Sujet de thèse :

Invasive biology of Xenopus laevis in Europe: Ecological effects and physiological adaptations.

Mots-clés : 

African clawed frog; resources allocation; range expansion; invasive species; locomotor capacities; population dynamics; diet; skelettochronology

Publications :

Courant J, Thirion JM, Guillon M, Grillet P, Grosselet O (2014) Le régime alimentaire de Xenopus laevis (daudin, 1802) (Anura : Pipidae) introduit en France. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France 150: 1-7.

De Busschere C, Courant J, Herrel A, Rebelo R, Rödder D, Measey GJ, Backeljau T (2016) Unequal contribution of native South African phylogeographic lineages to the invasion of the African clawed frog , Xenopus laevis , in Europe. PeerJ. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1659.

Ihlow F, Courant J, Secondi J, Herrel A, Rebelo R, Measey GJ, Lillo F, De Villiers FA, Vogt S, De Busschere C, Backeljau T, Rödder D (2016) Impacts of Climate Change on the Global Invasion Potential of the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis. PloS one, 11(6), e0154869.

Louppe V, Courant J, Herrel A (2017) Differences in mobility at the range edge of an expanding invasive population of Xenopus laevis in the west of France. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 278-283.

Communications :

Talk - Congrès de la Société Herpétologique de France, Caen (France): Courant J (2014) Etude de la biologie, l’écologie du Xénope lisse (Xenopus laevis), espèce exotique envahissante, en Europe.

Poster - SEH (Societas Europaea Herpetologica) European Congress of Herpetology, Wroclaw (Poland): Ihlow F, Courant J, Secondi J, Herrel A, Measey J, Lillo F, De Villiers A, Vogt S, Backeljau T, De Busschere C, Edwards S, Rödder D (2015) Impacts of climate change on the global invasion potential of Xenopus laevis.

Talk - WCH 8, Hangzhou (China): Courant J, Vogt S, de Villiers A, Marques R, Measey GJ, Secondi J, Rebelo R, De Busschere C, Ihlow F, Backeljau T, Rödder D, Herrel A (2016) Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations? The case study of an invasive anuran.

Poster - Qatar University Life Science Symposium (Qatar): Majid SA, Chatziefthimiou AD, Richer R, Dargham S, Hay A, Louge M, Sultan A, Herrel A, Courant J (2016) The fate of Scincus mitranus in the face of climate change: A Qatar case study. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2016, QULSS 2016: Biodiversity, Sustainability and Climate Change, with Perspectives from Qatar, 44.

Talk - SICB (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology), New Orleans (United States): Courant J, Secondi J, Bereiziat V, Herrel A (2017) Resources allocated to reproduction decrease at the range edge of an expanding population of an invasive anuran.

Poster - 8ème Journées des doctorants du LPED (Laboratoire Population Environnement Développement), Marseille (France): Courant J, Secondi J, Guillemet L, Herrel A (2017) Modification of the resources allocation to dispersal in an expanding population of an invasive anuran, Xenopus laevis.