I have published 24 peer-reviewed articles of which 12 have an impact factor greater than 3. My articles
have been cited 600 times and my h-index is 12 (Google Scholar).


Publication List

All publications are available in full version on ResearchGate.


  1. Malé P-JG, Turner KM, Doha M, Anreiter I, Allen AM, Sokolowski MB & Frederickson ME (2017) An ant–plant mutualism through the lens of cGMP-dependent kinase genes. Proceedings B 284:20170896 – link
  2. 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 – link
  3. 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 – link
  4. 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 – link
  5. 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 – link
  6. 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 – link
  7. 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 – link
  8. 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 – link
  9. 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 – link
  10. 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 – link
  11. 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 – link
  12. 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
  13. 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 – link
  14. 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 – link *all the authors equally contributed to the production of this publication.
  15. 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 – link
  16. 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 – link
  17. 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 – link
  18. 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 – link
  19. 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
  20. 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 – link
  21. 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 – link
  22. 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
  23. 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 – link
  24. Grangier J, Dejean A, Malé P-JG & Orivel J (2008) Indirect defense in a highly specific ant-plant mutualism. Naturwissenschaften 95:909-916 – link