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Sébastien Descamps


External collaborator

Norwegian Polar Institute (Norvège)

Hjalmar Johansens gt. 14

+47 77750521




CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows

Bertrand, Philip (Doctorate - Codirector). Effect of the cryosphere reduction on movement and reproductive ecology of the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla).


Recent CEN theses

Guéry, Lorelei , 2017 (Doctorate - Codirection). Influence of winter climatic fluctuations on common eider (Somateria mollissima) demography: inter- and intra-population variation.


Scientific communications

Guéry, L., Rouan, L., Descamps, S., Bêty, J., Fernandez-Chacon, A., Gilchrist, G., Pradel, R., 2019. Covariate and multinomial: Accounting for distance in movement in capture–recapture analyses. Ecology and Evolution, 9(2): 818-824. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4827.

Guéry, L., Descamps, S., Pradel, R., Hanssen, S.A., Erikstad, K.E., Gabrielsen, G.W., Gilchrist, G., Bêty, J., 2017. Hidden survival heterogeneity of three Common eider populations in response to climate fluctuations. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(3): 683–693. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12643.

Legagneux, P., Berzins, L.L., Forbes, M., Harms, N.J., Hennin, H.L., Bourgeon, S., Gilchrist, G., Bêty, J., Soos, C., Love, O.P., Foster, J.T., Descamps, S., Burness, G., 2014. No selection on immunological markers in response to a highly virulent pathogen in an Arctic breeding bird. Evolutionary Applications, 7(7): 765-773. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12180.

Fast, P., Fast, M., Mosbech, A., Sonne, C., Gilchrist, G., Descamps, S., 2011. Effects of implanted satellite transmitters on behaviour and survival of female common eiders. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(7): 1553-1557. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.220.

Franke, A., Descamps, S., Therrien, J.-F., Bêty, J., 2011. Climatic conditions during outward migration affect apparent survival of an arctic top predator, the peregrine falcon. Journal of Avian Biology, 42(6): 544-551. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05466.x.

Bêty, J., Gauthier, G., Descamps, S., Giroux, J.-F., 2010. Correlation between sequential variables: a reply to Schroeder et al. The American Naturalist, 176(6): 838-840. DOI: 10.1086/657303.

Descamps, S., Bêty, J., Love, O.P., Gilchrist, G., 2010. Individual optimization of reproduction in a long-lived migratory bird: a test of the condition-dependent model of laying date and clutch size. Functional Ecology, 25(3): 671-681. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01824.x.

Descamps, S., Forbes, M., Gilchrist, G., Love, O.P., Bêty, J., 2010. Avian cholera, post-hatching survival and selection on hatch characteristics in a long-lived bird, the common eider Somateria mollisima. Journal of Avian Biology, 42(1): 39-48. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.05196.x.

Descamps, S., Yoccoz, N.G., Gaillard, J.-M., Gilchrist, G., Erikstad, K., Hanssen, S., Cazelles, B., Forbes, M., Bêty, J., 2010. Detecting population heterogeneity in effects of North Atlantic Oscillations on seabird body condition: get into the rythm. Oikos, 119: 1526–1536. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18508.x.

Love, O.P., Gilchrist, G., Descamps, S., Semeniuk, C.A.D., Bêty, J., 2010. Pre-laying climatic cues can time reproduction to optimally match offspring hatching and ice conditions in an Arctic marine bird. Oecologia, 164: 277–286. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1678-1.

Mabille, G., Descamps, S., Berteaux, D., 2010. Predation as a problem mechanism relating winter weather to population dynamics in a North American porcupine population. Population Ecology, 52: 537–546. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-010-0198-5.

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