Peer-reviewed articles


Marcionetti A., Rossier V., Bertrand J.A.M., Litsios G. & Salamin N. (2018) First draft genome assembly of an iconic clownfish species (Amphiprion frenatus). Molecular Ecology Resources18, 1092-1101. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12772 (Link)


Delahaie B., Cornuault J., Masson C., Bertrand J.A.M., Bourgeois Y.X.C., Milá B. & Thébaud C. (2017) Narrow hybrid zones in spite of very low population differentiation in neutral markers in an island bird species complex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology30, 2132-2145. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13177 (Link)

Lavoué S., Bertrand J.A.M., Wuang H.-Y., Chen W.-J., Ho H.-C. H., Motomura H., Hata H., Sado T. & Miya M. (2017) Molecular systematics of the anchovy genus Encrasicholina in the Northwest Pacific. PLoS ONE12(7): e0181329. 10.1371/journal.pone.0181329 (Link

Bertrand J.A.M., Borsa P. & Chen W.-J. (2017) Phylogeography of the sergeants Abudefduf sexfasciatus and A. vaigiensis reveals complex introgression patterns between two widespread and sympatric Indo-West Pacific reef fishes. Molecular Ecology26, 2527-2542. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14044 (Link 

Lavoué S., Bertrand J.A.M., Chen W.-J., Ho H.-C. H., Motomura H., Sado T. & Miya M. (2017) Phylogenetic position of the rainbow sardine Dussumieria (Dussumieriidae) and its bearing on the early evolution of the Clupeoidei. Gene, 623, 41-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2017.04.032 (Link

Bourgeois Y.X.C, Delahaie B., Gautier M., Lhuillier E., Malé P.-J.G., Bertrand J.A.M., Cornuault J., Wakamatsu K., Bouchez O., Mould C., Bruxaux J., Holota H., Milá B. & Thébaud C. (2017) A novel locus on chromosome 1 underlies the evolution of a melanic plumage polymorphism in a wild songbird. Royal Society Open Science. 4: 160805. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.16085. (Link) 


Bourgeois Y.X.C., Bertrand J.A.M., Delahaie B., Cornuault J., Duval T., Milá B. & Thébaud C. (2016) Candidate gene analysis suggests untapped genetic complexity in melanin-based pigmentation in birds. Journal of Heredity, 107, 327-335. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esw017. (Link

Bertrand J.A.M.*, Delahaie B.*, Bourgeois Y.X.C., Duval T., García-Jiménez R., Cornuault J., Pujol B., Thébaud C. & Milá B. (2016) The role of selection and historical factors in driving population differentiation along an elevational gradient in an island bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, 824-836. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12829. (Link)

Chen C.-J., Shikina S., Chen W.-J., Chung Y.-J., Chiu Y.-L., Bertrand J.A.M., Lee Y.-H. & Chang C.-F. (2016) A novel female-specific and sexual reproduction-associated Dmrt gene discovered in the stony coral, Euphyllia ancora (Cnidaria, Anthozoa). Biology of Reproduction, 94, e40. DOI:10.1095/biolreprod.115.133173. (Link

Bertrand J.A.M.*, Bourgeois Y.X.C.* & Thébaud C. (2016) Population density of the Réunion Grey White-eye (Zosterops borbonicus) within the summit ecosystems of Réunion (Mascarene Islands). Ostrich87, 85-88. DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2015.1080198. (Link) 

Besnard G., Bertrand J.A.M., Delahaie B., Bourgeois Y.X.C., Lhuilier E. & Thébaud C. (2016) Valuing museum specimens: high-throughput DNA sequencing using historical collections of New Guinea crowned pigeons (Goura). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117, 71-82. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12494. (Link)


Cornuault J.*, Delahaie B.*, Bertrand J.A.M., Bourgeois Y.X.C., Milá B., Heeb P. & Thébaud C. (2015) Morphological and plumage colour variation in the Réunion Grey White-eye (Aves: Zosterops borbonicus): assessing the role of selection. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society114, 469-473. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12428. (Link)


Bertrand J.A.M., Bourgeois Y.X.C., Delahaie B., Duval T., García-Jiménez R., Cornuault J., Heeb P., Milá B., Pujol B. & Thébaud C. (2014) Extremely reduced dispersal and gene flow in an island bird. Heredity112, 190-196. DOI:10.1038/hdy.2013.91. (Link)



Cornuault J., Warren B.H., Bertrand J.A.M., Milá B., Thébaud C. & Heeb P. (2013) Timing and number of colonizations but not diversification rates affect diversity patterns in hemosporidian lineages on a remote oceanic archipelago. The American Naturalist182, 820-833. DOI:10.1086/673724. (Link)


Bourgeois Y.X.C., Lhuilier E., Cézard T., Bertrand J.A.M., Delahaie B., Cornuault J., Duval T., Bouchez O., Milá B. & Thébaud C. (2013) Mass production of SNP markers in a non-model passerine bird species through RAD-sequencing and contig mapping to the zebra finch genome. Molecular Ecology Resources13, 899-907. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12137. (Link)



Bourgeois Y.X.C., Bertrand J.A.M., Thébaud C. & Milá B. (2012) Investigating the role of the Melanocortin-1 receptor gene in an extreme case of microgeographical variation in the pattern of melanin-based plumage pigmentation. PLoS ONE, 7(12)e50906. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0050906. (Link)


Bertrand J.A.M., García-Jiménez R., Bourgeois Y., Duval T., Heeb P., Thébaud C. & Milá B. (2012)  Isolation and characterization of twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci for investigating an extreme case of microgeographical variation in an island bird (Zosterops borbonicus). Conservation Genetics Resources4, 323-226. DOI : 10.1007/s12686-011-9538-9. (Link)

* indicates that both authors contributed equally to the paper and should be therefore considered as first authors.


Other scientific publications


Bertrand J (2013) Causes de la différenciation génétique à une très petite échelle spatiale chez un oiseau insulaire (Zosterops borbonicus). Doctorate thesis. University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France.


Bertrand J (2009) Approche phylogéographique de la dispersion la diversification du clade Zosterops maderaspatanus dans le sud-ouest de l’Océan Indien. Master thesis. University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France.