Nicolas Lecomte

Adjunct Professor,
Université de Moncton

Département de Biologie
E-mail: nicolas.lecomte@umoncton.ca
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Education

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Ecology/Ecosystems, Université du Québec à Rimouski (2011)
  • Postdoctoral fellow,Ecology/Ecosystems & food-webs, University of Tromso, Norway (2010)
  • Ph.D., Biology, Université Laval (2007)
  • M.Sc, Wildlife Management, Université du Québec à Rimouski (2003)
  • M.Sc Equivalent, Conservation Biology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) (1998)
  • B.Sc Equivalent, Life Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) (1997)


  • Research

    Investigating the dynamics of Arctic and sub-Arctic terrestrial communities at multiple spatio-temporal scales in order to better understand their sensitivity to anthropogenic perturbations. Such program is required to assess the extent of climate-induced effects on tundra ecosystems, which are experiencing a concomitant disappearance of their key herbivores (e.g. lemmings) and an increasing presence of boreal species (e.g. red foxes)

    QCBS students

    Raphaël Lavoie

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2015)
    Global biodiversity index and bioacoustic surveys
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    Sylvain Christin

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Éric Hervet
    (Start: 2017)
    Impact des perturbations climatiques sur la phénologie des oiseaux arctiques: une approche bioacoustique

    Cléa Frapin

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Olivier Gilg
    (Start: 2019, End: 2022)
    The large ecological footprint of lemmings on predator-prey interactions across the Arctic.

    Émilie Martel-Brosseau

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2021)
    Covariates of shorebird distribution and demographics

    Joanie Dubé

    B.Sc.

    L'écologie du castor en fonction des perturbations du milieu

    Previous students (since 2009)

    Daniel Gallant

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2014, End: 2014)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dominique Berteaux
    Study of the predator guild in the Canadian boreal forest using historical archives
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    Marie-Andrée Giroux

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2014, End: 2015)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dominique Gravel
    EMPOWER North : Establishment of a Multidisciplinary research PrOgram to Widen our undERstanding of NORTHern ecosystems
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    Glenn Yannic

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2014, End: 2014)
    Landscape genetics and conservations of Arctic mammals

    Vincent L'Hérault

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2011, End: 2017)
    Spatio-temporal variation in the diet of the large boreal predators

    Laurie Maynard

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Jean-François Therrien, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
    (Start: 2018, End: 2021)
    Human impacts on the ecology of the threatened eastern population of North American Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos)
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    Lindsay Gauvin

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2014, End: 2017)
    Study of animal biodiversity associated with containment beaver activities at Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

    Marianne Gousy-Leblanc

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Dr Glenn Yannic, Université Savoie-Mont-Blanc
    (Start: 2018, End: 2020)
    Diversité génétique et structure de population chez un migrant nomade de l'arctique, le harfang des neiges

    Laurent Montagano

    M.Sc.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Shawn Leroux, Memorial University
    (Start: 2015, End: 2017)
    Importance of exchanges between ecosystems in the functioning of food webs: meta-analytic and experimental approaches

    Myriam Trottier-Paquet

    B.Sc.
    (Start: 2014, End: 2015)
    Effet de protection du pluvier bronzé (Pluvialis dominica) et du pluvier argenté (Pluvialis squatarola) sur la survie des nids en Arctique

    Examples of species studied

    Buteo lagopus
    Vulpes vulpes
    Ovis ammon hodgsoni
    Falco peregrinus
    Castor canadensis
    Lepus arcticus
    Bubo scandiacus
    Phalcoboenus australis
    Canis lupus arctos


    Publications

    90- Ecology of Arctic rabies: 60 years of disease surveillance in the warming climate of northern Canada
    Journal Article
    Simon A , Beauchamp G , Bélanger D , Bouchard C , Fehlner‐Gardiner C , Lecomte N , Rees E , Leighton P A ,
    2021 Zoonoses and Public Health (Date Added: 2021-05-27)

    89- Mapping our knowledge on birds of prey population genetics
    Journal Article
    Gousy-Leblanc M , Yannic G , Therrien J , Lecomte N ,
    2021 Conservation Genetics (Date Added: 2021-05-21)

    88- Derivation of Predator Functional Responses Using a Mechanistic Approach in a Natural System
    Journal Article
    Beardsell A , Gravel D , Berteaux D , Gauthier G , Clermont J , Careau V , Lecomte N , Juhasz C , Royer-Boutin P , Bêty J ,
    2021 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-03-29)

    87- Correction to: Population cycles and outbreaks of small rodents: ten essential questions we still need to solve (Oecologia, (2020), 10.1007/s00442-020-04810-w)
    Journal Erratum
    Andreassen H P , Sundell J , Ecke F , Halle S , Haapakoski M , Henttonen H , Huitu O , Jacob J , Johnsen K , Koskela E , Luque-Larena J J , Lecomte N , Leirs H , Mariën J , Neby M , Rätti O , Sievert T , Singleton G R , van Cann J , Vanden Broecke B , Ylönen H ,
    2021 Oecologia (Date Added: 2021-02-07)

    86- Behavioural responses of breeding arctic sandpipers to ground-surface temperature and primary productivity
    Journal Article
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    2021 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2021-02-05)

    85- Population cycles and outbreaks of small rodents: ten essential questions we still need to solve
    Journal Article
    Andreassen H P , Sundell J , Ecke F , Halle S , Haapakoski M , Henttonen H , Huitu O , Jacob J , Johnsen K , Koskela E , Luque-Larena J J , Lecomte N , Leirs H , Mariën J , Neby M , Rätti O , Sievert T , Singleton G R , van Cann J , Vanden Broecke B , Ylönen H ,
    2020 Oecologia (Date Added: 2021-01-04)

    84- Size matters: When resource accessibility by ecosystem engineering elicits wood-boring beetle demographic responses
    Journal Article
    Mourant A , Lecomte N , Moreau G ,
    2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-12-12)

    83- Parasites of an Arctic scavenger; the wolverine (Gulo gulo)
    Journal Article
    Watson S E , Hailer F , Lecomte N , Kafle P , Sharma R , Jenkins E J , Awan M , L’Hérault V , Perkins S E ,
    2020 International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife (Date Added: 2020-11-03)

    82- Biotic interactions govern the distribution of coexisting ungulates in the Arctic Archipelago – A case for conservation planning
    Journal Article
    Jenkins D A , Lecomte N , Andrews G , Yannic G , Schaefer J A ,
    2020 Global Ecology and Conservation (Date Added: 2020-10-22)

    81- Annual adult survival drives trends in Arctic-breeding shorebirds but knowledge gaps in other vital rates remain
    Journal Article
    Weiser E L , Lanctot R B , Brown S C , Gates H R , Bêty J , Boldenow M L , Brook R W , Brown G S , English W B , Flemming S A , Franks S E , Gilchrist H G , Giroux M , Johnson A , Kendall S , Kennedy L V , Koloski L , Kwon E , Lamarre J , Lank D B , Latty C J , Lecomte N , Liebezeit J R , McGuire R L , McKinnon L , Nol E , Payer D , Perz J , Rausch J , Robards M , Saalfeld S T , Senner N R , Smith P A , Soloviev M , Solovyeva D , Ward D H , Woodard P F , Sandercock B K ,
    2020 Condor (Date Added: 2020-10-21)

    80- Author Correction: Arctic avian predators synchronise their spring migration with the northern progression of snowmelt (Scientific Reports, (2020), 10, 1, (7220), 10.1038/s41598-020-63312-0)
    Journal Erratum
    Curk T , Pokrovsky I , Lecomte N , Aarvak T , Brinker D F , Burnham K , Dietz A , Dixon A , Franke A , Gauthier G , Jacobsen K , Kidd J , Lewis S B , Øien I J , Sokolov A , Sokolov V , Solheim R , Weidensaul S , Wiebe K , Wikelski M , Therrien J , Safi K ,
    2020 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2020-09-24)

    79- Parasitoids indicate major climate-induced shifts in arctic communities
    Journal Article
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    2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2020-09-22)

    78- Nest attentiveness drives nest predation in arctic sandpipers
    Journal Article
    Meyer N , Bollache L , Dechaume‐Moncharmont F , Moreau J , Afonso E , Angerbjörn A , Bêty J , Ehrich D , Gilg V , Giroux M , Hansen J , Lanctot R B , Lang J , Lecomte N , McKinnon L , Reneerkens J , Saalfeld S T , Sabard B , Schmidt N M , Sittler B , Smith P , Sokolov A , Sokolov V , Sokolova N , van Bemmelen R , Gilg O ,
    2020 Oikos (Date Added: 2020-07-19)

    77- Combining stable isotopes, morphological, and molecular analyses to reconstruct the diet of free-ranging consumers
    Journal Article
    Bonin M , Dussault C , Taillon J , Lecomte N , Côté S D ,
    2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2020-06-09)

    76- Arctic avian predators synchronise their spring migration with the northern progression of snowmelt
    Journal Article
    Curk T , Pokrovsky I , Lecomte N , Aarvak T , Burnham K , Dietz A , Franke A , Gauthier G , Jacobsen K , Kidd J , Lewis S B , Øien I J , Solheim R , Wiebe K , Wikelski M , Therrien J , Safi K ,
    2020 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2020-05-06)

    75- Direct and indirect effects of regional and local climatic factors on trophic interactions in the Arctic tundra
    Journal Article
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    2019 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2019-11-14)

    74- Correction to: Documenting lemming population change in the Arctic: Can we detect trends? (Ambio, (2019), 10.1007/s13280-019-01198-7)
    Journal Erratum
    Ehrich D , Schmidt N M , Gauthier G , Alisauskas R , Angerbjörn A , Clark K , Ecke F , Eide N E , Framstad E , Frandsen J , Franke A , Gilg O , Giroux M , Henttonen H , Hörnfeldt B , Ims R A , Kataev G D , Kharitonov S P , Killengreen S T , Krebs C J , Lanctot R B , Lecomte N , Menyushina I E , Morris D W , Morrisson G , Oksanen L , Oksanen T , Olofsson J , Pokrovsky I G , Popov I Y , Reid D , Roth J D , Saalfeld S T , Samelius G , Sittler B , Sleptsov S M , Smith P A , Sokolov A A , Sokolova N A , Soloviev M Y , Solovyeva D V ,
    2019 Ambio (Date Added: 2019-11-08)

    73- Disentangling the relative influences of global drivers of change in biodiversity: A study of the twentieth-century red fox expansion into the Canadian Arctic
    Journal Article
    Gallant D , Lecomte N , Berteaux D ,
    2019 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2019-09-18)

    72- Applications for deep learning in ecology
    Journal Article
    Christin S , Hervet ,
    2019 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2019-08-13)

    71- Documenting lemming population change in the Arctic: Can we detect trends?
    Journal Article
    Ehrich D , Schmidt N M , Gauthier G , Alisauskas R , Angerbjörn A , Clark K , Ecke F , Eide N E , Framstad E , Frandsen J , Franke A , Gilg O , Giroux M , Henttonen H , Hörnfeldt B , Ims R A , Kataev G D , Kharitonov S P , Killengreen S T , Krebs C J , Lanctot R B , Lecomte N , Menyushina I E , Morris D W , Morrisson G , Oksanen L , Oksanen T , Olofsson J , Pokrovsky I G , Popov I Y , Reid D , Roth J D , Saalfeld S T , Samelius G , Sittler B , Sleptsov S M , Smith P A , Sokolov A A , Sokolova N A , Soloviev M Y , Solovyeva D V ,
    2019 Ambio (Date Added: 2019-08-02)

    70- Comment on “Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds”
    Journal Note
    Bulla M , Reneerkens J , Weiser E L , Sokolov A , Taylor A R , Sittler B , McCaffery B J , Ruthrauff D R , Catlin D H , Payer D C , Ward D H , Solovyeva D V , Santos E S A , Rakhimberdiev E , Nol E , Kwon E , Brown G S , Hevia G D , Gates H R , Johnson J A , van Gils J A , Hansen J , Lamarre J , Rausch J , Conklin J R , Liebezeit J , Bêty J , Lang J , Alves J A , Fernández-Elipe J , Exo K , Bollache L , Bertellotti M , Giroux M , van de Pol M , Johnson M , Boldenow M L , Valcu M , Soloviev M , Sokolova N , Senner N R , Lecomte N , Meyer N , Schmidt N M , Gilg O , Smith P A , Machín P , McGuire R L , Cerboncini R A S , Ottvall R , van Bemmelen R S A , Swift R J , Saalfeld S T , Jamieson S E , Brown S , Piersma T , Albrecht T , D’Amico V , Lanctot R B , Kempenaers B ,
    2019 Science (Date Added: 2019-06-29)

    69- Dynamics and persistence of rabies in the Arctic
    Journal Article
    Simon A , Tardy O , Hurford A , Lecomte N , Bélanger D , Leighton P ,
    2019 Polar Research (Date Added: 2019-06-24)

    67- Age composition of winter irruptive Snowy Owls in North America
    Journal Article
    Santonja P , Mestre I , Weidensaul S , Brinker D , Huy S , Smith N , Mcdonald T , Blom M , Zazelenchuck D , Weber D , Gauthier G , Lecomte N , Therrien J ,
    2019 Ibis (Date Added: 2019-01-16)

    66- Discrimination factors of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes from diet to hair in captive large Arctic carnivores of conservation concern
    Journal Article
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    2018 Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (Date Added: 2019-10-12)

    65- The strength of ecological subsidies across ecosystems: a latitudinal gradient of direct and indirect impacts on food webs
    Journal Article
    Montagano L , Leroux S J , Giroux M , Lecomte N ,
    2018 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2018-12-25)

    64- Winter irruptive Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) in North America are not starving
    Journal Article
    Curk T , McDonald T , Zazelenchuk D , Weidensaul S , Brinker D , Huy S , Smith N , Miller T , Robillard A , Gauthier G , Lecomte N , Therrien J ,
    2018 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    63- Population structure of caribou in an ice-bound archipelago
    Journal Article
    Jenkins D A , Yannic G , Schaefer J A , Conolly J , Lecomte N ,
    2018 Diversity and Distributions (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    62- Seasonal micro-migration in a farm-island population of striated caracaras (Phalcoboenus australis) in the Falkland Islands
    Journal Article
    Harrington K J , Pole-Evans S , Reeves M , Bechard M , Bobowski M , Barber D R , Rexer-Huber K , Lecomte N , Bildstein K L ,
    2018 Movement Ecology (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    61- Exploring the diet of arctic wolves (Canis lupus arctos) at their northern range limit
    Journal Note
    Dalerum F , Freire S , Angerbjörn A , Lecomte N , Lindgren ,
    2018 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    60- Indirect effects of an ecosystem engineer: how the Canadian beaver can drive the reproduction of saproxylic beetles
    Journal Article
    Mourant A , Lecomte N , Moreau G ,
    2018 Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    59- Linking genetic and ecological differentiation in an ungulate with a circumpolar distribution
    Journal Article
    Yannic G , Ortego J , Pellissier L , Lecomte N , Bernatchez L , Côté S D ,
    2018 Ecography (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    58- Early stage litter decomposition across biomes
    Journal Article
    Djukic I , Kepfer-Rojas S , Schmidt I K , Larsen K S , Beier C , Berg B , Verheyen K , Caliman A , Paquette A , Gutiérrez-Girón A , Humber A , Valdecantos A , Petraglia A , Alexander H , Augustaitis A , Saillard A , Fernández A C R , Sousa A I , Lillebø A I , da Rocha Gripp A , Francez A , Fischer A , Bohner A , Malyshev A , Andrić A , Smith A , Stanisci A , Seres A , Schmidt A , Avila A , Probst A , Ouin A , Khuroo A A , Verstraeten A , Palabral-Aguilera A N , Stefanski A , Gaxiola A , Muys B , Bosman B , Ahrends B , Parker B , Sattler B , Yang B , Juráni B , Erschbamer B , Ortiz C E R , Christiansen C T , Carol Adair E , Meredieu C , Mony C , Nock C A , Chen C , Wang C , Baum C , Rixen C , Delire C , Piscart C , Andrews C , Rebmann C , Branquinho C , Polyanskaya D , Delgado D F , Wundram D , Radeideh D , Ordóñez-Regil E , Crawford E , Preda E , Tropina E , Groner E , Lucot E , Hornung E , Gacia E , Lévesque E , Benedito E , Davydov E A , Ampoorter E , Bolzan F P , Varela F , Kristöfel F , Maestre F T , Maunoury-Danger F , Hofhansl F , Kitz F , Sutter F , Cuesta F , de Almeida Lobo F , de Souza F L , Berninger F , Zehetner F , Wohlfahrt G , Vourlitis G , Carreño-Rocabado G , Arena G , Pinha G D , González G , Canut G , Lee H , Verbeeck H , Auge H , Pauli H , Nacro H B , Bahamonde H A , Feldhaar H , Jäger H , Serrano H C , Verheyden H , Bruelheide H , Meesenburg H , Jungkunst H , Jactel H , Shibata H , Kurokawa H , Rosas H L , Rojas Villalobos H L , Yesilonis I , Melece I , Van Halder I , Quirós I G , Makelele I , Senou I , Fekete I , Mihal I , Ostonen I , Borovská J , Roales J , Shoqeir J , Lata J , Theurillat J , Probst J , Zimmerman J , Vijayanathan J , Tang J , Thompson J , Doležal J , Sanchez-Cabeza J , Merlet J , Henschel J , Neirynck J , Knops J , Loehr J , von Oppen J , Þorláksdóttir J S , Löffler J , Cardoso-Mohedano J , Benito-Alonso J , Torezan J M , Morina J C , Jiménez J J , Quinde J D , Alatalo J , Seeber J , Stadler J , Kriiska K , Coulibaly K , Fukuzawa K , Szlavecz K , Gerhátová K , Lajtha K , Käppeler K , Jennings K A , Tielbörger K , Hoshizaki K , Green K , Yé L , Pazianoto L H R , Dienstbach L , Williams L , Yahdjian L , Brigham L M , van den Brink L , Rustad L , Zhang L , Morillas L , Xiankai L , Carneiro L S , Di Martino L , Villar L , Bader M Y , Morley M , Lebouvier M , Tomaselli M , Sternberg M , Schaub M , Santos-Reis M , Glushkova M , Torres M G A , Giroux M , de Graaff M , Pons M , Bauters M , Mazón M , Frenzel M , Didion M , Wagner M , Hamid M , Lopes M L , Apple M , Schädler M , Weih M , Gualmini M , Vadeboncoeur M A , Bierbaumer M , Danger M , Liddell M , Mirtl M , Scherer-Lorenzen M , Růžek M , Carbognani M , Di Musciano M , Matsushita M , Zhiyanski M , Pușcaș M , Barna M , Ataka M , Jiangming M , Alsafran M , Carnol M , Barsoum N , Tokuchi N , Eisenhauer N , Lecomte N , Filippova N , Hölzel N , Ferlian O , Romero O , Pinto O B , Peri P , Weber P , Vittoz P , Turtureanu P D , Fleischer P , Macreadie P , Haase P , Reich P , Petřík P , Choler P , Marmonier P , Muriel P , Ponette Q , Guariento R D , Canessa R , Kiese R , Hewitt R , Rønn R , Adrian R , Kanka R , Weigel R , Gatti R C , Martins R L , Georges R , Meneses R I , Gavilán R G , Dasgupta S , Wittlinger S , Puijalon S , Freda S , Suzuki S , Charles S , Gogo S , Drollinger S , Mereu S , Wipf S , Trevathan-Tackett S , Löfgren S , Stoll S , Trogisch S , Hoeber S , Seitz S , Glatzel S , Milton S J , Dousset S , Mori T , Sato T , Ise T , Hishi T , Kenta T , Nakaji T , Michelan T S , Camboulive T , Mozdzer T J , Scholten T , Spiegelberger T , Zechmeister T , Kleinebecker T , Hiura T , Enoki T , Ursu T , di Cella U M , Hamer U , Klaus V H , Rêgo V M , Di Cecco V , Busch V , Fontana V , Piscová V , Carbonell V , Ochoa V , Bretagnolle V , Maire V , Farjalla V , Zhou W , Luo W , McDowell W H , Hu Y , Utsumi Y , Kominami Y , Zaika Y , Rozhkov Y , Kotroczó Z , Tóth Z ,
    2018 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2018-08-29)

    57- Picking the right cache: caching site selection for egg predators in the arctic
    Journal Article
    Juhasz C , Lycke A , Careau V , Gauthier G , Giroux J , Lecomte N ,
    2018 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2018-06-24)

    56- Life-history tradeoffs revealed by seasonal declines in reproductive traits of Arctic-breeding shorebirds
    Journal Article
    Weiser E L , Brown S C , Lanctot R B , Gates H R , Abraham K F , Bentzen R L , Bêty J , Boldenow M L , Brook R W , Donnelly T F , English W B , Flemming S A , Franks S E , Gilchrist H G , Giroux M , Johnson A , Kennedy L V , Koloski L , Kwon E , Lamarre J , Lank D B , Lecomte N , Liebezeit J R , McKinnon L , Nol E , Perz J , Rausch J , Robards M , Saalfeld S T , Senner N R , Smith P A , Soloviev M , Solovyeva D , Ward D H , Woodard P F , Sandercock B K ,
    2018 Journal of Avian Biology (Date Added: 2018-03-07)

    55- Effects of environmental conditions on reproductive effort and nest success of Arctic-breeding shorebirds
    Journal Article
    Weiser E L , Brown S C , Lanctot R B , Gates H R , Abraham K F , Bentzen R L , Bêty J , Boldenow M L , Brook R W , Donnelly T F , English W B , Flemming S A , Franks S E , Gilchrist H G , Giroux M , Johnson A , Kendall S , Kennedy L V , Koloski L , Kwon E , Lamarre J , Lank D B , Latty C J , Lecomte N , Liebezeit J R , McKinnon L , Nol E , Perz J , Rausch J , Robards M , Saalfeld S T , Senner N R , Smith P A , Soloviev M , Solovyeva D , Ward D H , Woodard P F , Sandercock B K ,
    2018 Ibis (Date Added: 2018-02-04)

    54- Long-term phenological shifts in migration and breeding-area residency in eastern North American raptors
    Journal Article
    Therrien J , Lecomte N , Zgirski T , Jaffré M , Beardsell A , Goodrich L J , Bêty J , Franke A , Zlonis E , Bildstein K L ,
    2017 Auk (Date Added: 2017-10-03)

    53- Investigating the ancestry of putative hybrids: are Arctic fox and red fox hybridizing?
    Journal Article
    Yannic G , Statham M J , Denoyelle L , Szor G , Qulaut G Q , Sacks B N , Lecomte N ,
    2017 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2017-06-08)

    52- Winter use of a highly diverse suite of habitats by irruptive snowy owls
    Journal Article
    Therrien J , Weidensaul S , Brinker D , Huy S , Miller T , Jacobs E , Weber D , McDonald T , Lanzone M , Smith N , Lecomte N ,
    2017 Northeastern Naturalist (Date Added: 2017-06-03)

    51- Migratory connectivity of Semipalmated Sandpipers and implications for conservation
    Journal Article
    Brown S , Gratto-Trevor C , Porter R , Weiser E L , Mizrahi D , Bentzen R , Boldenow M , Clay R , Freeman S , Giroux M , Kwon E , Lank D B , Lecomte N , Liebezeit J , Loverti V , Rausch J , Sandercock B K , Schulte S , Smith P , Taylor A , Winn B , Yezerinac S , Lanctot R B ,
    2017 Condor (Date Added: 2017-04-27)

    50- Spatial variation in Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) populations around the Hall Basin
    Journal Article
    Dalerum F , Dalén L , Fröjd C , Lecomte N , Lindgren ,
    2017 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2017-04-22)

    49- Loss of connectivity among islanddwelling Peary caribou following sea ice decline
    Journal Article
    Jenkins D A , Lecomte N , Schaefer J A , Olsen S M , Swingedouw D , Côté S D , Pellissier L , Yannic G ,
    2016 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2017-02-21)

    48- Optimizing ecological survey effort over space and time
    Journal Article
    Moore A L , McCarthy M A ,
    2016 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-02-21)

    47- Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds
    Journal Article
    Bulla, M, Valcu, M, Dokter, AM, Dondua, AG, Kosztolanyi, A, Rutten, AL, Helm, B, Sandercock, BK, Casler, B, Ens, BJ, Spiegel, CS, Hassell, CJ, Kupper, C, Minton, C, Burgas, D, Lank, DB, Payer, DC, Loktionov, EY, Nol, E, Kwon, E, Smith, F, Gates, HR, Vitnerova, H, Pruter, H, Johnson, JA, St Clair, JJH, Lamarre, J-F, Rausch, J, Reneerkens, J, Conklin, JR, Burger, J, Liebezeit, J, Bety, J, Coleman, JT, Figuerola, J, Hooijmeijer, JCEW, Alves, JA, Smith, JAM, Weidinger, K, Koivula, K, Gosbell, K, Exo, K-M, Niles, L, Koloski, L, McKinnon, L, Praus, L, Klaassen, M, Giroux, M-A, Sladecek, M, Boldenow, ML, Goldstein, MI, Salek, M, Senner, N, Ronka, N, Lecomte, N, Gilg, O, Vincze, O, Johnson, OW, Smith, PA, Woodard, PF, Tomkovich, PS, Battley, PF, Bentzen, R, Lanctot, RB, Porter, R, Saalfeld, ST, Freeman, S, Brown, SC, Yezerinac, S, Szekely, T, Montalvo, T, Piersma, T, Loverti, V, Pakanen, V-M, Tijsen, W, Kempenaers, B
    2016 Nature (Date Added: 2016-12-20)

    46- The importance of data mining for conservation science: a case study on the wolverine
    Journal Article
    Gallant, D, Gauvin, LY, Berteaux, D, Lecomte, N
    2016 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2016-12-05)

    45- Linking time budgets to habitat quality suggests that beavers (_Castor__canadensis_) are energy maximizers
    Journal Article
    Gallant, D, Léger, L, Tremblay, , Berteaux, D, Lecomte, N, Vasseur, L
    2016 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2016-12-05)

    44- Effects of geolocators on hatching success, return rates, breeding movements, and change in body mass in 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds
    Journal Article
    Weiser, EL, Lanctot, RB, Brown, SC, Alves, JA, Battley, PF, Bentzen, R, Bêty, J, Bishop, MA, Boldenow, M, Bollache, L, Casler, B, Christie, M, Coleman, JT, Conklin, JR, English, WB, Gates, HR, Gilg, O, Giroux, M-A, Gosbell, K, Hassell, C, Helmericks, J, Johnson, A, Katrinardottir, B, Koivula, K, Kwon, E, Lamarre, J-F, Lang, J, Lank, DB, Lecomte, N, Liebezeit, J, Loverti, V, McKinnon, L, Minton, C, Mizrahi, D, Nol, E, Pakanen, V-M, Perz, J, Porter, R, Rausch, J, Reneerkens, J, Ronka, N, Saalfeld, S, Senner, N, Sittler, B, Smith, PA, Sowl, K, Taylor, A, Ward, DH, Yezerinac, S, Sandercock, BK
    2016 Movement Ecology (Date Added: 2016-12-05)

    43- Is it safe to nest near conspicuous neighbours? Spatial patterns in predation risk associated with the density of American Golden-Plover nests
    Journal Article
    Giroux, M-A, Trottier-Paquet, M, Bêty, J, Lamarre, V, Lecomte, N
    2016 PeerJ (Date Added: 2016-12-05)

    42- Sexing a sex-role-reversed species based on plumage: potential challenges in the red phalarope
    Journal Article
    Giroux, M-A, Ditlecadet, D, Martin, LJ, Lanctot, RB, Lecomte, N
    2016 PeerJ (Date Added: 2016-06-13)

    41- High genetic variability of vagrant polar bears illustrates importance of population connectivity in fragmented sea ice habitats
    Journal Article
    Kutschera, VE, Frosch, C, Janke, A, Skírnisson, K, Bidon, T, Lecomte, N, Fain, SR, Eiken, HG, Hagen, SB, Arnason, U, Laidre, KL, Nowak, C, Hailer, F
    2016 Animal Conservation (Date Added: 2016-02-01)

    40- Testing methods for using high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor polar bear abundance and distribution: Remote Sensing of Polar Bears
    Journal Article
    LaRue, MA, Stapleton, S, Porter, C, Atkinson, S, Atwood, T, Dyck, M, Lecomte, N
    2015 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2016-04-20)

    39- Is pre-breeding prospecting behaviour affected by snow cover in the irruptive snowy owl? A test using state-space modelling and environmental data annotated via Movebank
    Journal Article
    Therrien, J-F, Pinaud, D, Gauthier, G, Lecomte, N, Bildstein, KL, Bety, J
    2015 Movement ecology (Date Added: 2016-04-05)

    38- What Can Stable Isotope Analysis of Top Predator Tissues Contribute to Monitoring of Tundra Ecosystems?
    Journal Article
    Ehrich, D, Ims, RA, Yoccoz, NG, Lecomte, N, Killengreen, ST, Fuglei, E, Rodnikova, AY, Ebbinge, BS, Menyushina, IE, Nolet, BA, Pokrovsky, IG, Popov, IY, Schmidt, NM, Sokolov, AA, Sokolova, NA, Sokolov, VA
    2015 Ecosystems (Date Added: 2015-09-03)

    37- Site fidelity and home range variation during the breeding season of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Yamal, Russia
    Journal Article
    Sokolov, V, Lecomte, N, Sokolov, A, Rahman, ML, Dixon, A
    2014 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2015-09-03)

    36- Polar Bears from Space: Assessing Satellite Imagery as a Tool to Track Arctic Wildlife
    Journal Article
    Stapleton, S, LaRue, M, Lecomte, N, Atkinson, S, Garshelis, D, Porter, C, Atwood, T
    2014 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2014-07-24)

    35- Small rodents in the shrub tundra of Yamal (Russia): Density dependence in habitat use?
    Journal Article
    Sokolova, NA, Sokolov, AA, Ims, RA, Skogstad, G, Lecomte, N, Sokolov, VA, Yoccoz, NG, Ehrich, D
    2014 Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde (Date Added: 2014-07-08)

    34- Brown and Polar Bear Y Chromosomes Reveal Extensive Male-Biased Gene Flow within Brother Lineages
    Journal Article
    Bidon, T, Janke, A, Fain, SR, Eiken, HG, Hagen, SB, Saarma, U, Hallstrom, BM, Lecomte, N, Hailer, F
    2014 Molecular Biology and Evolution (Date Added: 2014-06-17)

    33- Sources of variation in small rodent trophic niche: new insights from DNA metabarcoding and stable isotope analysis
    Journal Article
    Soininen, EM, Ehrich, D, Lecomte, N, Yoccoz, NG, Tarroux, A, Berteaux, D, Gauthier, G, Gielly, L, Brochmann, C, Gussarova, G, Ims, RA
    2014 Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies (Date Added: 2014-05-30)

    32- Arctic ecosystem structure and functioning shaped by climate and herbivore body size
    Journal Article
    Legagneux, P, Gauthier, G, Lecomte, N, Schmidt, NM, Reid, D, Cadieux, M-C, Berteaux, D, Bêty, J, Krebs, CJ, Ims, RA, Yoccoz, NG, Morrison, RIG, Leroux, SJ, Loreau, M, Gravel, D
    2014 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2014-05-21)

    31- Genetic diversity in caribou linked to past and future climate change
    Journal Article
    Yannic, G, Pellissier, L, Ortego, J, Lecomte, N, Couturier, S, Cuyler, C, Dussault, C, Hundertmark, KJ, Irvine, RJ, Jenkins, DA, Kolpashikov, L, Mager, K, Musiani, M, Parker, KL, Røed, KH, Sipko, T, Þórisson, SG, Weckworth, BV, Guisan, A, Bernatchez, L, Côté, SD
    2013 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2014-04-11)

    30- Diet, nesting density, and breeding success of rough-legged buzzards (Buteo lagopus) on the Nenetsky Ridge, Arctic Russia
    Journal Article
    Pokrovsky, I, Ehrich, D, Ims, RA, Kulikova, O, Lecomte, N, Yoccoz, NG
    2013 Polar Biology (Date Added: 2014-01-06)

    29- Landscape heterogeneity drives intra-population niche variation and reproduction in an arctic top predator
    Journal Article
    L'Herault, V, Franke, A, Lecomte, N, Alogut, A, Bety, J
    2013 Ecology And Evolution (Date Added: 2013-11-18)

    28- A range-wide synthesis and timeline for phylogeographic events in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
    Journal Article
    Kutschera, VE, Lecomte, N, Janke, A, Selva, N, Sokolov, AA, Haun, T, Steyer, K, Nowak, C, Hailer, F
    2013 BMC Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2013-06-10)

    27- Marine Mammal Strandings and Environmental Changes: A 15-Year Study in the St. Lawrence Ecosystem
    Journal Article
    Truchon, M-H, Measures, L, L’Hérault, V, Brêthes, J-C, Galbraith, PS, Harvey, M, Lessard, S, Starr, M, Lecomte, N
    2013 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2013-04-04)

    26- Bird Communities of the Arctic Shrub Tundra of Yamal: Habitat Specialists and Generalists
    Journal Article
    Sokolov, V, Ehrich, D, Yoccoz, NG, Sokolov, A, Lecomte, N
    2012 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2013-01-03)

    25- A New Way of Assessing Foraging Behaviour at the Individual Level Using Faeces Marking and Satellite Telemetry
    Journal Article
    Giroux, M-A, Dussault, C, Lecomte, N, Tremblay, J-P, Côté, SD
    2012 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2012-12-03)

    24- Time series data for Canadian arctic vertebrates: IPY contributions to science, management, and policy
    Journal Article
    Ferguson, SH, Berteaux, D, Gaston, AJ, Higdon, JW, Lecomte, N, Lunn, N, Mallory, ML, Reist, J, Russell, D, Yoccoz, NG, Zhu, X
    2012 Climatic Change (Date Added: 2012-10-29)

    23- Assessing the causes of breeding failure among the rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus) during the nestling period
    Journal Article
    Pokrovsky, I, Ehrich, D, Ims, RA, Kulikova, O, Lecomte, N, Yoccoz, NG
    2012 Polar Research (Date Added: 2012-07-24)

    22- Benefiting from a migratory prey: spatio-temporal patterns in allochthonous subsidization of an arctic predator
    Journal Article
    Giroux, M-A, Berteaux, D, Lecomte, N, Gauthier, G, Szor, G, Bety, J
    2012 Journal Of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2012-06-12)

    21- Monitoring Svalbard rock ptarmigan: Distance sampling and occupancy modeling
    Journal Article
    Pedersen, , Bårdsen, B-J, Yoccoz, NG, Lecomte, N, Fuglei, E
    2012 The Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2012-03-20)

    20- The importance of willow thickets for ptarmigan and hares in shrub tundra: The more the better?
    Journal Article
    Ehrich, D, Henden, J-A, Ims, RA, Doronina, LO, Killengren, ST, Lecomte, N, Pokrovsky, IG, Skogstad, G, Sokolov, AA, Sokolov, VA, Yoccoz, NG
    2012 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    19- Comparison of Gyrfalcon Distributions Between the Palearctic and Nearctic.
    Conference Article
    Pokrovsky, I, Lecomte, N
    2011 (Date Added: 2012-03-20)

    18- Stable isotope analysis: modelling lipid normalization for muscle and eggs from arctic mammals and birds
    Journal Article
    Ehrich, D, Tarroux, A, Stien, J, Lecomte, N, Killengreen, S, Berteaux, D, Yoccoz, NG
    2011 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-03-20)

    17- Intrapopulation variability shaping isotope discrimination and turnover: Experimental evidence in Arctic Foxes
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Ahlstrøm, , Ehrich, D, Fuglei, E, Ims, RA, Yoccoz, NG
    2011 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    16- Emergence of potent inhibitors of metastasis in lung cancer via syntheses based on migrastatin
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Njardarson, JT, Nagorny, P, Yang, G, Downey, R, Ouerfelli, O, Moore, MAS, Danishefsky, SJ
    2011 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    15- The importance of marine vs. human-induced subsidies in the maintenance of an expanding mesocarnivore in the arctic tundra
    Journal Article
    Killengreen, ST, Lecomte, N, Ehrich, D, Schott, T, Yoccoz, NG, Ims, RA
    2011 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    14- Sensitivity of stable isotope mixing models to variation in isotopic ratios: evaluating consequences of lipid extraction
    Journal Article
    Tarroux, A, Ehrich, D, Lecomte, N, Jardine, TD, Bety, J, Berteaux, D
    2010 Methods In Ecology And Evolution (Date Added: 2012-03-20)

    13- Peregrine Falcons kill a Gyrfalcon feeding on their nestling
    Journal Article
    Pokrovsky, I, Lecomte, N, Sokolov, A, Sokolov, V, Yoccoz, NG
    2010 Journal of Raptor Research (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    12- Scale and selection of habitat and resources: Tibetan argali (Ovis ammon hodgsoni) in highaltitude rangelands
    Journal Article
    Singh, NJ, Yoccoz, NG, Lecomte, N, Côté, SD, Fox, JL
    2010 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    11- Toward understanding the effect of top predators on ecosystems
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Ehrich, D, Ims, R, Yoccoz, N
    2009 F1000 Biology Reports (Date Added: 2012-03-20)

    10- A link between water availability and nesting success mediated by predator^prey interactions in the Arctic
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Gauthier, G, Giroux, J-F
    2009 Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    9- Tug of war between continental gene flow and rearing site philopatry in a migratory bird: The sex-biased dispersal paradigm reconsidered
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Gauthier, G, Giroux, J-F, Milot, E, Bernatchez, L
    2009 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    7- Predator behaviour and predation risk in the heterogeneous Arctic environment
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Careau, V, Gauthier, G, Giroux, J-F
    2008 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    6- Hoarding of pulsed resources: Temporal variations in egg-caching by arctic fox
    Journal Article
    Careau, V, Lecomte, N, Bety, J, Giroux, J-F, Gauthier, G, Berteaux, D
    2008 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    5- Breeding dispersal in a heterogeneous landscape: The influence of habitat and nesting success in greater snow geese
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Gauthier, G, Giroux, J-F
    2008 Oecologia (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    3- Common ravens raid arctic fox food caches
    Journal Article
    Careau, V, Lecomte, N, Giroux, J-F, Berteaux, D
    2007 Journal of Ethology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    2- Alloparental feeding in the king penguin
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Kuntz, G, Lambert, N, Gendner, J-P, Handrich, Y, Le Maho, Y, Bost, C-A
    2006 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

    1- A nondamaging blood sampling technique for waterfowl embryos
    Journal Article
    Lecomte, N, Gauthier, G, Bernatchez, L, Giroux, J-F
    2006 Journal of Field Ornithology (Date Added: 2012-03-07)