Christophe Amiot

Christophe Amiot
University of Nantes | UNIV Nantes · Département de Biologie

phD

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Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
University of Angers
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2015 - August 2018
Lycee Raphael Elize, Sable sur sarthe, France
Position
  • Biology and Human physio-pathology teacher
May 2011 - April 2015
Massey University · Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences ·
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
May 2011 - May 2015
Massey University
Field of study
  • Urban Ecology
September 2004 - July 2005
Université Paris 13 Nord
Field of study
  • Animal behaviour

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Publications (24)
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Urbanisation constitutes one of the most rapid human-induced environmental changes, developing at the expense of natural and semi-natural habitats. It often implies alterations of many abiotic and biotic factors and contributes to create new environmental conditions, including temperature, food resources, competition and predation. Despite increasi...
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Modern human societies have negatively impacted native species richness and their adaptive capacity on every continent, in clearly contrasting ways. We propose a general model to explain how the sequence, duration and type of colonising society alternative species richness patterns through changes in evolutionary pressures. These changes cause diff...
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ContextDetermining the appropriate scale at which to study species’ interactions with their environment is a great challenge.Objective We investigated the spatial extent at which landscape structure affects the occurrence of four species of terrestrial mammalian herbivores in the Brazilian savannas and examined whether those scales could be explain...
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Contexte: Maintenir l'exploitation des ressources naturelles par l'homme et les richesses biologiques sur un territoire est un enjeu majeur qui existe tout particulièrement dans les zones périphériques des aires protégées (AP) des régions tropicales. En effet, les activités humaines autour des AP rendent ces espaces de plus en plus inhospitaliers e...
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Although the perils of plastics to living organisms including humans have been neglected for decades, they have recently been recognized as a major environmental problem worldwide. Little progress has been made on understanding the factors that drive species' and populations' susceptibilities to the ingestion of plastic. Here, we propose using nutr...
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1.Our understanding of the niche concept will remain limited while the quantity and range of different food types eaten remains a dominant proxy for niche breadth, as this does not account for the broad ecological context that governs diet. Linking nutrition, physiology and behaviour are critical to predict the extent to which a species adjusts its...
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Many songbird species are socially monogamous while exhibiting varying extrapair paternity frequencies. Song complexity, often subject to sexual selection, similarly varies across songbird taxa. Some species form highly complex songs whereas others produce simple songs. The basis of this variability, however, is unresolved. Because selection pressu...
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Knowledge about the maturity status of specimens included in evolutionary, taxonomic or life history investigations is fundamentally important. This study investigated the use of the degree of cranial suture fusion, the developmental status of cranial bones, and the degree of tooth wear as indicators for cranial maturity status in Delphinus sp. fro...
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Accurate estimations of nestling ages are often required for studies of life history traits and breeding strategies of avian species. Yet detailed information on species-specific developmental patterns of chicks is scarce. In this study, we present comprehensive data on plumage and behavioural development of New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginos...
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Birdsong has evolved to help individual birds attract mates and defend territories. The breeding season is a critical period in the life history of many songbird species and previous studies indicate that bird vocal behaviour changes at the onset of breeding season. In this study, we compared the complex songs of a seasonal-breeding New Zealand hon...
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Berggren (2005) recorded the presence of louse-flies (Insecta: Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in the plumage of North Island robins (Petroica longipes) on Tiritiri Matangi I, including a photograph of a specimen. She sent 2 voucher specimens to the Museum of New Zealand where RLP identified them as Ornithoica sp. These specimens have been examined recentl...
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Predators that forage on foods with temporally and spatially patchy distributions may rely on private or public sources of information to enhance their chances of foraging success. Using GPS tracking, field observations, and videography, we examined potential sites and mechanisms of information acquisition in departures for foraging trips by coloni...
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Urbanisation alters several ecological factors that shape the composition and the structure of animal communities. Changes in predation pressure and human disturbances are among the important factors that affect native bird survival in urban habitats. Nesting period, especially for open-cup nests, represents the most sensitive stage of life to pred...
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Vocalisations are important for territorial defence, mate attraction, and species recognition in many songbirds. Comparative studies on the songs of birds between islands and mainland populations provide insight into the evolution of vocal communication in terms of both ecological and social factors. We compared the vocalisations of tui (Prosthemad...
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New Zealand urbanisation has not contravened to world trends. The urban area in New Zealand continues to expand, driven by an increasing population, with areas of forest and pasture largely reduced and scattered in urban remnants. However, in contrast to well-known urban regions in central Europe and North America, where the urbanisation transition...
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Urbanisation alters several ecological factors that shape the composition and the structure of animal communities. Changes in predation pressure and human disturbances are among the important factors that affect native bird survival in urban habitats. Nesting period, especially for open-cup nests, represents the most sensitive stage of life to pred...
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Vocalisations are important for territorial defence, mate attraction, and species recognition in many songbirds. Comparative studies on the songs of birds between islands and mainland populations provide insight into the evolution of vocal communication in terms of both ecological and social factors. We compared the vocalisations of tui (Prosthemad...
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Human-leopard conflict exists throughout the distribution range of leopards. The management of such interactions with humans is a high priority for the Nepalese authorities. To gain information on the extent of the human-leopard conflict in the region, we collected carnivore scat over an area of approximately 400 km 2 in the lower belt of the Annapur...
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Species that forage in aggregations have the potential to benefit from information transfer among conspecifics on food sources. A well known example is the honey bee, which combines social and personal information to improve the efficiency of food finding. Gannets, seabirds that seasonally nest in large colonies, share aspects of their socio-ecolog...
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Translocation of endangered species to habitats where exotic predators have been removed is now a common conservation practice around the world. Many of these translocated populations have thrived, and they are often used as sources for the harvesting of individuals for translocations to sites where exotic predators still exist, albeit at reduced d...
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New environmental conditions may impact on behaviour and morphology, and consequently affect population dynamics. Rapid response to new conditions is likely to be a key factor in species introduction success. The Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus is an Asian species which, following accidental introduction only 30 years ago, has colonized the...

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- Ecología trófica [Feeding ecology] - Composición nutricional de las presas [Proximate composition of prey] -Calidad nutricional de las presas [Prey quality] - Ecología nutricional [Nutritional ecology]