Articles in red constitute the main scientific contributions of my studies. Book chapters are shown in blue. Supervised students are shown in italics. ¥ Equal contributions.
Please, see below the press releases and popular communications we, or others, did on our research.
Another note regarding the granting situation in France:
The granting situation in France is harsh for several researchers. To provide a very concrete example, here is what happened to my own research and projects from 2009 (when I was recruited by the CNRS) to 2017 (the year I finally received an ANR grant as a 'real' PI). I have essentially submitted two projects in Behavioral Ecology and Health Ecology, one based on kin selection (project 1) and another one regarding the relationships between sociality and parasitism (project 2).
Project 1 was unsuccessfully submitted 2 times to the ERC (starting grant) and 3 times to the ANR (our main French agency for funding research) in addition to ca. 20 other smaller granting agencies. Fortunately for this project 1, I finally obtained a DFG grant as a co-PI in 2012. Among others, Project 1 allowed to start the Mandrillus Project and allowed to publish almost all articles related since then.
Worse, project 2 was unsuccessfully submitted 3 times to the ERC and 4 times to the ANR (and to ca. 20 other smaller grating agencies). This project was never granted while the ideas developped allowed to publish probably my most important scientific contributions to date.
Consequently, I have added a * in front of each publication that was neither funded by an ERC nor by an ANR (starting 2014) while directly related to Projects 1 and 2. This includes among others articles in Nature Communications, Current Biology and Science Advances.
Finally, I would like to add two relevant points to help judging the situation of the French research. First, I estimate that I'm spending between a quarter (the good years) and a third (the bad years) of my time writing and sumitting grant applications. This probably reflects what other researchers may undergo. Second, and probably by contrast with other countries, long-term field research sites are almost never supported regarding human ressources: all involved persons are therefore paid (temporarily) through researcher's own grants.
Grieneisen LE, Charpentier MJE, Alberts SC, Blekhman R, Bradburd G, Tung J, Archie EA. 2019. Genes, geology, and germs: Gut microbiota across a primate hybrid zone are explained by site soil properties, not host species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 286: Online First.
*Poirotte C¥, Sarabian C¥, Ngoubangoye B, MacIntosh A¥, Charpentier MJE¥. 2019. Faecal avoidance differs across sexes but not with nematode infection risk in mandrills. Animal Behaviour 149: 97-106.
*Charpentier MJE, Kappeler PM. 2018. A reply to “Ranging Behavior Drives Parasite Richness: A More Parsimonious Hypothesis”. Recommended by Peer Community in Ecology. arXiv: 1805.08151.
*Charpentier MJE, Givalois L, Faurie C, Soghessa O, Simon F, Kappeler PM. 2018. Seasonal glucocorticoid production correlates with a suite of small-magnitude environmental, demographic and physiological effects in mandrills. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165: 20-33.
Percher A, Merceron G, Nsi Akoue G, Galbany J, Romero A, Charpentier MJE. 2018. Dental Microwear Textural Analysis as an analytical tool to depict individual traits and reconstruct the diet of a primate. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165: 123-138.
Percher A, Romero A, Galbany J, Nsi Akoue G, Pérez-Pérez A, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Buccal dental-microwear and dietary ecology in a free-ranging population of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) from southern Gabon. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186870.
*Poirotte C, Benhamou S, Mandjembe A, Willaume E, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Gastro-intestinal parasitism and recursive movements in free-ranging mandrills. Animal Behaviour 134: 87-98.
*Beaulieu M, Benoit L, Abaga S, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Mind the cell: Seasonal variation in telomere length mirrors changes in leukocyte profile. Molecular Ecology 26: 5603-5613.
*Pouillevet H, Dibakou S, Ngoubangoye B, Poirotte C, Charpentier MJE. 2017. A comparative study of four methods for the detection of nematodes eggs and large protozoan cysts in mandrill faecal material. Folia Primatologica 88: 344-357.
Nsi Akoue G, Mbading-Mbading W, Willaume E, Souza A, Mbatchi B, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Seasonal and individual predictors of diet in a free-ranging population of mandrills. Ethology 123: 600-613.
*Poirotte C, Massol F, Herbert A, Willaume E, Bomo PM, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Mandrills use olfaction to socially avoid parasitized conspecifics. Science Advances 3: e1601721.
*Charpentier MJE, Harté M, Ngoubangoye B, Herbert A, Kappeler PM. 2017. Visual discrimination of kin in mandrills. Ethology 123: 251-259.
*Poirotte C, Kappeler PM, Ngoubangoye B, Bourgeois S, Moussodji M, Charpentier MJE. 2016. Morbid attraction to leopard urine in Toxoplasma-infected chimpanzees. Current Biology 26: 98-99.
Charpentier MJE, Odonne G, Schaal B. 2016. Odors in the social life of human and non-human primate societies. In: Chemical Ecology (eds: Bagnères AG, Hossaert-McKey M). Wiley-ISTE editions, pp 47-70. Book chapter.
*Poirotte C, Basset D, Willaume E, Makaba F, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2016. Environmental and individual determinants of parasite richness across seasons in a wild population of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 442-456.
*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.
*Brockmeyer T, Kappeler PM, Willaume E, Benoit L, Mboumba S, Charpentier MJE. 2015. Social organization and space use of a wild mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) group. American Journal of Primatology 77:1036-1048.
*Benoit L, Mboumba S, Willaume S, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2014. Using next-generation sequencing methods to isolate and characterize 24 simple sequence repeat loci in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 903-905.
*Beaulieu M, Mboumba S, Willaume E, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2014. The oxidative cost of unstable social dominance. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 2629-2632.
Galbany J, Romero A, Mayo-Alesón M, Itsoma F, Gamarra B, Pérez-Pérez A, Willaume E, Kappeler PM, Charpentier MJE. 2014. Age-related tooth wear differs between forest and savanna primates. PlosOne 9: e94938.
Charpentier MJE, Drea CM. 2013. Victims of infanticide and conspecific bite wounding in a female-dominant primate: a long-term study. PlosOne 8: e82830.
Charpentier MJE, Mboumba S, Ditsoga C, Drea C. 2013. Nasopalatine ducts and flehmen behavior in the mandrill: Reevaluating olfactory communication in Old World Primates. American Journal of Primatology 75: 703-714.
Huchard E, Charpentier MJE, Marshall H, King A, Knapp L, Cowlishaw G. 2013. Paternal effects on access to resources in a promiscuous primate society. Behavioral Ecology 24: 229-236.
Charpentier MJE¥, Barthes N¥, Proffit M, Bessière J-M, Grison C. 2012. Critical thinking in the chemical ecology of mammalian communication: Roadmap for future studies. Functional Ecology 26: 769-774.
Tung J¥, Charpentier MJE¥, Mukherjee S, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2012. Genetic effects on mating success and partner choice in a social mammal. The American Naturalist 180: 113-129.
Charpentier MJE, Huchard E, Widdig A, Gimenez O, Sallé B, Kappeler P, Renoult JP. 2012. Distribution of affiliative behavior across kin classes and their fitness consequences in mandrills. Ethology 118: 1198-1207.
Charpentier MJE¥, Fontaine MC¥, Cherel E, Renoult JP, Jenkins T, Benoit L, Barthès N, Alberts SC, Tung J. 2012. Genetic structure in a dynamic baboon hybrid zone corroborates behavioral observations in a hybrid population. Molecular Ecology 21: 715-731.
Lucas C, Charpentier MJE. 2012. Odeurs en sociétés. In: Ecologie chimique. Le langage de la nature. Cherche-Midi, Paris. p73-85. Book chapter.
Renoult JP, Schaefer HM, Sallé B, Charpentier MJE. 2011. The evolution of the multicoloured face of mandrills: insights from the perceptual space of colour vision. PlosOne 6: e29117.
Charpentier MJE¥, Crawford JC¥, Boulet M, Drea CM. 2010. Message 'scent': lemurs detect the genetic relatedness and quality of conspecifics via olfactory cues. Animal Behaviour 80: 101-108.
Boulet M, Crawford JC, Charpentier MJE, Drea CM. 2010. Honest olfactory ornamentation in a female-dominant primate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1558-1563.
Starling AP, Charpentier MJE, Fitzpatrick C, Scordato ES, Drea CM. 2010. Seasonality, sociality, and reproduction: Long-term stressors of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Hormones and Behavior 57: 76-85.
Setchell JM, Charpentier MJE, Abbott KM, Wickings EJ, Knapp LA. 2010. Opposites attract: MHC-associated mate choice in a polygynous primate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 136-148.
Boulet M¥, Charpentier MJE¥, Drea CM. 2009. Decoding an olfactory mechanism of kin recognition and inbreeding avoidance in a primate. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 281.
Setchell JM, Charpentier MJE, Abbott KM, Wickings EJ, Knapp LA. 2009. Is brightest best? Testing the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis in mandrills. International Journal of Primatology 30: 825-844.
Huchard E, Benavides J, Setchell JM, Charpentier MJE, Alvergne A, King JA, Knapp LA, Cowlishaw G, Raymond M. 2009. Studying shape in sexual signals: the case of primate sexual swellings. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1231-1242.
Alvergne A, Huchard E, Caillaud D, Charpentier MJE, Setchell JM, Ruppli C, Féjan D, Martinez L, Cowlishaw G, Raymond M. 2009. Human ability to visually recognize kin within primates. International Journal of Primatology 30: 199-210.
Charpentier MJE, Boulet M, Drea CM. 2008. Smelling right: the scent of male lemurs advertises genetic quality and relatedness. Molecular Ecology 17: 3225-3233.
Charpentier MJE, Van Horn RC, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2008. Paternal effects on offspring fitness in a multimale society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 1988-1992.
Jones et al. 2008. Senescence patterns determined by species ranking on the fast-slow life-history continuum. Ecology Letters 11: 664-673.
Charpentier MJE, Tung J, Altmann J, Alberts SC. 2008. Age at maturity in wild baboons: genetic, environmental and demographic influences. Molecular Ecology 17: 2026-2040.
Tung J, Charpentier MJE, Garfield DA, Alberts SC. 2008. Genetic evidence reveals temporal change in hybridization patterns in a wild baboon population. Molecular Ecology 17: 1998-2011.
Charpentier MJE, Williams CV, Drea CM. 2008. Inbreeding depression in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta): genetic diversity predicts parasitism, immunocompetence, and survivorship. Conservation Genetics 9: 1605-1615.
Charpentier MJE, Prugnolle F, Gimenez O, Widdig A. 2008. Genetic heterozygosity and sociality in a primate species. Behavior Genetics 38: 151-158.
Charpentier MJE, Deubel D, Peignot P. 2008. Relatedness and social behaviors in Cercopithecus solatus. International Journal of Primatology 29: 487-495.
Leigh SR, Setchell JM, Charpentier MJE, Knapp LA & Wickings EJ. 2008. Fitness and canine size in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Journal of Human Evolution 55: 75-85.
Peignot P¥, Charpentier MJE¥, Bout N, Bourry O, Massima U, Dosimont O, Terramorsi R, Wickings EJ. 2008. The first release project of captive-bred mandrills, Mandrillus sphinx: Results of two-years' monitoring. Oryx 42: 122-131.
Charpentier MJE, Peignot P, Hossaert-McKey M, Wickings EJ. 2007. Kin discrimination in juvenile mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Animal Behaviour 73: 37-45.
Charpentier MJE, Widdig A, Alberts SC. 2007. Inbreeding depression in primates: An historical review of methods used and empirical data. American Journal of Primatology 69: 1370-1386.
Setchell JM, Charpentier MJE, Bedjabaga IB, Reed P, Wickings EJ, Knapp LA. 2006. Secondary sexual characters and female quality in primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 305-315.
Charpentier M, Setchell JM, Prugnolle F, Wickings EJ, Peignot P, Balloux F, Hossaert-McKey M. 2006. Life-history correlates of inbreeding depression in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Molecular Ecology 15: 21-28.
Charpentier M, Setchell JM, Prugnolle F, Knapp L, Wickings EJ, Peignot P, Hossaert-McKey M. 2005. Genetic diversity and reproductive success and in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102: 16723-16728.
Charpentier M, Peignot P, Hossaert-McKey M, Gimenez O, Setchell JM, Wickings EJ. 2005. Constraints on control: factors influencing reproductive success in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology 16: 614-623.
Charpentier M, Hossaert-McKey M, Wickings EJ, Peignot P. 2005. Consequences of a one-male harem reproductive system and inbreeding in a captive group of Cercopithecus solatus. International Journal of Primatology 26: 695-708.
Setchell JM, Charpentier M, Wickings EJ. 2005. Mate-guarding and paternity in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): factors influencing monopolisation of females by the alpha male. Animal Behaviour 70: 1105-1120.
Setchell JM, Charpentier M, Wickings EJ. 2005. Sexual selection and reproductive careers in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58: 474-485.
Prugnolle F, Manica A, Charpentier M, Guégan JF, Guernier V, Balloux F. 2005. Worldwide HLA diversity and pathogen-driven selection. Current Biology 15: 1022-1027.
Charpentier M, Peignot P, Hossaert-McKey M, Wickings EJ. 2004. Changes in social interactions during adolescence in male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). American Journal of Primatology 63: 63-73.
Poirotte C, Charpentier MJE. 2017. Inset "Ces parasites qui nous manipulent" (chapter: "Des maladies qui collent à la peau"). In : Ecologie de la Santé. Cherche-Midi, Paris.
Charpentier MJE, Williams CV, Drea CM. 2016. Erratum to: Inbreeding depression in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Conservation Genetics 17: 751-751.
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