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Profil de Régis CEREGHINO


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Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3
Ecolab bat 4R1
118 route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse cedex 9

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Professeur Classe Exceptionnelle, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III

Directeur Adjoint Ecolab

Service to the profession also includes :

● Associate Editor, International Journal of Limnology (, EDP Sciences (formerly Editor-in-Chief 2003-2015)

● Associate Editor, The Scientific World Journal (

● Editorial Board member, Biological Conservation (

● Scientific Adviser, International Foundation for Science (IFS,, Stockholm, Sweden.

I have also been Guest-Editor for Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (2005), Limnetica (2009), Hydrobiologia (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014)

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My research interests are fairly broad, but revolve around biological interactions and community ecology. I’m interested in how natural environments and anthropogenic perturbations affect networks of biological interactions, community diversity and ecosystem functions. I mostly use aquatic insects as model organisms (in a wide range of freshwater habitat types such as phytotelmata, ponds, or rivers), but I also collaborate on works that deal with fish, terrestrial insects, and plant-insect interactions.

My favourite projects take advantage of a food web that is small and contained (allowing complete sampling of the organisms), widely distributed (allowing to test the generality of results over a broad biogeographic gradient), and viewed by ecologists as a model system for testing ecological theory. Examples of recent studies that make use of tank-bromeliad food webs as model system include the ANR projects Rainwebs (2012-2016) and Resilience (2018-2021), where we study the effects of altered precipitations on ecosystem functions, both during and after drought events .


In Neotropical forests, a substantial fraction of the freshwater available is impounded within the rosettes of tank-bromeliads that form “freshwater islands” in a terrestrial matrix, impounding up to 50,000 liters of water per hectare. Bromeliads are flowering plants represented by 3140 species. Tank-bromeliads collect rainwater and leaf litter, and provide a habitat for aquatic organisms ranging from prokaryotes to invertebrates. The detritus constitutes a source of nutrients for the aquatic food web. Incoming litter is reduced by invertebrate shredders and scrapers, then small particles of organic matter and faeces collect in the plant pools, where particulate organic matter is further processed in the gut of collectors and filterers, and utilized by bacteria and other microorganisms. The bromeliad biota has been exhaustively documented throughout its range, giving us unparalleled insight into how species turnover lead to changes in species traits and ecosystem functioning. This range includes important biogeographic features such as the epicentre of bromeliad radiation (the Guyana Shield), the isolation effects of Caribbean islands, the dispersal barrier of the Andes, and the effects of the Great American Interchange on Central America. We manipulate the small, microbial-faunal food webs inhabiting water-filled bromeliads to determine the role of species interactions in determining ecosystem responses, and we examine the generality of food web responses over large biogeographic gradients.


Vriesea pleiosticha, Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana

Main/Recent publications

in press

Céréghino R., Corbara B., Leroy C., Carrias J.F. 2019. Ecological determinants of community structure across the trophic levels of freshwater food webs: a test using bromeliad phytotelmata. Hydrobiologia 

Marino N.A.C., Céréghino R., Gilbert B., Petermann J., Srivastava D.S., de Omena P.M., Ospina Bautista F., Farjalla V.F., Guzman L.M., Romero G.Q., Trzcinski M.K., Barberis I.M., Corbara B., Debastiani V.J., Dézerald O., Kratina K., Leroy C., MacDonald A.A.M., Montero G., Pillar V.D., Richardson B.A., Richardson M.J., Talaga S., Gonçalves A.Z., Piccoli G.C.O., Jocqué M. 2019. Species niches, not traits, determine abundance and occupancy patterns: a multi-site synthesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Srivastava D.S., Céréghino R., Trzcinski M.K., MacDonald A.A.M., Marino N.A.C., Acosta Mercado D., Leroy C., Corbara B., Romero G.Q., Barberis I.M., Dézerald O., Hammill E., Atwood T.B., Piccoli G.C.O., Farjalla V.F., Ospina Bautista F., Carrias J.F., Leal J.S., Montero G., Antiqueira P.A.P., Freire R., Realpe E., Amundrud S.L., de Omena P.M., Campos A.B.A. 2019. Ecological response to altered rainfall differs over the Neotropics. Ecology (in press)


Céréghino R., Corbara B., Hénaut Y., Bonhomme C., Compin A., Dejean A. 2019. Ant and spider species as surrogates for functional community composition of epiphyte-associated invertebrates. Ecological Indicators 96 : 694-700.


Céréghino R., Pillar V., Srivastava D., de Omena P., MacDonald A.A.M., Barberis I., Corbara B., Guzman M., Leroy C., Ospina Bautista F., Romero G., Trzcinski M.K., Kratina P., Debastiani V.J., Gonçalves A.Z., Marino N.A.C., Farjalla V.F., Richardson B.A., Richardson M.J., Dézerald O., Gilbert B., Petermann J., Talaga S., Piccoli G.C.O., Jocqué M., Montero G. 2018. Constraints on the functional trait space of aquatic invertebrates in bromeliads. Functional Ecology 32: 2435-2447

González A.L., Céréghino R., Dézerald O., Farjalla V.F., Leroy C., Richardson B.A., Richardson M.J., Romero G.Q., Srivastava D.S. Ecological mechanisms and phylogeny shape invertebrate stoichiometry: a test using detritus-based food webs across Central and South America. Functional Ecology 32: 2448-2463

Dézerald O., Srivastava D. Céréghino R. Carrias J.F., Corbara B., Farjalla V., Leroy C., Marino N., Piccoli G., Richardson B., Richardson M., Romero G., González A. 2018. Functional traits and environmental conditions predict community isotopic niches and energy pathways across spatial scales. Functional Ecology 32: 2423-2434

Rodríguez Pérez H., Borrel G., Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Corbara B., Srivastava D., Céréghino R. 2018. Simulated drought regimes reveal community resilience and hydrological thresholds for altered decomposition. Oecologia 187: 267-279.

Dézerald O., Leroy C., Corbara B., Dejean A., Talaga S., Céréghino R. 2018. Tank bromeliads sustain high secondary production in neotropical forests. Aquatic Sciences 80 : 14

Dejean A., Azémar F., Petitclerc F., Delabie J.H.C., Corbara B., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Compin A. Highly modular pattern in ant-plant interactions involving specialized and non-specialized myrmecophytes. The Science of Nature 105 : 43.

García-Rivas M.C., Machkour-M’Rabet S., Pérez-Lachaud G., Schmitter-Soto J.J., Céréghino R., Doneys C., St-Jean N., Hénaut. Y. 2018. Age-dependent strategies related to lionfish activities in the Mexican Caribbean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101 : 563-578.

Hénaut Y., Corbara B., Azémar F., Céréghino R., Dézerald O., Dejean A. 2018. An arboreal spider protects its offspring by diving into the water of tank bromeliads. Comptes Rendus Biologies 341: 196-199


Dézerald O., Leroy C., Corbara B., Dejean A., Talaga S., Céréghino R. 2017. Environmental drivers of invertebrate population dynamics in neotropical tank bromeliads. Freshwater Biology 62 : 229–242

Groc S., Delabie J.H.C., Fernandez F., Petitclerc F., Corbara B., Leponce M., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2017. Litter-dwelling ants as bioindicators to gauge the sustainability of small arboreal monocultures embedded in the Amazonian rainforest. Ecological Indicators 82: 43-49.

Leroy C., Corbara B., Dézerald O., Trzcinski M.K., Carrias J.F., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2017. What drives detrital decomposition in neotropical tank bromeliads? Hydrobiologia 802: 85–95.

Leroy C., Petitclerc F., Orivel J., Corbara B., Carrias J.F., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2017. The influence of light, substrate and seed origin on the germination and establishment of an ant-garden bromeliad. Plant Biology 19 : 70-78.

Pallottini M., Goretti E., Selvaggi R., Cappelletti D., Dedieu N., Céréghino R. 2017. An efficient semi-quantitative macroinvertebrate multimetric index for the assessment of water and sediment contamination in streams. Inland Waters7: 314–322.

Pallottini M., Cappelletti D., Fabrizi A., Gaino E., Goretti E., Selvaggi R. Céréghino R. 2017. Macroinvertebrate functional trait responses to chemical pollution in agricultural-industrial landscapes. River Research and Application 33: 505–513

Talaga S., Dézerald O., Carteron A., Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2017. Urbanization impacts the taxonomic and functional structure of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in a small Neotropical city. Urban Ecosystems 20: 1001–1009.

Talaga S., Petitclerc F., Carrias J.F., Dézerald O., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2017. Environmental drivers of community diversity in a Neotropical urban landscape - a multi-scale analysis. Landscape Ecology 32: 1805–1818.


Talaga S., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2016. Convergent evolution of intraguild predation in phytotelm-breeding mosquitoes. Evolutionary Ecology 30 : 1133-1147

Lehours A.C., Le Jeune A.H., Aguer J.P., Céréghino R., Corbara B., Kéraval B., Leroy C., Perrière F., Jeanthon C., Carrias J.F. 2016. Unexpectedly high bacteriochlorophyll a concentrations in Neotropical tank bromeliads. Environmental Microbiology Reports 8: 689–698.

Trzcinski M.K., Srivastava D.S., Corbara B., Dézerald O., Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2016. The effects of food web structure on ecosystem function exceed those of precipitation. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1147-1160. 

Farjalla V.F., Gonzalez A.L., Céréghino R., Dézerald O., Marino N.A.C., Piccoli G.C.O., Richardson B.A., Richardson M.J., Romero G.Q., Srivastava D.S. 2016. Terrestrial support of aquatic food webs depends on light inputs: a geographically-replicated test using tank bromeliad ecosystems. Ecology 97 : 2147–2156

Dedieu N., Clavier S., Vigouroux R., Cerdan P., Céréghino R. 2016. A multimetric macroinvertebrate index for the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in French Guiana, East-Amazonia. River Research and Applications 32:501-515.

Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Céréghino R., Corbara B. 2016. The contribution of microorganisms and metazoans to mineral nutrition in bromeliads. Journal of Plant Ecology 9: 241-255


Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Céréghino R., Corbara B. 2015. The contribution of microorganisms and metazoans to mineral nutrition in bromeliads. Journal of Plant Ecology 9:241-255

Dejean A., Groc S., Hérault B., Rodriguez-Perez H., Touchard A., Céréghino R., Delabie J.H.C., Corbara B. 2015. Bat aggregation mediates the functional structure of ant assemblages. Comptes Rendus Biologies 338-688-695

Dézerald O., Céréghino R., Corbara B., Dejean A., Leroy C. 2015. Functional trait responses of aquatic macroinvertebrates to simulated drought in a neotropical bromeliad ecosystem. Freshwater Biology 60: 1917-1929.

Talaga S., Dézerald O., Petitclerc F., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2015. Tank bromeliads as natural microcosms: a facultative association with ants influences the aquatic invertebrate community structure. Comptes Rendus Biologies 338:696-700.

Dejean A., Ryder S., Bolton B., Compin A., Leponce M., Azémar F., Céréghino R., Orivel J., Corbara B. 2015. How territoriality and host-tree taxa determine the structure of ant mosaics. Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature DOI: 10.1007/s00114-015-1282-7

Talaga S., Delabie J.H.C., Dézerald O., Salas-Lopez A., Petitclerc F., Leroy C., Hérault B., Céréghino R., Dejean A. 2015. A bromeliad species reveals invasive ant presence in urban areas of French Guiana. Ecological Indicators 58: 1-7

Pallottini M., Goretti E., Gaino E., Selvaggi R., Cappelletti D., Céréghino R. 2015. Invertebrate diversity in relation to chemical pollution in an Umbrian stream system (Italy). Comptes Rendus Biologies 338:511-520.

Dézerald O., Céréghino R., Corbara B., Dejean A., Leroy C. 2015. Temperature:diet interactions affect survival through foraging behavior in a bromeliad-dwelling predator. Biotropica 47-569-578

Dejean A., Céréghino R., Leponce M, Rossi V., Roux O., Compin A., Delabie J.H.C., Corbara B. 2015. The fire antSolenopsis saevissimaand habitat disturbance alter ant communities. Biological Conservation 187: 145-153.

Dejean A. Azémar F., Céréghino R., Leponce M., Corbara B., Compin A., Orivel J. 2015. The dynamics of ant mosaics in tropical rainforests characterized using the Self-Organizing Map algorithm. Insect Science (in press).

Dejean A., Corbara B., Céréghino R., Leponce M., Roux O., Rossi V., Delabie J.H.C., Compin A. 2014. Traits allowing some ant species to nest syntopically with the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima in its native range. Insect Science 22:289-294.

Dedieu N., Clavier S., Vigouroux R., Cerdan P., Céréghino R. 2015. A multimetric macroinvertebrate index for the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in French Guiana, East-Amazonia. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.2874.

Dedieu N., Rhone M., Vigouroux R., Céréghino R. 2015. Assessing the impact of gold mining in headwater streams of Eastern Amazonia using Ephemeroptera assemblages and biological traits. Ecological Indicators 52: 332-340.

Dedieu N., Vigouroux R., Céréghino R. 2015. Invertebrate communities delineate hydro-ecoregions and respond to anthropogenic disturbance in East-Amazonian streams. Hydrobiologia 742: 95-105


Hénaut Y., Corbara B., Pélozuelo L., Azémar F., Céréghino R., Herault B., Dejean A. 2014. A tank bromeliad favors spider presence in a Neotropical inundated forest. Plos One 9(12): e114592.

Dedieu N., Allard L., Vigouroux R., Brosse S., Céréghino R. 2014. Physical habitat and water chemistry changes induced by logging and gold mining in French Guiana streams. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 415, 02

Touron-Poncet H., Bernadet C., Compin A., Bargier N., Céréghino R. 2014. Implementing the Water Framework Directive in overseas Europe: a multimetric macroinvertebrate index for river bioassessment in Caribbean islands. Limnologica 47 : 34-43.

Petit M., Céréghino R., Carrias J.F., Corbara B., Dézerald O., Petitclerc F., Dejean A., Leroy C. 2014. Are ontogenetic shifts in foliar structure and resource acquisition spatially conditioned in tank-bromeliads? Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 175 : 299-312.

Carrias J.F., Céréghino R., Brouard O., Pélozuelo L., Dejean A., Couté A., Corbara B., Leroy C. 2014. Two coexisting tank-bromeliads host distinct algal communities on a tropical inselberg. Plant Biology 16 : 997-1004.

Céréghino R., Boix D., Cauchie H.M., Martens K., Oertli B. 2014. The ecological role of ponds in a changing world. Hydrobiologia 723 : 1-6.

Dézerald O., Talaga S., Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Corbara B., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2013. Environmental determinants of macroinvertebrate diversity in small water bodies: insights from tank-bromeliads. Hydrobiologia 723 : 77-86.


● Bernadou A., Céréghino R., Barcet H., Combe M., Espadaler X., Fourcassié V. 2013. Physical and land-cover variables influence ant functional groups and species diversity along elevational gradients.Landscape Ecology28:1387–1400

● Bernadet C., Touron-Poncet H., Desrosiers C., Compin A., Bargier N., Céréghino R. 2013. Invertebrate distribution patterns and river typology for the implementation of the framework Directive in Martinique, French Lesser Antilles.Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems408 : 01

● Dejean A., Orivel J., Rossi V., Roux O., Lauth J., Malé P.J., Céréghino R., Leroy C. 2013. Predation success by a plant-ant indirectly favours the growth and fitness of its host myrmecophyte.Plos One8(3) : e59405.

● Dézerald O., Leroy C., Corbara B., Carrias J.F., Pelozuelo L., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2013. Food-web structure in relation to environmental gradients and predator-prey ratios in tank-bromeliad ecosystems.Plos One8 (8) : e71735

● Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Corbara B., Pélozuelo L., Dézerald O., Brouard O., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2013. Mutualistic ants contribute to tank-bromeliad nutrition.Annals of Botany112 : 919-926.

● Ricouart F., Céréghino R., Gers C., Winterton P., Legal L. 2013. Influence of fire prevention management strategies on the diversity of butterfly fauna in the eastern Pyrenees.Journal of Insect Conservation17 : 95-111.

● Roux O., Rossi V., Céréghino R., Compin A., Martin J.M., Dejean A. 2013. How to coexist with fire ants: the roles of behaviour and cuticular compounds.Behavioural Processes98 : 57-51

● Si Bachir A., Chenchouni A., Djeddou N., Barbraud C., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2013. Using Self-Organizing Maps to investigate environmental factors regulating colony size and breeding success of the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).Journal of Ornithology154 : 481-489.

● Touron-Poncet H., Bernadet C., Compin A., Bargier N., Céréghino R. 2013. River classification as the basis for freshwater biological assessment in overseas Europe: issues raised from Guadeloupe (French Lesser Antilles).International Review of Hydrobiology98: 34-43.

● Vignati D.A.L., Secrieru D., Bogatova Y.I., Dominik J., Céréghino R., Berlinsky N.A., Oaie G., Szobotka S., Stanica A. 2013. Trace element contamination in the arms of the Danube Delta (Romania/Ukraine): current state of knowledge and future needs.Journal of Environmental Management125 : 169-178.


● Brouard O., Céréghino R., Corbara B., Leroy C., Pelozuelo L., Dejean A., Carrias J.F. 2012. Understory environments influence functional diversity in tank-bromeliad ecosystems.Freshwater Biology57, 815–823.

● Boix D., Biggs J., Céréghino R., Hull A.P., Kalettka T., Oertli B. 2012. Pond research and management in Europe - small is beautiful.Hydrobiologia689 : 1-9.

● Carrias J.F., Brouard O., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Pelozuelo L., Dejean A., Corbara B. 2012. An ant-plant mutualism induces shifts in protist community structure of a tank-bromeliad.Basic and Applied Ecology13 : 698-705.

● Céréghino R., Oertli B., Bazzanti M., Coccia C., Compin A., Biggs J., Bressi N., Grillas P., Hull A., Kalettka T., Scher O. 2012. Biological traits of European pond macroinvertebrates.Hydrobiologia689 : 51-61.

●  Kopp D., Figuerola J., Compin A., Santoul F., Céréghino R. 2012. Local extinction and colonization in native and exotic fish in relation to changes in land-use.Marine and Freshwater Research63 : 175-179.

●  Leroy C., Corbara B., Pelozuelo L., Carrias J.F., Dejean A., Céréghino R.2012. Ant species identity mediates reproductive traits and allocation in an ant-garden bromeliad.Annals of Botany109 :145-152.

●  Chaibi R., Si Bachir A., Chenchouni H. Bouletreau S., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2012.  Effect of large-scale environmental variables and human pressure on distribution patterns of exotic continental fish in east Algeria.Zoology and Ecology 22 : 166-171.

●  SiBachir A., Barbraud, C., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2012. Cattle Egrets Ardea ibis use human-made habitat in a newly colonised area in northern Algeria.Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology83: 51-53.


●  Dejean A., Céréghino R., Carpenter J.M., Corbara B., Herault B., Rossi V., Leponce M., Orivel J., Bonal D. 2011. Climate change impact on Neotropical social wasps.Plos One6(11): e27004.

●  Roux O., Céréghino R., Solano P.J., Dejean A. 2011. Caterpillars and fungal pathogens: two co-occurring parasites of an ant-plant mutualism.PLoS One6(5): e20538.

● Céréghino R., Leroy C., Carrias J.F., Pélozuelo L., Ségura C., Bosc C., Dejean A., Corbara B. 2011. Ant-plant mutualisms promote functional diversity in phytotelm communities.Functional Ecology25 : 954-963.

● Dejean A., Corbara B., Leroy C., Delabie J.H.C., Rossi V., Céréghino R. 2011. Inherited biotic protection in a Neotropical pioneer plant.PloS One6(3) : e18071.

● Brouard O., Lejeune A.H., Leroy C., Céréghino R., Roux O., Pélozuelo L., Dejean A., Corbara B.,  Carrias J.F. 2011. Are algae relevant to the detritus-based food web in tank-bromeliads?PloS One6(5) : e20129.

● Si Bachir A., Ferrah F., Barbraud C., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2011. The recent expansion of an avian invasive species (the Cattle Egret Ardea ibis) in Algeria.Journal of Arid Environments75: 1232-1236.

● Martino A., Syväranta J., Crivelli A., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2011. Is European catfish a threat to eels in Southern France?Aquatic Conservation - Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems21 : 276-281.

● Syväranta J., Martino A., Kopp D., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2011. Freezing and chemical preservatives alter the stable isotope values of carbon and nitrogen of the Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea).Hydrobiologia658 : 383-388


● Céréghino R., Leroy C., Dejean A., Corbara B. 2010. Ants mediate the structure of phytotelm communities in an ant-garden bromeliad.Ecology91: 1549-1556.

● Dejean A., Leroy C., Corbara B., Roux O., Céréghino R., Orivel J., Boulay  R. 2010. Arboreal ants use the "Velcro® principle" to capture very large prey.PloS One5(6) : e11331.

● Revel M., Dejean A., Céréghino R., Roux O. 2010. An assassin among predators: relationships of the ReduviidaeZelus annulosuswith plant-ants and their host myrmecophytes.PloS One5(10) : e13110

● Dejean A., Leroy C., Corbara B., Céréghino R., Roux O., Hérault B., Rossi V., Guerrero R.J., Delabie J.H.C., Orivel J., Boulay R. 2010. A temporary social parasite of tropical plant-ants improves the fitness of a myrmecophyte.Naturwissenschaften97 : 925-934.

● Fabrizi A., Goretti E., Compin A., Céréghino R. 2010. Influence of fish farming on the spatial patterns and biological traits of river invertebrates in an Appenine stream system (Italy).International Review of Hydrobiology4 : 410-427.

● Kopp D., Santoul F.,  Poulet. N, Compin A., Céréghino R. 2010. Patterning the distribution of threatened crayfish and their exotic analogues using self-organising maps.Environmental Conservation34 : 147-154.

● Miracle M.R., Oertli B., Céréghino R., Hull A. 2010. Conservation of European ponds - current knowledge and future needs.Limnetica29: 1-8.

● Oertli B., Céréghino R., Biggs J., Declerck S., Hull A., Miracle R.M. (Eds). 2010. Pond conservation in Europe. Developments in Hydrobiology Series. Springer Science + Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

● Syväranta J., Cucherousset J., Kopp D., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2010. Dietary breadth and trophic position of introduced European catfish (Silurus glanis) in the River Tarn (River Garonne basin), Southwest France.Aquatic Biology8: 137-144.


● Brown L., Céréghino R., Compin A. 2009. Endemic freshwater invertebrates from southern France: diversity, distribution and conservation implications.Biological Conservation142: 2613‐2619.

● Céréghino R., Park Y.S. 2009. Review of the self‐organizing map (SOM) approach in water resources: commentary.Environmental Modelling and Software24: 945‐947.

● Corbara B., Carpenter J.M., Céréghino R., Gibernau M., Leponce M., Orivel J., Dejean A. 2009. Diversity and nest site selection of social wasps along Guianese forest edges: assessing the influence of arboreal ants.Comptes Rendus Biologies332 : 470‐479.

● Dauta A., Céréghino R., Coynel A., Dauba F., Delmas F., Dutartre A., Etcheber H., Gonthier P., Joachim J., Lim P., Probst A., Sanchez‐Perez J., Sauvage S., Tabacchi E., Vervier. 2009. The Adour‐Garonne Basin. In: Rivers of Europe. Tockner K., Uehlinger U., Robinson C. (eds). Elsevier, London, pp 182‐198.

● Delabie J.H.C., Céréghino R., Groc S., Dejean An., Gibernau M., Corbara B., Dejean A. 2009. Ants as biological indicators of Wayana Amerindians land use in French Guiana.ComptesRendus Biologies332 : 673–684.

● Jabiol J., Corbara B., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2009. Structure of aquatic insect communities in tank‐bromeliads in a East‐Amazonian rainforest in French Guiana.Forest Ecology andManagement257: 351‐360.

● Kopp D., Cucherousset J., Syväranta J., Martino A., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2009. Trophic ecology of the pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) in its introduced areas: a stable isotope approach in southwestern France.Comptes Rendus Biologies332 : 741‐746.

● Kopp D., Syväranta J., Figuerola J. Compin A., Santoul F., Céréghino R. 2009. Environmental effect related to the local absence of exotic fish.Biological Conservation142 : 3207-3212.

● Leroy C., Corbara B., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2009. Ants mediate foliar structure and nitrogen acquisition in a tank‐bromeliad.New Phytologist183: 1124‐1133.

● Leroy C., Corbara B., Dejean A., Céréghino R. 2009. Potential sources of nitrogen in an ant-garden tank-bromeliad.Plant Signaling & Behavior4 : 1-3.

● Leroy C., Guéroult M., Wahyuni N.S., Escoute J., Céréghino R., Sabatier S., Auclair D. 2009. Morphogenetic trends in morphological, optical, biochemical features of phyllodes inAcaciamangiumWilld (Mimosaceae).Trees – Structure and Function23 : 37‐49.

● Oertli B., Céréghino R., Hull A., Miracle R. 2009. Pond Conservation: from science to practice.Hydrobiologia634: 1‐9.

● Santoul F., Gaujard A., Angélibert S., Mastrorillo S., Céréghino R. 2009. Gravel pits support waterbird diversity in an urban landscape.Hydrobiologia634: 107–114.

● Syväranta J., Cucherousset J., Kopp D., Martino A., Céréghino R., Santoul F. 2009. Contribution of anadromous fish to the diet of European catfish in a large river system.Naturwissenschaften96: 631–635.


● Céréghino R., Biggs J., Oertli B., Declerck S. 2008. The ecology of European ponds: defining the characteristics of a neglected freshwater habitat.Hydrobiologia597: 1‐6.

● Céréghino R., Ruggiero A., Marty P., Angélibert S. 2008. Biodiversity and distribution patterns of freshwater invertebrates in farm ponds of a southwestern French agricultural landscape.Hydrobiologia597: 43‐51.

● Céréghino R., Ruggiero A., Marty P., Angélibert S. 2008. Influence of vegetation cover on the biological traits of pond invertebrate communities.International Journal of Limnology44: 267‐ 274.

● Cucherousset J., Aymes J.C., Poulet N., Santoul F., Céréghino R. 2008. Do native Brown trout and non‐native brook trout interact reproductively?Naturwissenschaften95: 647‐654.

● Cucherousset J., Santoul, F., Figuerola J., Céréghino R. 2008. How do biodiversity patterns of river animals emerge from the distributions of common and rare species?BiologicalConservation141: 2984‐2992.

● Dejean A., Djiéto‐Lordon C., Céréghino R., Leponce M. 2008. Ontogenetic succession and the ant mosaic: an empirical approach using pioneer trees.Basic and Applied Ecology9: 316‐323.

● Legalle M., Mastrorillo S., Céréghino R. 2008. Spatial distribution patterns and causes of decline of three freshwater species with different biological traits (white‐clawed crayfish, bullhead, freshwater pearl mussel): a review.International Journal of Limnology44: 95‐104.

● Ruggiero A., Céréghino R., Figuerola J., Marty P., Angélibert S. 2008. Farm ponds make a contribution to the biodiversity of aquatic insects in a French agricultural landscape.ComptesRendus Biologies331: 298‐308.


● Compin A., Céréghino R. 2007. Spatial patterns of macroinvertebrate functional feeding groups in streams in relation to physical variables and land-cover in southwestern France.Landscape Ecology22: 1215‐1225.

● Cucherousset J., Aymes J.C., Santoul F., Céréghino R. 2007. Stable isotope evidence of trophic interactions between introduced brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis and native brown - trout Salmo trutta in a mountain stream of south‐west France.Journal of Fish Biology71: 210‐223.

● Delabie J.H.C., Céréghino R., Gibernau M., Corbara B., Dejean A. 2007. Seleçao de indicadores biologicos com auxilio de uma rede neuronal SOM (Self‐Organizing Maps) : um estudo do uso da terra por amerindios na Guiana Francesa usando Formicidae. Biológico São Paulo, 69, suplemento 2: 39‐42.

● Groc S., Delabie J.H.C., Céréghino R., Orivel J., Jaladeau F., Grangier J., Mariano C.S.F., Dejean A. 2007. Ant species diversity in the Grands Causses (Aveyron, France): in search of sampling methods adapted to temperate climates.Comptes Rendus Biologies330: 913‐922.

● Indermuehle N., Oertli B., Biggs J., Céréghino R., Grillas P., Hull A., Nicolet P., Scher O. 2008. Pond conservation in Europe: the European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN). In: Jones J (ed.). Proceedings of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology 30: 446‐448.


● Céréghino R. 2006. Ontogenetic diet shifts and their incidence on ecological processes: a case study using two morphologically similar stoneflies (Plecoptera).Acta Oecologica30: 33-38.


● Cayrou J., Céréghino R. 2005. Life cycle phenology of some aquatic insects: implications for pond conservation.Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems15: 559-571.

● Céréghino R., Santoul F., Compin A., Mastrorillo S. 2005. Using self-organizing maps to investigate spatial patterns of non-native species.Biological Conservation125: 459-465.

● Céréghino R., Santoul F., Compin A., Figuerola J., Mastrorillo S. 2005. Co-occurrence patterns of some small-bodied freshwater fishes in southwestern France and implications for fish conservation and environmental management.Ambio34: 440-444.

● Compin A., Park Y.S., Lek S., Céréghino R. 2005. Species spatial distribution and richness in South-Western France using Artificial Neural Networks, with potential use for biosurveillance. In:Modelling community structure in freshwater ecosystems. Lek S., Scardi M., Verdonshot P., Descy P., Park Y.S. (eds). Springer-Verlag, 518 pp.

● Hanquet D., Legalle M., Compin A., Céréghino R. 2005. Assessment of an artificial intelligence technique in investigating habitat partitioning by coexisting benthic invertebrates in gravel-bed rivers.River Research and Applications21: 629-639.

● Leflaive J., Céréghino R., Danger M., Lacroix G., Ten-Hage L. 2005. Assessment of Self Organizing Maps to analyse sole-carbon source utilization profiles.Journal of Microbiological Methods62: 89-102.

● Legalle M., Santoul F., Figuerola J., Mastrorillo S., Céréghino R. 2005. Factors influencing the spatial distribution patterns of the bullhead (Cottus gobioL., Pisces Cottidae): a multi-scale study.Biodiversity and Conservation14: 1319 – 1334.

● Legalle M, Mastrorillo S, Santoul F, Céréghino R. 2005. Ontogenetic microhabitat shifts in the bullhead (Cottus gobioL.) in a fast-flowing stream.International Review of Hydrobiology90 : 310-321.

● Oertli B., Biggs J., Céréghino R., Grillas P., Joly P., Lachavanne J.B. 2005. Conservation and monitoring of pond biodiversity: introduction.Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems15: 535-540.

● Santoul F., Figuerola J., Mastrorillo S., Céréghino R. 2005. Patterns of rare fish and aquatic insects in a southwestern French river catchment in relation to simple physical variables.Ecography28: 307-314.

● Santoul F., Mengin, N., Céréghino R., Figuerola J. & Mastrorillo S.  2005. Environmental factors influencing stone loach (Barbatula barbatula) distribution and density.Hydrobiologia544: 347-355.

● Santoul F., Cayrou J., Mastrorillo S., Céréghino R. 2005. Spatial patterns of the biological traits of freshwater fish communities in S.W. France.Journal of Fish Biology 66: 301-314.


● Angélibert S., Marty P., Céréghino R., Giani N. 2004. Seasonal variations in physico-chemical characteristics of ponds: implications for biodiversity conservation.Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems14: 439-456.

● Céréghino R., Legalle M., Lavandier P. 2004. Drift and benthic population structure of the mayflyRhithrogena semicolorata(Heptageniidae) under natural and hydropeaking conditions.Hydrobiologia519: 127-133.

● Hanquet D., Legalle M., Garbage S., Céréghino R. 2004. Ontogenetic microhabitat shifts in stream invertebrates with different biological traits.Archiv für Hydrobiologie160 : 329-346.

● Santoul F., Soulard A., Figuerola J., Céréghino R., Mastrorillo S. 2004. Environmental factors influencing local fish species richness and differences between hydroregions in south-western France.International Review of Hydrobiology89 : 79-87.


● Cayrou J., Céréghino R. 2003. Life history, growth and secondary production ofCaenisluctuosaandCloeonsimile(Ephemeroptera) in a small pond, S.W. France.Aquatic Insects25: 191-201.

● Céréghino R., Park Y.S., Compin A., Lek S. 2003. Predicting the species richness of aquatic insects in streams using a limited number of environmental variables.Journal of the North American Benthological Society22 : 442-456.

● Compin A., Céréghino R. 2003. Sensitivity of aquatic insects species richness to disturbance in the Adour-Garonne stream system (France).Ecological Indicators3 : 135-142.

● Park Y.S., Céréghino R., Compin A., Lek S. 2003. Applications of artificial neural networks for patterning and predicting aquatic insect species richness in running waters.Ecological Modelling160 : 265-280.


● Céréghino R. 2002. Shift from a herbivorous to a carnivorous diet during the larval development of someRhyacophilaspecies (Trichoptera).Aquatic insects24 : 129-135.

● Céréghino R., Cugny P., Lavandier P. 2002. Influence of intermittent hydropeaking on the longitudinal zonation patterns of benthic invertebrates in a mountain stream.International Review of Hydrobiology87 : 47-60.

● Lagarrigue T., Céréghino R., Lim P., Reyes-Marchant P., Chappaz R., Lavandier P., Belaud A. 2002. Diel and seasonal variations in brown trout (Salmo trutta) feeding patterns and relationship with invertebrate drift under natural and hydropeaking conditions in a mountain stream.Aquatic Living Resources15 : 129-137.


● Céréghino R., Giraudel J.L., Compin A. 2001. Spatial analysis of stream invertebrates distribution in the Adour-Garonne drainage basin (France), using Kohonen Self-Organizing Maps.Ecological Modelling146 : 167-180.

2000 - 1995

● Cayrou J., Compin A., Giani N, Céréghino R. 2000. Associations spécifiques chez les macroinvertébrés benthiques et leur utilisation pour la typologie des cours d'eau. Cas du réseau hydrographique Adour – Garonne (France).Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology36 : 189-202.

● Liebig H., Céréghino R., Lim P., Belaud A., Lek S. 1999. Impact of hydropeaking on the abundance of juvenile brown trout in a Pyrenean stream.Archiv für Hydrobiologie144: 439-454.

● Céréghino R., Lavandier P. 1998. Influence of hypolimnetic hydropeaking on the distribution and population dynamics of Ephemeroptera in a mountain stream.Freshwater Biology40: 385-399.

● Céréghino R., Lavandier P. 1998. Influence of hydropeaking on the distribution and larval development of the Plecoptera from a mountain stream.Regulated Rivers: Research and Management14: 297-309.

● Céréghino R., Lavandier P. 1997. Influence des éclusées hydroélectriques sur la distribution et le développement larvaire des Diptères Simuliidae d’une rivière de moyenne montagne.Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Série III320: 329-338.

● Céréghino R., Boutet T., Lavandier P. 1997. Abundance, biomass, life history and growth of six Trichoptera species under natural and hydropeaking conditions with hypolimnetic releases in a Pyrenean stream.Archiv für Hydrobiologie138: 307-328.

● Céréghino R., Lavandier P. 1996. Influence of hydropeaking on the structure and dynamics of invertebrate populations in a mountain stream. In: Leclerc et al. (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Hydraulics and Habitats. Québec, June 1996 Vol. A: 699-710.

● Ouahsine H., Céréghino R., Lavandier P. 1996. Influence of temperature and macrophytes development on the larval population dynamics ofEpeorus sylvicolaPict (Ephemeroptera) in a torrential river of the "Haut-Atlas de Marrakech" (Morocco).Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology32: 27-31.

● Lavandier P., Céréghino R. 1995. Use and partition of space and resources by two coexistingRhyacophilaspecies (Trichoptera) in a high mountain stream.Hydrobiologia301: 157-162.

A selection of recent/ongoing projects:

•  RESILIENCE : Disentangling the roles of biological traits and metacommunity dynamics on the multifunctional resilience of neotropical ecosystems. an ANR-funded project (AAPG2018). Coordinator: Régis Céréghino.


The tank bromeliad ecosystem

•  FunctionalWebs : The functional diversity of food webs: linking ecology, physiology and biogeography. Center for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (FRB-CESAB). Coordinator: Régis Céréghino.


FunctionalWebs, Petropolis RJ, Brazil, July 2017

● RAINWEBS : What will happen if the rainforests dry up ? ANR Blanc programme, 2012-2016. Coordinator : Régis Céréghino


Drought experiment at ElVerde Field Station, Puerto Rico

● The Bromeliad Working Group: Coordinator : Diane Srivastava


● SCALEWEBS: Unifying environmental and spatial determinants of food web structure across spatial scales. A working group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). Coordinators: Gustavo Romero, Diane Srivastava

● MIXOPEAT: Rethinking the peatland biological C pump. an ANR-funded project (2018-2021) coordinated by Vincent Jassey, Ecolab.

● DEBIT: Decoupling biodiversity dimensions in tropical ecosystems. an ANR-funded project (2018-2021) coordinated by Jérôme Murienne, EDB.

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