Dr. Adeline Loyau

Department Conservation Biology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49(3 41)2 35-1654
Fax: +49(3 41)2 35-24 01

Adeline Loyau

Adeline Loyau was trained as a behavioural ecologist with a strong interest in conservation biology. At the moment, she is mainly working on the interaction between the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) and zooplankton.

Find more on her research on her personal website.


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Professional experiences

Since 2017
PostDoc at the UFZ Department and Conservation Biology

June 2015-2017
Marie-Curie Fellow at the UFZ Departments Systems ecotoxicology (M. Liess) and Conservation Biology (K. Henle)

Since November 2012
AssociatedResearcher at the CNRS Unit EcoLab (UMR 5245), Toulouse (JL Probst)

September 2013
Guest professor in Conservation Biology at the Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University

2013 - 2015
Visiting researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

Dec 2007-October 2012
Post-Doc at the biological station for experimental ecology of the CNRS (USR 2936)

July 2007 - Sept 2007
Visiting researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

March 2007 - Dec 2007
Post-Doc at the Emirates Center of Wildlife Propagation, Missour, Morocco

Sept 2006 - Feb 2007
Post-Doc at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Conservation Biology, Leipzig, Germany

Sept 2004 - Aug 2006
Temporary Teaching and Assistant Researcher (ATER) in behavioural ecology, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Animale, Université d’Angers, France


2001 – 2005
PhD student at the National Museum of Natural History, Department Conservation Biology, Paris, France





2018 (6)

  • Beukema, W., Martel, A., Nguyen, T.T., Goka, K., Schmeller, D.S., Yuan, Z., Laking, A.E., Nguyen, T.Q., Lin, C.-F., Shelton, J., Loyau, A., Pasmans, F., (2018):
    Environmental context and differences between native and invasive observed niches of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans affect invasion risk assessments in the Western Palaearctic
    Divers. Distrib.
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  • Fisher, M.C., Ghosh, P., Shelton, J.M.G., Bates, K., Brookes, L., Wierzbicki, C., Rosa, G.M., Farrer, R.A., Aanensen, D.M., Alvarado-Rybak, M., Bataille, A., Berger, L., Böll, S., Bosch, J., Clare, F.C., Courtois, E.A., Crottini, A., Cunningham, A.A., Doherty-Bone, T.M., Gebresenbet, F., Gowers, K., Höglund, J., James, T.Y., Jenkinson, T.S., Kosch, T.A., Lambertini, C., Laurila, A., Lin, C-F., Loyau, A., Martel, A., Meurling, S., Miaud, C., Minting, P., Ndriantsoa, S., O’Hanlon, S.J., Pasmans, F., Rakotonanahary, T., Rabemananjara, F.C.E., Ribeiro, L.P., Schmeller, D.S., Schmidt, B.R., Skerratt, L., Smith, F., Soto-Azat, C., Tessa, G., Toledo, L.F., Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Verster, R., Vörös, J., Waldman, B., Webb, R.J., Weldon, C., Wombwell, E., Zamudio, K.R., Longcore, J.E., Garner, T.W.J., (2018):
    Development and worldwide use of non-lethal, and minimal population-level impact, protocols for the isolation of amphibian chytrid fungi
    Sci. Rep. 8 , art. 7772
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  • O’Hanlon, S.J., Rieux, A., Farrer, R.A., Rosa, G.M., Waldmann, P., Bataille, A., Kosch, T.A., Murray, K.A., Brankovics, B., Fumagalli, M., Martin, M.D., Wales, N., Alvarado-Rybak, M., Bates, K.A., Berger, L., Böll, S., Brookes, L., Clare, F., Courtois, E.A., Cunningham, A.A., Doherty-Bone, T.M., Ghosh, P., Gower, D.J., Hintz, W.E., Höglund, J., Jenkinson, T.S., Lin, C.-F., Laurila, A., Loyau, A., Martel, A., Meurling, S., Miaud, C., Minting, P., Pasmans, F., Schmeller, D.S., Schmidt, B.R., Shelton, J.M.G., Skerratt, L.F., Smith, F., Soto-Azat, C., Spagnoletti, M., Tessa, G., Toledo, L.F., Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Verster, R., Vörös, J., Webb, R.J., Wierzbicki, C., Wombwell, E., Zamudio, K.R., Aanensen, D.M., James, T.Y., Gilbert, M.T.P., Weldon, C., Bosch, J., Balloux, F., Garner, T.W.J., Fisher, M.C., (2018):
    Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines
    Science 360 (6389), 621 - 627
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  • Schmeller, D.S., Loyau, A., Bao, D., Brack, W., Chatzinotas, A., De Vleeschouwer, F., Friesen, J., Gandois, L., Hansson, S.V., Haver, M., Le Roux, G., Shen, J., Teisserenc, R., Vredenburg, V.T., (2018):
    People, pollution and pathogens – Global change impacts in mountain freshwater ecosystems
    Sci. Total Environ. 622-623 , 756 - 763
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  • Schmeller, D.S., Weatherdon, L.V., Loyau, A., Bondeau, A., Brotons, L., Brummitt, N., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Haase, P., Kuemmerlen, M., Martin, C.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Rocchini, D., Saarenmaa, H., Stoll, S., Regan, E.C., (2018):
    A suite of essential biodiversity variables for detecting critical biodiversity change
    Biol. Rev. 93 (1), 55 - 71
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  • Valbuena-Ureña, E., Oromi, N., Soler-Membrives, A., Carranza, S., Amat, F., Camarasa, S., Denoël, M., Guillaume, O., Sanuy, D., Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., Steinfartz, S., (2018):
    Jailed in the mountains: Genetic diversity and structure of an endemic newt species across the Pyrenees
    PLOS One 13 (8), e0200214
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2017 (4)

  • Courtois, E.A., Loyau, A., Bourgoin, M., Schmeller, D.S., (2017):
    Initiation of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the absence of physical contact with infected hosts - a field study in a high altitude lake
    Oikos 126 (6), 843 - 851
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  • Frenken, T., Alacid, E., Berger, S.A., Bourne, E.C., Gerphagnon, M., Grossart, H.-P., Gsell, A.S., Ibelings, B.W., Kagami, M., Küpper, F.C., Letcher, P.M., Loyau, A., Miki, T., Nejstgaard, J.C., Rasconi, S., Reñé, A., Rohrlack, T., Rojas-Jimenez, K., Schmeller, D.S., Scholz, B., Seto, K., Sime-Ngando, T., Sukenik, A., Van de Waal, D.B., Van den Wyngaert, S., Van Donk, E., Wolinska, J., Wurzbacher, C., Agha, R., (2017):
    Integrating chytrid fungal parasites into plankton ecology: research gaps and needs
    Environ. Microbiol. 19 (10), 3802 - 3822
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  • Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., (2017):
    Positive sentiment and knowledge increases tolerance towards conservation actions
    Biodivers. Conserv. 26 (2), 461 - 478
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  • Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Galetti, M., Alamgir, M., Crist, E., Mahmoud, M.I., Laurance, W.F., Auliya, M., Droste, N., Egli, L., Everaars, J., Ferreira, C., Friese, K., Henle, K., Kühn, I., Loyau, A., Pe'er, G., Priess, J.A., Schiller, J., Schmeller, D.S., Schröter, M., Spangenberg, J.H., Wiemers, M., and more, , (2017):
    World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice
    Bioscience 67 (12), 1026 - 1028
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2016 (4)

  • Clare, F.C., Halder, J.B., Daniel, O., Bielby, J., Semenov, M.A., Jombart, T., Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., Cunningham, A.A., Rowcliffe, M.J., Garner, T.W.J., Bosch, J., Fisher, M.C., (2016):
    Climate forcing of an emerging pathogenic fungus across a montane multi-host community
    Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 371 (1709), art. 20150454
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  • Dagaeff, A.-C., Pocheville, A., Nöbel, S., Loyau, A., Isabel, G., Danchin, É., (2016):
    Drosophila mate copying correlates with atmospheric pressure in a speed learning situation
    Anim. Behav. 121 , 163 - 174
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  • Germain, M., Blanchet, S., Loyau, A., Danchin, É., (2016):
    Mate-choice copying in Drosophila melanogaster: Impact of demonstration conditions and male–male competition
    Behav. Processes 125 , 76 - 84
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  • Loyau, A., Cornuau, J.H., Clare, F.C., Schmeller, D.S., (2016):
    Side effects of itraconazole on post-metamorphic Alytes obstetricans after a cold stress
    Amphib. Reptil. 37 (4), 345 - 357
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2015 (1)

  • Cornuau, J.H., Schmeller, D.S., Courtois, E.A., Jolly, T., Loyau, A., (2015):
    It takes two to tango: relative influence of male and female identity and morphology on complex courtship display in a newt species
    Ethology 121 (3), 218 - 226
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2014 (3)

  • Cornuau, J.H., Schmeller, D.S., Pigeault, R., Loyau, A., (2014):
    Resistance of morphological and behavioral sexual traits of the palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) to bacterial lipopolysaccharide treatment
    Amphib. Reptil. 35 (1), 63 - 71
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  • Cornuau, J.H., Schmeller, D.S., Pigeault, R., Sibeaux, A., Tourat, A., Loyau, A., (2014):
    Information-content of morphological and behavioural sexual traits in the Palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus)
    Behav. Processes 108 , 36 - 42
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  • Schmeller, D.S., Blooi, M., Martel, A., Garner, T.W.J., Fisher, M.C., Azemar, F., Clare, F.C., Leclerc, C., Jäger, L., Guevara-Nieto, M., Loyau, A., Pasmans, F., (2014):
    Microscopic aquatic predators strongly affect infection dynamics of a globally emerged pathogen
    Curr. Biol. 24 (2), 176 - 180
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2013 (3)

  • Courtois, E.A., Cornuau, J.H., Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., (2013):
    Distribution of Amphibiocystidium sp. in palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) in Ariège, France
    Herpetology Notes 6 , 539 - 543
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  • Courtois, E.A., Lelong, C., Calvez, O., Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., (2013):
    The use of visible implant Alpha tags for anuran tadpoles
    Herpetol. Rev. 44 (2), 230 - 233
  • Drechsler, A., Geller, D., Freund, K., Schmeller, D.S., Künzel, S., Rupp, O., Loyau, A., Denoël, M., Valbuena-Ureña, E., Steinfartz, S., (2013):
    What remains from a 454 run: estimation of success rates of microsatellite loci development in selected newt species (Calotriton asper, Lissotriton helveticus, and Triturus cristatus) and comparison with Illumina-based approaches
    Ecol. Evol. 3 (11), 3947 - 3957
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2012 (4)

  • Henle, K., Bell, S., Brotons, L., Clobert, J., Evans, D., Görg, C., Grodzińska-Jurczak, M., Gruber, B., Haila, Y., Henry, P.-Y., Huth, A., Julliard, R., Keil, P., Kleyer, M., Kotze, D.J., Kunin, W., Lengyel, S., Lin, Y.-P., Loyau, A., Luck, G., Magnuson, W., Margules, C., Matsinos, Y., May, P., Sousa-Pinto, I., Possingham, H., Potts, S., Ring, I., Pryke, J., Samways, M., Saunders, D., Schmeller, D.S., Similä, J., Sommer, S., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stoev, P., Sykes, M., Tóthmérész, B., Yam, R., Tzanopoulos, J., Penev, L., (2012):
    Nature conservation - a new dimension in open access publishing bridging science and application
    Nature Conservation-Bulgaria (1), 1 - 10
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  • Loyau, A., Cornuau, J.H., Clobert, J., Danchin, É., (2012):
    Incestuous sisters: mate preference for brothers over unrelated males in Drosophila melanogaster
    PLoS One 7 (12), e51293
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  • Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., (2012):
    Mixed reproductive strategies of the Common moorhen on a microscale as revealed by genetic data
    C. R. Biol. 335 (10-11), 673 - 679
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  • Schmeller, D.S., Henle, K., Loyau, A., Besnard, A., Henry, P.-Y., (2012):
    Bird-monitoring in Europe – a first overview of practices, motivations and aims
    Nature Conservation-Bulgaria (2), 41 - 57
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2010 (1)

  • Loyau, A., Lacroix, F., (2010):
    Watching sexy displays improves hatching success and offspring growth through maternal allocation
    Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 277 (1699), 3453 - 3460
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2009 (1)

  • Loyau, A., Schmeller, D.S., (2009):
    Polymorphic microsatellites identified by cross-species amplifications in the European Coot Fulica atra
    J. Ornithol. 150 (3), 703 - 707
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2007 (2)

  • Loyau, A., Saint Jalme, M., Mauge, R., Sorci, G., (2007):
    Male sexual attractiveness affects the investment of maternal resources into the eggs in peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
    Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61 (7), 1043 - 1052
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  • Loyau, A., Saint Jalme, M., Sorci, G., (2007):
    Non-defendable resources affect peafowl lek organization: a male removal experiment
    Behav. Processes 74 (1), 64 - 70
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