Fanie Pelletier

Associate Professor,
Université de Sherbrooke

Département de Biologie
E-mail: Fanie.Pelletier@USherbrooke.ca
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Education

Ph. D. Behavioral ecology, Université de Sherbrooke (2005)
Postdoctorate, Imperial College, London, UK
Postdoctorate, NERC Center for Population Biology, London, UK


Research

The purpose of my research is to understand how to ecological and evolutionary processes interact to generate and maintain phenotypic diversity and to study the influence of evolutionary processes on natural population dynamics (racoons and American mouflons). To achieve this, my students and I pursue a longitudinal follow-up of marked individuals (from 14 to 35 years of data) which provides us with empirical data on the survival, recruitment, phenotype (including weight, age of the first reproduction) and the environmental conditions of entire communities. We use a multidisciplinary approach which integrates theory from population biology and evolutionary ecology to analyse exceptionally detailed databases to ultimately understand the causes of population fluctuations and their consequences on natural selection.

QCBS students

Ludovick Brown

Ph.D.
(Start: 2018, End: 2022)
Utilisation des carcasses d’ongulés par les carnivores durant la saison de chasse

Emilie Lefol

Ph.D.
(Start: 2015)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Study of extra pair copulation determinants in tree swallow
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Pier-Olivier Cusson

M.Sc.
(Start: 2017, End: 2019)
Personnalité, taux de croissance et récolte sélective intensive chez une population sauvage de mouflons d’Amérique (Ovis canadensis).

Valerie Lemieux

M.Sc.
(Start: 2016)
Tree Swallow exposition to pesticide during and after breeding season

Yoanna Poisson

M.Sc.
(Start: 2016)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Effects of habitat quality on horn growth in bighorn sheep

Marie-Christine Poisson

M.Sc.
(Start: 2017)
L’effet direct des pesticides agricoles sur la condition physique et le comportement d’incubation des hirondelles bicolores (Tachycineta bicolor)

Audrey Sigouin

M.Sc.
Other (co-)supervisor: Marc Bélisle, Université de Sherbrooke
(Start: 2018)
Impacts on the physiology of tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings exposed to pesticides and ectoparasites
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Previous students (since 2009)

Mathieu Douhard

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2014, End: 2016)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Sex allocation in large mammal herbivores

Sacha Engelhardt

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in contemporary human populations

Julie Landes

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017, End: 2018)
Study of the senescence of bighorn sheep

Antoine Millet

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2014, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Temporal variation in selection patterns in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)

Eric Vander Wal

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2011, End: 2014)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Links between sociality, fitness, and population dynamics
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Vincent Careau

Ph.D.
Other (co-)supervisor: Denis Réale
(Start: 2007, End: 2010)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Murray Humphries
Energy metabolism, life history traits, and animal personality

Elouana Gharnit

Ph.D.
Other (co-)supervisor: Fanie Pelletier, Université de Sherbrooke
(Start: 2014, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Denis Réale
Animal personality and individual niche specialisation in Eastern Chipmunks

Alexandre M. Martin

Ph.D.
(Start: 2009, End: 2013)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Les déterminants phénotypiques et démographiques du succès reproducteur des béliers du mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis).

Gabriel Pigeon

Ph.D.
(Start: 2013, End: 2017)
Importance of contemporary evolution in population dynamics of ungulates

Limoilou-Amélie Renaud

Ph.D.
(Start: 2014, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Maternal effects and phenotypic plasticity in bighorn sheep ewes (Ovis canadensis).

Clarence Schmitt

Ph.D.
(Start: 2012, End: 2017)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Link between immune response and environment in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
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Nadine Blais

M.Sc.
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Effets maternels, environnementaux et génétiques sur la croissance, le succès reproducteur et les caractères sexuels secondaires chez le mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis)

Aurélie Bourbeau-Lemieux

M.Sc.
(Start: 2008, End: 2009)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Effets du climat et de la densité sur la dynamique de population du Mouflon d'Amérique (Ovis canadensis)

Héloise Côté

M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Structure génétique des ratons laveurs (Procyon lotor) dans le sud du Québec, Canada

Audrey Gagné-Delorme

M.Sc.
(Start: 2012, End: 2015)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Social network of bighorn sheep ewes

Jacinthe Gosselin

M.Sc.
Other (co-)supervisor: Prof Andreas Zedrosser, Telemark University College
(Start: 2012, End: 2014)
Consequences of infanticide on the rate of growth of a brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in Scandinavia

Dominique Marcil Ferland

M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marco Festa Bianchet
Effects du developpement en bas âge sur le fitness des mouflons

Gabriel Pigeon

M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Effect of environmental heterogeneity on tree swallows immune system

Karine Robert

M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Influence de la génétique sur la structure spatio-temporelle des contacts intraspécifiques chez une population de ratons laveurs du Parc du Mont Orford

Benoit Talbot

M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2012)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Dany Garant
Influence of landscape features on genetic structure of raccoon and striped skunk wild populations

Geneviève Turgeon

M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)
Effect of anthropogenic activity on growth and body condition of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in southern Quebec

Sonia Van Wijk

M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)
Does Iridescence Influence the Fitness of Male Tree Swallows

Relevant QCBS research themes

Examples of species studied

Tachycineta bicolor
Diptera
Mephitis mephitis
Tamias striatus
Lotor
Coragyps atratus
Peromyscus maniculatus
Ovis canadensis


Publications

129- Genetic decline, restoration and rescue of an isolated ungulate population
Poirier M , , Coltman D W , , Pelletier F , , Jorgenson J , , Festa-Bianchet M ,
2018 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2018-12-08)

128- Genetic structure and effective size of an endangered population of woodland caribou
Pelletier F , , Turgeon G , , Bourret A , , Garant D , , St-Laurent M ,
2018 Conservation Genetics (Date Added: 2018-12-02)

127- Influence of agricultural intensification on prey availability and nestling diet in Tree Swallows (_Tachycineta bicolor_)
Bellavance, V, Bélisle, M, Savage, J, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2018 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2018-05-23)

126- Constructing and evaluating a continent-wide migratory songbird network across the annual cycle
Knight S M , , Bradley D W , , Clark R G , , Gow E A , , Bélisle M , , Berzins L L , , Blake T , , Bridge E S , , Burke L , , Dawson R D , , Dunn P O , , Garant D , , Holroyd G L , , Hussell D J T , , Lansdorp O , , Laughlin A J , , Leonard M L , , Pelletier F , , Shutler D , , Siefferman L , , Taylor C M , , Trefry H E , , Vleck C M , , Vleck D , , Winkler D W , , Whittingham L A , , Norris D R ,
2018 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2018-05-09)

125- Hunting regulation favors slow life histories in a large carnivore
Van de Walle, J, Pigeon, G, Zedrosser, A, Swenson, JE, Pelletier, F
2018 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2018-03-28)

123- Interplay between contact risk, conspecific density, and landscape connectivity: An individual-based modeling framework
Tardy O , , Massé A , , Pelletier F , , Fortin D ,
2018 Ecological Modelling (Date Added: 2018-03-02)

122- Drivers and demographic consequences of seasonal mass changes in an alpine ungulate
Douhard M , , Guillemette S , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Pelletier F ,
2018 Ecology (Date Added: 2018-02-20)

121- Parasite prevalence, infection intensity and richness in an endangered population, the Atlantic-Gaspésie caribou
Turgeon G , , Kutz S J , , Lejeune M , , St-Laurent M , , Pelletier F ,
2018 International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife (Date Added: 2018-02-20)

120- Direct and indirect effects of early-life environment on lifetime fitness of bighorn ewes
Pigeon G , , Pelletier F ,
2018 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2018-01-30)

119- Will human influences on evolutionary dynamics in the wild pervade the Anthropocene?
Pelletier F , , Coltman D W ,
2018 BMC Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-30)

118- Ecology of harvest-driven trait changes and implications for ecosystem management
Palkovacs E P , , Moritsch M M , , Contolini G M , , Pelletier F ,
2018 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Date Added: 2018-01-20)

117- Sociodemographic factors modulate the spatial response of brown bears to vacancies created by hunting
Frank S C , , Leclerc M , , Pelletier F , , Rosell F , , Swenson J E , , Bischof R , , Kindberg J , , Eiken H G , , Hagen S B , , Zedrosser A ,
2018 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2018-01-04)

116- It takes two to tango
Pelletier F ,
2017 Nature ecology & evolution (Date Added: 2018-12-08)

115- Successes and challenges of long-term field studies of marked ungulates
Festa-Bianchet, M, Douhard, M, Gaillard, J-, Pelletier, F
2017 Journal of Mammalogy (Date Added: 2018-05-14)

114- Environmental determinants of haemosporidian parasite prevalence in a declining population of Tree swallows
Turcotte, A, Belisle, M, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2017 Parasitology (Date Added: 2018-05-14)

113- Indirect effects of bear hunting: A review from Scandinavia
Frank S C , , Ordiz A , , Gosselin J , , Hertel A , , Kindberg J , , Leclerc M , , Pelletier F , , Steyaert S M J G , , Støen O , , Van de Walle J , , Zedrosser A , , Swenson J E ,
2017 Ursus (Date Added: 2018-04-08)

112- Quantifying individual heterogeneity and its influence on life-history trajectories: different methods for different questions and contexts
Hamel S , , Gaillard J , , Douhard M , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Pelletier F , , Yoccoz N G ,
2017 Oikos (Date Added: 2017-11-19)

111- Assessment of individual and conspecific reproductive success as determinants of breeding dispersal of female tree swallows: A capture–recapture approach
Lagrange P , , Gimenez O , , Doligez B , , Pradel R , , Garant D , , Pelletier F , , Bélisle M ,
2017 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2017-09-28)

110- Linking innate immunogenetic variation with phenotypic traits in a wild population of tree swallows, Tachycineta bicolor
Schmitt C , , Garant D , , Bélisle M , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (Date Added: 2017-09-28)

109- Fluctuating effects of genetic and plastic changes in body mass on population dynamics in a large herbivore
Pigeon G , , Ezard T H G , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Coltman D W , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Ecology (Date Added: 2017-08-17)

108- Environmental and evolutionary effects on horn growth of male bighorn sheep
Douhard M , , Pigeon G , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Coltman D W , , Guillemette S , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Oikos (Date Added: 2017-07-21)

107- Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a contemporary human population
Pelletier, F, Pigeon, G, Bergeron, P, Mayer, FM, Boisvert, M, Reale, D, Milot, E
2017 Nature Communications (Date Added: 2017-07-12)

106- Long-term fitness consequences of early environment in a long-lived ungulate
Pigeon G , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2017-05-29)

105- Capital vs. Income-dependent optimal birth date in two North American ungulates
Hogg J T , , Dunn S J , , Poissant J , , Pelletier F , , Byers J A ,
2017 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2017-05-29)

104- Patterns of diversity and spatial variability of ?-defensin innate immune genes in a declining wild population of tree swallows
Schmitt C , , Garant D , , Doyon K , , Bousquet N , , Gaudreau L , , Bélisle M , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Journal of Heredity (Date Added: 2017-05-19)

103- Hunting, age structure, and horn size distribution in bighorn sheep
Schindler S , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Hogg J T , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2017-05-08)

102- Hunting promotes spatial reorganization and sexually selected infanticide
Leclerc M , , Frank S C , , Zedrosser A , , Swenson J E , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2017-04-03)

101- Harvesting as a potential selective pressure on behavioural traits
Leclerc M , , Zedrosser A , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2017-03-24)

100- Agricultural intensification is linked to constitutive innate immune function in a wild bird population
Schmitt C , , Garant D , , Bélisle M , , Pelletier F ,
2017 Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Date Added: 2017-03-24)

99- Hunting promotes sexual conflict in brown bears
Gosselin, J, Leclerc, M, Zedrosser, A, Steyaert, SMJG, Swenson, JE, Pelletier, F
2017 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2017-02-03)

98- Evolutionary potential of morphological traits across different life-history stages
Bourret, A, Belisle, M, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2017 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2017-01-16)

97- Towards robust evolutionary inference with integral projection models
Janeiro M J , , Coltman D W , , Festa-Bianchet M , , Pelletier F , , Morrissey M B ,
2016 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2017-02-13)

96- Can hunting data be used to estimate unbiased population parameters? A case study on brown bears
Leclerc, M, Van de Walle, J, Zedrosser, A, Swenson, JE, Pelletier, F
2016 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2017-01-31)

95- Maternal condition and previous reproduction interact to affect offspring sex in a wild mammal
Douhard, M, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2016 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2016-11-23)

94- Cohort variation in individual body mass dissipates with age in large herbivores
Hamel, S, Gaillard, J-, Yoccoz, NG, Albon, S, Côté, SD, Craine, JM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Garel, M, Lee, P, Moss, C, Nussey, DH, Pelletier, F, Stien, A, Tveraa, T
2016 Ecological Monographs (Date Added: 2016-11-23)

93- Demographic drivers of age-dependent sexual selection
Martin, AM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2016 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2016-08-04)

92- Human shields mediate sexual conflict in a top predator
Steyaert, SMJG, Leclerc, M, Pelletier, F, Kindberg, J, Brunberg, S, Swenson, JE, Zedrosser, A
2016 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2016-07-05)

91- The influence of iridescent coloration directionality on male tree swallows’ reproductive success at different breeding densities
Van Wijk, S, Bourret, A, Bélisle, M, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2016 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2016-07-05)

90- Dyadic associations and individual sociality in bighorn ewes
Vander Wal, E, Gagné-Delorme, A, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2016 Behavioral Ecology (Date Added: 2016-05-16)

89- A reliable technique to quantify the individual variability of iridescent coloration in birds
Van Wijk, S, Bélisle, M, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2016 Journal of Avian Biology (Date Added: 2016-03-29)

88- Quantifying consistent individual differences in habitat selection
Leclerc, M, Vander Wal, E, Zedrosser, A, Swenson, JE, Kindberg, J, Pelletier, F
2016 Oecologia (Date Added: 2016-03-14)

87- The trade-off between clutch size and egg mass in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) is modulated by female body mass
Pellerin, S, Paquette, SR, Pelletier, F, Garant, D, Bélisle, M
2016 Journal of Avian Biology (Date Added: 2016-03-07)

86- Paternal reproductive success drives sex allocation in a wild mammal
Douhard, M, Festa-Bianchet, M, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2016 Evolution (Date Added: 2016-03-01)

85- Solutions for Archiving Data in Long-Term Studies: A Reply to Whitlock et al
Mills, JA, Teplitsky, C, Arroyo, B, Charmantier, A, Becker, PH, Birkhead, TR, Bize, P, Blumstein, DT, Bonenfant, C, Boutin, S, Bushuev, A, Cam, E, Cockburn, A, Cote, SD, Coulson, JC, Daunt, F, Dingemanse, NJ, Doligez, B, Drummond, H, Espie, RHM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Frentiu, FD, Fitzpatrick, JW, Furness, RW, Gauthier, G, Grant, PR, Griesser, M, Gustafsson, L, Hansson, B, Harris, MP, Jiguet, F, Kjellander, P, Korpimaki, E, Krebs, CJ, Lens, L, Linnell, JDC, Low, M, McAdam, A, Margalida, A, Merila, J, Moller, AP, Nakagawa, S, Nilsson, J-, Nisbet, ICT, van Noordwijk, AJ, Oro, D, Part, T, Pelletier, F, Potti, J, Pujol, B, Réale, D, Rockwell, RF, Ropert-Coudert, Y, Roulin, A, Thebaud, C, Sedinger, JS, Swenson, JE, Visser, ME, Wanless, S, Westneat, DF, Wilson, AJ, Zedrosser, A
2016 Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Date Added: 2016-02-23)

84- Intense selective hunting leads to artificial evolution in horn size
Pigeon, G, Festa-Bianchet, M, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2016 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2016-02-15)

83- The relative importance of direct and indirect effects of hunting mortality on the population dynamics of brown bears
Gosselin, J, Zedrosser, A, Swenson, JE, Pelletier, F
2015 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2016-05-09)

82- Record books do not capture population trends in horn length of bighorn sheep: Record Books Do Not Capture Population Trends
Festa-Bianchet, M, Schindler, S, Pelletier, F
2015 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2016-04-26)

81- Changes in horn size of Stone's sheep over four decades correlate with trophy hunting pressure
Douhard, M, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F, Gaillard, J-, Bonenfant, C
2015 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2016-03-14)

80- Multidimensional environmental influences on timing of breeding in a tree swallow population facing climate change
Bourret, A, Belisle, M, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2015 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2016-02-01)

79- Archiving Primary Data: Solutions for Long-Term Studies
Mills, JA, Teplitsky, C, Arroyo, B, Charmantier, A, Becker, PH, Birkhead, TR, Bize, P, Blumstein, DT, Bonenfant, C, Boutin, S, Bushuev, A, Cam, E, Cockburn, A, Cote, SD, Coulson, JC, Daunt, F, Dingemanse, NJ, Doligez, B, Drummond, H, Espie, RHM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Frentiu, F, Fitzpatrick, JW, Furness, RW, Garant, D, Gauthier, G, Grant, PR, Griesser, M, Gustafsson, L, Hansson, B, Harris, MP, Jiguet, F, Kjellander, P, Korpimaki, E, Krebs, CJ, Lens, L, Linnell, JDC, Low, M, McAdam, A, Margalida, A, Merila, J, Moller, AP, Nakagawa, S, Nilsson, J-, Nisbet, ICT, van Noordwijk, AJ, Oro, D, Part, T, Pelletier, F, Potti, J, Pujol, B, Réale, D, Rockwell, RF, Ropert-Coudert, Y, Roulin, A, Sedinger, JS, Swenson, JE, Thebaud, C, Visser, ME, Wanless, S, Westneat, DF, Wilson, AJ, Zedrosser, A
2015 Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Date Added: 2015-10-22)

78- Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry determination for multiclass pesticides from insect samples by microwave-assisted solvent extraction followed by a salt-out effect and micro-dispersion purification
Haroune, L, Cassoulet, R, Lafontaine, M-, Belisle, M, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Cabana, H, Bellenger, J-
2015 Analytica Chimica Acta (Date Added: 2015-10-05)

77- Patterns of Fluctuating Selection on Morphological and Reproductive Traits in Female Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Millet, A, Pelletier, F, Bélisle, M, Garant, D
2015 Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2015-09-08)

76- Population consequences of individual variation in behaviour
Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2015 Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences (Date Added: 2015-08-24)

75- Resampling method for applying density-dependent habitat selection theory to wildlife surveys
Tardy, O, Masse, A, Pelletier, F, Fortin, D
2015 PloS one (Date Added: 2015-07-17)

74- Mother-offspring distances reflect sex differences in fine-scale genetic structure of eastern grey kangaroos
King, WJ, Garant, D, Festa-Bianchet, M
2015 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2015-06-09)

73- Sex-based differences in the adaptive value of social behavior contrasted against morphology and environment
Vander Wal, E, Festa-Bianchet, M, Réale, D, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2015 Ecology (Date Added: 2015-06-04)

72- Born to be wild? Response of an urban exploiter to human-modified environment and fluctuating weather conditions
Turgeon, G, Vander Wal, E, Massé, A, Pelletier, F
2015 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2015-05-04)

71- Energy expenditure and personality in wild chipmunks
Careau, V, Montiglio, P-, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Speakman, JR, Humphries, MM, Réale, D
2015 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2015-02-18)

70- Can phenotypic rescue from harvest refuges buffer wild sheep from selective hunting?
Pelletier, F, Festa-Bianchet, M, Jorgenson, JT, Feder, C, Hubbs, A
2014 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

69- Evolutionary perspectives on wildlife disease: concepts and applications
Vander Wal, E, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2014 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

68- Solar Irradiance, Survival and Longevity in a Pre-industrial Human Population
Bergeron, P, Milot, E, Mayer, FM, Boisvert, M, Réale, D, Pelletier, F
2014 Human Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-25)

67- Comparing measures of breeding inequality and opportunity for selection with sexual selection on a quantitative character in bighorn rams
Martin, AM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2014 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2015-01-15)

66- Density-dependent functional responses in habitat selection by two hosts of the raccoon rabies virus variant
Tardy, O, Massé, A, Pelletier, F, Mainguy, J, Fortin, D
2014 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2015-01-06)

65- Not surprisingly, no inheritance of a trait results in no evolution
Hedrick, PW, Coltman, DW, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2014 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2014-11-26)

64- Intra-individual variability in fecal cortisol metabolites varies with lifetime exploration and reproductive life history in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus)
Montiglio, P-, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Réale, D
2014 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2014-10-20)

63- Modelling the dispersal of the two main hosts of the raccoon rabies variant in heterogeneous environments with landscape genetics
Rioux Paquette, S, Talbot, B, Garant, D, Mainguy, J, Pelletier, F
2014 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2014-09-12)

62- Applying evolutionary concepts to wildlife disease ecology and management
Vander Wal, E, Garant, D, Calmé, S, Chapman, CA, Festa-Bianchet, M, Millien, V, Rioux-Paquette, S, Pelletier, F
2014 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2014-09-11)

61- Severe recent decrease of adult body mass in a declining insectivorous bird population
Rioux Paquette, S, Pelletier, F, Garant, D, Belisle, M
2014 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2014-07-08)

60- Sexually antagonistic association between paternal phenotype and offspring viability reinforces total selection on a sexually selected trait
Martin, AM, Festa-Bianchet, M, Coltman, DW, Pelletier, F
2014 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2014-04-01)

59- Individual and environmental determinants of reproductive success in male tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Lessard, A, Bourret, A, Bélisle, M, Pelletier, F, Garant, D
2014 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2014-02-24)

58- Decrease in horn size and increase in age of trophy sheep in Alberta over 37 years: Trends in Horn Size and Age of Harvested Bighorns
Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F, Jorgenson, JT, Feder, C, Hubbs, A
2014 The Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2014-01-21)

57- Genetic Structure and Diversity Among Rabid and Nonrabid Raccoons
Talbot, B, Garant, D, Paquette, SR, Mainguy, J, Pelletier, F
2013 Ecoscience (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

56-Effects of environmental heterogeneity on phytohemagglutininresponse in Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
Pigeon, G
2013 Canadian Journal of Zoology ( Date Added: 2016-06-20)

55- Comment on "Bateman in nature: predation on offspring reduces the potential for sexual selection"
Bergeron, P, Martin, AM, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2013 Science (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

54- Despite Catch-Up, Prolonged Growth Has Detrimental Fitness Consequences in a Long-Lived Vertebrate
Marcil-Ferland, D, Festa-Bianchet, M, Martin, AM, Pelletier, F
2013 The American Naturalist (Date Added: 2013-11-27)

53- Context-dependent correlation between resting metabolic rate and daily energy expenditure in wild chipmunks
Careau, V, Réale, D, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Speakman, JR, Humphries, MM
2013 The Journal of Experimental Biology (Date Added: 2013-10-15)

52- Human Evolution: New Playgrounds for Natural Selection
Milot, E, Pelletier, F
2013 Current Biology (Date Added: 2013-09-17)

51- Ecological immunology in a fluctuating environment: an integrative analysis of tree swallow nestling immune defense
Pigeon, G, Bélisle, M, Garant, D, Cohen, AA, Pelletier, F
2013 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2013-09-17)

50- Seasonal patterns in Tree Swallow prey (Diptera) abundance are affected by agricultural intensification
Paquette, SR, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Bélisle, M
2013 Ecological Applications (Date Added: 2013-09-17)

49- Context-dependent social behaviour: testing the interplay between season and kinship with raccoons
Robert, K, Garant, D, Vander Wal, E, Pelletier, F
2013 Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2013-07-04)

48- Determinants of lifetime reproduction in female brown bears: early body mass, longevity, and hunting regulations
Zedrosser, A, Pelletier, F, Bischof, R, Festa-Bianchet, M, Swenson, JE
2013 Ecology (Date Added: 2013-04-25)

47- Male mating competitiveness and age-dependent relationship between testosterone and social rank in bighorn sheep
Martin, AM, Presseault-Gauvin, H, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2013 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2013-04-08)

46- Effects of agricultural intensification and temperature on immune response to phytohemagglutinin in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)
Pigeon, G, Baeta, R, Bélisle, M, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2013 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2013-03-06)

45- Evolutionary rescue in vertebrates: evidence, applications and uncertainty
Wal, EV, Garant, D, Festa-Bianchet, M, Pelletier, F
2013 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2012-12-03)

44- Lack of Genetic Structure and Female-Specific Effect of Dispersal Barriers in a Rabies Vector, the Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Talbot, B, Garant, D, Rioux Paquette, S, Mainguy, J, Pelletier, F
2012 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2013-09-17)

43- Keep in touch: Does spatial overlap correlate with contact rate frequency?
Robert, K, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2012 The Journal of Wildlife Management (Date Added: 2013-09-17)

42- A new metric to calculate the opportunity for selection on quantitative characters
Pelletier, F, Coulson, T
2012 Evolutionary Ecology Research (Date Added: 2013-02-25)

41- Data from selective harvests underestimate temporal trends in quantitative traits
Pelletier, F, Festa-Bianchet, M, Jorgenson, JT
2012 Biology Letters (Date Added: 2012-10-09)

40- Noninvasive monitoring of fecal cortisol metabolites in the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus): Validation and comparison of two Enzyme Immunoassays
Montiglio, P-, Pelletier, F, Palme, R, Garant, D, Réale, D, Boonstra, R
2012 Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

39- Chemical Immobilization of Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) with Ketamine-Medetomidine Mixture and Reversal with Atipamezole
Robert, K, Garant, D, Pelletier, F
2012 Journal of Wildlife Diseases (Date Added: 2012-09-15)

38- Personality differences are related to long-term stress reactivity in a population of wild eastern chipmunks, Tamias striatus
Montiglio, P-, Garant, D, Pelletier, F, Réale, D
2012 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2012-09-10)

37- Litter reductions reveal a trade-off between offspring size and number in brown bears
Gonzalez, O, Zedrosser, A, Pelletier, F, Swenson, JE, Festa-Bianchet, M
2012 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2012-07-16)

36- Genetic structure and rabies spread potential in raccoons: the role of landscape barriers and sex?biased dispersal
Côté, H, Garant, D, Robert, K, Mainguy, J, Pelletier, F
2012 Evolutionary Applications (Date Added: 2012-05-07)

35- Individual quality: tautology or biological reality?
Bergeron, P, Baeta, R, Pelletier, F, Reale, D, Garant, D
2011 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

34- Measuring growth patterns in the field: effects of sampling regime and methods on standardized estimates
Martin, JGA, Pelletier, F
2011 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2012-01-10)

33- The Population Growth Consequences of Variation in Individual Heterozygosity
Di Fonzo, MMI, Pelletier, F, Clutton-Brock, TH, Pemberton, JM, Coulson, T
2011 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2012-01-10)

32- Predator-driven component Allee effects in a wild ungulate
Bourbeau-Lemieux, A, Festa-Bianchet, M, Gaillard, J, Pelletier, F
2011 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2012-01-10)

31- Decomposing variation in population growth into contributions from environment and phenotypes in an age-structured population
Pelletier, F, Moyes, K, Clutton-Brock, TH, Coulson, T
2011 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2012-01-09)

30- Evidence for evolution in response to natural selection in a contemporary human population
Milot, E, Mayer, FM, Nussey, DH, Boisvert, M, Pelletier, F, Reale, D
2011 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2011-11-11)

29- Observation of Nocturnal Feeding in Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus)
Charette, MR, Calmé, S, Pelletier, F
2011 Journal of Raptor Research (Date Added: 2011-09-26)

28- Oral vaccination against raccoon rabies: Landscape heterogeneity and timing of distribution influence wildlife contact rates with the ONRAB vaccine bait
Boyer, J-, Canac-Marquis, P, Guérin, D, Mainguy, J, Pelletier, F
2011 Journal of Wildlife Diseases (Date Added: 2011-08-08)

27- Genetic correlation between resting metabolic rate and exploratory behaviour in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Careau, V, Thomas, D, Pelletier, F, Turki, L, Landry, F, Garant, D, Réale, D
2011 Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Date Added: 2011-07-18)

26- Évolution induite par les activités anthropiques
Bernatchez, L, Boeuf, G, Chevillon, C, Frérot, H, Pelletier, F
2010 Biologie évolutive (Date Added: 2012-09-19)

25- Matrix models for a changeable world: The importance of transient dynamics in population management
Ezard, THG, Bullock, JM, Dalgleish, HJ, Millon, A, Pelletier, F, Ozgul, A, Koons, DN
2010 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

24- Plasticity in the rumination behaviour of bighorn sheep: contrasting strategies between the sexes?
Moquin, P, Curry, B, Pelletier, F, Ruckstuhl, KE
2010 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

23- Age-dependent relationship between horn growth and survival in wild sheep
Bonenfant, C, Pelletier, F, Garel, M, Bergeron, P
2009 The Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2015-09-29)

22- Eco-evolutionary dynamics
Pelletier, F, Garant, D, Hendry, AP
2009 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2012-08-02)

21- Value of captive populations for quantitative genetics research
Pelletier, F, Réale, D, Watters, J, Boakes, EH, Garant, D
2009 Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

20- Rut-induced hypophagia in male bighorn sheep and mountain goats: Foraging under time budget constraints
Pelletier, F, Mainguy, J, Côté, SD
2009 Ethology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

19- Eco-evolutionary dynamics: Disentangling phenotypic, environmental and population fluctuations
Ezard, THG, Côté, SD, Pelletier, F
2009 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

18- From genes to ecosystems: An emerging synthesis of eco-evolutionary dynamics
Bailey, JK, Hendry, AP, Kinnison, MT, Post, DM, Palkovacs, EP, Pelletier, F, Harmon, LJ, Schweitzer, JA
2009 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

17- Estimating the functional form for the density? Dependence from life history data
Coulson, T, Ezard, THG, Pelletier, F, Tavecchia, G, Stenseth, NC, Childs, DZ, Pilkington, JG, Pemberton, JM, Kruuk, LEB, Clutton-Brock, TH, Crawley, MJ
2008 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

16- Selection on heritable seasonal phenotypic plasticity of body mass
Pelletier, F, Réale, D, Garant, D, Coltman, DW, Festa-Bianchet, M
2007 Evolution (Date Added: 2012-03-07)

15- Early onset of vegetation growth vs. rapid green-up: Impacts on juvenile mountain ungulates
Pettorelli, N, Pelletier, F, Von Hardenberg, A, Festa-Bianchet, M, Côté, SD
2007 Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

14- The evolutionary demography of ecological change: Linking trait variation and population growth
Pelletier, F, Clutton-Brock, T, Pemberton, J, Tuljapurkar, S, Coulson, T
2007 Science (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

13- Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Aging in Two Wild Vertebrate Populations
Wilson, AJ, Nussey, DH, Pemberton, JM, Pilkington, JG, Morris, A, Pelletier, F, Clutton-Brock, TH, Kruuk, LEB
2007 Current Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

12- Commentary on Ricklefs & Cadena (2007): Reproductive investment and lifespan
Mace, GM, Pelletier, F
2007 Ecology Letters (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

11- Stochastic predation events and population persistence in bighorn sheep
Festa-Bianchet, M, Coulson, T, Gaillard, J-, Hogg, JT, Pelletier, F
2006 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

10- Sexual selection and social rank in bighorn rams
Pelletier, F, Festa-Bianchet, M
2006 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

9- Male mating effort in a polygynous ungulate
Pelletier, F, Hogg, JT, Festa-Bianchet, M
2006 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

8- Erratum: Male mating effort in a polygynous ungulate (Behavioral and Sociobiology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-006-0208-y)
Pelletier, F, Hogg, JT, Festa-Bianchet, M
2006 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

7- Behavioural reactions of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) to cougar (Puma concolor) attacks
Pelletier, F, Gendreau, Y, Feder, C
2006 Mammalia (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

6- Fecal counts of lungworm larvae and reproductive effort in bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis
Pelletier, F, Page, KA, Ostiguy, T, Festa-Bianchet, M
2005 Oikos (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

5- Foraging time of rutting bighorn rams varies with individual behavior, not mating tactic
Pelletier, F
2005 Behavioral Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

4- Effects of body mass, age, dominance and parasite load on foraging time of bighorn rams, Ovis canadensis
Pelletier, F, Festa-Bianchet, M
2004 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

3- Effect of chemical immobilization on social status of bighorn rams
Pelletier, F, Hogg, JT, Festa-Bianchet, M
2004 Animal Behaviour (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

2- Fecal testosterone in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis): Behavioural and endocrine correlates
Pelletier, F, Bauman, J, Festa-Bianchet, M
2003 Canadian Journal of Zoology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

1- A method to weigh free-ranging ungulates without handling
Bassano, B, Von Hardenberg, A, Pelletier, F, Gobbi, G
2003 Wildlife Society Bulletin (Date Added: 2011-04-08)

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