Camille Bonneaud

Senior Research FellowCenter for Tropical Research

LecturerUniversity of Exeter, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1326 255063


Daphne du Maurier
Centre for Ecology and Conservation
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
TR10 9FE



University Pierre and Marie Curie (France)                   



University Pierre and Marie Curie (France)



University Denis Diderot (France)/McGill University (Canada)



Independent Research Fellow at the Station d’Ecologie Expérimentale du C.N.R.S. à Moulis


Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
Harvard University; Sponsor: Scott V. Edwards


Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles; Sponsor: Thomas B. Smith


Grants and Fellowships

Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France Program « The 6th extinction »
PI: A. Herrel, Co-PI: C. Bonneaud, J. Clobert and M. Baguette


NSF Animal Behavior grant, U.S.A.
PI: G. Hill, Co-PI: S.V. Edwards, Postdoctoral Researcher: C. Bonneaud


Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants
PI: C. Bonneaud


Grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (France)


NIH NIAID, U.S.A. (1 R01 AI74059-01)
PI: T. B. Smith, Co-PIs: C. Bonneaud, Scott Layne, Anne Rimoine, Sassan Saatchi



Marzal, A., Ricklefs, R.E., Valkiūnas, G., Albayrak, T., Arriero, E., Bonneaud, C., Czirják, G.A., Ewen, J., Hellgren, O., Iezhova,T.A., Jensen, H., Križanauskienė, A., Lima, M.R., de Lope, F., Magnussen, E., Martin, L.B, Møller, A.P., Munclinger, P., Palinauskas, V., Pap, P.L., Pérez-Tris, J., Sehgal, R., Soler, M., Szöllősi, E., Westerdahl, H., Zetindjiev, P., Bensch, S. Diversity, loss, and gain of malaria parasites in a globally invasive bird. PLoS ONE 6: e21905.

Bonneaud, C., Balenger, S., Russell, A.F, Zhang, J., Hill, G. Edwards, S.V. (2011) Rapid evolution of disease resistance is accompanied by functional changes in gene expression in a wild bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A 108: 7866–7871.

Sehgal, R. N. M., Buermann, W., Harrigan, R. J., Bonneaud, C., Loiseau, C., Chasar, A., Valkiūnas, G., Iezhova, T., Sepil, I., Saatchi, S. Smith, T. B. (2011) Spatially explicit predictions of blood parasites in a widely distributed African rainforest bird. Proceeding of the Royal Society, London Series B 278:1025-1033.

Njabo, K.Y., Cornel, A. J., Bonneaud, C., Toffelmier, E., Sehgal, R. N. M., Valkiũnas, G., Russell, A. Smith, T. B. (2011) Isolations of Plasmodium  from field-collected mosquitoes (Diptera:Culicidae) in the low land forests of Cameroon. Molecular Ecology 20:1049-1061.

 Bonneaud, C., Sinsheimer, J., Richard, M., Chastel, O., Sorci, G. Mhc polymorphisms fail to explain the heritability of phytohemagglutinin-induced skin swelling in a wild passerine. (2009) Biology Letters 5:784-787.

Bonneaud, C., Sepil, I., Milà, B., Buermann, W., Pollinger, J., Sehgal, R., Valkiūnas, G., Iezhova, T.A., Saatchi, S., and Smith, T.B. (2009) The prevalence of avian Plasmodium is higher in undisturbed tropical forests of Cameroon. Journal of Tropocal Ecology 25:439-447.

Bonneaud, C., Burnside, J., Edwards, S. V. (2008) High-speed developments in avian genomics. Bioscience 58:587-595.

Calsbeek, R., Bonneaud, C. (2008) Post-copulatory sperm sorting as a form of cryptic sexual selection. Evolution 62: 1137-1148.

Calsbeek, R., Bonneaud, C., Smith, T. B. (2008) Differential fitness effects of immunocompetence and neighbourhood density in alternative female lizard morphs. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:103-109.

Calsbeek, R., Bonneaud, C., Prabhu, S., Manoukis, N., Smith, T.B. (2007) Multiple paternity and sperm storage lead to increased genetic diversity in Anolis lizards. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 495-503.

Javier Pérez-Tris, J., Hellgren, O., Križanauskienė, A., Waldenström, J., Secondi, J., Bonneaud, C., Fjeldså, J., Hasselquist, D., Bensch, S. (2007) Within-host speciation of malaria parasites. PLoS ONE. 2(2): e235. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000235

Bonneaud, C., Federici, P., Chastel, O., Westerdahl, H., Sorci, G.  (2006) Complex Mhc-based mate choice in a wild passerine. Proceeding of the Royal Society, London Series B. 273:1111-1116.

Bonneaud, C., Perez-Tris, J., Federici, P., Chastel, O., Sorci, G. (2006) Mhc alleles confer local resistance to malaria in a wild passerine. Evolution 60:383-389.

Bonneaud, C., Richard, M., Faivre, B., Westerdahl, H., Sorci, G. (2005) An Mhc class I allele associated to the expression of T-dependent immune response in the house sparrow. Immunogenetics 57: 782-789.

Bonneaud, C., Mazuc, J., Chastel, O., Westerdahl, H., Sorci, G. (2004) Terminal investment induced by immune challenge and Mhc associated fitness traits in the house sparrow. Evolution 58: 2823-2830.

Bonneaud, C., Sorci, G., Morin, V., Westerdahl, H., Zoorob, R., Wittzell, H. (2004).Diversity of Mhc class I and IIB genes in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Immunogenetics 55: 855-865.

Bonneaud, C., Mazuc, J., Gonzalez, G., Haussy, C., Chastel, O., Sorci, G. (2003). Assessing the cost of mounting an immune response. American Naturalist 161:367-379.

Mazuc, J., Bonneaud, C., Chastel, O., Sorci, G. (2003). Maternal testosterone in eggs and social context in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Ecology Letters 6:1084-1090.

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