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Theme Issue "Eco-evolutionary dynamics" par/by F. Pelletier, D. Garant and A. Hendry (2009) Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 364 (1523)

  Côté, H., Garant, D., Robert, K, Mainguy, J., and Pelletier, F. (2012) Evol. Appl. 5(4): 393-404   Talbot, B., Garant, D., Rioux Paquette, S., Mainguy, J. and Pelletier F. (2013)  Ecoscience 20(4): 1-7  


Special Issue "Evolutionary perspectives on wildlife disease: concepts and applications" par/by E. Vander Wal, F. Pelletier and D. Garant (2014) Evol. Appli. 7(7)

  Vander Wal, E., Festa-Bianchet, M., Réale, D., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier, F. (2015) Ecology 96(32):631–64   Pigeon, G., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier, F. (2016). Evol. Appli. 9(4) 521-530.  



Hamel et al. (2016) Ecological Monographs 86(4): 517-543.

  Pigeon et al. (2018)  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20171935.   Schmitt et al. (2017) Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90(2): 201-209.  

En gras = publication par les gens du laboratoire

Bold = publication from members of the lab



Sous presse / In press





134. Renaud, L.A., Pigeon, G., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Pelletier, F. 2019. Phenotypic plasticity in bighorn sheep reproductive phenology: from individual to population. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73: 50.

133. Renaud, L.A., Blanchet, F.G., Cohen, A.A., Pelletier, F. 2019. Causes and short-term consequences of variation in milk composition in wild sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology 00: 1–13.

132. Gossieaux, P., Leclerc, M., Van de Walle, J., Poisson, Y., Toni, P., Landes, J., Bourret, A., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., and Bélisle, M.. 2019. Offspring mass variation in tree swallows: A case of bet-hedging? Ecosphere 10(3): e02607.

131. Gow Elizabeth A., Burke L., Winkler D.W., Knight S.M., Bradley D.W., Clark R.G., Bélisle M., Berzins L.L., Blake T., Bridge E.S., Dawson R.D., Dunn P.O., Garant D., Holroyd G., Horn A.G., Hussell D.J.T., Lansdorp O., Laughlin A.J., Leonard M.L., Pelletier F., Shutler D., Siefferman L., Taylor C.M., Trefry H., Vleck C.M., Vleck D., Whittingham L.A. ,and Norris D. R. 2019. A range-wide domino effect and resetting of the annual cycle in a migratory songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20181916. Media

130. Hertel, A.G., Leclerc, M., Warren, D., Pelletier, F., Zedrosser, A., and Mueller, T. 2019. Don't poke the bear: using tracking data to quantify behavioural syndromes in elusive wildlife. Animal Behaviour 147: 91-104.

129. Pelletier, F. 2019. Testing evolutionary predictions in wild mice. Science 363(6426): 452-453.

128. Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Landes, J., and Pelletier, F. 2019. Trophy hunting mediates sex-specific associations between early-life environmental conditions and adult mortality in bighorn sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology 00:1–12.

127. Engelhardt, S.C., Bergeron, P., Pelletier, F., Dillon, L. and Gagnon, A. 2019. Grandmother effects in a pre-industrial human population: assessing potential inclusive fitness improvement. Current Biology 29(4): 651-656.

126. Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Hamel, S., Nussey, D.H., Côté, S.D., Pemberton, J.M. and Pelletier, F. 2019. Maternal longevity and offspring sex in wild ungulates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20181968.

125. Pelletier, F., Turgeon, G., Bourret, A., Garant D. and St-Laurent, M.H. 2019. Genetic structure and effective size of an endangered population of woodland caribou. Conservation Genetics 20(2): 203-213



124. Garant, D., Bourret, A., Schmitt, C., Turcotte, A., Pelletier, F. and Bélisle, M. 2018. Effects of blood parasite infection and innate immune genetic diversity on mating patterns in a passerine bird breeding in contrasted habitats. PeerJ 6:e6004.

123. Poirier, M.A., Coltman, D.W., Pelletier, F., Jorgenson, J., and Festa-Bianchet, M. 2018. Genetic decline, restoration and rescue of an isolated ungulate population. Evolutionary Applications 00: 1–11.

122. Turcotte, A., Bélisle, M., Pelletier, F. and Garant, D. 2018. Environmental determinants of haemosporidian parasite prevalence in a declining population of Tree swallows. Parasitology 145(7) :961-970.

121. Hamel, S., Gaillard, J.M., Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Pelletier F. and Yoccoz, N.G. 2018. Quantifying individual heterogeneity and its influence on life-history trajectories: different methods for different questions and contexts. Oikos 127: 687–704.

120. Bellavance, V., Bélisle, M., Savage, J., Pelletier, F., and Garant, D. 2018. Influence of agricultural intensification on prey availability and nestling diet in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:1053-65.

119. Knight, S.M., Bradley, D.W., Clark, R.G., Gow, E.A., Bélisle, M., Berzins, L.L., Blake, T., Bridge, E.S., Burke, L., Dawson, R.D., Dunn, P.O., Garant, D., Holroyd, G.L., Hussell, D.J.T., Lansdorp, O., Laughlin, A.J., Leonard, M.L. Pelletier, F., Shutler, D., Siefferman, L., Taylor, C.M., Trefry, H.E., Vleck, C.M., Vleck, D., Winkler, D.W., Whittingham, L.A., and Norris, D.R. 2018. Constructing and evaluating a continent-wide migratory songbird network across the annual cycle. Ecological Monographs:10.1002/ecm.1298.

118. Van de Walle, J. Pigeon, G., Zedrosser, A., Swenson, J.E., and Pelletier, F. 2018. Hunting regulation favors slow life histories in a large carnivore. Nature Communications 9:1100. MediaMediaMediaMediaMediaMediaMedia

 117. Tardy, O., Massé, A., Pelletier, F., and Fortin, D. 2018. Interplay bettwen contact risk, conspecific density, and landscape connectivity: An individual-based modeling framework. Ecological Modeling 373:25-38.

116. Turgeon, G., Kutz, S.J., Lejeune, M., St-Laurent, M.-H., and Pelletier, F. 2018. Parasite prevalence, infection intensity and richness in an endangered population, the Atlantic-Gaspésie caribou. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 7(1):90-94.

115. Douhard, M., Guillemette, S., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Pelletier, F. 2018. Drivers and demographic consequences of seasonal mass changes in an alpine ungulate. Ecology 99(3):724-734.

114. Palkovacs, E.P., Moritsch, M.M., Contolini, G.M., and Pelletier, F. 2018. Ecology of harvest-driven trait changes and implications for ecosystem management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16(1):20-28.

113. Pelletier, F., and Coltman, D.W. 2018. Will human influences on evolutionary dynamics in the wild pervade the Anthropocene? BMC Biology 16:7.

112. Frank, S.C., Leclerc, M., Pelletier, F., Rosell, F., Swenson, J.E., Bischof, R., Kindberg, J., Eiken, H.G., Hagen, S.B., and Zedrosser, A. 2018. Sociodemographic factors modulate the spatial response of brown bears to vacancies created by hunting. Journal of Animal Ecology 87(1): 247-258.

111. Pigeon, G., and Pelletier, F. 2018. Direct and indirect effects of early-life environment on lifetime fitness of bighorn ewes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20171935.



110. Frank, S.C., Ordiz, A., Gosselin, J., Hertel, A., Kindberg, J., Leclerc, M., Pelletier, F., Steyaert, S.M.J.G. Stoen, O.-G., Van de Walle, J., Zedrosser, A. and Swenson, J.E. 2017. Indirect effects of bear hunting: a review from Scandinavia. Ursus 28(2):150-164.

109. Pigeon, G., Ezard, T.H.G., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. & Pelletier, F. 2017. Fluctuating effects of genetic and plastic changes in body mass on population dynamics in a large herbivore. Ecology 98(9): 2456-2467.

108. Leclerc, M., Zedrosser, A. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Harvesting as a potential selective pressure on behavioural traits. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 (6): 1941-1945.

107. Pelletier, F., Pigeon, G., Bergeron, P., Mayer, F.M., Boisvert, M., Réale, D. & Milot, E. 2017. Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a contemporary human population. Nature Communications 8: 15947.

106. Schindler, S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Hogg, J.T. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Hunting, age structure, and horn size distribution in bighorn sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(5): 792-799.

105.Schmitt, C., Garant, D., Bélisle, M. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Linking innate immunogenetic variation with phenotypic traits in a wild population of tree swallows, Tachycineta bicolor. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 121(3): 685-697.

104. Douhard, M., Pigeon, G.,  Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W., Guillemette, S. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Environmental and evolutionary effects on horn growth of male bighorn sheep. Oikos 126(7): 1031-1041.

103. Festa-Bianchet, M., Douhard, M., Gaillard, J.-M., and Pelletier, F. 2017. Successes and challenges of long-term field studies in marked ungulates. Journal of Mammalogy 98(3): 612-620.

102. Pigeon, G., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Pelletier, F. 2017. Long-term fitness consequences of early environment in a long-lived ungulate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284: 20170222.

101. Hogg, J.T., Dunn, S.J., Poissant, J., Pelletier, F. and Byers, J.A. 2017. Capital versus income-dependent optimal birth date in two North American ungulates. Ecosphere 8(4): e01766.

100. Leclerc, M., Frank, S.C., Zedrosser, A., Swenson, J.E. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Hunting promotes spatial reorganization and sexually selected infanticide. Scientific reports 7: 45222.

99. Schmitt, C., Garant, D., Doyon, K., Bousquet, N., Gaudreau, L., Bélisle, M. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Patterns of diversity and spatial variability of b-defensin innate immune genes in a declining wild population of tree swallows. Journal of Heredity 108(3): 262-269.

98. Schmitt, C., Garant, D., Bélisle, M., and Pelletier, F. 2017. Agricultural intensification is linked to constitutive innate immune function in a wild bird population. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90(2): 201-209.

97. Bourret, A., Bélisle, M., Pelletier, F. and Garant, D. Evolutionary potential of morphological traits across different life-history stages. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(3): 616-626.

96. Janeiro, M.J., Coltman, D.W., Festa-Bianchet, M., Pelletier, F., and Morrissey, M.B. In press. Towards robust evolutionary inference with integral projection models. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(2): 270-288.

95. Pelletier, F. 2017. It takes two to tango. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0034.

94. Gosselin, J., Leclerc, M., Zedrosser, A., Steyaert, S.M.J.G., Swenson, J.E. and Pelletier, F. 2017. Hunting promotes sexual conflict in brown bears. Journal of Animal Ecology 86(1): 35-42.



93. Hamel, S., Gaillard, J.-M., Yoccoz, N.G., Albon, S., Côté, S.D., Craine, J.M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Garel, M., Lee, P., Moss, C., Nussey, D.H., Pelletier, F., Stien, A. and Tveraa, T. 2016. Cohort variation in individual body mass dissipates with age in large herbivores. Ecological Monographs 86(4): 517-543.

92. Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Pelletier, F. 2016. Maternal condition and previous reproduction interact to affect offspring sex in a wild mammal. Biology Letters 12: 20160510.

91. Van Wijk, S., Bourret, A., Bélisle, M., Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. 2016. The influence of iridescent coloration directionality on male tree swallows' reproductive success at different breeding densities. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70(9): 1557-1569.

90. Martin, A.M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier, F. 2016. Demographic drivers of age-dependent sexual selection. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29(7): 1437-1446.

89. Pellerin, S., Rioux Paquette, S., Pelletier, F., Garant, D. and Bélisle, M. 2016. The trade-off between clutch size and egg mass in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) is modulated by female body mass. Journal of Avian Biology 47(4): 500-507.

88. Vander Wal, E., Gagné-Delorme, A., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Pelletier, F. 2016. Dyadic associations and individual sociality in bighorn ewes. Behavioral Ecology 27(2) 560-566.

87. Steyaert, S.M.J.G., Leclerc, M., Pelletier, F., Kindberg, J., Brunberg, S., Swenson, J.E. and Zedrosser, A. 2016. Human shields mediate sexual conflict in a top predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283: 20160906. MediaMediaMedia

86. Leclerc, M., Van de Walle, J., Zedrosser, A., Swenson, J.E. and Pelletier, F. 2016. Can hunting data be used to estimate unbiased population parameters? A case study on brown bears. Biology Letters 12: 20160197.

85. Pigeon, G., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier, F. 2016. Intense selective hunting leads to artificial evolution in horn size. Evolutionary Applications 9(4) 521-530.

84. Van Wijk, S., Bélisle, M., Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. 2016. A reliable technique to quantify the individual variability of iridescence in birds. Journal of Avian Biology 47(2) 227-234.

83. Leclerc, M., Vander Wal, E., Zedrosser, A., Swenson, J.E., Kindberg, J. and Pelletier, F. 2016. Quantifying consistent individual differences in habitat selection. Oecologia 180(3) 697-705. Media

82. Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman D. W. and Pelletier, F. 2016Paternal reproductive success drives sex allocation in a wild mammal.
Evolution 70(2) 358-368.

81. Mills, J.A. et al. 2016.Solutions for archiving data in long-term studies - a reply to Whitlock et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(2) 85-87.

80. Douhard, M., Festa-Bianchet, M., Pelletier, F., Gaillard, J.-M., and Bonenfant, C. 2016. Changes in horn size of Stone's sheep over four decades correlate with trophy hunting pressure. Ecological Applications 26(1) 309-321.



79. Festa-Bianchet, M., Schindler, S. and Pelletier, F. 2015. Record books do not capture population trends in horn length of bighorn sheep. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(4): 746-750.

78. Bourret, A., Bélisle, M., Pelletier, F. and Garant, D. Multidimensional environmental influences on timing of breeding in a tree swallow population facing climate change. Evolutionary Applications 8(10): 933-944

77. Mills, J.A. et al. (2015) Archiving primary data: solutions for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(10): 581-589

76. Haroune, L., Cassoulet, R., Lafontaine, M.P., Bélisle, M., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., Cabana, H and Bellenger J.P. (2015) Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry determination for multiclass pesticides from insect samples by Microwave-assisted solvent extraction followed by a salt-out effect and micro-dispersion purification. Analytica Chimica Acta 891: 160-170

75. Millet, A., Pelletier, F., Bélisle, M. and Garant, D. (2015) Patterns of fluctuating selection on morphological and reproductive traits in female Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). Evolutionary Biology 42(3): 349-358


74. Tardy, O., Massé, A., Pelletier, F. and Fortin, D. (2015) Resampling method for applying density-dependent habitat selection theory to wildlife surveys. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128238


73.Turgeon, G., Vander Wal, E., Massé, M. and Pelletier, F. (2015) Born to be wild? Response of an urban exploiter to human-modified environment and fluctuating weather conditions. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93: 315-322

72. Careau V., Montiglio, P.-O., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., Speakman J.R., Humphries, M.M. and Réale, D. (2015) Energy expenditure and personality in wild chipmunks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(4): 653-661

71. Vander Wal, E., Festa-Bianchet, M., Réale, D., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier, F. (2015) Sex-based differences in the effect of social landscape on fitness components. Ecology 96(32):631–641

70. Martin, A.M., Coltman, D.W., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Pelletier, F. (2015) Comparing measures of mating inequality and opportunity for selection with sexual selection on a quantitative character in bighorn rams. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28(1): 223-230

69. Montiglio, P.O., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., and Réale, D. (2015) Intra individual variability in fecal cortisol metabolites varies with lifetime exploration and reproductive life history in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(1): 1-11

68. Gosselin, J., Zedrosser,  A., Swenson, J.E. and Pelletier F. (2015) The relative importance of direct and indirect effects of hunting mortality on the population dynamics of brown bears. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282(1798):20141840 Media



67. Tardy, O. Massé, A., Pelletier, F., Mainguy, J. and Fortin, D. (2014) Density-dependent functional responses in habitat selection by two hosts of the raccoon rabies variant. Ecosphere 5(10):art132

66. Hedrick, P.W., Coltman, D.W., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Pelletier, F. (2014) Not surprisingly, no inheritance of a trait results in no evolution. PNAS, 11(45): E4810

65. Pelletier, F., Festa-Bianchet, M., Jorgenson, J.T., Feder, C. and Hubbs, A. (2014) Harvest refuges do not buffer wild sheep from selective hunting. Ecology and Evolution 4(17): 3375-3382 Media Media


64. Bergeron, P., Millot, E., Mayer, F.M., Boisvert, M., Réale, D. and Pelletier, F. (2014) Irradiance, Survival and Longevity in a Pre-industrial Human Population. Human Ecology 42(4): 645–650


63. Vander Wal, E., Garant, D., Calmé, S., Chapman, C., Festa-Bianchet, M., Millien, V., Rioux Paquette, S. and Pelletier, F. (2014) Applying Evolutionary Concepts to Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management. Evolutionary Applications 7(7): 856–868


62. Rioux Paquette, S., Talbot, B., Garant, D., Mainguy, J. and Pelletier F. (2014) Modelling the dispersal of the two main hosts of the raccoon rabies variant in heterogeneous environments with landscape genetics. Evolutionary Applications 7(7): 734-749


61. Vander Wal, E., Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. (2014) Evolutionary perspectives on wildlife disease: Concepts and applications. Evolutionary Applications 7(7): 715-722


60. Rioux Paquette, S., Pelletier, F., Garant, D. and Bélisle, M. (2014) Severe recent decrease of adult body mass in a declining insectivorous bird population is not related to breeding habitat quality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281(1786): 20140649  Media


59. Lessard, A., Bourret, A., Pelletier, F., Bélisle, M. and Garant, D. (2014) Individual and environmental determinants of reproductive success in male Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(5): 733-742


58. Martin, A.M, Festa-Bianchet, M., Coltman, D.W. and Pelletier F. (2014) Sexually antagonistic association between paternal phenotype and offspring viability reinforces total selection on a sexually selected trait.  Biology Letters 10(2): 20140043 MediaMedia


57. Festa-Bianchet, M., Pelletier, F., Jorgenson, J., Feder, C., and Hubbs, A. (2014) Decrease in horn size and increase in age of trophy sheep in Alberta over 37 years. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(1): 133–141 Media Media MediaMedia


2013 ou avant / and earlier


56. Talbot, B., Garant, D., Rioux Paquette, S., Mainguy, J. and Pelletier F. (2013) Genetic structure and diversity among rabid and nonrabid raccoons. Ecoscience 20(4): 1-7


55. Marcil-Ferland, D., Festa-Bianchet, M., Martin, A. and Pelletier, F. (2013) Despite catch-up, prolonged growth has detrimental fitness consequences in a long lived vertebrate. The American Naturalist 182(6): 775-785 Media


54. Robert, K., Garant, D., Vander Wal, E., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Context-dependant social behaviour: testing the interplay between season and kinship with raccoons. Journal of Zoology 290(3): 199–207


53. Martin, A.M., Presseault-Gauvin, H., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Male mating competitiveness and age-dependent relationship between testosterone and social rank in bighorn sheep. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67(6): 919-928


52. Milot, E et Pelletier, F (2013) Human evolution: New playgrounds for natural selection. Current Biology 23(10): R446-R448


51. Bergeron, P., Martin, A.M., Garant, D., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Comment on “Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection”. Science 340(6132): 549


50. Pigeon, G., Bélisle, M., Garant, D., Cohen, A., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Ecological immunology in a fluctuating environment: an integrative analysis of tree swallow nestling immune defence. Ecology and Evolution 3(4): 1091–1103


49. Pigeon, G., Baeta, R., Bélisle, M., Garant, D., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Effects of agricultural intensification and temperature on immune response to phytohemagglutinin in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 91(2): 56-63


48. Vander Wal, E., Garant, D., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Pelletier, F. (2013) Evolutionary rescue in vertebrates: evidence, applications, and uncertainty. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368(1610): 20120090


47. Careau,V., Réale, D., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., Speakman, J.R., and Humphries, M.M. (2013) Context-dependent correlation between resting metabolic rate and daily energy expenditure in wild chipmunks.The Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 418-426


46. Zedrosser, A., Pelletier, F., Bischof, R., Festa-Bianchet, M., and Swenson, J.E. (2013) Determinants of lifetime reproduction in female brown bears: early body mass, longevity, and hunting regulations. Ecology 94: 231–240


45. Rioux Paquette, S., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., and Belisle, M. (2013) Seasonal patterns in tree swallow prey (Diptera) abundance are affected by agricultural intensification. Ecological Applications 23:122–133Media


44. Pelletier, F., and Coulson, T. (2012) A new metric to calculate the opportunity for selection quantitative characters. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 729-742


43. Talbot, B., Garant, D., Rioux Paquette, S., Mainguy, J., and Pelletier, F. (2012) Lack of Genetic Structure and Female-specific Effect of Dispersal Barriers in a Rabies Vector, the Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis). PLoS ONE 7(11): e49736

42. Montiglio, P.O., Garant, D., Pelletier, F., and Réale, D. (2012) Personality differences are related to long term stress reactivity in wild eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Animal Behaviour 84(4): 1071–1079

41. Robert, K., Garant, D., and Pelletier, F. (2012) Keep In Touch: Does Spatial Overlap Correlate with Contact Rate Frequency? Journal of Wildlife Management 76(8): 1670–1675

40. Gonzalez, O., Zedrosser, A., Pelletier, F., Swenson, J.E., and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2012) Litter reductions reveal a trade-off between offspring size and number in brown bears. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66(7): 1025-1032

39. Pelletier F., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Jorgenson, J.T. (2012) Data from selective harvests underestimate temporal trends in quantitative traits Biology Letters 8: 878-881.

38. Montiglio, P.O., Pelletier, F., Palme, R., Garant, D., Réale, D., Boonstra, R. (2012) Non-invasive monitoring of fecal cortisol metabolites in the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus): validation and comparison of two enzyme immunoassays. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85(2): 183-193

37. Côté, H., Garant, D., Robert, K, Mainguy, J., and Pelletier, F. (2012) Genetic structure and rabies spread potential in raccoons: the role
of landscape barriers and sex-biased dispersal.
Evolutionary Applications 5(4): 393-404 Media

36. Robert, K., Garant, D., and Pelletier, F. (2012) Chemical immobilization of raccoons (Procyon lotor) with ketamine-medetomidine mixture and reversal with Atipamezole. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(1): 122-130

35. Milot, E., Mayer, M.F., Nussey, D.H., Boisvert, M., Pelletier, F., and Réale, D. (2011) Evidence for evolution in response to natural selection in a contemporary human population. PNAS 108(41): 17040-17045 MediaMedia

34. Charrette, M.R., Calmé S., and Pelletier F. (2011) Observation of Nocturnal Feeding in Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus). Journal of Raptor Research  45: 279-280

33. Pelletier, F., Moyes, K. Clutton-Brock, T., and Coulson, T. (2011) Decomposing variation in population growth into contributions from environment and phenotypes in an age-structured population. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 394-401

32. Martin, J.G.A. and Pelletier, F. (2011) Measuring growth patterns in the field: effects of sampling regime and methods on standardized estimates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 529-537

31. DiFonzo, M., Pelletier, F., Clutton-Brock, Pemberton, J., and Coulson, T.  (2011) The population growth consequences of variation in individual heterozygosity. Plos One 6(5): e19667

30. Careau, V., Thomas, D., Pelletier, F.,  Turki, L., Landry, F., Garant, D., and Réale, D. (2011) Genetic correlation between resting metabolic rate and exploratory behaviour in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2153–2163

29. Boyer, J.P., Canac-Marquis, P., Guérin, D., Mainguy, J. and Pelletier, F.  (2011) Oral rabies vaccination against raccoon rabies: landscape heterogeneity and timing of distribution influence wildlife contact rates with the ONRAB® vaccine bait. Journal of Wildlife Disease 47:593-602

28. Bourbeau-Lemieux, A., Festa-Bianchet, M., Gaillard, J.-M., and Pelletier, F. (2011) Predator-driven components Allee effect in a wild ungulate. Ecology Letters 14: 358-363

27. Bergeron, P., Baeta, R., Pelletier, F., Réale, D., and Garant, D. (2011) Individual quality: tautology or biological reality? Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 361-364

26. Ezard, T., Bullock, J., Dalgleish, H., Millon, A., Pelletier, F., Ozgul, A., and Koons, D. (2010) Matrix models for a changeable world: the importance of transient   dynamics in population management. Journal of Applied Ecology 47(3): 215:223

25. Moquin, P., Curry, B. Pelletier, F., and Ruckstuhl, K.E. (2010) Plasticity in the rumination behaviour of bighorn sheep: Contrasting strategies between the sexes? Animal Behaviour 79: 1047-1053

24. Pelletier, F., Réale, D., Watters, J., Boakes, E.H., and Garant, D. (2009) Value of captive populations for quantitative genetics research. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 263-270

23. Bailey, J.K., Hendry, A.P. Kinnison, M.T., Post, D.M., Palkovacs, E.P., Pelletier, F., Harmon, L.J., and Schweitzer, J.A. (2009) From genes to ecosystems: an emerging synthesis of eco-evolutionary dynamics. New Phytologist, 184:746-749

22. Pelletier, F., Garant, D., and Hendry, A.P. (2009) Eco-evolutionary dynamics: an introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 364:1483-1489

21. Ezard, T.H., Côté, S.D. and Pelletier, F. (2009) Eco-evolutionary dynamics: disentangling phenotypic, environmental and population fluctuations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 364:1491-1498

20. Pelletier, F., Mainguy, J. and Côté, S.D. (2009) Rut-induced hypophagia in male bighorn sheep and mountain goats: foraging under time budget constraints. Ethology 115: 141-151

19. Bonenfant, C., Pelletier, F., Garel, M. and Bergeron, P. (2009) Age-dependent relationship between horn growth and survival in wild sheep. Journal of  Animal Ecology 78:161-171

18. Coulson, T., Ezard, T. H. G., Pelletier, F., Tavecchia, G., Stenseth, N. C., Childs, D. Z., Pilkington, J. G., Pemberton, J. M., Kruuk, L. E. B., Clutton-Brock, T. H. and Crawley, M. J. (2008) Estimating the functional form for the density dependence from life history data. Ecology 89: 1661-1674

17. Wilson, A.J., Nussey, D.H., Pemberton, J.M., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Pilkington, J.G., Donald, A., Pelletier F. and Kruuk, L.E.B. (2007) Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Aging in Two Wild Vertebrate Populations. Current Biology 17: 2136-2142

16. Pelletier, F. Garant, D. Réale, D. Coltman, C. and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2007) Selection on heritable seasonal phenotypic plasticity of body mass. Evolution 61: 1969-1979-

15. Mace, G. and Pelletier, F. (2007) Invited comment on: Life span is unrelated to investment in reproduction in populations of mammals and birds in captivity by Ricklefs, R.E. and Cadena, C.D. (2007). Ecology Letters 10: 872-874

14. Pelletier, F. Clutton-Brock, T. Pemberton, J. Tuljapurkar, S. and T. Coulson. (2007) The Evolutionary Demography of Ecological Change: Linking Trait Variation and Population Growth. Science 315:1571-1574  Media

13. Pettorelli, N., Pelletier, F., von Hardenberg, A., Festa-Bianchet, M. and Côté, S. (2007). Early onset of vegetation growth versus rapid green-up: impacts on juvenile mountain ungulates. Ecology 88:381-390

12. Pelletier, F., Hogg, J.T. and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2006) Male reproductive effort in a polygynous ungulates. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 60:645-654. ***Erratum

11. Pelletier, F. Gendreau, Y. and C. Feder. (2006). Behavioural reactions of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) to cougar (Puma concolor) attacks. Mammalia 70:160-162

10. Pelletier, F. (2006). Effects of tourist activities on ungulate behaviour in a protected area. Journal of Mountain Ecology 8: 15-19

9. Pelletier, F. and Borger, L. (2006) Reproductive Social Behavior: Ignoring Ecological Scenarios and the "Currency" of Evolution. Science E-letters

8. Festa-Bianchet, M., Coulson, T., Gaillard, J.M., Hogg, J.T., Pelletier, F. (2006) Stochastic predation and population persistence in bighorn sheep. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273: 1537-1543

7. Pelletier, F. and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2006) Sexual selection and social rank in bighorn rams. Animal Behaviour 71: 649-655

6. Pelletier, F. Page, K.A., Ostiguy, T. and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2005). Fecal counts of lungworm larvae and reproductive effort in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). Oikos 110: 473-480

5. Pelletier, F. (2005). Foraging time for rutting bighorn rams varies with individual behavior, not mating tactic. Behavioral Ecology. 16: 280-285

4. Pelletier F. and Festa-Bianchet. (2004). Effects of body mass, age, dominance and parasite load on foraging time of bighorn rams, Ovis canadensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46:546-551

3. Pelletier, F. Hogg, J.T. and M. Festa-Bianchet. (2004). Effect of chemical immobilization on social status of bighorn rams. Animal Behaviour 67:1163-116

2. Bassano, B., von Hardenberg, A., Pelletier, F. and G. Gobbi. (2003). A method to weigh free-ranging ungulates without handling. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:1205-1209

1. Pelletier, F., Bauman, J. and M. Festa-Bianchet. (2003). Fecal testosterone in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) : behavioural and endocrine correlates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 1678-1684


Thèses / Thesis

- Poisson, Y. 2019. Effets des aires protégées sur la taille des cornes et l’âge à la récolte du mouflon d’Amérique (Ovis canadensis) dans les populations chassées en Alberta. MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Leclerc, M. 2018. Conséquences écologiques et évolutives de la chasse chez l'ours brun (Ursus arctos) scandinave. PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

- Tran, N. 2018. Causes et conséquences de la variabilité du comportement d'incubation chez l'Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Pigeon, G. 2017. De l’individu à la population : dynamique éco-évolutive et effets cohorte chez le mouflon d’Amérique. PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

- Frenette, J. 2017. Démographie et viabilité de la population de caribous de la Gaspésie-Atlantique. MSc, Université du Québec à Rimouski

- Schmitt, C. 2017. Éco-immunologie de l'hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor) : effets environnementaux et génétiques sur une fonction immunitaire innée. PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

- Guillemette, S. 2016. Effets du climat et des conditions météorologiques locales sur les changements de masse saisonniers du mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Tardy, O. 2016. Utilisation de l'espace par le raton laveur et la moufette rayée, deux principaux hôtes d'un variant du virus de la rage. PhD, Université Laval

- Van Wijk, S. 2015. Influence de l'iridescence sur le succès reproducteur des mâles Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Doyon, K. 2015. Clonage de gènes de petits vertébrés susceptibles de voir leur expression induite par des pesticides environnementaux et séquençage et assemblage du génome de l'hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Gagné-Delorme, A. 2015. Réseaux sociaux chez le mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis) MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Gosselin, J. 2014. Influence de la chasse et de l'infanticide sur la dynamique de la population de l'ours brun scandinave (Ursus arctos). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Turgeon, G. 2013. Influence de l'anthropisation sur l'écologie du raton laveur (Procyon lotor). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

 - Martin, A.M. 2013. Déterminants du succès reproducteur chez les béliers du mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis). PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

- Marcil-Ferland, D. 2012. Stratégies de croissance chez le mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis) : Déterminants et conséquences sur l'histoire de vie. MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Pigeon, G. 2012. Éco-immunologie de l'Hirondelle bicolore (Tachycineta bicolor) en milieu agricole. MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Talbot, B. 2012. Structure génétique et potentiel de propagation de la rage chez deux mésocarnivores vecteurs : le raton laveur (Procyon lotor) et la moufette rayée (Mephitis mephitis). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Robert, K. 2011. Déterminants écologiques de la socialité chez les femelles ratons laveurs (Procyon lotor). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Côté, H. 2011. Influence du paysage sur la structure génétique des populations de raton laveurs (Procyon lotor) dans le sud du Québec. MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Careau, V. 2010. Déterminants écologiques, biodémographiques et comportementaux des dépenses énergétiques chez les mammifères. PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

- Bourbeau-Lemieux, A. 2009. Les effets du climat, de la densité et de la prédation sur la dynamique de population du mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis). MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

- Pelletier, F. 2005. Stratégies de reproduction des mâles du mouflon d’Amérique. PhD, Université de Sherbrooke


Chapitres de Livre / Book Chapters 






  Pelletier, F. and Garant D. 2012. Potential population consequences of individual variation in behaviour

  In Behavioural responses to a changing world. Eds: Candolin, U and Wong, B. Oxford University Press.












    Bernatchez L., G. Boeuf, C. Chevillon, H. Frérot, D. Garant, F. Pelletier et al. 2010. Évolution induite par les activités

    anthropiques. Chap. 18. In Biologie Évolutive. Eds: Thomas F., T. Lefevre and M. Raymond. De Boeck, Brussels. 814 p.







Autres publications / Other publications

- Bélisle, M., Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. (2015) Journal des agriculteurs 2015-2016 sur l'avancement des travaux du projet Hirondelle (english version)

- FRQNT (2015) Sur les traces de la rage. 1p.

- Gosselin, J., Zedrosser,  A., Swenson, J.E. and Pelletier F. (2015) Hidden impacts of hunting brown bears. Biosphere Magazine, p. 42-49

- Bélisle, M., Garant, D. et Pelletier, F. (2014) Journal des agriculteurs 2014-2015 sur l'avancement des travaux du projet Hirondelle

- Leclerc, M. (2014) Des ours et des hommes. Bulletin savoirs dans Découvrir, le magazine de l'Acfas, en ligne octobre 2014

- Gendreau, Y., Gagnon, C.A., Berteaux, D. and Pelletier, F. (2013) Cogestion adaptative des parcs du Nunavik dans un contexte de changements climatiques. Téoros 31-1,  61-71

- Bélisle, M., Garant, D. et Pelletier, F. (2013) Journal des agriculteurs 2013-2014 sur l'avancement des travaux du projet Hirondelle

- P. Auzel, H. Gaonac’h, F. Poisson, R. Siron, S. Calmé, M. Belanger, M.M. Bourassa, A. Kestrup, A. Cuerrier, A. Downing, C. Lavallée, F. Pelletier, J. Chambers, A.E, Gagnon, M.C.Bedard, Y. Gendreau, A. Gonzalez, M. Mitchell, J. Whiteley & A. Larocque.(2012).  Impacts des changements climatiques sur la biodiversité du Québec : Résumé de la revue de littérature.CSBQ, MDDEP, Ouranos. 29 p.

- Jorgenson, J., Hubbs, A., Pelletier, F. and Festa-Bianchet, M. (2012) Are Alberta’s trophy rams declining in quality and quantity? Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council

- Bélisle, M., Garant, D. et Pelletier, F. (2012) Des nouvelles... des Hirondelles (Newsletters)

- Robert, K. Garant, D. and Pelletier, F. (2011) Suivi à long terme d’une population de ratons laveurs. Bulletin de Conservation. Sépaq  

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