Cécile Fauvelot - IRD Researcher - CR1, HDR
marine ecology, phylogeography, connectivity, population genetics, coral reefs
populations genetics, molecular ecology
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Main research topic: ‘Connectivity of coral reef ecosystems to help marine biodiversity conservation and management of marine resources’. My research activities focus on population genetics and phylogeography of coral reefs organisms, with emphasis on connectivity of coral reef organisms and the impact of natural/anthropogenic disturbance on the genetic diversity and geographic structuring of marine populations.



Fauvelot C, Andréfouët S, Grulois D, Tiavouane J, Wabnitz CCC, Magalon H, Borsa P (2017) Phylogeography of Noah’s giant clam. Marine Biodiversity | DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0794-0

van Wynsberge S, Andréfouët S, Gaertner-Mazouni N, Tiavouane J, Grulois D, Lefèvre J, Pinsky M, Fauvelot C (2017) Considering reefscape configuration and composition in biophysical models advance seascape genetics. PLOS ONE 12:e0178239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178239

Rouzé H, Leray M, Magalon H, Penin L, Gélin P, Knowlton N, Fauvelot C (2017) Molecular characterization reveals the complexity of previously overlooked coral-exosymbiont interactions and the implications for coral-guild ecology. Scientific Reports 7:44923 | DOI: 10.1038/srep44923

Gélin P, Postaire B, Fauvelot C, Magalon H (2017) Reevaluating species number, distribution and endemism of the coral genus Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816 using species delimitation methods and microsatellites. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 109: 430–446

Neo ML, CCC Wabnitz, RD Braley, GA Heslinga, Fauvelot C, S Van Wynsberge, S Andréfouët, C Waters, AS-H Tan, ED Gomez, MJ Costello & PA Todd (2017) Giant clams (Bivalvia: Cardiidae: Tridacninae): A comprehensive update of species and their distribution, current threats and conservation status. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 55 (August 2017).

Gélin P, Fauvelot C, Mehn V, Bureau S, Rouzé H, Magalon H (2017) Superclone Expansion, Long-Distance Clonal Dispersal and Local Genetic Structuring in the Coral Pocillopora damicornis Type β in Reunion Island, South Western Indian Ocean. PLOS ONE 12:e0169692. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169692

Kaplan DM, Cuif M, Fauvelot C, Vigliola L, Nguyen-Huu T, Tiavouane J, Lett C (2017) Uncertainty in empirical estimates of marine larval connectivity. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw182

Tiavouane J, Fauvelot C (2017) First record of the Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana Ladd 1934, in New Caledonia. Marine Biodiversity 47:781-782



van Wynsberge S, Andréfouët S, Gaertner-Mazouni N, Wabnitz CCC, Gilbert A, Remoissenet G, Payri C, Fauvelot C (2016) Drivers of density for the exploited giant clam Tridacna maxima: a meta-analysis. Fish and Fisheries 17,567–584



Borsa P, Fauvelot C, Andrefouët S, Chai T.T., Kubo H., Liu L.L (2015) On the validity of Noah’s giant clam Tridacna noae (Röding, 1798) and its synonymy with Ningaloo giant clam Tridacna ningaloo Penny & Willan, 2014. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 63 :484-489.

Gilbert A, Heintz T, Hoeksema BW, Benzoni F, Fernandez J-M, Fauvelot C, Andréfouët S (2015) Endangered New Caledonia endemic mushroom coral Cantharellus noumeae in turbid, metal-rich, natural and artificial environments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 100:359-369

Borsa P, Fauvelot C, Tiavouane J, Grulois D, Wabnitz C, Abdon Naguit M.R, Andrefouet S (2015) Distribution of Noah’s giant clam, Tridacna noae. Marine Biodiversity 45: 339-344

Cuif M, Kaplan D, Fauvelot C, Lett C, Vigliola L(2015) Monthly variability of self-recruitment for a coral reef damselfish. Coral Reefs 34: 759-770

Japaud A, ManceauJ-L, Bouchon C, Fauvelot C (2015) High clonality in Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis populations of Guadeloupe, French Lesser Antilles. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: 847-851

Grulois D, Tiavouane J, Dumas P, Fauvelot C (2015) Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci for the giant clam Tridacna maxima. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 73-75

Grulois D, Planes S, Fauvelot C (2015) Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci in two-spined angelfish Centropyge bispinosa (family Pomacanthidae) with cross-amplification success in four Centropyge congeners. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 291-293



von der Heyden S, Beger M, Toonen RJ, van HerwerdenL, Juinio-Meñez MA, Ravago-Gotanco R, Fauvelot C, Bernardi G (2014) The application of genetics to marine management and conservation: examples from the Indo-Pacific. Bulletin of Marine Sciences 90 (1) : 123-158

Dumas P, Tiavouane J, Senia J, Wiliam A, Dick L, Fauvelot C (2014) Evidence of early chemotaxis contributing to active habitat selection by the sessile giant clam Tridacna maxima. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 452: 63-69

Andréfouët S, van Wynsberg S, Fauvelot C, Bruckner A, Remoissenet G (2014) Significance of new records of Tridacna squamosa Lamarck, 1819, in the Tuamotu and Gambier Archipelagos (French Polynesia) Molluscan Research 34:277-284

Tiavouane J, Jacob T, Dumas P, Fauvelot C (2014) Isolation and characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci for the giant clam Hippopus hippopus (family Tridacnidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 6(3): 735-737.

Japaud A. Fauvelot C. Bouchon C (2014) Unexpected high densities of the hybrid coral Acropora prolifera (Lamarck 1816) in Guadeloupe Island, Lesser Antilles. Coral Reefs 33(3): 593

Borsa P, Sembiring A, Fauvelot C, Chen W-J(2014)Resurrection of Indian-Ocean humbug damselfish, Dascyllus abudafur (Forsskål) from synonymy with its Pacific-Ocean sibling, Dascyllus aruanus (L.). Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences - Biologie. 337(12) :709-716



Fauvelot C, Costantini F, Virgilio M, Abbiati M (2012) Do artificial structures alter marine invertebrate genetic makeup? Marine Biology 159: 2797-2807

Wong MYL, Fauvelot C, Planes S, Buston PM (2012) Discrete and continuous reproductive tactics in a hermaphroditic society. Animal Behaviour 84: 897-906



Fauvelot C, Borsa P (2011) Patterns of genetic isolation in a widely distributed pelagic fish, the narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104: 886-902

Pini J, Planes S, Rochel E, Lecchini D, Fauvelot C (2011) Genetic diversity loss associated to high mortality and environmental stress during the recruitment stage of a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 30: 399-404



Sale PF, van Lavieren H, Ablan Lagman MC, Atema J, Butler M, Fauvelot C, Hogan JD, Jones GP, Lindeman KC, Paris CB, Steneck R, Stewart HL(2010)Connectivity Handbook: A Guide for Marine Protected Area Managers. Connectivity Working Group, Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program, UNU-INWEH. 78 pp

Kaplan DM, Planes S, Fauvelot C, Brochier T, Lett C, Bodin N, Le Loc'h F, Tremblay Y (2010) New tools for the spatial management of living marine resources. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 88-93.



Fauvelot C, Bertozzi F, Costantini F, Airoldi L, Abbiati M (2009) Lower genetic diversity of populations of the limpet Patella caerulea on urban coastal structures compared to natural rocky habitats. Marine Biology 156: 2313-2323

Fauvelot C, Buston P, Smith-Kuene C, Jerry DR, Planes S (2009) Isolation and characterization of 16 microsatellite loci in the humbug damselfish Dascyllus aruanus (family Pomacentridae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:651-653

Buston PM, Fauvelot C, Wong MYL, Planes S (2009) Hidden potential for kin selection in a coral reef fish. Molecular Ecology 18: 4707-4715

Virgilio M, Fauvelot C, Costantini F, Abbiati M, Backeljau T (2009) Deep Phylogenetic splits and disjunct haplotype distribution suggest cryptic speciation in Hediste diversicolor (Polychaeta: Nereididae). Molecular Ecology 18:1980-1994



Costantini F, Fauvelot C, Abbiati M (2007) Phylogeography of the temperate gorgonian coral Corallium rubrum across the Western Mediterranean Sea revealed by microsatellites and nuclear sequences. Molecular Ecology 16: 5168-5182

Fauvelot C, Lemaire C, Planes S, Bonhomme F (2007) Inferring gene flow in coral reef fishes from different molecular markers: which loci to trust? Heredity 99: 331-339

Costantini F, Fauvelot C, Abbiati M (2007) Fine-scale genetic structuring in Corallium rubrum (L): evidences of inbreeding and limited effective larval dispersal. Marine Ecology Progress Series 340: 109-119

van Loon EE, Cleary DFR, Fauvelot C(2007) ARES: a software to compare allelic richness between uneven samples. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 579-582

Meglécz E, Anderson S, Bourguet D, Butcher R, Caldas A, Cassel-Lundhagen A, Coeur d'Acier A, Dawson D, Faure N, Fauvelot C, Franck P, Harper G, Keyghobadi N, Kluetsch C, Muthulakshmi M, Nagaraju J, Patt A, Péténian F, Silvain JF, Wilcock H (2007) Microsatellite flanking region similarities among different loci within insect species. Insect Molecular Biology 16: 175



Fauvelot C, Cleary DFR, Menken SBJ (2006) Short term impact of 1997/98 ENSO-induced disturbance on abundance and genetic variation in a tropical butterfly. Journal of Heredity 97: 367-380.

Fauvelot C, Cleary DFR, Menken SBJ (2006)Short term impact of disturbance on genetic diversity and structure of Indonesian populations of the butterfly Drupadia theda in East Kalimantan. Molecular Ecology 15: 2069-2081.

Cleary DFR, Fauvelot C, Genner MJ, Menken SBJ, Mooers A (2006) Parallel responses of species and genetic diversity to ENSO-induced environmental destruction. Ecology Letters 9: 304-310.

Peinenburg KTCA, Fauvelot C, Breeuwer JAJ, Menken SBJ (2006)Spatial and temporal genetic structure of the planktonic Sagitta setosa (Chaetognatha) in European seas, as revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers. Molecular Ecology 15: 3319-3338.



Fauvelot C(2005)Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in two tropical butterflies, Drupadia theda and Arhopala epimuta (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 724-726.

Peijnenburg KTCA, van Haastrecht EK, Fauvelot C (2005) Mitochondrial diversity of the two dominant chaetognaths of the North Eastern Atlantic: a higher level and different genetic signature of Sagitta elegans compared to S. setosa. Marine Biology 147:1279-1289.



Fauvelot C, Bernardi G, Planes S (2003)Reductions in the mitochondrial DNA diversity of coral reef fish provide evidence of population bottlenecks resulting from Holocene sea-level change. Evolution 57: 1571-1583.



Fauvelot C, Planes S (2002) Understanding origins of present-day genetic structure in marine fish: biologically or historically driven patterns? Marine Biology 141: 773-788.

Hassan M, Lemaire C, Fauvelot C, Bonhomme F (2002) Seventeen new exon-primed intron-crossing polymerase chain reaction amplifiable introns in fish. Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 334-340.

Planes S, Fauvelot C (2002) Isolation by distance and vicariance drive genetic structure of a coral reef fish in the Pacific Ocean. Evolution 56: 378-399.

Fauvelot C, Planes S (2000) Influence de la dispersion larvaire sur la structuration des populations et la biogéographie : exemple des poissons récifaux. Océanis 26: 497-522.


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