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in press

  • Genton C, Cristescu R, Gatti S, Levrero F, Bigot E, Motsch P, LeGouar P, Pierre JS, Menard N, in press. Using demographic characteristics of populations to detect spatial fragmentation following suspected ebola outbreaks in great apes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  • Chabrolles L, BenAmmar I, Fernandez MSA, Boyer N, Attia J, Fonseca PJ, Amorim CP, Beauchaud M, in press. Appraisal of unimodal cues during agonistic interactions in Maylandia zebra. PeerJ.
  • Sebe F, Poindron P, Ligout S, Sebe O, Aubin T, in press. Amplitude modulation is a major marker of lamb bleats’ individual signature. Bioacoustics.
  • Koutseff A, Reby D, Martin O, Levrero F, Patural H, Mathevon N, in press. The acoustic space of pain : Cries as indicators of distress recovering dynamics in preverbal infants. Bioacoustics.
  • Villain A, Mahamoud-Issa M, Doligez B, Vignal C, in press. Vocal behaviour of mates at the nest in the White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus : contexts and structure of vocal interactions, pair-specific acoustic signature. Journal of Ornithology.
  • Ravignani A, Gross S, Garcia M, Rubio-Garcia A, de Boer B, in press. How small could a pup sound ? The physical bases of signaling body size in harbor seals. Current Zoology.
  • Garcia M, Favaro L, in press. Animal vocal communication : function, structures, and production mechanisms. Current Zoology.


  • Mathevon N, Casey C, Reichmuth C, Charrier I, 2017. Northern elephant seals memorize the rhythm and timbre of their rivals’ voices. Current Biology 27:2352-2356.
  • Chabrolles L, Coureaud G, Boyer N, Mathevon N, Beauchaud M, 2017. Cross-sensory modulation in a future top predator, the young Nile crocodile. Royal Society Open Science 4:170386.
  • Mouterde S, Elie J, Mathevon N, Theunissen F, 2017. Single neurons in the avian auditory cortex encode individual identity and propagation distance in naturally degraded communication calls. The Journal of Neuroscience 37:3491-3510.
  • Boucaud ICA, Perez EC, Ramos LS, Griffith SC, Vignal C, 2017. Acoustic communication in zebra finches signals when mates will take turns with parental duties. Behavioral Ecology 28:645-656.
  • Fernandez MSA, Vignal C, Soula HA, 2017. Impact of group size and social composition on group vocal activity and acoustic network in a social songbird. Animal Behaviour 127:163-178.
  • Ben-Aderet T, Gallego-Abenza M, Reby D, Mathevon N, 2017. Dog-directed speech : why do we use it and do dogs pay attention to it ? Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences 284 : 20162429.
  • Kelly T, Reby D, Levrero F, Keenan S, Gustafsson E, Koutseff A, Mathevon N, 2017. Adult human perception of distress in the cries of bonobo, chimpanzee and human infants. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 120:919–930.
  • Griffith SC and 50 others (including Boucaud ICA, Villain AS, Vignal C), 2017. Variation in Reproductive Success Across Captive Populations : Methodological Differences, Potential Biases and Opportunities. Ethology 123:1-29.


  • Boucaud I, Aguirre-Smith M, Valere P, Vignal C, 2016. Incubating females signal their need during intrapair vocal communication at the nest : a feeding experiment in great tits. Animal Behaviour 122:77-86.
  • Fouquet M, Pisanski K, Mathevon N, Reby D, 2016. Seven and Up : Voice pitch in childhood predicts voice pitch in adulthood. Royal Society Open Science 3:160395.
  • Perez EC, Mariette MM, Cochard P, Soulage CO, Griffith SC, Vignal C, 2016. Corticosterone triggers high-pitched nestlings’ begging calls and affects parental behavior in the wild zebra finch. Behavioral Ecology, 27:1665-1675.
  • Villain AS, Fernandez MSA, Bouchut C, Soula HA, Vignal C, 2016. Songbird mates change their call structure and intra-pair communication at the nest in response to environmental noise. Animal Behaviour, 116:1-17.
  • Curé C, Mathevon N, Aubin T. 2016. Mate vocal recognition in the Cory’s shearwater Calonectris diomedea : Do females and males share the same acoustic code ? Behavioural Processes, 128:96-102.
  • Fernandez MSA, Soula H, Mariette M, Vignal C, 2016. A new semi-automated method for assessing avian acoustic networks reveals that juvenile and adult zebra finch have separate calling networks. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1816.
  • Boucaud ICA, Valère PA, Aguirre Smith P, Doligez B, Cauchard L, Rybak F, Vignal C. 2016 Interactive vocal communication at the nest by parent great tits Parus major. Ibis, 158:630-644.
  • Quispe, R., Sèbe, F., da Silva, M. L., & Gahr, M. (2016). Dawn-song onset coincides with increased HVC androgen receptor expression but is decoupled from high circulating testosterone in an equatorial
    songbird. Physiology & behavior, 156:1-7.
  • Reby D, Levréro F, Gustafsson E, Mathevon N, 2016. Sex stereotypes influence adults’ perception of babies’ cries. BMC Psychology, 4:19.●Altmetric it !
  • Boucaud ICA, Mariette M, Villain AS, Vignal C, 2016. Vocal negociation over parental care ? Acoustic communication at the nest predicts partners’ incubation share. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2:322-336.
  • Keenan S, Mathevon N, Steven JMG, Guéry JP, Zuberbuhler K, Levréro F, 2016. Enduring voice recognition in bonobos. Scientific Reports, 6:22046.
  • Hernandez AM, Perez EC, Mulard H, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2016. Mate call as reward : Acoustic communication signals can acquire positive reinforcing values during adulthood in female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130:36-43.
  • Ligout S, Dentressangle F, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2016. Not for parents only : Begging calls allow nest-sibling recognition in juvenile zebra finches. Ethology 122:193-206.
  • Prior N, Nian Yap K, Tian Qi DL, Vignal C, Soma KK, 2016. Context-dependant effects of testosterone treatment to males on pair maintenance behaviour in zebra finches. Animal Behaviour, 114:155-164.


  • Chabert T, Colin A, Aubin T, Shacks V, Bourquin S, Mathevon N, 2015. Size does matter : Nile crocodile mothers react more to the voice of smaller juveniles. Scientific Reports 5:15547.
  • Villain S, Boucaud I, Bouchut C, Vignal C, 2015. Parental influence on begging call structure in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) : evidence of early vocal plasticity. Royal Society Open Science, 2:150497.
  • Elie JE, Soula H, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2015. Housing conditions and sacrifice protocol affect neural activity and vocal behavior in a songbird species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Comptes Rendus Biologie 338:825-837.
  • Casey C, Charrier I, Mathevon N, Reichmuth C, 2015. Rival assessment among elephant seals : evidence of associative learning during male-male contests. Royal Society Open Science 2:150228.
  • Levréro F, Carrete-Vega G, Herbert A, Lawabi I, Courtiol A, Willaume E, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE, 2015. Social shaping of voices does not impair phenotype matching of kinship in mandrills. Nature Communications, 6:7609.
  • Genton C, Pierre A, Cristescu R, Levréro F, Gatti S, Pierre JS, Ménard N, Le Gouar P, 2015. How Ebola impacts social dynamics in gorillas : a multistate modelling approach. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84 (1) : 166-176
  • Perez EC, Fernandez MSA, Griffith SC, Vignal C, Soula HA, 2015. Impact of visual contact on vocal interaction dynamics of pair-bonded birds, Animal Behaviour 107 :125-137.
  • Perez EC, Elie JE, Boucaud ICA, Crouchet T, Soulage CO, Soula HA, Theunissen FE, Vignal C, 2015. Physiological resonance between mates through calls as possible evidence of empathic processes in songbirds. Hormones and Behavior, 75:130-141.
  • Elemans CPH, Rasmussen JH, Herbst CT, During DN, Zollinger SA, Brumm H, Srivastava K, Svane N, Ding M, Larsen OL, Sober SJ, Svec JG, 2015. Universal mechanisms of sound production and control in birds and mammals. Nature Communications, 6:8978.


  • Eric Parmentier, Jérémy Tock , Jean-Claude Falguière , Marilyn Beauchaud, 2014. Sound production in Sciaenops ocellatus : Preliminary study for the development of acoustic cues in aquaculture. Aquaculture 432 : 204–211.
  • Mouterde S, Theunissen F, Elie JE, Mathevon N, 2014. Learning to cope with degraded sounds : Female zebra finches can improve their expertise at discriminating between male voices at long distance. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217:3169-3177.
  • Mouterde S, Theunissen F, Elie JE, Vignal C, Mathevon N, 2014. Acoustic communication and sound degradation : How do the individual signatures of male and female zebra finch calls transmit over distance ? PloS ONE, 9:e102842.
  • Aubin T, DaSilva M, Boscolo D, Mathevon N, 2014. Species identity coding by the song of a rainforest warbler : an adaptation to long-range transmission ? Acta Acustica, 100:638-648.
  • Draganoiu T, Moreau A, Ravaux L, Bonckaert W, Mathevon N, 2014. Song stability and neighbour recognition in a migratory songbird, the black redstart. Behaviour.


  • Charrier I, Mathevon N, Aubin T, 2013. Bearded seal males perceive geographical variation in their trills. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67:1679-1689.
  • Gustafsson E, Levréro F, Reby D, Mathevon N, 2013. Fathers are just as good as mothers at recognizing the cries of their baby. Nature Communications, 4:1698, doi:10.1038/ncomms2713
  • Levréro F, Mathevon N, 2013. Vocal signature in wild infant chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology, 75:324-332.
  • Bertucci F, Attia J, Beauchaud M, Mathevon N, 2013. The relevance of temporal cues in a fish sound : a first experimental investigation using modified signals. Animal Cognition, 16:45-54.
  • Mariette MM, Cathaud C, Chambon R, Vignal C, 2013. Juvenile social experience affects pairing success at adulthood : congruence with the loser effect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences 280(1767):20131514.
  • Laurence Besseau ; Michaël Fuentès ; Sandrine Sauzet ; Marilyn Beauchaud ; Béatrice Chatain ; Denis Covès ; Gilles Boeuf ; Jack Falcón. (2013). Somatotropic axis genes are expressed before pituitary onset during zebrafish and sea bass development. General and Comparative Endocrinology


  • Vergne AL, Aubin T, Martin S, Mathevon N, 2012. Acoustic communication in crocodilians : Information encoding and species specificity value of juvenile calls. Animal Cognition, 15:1095–1109.
  • Dentressangle F, Aubin T, Mathevon N, 2012. Males use time whereas females prefer harmony : individual call recognition in the dimorphic blue footed booby. Animal Behaviour, 84:413-420.
  • Curé C, Mathevon N, Mundry R, Aubin T, 2012. Acoustic cues used for species recognition can differ between sexes and between sibling species : evidence in shearwaters. Animal Behaviour, 84:239-250.
  • Menardy F, Dutrieux G, Bouaziz J, Bozon B, Vignal C, Mathevon N, DelNegro C, 2012. Social experience affects neuronal responses to male calls in adult female zebra finches. European Journal of Neuroscience, 35:1322-1336.
  • Bertucci F, Scaion D, Beauchaud M, Attia J, Mathevon N, 2012. Ontogenesis of agonistic vocalizations in the cichlid fish Metriaclima zebra. Comptes Rendus Biologie, 35:529-534.
  • Perez E, Elie J, Soulage CO, Soula HA, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2012. The acoustic expressions of stress in a songbird : does corticosterone drive isolation-induced modifications of zebra finch calls ? Hormones and Behaviour, 61:573-581.
  • Bertucci F, Attia J, Beauchaud M, Mathevon N, 2012. Sounds produced by the cichlid fish Metriaclima zebra allow reliable estimation of size and provide information on individual identity. Journal of Fish Biology, 4:752-766.
  • Levréro F, Blanc A, Mathevon N, 2012. Response to begging calls by zebra finch parents : ‘first come, first served’ rule may overcome a parental preference between chicks. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 335:135-141.
  • Krief S, Levréro F, Krief JM, Thanapongpichat S, Imwong M, Snounou G, Kasenene JM, Cibot M, Gantier JC, 2012. Investigations on anopheline mosquitoes close to the nest sites of chimpanzees subject to malaria infection in Ugandan Highlands. Malaria Journal, 11:116
  • Genton C, Cristescu R, Gatti S, Levréro F, Bigot E, Caillaud D, Pierre JS, Ménard N, 2012. Population Recovery After a Major Ebola Outbreak : a Ten Year Study of Western Lowland Gorillas. PLos One, 7 (5) : e37106


  • Curé C, Aubin T, Mathevon N, 2011. Sex discrimination and mate recognition by voice in the Yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan. Bioacoustics, 20:235-250.
  • Elie JE, Soula HA, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2011. Same-sex pair-bonds are equivalent to male-female bonds in a life-long socially monogamous songbird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65(12) 2197-2208.
  • Vergne AL, Aubin T, Taylor, P, Mathevon N, 2011. Acoustic signals of baby black caimans. Zoology, 114:313-378.
  • Elie JE, Soula HA, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2011. Dynamics of communal vocalizations in a social songbird, the zebra finch. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129:4037-4046.
  • Vignal C, Mathevon N, 2011. Effect of acoustic cues modifications on evoked vocal response to calls in zebra finches. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125:150-161.
  • Mottin S, Montcel B, Guillet de Chatelus H, Ramstein S, Vignal C, Mathevon N, 2011. Functional white-laser imaging to study brain oxygen uncoupling/recoupling in songbirds. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 31:393-400. Corrigendum concernant les noms des auteurs et les remerciements (JCBF, 2011, 31:1170).
  • Martins, C. I., Galhardo, L., Noble, C., Damsgard, B., Spedicato, M. T., Zupa, W., Beauchaud M., Kulczykowsda, E., Massabuau, J.C., Carter, T., Planellas, S. R., Kristiansen, T., 2011. Behavioural indicators of welfare in farmed fish. Fish Physiol Biochem.


  • Mathevon N, Koralek A, Weldele M, Glickman S, Theunissen F, 2010. What the hyena’s laugh tells : Sex, age, dominance and individual signature in the giggling call of Crocuta crocuta. BMC Ecology, 10:9.
  • Bertucci F, Beauchaud M, Attia J, Mathevon N, 2010. Sounds modulate males’aggressiveness in a Cichlid fish. Ethology, 116:1179-1188.
  • Elie J, Mariette MM, Soula HA, Griffith SC, Mathevon N, Vignal C, 2010. Vocal communication at nest between mates in wild zebra finches : a private vocal duet ? Animal Behaviour, 80:597-605.
  • Curé C, Aubin T, Mathevon N, 2010. Intra-sex vocal interactions in two hybridizing seabird species : the Yelkouan and the Balearic shearwaters (Puffinus yelkouan and P. mauretanicus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64:1823-1837.
  • Blanc A, Ogier N, Roux A, Denizeau S, Mathevon N, 2010. Begging coordination between siblings in Black-headed gulls. Comptes Rendus Biologie, 333:688-693.
  • Mulard H, Vignal C, Pelletier L, Blanc A, Mathevon N, 2010. From preferential response to parental calls to sex-specific response to conspecifics calls in juvenile zebra finches. Animal Behaviour, 80:189-195.
  • Charrier I, Aubin T, Mathevon N, 2010. Mother-Calf vocal communication in Atlantic walrus : a first field experimental study. Animal Cognition, 13:471-482.



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