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26– Laurent E, Schtickzelle N, Jacob S. 2020 Fragmentation mediates thermal habitat choice in ciliate microcosms. Proceedings Roy Soc B. 287, 20192818

25Jacob S, Laurent E, Morel-Journel T, Schtickzelle N. 2020 Fragmentation and the context‐dependence of dispersal syndromes: matrix harshness modifies resident‐disperser phenotypic differences in microcosms. Oikos. 129, 158-169


24– Bestion E, Soriano-Redondo A, Cucherousset J, Jacob S, White J, Zinger L, Fourtune L, Di Gesu L, Teyssier A, Cote J. 2019 Altered trophic interactions in warming climates: consequences of predator diet breadth and fitness. Proceedings Roy Soc B. 286, 20192227

23Bestion E, Cote J, Jacob S, Winandy L, Legrand D. 2019 Habitat fragmentation experiments on arthropods: what to do next. Current Opinion in Insect Science35, 117-122

22– Jacob S, Chaine AS, Huet M, Clobert J, Legrand D. 2019 Variability in dispersal syndromes is a key driver of metapopulation dynamics in experimental microcosms. The American Naturalist194, 613-626

21– Mortier F, Jacob S, Vandegehuchte ML, Bonte D. 2019 Habitat choice stabilizes metapopulation dynamics by enabling ecological specialization. Oikos128, 529-539


20– Jacob S, Laurent E, Haegeman B, Bertrand R, Prunier JG, Legrand D, Cote J, Chaine AS, Loreau M, Clobert J, Schtickzelle N. 2018 Habitat choice meets thermal specialization: competition with specialists may drive suboptimal habitat preferences in generalists. PNAS. 115, 11988-11993

19– Fronhofer E, Legrand D, Altermatt F, Ansart A, Blanchet S, Bonte D, Chaine AS, Dahirel M, De Laender F, De Raedt J, di Gesu L, Jacob S, Kaltz O, Laurent E, Little CJ, Madec L, Manzi F, Masier S, Pellerin F, Pennekamp F, Schtickzelle N, Therry L, Vong A, Winandy L, Cote J. Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups: a coordinated distributed experiment. Nature Ecology and Evolution. in press

18Møller AP et al. 2018. Effects of interspecific co‐existence on laying date and clutch size in two closely related species of hole‐nesting birds. Journal of Animal Ecology. in press

17- Jacob S, Sallé L, Zinger L, Chaine AS, Ducamp C, Boutault L, Russell AF, Heeb P. 2018.  Chemical regulation of body feather microbiota in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology


16-Jacob S, Legrand D, Chaine AS, Bonte D, Schtickzelle N, Huet M, Clobert J. 2017.  Gene flow favours local adaptation under habitat choice in ciliate microcosms. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 269

15- Leclaire S, Jacob S, Greene LK, Dubay GR, Drea CM. 2017. Social odors covary with bacterial community in the anal secretions of wild meerkats. Scientific Reports. 7, 3240

14- Bestion E, Jacob S, Zinger L, Di Gesu L, Richard M, White J, Cote J. 2017. Climate warming reduecs gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 0161

13- Cote J, Bestion E, Jacob S, Travis J, Legrand D, Baguette M. 2017. Evolution of dispersal strategies and dispersal syndromes in fragmented landscapes. Ecography.40, 56-73


12- Jacob S, Wehi P, Clobert J, Legrand D, Schtickzelle N, Huet M, Chaine AS. 2016Cooperation-mediated plasticity in dispersal and colonization. Evolution. 70, 2336-2345.

11- Vaugoyeau M et al. 2016. Intraspecific variation in the relationship between clutch size, laying date and intensity of urbanisation in four species of hole-nesting birds. Ecology and Evolution. 6, 5907-5920.

10- Jacob S, Clobert J, Legrand D, Schtickzelle N, Chaine AS. 2016. Social information in cooperation and dispersal in Tetrahymena. pp 235-252 In Witzany & Nowacki (Eds) Biocommunication of Ciliates. Springer International Publishing


9- Jacob S, Bestion E, Legrand D, Clobert J, Cote J. 2015. Habitat matching and spatial heterogeneity of phenotypes: implications for metapopulation and metacommunity functioning. Evolutionary Ecology. 29, 851-871.

8- Jacob S, Chaine AS, Schtickzelle N, Huet M, Clobert J. 2015. Social information from immigrants: multiple immigrant-based sources of information for dispersal decisions in a ciliate. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84, 1373-1383. Link

7- Jacob S, Parthuisot N, Vallat A, Ramon Portugal F, Helfenstein F, Heeb P. 2015. Microbiome affects egg carotenoid investment, nestling development and adult oxidative costs of reproduction in Great tits. Functional Ecology. 29, 1048-1058. Link


6- Jacob S, Colmas L, Parthuisot N, Heeb P. 2014. Do feather degrading bacteria actually degrade feather colour? No significant effects of plumage microbiome modifications on feather colouration in wild Great tits. Naturwissenschaften. 101, 929-938. Link

5- Møller AP et al. 2014Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology and Evolution. 4, 3583-3595. Link

4- Jacob S, Immer A, Leclaire S, Parthuisot N, Ducamp C, Espinasse G, Heeb P. 2014. Uropygial gland size and composition varies according to experimentally modified microbiome in Great titsBMC Evolutionary Biology. 14: 134.   Link

3- Møller AP et al. 2014. Clutch size variation in Western Palearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5, 353-362.   Link



2- Jacob S, Heeb P. 2013 Mouth color components of begging are dynamic signals of quality in European starling nestlings. Journal of Avian Biology. 44, 39-44.   Link


1- Jacob S, Rieucau G, Heeb P. 2011 Multimodal begging signals reflect independent indices of nestling condition in European starlings. Behavioral Ecology. 22, 1249-1255.    Link



Habitat choice, local adaptation and the dispersal – specialization trade-off. BES Ecology Across Boarders 2017, Ghent, Belgium (Talk)

Gene flow favours local adaptation under habitat choice. ESEB 2017, Groningen, The Netherlands (Talk)

Habitat choice: evolution and eco-evolutionary consequences. Seminar at CEFE Montpellier, France

Phenotypic variability: causes and eco-evolutionary consequences. Seminar at CEFS Toulouse, France


Local adaptation despite gene flow through habitat choice. EVENET 2016, Ghent, Belgium (Talk)

From random dispersal to habitat choice: evidence and implications. Seminar at ELIB UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Local adaptation with gene flow: evolution and consequences of habitat choice. Seminar at SETE Moulis, France


Cooperation mediates density-dependent dispersal and colonization efficiency. ESEB 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland (Poster)

Intra- and interspecific interactions in ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Seminar at CEBC, Chizé, france


Multiple sources of immigrant informed dispersal in a ciliate. Workshop Microcosms & Dispersal, Moulis, France (Talk)

Uropygial gland size and composition varies according to experimentally modified microbiome in Great tits. Signalization, Information and Chemistry 2014, Toulouse, France (Talk)

Host-microbiome interactions in the Great tit. Parus workshop 2014, Moulis, France (Talk)


Microbiome, communication and reproduction: host-microbiome interactions in the Great tit. PhD defence. Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (Talk)

Microbiome mediates oxidative costs of reproduction in great tits. MicrobioToul 2013, Toulouse, France (Talk)

Microbiome mediates oxidative costs of reproduction in great tits. ESEB 2013, Lisbon, Portugal (Talk)


Modification of nest based microbial communities lead to changes in antimicrobial defences in great tits (Parus major). ISBE 2012, Lund, Sweden (Talk)                                                                
(Supported by a ISBE Travel Grant)


Strategic changes of dynamic reflectance components in European starling nestlings. PPD 2011, Toulouse (Talk)

Multimodal begging signals reflect independent indices of nestling conditon in European starlings. ESEB 2011, Tübingen (Talk)
(Supported by a SEVAB Travel Grant)


Multiple begging signals can provide parents with independent informations of nestling conditon in European starlings. SEVAB, Toulouse, France (Poster)
(Award for the best poster)

Multiple begging signals can provide parents with independent informations of nestling conditon in European starlings. JET 2010, Toulouse, France (Talk)