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Xavier Fauvergue

Directeur de Recherche à l'Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA), UMR INRAE - Université Côte d'Azur, Sophia Antipolis, France.
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# Academic Degrees * 1991 MS in Ecology and Evolution, University of Montpellier, France. * 1995 PhD in Ecology and Evolution, University of Montpellier, France. * 2009 HDR (accreditation to supervise research), University of Nice, France. # Experience * 1990 – 1991 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France (MS). * 1991 – 1993 United States Department of Agriculture, Montpellier, France (PhD). * 1993 – 1995 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA (PhD). * 1995 – 1997 University of Lyon, France (Postdoc). * 1997 – 1998 INRAE, Antibes, France (Postdoc). * 1998 – now INRAE, Sophia-Antipolis, France (Academic staff). # Published science * 70 publications since 1995 – 48 referenced in ISI Web of Science – 1251 citations – H=21. * 2 books coedited (2020 et 2022). * 100 oral communications including 20 invited seminars (approximate numbers). # Serving the scientific community * Leader of the Research and Development in Biological Contol team (2020-2023). * Supervision 3 Postdocs and 7 PhD. * Coordination of the ANR Sextinction project (5 research teams, 5 years (2010-2014), 500 k€. * Jury for 25 PhD and 3 HDR. * Associate Editor Ecology and Evolution (Wiley) and International Journal of Pest Management (Taylor & Francis). * Recommender for PCI Evolutionary Biology, PCI Ecology and PCI Zoology. * Member of the CSS EBP (Evaluation of researchers in Ecology and Population Biology at INRAE; 2021-). * CIRAD expert for the evaluation of the researchers of UPMVT (2022). * ANSES expert and vice president for working groups on macroorganisms and SIT-IIT (2023-). * Organizer of 7 national meetings and workshops. * Referee for research projects funded by French National Research Agency (ANR), Fond National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), USDA, Netherland Organization of Scientific Research (NWO), Institut Paul Emile Victor, University of Paris 11 (Orsay), Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR), ECOS-Sud. * Referee for various journals: Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Control, Ecology Letters, Evolutionary Applications, Functional Ecology, Genetics, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Oecologia, PlosOne, Molecular Ecology Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, PNAS, etc. # Life Amateur alpinist and amateur photographer and amateur father. * [Facebook page]( * [Flickr]( * [Camptocamp](

Research domains

Biodiversity and Ecology


Lutte biologique Dynamique des populations Expérimentation Théorie Biologie de la conservation Biologie des populations Génétique des populations


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Biocontrôle et macro-organismes: enjeux et réalité

N. Ris , Nicolas Borowiec , Alexandre Bout , Allan Debelle , Xavier Fauvergue
Phytoma , 2022, 756, pp.19-23
Journal articles hal-03884650v2
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Biocontrôle et macro-organismes: panorama

N. Ris , Nicolas Borowiec , Alexandre Bout , Allan Debelle , Simon Fellous
Phytoma , 2022, 756, pp.14-18
Journal articles hal-03884638v1
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Un parasitoïde exotique contre le carpocapse des pommes

Nicolas Borowiec , Alexandra Auguste , Bertrand Alison , Myriam Bérud , Pascal Borioli
Phytoma , 2020, 739
Journal articles hal-04166329v1
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Insects and incest: Sib‐mating tolerance in natural populations of a parasitoid wasp

Marie Collet , Isabelle Amat , Sandrine Sauzet , Alexandra Auguste , Xavier Fauvergue
Molecular Ecology, 2019, 29 (3), pp.596-609. ⟨10.1111/mec.15340⟩
Journal articles hal-02551701v2
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Effects of inbreeding on a gregarious parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination

Tania Zaviezo , Romina Retamal , Teddy Urvois , Xavier Fauvergue , Aurélie Blin
Evolutionary Applications, 2018, 11 (2), pp.243-253. ⟨10.1111/eva.12537⟩
Journal articles hal-02621754v1

A cascade of destabilizations: Combining Wolbachia and Allee effects to eradicate insect pests

Julie C. Blackwood , Roger Vargas Jr. , Xavier Fauvergue
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018, 87 (1), pp.59-72. ⟨10.1111/1365-2656.12756⟩
Journal articles hal-02621071v1
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Infochemical use and dietary specialization in parasitoids: a meta-analysis

Louise van Oudenhove , Ludovic Mailleret , Xavier Fauvergue
Ecology and Evolution, 2017, 7 (13), pp.4804 - 4811. ⟨10.1002/ece3.2888⟩
Journal articles hal-01569455v1

No inbreeding depression in laboratory-reared individuals of the parasitoid wasp Allotropa burrelli

Bastien Quaglietti , Lucie Tamisier , Geraldine Groussier , Alexandre Fleisch , Isabelle Le Goff
Ecology and Evolution, 2017, 7 (3), pp.964 - 973. ⟨10.1002/ece3.2643⟩
Journal articles hal-01508169v1
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Diploid male production correlates with genetic diversity in the parasitoid wasp Venturia canescens : a genetic approach with new microsatellite markers

Marie Collet , Chloé Vayssade , Alexandra Auguste , Laurence Mouton , Emmanuel Desouhant
Ecology and Evolution, 2016, 6 (18), pp.6721 - 6734. ⟨10.1002/ece3.2370⟩
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Genetic analyses and occurrence of diploid males in field and laboratory populations of Mastrus ridens (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a parasitoid of the codling moth

Romina Retamal , Tania Zaviezo , Thibaut Malausa , Xavier Fauvergue , Isabelle Le Goff
Biological Control, 2016, 101, pp.69-77. ⟨10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.06.009⟩
Journal articles hal-02633852v1
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Trophic interactions may reverse the demographic consequences of inbreeding

Anaïs Bompard , Isabelle Amat , Xavier Fauvergue , Thierry Spataro
Ecology, 2016, 97 (11), pp.3131 - 3142. ⟨10.1002/ecy.1544⟩
Journal articles hal-01566999v1
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The genetic Allee effect: a unified framework for the genetics and demography of small populations

Gloria M. Luque , Chloé Vayssade , Benoit Facon , Thomas Guillemaud , Franck Courchamp
Ecosphere, 2016, 7 (7), pp.e01413. ⟨10.1002/ecs2.1413⟩
Journal articles hal-01594603v1
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Sterile males in a parasitoid wasp with complementary sex determination: from fitness costs to population extinction

Xavier Fauvergue , Anna Chuine , Chloé Vayssade , Alexandra Auguste , Emmanuel Desouhant
BMC Ecology, 2015, 15, ⟨10.1186/s12898-014-0032-6⟩
Journal articles hal-02635604v1
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The male mate search: an optimal foraging issue?

Philippe Louâpre , Xavier Fauvergue , Joan van Baaren , Véronique Martel
Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2015, 9, pp.91-95. ⟨10.1016/j.cois.2015.02.012⟩
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Intimate rendezvous in a tritrophic context? nothing but the girls for male Lysiphlebus testaceipes

Alexandra Auguste , Xavier Fauvergue
Ethology, 2015, 121 (3), pp.236-244. ⟨10.1111/eth.12332⟩
Journal articles hal-02637309v1

De l’utilisation de microcosmes pour le test d’hypothèses en biologie de l’invasion

Thibaut Morel-Journel , Xavier Fauvergue , Eric Lombaert , Ludovic Mailleret , Thibaut Malausa
Revue d'Écologie, 2015, 70 (12), pp.16-27
Journal articles hal-01239513v1
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Temporal autocorrelation in host density increases establishment success of parasitoids in an experimental system

Elodie Vercken , Xavier Fauvergue , Nicolas Ris , Didier Crochard , Ludovic Mailleret
Ecology and Evolution, 2015, 5 (13), pp.2684-2693. ⟨10.1002/ece3.1505⟩
Journal articles hal-01239677v1

The utilization of microcosms to test invasion biology hypotheses

Thibaut Morel-Journel , Xavier Fauvergue , Eric Lombaert , Ludovic Mailleret , Thibaut Malausa
Revue d'Écologie, 2015, 70, pp.16 - 27
Journal articles hal-02629537v1
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Classical biological control against the chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) in France

Nicolas Borowiec , Marcel Thaon , Lisa Brancaccio , Sylvie Warot , Elodie Vercken
Plant Protection Quarterly, 2014, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Biology and Ecology of Gall-Inducing Arthropods, 4-8 August 2013, Lamington National Park, Australia, 29 (1), pp.7-10. ⟨10.3316/ielapa.525254643403265⟩
Journal articles hal-04166127v1
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Inbreeding depression in a parasitoid wasp with single-locus complementary sex determination

Chloé Vayssade , Céline de Fazio , Bastien Quaglietti , Alexandra Auguste , Nicolas Ris
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (6), ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0097733⟩
Journal articles hal-02632000v1
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Host-Parasitoid Dynamics and the Success of Biological Control When Parasitoids Are Prone to Allee Effects

Anaïs Bompard , Isabelle Amat , Xavier Fauvergue , Thierry Spataro
PLoS ONE, 2013, 8 (10), pp.e76768. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0076768⟩
Journal articles hal-01537902v1

Time-lag in extinction dynamics in experimental populations: evidence for a genetic Allee effect

Elodie Vercken , Flora Vincent , Ludovic Mailleret , Nicolas Ris , Elizabeth Tabone
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2013, 82 (3), pp.621-631. ⟨10.1111/1365-2656.12051⟩
Journal articles hal-00848451v1
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A review of mate-finding Allee effects in insects

Xavier Fauvergue
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2013, 146 (1), pp.79-92. ⟨10.1111/eea.12021⟩
Journal articles hal-02651329v1

Intraspecific hybridization, life history strategies and potential invasion success in a parasitoid wasp

Chiara Benvenuto , Sandrine Cheyppe-Buchmann , Gérald Bermond , Nicolas Ris , Xavier Fauvergue
Evolutionary Ecology, 2012, 26 (6), pp.1311 - 1329. ⟨10.1007/s10682-011-9553-z⟩
Journal articles hal-02648839v1

The response of life-history traits to a new species in the community: a story of Drosophila parasitoids from the Rhône and Saône valleys

Chloé Vayssade , Véronique Martel , Joffrey Moiroux , Xavier Fauvergue , Jacques J.M. van Alphen
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 107 (1), pp.153-165. ⟨10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01918.x⟩
Journal articles hal-00738625v1
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The biology of small, introduced populations, with special reference to biological control

Xavier Fauvergue , Elodie Vercken , Thibaut Malausa , Ruth A. Hufbauer
Evolutionary Applications, 2012, 5 (5), pp.424 - 443. ⟨10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00272.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02642666v1
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Intraspecific variability in the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma chilonis: can we predict the outcome of hybridization?

Chiara Benvenuto , Elisabeth Tabone , Elodie Vercken , Nathalie Sorbier , Etty Colombel
Evolutionary Applications, 2012, 5 (5), pp.498 - 510. ⟨10.1111/j.1752-4571.2012.00279.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02644282v1

Lutte Biologique classique et insectes phytophages

Nicolas Borowiec , Alexandre Fleisch , Philippe Kreiter , Elisabeth Tabone , Thibaut Malausa
Phytoma la Défense des Végétaux, 2011, 647, pp.16-20
Journal articles hal-02648060v1

Molecular characterization of Psyttalia lounsburyi, a candidatebiocontrol agent of the olive fruit fly, and its Wolbachia symbionts asa pre-requisite for future intraspecific hybridization

Sandrine Cheyppe , Marie-Claude Bon , Sylvie Warot , Walker Jones , Thibaut Malausa
BioControl, 2011, 56 (5), pp.713 - 724. ⟨10.1007/s10526-011-9346-x⟩
Journal articles hal-02643755v1

Synergy in information use for mate finding: demonstration in a parasitoid wasp

Marie Metzger , Deborah Fischbein , Alexandra Auguste , Xavier Fauvergue , Carlos Bernstein
Animal Behaviour, 2010, 79 (6), pp.1307-1315. ⟨10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.03.003⟩
Journal articles hal-02658129v1

French wasps in the New World: experimental biological control introductions reveal a demographic Allee effect

Xavier Fauvergue , Keith Roderick Hopper
Population Ecology, 2009, 51 (3), pp.385-397. ⟨10.1007/s10144-009-0147-3⟩
Journal articles hal-02662885v1

Inflexible wasps : the aphid parasitoid Lysiphlebus testaceipes does not track multiple changes in habitat profitability

Cédric Tentelier , Marie-Noelle Lacroix , Xavier Fauvergue
Animal Behaviour, 2009, 77 (1), pp.95-100. ⟨10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.08.031⟩
Journal articles hal-02666488v1

Response of the melon aphid, Aphis gossypii, to host-plant resistance : evidence for high adaptive potential despite low genetic variability

Eric Lombaert , Jerome Carletto , Christine Piotte , Xavier Fauvergue , Hervé Lecoq
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2009, 133 (1), pp.46-56. ⟨10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00904.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02659280v1

Virgins in the wild: mating status affects the behavior of a parasitoid foraging in the field

Xavier Fauvergue , Alessandro Lo Genco , Mirella Lo Pinto
Oecologia, 2008, 156 (4), pp.913-920. ⟨10.1007/s00442-008-1037-7⟩
Journal articles hal-02656532v1

Identification of 21 polymorphic microsatellites in the African parasitoid wasp, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Silvestri) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

M.C. Bon , J. Jones , C. Hurard , Anne Loiseau , Nicolas Ris
Molecular Ecology Resources, 2008, 8 (4), pp.930-932. ⟨10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02120.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02660934v1
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Microsatellite-based parentage analysis reveals non-ideal free distribution in a parasitoid population

Cédric Tentelier , Thomas Guillemaud , S. Ferry , Xavier Fauvergue
Molecular Ecology, 2008, 17 (9), pp.2300-2309. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03743.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02658687v1

Herbivore-induced plant volatiles as cues for habitat assessment by a foraging parasitoid

Cédric Tentelier , Xavier Fauvergue
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2007, 76 (1), pp.1-8. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01171.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02661288v1

Invading parasitoids suffer no Allee effect: a manipulative field experiment

Xavier Fauvergue , Jean-Claude J.-C. Malausa , Ludovic Giuge , Franck Courchamp
Ecology, 2007, 88 (9), pp.2392-2403. ⟨10.1890/06-1238.1⟩
Journal articles hal-02655304v1

Habitat assessment by parasitoids: mechanisms for patch use behavior

C. Tentelier , E. Desouhant , X. Fauvergue
Behavioral Ecology, 2006, 17 (4), pp.515-521. ⟨10.1093/beheco/arj062⟩
Journal articles hal-00428035v1

Habitat assessment by parasitoids : consequences for population distribution

X. Fauvergue , R. Boll , J. Rochat , E. Wajnberg , C. Bernstein
Behavioral Ecology, 2006, 17 (4), pp.522-531. ⟨10.1093/beheco/arj063⟩
Journal articles hal-00136267v1

Diaeretiella rapae limits Myzus persicae populations after applications of Deltamethrin in oilseed rape

Nicolas Desneux , Xavier Fauvergue , F.X. Dechaume-Moncharmont , Lucien Kerhoas , Y. Ballanger
Journal of Economic Entomology, 2005, 98 (1), pp.9-17
Journal articles hal-02679675v1

Résistance au puceron Aphis gossypii conférée par le gène VAT du melon: test diagnostic unique de l'antixenose et de l'antibiose.

Eric Lombaert , Christine Piotte , Michèle Salles , Xavier Fauvergue
Cahier des Techniques de l'INRA, 2005, pp.17-20
Journal articles hal-02671660v1

Parasitoids use herbivore-induced information to adapt patch exploitation behaviour

Cédric Tentelier , Eric Wajnberg , Xavier Fauvergue
Ecological Entomology, 2005, 30 (6), pp.739-744. ⟨10.1111/j.0307-6946.2005.00735.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02682353v1
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Microsatellite DNA markers for Lysiphlebus testaceipes

Xavier Fauvergue , Cédric Tentelier , Guénaëlle Genson , Philippe Audiot , Thomas Guillemaud
Molecular Ecology Notes, 2005, 5 (1), pp.109-111. ⟨10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00854.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02675030v1


G. Boivin , X. Fauvergue , E. Wajnberg
OECOLOGICA, 2004, 138, pp.640-647
Journal articles hal-00161181v1

Oviposition behaviour and patch-time allocation in two aphid parasitoids exposed to deltamethrin residues

Nicolas Desneux , Eric Wajnberg , Xavier Fauvergue , Sophie Privet , L. Kaiser
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2004, 12 (3), pp.227-235
Journal articles hal-02674267v1

Olfactory response of two aphid parasitoids, Lysiphlebus testaceipes and Aphidius colemani, to aphid-infested plants from a distance

M. Lo Pinto , Eric Wajnberg , S. Colazza , Christine Curty , Xavier Fauvergue
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2004, 110, pp.159-164
Journal articles hal-02681868v1

Oviposition behaviour and patch-time allocation in two aphid parasitoids exposed to deltamethrin residues.

Nicole Desneux , Eric Wajnberg , Xavier Fauvergue , Sophie Privet , Laure Kaiser
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2004, 112 (3), pp.227-235. ⟨10.1111/j.0013-8703.2004.00198.x⟩
Journal articles hal-00121863v1

Optimal patch residence time in egg parasitoids: innate versus learned estimate of patch quality

G. Boivin , Xavier Fauvergue , Eric Wajnberg
Oecologia, 2004, 138, pp.640-647
Journal articles hal-02678059v1

Acclimatation et dispersion en France de Neodryinus typhlocybae (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae) introduit pour lutter contre Metcalfa pruinosa (Say) (Hemiptera, Flatidae)

J.C. Malausa , Ludovic Giuge , Xavier Fauvergue
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 2003, 108 (1), pp.97-102
Journal articles hal-02680019v1

The effect of foundress number on sex ratio under partial local mate competition

G. Debout , X. Fauvergue , Frédéric Fleury
Ecological Entomology, 2002, 27, pp.242-246
Journal articles hal-00427260v1

Patch leaving decision rules and the marginal value theorem : an experimental analysis and a simulation model

Eric Wajnberg , Xavier Fauvergue , O. Pons
Behavioral Ecology, 2000, 11 (6), pp.577-586
Journal articles hal-02694887v1

Parasitoid mating structures when hosts are patchily distributed : field and laboratory experiments with Leptopilina boulardi and L. heterotoma

Xavier Fauvergue , Frédéric Fleury , C. Lemaitre , Roland Allemand
Oikos, 1999, 86, pp.344-356
Journal articles hal-02688082v1

Does time until mating affect progeny sex ratio ? A manipulative experiment with the parasitoid wasp Aphelinus asychis

Xavier Fauvergue , K.R. Hopper , M.F. Antolin , D.J. Kazmer
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 1998, 11, pp.611-622
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Male orientation to trail sex pheromones in parasitoid wasps : does the spatial distribution of virgin females matter

Xavier Fauvergue , P. Fouillet , A.L.M. Mesquita , M. Bouletreau
Journal of Insect Physiology, 1998, 44, pp.667-675
Journal articles hal-02687478v1