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-- Research Director at INRAE -- Plant Health and Environment Division

Gael J. KERGOAT / E-mail : gael.kergoat[at]


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Identifying the forces that shape diversity is an important challenge in Ecology and Evolution. It is especially the case when it comes to studying patterns of biodiversity in insects, which account for more than half of the known described species on Earth. Though I considerer myself primarily an evolutionary biologist, I am also an entomologist who understands that taxonomy is central to biological studies, as species are often the basic units on which they are based. That is why a consistent theme of my work is aimed at using a multidisciplinary approach to reconcile classical morphological studies with the multitude of molecular information now available for the characterization of biodiversity. With that goal in mind, I have developed a research program that can be summarized by four major questions:

i) how to better integrate multiple sources of information to advance our knowledge of taxonomy and systematics and disentangle species complexes, especially for groups of economic importance. 

ii) what are the factors that determine the evolution of host-plant associations in phytophagous insects?

iii) how did past environmental changes impact the diversification dynamics (distribution, speciation, extinction) of insect groups? 

At INRAE (formerly Inra), I have developed research on a diverse array of insect groups, focusing on groups encompassing pest species such as noctuid moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) or seed beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae). I have also developed researches on emblematic groups such as swallowtails (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) or on groups that constitute relevant markers of biodiversity (ex. darkling beetles; Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).  

Research group in CBGP : Origin and Characterization of Biodiversity (animator)


2014: Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (accreditation to supervise research), Univ. Montpellier, France

2004: Ph.D., Biology, University Pierre and Marie-Curie (now Sorbonne Université), Paris, France

2001: M.Sc., Biology, Paris Sud University (now Université Paris-Saclay), Orsay, France


2020+ INRAE Research Director (DR2), Plant Health and Environment Division - CBGP, Montferrier/lez, France

2017+: INRA Research Director (DR2), Plant Health and Environment Division - CBGP, Montferrier/lez, France

2014-2017: INRA Research Scientist (CR1 - HDR), Plant Health and Environment Division - CBGP, Montferrier/Lez, France

2006-2014: INRA Research Scientist (CR1), Plant Health and Environment Division - CBGP, Montferrier/Lez, France

2005-2006: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow - Faculty of Agriculture, Univ. of Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan          

2001-2004: Dissertation research in the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Entomology Dept., Paris, France and in the EGCE laboratory, Gif/Yvette, France


2005-2006: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship 

2001-2004: French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MENRT) Fellowship


2019-2021: French CASDAR. Research for sources of resistance to bruchines and root rots in Lens culinaris. Project RésiLens. (€179,000) [participant]

2019-2021: US National Science Foundation (NSF). Phylogenomics and diversification dynamics of pimeliine beetles. Project ARTS. ($878,750) [co-PI]

2018-2019: French Agropolis Fondation. Population genomics and phylogenomics of Spodoptera species. Project ADAPTIVESPODO. (€19,900) [co-PI]

2018-2019: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Niche and trait conservatism as tools to assess new agricultural risks under climate change scenarios. Project NICOTOOLS. (€10,300) [co-PI]

2016-2018: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Response to past environmental changes in phytophagous insect communities. Project IMPACT_PHYTO (€30,000) [co-PI]

2013-2015: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Dynamics of diversification of specialized seed feeders. Project Ada-Com (€42,000) [PI]

2012-2015: French National Research Agency (ANR). Molecular determinism of ecological adaptation and speciation in Spodoptera frugiperda. Project ADA-SPODO (€48,000 out of €360,000 € total) [in charge of a Workpackage]

2012-2013: French Genoscope: Bibliothèque du vivant (‘biodiversity library’) (€25,000 out of €400,000). Projects SPODOBAR & SOBRE [PI for two projects] 

2010-2013: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra). Evolution of feeding specialization in several Spodoptera pests. (€50,000) [co-PI]

2009-2012: French National Research Agency (ANR). Biological Ccontrol of Ostrinia sp. taxa by Macrocentrus cingulum. Project BIOCOSMAC. (€500,000) [participant]

2009: AIP Bio-Ressources. 454 optimization. Project ECOMICRO. (€68,000) [participant]

2008-2012: French National Research Agency (ANR). Origin of endemism in New Caledonia. Project BIONEOCAL (€150,000 out of €600,000) [in charge of a Workpackage]

2007-2019: French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Genetic diversity in insect pests. Project GAPS (€75,000) [co-PI]



See also


(NB. all publications are available at or upon request)   


i.  preprints


P71. Orsucci, M., Moné, Y., Audiot, P., Gimenez, S., Nhim, S., Naït-Saïdi, R., Frayssinet, M., Dumont, G., Pommier, A., Boudon, J.-P., Vabre, M., Rialle, S., Koual, R., Kergoat, G.J., Nagoshi, R., Meagher, R., d’Alençon, E., Nègre, N. 2018. Transcriptional plasticity evolution in two strains of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on alternative host-plants. bioRxiv preprint


ii.  peer-reviewed articles


P70. Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Musyoka, B.K., Pallangyo, B., Njaku, M., Goftishu, M., Assefa,Y., Chipabika, G., Conlong, D., Ong’amo, G., Barbut, J., Kergoat, G.J. 2020. Toward an understanding of the systematics and evolution of the genus Acrapex Hampson, 1894 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini, Sesamiina): molecular phylogenetics of the genus and review of the species-rich Acrapex aenigma (Folder & Rogenhofer, 1874) group. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France in press IF2018=0.864


P69. Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Musyoka, B.K, Pallangyo, B., Njaku, M., Goftishu, M., Assefa, Y., Chipabika, G., Conlong, D., Ong’Amo, G., Barbut, J., Kergoat, G.J. 2019. Updated phylogenetic and systematics of the Acrapex albivena Hampson, 1910 and A. stygiata Hampson, 1910 species groups (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini, Sesamiina) with the description of nine new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 55: 219-248. IF2018=0.864


P68. Manfio, D., Jorge, I.R., Kergoat, G.J., Ribeiro-Costa, C.S. 2019. Morphology-based phylogeny of the genus Ctenocolum Kingsolver & Whitehead (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae), with descriptions of three new species. Insect Systematics and Evolution 50: 1-35. IF2018=1.194          


P67. Kergoat, G.J., Condamine, F.L., Toussaint, E.F.A., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Clamens, A.-L., Barbut, J., Goldstein, P.Z., Le Ru, B. 2018. Opposite macroevolutionary responses to environmental changes in grasses and insects during the Neogene grassland expansion. Nature Communications 9: 5089. IF2018=11.878 

[see also: INRAE press release] 

P66.  Le Ru, B., Barbut, J., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Muluken, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2018. Re-establishment of Spodoptera teferii Laporte in Rougeot (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae), with an updated molecular phylogeny for the genus Spodoptera Guenée. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 58: 497-510. IF2018=0.864


P65. Dong, J., Kergoat, G.J., Vicente, N., Rahmadi, C., Xu, S., Robillard, T. 2018. Biogeographic patterns and diversification dynamics of the genus Cardiodactylus Saussure (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Eneopterinae) in Southeast Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 129: 1-14. IF2018=3.992


P64.    Aghova, T., Kimura, Y., Bryja, J., Dobigny, G., Granjon, L., Kergoat, G.J. 2018. Fossils know it best: using a new set of controlled fossil calibrations to improve the temporal phylogenetic framework of murid rodents (Rodentia: Muridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 128: 98-111. IF2018=3.992

[see also: popular paper published in Science trends]


P63. Gouin, A., Bretaudeau, A., Nam, K., Gimenez, S., Aury, J.-M., Duvic, B., Hilliou, F., Durand, N., Montagné, N., Darboux, I., Kuwar, S., Chertemps, T., Siaussat, D., Bretschneider, A., Moné, Y., Ahn, S.-J., Hänniger, S., Gosselin Grenet, A.-S., Neunemann, D., Maumus, F., Luyten, I., Labadie, K., Xu, W., Koutroumpa, F., Escoubas, J.-M., Llopis, A., Maïbèche, M., Salasc, F., Tomar, A., Anderson, A., Khan, S.A., Dumas, P., Orsucci, M., Guy, J., Belser, C., Alberti, A., Noel, B., Couloux, A., Mercier, J., Nidelet, S., Dubois, E., Liu, N.-Y., Boulogne, I., Mirabeau, O., Le Goff, G., Gordon, K., Oakeshott, J., Consoli, F., Volkoff, A.-N., Fescemyer, H., Marden, J., Luthe, D., Herrero, S., Heckel, D., Wincker, P., Kergoat, G.J., Amselem, J., Quesneville, H., Groot, A., Jacquin-Joly, E., Nègre, N., Lemaitre, C., Legeai, F., d'Alençon, E., Fournier, P. 2017. Two genomes of highly polyphagous lepidopteran pests (Spodoptera frugiperda, Noctuidae) with different host-plant ranges. Scientific Reports 7: 11816.  IF2018=4.011

[see also: INRAE press release]



P62. Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Musyoka, B.K., Goftishu, M., Assefa, Y., Ndemah, R., Molo, R., Chipabika, G., Conlong, D., Ong’Amo, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2017. Molecular phylogenetics and definition of the Acrapex minima Janse group (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini, Sesamiina) with the description of four new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 53: 219-235. IF2018=0.864


P61. Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Musyoka, B.K., Pallangyo, B., Njaku, M., Goftishu, M., Assefa, Y., Sezonlin, M., Ong’Amo, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2017. Phylogeny and systematics of the Acrapex apicestriata (Bethune-Baker) species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini) with the description of eight new species from the Afrotropics. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (NS) 53: 106-130. IF2018=0.864


P60.    Vicente, N., Kergoat, G.J., Dong, J., Yotoko, K., Legendre, F., Nattier, R., Robillard, T. 2017. In and out of the Neotropics: Historical biogeography of Eneopterinae crickets. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2199-2210. IF2018=3.884


P59.    Michel, B., Clamens, A.-L., Bethoux, O., Kergoat, G.J., Condamine, F.L. 2017. A first time-calibrated phylogeny of antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 103-116. IF2018=3.992


P58.    Kergoat, G.J., Meseguer, A., Jousselin, E. 2017. Evolution of plant-insect interactions: insights from macroevolutionary approaches in plants and herbivorous insects. Advances in Botanical Researches 81: 25-53. IF2018=2.291 [review paper]


P57.  Soldati, L., Condamine, F.L., Clamens, A.L., Kergoat, G.J. 2017. Documenting tenebrionid diversity: progress on Blaps Fabricius (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Tenebrioninae, Blaptini) systematics, with the description of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 282: 1-29. IF2018=1.188


P56.    Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Musyoka, B.K., Pallangyo, B., Njaku, M., Chipabika, G., Ndemah, R., Bani, G., Molo, R., Ong’amo, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis and systematics of the Acrapex unicolora Hampson species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Apameini) with the description of five news species from the Afrotropics. European Journal of Taxonomy 270: 1-36. IF2018=1.188


P55.    Marchal, L., Cazères, S., Kergoat, G.J., Letellier, K., Mitchell, A., Nattier, R., Mille, C. 2017. A new pest of lychees in New Caledonia. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 44: 49-64. IF2018=0.673


P54.    Condamine, F.L., Clapham, M.E., Kergoat, G.J. 2016. Global patterns of insect diversification: towards a reconciliation of fossil and molecular evidence? Scientific Reports 6: 19208. IF2018=4.011

[see also:  CNRS press release]


P53.    Mouttet, R., Moreto, M., Delobel, A., Kergoat, G.J. 2016. Une bruche nouvelle pour la France : Bruchidius terrenus (Sharp, 1886) (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae : Bruchinae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 11: 87-89.


P52.    Kergoat, G.J., Toussaint, E.F.A., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Clamens, A.-L., Ong'amo, G., Conlong, D., van Den Berg, J., Cugala, D., Pallangyo, B., Mubenga, O., Chipabika, G., Ndemah, R., Sezonlin, M., Bani, G., Molo, R., Ali, A., Calatayud, P.-A., Kaiser, L., Silvain, J.-F., Le Ru, B. 2015. Morphological, molecular and ecological evidence reveals six new species related to the Western corn stalk borer Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre)(Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Sesamiina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 244-270. IF2018=2.268


P51.    Mouquet, N., Lagadeuc, Y., Devictor, V., Doyen, L., Duputié, A., Eveillard, D., Faure, D., Garnier, E., Gimenez, O., Huneman, P., Jabot, F., Jarne, P., Joly, D., Julliard, R., Kéfi, S., Kergoat, G.J., Lavorel, S., Le Gall, L., Meslin, L., Morand, S., Morin, X., Morlon, H., Pinay, G., Pradel, R., Schurr, F.M., Thuillier, W., Loreau, M.  2015. Review: Predictive ecology in a changing world. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1293-1310. IF2018=5.782  [review paper]


P50.    Kergoat, G.J., Le Ru, B.P., Sadeghi, S.E., Tuda, M., Reid, C.A.M., György, Z., Genson, G., Ribeiro-Costa, C., Delobel, A. 2015. Evolution of Spermophagus seed beetles (Coleoptera, Bruchinae, Amblycerini) indicates both synchronous and delayed colonizations of host plants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 89: 91-103. IF2018=3.992

[see also: popular paper published in the Australian Museum Blog]  



P49.    Condamine, F.L., Toussaint, E.F.A., Clamens, A.-L., Genson, G., Sperling, F.A.H., Kergoat, G.J. 2015. Deciphering the evolution of birdwing butterflies 150 years after Alfred Russell Wallace. Scientific Reports 5: 11860. IF2018=4.011


P48.    Dumas, P., Barbut, J., Le Ru, B.P., Silvain, J.-F., Clamens, A.-L., d'Alençon, E., Kergoat, G.J. 2015. Phylogenetic molecular species delimitations unravel potential new species in the pest genus Spodoptera Guenée, 1852 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). PLoS One 10: e0122407. IF2018=2.776



P47.    Delobel, A., Le Ru, B., Genson, G., Musyoka, B.K., Kergoat, G.J. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics, systematics and host-plant associations of the Bruchidius albosparsus (Fahraeus) species group (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae) with the description of four new species. Zootaxa 3931: 451-482. IF2018=0.990


P46.    Le Ru, B., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Conlong, D., Pallangyo, B., van Den Berg, J., Ong’amo, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2015. A revision of the genus Conicofrontia Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Apameini), with description of a new species: new insights from morphological, ecological and molecular data. Zootaxa 3925: 56-74. IF2018=0.990


P45.    Dumas, P., Legeai, F., Lemaitre, C., Scaon, E., Orsucci, M., Labadie, K., Gimenez, S., Clamens, A.-L., Henri, H., Vavre, F., Aury, J.-M., Fournier, P., Kergoat, G.J., d'Alençon, E. 2015. Spodoptera frugiperda host plant variants: two strains or two distinct species? Genetica 143: 305-316. IF2018=1.229



P44.  Le Ru, B.P., Delobel, A., Gyorgy, Z., Genson, G., Kergoat G.J. 2014. Taxonomy, host-plant associations and phylogeny of African Crotalaria-feeding Conicobruchus seed beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae): the Conicobruchus strangulatus species group. Zootaxa 3895: 238-256. IF2018=0.990


P43.    Kergoat, G.J., Bouchard, P., Clamens, A.-L., Abbate, J.L., Jourdan, H., Zahab, R., Genson, G., Soldati, L., Condamine, F.L. 2014. Cretaceous environmental changes led to high turnovers and decreases in diversification rates in a hyperdiverse non-phytophagous beetle family. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 220. IF2018=3.045


P42.   Le Ru, B.P., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Toussaint, E.F.A., Conlong, D., Van den Berg, J., Pallangyo, B., Ong'amo, G., Chipabika, G., Molo, R., Overholt, W.A., Cuda, J.P., Kergoat, G.J. 2014. Integrative taxonomy of Acrapex stem borers (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Apameini). Invertebrate Systematics 28: 451-475. IF2018=2.306


P41.    Kergoat, G.J., Soldati, L., Clamens, A.-L., Jourdan, H., Zahab, R., Genson, G., Bouchard, P., Condamine, F.L. 2014. Higher-level molecular phylogeny of darkling beetles (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Tenebrionidae). Systematic Entomology 39: 486-499. IF2018=3.727


P40.    Soldati, L., Kergoat, G.J., Clamens, A.-L., Jourdan, H., Zahab, R., Condamine, F.L. 2014. Integrative taxonomy of New Caledonia beetles: species delimitation and definition of the Uloma isoceroides species group (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Ulomini), with the description of four species. ZooKeys 415: 133-167. IF2018=1.143


P39.       Castel, G., Razzauti, M., Jousselin, E., Kergoat, G.J., Cosson, J.-F. 2014. Changes in diversification patterns and signature of selection during the evolution of murine-associated hantaviruses. Viruses-Basel 6: 1112-1134. IF2018=3.811


P38.       Ribeiro-Costa, C.S., Vieira, M.K., Manfio, D., Kergoat, G.J. 2014. A remarkable new species group of green seed beetles from genus Amblycerus Thunberg (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), with a description of a new Brazilian species. ZooKeys 401: 31-44. IF2018=1.143


P37.       Dobigny, G., Tatard, C., Gauthier, P., Bâ, K., Duplantier, J.-M., Granjon, L., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Mitochondrial and nuclear genes-based phylogeography of Arvicanthis niloticus (Murinae) and Sub-Saharan open habitats Pleistocene history. PLoS One 8: e77815. IF2018=2.776


P36.    Condamine, F.L., Soldati, L., Clamens, A.-L., Rasplus, J.-Y., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Diversification patterns and process of wingless endemic insects in the Mediterranean Basin: historical biogeography of the genus Blaps (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Biogeography 40: 1899-1913. IF2018=3.884


P35.    Delobel, A., Anton, K.-W., Le Ru, B.P., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Morphology, biology and phylogeny of African seed beetles belonging to the Bruchidius ituriensis species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae). Genus - International Journal of Invertebrate Taxonomy 24: 39-63.


P34.    Condamine, F.L., Toussaint, E.F.A., Cotton, A.M., Sperling, F.A.H., Genson, G., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Fine-scale biogeographical and temporal diversification processes of peacock swallowtails (Papilio subgenus Achillides) in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Cladistics 29: 88-111. IF2018=7.779


P33.    Condamine, F.L., Sperling, F.A.H., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Global biogeographic patterns of swallowtails' diversification resolve their use of alternative colonization routes in Northern and Southern hemispheres. Journal of Biogeography 40: 9-23. IF2018=3.884


P32.    Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, Dumas, P., Clamens, A.-L., Kergoat, G.J., Gimenez, S., d'Alençon, E. 2012. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 11:757-758. IF2018=7.049


P31.    Rey, O., Estoup, A., Vonshak, M., Loiseau, A., Blanchet, S., Calcaterra, L., Chifflet, L., Rossi, J.-P., Kergoat, G.J., Foucaud, J., Orivel, J., Leponce, M., Schultz, T., Facon, B. 2012. Where do adaptive shifts occur during invasion? A multidisciplinary approach to unravel cold adaptation in a tropical ant species invading the Mediterranean zone. Ecology Letters 15:1266-1275. IF2018=8.699


P30.    Toussaint, E.F.A., Condamine, F.L., Kergoat, G.J., Silvain, J.-F., Capdevielle-Dulac, C., Barbut, J., Le Ru, B.P. 2012. Palaeoenvironmental shifts drove the adaptive radiation of a noctuid stemborer tribe (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini) in the Miocene. PLoS One 7: e41377. IF2018=2.776


P29.    Condamine, F.L., Sperling, F.A.H., Wahlberg, N., Rasplus, J.-Y., Kergoat, G.J. 2012. What causes latitudinal gradients in species diversity? Evolutionary processes and ecological constraints on swallowtail biodiversity. Ecology Letters 15:267-277. IF2018=8.699 [F1000 Prime]


P28.    Condamine, F.L., Silva-Brandao, K., Kergoat, G.J., Sperling, F.A.H. 2012. Biogeographic and diversification patterns of Neotropical Troidini butterflies (Papilionidae) support a museum model of diversity dynamics for Amazonia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:82. IF2018=3.045


P27.    Kergoat, G.J., Prowell, D.P., Le Ru, B.P., Mitchell, A., Dumas, P., Clamens, A.-L., Condamine, F.L., Silvain, J.-F. 2012. Disentangling dispersal and vicariance patterns in armyworms: evolution and historical biogeography of the pest genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 855-870. IF2018=3.992


P26.    Ndiaye, A., Bâ, K., Aniskin, V., Benazzou, T., Konečný, A., Sembène, M., Tatard, C., Kergoat, G.J., Granjon, L. 2012. Evolutionary systematics and biogeography of endemic gerbils from Morocco: An integrative approach. Zoologica Scripta 41: 11-28. IF2018=2.609


P25.    Pélissié, B., Ponsard, S., Bourguet, D., Kergoat, G.J. 2012. Contrasting genetic structure in the Asian and European parasitoid Macrocentrus cingulum: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear loci. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 145: 1-14. IF2018=1.623


P24.    Soldati, L., Kergoat, G.J., Condamine, F.L. 2012. Preliminary report on the darkling beetles (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) collected during the SANTO 2006 expedition to Vanuatu and description of a new species from the genus Uloma Dejean, 1821. Zoosystema 34: 1-13. IF2018=1.116


P23.    Kergoat, G.J., Le Ru, B.P., Genson, G., Cruaud, C., Couloux, A., Delobel, A. 2011. Phylogenetics, species boundaries and timing of resource tracking in a highly specialized group of seed beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59: 746-760. IF2018=3.992


P22.    Condamine, F.L., Soldati, L., Rasplus, J.-Y., Kergoat, G.J. 2011. New insights on systematics and phylogenetics of Mediterranean Blaps species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptini), assessed through morphology and dense taxon sampling. Systematic Entomology 36: 340-361. IF2018=3.727


P21.    Soldati, L., Kergoat, G.J., Condamine, F. 2009. Important notes on taxonomic structure of Blaps nitens Laporte de Castelnau, 1840 with the description of new subspecies Blaps nitens medvedevi subsp. n. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptini). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 5: 231-233. Soldati et al.pdf


P20.    Ceotto, P., Kergoat, G.J., Rasplus, J.-Y., Bourgoin, T. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of cixiid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha): new insights from combined analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 667-678. IF2018=3.992


P19.    Kergoat, G.J., Alvarez, N. 2008. Assessing the phylogenetic usefulness of a previously neglected morphological structure through elliptic Fourier analyses: a case study in Bruchus seed-beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae: Bruchini). Systematic Entomology 33: 289-300. IF2018=3.727


P18.    Kergoat, G.J., Silvain, J.-F., Delobel, A., Tuda, M., Anton, K.-W. 2007. Defining the limits of taxonomic conservatism in host-plant use for phytophagous insects: molecular systematics and evolution of host-plant associations in the seed-beetle genus Bruchus Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 251-269. IF2018=3.992


P17.    Foucaud, J., Fournier, D., Orivel, J., Delabie, J.H.C., Loiseau, A., Le Breton, J., Kergoat, G.J., Estoup, A. 2007. Sex and clonality in the little fire ant. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 2465-2473. IF2018=14.797


P16.    Kergoat, G.J., Silvain, J.-F., Buranapanichpan, S., Tuda, M. 2007. When insects help to resolve plant phylogeny: evidence for a paraphyletic genus Acacia from the systematics and host-plant range of their seed-predators. Zoologica Scripta 36: 143-152. IF2018=2.609


P15.    Da Lage, J.L., Kergoat, G.J., Maczkowiak, F., Silvain, J.-F., Cariou, M.-L., Lachaise, D. 2007. A phylogeny of Drosophilidae using the Amyrel gene: questioning the Drosophila melanogaster species group boundaries. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45: 47-63. IF2018=2.268


P14.    Kergoat, G.J., Delobel, P., Delobel, A. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of a new species of seed-beetle infesting Cercis siliquastrum L. in China and in Europe (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae: Bruchini). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 43: 265-271. IF2018=0.864


P13.    Kergoat, G.J., Alvarez, N., Hossaert-McKey, M., Faure, N., Silvain, J.-F. 2005. Evidence for a parallel evolution in the two largest New and Old World seed-beetle genera (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Molecular Ecology 14: 4003-4021. IF2018=5.855


P12.    Kergoat, G.J., Delobel, A., Fédière, G., Le Ru, B., Silvain, J.-F. 2005. Both host-plant phylogeny and chemistry have shaped the African seed-beetle radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 602-611. IF2018=3.992


P11.    Kergoat, G.J., Delobel, A., Silvain, J.-F. 2004. Phylogeny and host-specificity of European seed beetles (Coleoptera, Bruchidae), new insights from molecular and ecological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 855-865. IF2018=3.992


P10.       Delobel, A., Anton, K.-W., Kergoat, G.J. 2004. New data on European Astragalus-feeding Bruchidius, with the description of a new species from Southern Italy (Coleoptera: Bruchidae: Bruchinae). Genus - International Journal of Invertebrate Taxonomy 15: 173-185.


ii.  Book chapters


P9.       Soldati, L., Condamine, F.L., Clamens, A.-L., Kergoat, G.J. 2017. The Tenebrionidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) of Mount Wilhelm and Wanang, with description of a new species and a preliminary phylogeny of Stenochiinae. In: Insects of Mount Wihelm, Papua New Guinea. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 209. (Robillard, T., Legendre, F., Villemant, C., Leponce, M. Eds.). Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, p. 49-82.

ISBN: 9782856537848


P8.       Jousselin, E., Silvain, J.-F., Kergoat, G.J. 2013. Les scénarios évolutifs des interactions insectes-plantes. In: Interactions insectes-plantes. Partie 7 - Chapitre 35. (Sauvion, N., Calatayud, P.-A., Thiery, D., Marion-Poll, F. Eds.). Editions Quae, Versailles, p. 551-564.

ISBN: 9782759220182


P7.       Kergoat, G.J. 2011. Evolution de la spécificité des relations entre les bruches et leurs plantes-hôtes en relation avec leur capacité à devenir des ravageurs des denrées stockées. In: Insectes ravageurs des graines de légumineuses. (Huignard, J., Glitho, I., Monge, J.-P., Régnault-Roger, C. Eds.). Editions Quae, Versailles, p. 25-31.

ISBN: 9782759216598


P6.       Kergoat, G.J., Delobel, A., Le Ru, B., Silvain, J.-F. 2008. Seed-beetles in the age of the molecule: recent advances on systematics and host-plant association patterns. In: Researches on Chrysomelidae Volume 1 (Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, J., M. Schmitt Eds.). Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands, p. 59-86.

ISBN: 9789004152045


P5.       Kergoat, G.J., Silvain, J.-F. 2004. Le genre Bruchidius (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) est-il monophylétique? Apports des méthodes de parcimonie, maximum de vraisemblance et inférence bayésienne. In : Avenir et pertinence des méthodes d’analyses en phylogénie moléculaire. Volume 22 de Biosystema (Cibois, A., Bourgoin, T., Silvain, J.-F. Eds.). Société française de Systématique, Paris, p. 113-125.

ISBN: 290689222X


iii.  Scientific prospectives


P4.       Austerlitz, F., Blum, M., Calba, S., Chave, J., Choisy, M., Coreau, A., Devictor, V., Doyen, L., Dray, S., Duputié, A., Eveillard, D., Faure, D., Favier, C., Gaggiotti, O., Galtier, N., Garnier, E., Gimenez, O., Guis, H., Herbreteau, V., Huneman, P., Jabot, F., Jarne, P., Joly, D., Julliard, R., Kéfi, S., Kergoat, G.J., Lacroix, G., Lagadeuc, Y., Lavorel, S., Le Gaillard, J.-F., Le Gall, L., Loreau, M., Maris, V., Morand, S., Morin, X., Morlon, H., Mouquet, N., Pinay, G., Pottier, J., Pradel, R., Ronce, O., Schurr, F., Simonet, P., Teplitsky, C., Thuiller, W., Tran, A.-L., Venner, S. 2013. Ecologie prédictive & changement planétaire. In: Prospective de l’institut écologie et environnement du CNRS. Compte-rendu des journées des 24 et 25 Octobre 2012, Avignon (Hors-série). Editions CNRS, p. 9-44. 


P3.       Grandcolas, P., Daubin, V., Chave, J., Kergoat, G.J., Samadi, S., Vignes-Lebbe, R. 2013. Systématique, phylogénie. In: Prospective de l’institut écologie et environnement du CNRS. Compte-rendu des journées des 24 et 25 Octobre 2012, Avignon (Hors-série). Editions CNRS, p. 75-78.


iv.  Theses


P2.       Kergoat, G.J. 2014. Apport des approches de Phylogénétique pour l'étude des patrons de diversification chez les insectes. Habilitation à diriger des recherches de l'Université Montpellier II. 60 pp.


P1.       Kergoat, G.J. 2004. Le genre Bruchidius (Coleoptera, Bruchidae) : un modèle pour l’étude des relations évolutives entre les insectes et les plantes. Thèse de Doctorat de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie. 192 pp.