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Bayle, A., Carlson, B. Z., Zimmer, A., Vallée, S., Rabatel, A., Cremonese, E., Filippa, G., Dentant, C., Randin, C., Mainetti, A., Roussel, E., Gascoin, S., Corenblit, D., and Choler, P.: Local environmental context drives heterogeneity of early succession dynamics in alpine glacier forefields., Biogeosciences, 20, 1649–1669.


Laigle I, Carlson BZ, Delestrade A, Bison M, Van Reeth C and Yoccoz NG (2022) In-situ Temperature Stations Elucidate Species’ Phenological Responses to Climate in the Alps, but Meteorological and Snow Reanalysis Facilitates Broad Scale and Long-Term Studies. Front. Earth Sci. 10:912048. doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.912048

Rigoudy et al. (2022). The DeepFaune initiative: a collaborative effort towards the automatic identification of the French fauna in camera-trap images. bioRxiv 2022.03.15.484324; doi: 10.1101/2022.03.15.484324


Bayle, A., Roussel, E., Carlson, B. Z., Vautier, F., Brossard, C., Fovet, E., de Bouchard d’Aubeterre, G. & Corenblit, D. (2021). Sensitivity of Landsat NDVI to subpixel vegetation and topographic components in glacier forefields: assessment from high-resolution multispectral UAV imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 15(4), 044508. doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.15.044508

Choler, P., Bayle, A., Carlson, B.Z., Randin, C., Filippa, G., Cremonese, E. (2021). The tempo of greening in the European Alps: Spatial variations on a common theme Global Change Biology, 00:1–15. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15820

Vallino C., Yoccoz N.G., Rolando A., Delestrade A. (2021). Webcams as a Remote Tool for Eco-ethological Research: A Study on the Alpine Chough. Frontiers in Environmental Science,9:317. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.659521

Bison, M., Yoccoz, N. G., Carlson, B. Z., Klein, G., Laigle, I., Van Reeth, C., & Delestrade, A. (2021). Earlier snowmelt advances breeding phenology of the common frog (Rana temporaria) but increases the risk of frost exposure and wetland drying. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 524. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.645585

Francon L., Corona C., Till-Bottraud I., Choler P., Roussel E., Carlson B.Z., Morin S., Girard B., Stoffel M. (2021). Shrub growth in the Alps diverges from air temperature since the 1990s. Environmental Research; 000-000. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac0b67

Vitasse Y., Ursenbacher S., Klein G., Bohnenstengel T., Chittaro Y., Delestrade A., Monnerat C., Rebetez M., Rixen C., Strebel N., Schmidt B.R., Wipf S., Wohlgemuth T., Yoccoz N.G., Lenoir J. (2021). Phenological and elevational shifts of plants, animals and fungi under climate change in the European Alps. Biological Reviews; 000-000. doi: 10.1111/brv.12727


Bison M., Yoccoz N.G., Carlson B.Z, Klein G., Laigle I., Van Reeth C., Asse D., Delestrade A. (2020). Best environmental predictors of breeding phenology differ with elevation in a common woodland bird species Ecology and Evolution; 00:1-11 doi: 10.1002/ece3.6684

Francon, L., Corona, C., Till-Bottraud, I., Choler, P., Carlson, B. Z., Charrier, G., Améglio T., Morin S., Eckert N., Roussel E., Lopez-Saez J., Stoffel M. (2020). Assessing the effects of earlier snow melt-out on alpine shrub growth: The sooner the better? Ecological Indicators, 115, 106455. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106455

Carlson, B. Z., Hébert, M., Van Reeth, C., Bison, M., Laigle, I., Delestrade, A. (2020). Monitoring the Seasonal Hydrology of Alpine Wetlands in Response to Snow Cover Dynamics and Summer Climate: A Novel Approach with Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing, 12(12), 1959. doi: 10.3390/rs12121959

Francon L., Corona C., Till-Bottraud I., Carlson B.Z., Stoffel M.. (2020). Some (do not) like it hot: shrub growth is hampered by heat and drought at the alpine treeline in recent decades. American Journal of Botany 107(4): 1:11 doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1459

Asse D., Randin C., Bonhomme M., Delestrade A., Chuine I. (2020). Process-based models outcompete correlative models in projecting spring phenology of trees in a future warmer climate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 285-286 doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107931


Cremonese E., Carlson B., Filippa G., Pogliotti P., Alvarez I., Fosson JP., Ravanel L. & Delestrade A. (2019). AdaPT Mont-Blanc Climate report: “Climate change in the Mont-Blanc Massif and its impacts on human activity." Funded by the European Programme for International Cooperation - Alcotra Italy-France 2014-2020. November, 2019, 101 p.

Bayle A., Carlson B.Z., Thierion V., Isenmann M., Choler P. (2019). Improved mapping of mountain shrublands using the sentinel-2 red-edge band Remote sensing, 11, 2807

Chiffard J., Delestrade A., Yoccoz N., Loison A., Besnard A. (2019). Warm temperatures during cold season can negatively affect adult survival in an alpine bird. Ecology and Evolution 2019;00:1–13

Filippa, G., Cremonese, E., Galvagno, M., Isabellon, M., Bayle, A., Choler, P., Carlson, B.Z., Gabellani, S., Morra di Cella, U & Migliavacca, M. (2019). Climatic Drivers of Greening Trends in the Alps. Remote Sensing, 11(21), 2527.


Bison M., Yoccoz N., Carlson B.Z., Delestrade A. (2018). Comparison of budburst phenology trends and precision among participants in a citizen science program International Journal of Biometeorology 63 : 61-72. 10.1007/s00484-018-1636-x.

Asse D., Chuine I., Vitasse Y., Yoccoz N.G., Delpierre N., Badeau V., Delestrade A., Randin C.F. (2018) Warmer winters reduce the advance of tree spring phenology induced by warmer springs in the Alps, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252: 220-230.10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.030


Carlson B.Z., & Corona L.M., Dentant C., Bonet R., Thuiller W., Choler P. (2017). Observed long-term greening of alpine vegetation - A case study in the French Alps, Environmental Research Letters. 12: 114006. 10.1088/1748-9326/aa84bd.


Bonet R., Arnaud F., Bodin X., Bouche M., Boulangeat I., Philippe Bourdeau P., Martial Bouvier M., Laurent Cavalli L., Philippe Choler P., Anne Delestrade A., Cédric Dentant C., Dominique Dumas D., Laurent Fouinat L., Marie Gardent M., Sébastien Lavergne S., Emmanuel Naffrechoux E., Yann Nellier Y., Marie-Elodie Perga M-E., Clotilde Sagot C., Olivier Senn O. & Wilfried Thuiller W. (2016). Indicators of climate: Ecrins National Park participates in long-term monitoring to help determine the effects of climate change. Eco.mont 8: 1

Stier A., Delestrade A., Bize P., Zahn S., Criscuolo F. & Massemin S (2016). Investigating how telomere dynamics, growth and life history covary along an elevation gradient in two passerine species. Journal of Avian Biology 47 : 134-140. 10.1111/jav.00714


Carlson B.Z., Georges D., Rabatel A., Randin C., Renaud J., Delestrade A., Zimmermann N., Choler P. & Thuiller W. (2014). Accounting for tree line shift, glacier retreat and primary succession in mountain plant distribution models. Diversity and Distributions, 20 : 1379-1391. 10.1111/ddi.12238

Stier A., Delestrade A., Zahn S., Arrivé M., Criscuolo F. & Massemin-Challet S. (2014). Elevation impacts the balance between growth and oxidative stress in coal tits. Oecologia 175 : 791-800. 10.1007/s00442-014-2946-2


Pellerin M., Delestrade A., Mathieu G., Rigault O. & Yoccoz NG (2012). Spring tree phenology in the Alps: effects of air temperature, altitude and local topography. European Journal of Forest Research 131 : 1957-1965. 0.1007/s10342-012-0646-10

Pettex E., Lorentsen S-H., Grémillet D., Gimenez O., Barrett R.B., Pons J.B., Le Bohec C., Bonadonna F. (2012). Multi-scale foraging variability in northern gannet (Morus bassanus) fuels potential foraging plasticity. Marine biology 159 : 2743-2756. 10.1007/s00227-012-2035-1

Fort J., Pettex E., Tremblay Y., Lorentsen S-H., Garthe S., Votier S., Pons J.B., Siorat F., Furness R.W., Grcecian W.J., Bearhop S., Montevecchi W.A., Grémillet D. (2012). Meta-population evidence of oriented chain migration in northern gannets (Morus bassanus). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10 : 237-242. 10.1890/110194


Rey D., Doutau B., Delestrade A. (2011). Définition d’un protocole d’inventaire du pic tridactyle Picoides tridactylus sur le département de la Haute-Savoie. Le Bièvre. Tome 26.

Macian F. (2011). Les apports d’un programme de science participative sur la perception de la nature par le public - retour d’expérience sur le programme Phénoclim. Actes des Journées Internationales sur l’Education Scientifique et Technique.

Henry P.Y. (2011). Differential migration in the polygynandrous Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris. Bird Study 58:160-170. 10.1080/00063657.2010.543948


Yoccoz N.G., Delestrade A. & Loison A. (2010). Impact of climatic change on alpine ecosystem: inference and prediction. Revue de Géographie Alpine 98-4. 10.4000/rga.1293

Tracol Y., Gutiérrez J.R., Squeo F.A. (2010). Plant Area Index and microclimate underneath shrub species from a Chilean semiarid community. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1-6. 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.08.002

Pettex E. (2010). Northern gannets anticipate the spatio–temporal occurrence of their prey. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 2365-2371. 10.1242/jeb.042267


Mathieu G. & Delestrade A. (2006). Phénoclim, a research project on phenology in the Alps. Proceeding of the International Congress of Alpine and Arctic Botanical Gardens pp 57-62.


Laiolo P., Rolando A., Delestrade A. & De Sanctis A. (2004). Vocalizations and morphology : interpreting the divergence among populations of Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and Alpine Chough P. graculus. Bird Study 51: 248-255. 10.1080/00063650409461360


Delestrade A. (2003). Reproduction et régime alimentaire de la Corneille mantelée Corvus corone sardonius en Corse. Travaux scientifique du Parc naturel régional de Corse et Réserves Naturelles 61: 3-10.


Delestrade A. (2002). Biologie de la reproduction et distribution du Grand Corbeau en Corse. Alauda 70: 293-300.


Delestrade A. (2001). Sexual size dimorphism and positive assortative mating in Alpine choughs (Pyrrhocorax graculus). The Auk 118: 553-556.

Laiolo P., Rolando A., Delestrade A. & De Sanctis A. (2001). Geographic diversification in the call repertoire of the genus Pyrrhocorax (Aves, Corvidae). Can. J. Zool. 79: 1568-1576. 10.1139/cjz-79-9-1568


Delestrade A. (1999). Foraging strategy in a social bird, the Alpine Chough: effect of variations in quantity and distribution of food. Animal Behaviour 57: 299-305.


Delestrade A. (1998). Distribution and status of the Ethiopian population of Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax baileyi. Bull. B.O.C. 118: 101-105.


Delestrade A. (1995). Impact of human activity on Alpine Chough foraging flocks and populations. Avocetta 19: 189-193.

Delestrade A. & Stoyanov G. (1995). Breeding biology and survival of the Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus. Bird Study 42: 22-231.


Delestrade A. (1994). Factors affecting flock size in the Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus. Ibis 136:91-96.


Delestrade A. (1993). Stratégies d’exploitation des ressources en fonction du sexe et de la saison chez une espèce grégaire, le Chocard à bec jaune (Pyrrhocorax graculus). Rev. Ecol. (Terre Vie) 48:199-206.

Delestrade A. (1993). Statut, distribution et abondance du Chocard à bec jaune en Corse. Alauda 61:9-17.


Delestrade A. (1991). The foraging behaviour of Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus on different habitat. In Birds and Pastoral Agriculture in Europe Curtis D.J., Bignal E.M. & Curtis M.A.(eds). pp. 72-75.


Delestrade A. (1989). Quelques facteurs influençant la répartition des chocards dans la vallée de Chamonix. Acta Biol. Mont. 9: 93-101.


Delestrade A. (1988). Does human activity influence feeding behaviour of the Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) in the French Northern Alps? In Choughs and Land-use in Europe, Bignal E. & Curtis D.J. (eds). pp. 70-71.