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Hélène Fréville

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Having joined INRAE in 2014, I develop projects in the field of agroecology by applying concepts from evolutionary biology to address questions linked to the developement of more sustainable agriculture. Using durum wheat as a model system, I am interested in the mechanisms that drive **plant-plant interactions**, and the evolution of cooperation in plants within the framework of the kin selection theory. I have been developing projects around two main axes **VARIETAL MIXTURES** - The cultivation of different genotypes within a field has been proposed as a way to take better advantage of ecological processes naturally occuring in ecosystems, and might allow the development of agrosystems with reduced ennvironmental costs. Using experiments, I investigate whether kin recognition might negatively affect the performance of varietal mixtures in durum wheat by triggering stronger competitive interactions in mixtures; **PLANT COOPERATION** - Breeding for cooperative phenotypes that do not invest resources in competitive interactions at the expense of seed production when grown at high density could help sparing natural land from conversion to agriculture. I am interested in identifying traits and phenotypes that make a plant cooperative to further test whether cooperation has evolved during crop domestication and breeding, and to define relevant selection schemes that promote cooperation in crops. Before joining INRAE, my research focused on the effects of environmental variations on life-history evolution, population structure and population dynamics, with a special emphasis on ecological and biological correlates of endemism and extinction. To that aim, I used tools of population biology (mostly demography and population genetics) applied at both intra- and interspecific levels.


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Shift in beneficial interactions during crop evolution

Hélène Fréville , Germain Montazeaud , Emma Forst , Jacques David , Roberto Papa et al.
Evolutionary Applications, 2022, ⟨10.1111/eva.13390⟩
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The ecologically relevant genetics of plant-plant interactions

Claude Becker , Richard Berthomé , P Delavault , Timothée Flutre , Hélène Fréville et al.
Trends in Plant Science, 2022, ⟨10.1016/j.tplants.2022.08.014⟩
Journal articles hal-03800896v1
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Nitrogen availability and plant–plant interactions drive leaf silicon concentration in wheat genotypes

Felix de Tombeur , Taïna Lemoine , Cyrille Violle , Hélène Fréville , Sarah J. Thorne et al.
Functional Ecology, 2022, 36 (11), pp.2833-2844. ⟨10.1111/1365-2435.14170⟩
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From cultivar mixtures to allelic mixtures: opposite effects of allelic richness between genotypes and genotype richness in wheat

Germain Montazeaud , Timothée Flutre , Elsa Ballini , Jean-Benoit Morel , Jacques David et al.
New Phytologist, 2022, 233 (6), pp.2573-2584. ⟨10.1111/nph.17915⟩
Journal articles hal-03559043v1
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A genome‐wide analysis suggests pleiotropic effects of Green Revolution genes on shade avoidance in wheat

Michel Colombo , Germain Montazeaud , Véronique Viader , Martin Ecarnot , Jean‐marie Prosperi et al.
Evolutionary Applications, 2022, ⟨10.1111/eva.13349⟩
Journal articles hal-03594917v1
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Farming plant cooperation in crops

Germain Montazeaud , François Rousset , Florian Fort , Cyrille Violle , Hélène Fréville et al.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2020, 287 (1919), pp.20191290. ⟨10.1098/rspb.2019.1290⟩
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Multifaceted functional diversity for multifaceted crop yield: Towards ecological assembly rules for varietal mixtures

Germain Montazeaud , Cyrille Violle , Pierre P. Roumet , Aline Rocher , Martin Ecarnot et al.
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2020, ⟨10.1111/1365-2664.13735⟩
Journal articles hal-02935373v1
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Preferential helping to relatives: A potential mechanism responsible for lower yield of crop variety mixtures?

Hélène Fréville , Pierre Roumet , Nicolas Olivier Rode , Aline Rocher , Muriel Latreille et al.
Evolutionary Applications, 2019, 12 (9), pp.1837 - 1849. ⟨10.1111/eva.12842⟩
Journal articles hal-03884952v1
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Predicting population viability of the narrow endemic Mediterranean plant Centaurea corymbosa under climate change

Asma Hadjou Belaid , Sandrine Maurice , Hélène Freville , David Carbonell , Eric Imbert et al.
Biological Conservation, 2018, 223, pp.19-33. ⟨10.1016/j.biocon.2018.04.019⟩
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Crop mixtures: does niche complementarity hold for belowground resources? An experimental test using rice genotypic pairs

Germain Montazeaud , Cyrille Violle , Helene H. Freville , Delphine Luquet , Nourollah Ahmadi et al.
Plant and Soil, 2018, 424 (1-2), pp.187-202. ⟨10.1007/s11104-017-3496-2⟩
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Population dynamics of Paeonia officinalis in relation to forest closure: From model predictions to practical conservation management

Emilie Andrieu , Aurélien Besnard , Hélène Fréville , Valentine Vaudey , Perrine Gauthier et al.
Biological Conservation, 2017, 215, pp.51-60. ⟨10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.010⟩
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Disentangling the role of seed bank and dispersal in plant metapopulation dynamics using patch occupancy surveys

Federico Manna , Roger Pradel , Rémi Choquet , Hélène Fréville , Pierre-Olivier Cheptou et al.
Ecology, 2017, 98 (10), pp.2662-2672. ⟨10.1002/ecy.1960⟩
Journal articles hal-02924171v1
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Adaptive plasticity and niche expansion in an invasive thistle

K. G. Turner , Hélène Freville , L. H. Rieseberg
Ecology and Evolution, 2015, 5 (15), pp.3183-3197. ⟨10.1002/ece3.1599⟩
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Butterfly species differing in mobility show different structures of dispersal-related syndromes in the same fragmented landscape

S Ducatez , A Humeau , M Congretel , Helene H. Freville , Michel Baguette et al.
Ecography, 2013, 37 (4), pp.378-389. ⟨10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00365.x⟩
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Inferring seed bank from hidden Markov models: new insights into metapopulation dynamics in plants

Hélène Fréville , Rémi Choquet , Roger Pradel , P.-O. Cheptou
Journal of Ecology, 2013, 101 (6), pp.1572-1580. ⟨10.1111/1365-2745.12141⟩
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Flight endurance and heating rate vary with both latitude and habitat connectivity in a butterfly species

S. Ducatez , Michel Baguette , A. Trochet , A. Chaput-Bardy , Delphine Legrand et al.
Oikos, 2013, 122 (4), pp.601-611. ⟨10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20947.x⟩
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Demographic variation and conservation of the narrow endemic plant Ranunculus weyleri

Joana Cursach , Aurélien Besnard , Juan Rita , Hélène Fréville
Acta Oecologica, 2013, 53, pp.102-109. ⟨10.1016/j.actao.2013.09.010⟩
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Forest-cutting rapidly improves the demographic status of Paeonia officinalis, a species threatened by forest closure

Emilie Andrieu , Helene H. Freville , Aurélien A. Besnard , Valentine V. Vaudey , Perrine P. Gauthier et al.
Population Ecology, 2013, 55 (1), pp.147 - 158. ⟨10.1007/s10144-012-0346-1⟩
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Inter-individual variation in movement: is there a mobility syndrome in the large white butterfly Pieris brassicae?

Simon Ducatez , Delphine Legrand , Audrey Chaput-Bardy , Virginie Marie Stevens , Hélène Fréville et al.
Ecological Entomology, 2012, 37 (5), pp.377-385. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01375.x⟩
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Complex interactions between paternal and maternal effects: parental experience and age at reproduction affect fecundity and offspring performance in a butterfly

Simon Ducatez , Michel Baguette , Virginie Marie Stevens , Delphine Legrand , Hélène Fréville et al.
Evolution - International Journal of Organic Evolution, 2012, 66 (11), pp.3558-3569. ⟨10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01704.x⟩
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Inferring population decline and expansion from microsatellite data: A simulation-based evaluation of the Msvar method

Christophe Girod , Renaud Vitalis , Raphaël Leblois , Hélène Fréville
Genetics, 2011, 188 (1), pp.165-179. ⟨10.1534/genetics.110.121764⟩
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Restoration demography: a 10-year demographic comparison between introduced and natural populations of endemic Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae)

Bruno Colas , Florian Kirchner , Miquel Riba , Isabelle Olivieri , Agnès Mignot et al.
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2008, 45 (45), pp.1468-1476. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01536.x⟩
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Hélène Fréville , Kevin Mc Conway , Mike Dodd , Jonathan Silvertown
Ecology, 2007, 88(10), pp.2662-2672
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Prediction of extinction in plants: interaction of extrinsic threats and life history traits

Hélène Fréville , Kevin Mcconway , Mike Dodd , Jonathan Silvertown
Ecology, 2007, 88 (10), pp.2662-2672. ⟨10.1890/06-1453.1⟩
Journal articles hal-02666294v1

Analysis of interspecific competition in perennial plants using Life Table Response Experiments

Hélène Fréville , Jonathan Silvertown
Plant Ecology, 2005, 176 (1), pp.69-78. ⟨10.1007/s11258-004-0017-1⟩
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Variation in Dispersal Traits in a Narrow-endemic Plant Species, Centaurea corymbosa Pourret. (Asteraceae)

Miquel Riba , Agnès Mignot , Hélène Fréville , Bruno Colas , Eric Imbert et al.
Evolutionary Ecology, 2005, 19 (3), pp.241-254. ⟨10.1007/s10682-005-0913-4⟩
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Fine-scale genetic structure and gene dispersal in Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae) I. Pattern of pollen dispersal

Olivier Hardy , Santiago C. Gonzalez-Martinez , Hélène Fréville , G. Boquien , Agnès Mignot et al.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2004, 17 (4), pp.795 - 806. ⟨10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00713.x⟩
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Fine-scale genetic structure and gene dispersal in Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae). II. Correlated paternity within and among sibships

Olivier J. Hardy , Santiago C. González-Martínez , Bruno Colas , Hélène Fréville , Agnès Mignot et al.
Genetics, 2004, 168 (3), pp.1601-1614. ⟨10.1534/genetics.104.027714⟩
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Spatial and temporal demographic variability in the endemic plant species Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae)

Hélène Freville , Bruno Colas , Miquel Riba , Hal Caswell , Agnès Mignot et al.
Ecology, 2004, 85 (3), pp.694-703. ⟨10.1890/03-0119⟩
Journal articles halsde-00326221v1

Microsatellite allele sizes: a simple test to assess their significance on genetic differentiation.

Olivier J Hardy , Nathalie Charbonnel , Hélène Fréville , Myriam Heuertz
Genetics, 2003, 163 (4), pp.1467-82. ⟨10.1093/genetics/163.4.1467⟩
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Gene flow and local adaptation in two endemic plant species

Christophe Petit , Hélène Fréville , Agnès Mignot , Bruno Colas , Miquel Riba et al.
Biological Conservation, 2001, 100 (1), pp.21-34. ⟨10.1016/S0006-3207(00)00204-4⟩
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Comparative allozyme and microsatellite population structure in a narrow endemic plant species, Centaurea corymbosa Pourret (Asteraceae)

Hélène Fréville , Fabienne Justy , Isabelle Olivieri
Molecular Ecology, 2001, 10 (4), pp.879 - 889. ⟨10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01249.x⟩
Journal articles halsde-00335078v1

Introduction as a way to manage endangered plant species: Case of the Centaurea corymbosa

Bruno Colas , Miquel Riba , Hélène Fréville , Agnès Mignot , Eric Imbert et al.
Revue d'Ecologie, Terre et Vie, 2000, Suppl. 7, pp.133-134
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Diagnostic de la situation de Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae), endemique du massif de la Clape (Aude, France). (Present status of Centaurea corymbosa (Asteraceae), endemic to the la Clape

Miquel Riba , Bruno Colas , Hélène Fréville , Jean-Pierre Henri , Agnès Mignot et al.
Bocconea, 2000, 13, pp.173-179
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Contrasting Patterns of Nucleotide Polymorphism at the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Locus in the Outcrossing Arabidopsis lyrata and the Selfing Arabidopsis thaliana

Outi Savolainen , C. H. Langley , B. P. Lazzaro , Hélène Fréville
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2000, 17 (4), pp.645-655. ⟨10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026343⟩
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Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in the endemic species Centaurea corymbosa Pourret (Asteraceae) and other related species

Hélène Fréville , Eric Imbert , Fabienne Justy , Renaud Vitalis , Isabelle Olivieri et al.
Molecular Ecology, 2000, 9 (10), pp.1671 - 1672. ⟨10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.01045-7.x⟩
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Predicting Endemism from Population Structure of a Widespread Species: Case Study in Centaurea maculosa Lam. (Asteraceae)

Hélène Fréville , Bruno Colas , Joëlle Ronfort , Miquel Riba , Isabelle Olivieri et al.
Conservation Biology, 1998, 12 (6), pp.1269 - 1278. ⟨10.1111/j.1523-1739.1998.96483.x⟩
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