At this time, I have published 23 peer-reviewed articles of which 11 have an impact factor greater than 3.

Overall, my articles have been cited more than 500 times resulting in an h-index of 11 according to Google Scholar.


Publication List

All publications are available in full version on ResearchGate.

Details about each of them will be provided in the next months.


  1. Orivel J, Malé P-JG, Lauth J, Roux O, Petitclerc F, Dejean A & Leroy C (2017) Trade-offs in mutualistic investments in a tripartite symbiosis. Proceedings B 284:20161679
  2. Bourgeois YXC, Delahaie B, Gautier M, Lhuillier E, Malé P-JG, Bertrand JAM, Cornuault J, Wakamatsu K, Bouchez O, Mould C, Bruxaux J, Holota H, Milá B & Thébaud C (2017) A novel locus on chromosome 1 underlies the evolution of a melanic plumage polymorphism in a wild songbird. Royal Society Open Science 4:160805
  3. Malé P-JG, Leroy C, Humblot P, Dejean A, Quilichini A & Orivel J (2016) Limited gene dispersal and spatial genetic structure as stabilizing factors in an ant-plant mutualism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:2519-2529
  4. Bardon L, Sothers CA, Prance GT, Malé P-JG, Xi Z, Davis CC, Murienne J, García-Villacorta R, Coissac E, Lavergne S & Chave J (2016) Unraveling the biogeographical history of Chrysobalanaceae from plastid genomes. American Journal of Botany 103:1089-1102
  5. Malé P-JG, Leroy C, Lusignan L, Petitclerc F, Quilichini A & Orivel J (2015) The reproductive biology of the myrmecophyte, Hirtella physophora, and the limitation of negative interactions between pollinators and ants. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9:23-31
  6. Besnard G, Christin P-A, Malé P-JG, Lhuillier E, Lauzeral C, Coissac E & Vorontsova M (2014) From museums to genomics: old herbarium specimen sheds light on a C3 to C4 transition. Journal of Experimental Botany 65:6711-6721
  7. Malé P-JG, Bardon L, Besnard G, Coissac E, Delsuc F, Engel J, Lhuillier E, Scotti-Saintagne C, Tinaut A & Chave J (2014) Genome skimming by shotgun sequencing helps resolve the phylogeny of a pantropical tree family. Molecular Ecology Resources 14:966-975
  8. Malé P-JG, Ferdy JB, Leroy C, Roux O, Lauth J, Avilez A, Dejean A, Qulichini A & Orivel J (2014) Retaliation in response to castration promotes a low level of virulence in an ant-plant mutualism. Evolutionary Biology 41:22-28
  9. Besnard G, Christin P-A, Malé P-JG, Coissac E, Ralimanna H & Vorontsova M (2013) Phylogenomic and taxonomical surveys of Lecomtelleae (Poaceae), an isolated, early diverging panicoid tribe from Madagascar. Annals of Botany 112:1057-1066
  10. Dejean A, Orivel J, Rossi V, Malé P-JG, Roux O, Céréghino R & Leroy C (2013) Predation success by a plant-ant indirectly favors the growth and fitness of its host myrmecophyte. PLoS one 8:e59405
  11. Lauth J, Malé P-JG, Voglmayr H, Mayer VE, Dejean A & Orivel J (2013) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the ant-associated fungus Trimmatostroma sp. (Ascomycota: Chaetothyriales) using pyrosequencing technology. Molecular Ecology Resources 13:546-549
  12. Malé P-JG, Martin J-F, Galan M, Deffontaine V, Bryja J, Cosson J-F, Michaux J & Charbonnel N (2012) Discongruence of Mhc and cytochrome b phylogeographical patterns in Myodes glareolus (Rodentia : Cricetidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105:881-899
  13. Debout G, Lhuillier E, Malé P-JG, Pujol B & Thébaud C (2012) Development and characterization of 24 polymorphic microsatellite loci in two Antirrhinum majus subspecies (Plantaginaceae) using pyrosequencing technology. Conservation Genetics Resources 4:75-79 *all the authors equally contributed to the production of this publication.
  14. Malé P-JG, Leroy C, Dejean A, Quilichini A & Orivel J (2012) An ant symbiont directly and indirectly limits its host plant’s reproductive success. Evolutionary Ecology 26:55-63
  15. Malausa T, Gilles A, Meglécz E, Blanquart H, Duthoy S, Costedoat C, Dubut V, Pech N, Castagnone-Sereno P, Délye C, Feau N, Frey P, Gauthier P, Guillemaud T, Hazard L, Le Corre V, Lung-Escarmant B, Malé P-JG, Ferreira S & Martin J-F (2011) High throughput microsatellites isolation with 454 GS-FLX Titanium pyrosequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:638-644
  16. Ruiz-González MX, Malé P-JG, Leroy C, Dejean A, Gryta H, Jargeat P, Quilichini A & Orivel J (2011) Specific, non-nutritional association between an Ascomycete fungus and Allomerus plant-ants. Biology Letters 7:475-479
  17. Mariano CSF, da Silva Santos I, Groc S, Leroy C, Malé P-JG, Ruiz-Gonzalez MX, Dejean A & Delabie JHC (2011) The karyotypes of Gigantiops destructor (Fabricius) and other ants from French Guiana (Formicidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 47:140-146
  18. Malé P-JG, Malausa T, Martin JF, Orivel J & Qulichini A (2011) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the ant-plant Hirtella physophora (Chrysobalanaceae) using pyrosequencing technology. Molecular Ecology Resources 10:1106-1108
  19. Orivel J, Lambs L, Malé P-JG, Leroy C, Grangier J, Otto T, Quilichini A & Dejean A (2011) Dynamics of the association between a long-lived understory myrmecophyte and its specific associated ants. Oecologia 165:369-376
  20. Guivier E, Galan M, Malé P-JG, Kallio E, Voutilainen L, Henttonen H, Olsson G, Lundkvist A, Tersago K, Augot D, Cosson JF & Charbonnel N (2010) Associations between Major Histocompatibility Complex genes and PUUV infection in Myodes glareolus are detected in wild populations but not from experimental infection data. Journal of General Virology 91:2507-2512
  21. Malé P-JG, Loiseau A, Estoup A, Quilichini A & Orivel J (2010) Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the neotropical plant-ant Allomerus decemarticulatus (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) and multiplexing with other microsatellites from the ant subfamily Myrmicinae. European Journal of Entomology 107:673-675
  22. Grangier J, Dejean A, Malé P-JG, Solano PJ & Orivel J (2009) Mechanisms driving the specificity of a myrmecophyte-ant association. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 97:90-97
  23. Grangier J, Dejean A, Malé P-JG & Orivel J (2008) Indirect defense in a highly specific ant-plant mutualism. Naturwissenschaften 95:909-916