• Touzot M, Lengagne T, Secondi J, Desouhant E, Théry M, Dumet A, Duchamp C, Mondy N. 2020. Artificial light at night alters the sexual behaviour and fertilisation success of the common toad. Environmental Pollution 259. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113883.
  •  Vimercati G., Labadesse M., Dejean T., Secondi J. 2020. Assessing the effect of landscape features on pond colonization by an elusive amphibian invader using eDNA. Freshwater Biology. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13446.
  • Secondi J., Davranche A, Mondy N, Théry M, Lengagne T. 2020. Assessing the effects of artificial light at night on biodiversity across latitude – current knowledge gaps. Global Ecology and Biogeography.  DOI: 10.1111/geb.13037.  


  • Fourcade Y., Richardson D.S., Secondi J. 2019. No evidence for a loss of genetic diversity despite a strong decline in size of a European population of the corncrake Crex crex. Bird Conservation International. DOI: 10.1017/S0959270919000327.
  • Kruger N., Measey J., Herrel A., Secondi J. 2019. Anti-predator strategies of invasive African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, to native and invasive predators in western France. Aquatic invasions 14: 433-444.
  • Courant J., Secondi J., Guillemet L, Vollette E., Herrel A. 2019. Rapid changes in dispersal on a small spatial scale at the range edge of an expanding population. Ecology and Evolution 33:599-612.
  • Touzot M., Teulier L., Lengagne T., Secondi J., Théry M., Libourel P-A., Guillard L., Mondy N. 2019. Artificial light at night disturbs the activity and energy allocation of common toad during the breeding period. Conservation Physiology 7: coz002. DOI:

  • Schoeman A.L., Kruger K., Secondi J., Du Preez L.H. 2019. Repeated reduction in parasite diversity in invasive populations of Xenopus laevis - a global experiment in enemy release. Biological Invasions 21: 1323–1338 .


  • Fourcade Y., Besnard A.G., Beslot E., Hennique S., Mourgaud G., Berdin G., Secondi J. 2018. Habitat selection in a dynamic seasonal environment: Vegetation composition drives the choice of the breeding habitat for the community of passerines in floodplain grasslands. Biological Conservation 228: 301-309
  • Courant J., Secondi J., Volette J., Herrel A., Thirion J-M. 2018. Assessing the impacts of the invasive frog, Xenopus laevis, on amphibians in western France. Amphibia Reptilia 39: 219-227
  • Courant J., Volette J., Secondi J., Herrel A. 2018. Changes in the aquatic macroinvertebrate communities throughout the expanding range of an invasive anuran. Food Webs 17: e00098


  • Fourcade Y., Besnard A., Secondi J. 2018. Paintings predict the distribution of species, or the challenge of selecting predictors and evaluation statistics. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27 : 245-256
  • Chaput-Bardy A., Alcala N., Secondi J., Vuilleumier S. 2017. Network analysis for species management in rivers networks: application to the loire river. Biological Conservation 210: 26-36
  • Secondi J., Dupont V., Davranche A., Mondy N., Lengagne T., Théry M. 2017. Variability of surface and underwater nocturnal spectral irradiance with the presence of clouds in urban and peri-urban wetlands. PLoS ONE 12: e0186808 
  • Courant J., Secondi J., Bereiziat V., Herrel A. 2017. Resources allocated to reproduction decrease at the range edge of an expanding population of an invasive amphibian. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 157-165

  • Courant J.,  Vogt S., de Villiers A., Marques R., Measey J.G., Secondi J., Rebelo R., de Busschere C., Ihlow F, Backeljau T., Rödder D., Herrel A. 2017. Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations? Peer J 5:e3250; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3250

  • Rödder D., Ihlow F., Courant J., Secondi J., Herrel A., Rebelo R., Measey J.G., Lillo F., de Villiers A., de Busschere C., Backeljau T. 2017. Global realized niche divergence in the African-clawed frog Xenopus laevis. Ecology and Evolution 7: 4044-4058

  • Secondi J., Martin M., Goven D., Mège P., Sourice S., Théry M. 2017. Habitat-related variation in the plasticity of a UV sensitive photoreceptor over a small spatial scale in the palmate newt. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30:1229-1235 

  • Fourcade Y., Besnard A.G., Secondi J. 2017. Evaluating interspecific niche overlaps in environmental and geographic spaces to assess the value of umbrella species. Journal of Avian Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jav.01153


  • Fourcade Y., Richardson D.S., Keiss O., Budka M., Green R.E., Fokin S., Secondi J. 2016. Corncrake conservation genetics at a European scale: The impact of biogeographical and anthropological processes. Biological Conservation. 198: 210–219.
  • Ihlow F., Courant J., Secondi J., Herrel A., Rebelo R., Measey G.J., et al. 2016. Impacts of climate change on the global invasion potential of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. PLoS One 11: e0154869.
  • Secondi J., Dejean T., Valentin A., Audebaud B., Miaud C. 2016 Estimating the density of an aquatic invasive amphibian, Xenopus laevis, using environmental DNA Amphibia-Reptilia 37, 131-136.
  • Mège P., Ödeen A., Théry M., Picard D., Secondi J. 2016 Partial opsin sequences suggest UV-sensitive vision is widespread in Caudata. Evolutionary Biology 43, 109-118.
  • Martin M., Théry M., Rodgers G., Goven D., Sourice S., Mège P., Secondi J. 2016 UV wavelengths experienced during development affect visual sensitivity and predation efficiency of larval newts. Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0954.
  • Engler J.O., Secondi J., Dawson D.A., Elle O., Hochkirch A. 2016 Range expansion and retraction along a moving contact zone has no effect on the genetic diversity of two passerine birds. Ecography, 39, 884-893
  • Besnard A.G., Fourcade Y., Secondi J. 2016 Measuring difference in edge avoidance in grassland birds: the Corncrake is less sensitive to hedgerow proximity than passerines. Journal of Ornithology, 157: 515-523.


  •  Secondi J., Rodgers G., Bayle F., Sourice S., Théry M. 2015 Mate preference, species recognition and multimodal communication in heterogeneous environments. Evolutionary Ecology 29, 217-227.
  • Lafage D., Sibelle C., Secondi J., Canard A., Pétillon J. 2015 Short term resilience of arthropod assemblages after spring flood, with focus on spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) and carabids (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Ecohydrology, 1584-1599.
  • Besnard A.G., Davranche A., Maugenest S., J-B. B., Vian A., Secondi J. 2015 Vegetation maps based on remote sensing are informative predictors of habitat selection of grassland birds across a wetness gradient. Ecological indicators 58, 47-54.


  • Secondi J., Théry M. 2014 An ultraviolet signal generates a conflict between sexual selection and species recognition in a newt. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, 1049-1058.
  • Secondi J., Okassa M., Sourice S., Théry M. 2014 Habitat-dependent species recognition in hybridizing newts. Evolutionary Biology 41, 71-80.
  • Lafage D., Secondi J., Georges A., Bouzille J.-B., Petillon J. 2014 Satellite-derived vegetation indices as surrogate of species richness and abundance of ground beetles in temperate floodplains. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7, 327-333.
  • Fourcade Y., Keiss O., Richardson D.S., Secondi J. 2014 Continental-scale patterns of pathogen prevalence: a case study on the corncrake. Evolutionary Applications 7, 1043-1055.
  • Fourcade Y., Engler J.O., Roedder D., Secondi J. 2014 Mapping species distributions with MAXENT using a geographically biased sample of presence data: A performance assessment of methods for correcting sampling bias. Plos One 9, 10.1371/journal.pone.0097122.
  • Engler J.O., Secondi J., Dawson D.A., Roderus D., Elle O., Hochkirch A. 2014 Cross-species utility of 22 microsatellite markers in the Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta). Avian Biology Research 7, 91-98.
  • Besnard A.G., Secondi J. 2014 Hedgerows diminish the value of meadows for grassland birds: Potential conflicts for agri-environment schemes. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 189, 21-27.


  • Secondi J., Lepetz V., Cossard G., Sourice S. 2013 Nitrate affects courting and breathing but not escape performance in adult newts. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67, 1757-1765.
  • Fourcade Y., Engler J.O., Besnard A.G., Roedder D., Secondi J. 2013 Confronting expert-based and modelled distributions for species with uncertain conservation status: A case study from the corncrake (Crex crex). Biological Conservation 167, 161-171.
  • Fourcade Y., Chaput-Bardy A., Secondi J., Fleurant C., Lemaire C. 2013 Is local selection so widespread in river organisms? Fractal geometry of river networks leads to high bias in outlier detection. Molecular Ecology 22, 2065-2073.
  • Engler J.O., Roedder D., Elle O., Hochkirch A., Secondi J. 2013 Species distribution models contribute to determine the effect of climate and interspecific interactions in moving hybrid zones. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26, 2487-2496.
  • Engler J.O., Roderus D., Elle O., Secondi J., Hochkirch A. 2013 Temporal comparison of the genetic structure in newly founded populations along the expansive range edge of the Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta) in Southwest Germany. Vogelwarte 51, 179 – 184.
  • Besnard A.G., La Jeunesse I., Pays O., Secondi J. 2013 Topographic wetness index predicts the occurrence of bird species in floodplains. Diversity and Distributions 19, 955-963.


  • Secondi J., Lepetz V., Thery M. 2012 Male ttractiveness is influenced by UV wavelengths in a newt pecies but not in its close relative. Plos One 7(1).


  • Secondi J., Bordas P., Hipsley C.A., Bensch S. 2011 Bilateral song convergence in a passerine hybrid zone: genetics contribute in one species only. Evolutionary Biology 38, 441-452.
  • Johanet A., Secondi J., Lemaire C. 2011 Widespread introgression does not leak into allotopy in a broad sympatric zone. Heredity 106, 962-972.


  • Secondi J., Johanet A., Pays O., Cazimajou F., Djalout Z., Lemaire C. 2010 Olfactory and visual species recognition in newts and their role in hybridization. Behaviour 147, 1693-1712.
  • Chaput-Bardy A., Gregoire A., Baguette M., Pagano A., Secondi J. 2010 Condition and phenotype-dependent dispersal in a damselfly, Calopteryx splendens. Plos One 5(5).


  • Secondi J., Hinot E., Djalout Z., Sourice S., Jadas-Hecart A. 2009 Realistic nitrate concentration alters the expression of sexual traits and olfactory male attractiveness in newts. Functional Ecology 23, 800-808.
  • Johanet A., Secondi J., Pays O., Pagano A., Lode T., Lemaire C. 2009 A case of reproductive character displacement in female palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus). Comptes Rendus Biologies 332, 548-557.
  • Chaput-Bardy A., Fleurant C., Lemaire C., Secondi J. 2009 Modelling the effect of in-stream and overland dispersal on gene flow in river networks. Ecological Modelling 220, 3589-3598.


  • Faivre F., Secondi J. 2008 Un point sur la zone de contact entre les deux contrefaisants Hippolais icterina et H. polyglotta. Alauda 76, 305-318.
  • Chaput-Bardy A., Lemaire C., Picard D., Secondi J. 2008 In-stream and overland dispersal across a river network influences gene flow in a freshwater insect, Calopteryx splendens. Molecular Ecology 17, 3496-3505.


  • Secondi J., Aumjaud A., Pays O., Boyer S., Montembault D., Violleau D. 2007 Water turbidity affects the development of sexual morphology in the palmate newt. Ethology 113, 711-720.
  • Perez-Tris J., Hellgren O., Krizanauskiene A., Waldenstrom J., Secondi J., Bonneaud C., Fjeldsa J., Hasselquist D., Bensch S. 2007 Within-host speciation of malaria parasites. Plos One 2(2).
  • Haerty W., Gentilhomme E., Secondi J. 2007 Female preference for a male sexual trait uncorrelated with male body size in the Palmate newt (Triturus helveticus). Behaviour 144, 797-814.
  • Chaput-Bardy A., Pays O., Lode T., Secondi J. 2007 Morphological clines in dendritic landscapes. Freshwater Biology 52, 1677-1688.


  • Secondi J., Faivre B., Bensch S. 2006 Spreading introgression in the wake of a moving contact zone. Molecular Ecology 15, 2463-2475.
  • Reullier J., Perez-Tris J., Bensch S., Secondi J. 2006 Diversity, distribution and exchange of blood parasites meeting at an avian moving contact zone. Molecular Ecology 15, 753-763.


  • Secondi J., Haerty W., Lode T. 2005 Female attraction to conspecific chemical cues in the palmate newt Triturus helveticus. Ethology 111, 726-735.


  • Secondi J., den Hartog P.M., ten Cate C. 2003 To trill or not to trill? Territorial response to a heterospecific vocal trait in male collared doves, Streptopelia decaocto. Behavioral Ecology 14, 694-701.


  • Secondi J., Bretagnolle V., Compagnon C., Faivre B. 2003 Species-specific song convergence in a moving hybrid zone between two passerines. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80, 507-517.


  • Secondi J., De Bakker M.A.G., Ten Cate C. 2002 Female responses to male coos in the collared dove Streptopelia decaocto. Behaviour 139, 1287-1302.
  • Faivre B., Secondi J., Frochot B., Cezilly F. 2002 Local survival and breeding ecology in an expanding population of Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta. Ardea 90, 293-301.


  • Faivre B., Preault M., Thery M., Secondi J., Patris B., Cezilly F. 2001 Breeding strategy and morphological characters in an urban population of blackbirds, Turdus merula. Animal Behaviour 61, 969-974.


  • Secondi J., Faivre B., Kreutzer M. 1999 Maintenance of male reaction to the congeneric song in the Hippolais warbler hybrid zone. Behavioural Processes , 151-158.
  • Faivre B., Secondi J., Ferry C., Chastragnat L., Cezilly F. 1999 Morphological variation and the recent evolution of wing length in the Icterine Warbler: a case of unidirectional introgression? Journal of Avian Biology 30, 152-158.