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Timothée Bonnet

Evolutionary biologist/ecologist

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  • (Hopefully) coming soon on this screen: Cross-sex analysis of additive genetic variance for fitness; Evolution in population matrix models (in a way that actually works); When evolution hurts populations; Something-something about albatross beak size


  • Cuchot, P, Bonnet, T, Dehorter, O, Henry, P-Y, Teplitsky, C. (2024) How interacting anthropogenic pressures alter the plasticity of breeding time in two common songbirds. Journal of Animal Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.14113
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  • Ghislain, M1, Bonnet, T1, Godeau, U, Dehorter, 0, Gimenez, O, Henry, P-Y. (2024) Synchrony in adult survival is remarkably strong among common temperate songbirds across France. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.4305 (1shared first authorship)
    bibtex - EcoEvoRXiv - pdf

  • Subasinghe, K, Symonds, MRE, Prober, SM, Bonnet, T, Williams, KJ, Ware, C, Gardner, JL. (2024) Spatial variation in avian bill size is associated with temperature extremes in a major radiation of Australian passerines. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 291 https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.2480
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  • Gould, E, Fraser, HS, Parker, TH, Nakagawa, S, et al. Same data, different analysts: variation in effect sizes due to analytical decisions in ecology and evolutionary biology. EcoEvoRxiv. https://ecoevorxiv.org/repository/view/6000/

  • Menário Costa, W, Kind, WJ, Bonnet, T, Festa-Bianchet, M, Kruuk, LEB (2023). Early-life behavior, survival, and maternal personality in a wild marsupial. Behavioral Ecology 34(6) https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arad070
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  • Latimer, A, Sherratt, E, Bonnet, T, Scheyer, TM (2023) Semicircular canal shape diversity among modern lepidosaurs – Life habit, size, allometry. BMC Ecology and Evolution 23(10) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-023-02113-1
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  • Shokirov, S, Jucker, T, Levick, SR, Manning, AD, Bonnet, T, Yebra, M,Youngentob, KN (2023) Habitat highs and lows: Using terrestrial and UAV LiDAR for modelling avian species richness and abundance in a restored woodland. Remote Sensing of Environment 285 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113326
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  • Gardner, JL, Clayton, M, Allen, R, Stein, J, Bonnet, T (2022) The effects of temperature extremes on survival in two semi‐arid Australian bird communities over three decades, with predictions to 2104. Global Ecology and Biogeography 31(12):2498-2509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.13591
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  • Crates, R, Watson, DM, Albery, GF, Bonnet, T, Murphy, L, Rayner, L, Stojanovic, D, Timewell, C, Meney, B, Roderick, M, Ingwersen, D & Heinsohn, R. (2022) Mistletoes could moderate drought impacts on birds, but are themselves susceptible to drought-induced dieback. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289:20220358. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0358
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  • Bonnet, T, Morrissey, MB, de Villemereuil, P, Alberts, SC, Arcese, P, Bailey, LD, Boutin, S, Brekke, P, Brent, LJN, Camenisch, G, Charmantier, A, Clutton-Brock, TH, Cockburn, A, Coltman, DW, Courtiol, A, Davidian, E, Evans, SR, Ewen, JG, Festa-Bianchet, M, de Franceschi, C, Gustafsson, L, Höner, OP, Houslay, TM, Keller, LF, Manser, M, McAdam, MG, McLean, E, Nietlisbach, P, Osmond, HL, Pemberton, JM, Postma, E, Reid, JM, Rutschmann, A, Santure, AW, Sheldon, BC, Slate, J, Teplitsky, C, Visser, ME, Wachter, B & LEB Kruuk. (2022) Genetic variance in fitness indicates rapid contemporary adaptive evolution in wild animals. Science 376(6596): 1012-1016. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abk0853
    Free-access referral link: https://www.science.org/stoken/author-tokens/ST-526/full - bibtex


  • Aich, U, Bonnet, T, Head, ML & Jennions, MD (2021). Effect of male age and past mating effort on pre-copulatory male-mating behaviour and paternity success. Evolution early view, https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.14371.
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  • Subasinghe, K, Symonds, MRE, Vidal-García, M, Bonnet, T, Prober, SM, Williams, KJ & Gardner JL (2021). Repeatability and Validity of Phenotypic Trait Measurements in Birds. Evolutionary Biology https://doi.org/10.1007/s11692-020-09527-5.
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  • Cooper, E, Bonnet, T, Osmond, H, Cockburn, A & Kruuk, L (2020). Ageing and senescence across reproductive traits and survival in superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus). The American Naturalist 197(1): 111-127, https://doi.org/10.1086/711755.
    bibtex - EcoEvoRXiv - pdf


  • Cooper, E, Bonnet, T, Cockburn, A & Kruuk, L (2020). Do the ages of parents or helpers affect offspring fitness in a cooperatively breeding bird? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33(12): 1735-1748.
    bibtex - EcoEvoRXiv - pdf

  • Aich, U, Bonnet, T, Fox, R & Jennions, MD (2020). An experimental test to separate the effects of male age and mating history on female mate choice. Behavioural Ecology araa092, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa092.
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  • Hagmayer, A, Camenisch, G, Canale, C, Postma, E & Bonnet, T (2020). Limited mass-independent individual variation in resting metabolic rate in a wild population of snow voles (Chionomys nivalis). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32(5): 608-618. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13595
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  • Bonnet, T, Morrissey, M, Morris, A, Morris, S, Clutton-Brock, T, Pemberton, J & Kruuk, L (2019). The role of selection and evolution in changing parturition date in a red deer population. PLoS Biology 17(11): e3000493. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000493
    bibtex - EcoEvoRXiv - F1000 - pdf

  • Bonnet, T, Morrissey, M & Kruuk, L (2019). Estimation of genetic variance in fitness, and inference of adaptation, when fitness follows a log-normal distribution. Journal of Heredity 110(4): 383-395. doi:10.1093/jhered/esz018
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  • Morrissey, M & Bonnet, T (2019). Analogues of the fundamental and secondary theorems of selection, assuming a log-normal distribution of expected fitness. Journal of Heredity 110(4): 396-402. doi:10.1093/jhered/esz020
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  • Ponzi, E, Keller, L, Bonnet, T & Muff, S (2018). Heritability, selection, and the response to selection in the presence of phenotypic measurement error: effects, cures, and the role of repeated measurements. Evolution 72(10): 1992-2004. doi:10.1111/evo.13573
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  • Bonnet, T & Postma, E (2018). Fluctuating selection and its (elusive) evolutionary consequences in a wild rodent population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31(4): 572-586. doi:10.1111/jeb.13246
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  • Bonnet, T, Leblois, R, Rousset, F & Crochet, PA (2017). A reassessment of explanations for discordant introgressions of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes. Evolution 71(9): 2140-2158. doi:10.1111/evo.13296.
    bibtex - dryad - GitHub - Top 20 most read article - pdf

  • Bonnet, T, Wandeler, P, Camenisch, G & Postma, E (2017). Bigger is fitter? Quantitative genetic decomposition of selection reveals an adaptive evolutionary decline of body mass in a wild rodent population. PLoS Biology 15(1): e1002592. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002592.
    bibtex - GitHub - Biorxiv - pdf

  • van Benthem, KJ1, Bruijning, M1, Bonnet, T1, Jongejans, E2, Postma, E2 & Ozgul, A2 (2017). Disentangling evolutionary, plastic and demographic processes underlying trait dynamics: A review of four frameworks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 75–85. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12627. (1shared first authorship; 2shared last authorship)
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  • Bonnet, T & Postma, E (2016). Successful by chance? The power of mixed models and neutral simulations for the detection of individual fixed heterogeneity in fitness components. The American Naturalist 187(1): 60-74. doi:10.1086/684158.
    bibtex - dryad - GitHub - F1000 - pdf

  • García-Navas, V, Bonnet, T, Waldvogel, D, Camenisch, G & Postma, E (2016). Consequences of female philopatry for reproductive success and mate choice in an Alpine rodent. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1158-1166. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw031.
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  • García-Navas, V, Bonnet, T, Bonal, R & Postma, E (2016). The role of fecundity and sexual selection in the evolution of size and sexual size dimorphism in New World and Old World voles (Rodentia: Arvicolinae). Oikos 125: 1250-1260. doi:10.1111/oik.03026.
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  • García-Navas, V, Bonnet, T, Waldvogel, D, Wandeler, P, Camenisch, G & Postma, E (2015). Gene flow counteracts the effect of drift in a Swiss population of snow voles fluctuating in size. Biological Conservation 191: 168–177. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.021.
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Pre-PhD studies

  • Bonnet, T, Crespin, L, Pinot, A, Bruneteau, L, Bretagnolle, V & Gauffre, B (2013). How the common vole copes with modern farming: Insights from a capture-mark-recapture experiment. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 177: 21–27. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.005.
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  • Elgvin, TO, Hermansen, JS, Fijarczyk, A, Bonnet, T, Borge, T, Sæther, Sa, Voje, KL & Sætre, GP (2011). Hybrid speciation in sparrows II: a role for sex chromosomes? Molecular Ecology 20: 3823–3837. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05182.x.
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  • Bonnet, T, Slagsvold, PK & Sætre, GP (2011). Genetic species identification of a Collared Pied Flycatcher from Norway. Journal of Ornithology 152: 1069–1073. doi:10.1007/s10336-011-0703-4.
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Non peer-review publications

  • Bonnet, T, Ghislain, M, Henry, PY. Studying Interspecific Synchrony in Bird Survival Using Constant Effort Sites Mist-Netting Scheme. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. doi:10.1002/bes2.2155.

Published data

  • Bonnet, T & Postma, E (2018). Data from: Fluctuating selection and its (elusive) evolutionary consequences in a wild rodent population. Dryad Digital Repository. https://datadryad.org//resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.6767m

  • Bonnet, T, Wandeler, P, Camenisch, G & Postma, E (2017). Data from: Bigger is fitter? Quantitative genetic decomposition of selection reveals an adaptive evolutionary decline of body mass in a wild rodent population. PLoS Biology 15(1): e1002592. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002592.s008

  • Bonnet, T, Leblois, R, Rousset, F & Crochet, PA (2017). Data from: A reassessment of explanations for discordant introgressions of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.44sv0.

  • Bonnet, T & Postma, E (2016). Data from: Successful by chance? the power of mixed models and neutral simulations for the detection of individual fixed heterogeneity in fitness components. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.3cb61.