Invasion: Origins and Widespread Dispersal of White-Nose Syndrome. mBio, American Society for Microbiology, 2017, 8 (6), pp.e01941-17. ⟨10.1128/mBio.01941-17⟩. ⟨hal-01872542⟩
  • Pierre-Loup Jan, Olivier Farcy, Josselin Boireau, Erwan Le Texier, Alice Baudoin, et al.. Which temporal resolution to consider when investigating the impact of climatic data on population dynamics? The case of the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). Oecologia, Springer Verlag, 2017, 184 (4), pp.749-761. ⟨10.1007/s00442-017-3901-9⟩. ⟨hal-01580367⟩
  • Michael G. Schöner, Caroline Schöner, Rebecca Ermisch, Sébastien Puechmaille, T. Ulmar Grafe, et al.. Stabilization of a bat-pitcher plant mutualism. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2017, 7 (1), pp.13170. ⟨10.1038/s41598-017-13535-5⟩. ⟨hal-01872563⟩
  • Veronika Zeus, Sébastien Puechmaille, Gerald Kerth. Conspecific and heterospecific social groups affect each other's resource use: a study on roost sharing among bat colonies. Animal Behaviour, Elsevier Masson, 2017, 123, pp.329-338. ⟨10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.11.015⟩. ⟨hal-01872673⟩
  • Tanja Halczok, Kerstin Fischer, Robert Gierke, V Zeus, F Meier, et al.. Evidence for genetic variation in Natterer’s bats (Myotis nattereri) across three regions in Germany but no evidence for co-variation with their associated astroviruses. BMC Evolutionary Biology, BioMed Central, 2017, 17 (1), pp.5. ⟨10.1186/s12862-016-0856-0⟩. ⟨hal-01872669⟩
  • Kevin Drees, Katy Parise, Stephanie Rivas, Lindsey Felton, Sébastien Puechmaille, et al.. Characterization of Microsatellites in Pseudogymnoascus destructans for White-nose Syndrome Genetic Analysis. Journal of wildlife diseases, Wildlife Disease Association, 2017, 53 (4), pp.869 - 874. ⟨10.7589/2016-09-217⟩. ⟨hal-01872662⟩
  • David Jebb, Nicole Foley, Sébastien Puechmaille, Emma Teeling. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Greater Mouse-Eared bat, Myotis myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, Taylor and Francis, 2017, 28 (3), pp.347 - 349. ⟨10.3109/19401736.2015.1122775⟩. ⟨hal-01872678⟩
  • Serena Dool, Sébastien Puechmaille, C Kelleher, K Mcaney, Emma Teeling. The Effects of Human-Mediated Habitat Fragmentation on a Sedentary Woodland-Associated Species ( Rhinolophus hipposideros ) at Its Range Margin. Acta Chiropterologica, 2016, 18 (2), pp.377 - 393. ⟨10.3161/15081109ACC2016.18.2.006⟩. ⟨hal-01872686⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille. The program STRUCTURE does not reliably recover the correct population structure when sampling is uneven: subsampling and new estimators alleviate the problem. Molecular Ecology Resources, Wiley/Blackwell, 2016, 16 (3), pp.608 - 627. ⟨10.1111/1755-0998.12512⟩. ⟨hal-01872713⟩
  • V Zamora-Gutierrez, C Lopez-Gonzalez, M. Cristina Macswiney Gonzalez, B Fenton, G Jones, et al.. Acoustic identification of Mexican bats based on taxonomic and ecological constraints on call design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Wiley, 2016, 7 (9), pp.1082-1091. ⟨10.1111/2041-210x.12556⟩. ⟨hal-01872710⟩
  • Z Huang, Aurore Gallot, Nga Lao, Sébastien Puechmaille, Nicole Foley, et al.. A nonlethal sampling method to obtain, generate and assemble whole blood transcriptomes from small, wild mammals. Molecular Ecology Resources, Wiley/Blackwell, 2016, 16 (1), pp.150 - 162. ⟨10.1111/1755-0998.12447⟩. ⟨hal-01872721⟩
  • David Orr, Emma Teeling, Sébastien Puechmaille, J Finarelli. Patterns of orofacial clefting in the facial morphology of bats: a possible naturally occurring model of cleft palate. Journal of Anatomy, Wiley, 2016, 229 (5), pp.657 - 672. ⟨10.1111/joa.12510⟩. ⟨hal-01872690⟩
  • Serena Dool, Colin F. J. O’donnell, Joanne Monks, Sébastien Puechmaille, Gerald Kerth. Phylogeographic-based conservation implications for the New Zealand long-tailed bat, (Chalinolobus tuberculatus): identification of a single ESU and a candidate population for genetic rescue. Conservation Genetics, Springer Verlag, 2016, 17 (5), pp.1067-1079. ⟨10.1007/s10592-016-0844-3⟩. ⟨hal-01872700⟩
  • S Dool, Sébastien Puechmaille, N Foley, B Allegrini, A Bastian, et al.. Nuclear introns outperform mitochondrial DNA in inter-specific phylogenetic reconstruction: Lessons from horseshoe bats (Rhinolophidae: Chiroptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Elsevier, 2016, 97, pp.196 - 212. ⟨10.1016/j.ympev.2016.01.003⟩. ⟨hal-01872716⟩
  • R Bilgin, K Gürün, H Rebelo, Sébastien Puechmaille, Ö Maraci, et al.. Circum-Mediterranean phylogeography of a bat coupled with past environmental niche modeling: A new paradigm for the recolonization of Europe?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Elsevier, 2016, 99, pp.323-336. ⟨10.1016/j.ympev.2016.03.024⟩. ⟨hal-01872707⟩
  • W Frick, Sébastien Puechmaille, J Hoyt, B Nickel, K Langwig, et al.. Disease alters macroecological patterns of North American bats. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Wiley, 2015, 24 (7), pp.741 - 749. ⟨10.1111/geb.12290⟩. ⟨hal-01872743⟩
  • M Schöner, C Schöner, R Simon, U Grafe, Sébastien Puechmaille, et al.. Bats Are Acoustically Attracted to Mutualistic Carnivorous Plants. Current Biology - CB, Elsevier, 2015, 25 (14), pp.1911 - 1916. ⟨10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.054⟩. ⟨hal-01872727⟩
  • Stefania Leopardi, Damer Blake, Sébastien Puechmaille. White-Nose Syndrome fungus introduced from Europe to North America. Current Biology - CB, Elsevier, 2015, 25 (6), pp.R217 - R219. ⟨10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.047⟩. ⟨hal-01872731⟩
  • N Foley, V Thong, P Soisook, S Goodman, K Armstrong, et al.. How and Why Overcome the Impediments to Resolution: Lessons from rhinolophid and hipposiderid Bats. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2015, 32 (2), pp.313 - 333. ⟨10.1093/molbev/msu329⟩. ⟨hal-01872769⟩
  • Eric Petit, Sebastien J. Puechmaille. Will reduced host connectivity curb the spread of a devastating epidemic?. Molecular Ecology, Wiley, 2015, 24 (22), pp.5491-5494. ⟨10.1111/mec.13406⟩. ⟨hal-01250498⟩
  • E Boston, Sébastien Puechmaille, F Clissmann, E Teeling. Further Evidence for Cryptic North-Western Refugia in Europe? Mitochondrial Phylogeography of the Sibling Species Pipistrellus pipistrellus and Pipistrellus pygmaeus. Acta Chiropterologica, 2014, 16 (2), pp.263 - 277. ⟨10.3161/150811014X687233⟩. ⟨hal-01872771⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille, B Allegrini, P Benda, K Gürün, J Šrámek, et al.. A new species of the Miniopterus schreibersii species complex (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from the Maghreb Region, North Africa. Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2014, 3794 (1), pp.108-124. ⟨10.11646/zootaxa.3794.1.4⟩. ⟨hal-01872791⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille, I Borissov, S Zsebok, B Allegrini, M Hizem, et al.. Female Mate Choice Can Drive the Evolution of High Frequency Echolocation in Bats: A Case Study with Rhinolophus mehelyi. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2014, 9 (7), pp.e103452. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0103452⟩. ⟨hal-01872778⟩
  • O Razgour, H Rebelo, Sébastien Puechmaille, J Juste, C Ibáñez, et al.. Scale-dependent effects of landscape variables on gene flow and population structure in bats. Diversity and Distributions, Wiley, 2014, 20 (10), pp.1173 - 1185. ⟨10.1111/ddi.12200⟩. ⟨hal-01872786⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille, Emma Teeling. Non-invasive genetics can help find rare species: a case study with Rhinolophus mehelyi and R. euryale (Rhinolophidae: Chiroptera) in Western Europe. Mammalia, De Gruyter, 2014, 78 (2), ⟨10.1515/mammalia-2013-0040⟩. ⟨hal-01872797⟩
  • Serena E. Dool, Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Christian Dietz, Javier Juste, Carlos Ibanez, et al.. Phylogeography and postglacial recolonization of Europe by Rhinolophus hipposideros: evidence from multiple genetic markers. Molecular Ecology, Wiley, 2013, 22 (15), pp.4055-4070. ⟨10.1111/mec.12373⟩. ⟨hal-00861038⟩
  • Vu Dinh, Christian Dietz, Annette Denzinger, Paul J. Bates, Sébastien Puechmaille, et al.. Resolving a mammal mystery: the identity of Paracoelops megalotis (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae). Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2012, 3505, pp.75-85. ⟨mnhn-02103442⟩
  • Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Piyathip Piyapan, Medhi Yokubol, Khin Mie Mie, et al.. The evolution of sensory divergence in the context of limited gene fl ow in the bumblebee bat. Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, 2011, 2, pp.573. ⟨10.1038/ncomms1582⟩. ⟨hal-00671094⟩
  • Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Eric J. Petit. Good DNA from bat droppings.. Acta Chiropterologica, 2007, 9 (1), pp.269-276. ⟨hal-00476209⟩
  • Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Eric J. Petit. Empirical evaluation of noninvasive capture-mark-recapture estimate of population size based on a single sampling session.. Journal of Applied Ecology, Wiley, 2007, 44 (4), pp.843-852. ⟨hal-00476208⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille, Eric J. Petit. Empirical evaluation of non-invasive capture-mark-recapture estimation of population size based on a single sampling session. Journal of Applied Ecology, Wiley, 2007, 44 (4), pp.1062-73. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01321.x⟩. ⟨hal-01346470⟩
  • Sébastien Puechmaille, Grégory Mathy, Eric J. Petit. Characterization of 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros (Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera). Molecular Ecology Notes, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005, 5 (4), ⟨10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01123.x⟩. ⟨hal-01346219⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Winifred Frick, Sébastien Puechmaille, Craig Willis. White-nose syndrome in bats. Voigt Christian; Kingston Tigga. Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of bats in a changing world, Springer, pp.245-262, 2016, 978-3-319-25218-6. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_9⟩. ⟨hal-01872828⟩