Philippe Ponel

Philippe Ponel
French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS

Ph.D.

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October 1992 - present

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Publications (307)
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This paper provides a faunal inventory of the Coleoptera of the Aeolian Islands, including both the list of 669 species so far recorded and its update with 192 new records for the archipelago. Sericoderus brevicornis Matthews, 1890 (Corylophidae) is new for Italy; for Anthicus crinitus La Ferté-Sénectère, 1849 (Anthicidae) the second record in Ital...
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Wetland ecosystems in water-limited environments locally boost biotic interactions, habitat diversity, and species concentrations, but little knowledge exists on their long-term functioning and susceptibility to regime shifts that might influence conservation and reclamation actions. Here we used a historical ecology approach on a rare Mediterranea...
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The decline of arthropod populations observed in many parts of the world is a major component of the sixth mass extinction with intensive agriculture being one of its main drivers. Biodiversity-friendly farming practices are taking centre stage in the recovery process. In vineyards, vegetation cover is commonly used for production purposes, to redu...
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Terrestrial arthropods in impact studies: current limitations and proposals for better consideration of conservation issues. Environmental impact studies are a regulatory process to assess projects that may have significant environmental impacts in France. It includes a “natural environments” section, where an ecological diagnosis gives an initial...
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"The Planet Reviewed in Corsica" is an expedition by the MNHN in partnership with the Collectivité de Corse and the French Office for Biodiversity. Between 2019 and 2022, several teams of scientists are undertaking an inventory of terrestrial and marine diversity of Corsica. The objective is to establish a reference state of a series of sites of hi...
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The decline of arthropod populations observed in many parts of the world is a major component of the sixth mass extinction with intensive agriculture being one of its main drivers. Biodiversity-friendly farming practices are taking centre stage in the recovery process. In vineyards, vegetation cover is commonly used for production purposes, to redu...
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The Port-Cros National Park (PCNP), established in 1963, was one of the earliest terrestrial and marine parks in the Mediterranean Sea. From 2012, it engaged in a major redefinition and extension of its territory (N-PCNP—New Port-Cros National Park). This case is particularly interesting insofar as the protected area has been competently and effici...
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L’Entomologiste, tome 77, 2021, n° 5 : 303 – 318 The authors present in detail some recent records of 15 species of saproxylic Beetles rare or remarkable for the French fauna. They mainly come from inventories carried out by the entomology network of the National forestry office (ONF), as well as from traps of the Pine wilt Nematode national monit...
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Cereals are a central resource for the human diet and are traditionally assumed to have evolved from wild grasses at the onset of the Neolithic under the pressure of agriculture. Here we demonstrate that cereals may have a significantly longer and more diverse lineage, based on the study of a 0–2.3 Ma, 601 m long sedimentary core from Lake Acıgöl (...
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Invasive plant species, such as Carpobrotus species, threaten the biodiversity of Mediterranean islands. Ecological restoration can include the control of invasive plants, but the effect of Carpobrotus removal on arthropods is understudied. Here, we evaluated the influence of Carpobrotus removal on beetle assemblages, on a Mediterranean island. Bet...
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Mediterranean island biodiversity is threatened by invasive plants, especially by Carpobrotus species. Invasive plant control is a major management tool for the restoration of invaded areas, but the effect of Carpobrotus removal on arthropods is poorly understood. In this study, we evaluate how spider assemblages are influenced by Carpobrotus remov...
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Biodiversity-friendly farming practices are taking centre stage, with herbicide use sparking major public debate on human health. Vegetation cover is increasingly used to enhance agroecosystem biodiversity and functions, providing important ecosystem services like biological pest control. However, further information is required on the relationship...
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Leptoderis solieri Ferrer, 2015 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) is a troglophilous species occurring in Spain, Mediterranean France and Sardinia. If still present in most of the French Mediterranean districts, it was not recently recorded in the districts of Pyrénées-Orientales and Var. In this paper, L. solieri is rediscovered in the Var in 2016 and 2...
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PREFACE : ...La communauté des coléoptéristes amateurs est fragile car son moteur est la passion et son carburant est la liberté. Sans cette liberté qui est consubstantielle de la vocation du naturaliste, la source de connaissance et d’expertise que constitue la communauté des bénévoles pourrait se tarir rapidement. 93 % des collections de coléoptè...
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We present the entomological results of a geological and biological exploration in he Lut desert, performed in 2014 by the Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences (INIOAS) and the University of Tehran. Five localities were sampled, including the one considered as the the hottest spot on Earth. They yielded 15 insect tax...
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Mediterranean island biodiversity is threatened by invasive plants, especially by Carpobrotus species. Invasive plant control is a major management tool for the restoration of invaded areas, but the effect of Carpobrotus removal on arthropods is poorly known. In this study, we evaluate how beetle and spider assemblages are influenced by Carpobrotus...
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A 601 m long sedimentary sequence was drilled in Lake Acigöl, located in the lakes region of SW Anatolia, near the Denizli travertine from which the oldest hominin of Turkey was unearthed. Among all dating methods applied to the sedimentary sequence, paleomagnetism, through the recognition of geomagnetic chrons, was the most successful and led to a...
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Catomus aeolicus sp. nov. is described from the Aeolian archipelago (Sicily, Italy). The new species differs from the other European Catomus by having distinctly bent tibiae, longer antennae (especially in males), and strongly highlighted sexual dimorphism. The shape of the aedeagus also seems diagnostic for this new species.
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New investigations performed with a multi-proxy approach provide a robust climate reconstruction for the Late-Glacial in the Massif Central, France. The temperature reconstruction from Coleoptera is obtained from the Mutual Climatic Range Method, or “MCR” method, based on the range of climates corresponding to the area occupied today by the species...
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Abstract: The late glacial – early Holocene transition is a key period in the earth’s history. However, although this transition is well studied in Europe, it is not well constrained in the Middle East and palaeohydrological records with robust chronologies remain scarce from this region. Here we present an interesting hydrobiological record showin...
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Révélé par l’érosion littorale à la fin des années 1960, le site du Rozel (Manche) correspond à un ensemble d’occupations néandertaliennes conservées dans un massif dunaire implanté dans une crique au pied d’une falaise de schiste, topographie favorable au retour périodique des paléolithiques. L’érosion s’intensifiant, une fouille de sauvetage est...
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Although Iran is an interesting area, few palaeoclimatic records are available from it. Iran is a climatic and biogeographic crossroad and one of first civilization cradle. Subfossil chironomids, have recently proved their high potential as seasonality indicators in Neor region with a dominant continental Mediterranean climate. We present here two...
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Coastal wetland-based archives have an exceptional scientific potential to observe past biodiversity changes and identify key thresholds for particular ecosystems facing relative sea-level rise (RSLR). In this presentation, we focus on the fossil Coleoptera analysis-supplemented by pollen and geochemical data-of two 14C-dated cores from Corsican ba...
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L'étude du contenu pollinique de deux échantillons prélevés, soit sur un spécimen de Megachile sculpturalis Smith, 1853, soit dans la loge d'un "hôtel à insectes" fréquenté par cet Hyménoptère, livre des indications préli-minaires sur le comportement de butinage et sur le régime alimentaire de cette abeille invasive dont la première observation en...
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Ecological restauration of Bagaud Island (Parc National de Port-Cros)
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In this paper one family (Hahniidae), six genera (Cyrtophora, Hahnia, Lachesana, Megamyrmaekion, Nita and Zodarion) and 30 species are recorded for the fauna of Iran for the first time, of which, 17 species are provided with digital taxonomic illustrations. Previous Iranian records of Euryopis flavomaculata (C. L. Koch, 1836) and Evippa caucasica M...
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Sandy beaches, together with the foredune and the dune, form a morphological, functional and ecological complex, the beach-dune complex. This complex provides ecosystem services which have by far the highest value in the coastal areas, both marine and terrestrial habitats considered; it requires an overall management approach. Sandy beaches are oft...
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The active or passive dispersal of species outside their natural range is an important factor in biodiversity conservation. Today, over 200 Formicidae species have spread beyond the limits of their accepted natural distribution as a result of human activities, and fve are listed among the 100 worst invasive alien species of the world. The Argentine...
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We reconstructed the paleohydrologic and climatic history of the Lake Neor region, NW Iran, from the end of the late glacial to the middle Holocene (15,500–7500 cal yr BP). Subfossil chironomid and pollen assemblages in a sediment core from a peatland located south of Lake Neor enabled identification of four main hydrologic phases. The period 15,50...
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Pollen data obtained from radiocarbon-dated sediments of several peat bogs and lakes located in different parts of Iran and surrounding areas have recently provided invaluable new information on agricultural practices during the Persian empires, from the Achaemenids to the Sasanians. A review of the published and unpublished data has revealed disti...
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We have investigated the potential effects of global sea-level rise on Mediterranean coastal wetlands by studying the Coleoptera and pollen fossil remains in a 7000-year sedimentary record, which we obtained from a coastal marshy area on a small Mediterranean island (Cavallo, southern Corsica). Using beetle structural diversity and plant compositio...
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The Younger Dryas – Early Holocene transition is characterized by major climate and environmental changes at the global scale. While this period is relatively well documented throughout the temperate areas of the Northern hemisphere, Middle-East regions stay poorly investigated. In the present study, two sedimentary records (Arjan and Neor lake rec...