Publications in peer-reviewed journals 


Names underlined indicate students I (co-)supervised. * indicates co-first or co-senior authorship.

68. Tribot A.S., Deter J., Claverie T., Guillhaumon F., Villéger S., Mouquet N. 2019. Species diversity and composition drive the aesthetic value of coral reef fish assemblages. Biology letters. 15: 20190703.  (pdf)

67. McLean M., Mouillot D., Villéger S., Graham N.A.J., Auber A. 2019. Interspecific differences in environmental response blur trait dynamics in classic statistical analyses. Marine Biology. 166: 152.   (pdf)

66. McLean M., Mouillot D., Lindegren M., Villéger S., Engelhard G., Murgier J., Auber A. 2019. Fish communities diverge in species but converge in traits over three decades of warming. Global Change Biology. 25: 3972–3984.  (pdf)

65. McLean M., Auber A., Graham N.A.J.J., Houk P., Villéger S., Violle C., Thuiller W., Wilson S.K., Mouillot D. 2019. Trait structure and redundancy determine sensitivity to disturbance in marine fish communities. Global Change Biology. 25: 3424–3437.  (pdf)

64. Villéger S., Fouilland E., Argenty J., Bouvier C., Carré C., Bouvier T. 2019. Interspecific differences in the effect of fish on marine microbial plankton. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 82: 289–298.  (pdf)

63. Chao A., Chiu C., Villéger S., Sun I., Thorn S., Lin Y., Chiang J., Sherwin, W.B. 2019 An attribute-diversity approach to functional diversity, functional beta diversity, and related (dis)similarity measures. Ecological Monographs. 89: e01343.  (pdf)

62. Su G., Villéger S., Brosse S. 2019. Morphological diversity of freshwater fishes differs between realms, but morphologically extreme species are widespread. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 28: 211–221. (pdf)

61. Zhao T., Villéger S., Cucherousset J. 2019. Accounting for intraspecific diversity when examining relationships between non-native species and functional diversity. Oecologia. 189: 171–183. (pdf)

60. Manna L.R., Villéger S., Rezende C.F., Mazzoni, R. 2019. High intraspecific variability in morphology and diet in tropical stream fish communities. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 28: 41–52. (pdf)

59. Teixidó N., Gambi M.C., Parravacini V., Kroeker K., Micheli F., Villéger S., Ballesteros E. 2018. Functional biodiversity loss along natural CO2 gradients. Nature Communications. 9: 5149. (pdf)

58. McLean M., Mouillot D., Lindegren M., Engelhard G., Villéger S., Marchal P., Brind'Amour A., Auber A. 2018. A Climate-driven functional inversion of connected marine ecosystems. Current biology. 28: 3654–3660. (pdf)

57. Villon S., Mouillot D., Chaumont M., Darling E.S., Subsol G., Claverie T., Villéger S. 2018. A Deep learning method for accurate and fast identification of coral reef fishes in underwater images. Ecological Informatics. 48: 238–244. (pdf)

56. Toussaint A., Charpin N., Beauchard O., Grenouillet G., Oberdorff T., Tedesco P.A., Brosse S.*, Villéger S.*. 2018. Non-native species led to marked shifts in functional diversity of the world freshwater fish faunas. Ecology Letters. 21: 1649–1659. (pdf)

55. Grenié M., Mouillot D., Villéger S., Denelle P., Tucker C.M., Munoz F., Violle C. 2018. Functional rarity of coral reef fishes at the global scale : Hotspots and challenges for conservation. Biological Conservation. 226: 288–299. (pdf)

54. Chiarello M., Auguet J.-C., Bettarel Y., Bouvier C., Claverie T., Graham N.A.J., Rieuvilleneuve F., Sucré E., Bouvier T.*, Villéger S.*. 2018. Skin microbiome of coral reef fish is highly variable and driven by host phylogeny and diet. Microbiome. 6: 147. (pdf)

53. Tribot A.S., Carabeux Q., Deter J., Claverie T., Villéger S., Mouquet N. 2018. Confronting species aesthetics with ecological functions in coral reef fish. Scientific Reports. 8: 1–7. (pdf)

52. Maire E., Villéger S., Graham N.A.J., Hoey A.S., Cinner J., Ferse S.C.A., Aliaume C., Booth D.J., Feary D.A., Kulbicki M., Sandin S.A., Vigliola L., Mouillot D. 2018. Community-wide scan identifies fish species associated with coral reef services across the Indo-Pacific. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285: 20181167.  (pdf)

51. Leruste A., Villéger S., Malet N., De Wit R., Bec B. 2018. Complementarity of the multidimensional functional and the taxonomic approaches to study phytoplankton communities in three Mediterranean coastal lagoons of different trophic status. Hydrobiologia. 815: 207–227. (pdf)

50. Colin N., Villéger S., Wilkes M., de Sostoa A., Maceda-Veiga A. 2018. Functional diversity measures revealed impacts of non-native species and habitat degradation on species-poor freshwater fish assemblages. Science of The Total Environment. 625: 861–871. (pdf)

49. Leităo R., Zuanon J., Mouillot D., Leal C., Hughes R., Kaufmann P., Villéger S., Pompeu P., Kasper D., de Paula F., Ferraz S., Gardner T. 2018. Disentangling the pathways of land use impacts on the functional structure of fish assemblages in Amazon streams. Ecography. 41: 219–232. (pdf)

48. Chiarello M., Villéger S., C Bouvier C., Auguet J.-C., Bouvier T. 2017. Captive bottlenose dolphins and killer whales harbor a species-specific skin microbiota that varies among individuals. Scientific Reports. 7: 15269. (pdf)

47. Barnagaud J.Y., Kissling W.D., Tsirogiannis C., Fisikopoulos V., Villéger S., Sekercioglu C.H., Svenning J.‐C. 2017. Biogeographical, environmental and anthropogenic determinants of global patterns in bird taxonomic and trait turnover. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 26: 1190–1200. (pdf)

46. Villéger S., Brosse S., Mouchet M., Mouillot D., Vanni M.J. 2017. Functional ecology of fish: current approaches and future challenges. Aquatic Sciences. 79: 783–801. (pdf)

45. Vanni M.J., McIntyre P.,(...), Villéger S., et al. 2017. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology. 98: 1475. (pdf)

44. Henriques S., Guilhaumon F., Villéger S., Amoroso S., França S., Pasquaud S., Cabral H. N., Vasconcelos, R.P. 2017. Biogeographical region and environmental conditions drive functional traits of estuarine fish assemblages worldwide. Fish and Fisheries. 18: 752–771. (pdf)

43. Villéger S., Maire E., Leprieur F. 2017. On the risks of using dendrograms to measure functional diversity and multidimensional spaces to measure phylogenetic diversity: a comment on Sobral et al. (2016). Ecology Letters. 20: 554–557. (pdf)

42. Chust G., Vogt M., Benedetti F., Nakov T., Villéger S., et al. 2017. Mare incognitum: A glimpse into future plankton diversity and ecology research. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4: 68. (pdf)

41. D'Agata S., Vigliola L., Graham N. A. J., Wantiez L., Parravicini V., Villéger S., Mou-Tham G., Frolla P., Friedlander A. M., Kulbicki M. & Mouillot D. 2016. Unexpected high vulnerability of functions in wilderness areas: evidence from coral reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20160128.  (pdf)

40. Tribot A.-S., Mouquet N., Villéger S., Raymond M., Hoff F., Boissery P., Holon F. & Deter J. 2016. Taxonomic and functional diversity increase the aesthetic value of coralligenous reefs. Scientific Reports. 6: 34229. (pdf)

39. Toussaint A., Beauchard O., Oberdorff T., Brosse S.* & Villéger S.*. 2016. Worldwide freshwater fish homogenization is driven by a few widespread non-native species. Biological Invasions. 18: 1295–1304. (pdf)

38. Leităo R.P., Zuanon J., Villéger S., Williams S.E., Baraloto C., Fortunel C., Mendonça F. P., Mouillot D. 2016. Rare species contribute disproportionately to the functional structure of species assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283: 20160084. (pdf)

37. Toussaint A., Charpin N., Brosse S* & Villéger S.*. 2016. Global functional diversity of freshwater fish is concentrated in the Neotropics while functional vulnerability is widespread. Scientific Reports. 6: 22125. (pdf)

36. Doxa A., Holon F., Deter J., Villéger S., Boissery P., Mouquet N. 2016. Mapping biodiversity in three-dimensions challenges marine conservation strategies: The example of coralligenous assemblages in North-Western Mediterranean Sea. Ecological Indicators. 61: 1042–1054. (pdf)

35. Pool T.K., Cucherousset J., Boulętreau S., Villéger S., Strecker A.L., Grenouillet G. 2016. Increased taxonomic and functional similarity does not increase communities’ trophic similarity. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25: 46–54. (pdf)

34. Pham The T., Chu Van T., Bui Thi V. H., Nguyen T. T., Tran Q. H., Cung Thi N. M., Bouvier C., Brune J., Villéger S., Bouvier T., Bettarel Y. 2015. Coral-associated viruses and bacteria in the Ha Long bay (Vietnam). Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 76: 149–161. (pdf)

33. Chiarello M., Villéger S., Bouvier C., Bettarel Y. & Bouvier T. 2015. High diversity of skin-associated bacterial communities of marine fishes is promoted by their high variability among body parts, individuals and species. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 91: 10.1093/femsec/fiv061. (pdf)

32. Sagouis A., Cucherousset J., Villéger S., Santoul F. & Boulętreau S. 2015. Non-native species modify the isotopic structure of freshwater fish communities across the globe. Ecography. 38: 979–985. (pdf) "Editor's choice".

31. Cucherousset J. & Villéger S. 2015. Quantifying the multiple facets of isotopic diversity: New metrics for stable isotope ecology. Ecological Indicators. 56: 152–160. (pdf)

30. Maire E., Grenouillet G., Brosse S. & Villéger S. 2015. How many dimensions to accurately assess functional diversity? A pragmatic approach for assessing the quality of functional spaces. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24: 728–740. (pdf)

29. Villéger S., Blanchet S., Beauchard O., Oberdorff T. & Brosse S. 2015. From current distinctiveness to future homogenization of the world’s freshwater fish faunas. Diversity and Distributions. 21: 223235. (pdf)

28. Sirot C., Villéger S., Mouillot D., Darnaude A.M., Ramos-Miranda J., Flores-Hernandez D. & Panfili J. 2015. Combinations of biological attributes predict temporal dynamics of fish species in response to environmental changes. Ecological Indicators. 48: 147–156. (pdf)

27. Zhao T., Villéger S., Lek S. & Cucherousset J. 2014. High intraspecific variability in the functional niche of a predator is associated with ontogenetic shift and individual specialization. Ecology and Evolution. 4: 4649–4657. (pdf)

26. Villéger S., Grenouillet G. & Brosse S. 2014. Functional homogenization exceeds taxonomic homogenization among European fish assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 1450–1460. (pdf)

25. Pool T.K., Grenouillet G. & Villéger S. 2014. Species contribute differently to the taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic alpha and beta diversity of freshwater fish communities. Diversity and Distributions. 20: 1235–1244. (pdf)

24. Mouillot D.*, Villéger S.*, Parravicini V.*, Kulbicki M., Arias-González J.-E., Bender M. Chabanet P., Floeter S.R., Friedlander A.M., Vigliola L. & Bellwood D.R. 2014. Functional over-redundancy and high functional vulnerability in global fish faunas on tropical reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111: 13757–13762. (pdf + Supp. Info.) Cover of PNAS issue. See special issue on functional biogeography.

23. Parravicini V., Villéger S., McClanahan T.R., Arias-González J.-E., Bellwood D.R., Belmaker J., Chabanet P., Floeter S.R., Friedlander A.M., Guilhaumon F., Vigliola L., Kulbicki M. & Mouillot D. 2014. Global mismatch between species richness and vulnerability of reef fish assemblages. Ecology Letters. 17: 1101–1110. (pdf) Highlight by Nature.

22. Cheng L., Blanchet S., Loot G., Villéger S., Zhang T., Lek S, Ang-Lek S. & Li Z. 2014. Temporal changes in the taxonomic and functional diversity of fish communities in shallow Chinese lakes: the effects of river-lake connections and aquaculture. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 24: 23-34. (pdf)

21- Toussaint A., Beauchard O., Oberdorff T., Brosse S & Villéger S. 2014. Historical assemblage distinctiveness and the introduction of widespread non-native species explain worldwide change in freshwater fish taxonomic dissimilarity. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23: 574-584. (pdf)

20- Villéger S., Grenouillet G. & Brosse S. 2013. Decomposing functional β-diversity reveals that low functional β-diversity is driven by low functional turnover in European fish assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 22: 671-681. (pdf) [library betapart]

19- Mouillot D., Graham N.A.J., Villéger S., Mason N.W.H. & Bellwood D.R. 2013. A functional approach reveals community responses to disturbances. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28: 167-177. (pdf)

18- Buisson L., Grenouillet G., Villéger S., Canal J. & Laffaille P. 2013. Toward a loss of functional diversity in stream fish assemblages under climate change. Global Change Biology. 19: 387-400. (pdf)

17- Brosse S., Beauchard O., Blanchet S., Dürr H.H, Grenouillet G, Hugueny B., Lauzeral C., Leprieur F., Tedesco P.A., Villéger S. & Oberdorff T. 2013. Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness throughout the World. Hydrobiologia. 700: 343-349. (pdf)

16- Villéger S., Grenouillet G., Suc V.  & Brosse S. 2012. Intra- and interspecific differences in nutrient recycling by European freshwater fish. Freshwater Biology. 57: 2330-2341.(pdf)

15- Villéger S., Ramos Miranda J., Flores Hernandez D. & Mouillot D. 2012. Low functional β-diversity despite high taxonomic β-diversity among tropical estuarine fish communities. PLoS One. 7: e40679. (pdf)

14- Villéger S., Ferraton F., De Wit R. & Mouillot D. 2012. Nutrient recycling by coastal macro-organisms: intra vs. interspecific differences. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 452: 297-303. (pdf)

13- Villéger S. & Brosse S. 2012. Measuring changes in taxonomic dissimilarity following species introductions and extirpations. Ecological Indicators. 18: 552-558. (pdf)

12- Villéger S., Blanchet S., Beauchard O., Oberdorff T. & Brosse S. 2011. Homogenization patterns of the world's freshwater fish faunas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 108: 18003-18008. (pdf). Press coverage : CNRS, Science et Vie.

11- Bouletreau S., Cucherousset J., Villéger S. & Santoul F. 2011. Colossal aggregations of giant alien freshwater fish as a potential biogeochemical hotpsot. PLoS One. 6: e25732. (pdf

10- Albouy C., Guilhaumon F., Villéger S., Mouchet M., Mercier L., Culioli J. M., Tomasini J. A., Le Loc’h F. & Mouillot D. 2011. Predicting trophic guild and diet overlap from functional traits: statistics, opportunities and limitations for marine ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 436: 17-28. (pdf)

9- Villéger S., Novack-Gottshal P. & Mouillot D. 2011. The multidimensionality of the niche reveals functional diversity changes in benthic marine biotas across geological time. Ecology Letters. 14: 561-568. (pdf)

8- Mouillot D., Villéger S., Scherer-Lorenzen M. & Mason N.W.H. 2011. Functional structure of biological communities predicts ecosystem multifunctionality. PloS One. 6: e17476 (pdf).

7- Villéger S., Ramos Miranda J., Flores Hernandez D. & Mouillot D. Contrasting changes in taxonomic vs functional diversity of tropical fish assemblages after habitat degradation.  Ecological Applications. 20: 1512-1522. (pdf)

6- Mouchet M., Villéger S., Mason N.W.H. & Mouillot D. Functional diversity estimators: an overview of their redundancy and their ability to discriminate community assembly rules. Functional Ecology. 24: 867-876. (pdf)

5- Devictor V., Clavel J., Julliard R., Lavergne S., Mouillot D., Thuiller W., Venail P., Villéger S. & Mouquet N. Defining and measuring ecological specialization. Journal of Applied Ecology. 47: 15-25. (pdf)

4- Villéger S. & Mouillot D. 2008. Additive partitioning of diversity including species differences: a comment on Hardy & Senterre (2007). Journal of Ecology. 96: 845-848. (pdf)

3- Villéger S., Mason N. & Mouillot D. 2008. New multidimensional functional diversity indices for a multifaceted framework in functional ecology. Ecology. 89: 2290-2301. (pdf)

2- Villéger S., Ramos Miranda J., Flores Hernandez D., Sosa López A. & Mouillot D. 2008. Stable trophic structure across coastal nekton assemblages despite high species turnover. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 364: 135-146. (pdf)

1- Mouchet M., Guilhaumon F., Villéger S., Mason N.W.H., Tomasini J.A. & Mouillot D. 2008. Towards a consensus for calculating dendrogram-based functional diversity indices. Oikos. 117: 794-800. (pdf)


Book chapter

Hobbie S. E. & Villéger S. 2015. Interactive effects of plants, decomposers, herbivores, and predators on nutrient cycling, in Trophic Ecology: Bottom-up and Top-down Interactions across Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Editors: Hanley T.C. & La Pierre, K.J. Cambridge University press, Cambridge, UK. p233-259. Table of contents. See publisher website to order book.

R package

Baselga A., Orme D., Villéger S., De Bortoli J. & Leprieur F. Betapart : Partitioning beta diversity into turnover and nestedness components. Version 1.5.1. Help file.

Conference paper

Villon S, Chaumont M., Subsol G., Villéger S, Claverie T., Mouillot  D. 2016. Coral Reef Fish Detection    and Recognition in Underwater Videos by Supervised Machine Learning: Comparison Between Deep Learning and HOG+SVM Methods. 17th International Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Graphics. Lecce, Italy. (pdf)

PhD Thesis

Villéger S. 2008. Dynamique de la diversité fonctionnelle des communautés de poissons (Lagune de Terminos, Mexique). Montpellier SupAgro. 328p. (pdf)


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