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ANNASAWMY P., TERNON J.F., MARSAC F., CHEREL Y., BÉHAGLE N., ROUDAUT G., LEBOURGES-DHAUSSY A., DEMARCQ H., MOLONEY C.L., JAQUEMET S., MÉNARD F. Micronekton diel migration, community composition and trophic position within two biogeochemical provinces of the South West Indian Ocean: Insight from acoustics and stable isotopes. Deep-Sea Research Part I. 2018, 138, 85-97 (PDF)



CARRAVIERI A., FORT J., TARROUX A., CHEREL Y., LOVE O. P., PRIEUR S., BRAULT-FAVROU M., BUSTAMANTE P., DESCAMPS S. Mercury exposure and short-term consequences on physiology and reproduction in Antarctic petrels. Environmental Pollution. 2018, 237, 824-831 (PDF)


CEIA F. R., CHEREL Y., PAIVA V. H., RAMOS J. A. Stable isotope dynamics (δ13C and δ15N) in neritic and oceanic waters of the north Atlantic inferred from GPS-tracked cory's shearwaters. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2018, 5, 377 (PDF)

CHEREL Y., PARENTEAU C., BUSTAMANTE P., BOST C.-A. Stable isotopes document the winter foraging ecology of king penguins and highlight connectivity between subantarctic and Antarctic ecosystems. Ecology and Evolution. 2018, 8, 2752-2765 (PDF)

CHEREL Y., BARBRAUD C., LAHOURNAT M., JAEGER A., JAQUEMET S., WANLESS R. M., PHILLIPS R. A., THOMPSON D. R., BUSTAMANTE P. Accumulate or eliminate? Seasonal mercury dynamics in albatrosses, the most contaminated family of birds. Environmental Pollution. 2018, 241, 124-135 (PDF)

CIPRO C. V. Z., CHEREL Y., BOCHER P., CAURANT F., MIRAMAND P., BUSTAMANTE P. Trace elements in invertebrates and fish from Kerguelen waters, southern Indian Ocean. Polar Biology. 2018, 41, 175-191 (PDF)

CRISTOFARI R., LIU X., BONADONNA F., CHEREL Y., PISTORIUS P., LE MAHO Y., RAYBAUD V., STENSETH N. C., LE BOHEC C., TRUCCHI E. Climate-driven range shifts of the king penguin in a fragmented ecosystem. Nature Climate Change. 2018, 8, 245-251 (PDF)

DELORD K., CHEREL Y., BARBRAUD C., CHASTEL O., WEIMERSKIRCH H. High variability in migration and wintering strategies of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) in the Indian Ocean. Polar Biology. 2018, 41, 59-70 (PDF)

JAEGER A., LEBARBENCHON C., BOURRET V., BASTIEN M., LAGADEC E., THIEBOT J.-B., BOULINIER T., DELORD K., BARBRAUD C., MARTEAU C., DELLAGI K., TORTOSA P., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Avian cholera outbreaks threaten seabird species on Amsterdam Island. PLOS One. 2018, 13, (5), e0197291 (PDF)

LOUIS M., SIMON-BOUHET B., VIRICEL A., LUCAS T., GALLY F., CHEREL Y.,  GUINET C. Evaluating the influence of ecology, sex and kinship on the social structure of resident coastal bottlenose dolphins. Marine Biology. 2018, 165, 80 (PDF)

RENEDO M., AMOUROUX D., PEDRERO Z., BUSTAMANTE P., CHEREL Y. Identification of sources and bioaccumulation pathways of MeHg in subantarctic penguins: a stable isotopic investigation. Scientific Reports. 2018, 8, 8865 (PDF)

RENEDO M., AMOUROUX D., DUVAL B., CARRAVIERI A., TESSIER E., BARRE J., BERAIL S., PEDRERO Z., CHEREL Y., BUSTAMANTE P. Seabird tissues as efficient biomonitoring tools for Hg isotopic investigations: implications of using blood and feathers from chicks and adults. Environmental Science & Technology. 2018, 52, 4227-4234 (PDF)


SCHAAFSMA F. L., CHEREL Y., FLORES H., VAN FRANEKER J. A., LEA M.‑A., RAYMOND B., VAN DE PUTTE A. P. Review: the energetic value of zooplankton and nekton species of the Southern Ocean. Marine Biology. 2018, 165, 129 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C. , CHEREL Y., ALLCOCK L., ROSA R., SABIROV R. M., BLICHER M. E., GOLIKOV A. V. A review on the biodiversity, distribution and trophic role of cephalopods in the Arctic and Antarctic marine ecosystems under a changing ocean. Marine Biology. 2018, 165, (5), 93 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C. , CHEREL Y., CEIA F. R., QUEIROS J. P., GUIMARÃES B., ROSA R., CUNNINGHAM D. M., MOORS P. J., THOMPSON D. R. Eastern rockhopper penguins Eudyptes filholi as biological samplers of juvenile and sub‑adult cephalopods around Campbell Island, New Zealand. Polar Biology. 2018, 41, 1937-1949 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., VELEZ N., TRATHAN P. N., CHEREL Y., DE BROYER C., CÁNOVAS F., SECO J., RATCLIFFE N., TARLING G. A. Seasonal prey switching in non-breeding gentoo penguins related to a wintertime environmental anomaly around South Georgia. Polar Biology. 2018, 41, (11), 2323-2335 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., CHEREL Y., MEDEIROS A., VELEZ N., DEWAR M., RATCLIFFE N., CARREIRO A. R., TRATHAN P. N., Conventional and molecular analysis of the diet of gentoo penguins: contributions to assess scats for non-invasive penguin diet monitoring. Polar Biology. 2018, 41, (11), 2275-2287 (PDF)



BEHAGLE N., CEDRIC C., LEBOURGES-DHAUSSY A., ROUDAUT G., DUHAMEL G., BREHMER P., JOSSE E., CHEREL Y. Acoustic distribution of discriminated micronektonic organisms from a bi-frequency processing: the case study of eastern Kerguelen oceanic waters. Progress in Oceanography. 2017, 156, 276-289 (PDF)

CAMPRASSE E. C. M., CHEREL Y., ARNOULD J. P. Y., HOSKINS A. J., BOST C.-A. Combined bio-logging and stable isotopes reveal individual specialisations in a benthic coastal seabird, the Kerguelen shag. Plos One. 2017, 12, (3), e0172278 (PDF)

CAMPRASSE E. C. M., CHEREL Y., BUSTAMANTE P., ARNOULD J.P.Y., BOST C.-A. Intra- and inter-individual variation in the foraging ecology of a generalist subantarctic seabird, the Gentoo penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Theme Section : « Individual variability in seabird foraging and migration ». 2017, 1-16 (PDF)

CAMPRASSE E., CHEREL Y., ARNAUD J. P. Y., HOSKINS A. J., BUSTAMANTE P., BOST C.-A. Mate similarity in foraging Kerguelen shags: a combined bio-logging and stable isotope investigation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017, 578, 183-196 (PDF)

CARRAVIERI A.,WEIMERSKIRCH H., BUSTAMANTE P., CHEREL Y. Progressive ontogenetic niche shift over the prolonged immaturity period of wandering albatrosses. Royal Society Open Science. 2017, 4, 171039 (PDF)

CARRAVIERI A., CHEREL Y., BRAULT-FAVROU M., CHURLAUD C., PELUHET L., LABADIE P., BUDZINSKI H., CHASTEL O., BUSTAMANTE P. From Antarctica to the subtropics: Contrasted geographical concentrations of selenium, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants in skua chicks (Catharacta spp.). Environmental Pollution.  2017, 228, 464e473 (PDF)

CHEREL Y., XAVIER J. C., DE GRISSAC S., TROUVE C., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Feeding ecology, isotopic niche, and ingestion of fishery-related items of the wandering albatross Diomedea exulans at Kerguelen and Crozet Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017, 565, 197-215 (PDF)

ESPINOZA P., LORRAIN A., MENARD F., CHEREL Y., TREMBLAY‑BOYER L., ARGÜELLES J., TAFUR R., BERTRAND S., TREMBLAY Y., AYON P., MUNARON J.‑M., RICHARD P., BERTRAND A. Trophic structure in the northern Humboldt Current system: new perspectives from stable isotope analysis. Marine Biology. 2017, 164, 86 (PDF)

FAUCHALD P., TARROUX A., TVERAA T., CHEREL Y., ROPERT-COUDERT Y., KATO A., LOVE O. P., VARPE Ø., DESCAMPS S. Spring phenology shapes the spatial foraging behavior of Antarctic petrels. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017, 568,  203-215  (PDF)

FILMALTER J. D., COWLEY P. D., POTIER M., MENARD F., SMALE M. J., CHEREL Y., DAGORN L. Feeding ecology of silky sharks Carcharhinus falciformis associated with floating objects in the western Indian Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology. 2017, 90, 1321-1337 (PDF)

GRANA GRILLI M., CHEREL Y. Skuas (Stercorarius spp.) moult body feathers during both the breeding and inter-breeding periods: implications for stable isotope investigations in seabirds. Ibis. 2017, 159, 266-271 (PDF)

JEANNIARD DU DOT T., THOMAS A. C., CHEREL Y., TRITES A. W., GUINET C. Combining hard-part and DNA analyses in scats with biologging and stable isotopes can reveal different diet compositions and feeding strategies within a population. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017, 584, 1-16 (PDF)

McINNES J. C., JARMAN S. N., LEA M.-A., RAYMOND B., DEAGLE B. E., PHILLIPS R. A., CATRY P., STANWORTH A., WEIMERSKIRCH H., KUSCH A., GRAS M., CHEREL Y., MASCHETTE D., ALDERMAN R. DNA metabarcoding as a marine conservation and management tool: a circumpolar examination of fishery discards in the diet of threatened albatrosses. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2017, 4, 277  (PDF)

QUILLFELDT P., MOODLEY Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHEREL Y., DELORD K., PHILLIPS R. A., NAVARRO J., CALDERON L., MASELLO J. F. Does genetic structure reflect differences in non-breeding movements? A case study in small, highly mobile seabirds. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2017, 17, 160-171 (PDF)

RENEDO M., BUSTAMANTE P., TESSIER E., PEDRERO Z., CHEREL Y., AMOUROUX D. Assessment of mercury speciation in feathers using species-specific isotope dilution analysis. Talanta. 2017, 174, 100-110 (PDF)

XAVIER J. C., TRATHAN P. N., CEIA F. R., TARLING G. A., ADLARD S., FOX D., EDWARDS E. W. J., VIEIRA R. P., MEDEIROS R., DE BROYER C., CHEREL Y. Sexual and individual foraging segregation in Gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua from the Southern Ocean during an abnormal winter. Plos One. 2017, 12, (3),  e0174850 (PDF)




BEHAGLE N., COTTE C., RYAN T. E., GAUTHIER O., ROUDAUT G., BREHMER P., JOSSE E., CHEREL Y.  Acoustic micronektonic distribution is structured by macroscale oceanographic processes across 20–50°S latitudes in the South-Western Indian Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I. 2016, 110, 20-32 (PDF)


BUSTAMANTE P., CARRAVIERI A., GOUTTE A., BARBRAUD C., DELORD K., CHASTEL O., WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHEREL Y. High feather mercury concentrations in the wandering albatross are related to sex, breeding status and trophic ecology with no demographic consequences. Environmental Research. 2016, 144, 1-10 (PDF)


CARRAVIERI A., CHEREL Y., JAEGER A., CHURLAUD C., BUSTAMANTE P. Penguins as bioindicators of mercury contamination in the southern Indian Ocean: geographical and temporal trends. Environmental Pollution. 2016, 213, 195-205 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., QUILLFELDT P., DELORD K., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Combination of at-sea activity, geolocation and feather stable isotopes documents where and when seabirds molt. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2016, 4, (3), 1-16 (PDF)


DELORD K., PINET P., PINAUD D., BARBRAUD C., DE GRISSAC S., LEWDEN A., CHEREL Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Species-specific foraging strategies and segregation mechanisms of sympatric Antarctic fulmarine petrels throughout the annual cycle. Ibis. 2016, 158, 569-586 (PDF)


DESCAMPS S., TARROUX A., CHEREL Y., DELORD K., GODØ O. R., KATO A., KRAFFT B. A., LORENTSEN S.-H., ROPERT-COUDERT Y., SKARET G., VARPE Ø. At-sea distribution and prey selection of Antarctic petrels and commercial krill fisheries. PLoS ONE. 2016, 11, (8), e0156968 (PDF)


FROMANT A., CARRAVIERI A., BUSTAMANTE P., LABADIE P., BUDZINSKI H., PELUHET L., CHURLAUD C., CHASTEL O., CHEREL Y. Wide range of metallic and organic contaminants in various tissues of the Antarctic prion, a planktonophagous seabird from the Southern Ocean. Science of the Total Environment. 2016, 544, 754-76 (PDF)


KERNALÉGUEN L., CHEREL Y., GUINET C., ARNOULD J. P. Y. Mating success and body condition not related to foraging specializations in male fur seals. Royal Society Open Science. 2016, 3, 160143 (PDF)


KERNALEGUEN L., ARNOULD J. P. Y., GUINET C., CAZELLES B., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Early-life sexual segregation: ontogeny of isotopic niche differentiation in the Antarctic fur seal. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6, 33211 (PDF)


KERNALÉGUEN L.,  DORVILLE N., IERODIACONOU D., HOSKINS A. J., BAYLIS A. M. M., HINDELL M. A.,  SEMMENS J., ABERNATHY K., MARSHALL G. J., CHEREL Y., ARNOULD J. P. Y. From video recordings to whisker stable isotopes: a critical evaluation of timescale in assessing individual foraging specialisation in Australian fur seals. Oecologia. 2016, 180, 657-670 (PDF)


NEGRI A., DANERI G. A., CEIA F., VIEIRA R., CHEREL Y., CORIA N. R., CORBALAN A., XAVIER J. C. The cephalopod prey of the Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii, a biological sampler of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Polar Biology. 2016, 39, 561-564 (PDF)


TARROUX A., WEIMERSKIRCH H., WANG S.-H., BROMWICH D. H., CHEREL Y., KATO A., ROPERT-COUDERT Y., VARPE Ø., YOCCOZ N. G., DESCAMPS S. Flexible flight response to challenging wind conditions in a commuting Antarctic seabird: do you catch the drift? Animal Behaviour. 2016, 113, 99-112 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., FERREIRA S., TAVARES S., SANTOS N., MIEIRO C. L., TRATHAN P. N., LOURENÇO S., MARTINHO F., STEINKE D., SECO J., PEREIRA E., PARDAL M., CHEREL Y. The significance of cephalopod beaks in marine ecology studies: Can we use beaks for DNA analyses and mercury contamination assessment? Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2016, 103, 220-226 (PDF)




ALVITO P. M., ROSA R.,  PHILLIPS R. A., CHEREL Y., CEIA F., GUERREIRO M., SECO J., BAETA A., VIEIRA R. P.,  XAVIER J. C. Cephalopods in the diet of nonbreeding black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses from South Georgia. Polar Biology.  2015, 38, 631-641 (PDF)


BARBRAUD C., BOST C.-A., CHEREL Y., DELORD K., GUINET C., JENOUVRIER S., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Changement climatique : Impacts sur les écosystèmes marins en Antarctique et Subantarctique. Le Courrier de la Nature. 2015, 291, 30-37 (PDF)


CEIA F. R., RAMOS J. A., PHILLIPS R. A., CHEREL Y., JONES D. C., VIEIRA R. P., XAVIER J. C. Analysis of stable isotope ratios in blood of tracked wandering albatrosses fails to distinguish a δ13C gradient within their winter foraging areas in the southwest Atlantic Ocean. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 2015, 29, 2328-2336 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., HOBSON K. A., GUINET C. Milk isotopic values demonstrate that nursing fur seal pups are a full trophic level higher than their mothers. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 2015, 29, 1485-1490 (PDF)


FONTAINE M., CARRAVIERI A., SIMON-BOUHET B., BUSTAMANTE P., GASCO N., BAILLEUL F., GUINET C., CHEREL Y. Ecological tracers and at-sea observations document the foraging ecology of southern long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas edwardii) in Kerguelen waters. Marine Biologie. 2015, 162, 207-219 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., CHEREL Y., CHURLAUD C., PONTHUS J.-P., MASSÉ G., BUSTAMANTE P. Trace elements in Antarctic fish species and the influence of foraging habitats and dietary habits on mercury levels. Science of the Total Environment. 2015, 538, 743-749 (PDF)


GUERREIRO M., PHILLIPS R. A., CHEREL Y., CEIA F. R., ALVITO P., ROSA R., XAVIER J. C. Habitat and trophic ecology of Southern Ocean cephalopods from stable isotope analyses. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2015, 530, 119-134 (PDF)


KERNALEGUEN L., ARNOULD J. P. Y., GUINET C., CHEREL Y. Determinants of individual foraging specialization in large marine vertebrates, the Antarctic and subantarctic fur seals.  Journal of Animal Ecology. 2015, 84, 1081-1091 (PDF)


KERNALÉGUEN L., CHEREL Y., KNOX T.C., BAYLIS A.M.M., ARNOULD J.P.Y. Sexual niche segregation and gender-specific individual specialisation in a highly dimorphic marine mammal. PLoS ONE. 2015,10, (8), e0133018 (PDF)


MOODLEY Y., MASELLO J.F., COLE T.L., CALDERON L., MUNIMANDA G.K., THALI M.R., ALDERMAN R., CUTHBERT R.J., MARIN M., MASSARO M., NAVARRO J., PHILLIPS R.A., RYAN P.G., SUAZO C.G., CHEREL Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H., QUILLFELDT P. Evolutionary factors affecting the cross-species utility of newly developed microsatellite markers in seabirds. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2015, 15, 1046-1058 (PDF)


QUILLFELDT P., CHEREL Y., DELORD K., WEIMERKIRCH H. Cool, cold or colder? Spatial segregation of prions and blue petrels is explained by differences in preferred sea surface temperatures. Biology Letters. 2015, 11, 20141090 (PDF)


QUILLFELDT P., CHEREL Y., MASELLO J.F., DELORD K., MCGILL R.A.R., FURNESS R. W., , MOODLEY Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Half a world apart? Overlap in nonbreeding distributions of Atlantic and Indian Ocean thin-billed prions. Plos One. 2015, 10, (5): e0125007 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.-B., BOST C.-A., DEHNHARD N., DEMONGIN L., EENS M., LEPOINT G., CHEREL Y., POISBLEAU M. Mates but not sexes differ in migratory niche in a monogamous penguin species. Biology Letters. 2015, 11, 20150429 (PDF)


WEIMERSKIRCH H., TARROUX A., CHASTEL O., DELORD K., CHEREL Y., DESCAMPS S. Population-specific wintering distributions of adult south polar skuas over three oceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2015, 538, 229-237 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., ALLCOCK A. L., CHEREL Y., LIPINSKI M. R., PIERCE G. J., RODHOUSE P. G.K., ROSA R., SHEA E. K., STRUGNELL J. M., VIDAL E. A.G., VILLANUEVA R., ZIEGLER A. Future challenges in cephalopod research. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2015, 95, (5), 999-1015 (PDF)



CARRAVIERI A., BUSTAMANTE P., CHURLAUD C., FROMANT A., CHEREL Y. Moulting patterns drive within-individual variations of stable isotopes and mercury in seabird body feathers: implications for monitoring of the marine environment. Marine Biology. 2014, 161, 963-968 (PDF)


CARRAVIERI A., CHEREL Y., BLEVIN P., BRAULT-FAVROU M., CHASTEL O., BUSTAMANTE P. Mercury exposure in a large subantarctic avian community. Environmental Pollution. 2014, 190, 51-57 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., CONNAN M., JAEGER A., RICHARD P. Seabird year-round and historical feeding ecology: blood and feather δ13C and δ15N values document foraging plasticity of small sympatric petrels. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2014, 505, 267-280 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., JAQUEMET S., MAGLIO A., JAEGER A. Differences in δ13C and δ15N values between feathers and blood of seabird chicks: implications for non-invasive isotopic investigations. Marine Biology. 2014, 161, 229-237 (PDF)


CHOUVELON T., CAURANT F., CHEREL Y., SIMON-BOUHET B., SPITZ J., BUSTAMANTE P. Species- and size-related patterns in stable isotopes and mercury concentrations in fish help refine marine ecosystem indicators and provide evidence for distinct management units for hake in the Northeast Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2014, 71, (5), 1073-1087 (PDF)


CIPRO C. V. Z., CHEREL Y., CAURANT F., MIRAMAND P., MENDEZ-FERNANDEZ P., BUSTAMANTE P. Trace elements in tissues of white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis) from Kerguelen waters, Southern Indian Ocean. Polar Biology. 2014, 37, 763-771 (PDF)


CONNAN M., MCQUAID C. D., BONNEVIE BO T., SMALE M. J., CHEREL Y. Combined stomach content, lipid and stable isotope analyses reveal spatial and trophic partitioning among three sympatric albatrosses from the Southern Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2014, 497, 259-272 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., CHEREL Y., OZOUF-COSTAZ C., ROBINEAU C., LANSHERE J., MASSE G. Contribution of sea ice organic matter in the diet of Antarctic fishes: a diatom-specific highly branched isoprenoid approach. Polar Biology. 2014, 37, 903-910 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., CHARRASSIN J.-B., CHEREL Y., CARRAVIERI A., DE GRISSAC S., MASSE G. Importance of ice algal production for top predators: new insights using sea-ice biomarkers. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2014, 513, 269-275 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., BARBRAUD C., MEILLERE A, CARRAVIERI A., BUSTAMANTE P., LABADIE P., BUDZINSKI H., DELORD K., CHEREL Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHASTEL O. Demographic consequences of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants in a vulnerable long-lived bird, the wandering albatross. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2014, 281, (1787), 20133313 (PDF)


JAEGER A., GOUTTE A., LECOMTE V.J., RICHARD P., CHASTEL O., BARBRAUD C., WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHEREL Y. Age, sex and breeding status shape a complex foraging pattern in an extremely long-lived seabird. Ecology. 2014, 95, (8), 2324-2333 (PDF)


KOHLER S. A., CONNAN M., KOLASINSKI J., CHEREL Y., MCQUAID C. D., JAQUEMET S. Trophic overlap between sexes in the dimorphic African black oystercatcher foraging on an alien mussel. Austral Ecology. 2014, 39, 567-578 (PDF)


LOUIS M., FONTAINE M. C., SPITZ J., SCHLUND E., DABIN W., DEAVILLE R., CAURANT F., CHEREL Y., GUINET C., SIMON-BOUHET B. Ecological opportunities and specializations shaped genetic divergence in a highly mobile marine top predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  2014, 281, 20141558 (PDF)


TARTU S., BUSTAMANTE P., GOUTTE A., CHEREL Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H., BUSTNES J.O., CHASTEL O. Age-related mercury contamination and relationship with luteinizing hormone in a long-lived antarctic bird. Plos One. 2014, 9, (7), e103642 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.-B., CHEREL Y., ACQUEBERGE M., PRUDOR A., TRATHAN P.N., BOST C.-A. Adjustment of pre-moult foraging strategies in Macaroni Penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus according to locality, sex and breeding status. Ibis. 2014, 156, 511-522 (PDF)


WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHEREL Y., DELORD K., JAEGER A., PATRICK S. C., RIOTTE-LAMBERT L. Lifetime foraging patterns of the wandering albatross: Life on the move! Special issue: Charismatic marine mega-fauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2014, 450, 68-78 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., WALKER K., ELLIOTT G., CHEREL Y., THOMPSON D. Cephalopod fauna of South Pacific waters: new information from breeding New Zealand wandering albatrosses. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2014, 513, 131-142 (PDF)



BEASLEY I., CHEREL Y., ROBINSON S., BETTY E., GALES R. Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia Breviceps) stranding record in Tasmania, Australia, and diet of a single specimen. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. 2013, 147, 25-32 (PDF)


BLEVIN P., CARRAVIERI A., JAEGER A., CHASTEL O., BUSTAMANTE P., CHEREL Y. Wide range of mercury contamination in chicks of southern ocean seabirds. Plos One, 2013, 8, (1), e54508 (PDF)


CARRAVIERI A., BUSTAMANTE P., CHURLAUD C., CHEREL Y. Penguins as bioindicators of mercury contamination in the Southern Ocean: birds from the Kerguelen Islands as a case study. Science of The Total Environment. 2013, 454-455C, 141-148 (PDF)


CHAIGNE A., AUTHIER M., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y., GUINET C. Shift in foraging grounds and diet broadening during ontogeny in southern elephant seals from Kerguelen islands. Marine Biology. 2013, 160, 977-986 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., JAEGER A., ALDERMAN R., JAQUEMET S., RICHARD P., WANLESS R. M., PHILLIPS R. A., THOMPSON D. R. A comprehensive isotopic investigation of habitat preferences in nonbreeding albatrosses from the Southern Ocean. Ecography. 2013, 36, 277-286 (PDF)


COOK T. R., LESCROEL A., CHEREL Y., KATO A., BOST C.-A. Can foraging ecology drive the evolution of body size in a diving endotherm? Plos One.  2013, 8, (2),  e56297 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., CHEVREUIL M., ALLIOT F., CHASTEL O., CHEREL Y., ELÉAUME M., MASSÉ G. Persistent organic pollutants in benthic and pelagic organisms off Adélie Land, Antarctica. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2013, 77, 82-89 (PDF)


GOUTTE A., CHEREL Y., HOUSSAIS M.-N., KLEIN V., OZOUF-COSTAZ C., RACCURT M., ROBINEAU C., MASSE G.  Diatom-specific highly branched isoprenoids as biomarkers in Antarctic consumers. Plos One.  2013, 8, (2), e56504 (PDF)


JAEGER A., JAQUEMET S., PHILLIPS R. A., WANLESS R. M., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Stable isotopes document inter- and intra-specific variation in feeding ecology of nine large southern Procellariiformes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2013, 490, 255-266 (PDF)


MENARD M., POTIER M., JAQUEMET S., ROMANOV E., SABATIE R., CHEREL Y. Pelagic cephalopods in the western Indian Ocean: new information from diets of top predators. Deep-Sea Research II. 2013, 95, 83-92 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.B., CHEREL Y., CRAWFORD R.J.M., MAKHADO A.B., TRATHAN P. N., PINAUD D., BOST C.A. A space oddity: geographic and specific modulation of migration in Eudyptes penguins. PLoS One. 2013, 8, (8), e71429 (PDF)


WINKELMANN I., CAMPOS P. F., STRUGNELL J., CHEREL Y., SMITH P. J., KUBODERA T., ALLCOCK L., KAMPMANN M.-L., SCHROEDER H., GUERRA A., NORMAN M., FINN J., INGRAO D., CLARKE M., THOMAS M., GILBERT P. Mitochondrial genome diversity and population structure of the giant squid Architeuthis: genetics sheds new light on one of the most enigmatic marine species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2013, 280, 2013027 (PDF)


XAVIER  J. C., CHEREL Y., ROBERTS J., PIATKOWSKI U. How do cephalopods become gut contents from tuna fishing of deep-dwelling cephalopods? ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2013, 70, (1), 46-49 (PDF)



ARGÜELLES J., LORRAIN A., CHEREL Y., GRACO M., TAFUR R., ALEGRE A., ESPINOZA P., TAIPE A., AYÒN P., BERTRAND A. Tracking habitat and resource use for the jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas: a stable isotope analysis in the Northern Humboldt Current System. Marine Biology. 2012, 159, 2105-2116 (PDF)


AUTHIER M., DRAGON A.-C., CHEREL Y., GUINET C. How large is large: estimating ecologically meaningful differences in observational studies of wild animals. Rapid Communication Mass Spectrometry. 2012, 26, 2657-2664 (PDF)


AUTHIER M., DRAGON A.C., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y., GUINET C. O’ mother where wert thou? Maternal strategies in the southern elephant seal: a stable isotope investigation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 2012, 279, 2681-2690 (PDF)


CEIA F. R., PHILLIPS R. A., RAMOS J. A., CHEREL Y., VIEIRA R. P., RICHARD P., XAVIER J. C. Short- and long-term consistency of wandering albatrosses. Marine Biology. 2012, 159, 1581-1591 (PDF)


COLLINS M. A., STOWASSER G., FIELDING S., SHREEVE R., XAVIER J. C., VENABLES H. J., ENDERLEIN P., CHEREL Y., VAN DE PUTTE A. Latitudinal and bathymetric patterns in the distribution and abundance of mesopelagic fish in the Scotia Sea. Deep-Sea Research II. 2012, 59-60, 189-198 (PDF)


KERNALÉGUEN L., CAZELLES B., ARNOULD J. P. Y., RICHARD P., GUINET C., CHEREL Y. Long-term species, sexual and individual variations in foraging strategies of fur seals revealed by stable isotopes in whiskers. Plos One. 2012, 7, (3), e32916, 1-10 (PDF)


SPITZ J., TRITES A. W., BECQUET V., BRIND’AMOUR A., CHEREL Y., GALOIS R., RIDOUX V. Cost of living dictates what whales, dolphins and porpoises eat: the importance of prey quality on predator foraging strategies. Plos One. 2012, 7, (11), e50096 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.B., CHEREL Y., TRATHAN, BOST C.A. Coexistence of oceanic predators on wintering areas explained by population-scale foraging segregation in space or time. Ecology. 2012, 93, (1), 122-130 (PDF)


XAVIER J. C., VIEIRA C., ASSIS C., CHEREL Y., HILL S., COSTA E., BORGES T. C., COELHO R. Feeding ecology of the deep-sea lanternshark Etmopterus pusillus (Elasmobranchii: Etmopteridae) in the northeast Atlantic. Scientia Marina.  2012, 76, (2), 301-310 (PDF)



ARNOULD J.P.Y., CHEREL Y., GIBBENS J., WHITE J.G., LITTNAN C.L. Stable isotopes reveal inter-annual and inter-individual variation in the diet of female Australian fur seals. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2011, 422, 291-302 (PDF)


BRISCHOUX F., BONNET X., CHEREL Y., SHINE R. Isotopic signatures, foraging habitats and trophic relationships between fish and seasnakes on the coral reefs of New Caledonia. Coral Reefs. 2011, 30, 15-165 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., GASCO N., DUHAMEL G. Top predators and stable isotopes document the cephalopod fauna and its trophic relationships in Kerguelen waters. In: Duhamel G., Welsford D. (eds). The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries. Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Paris, 2011, 99-108 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., KOUBBI P., GIRALDO C., PENOT F, TAVERNIER E., MOTEKI M., OZOUF-COSTAZ C., CAUSSE R., CHARTIER A., HOSIE G. Isotopic niches of fishes in coastal, neritic and oceanic waters off Adélie land, Antarctica. Polar Science. 2011, 5, 286e297 (PDF)


CHOUVELON T., SPITZ J., CHEREL Y., CAURANT F., SIRMEL R., MENDEZ-FERNANDEZ P., BUSTAMANTE P. Inter-specific and ontogenic differences in δ13C and δ15N values and Hg and Cd concentrations in cephalopods. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2011, 433, 107-120 (PDF)


GIRALDO C., CHEREL Y., VALLET C., MAYZAUD P., TAVERNIER E., MOTEKI M., HOSIE G., KOUBBI P. Ontogenic changes in the feeding ecology of the early life stages of the Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarcticum) documented by stable isotopes and diet analysis in the Dumont d’Urville Sea (East Antarctica). Polar Science. 2011, 5, 252-263 (PDF)


JAEGER A., CHEREL Y. Isotopic investigation of contemporary and historic changes in penguin trophic niches and carrying capacity of the Southern Indian Ocean. Plos One. 2011, 6, (2), e16484 (PDF)


KOHLER S.A. , CONNAN M., HILL J.M., MABLOUKE C., BONNEVIE B., LUDYNIA K., KEMPER J., HUISAMEN J., UNDERHILL L.G., CHEREL Y., MCQUAID C.D., JAQUEMET S. Geographic variation in the trophic ecology of an avian rocky shore predator, the African black oystercatcher, along the southern African coastline. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2011, 435, 235-249 (PDF)


KOJADINOVIC J., JACKSON C.H., CHEREL Y., JACKSON G.D., BUSTAMANTE P. Multi-elemental concentrations in the tissues of the oceanic squid Todarodes filippovae from Tasmania and the southern Indian Ocean. Ecotoxicology Environmental Safety. 2011, 74, 1238-1249 (PDF)


LORRAIN A., ARGÜELLES J., ALEGRE A., BERTRAND A., MUNARON J.M., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Sequential isotopic signature along gladius highlights contrasted individual foraging strategies of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas). PLoS ONE. 2011, 6, (7), e22194 (PDF)


NEWLAND C., FIELD I.C., CHEREL Y., GUINET C., BRADSHAW C.J.A., McMAHON C.R., HINDELL M.A. Diet of juvenile southern elephant seals reappraised by stable isotopes in whiskers. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2011, 424, 247-258 (PDF)


SPITZ J., CHEREL Y., BERTIN S., KISZKA J., DEWEZ A., RIDOUX V. Prey preferences among the community of deep-diving odontocetes from the Bay of Biscay, Northeast Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research I. 2011, 58, 273-282 (PDF)


STRUGNELL J.M., CHEREL Y., COOKE I.R., GLEADALL I.G., HOCHBERG F.G., IBAÑEZ C.M., JORGENSEN E., LAPTIKHOVSKY V.V., LINSE K., NORMAN M., VECCHIONE M., VOIGHT J.R., ALLCOCK A.L. The Southern Ocean: source and sink? Deep-Sea Research II. 2011, 58, 196-204 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.B., CHEREL Y., TRATHAN P.N., BOST C.A. Inter-population segregation in the wintering areas of macaroni penguins. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2011, 421, 279-290 (PDF)


XAVIER J.C., PHILLIPS R.A., CHEREL Y. Cephalopods in marine predator diet assessments: why identifying upper and lower beaks is important. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2011, 68, (9), 1857-1864 (PDF)



BAILLEUL F., DUCATEZ S., ROQUET F., CHARRASSIN J.B., CHEREL Y., GUINET C. Looking at the unseen: combining animal attached remote sensing and stable isotope analyses for monitoring the foraging behaviour of a top marine predator. Ecography. 2010, 33, 709-719


CHEREL Y., FONTAINE C., RICHARD P., LABAT J.P. Isotopic niches and trophic levels of myctophid fishes and their predators in the Southern Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. 2010, 55, 324–332 (PDF)


CONNAN M., MAYZAUD P., DUHAMEL G., BONNEVIE B.T., CHEREL Y. Fatty acid signature analysis documents the diet of five myctophid fish from the Southern Ocean. Marine Biology. 2010, 157, 2203-2316 (PDF)


CONNAN M., MAYZAUD P., HOBSON K.A., WEIMERSKIRCH H., CHEREL Y. Food and feeding ecology of the Tasmanian short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris, Temminck): insights from three complementary methods. Journal of Oceanography, Research and Data. 2010, 3, 19-32 (PDF)


DELORD K., COTTE C., PERON C., MARTEAU C., PRUVOST P., GASCO N., DUHAMEL G., CHEREL Y., WEIMERSKIRCH H. At-sea distribution and diet of an endangered top predator: relationship between white-chinned petrels and commercial longline fisheries. Endangered Species Research. 2010, 13, 1-1 (PDF)


FORT J., CHEREL Y., HARDING A.M., WELCKER J. JAKUBAS D., STEEN H., KARNOVSKY N.J., GRÉMILLET D. Geographic and seasonal variability in the isotopic niche of little auks. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2010, 414, 293–302 (PDF)


FORT J., CHEREL Y., HARDING A.M., EGEVANG C., STEEN H., KUNTZ G., PORTER W.P., GRÉMILLET D. The feeding ecology of little auks raises questions about winter zooplankton stocks in North Atlantic surface waters. Biology Letters, 2010, 6, 682-684 (PDF)


GUERRA A., ROURA A., GONZÁLEZ A.F., PASCUAL S., CHEREL Y., PÉREZ-LOSADA M. Morphological and genetic evidence that Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 inhabits Amsterdam and Saint Paul Islands (southern Indian Ocean). ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2010, 1401-1407 (PDF)


JAEGER A., CONNAN M., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Use of stable isotopes to quantify seasonal changes of trophic niche and levels of population and individual specialisation in seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2010, 401, 269-277 (PDF)


JAEGER A., LECOMTE V.J., WEIMERSKIRCH H., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Seabird satellite tracking validates the use of latitudinal isoscapes to depict predators’ foraging areas in the Southern Ocean. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry. 2010, 24, 3456-346 (PDF)


PIERCE G., BELCARI P., BUSTAMANTE P., CHALLIER L., CHEREL Y., GONZÁLEZ Á., GUERRA Á., JEREB P., KOUETA  N., LEFKADITOU E., MORENO A., PEREIRA J., PIATKOWSKI U., PITA C., ROBIN J.P., ROEL B., SANTOS M.B., SANTURTUN M., SEIXAS S., SHAW P., SMITH J., STOWASSER G., VALAVANIS V., VILLANUEVA R., WANG J., WANGVORALAK S., WEIS M., ZUMHOLZ K. The future of cephalopod populations, fisheries, culture, and research in Europe. In Cephalopod biology and fisheries in Europe. ICES Cooperative Research Report. 2010, 303, 86-118 (PDF)


RICHOUX N.B., JAQUEMET S., BONNEVIE BO T., CHEREL Y., MCQUAID C.D. Trophic ecology of Grey-headed albatrosses from Marion Island, Southern Ocean: insights from stomach contents and diet tracers. Marine Biology. 2010, 157,1755-1766 (PDF)


THIEBOT J.B., BARBRAUD C., SCOFIELD R.P., CHEREL Y., BRETAGNOLLE V. New petrel records on Île Saint-Paul, southern Indian Ocean. Notornis. 2010, 57, 50-53 (PDF)


XAVIER J.C., CHEREL Y., ASSIS C.A., SENDAO J., BORGES T.C. Feeding ecology of conger eels (Conger conger) in north-east Atlantic waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2010, 90, (3), 493-501 (PDF)



BOST C.A., THIEBOT J.B., PINAUD D., CHEREL Y., TRATHAN P.N.  Where do penguins go during the inter-breeding period? Using geolocation to track their winter dispersion of the macaroni penguin. Biology Letters. 2009, 5, 473-47 (PDF)


BOST C.A., COTTE C., BAILLEUL F., CHEREL Y., CHARRASSIN J.B., GUINET C., AINLEY D.G., WEIMERSKIRCH H.  The importance of oceanographic fronts to marine birds and mammals of the southern oceans. Special Issue on Processes at Oceanic Fronts of the Journal of Marine Systems (JMS-SIOF). Journal of Marine Systems. 2009, 78, 363-376 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., KERNALÉGUEN L., RICHARD P., GUINET C. Whisker isotopic signature depicts migration patterns and multi-year intra- and inter-individual foraging strategies in fur seals. Biology Letters. 2009, 5, (6), 830-832 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., RIDOUX V., SPITZ J., RICHARD P. Stable isotopes document the trophic structure of a deep-sea cephalopod assemblage including giant octopod and giant squid. Biology Letters. 2009, 5, 364–367 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., FONTAINE C., JACKSON G.D., JACKSON C.H., RICHARD P. Tissue, ontogenic and sex-related differences in δ13C and δ15N values of the oceanic squid Todarodes Wlippovae (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae). Marine Biology. 2009, 156, 699-708 (PDF)


JAEGER A., BLANCHARD P., RICHARD P., CHEREL Y. Using carbon and nitrogen isotopic values of body feathers to infer inter- and intra-individual variations of seabird feeding ecology during moult. Marine Biology. 2009, 156, 1233–1240 (PDF)


LORRAIN A., GRAHAM B., MENARD F., POPP B., BOUILLON S., VAN BREUGEL P., CHEREL Y.  Nitrogen and carbon isotope values of individual amino acids: a tool to study foraging ecology of penguins in the Southern Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2009, 391, 293-306 (PDF)


XAVIER J.C., CHEREL Y. Cephalopod beak guide for the Southern Ocean. British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, 2009, 129 pp.



CHEREL Y. Isotopic niches of emperor and Adélie penguins in Adélie Land, Antarctica. Marine Biology. 2008, 154, 813-821 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., DUCATEZ S., FONTAINE C., RICHARD P., GUINET C. Stable isotopes reveal the trophic position and mesopelagic fish diet of female southern elephant seals breeding on the Kerguelen Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2008, 370, 239-247 (PDF)


CHEREL Y., LE CORRE M., JAQUEMET S., MÉNARD F., RICHARD P., WEIMERSKIRCH H. Resource partitioning within a tropical seabird community: new information from stable isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2008, 366, 281–291 (PDF)


CONNAN M., MAYZAUD P., TROUVE C., BARBRAUD C., CHEREL Y. Interannual dietary changes and demographic consequences in breeding blue petrels from Kerguelen Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2008, 373, 123-135 (PDF)


DUCATEZ S, DALLOYAU S., RICHARD P., GUINET C., CHEREL Y. Stable isotopes document winter trophic ecology and maternal investment of adult female southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) breeding at the Kerguelen Islands. Marine Biology. 2008, 155, 413-420 (PDF)


JAQUEMET S., POTIER M., CHEREL Y., KOJADINOVIC J., BUSTAMANTE P., RICHARD P., CATRY T., RAMOS J.A., LE CORRE M. Comparative foraging ecology and ecological niche of a superabundant tropical seabird: the sooty tern Sterna fuscata in the southwest Indian Ocean. Marine Biology. 2008, 155, 505-520 (PDF)


LEA M.A., GUINET C., CHEREL Y., HINDELL M., DUBROCA L., THALMANN S. Colony-based foraging segregation by Antarctic fur seals at the Kerguelen Archipelago. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2008, 358, 273-287 (PDF)


POTIER M., ROMANOV F., CHEREL Y., SABATIE R., ZAMOROV V., MENARD F. Spatial distribution of Cubiceps pauciradiatus (Perciformes: Nomeidae) in the tropical Indian Ocean and its importance in the diet of large pelagic fishes. Aquatic Living Ressources. 2008, 21, 123-134 (PDF)


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