Conservation biology of amphibians : intra- and inter-specific diversity


 Amphibian populations, in Belgium and elswhere in the world, suffer significant regressions sometimes down to extinction. The causes are varied, acting at both local and global scales: habitat destruction, fragmentation and change, invasive species introduction, pollutions, pathogens transmissions, road traffic, global change. To protect species efficiently and to apply adequate conservation measures, it is first needed to know their distribution range and status but also their ecology. Biological conservation is then at the interface of fundamental and applied research.In our research unit, we focus on these varied axes of biological conservation in looking at both inter and intraspecific diversity (species communities and polymorphisms): landscape ecology, freshwater pollution, introductions of invasive species, emerging diseases.


conservation, ecotoxicology, freshwater, pollution, landscape ecology, habitat fragmentation, population ecology, distribution, atlas, cartographie, modelisation, emerging disease, decline, status, introduced species, invasive species, fish, poisson, newt, triton, frog, grenouille, amphibian, amphibien


Biological Sciences {Research discipline}
Freshwater Ecology {Research discipline}
Landscape Ecology {Research discipline}
Life Histories (incl. Population Ecology) {Research discipline}
Conservation and Biodiversity {Research discipline}
Biogeography {Research discipline}
Global Change Biology {Research discipline}
Environmental Sciences {Research discipline}
Environmental Management and Rehabilitation {Research discipline}
Wildlife and Habitat Management {Research discipline}
Land and Parks Management {Research discipline}
Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.) {Research discipline}
Species {Integration level}
Ecosystem {Integration level}
National {Cooperation status}
European (EU) {Cooperation status}
International (non-EU) {Cooperation status}
Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Monitoring of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable use of Biodiversity {Research orientation}
Middle Europe {Geographical scope}
Southwestern Europe {Geographical scope}
Southeastern Europe {Geographical scope}
Belgium {Geographical scope}
France {Geographical scope}
Yugoslavia {Geographical scope}
Agricultural {Habitat type}
Dry and Sub-humid Lands {Habitat type}
Forest {Habitat type}
Inland Waters {Habitat type}
Mountain {Habitat type}
General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use {Research purpose}
Technical and Scientific Cooperation {Research purpose}
Identification and Monitoring {Research purpose}
In-situ Conservation {Research purpose}
Research and Training {Research purpose}
Impact Assessment and Minimizing Adverse Impacts {Research purpose}
Amphibia {Taxonomical scope}


Name Role Amount
FRFC unknown
DGRNE unknown


Name Role Start End
Denoël, Mathieu promotor 1996-01-01


Name Role Start End
Laboratoire d'éthologie des poissons et amphibiens member 1996-01-01


Reference Role
Denoël M., Dzukic G. & Kalezic M.L. 2005. Effect of widespread fish introductions on paedomorphic newts in Europe. Conservation Biology 19: 162-170 author
Denoël M. 2007. Priority areas of intraspecific diversity: Larzac, a global hotspot for facultative paedomorphosis in amphibians. Animal Conservation 10: 110-118 author
Denoël M. 2005. Persistance et dispersion d'une population introduite de triton alpestre (Triturus alpestris) dans les causses du Larzac (sud de la France). Revue d'Ecologie 60: 139-148 author
Denoël M. 2004. Distribution and characteristics of aquatic habitats of newts and yellow-bellied toads in the district of Ioannina (Epirus, Greece). Herpetozoa 17: 49-64 author
Denoël M. & Lehmann, A. 2006. Multi-scale effect of landscape processes and habitat quality on newt abundance: implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 130 : 495-504. author
Denoël M. & Ficetola G.F. 2008. Conservation of newt guilds in an agricultural landscape of Belgium: the importance of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Aquatic Conservation 18: 714-728 author
Denoël M. & Ficetola G.F. 2007. Landscape level thresholds and newt conservation. Ecological Applications 17: 302-309 author
Jacob J.P., Percsy C., De Wavrin H., Graitson E., Kinet T., Denoël M., Paquay M. & Percsy N. 2007. Amphibiens et reptiles de Wallonie. Série Faune-Flore Habitat 2. Aves et Région Wallonne, Namur : 386 pages author

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