Patrice Pottier
PhD Student

Patrice Pottier

Evolution and Ecology Research Centre
Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

I did my BSc and MSc at the University of Tours (France) where I studied the evolution of aggressive behaviours in parasitoid wasps with Marlene Goubault and Anthony Mathiron. I then moved overseas and joined Ryan Earley’s lab at the University of Alabama (USA) for 8 months. In this project, I investigated fish behavioural and physiological responses to endocrine disrupting chemicals. I am now a PhD candidate investigating the responses of animals to rapid environmental change. I am looking for postdoctoral opportunities starting in 2024.

Project: Plasticity and adaptation of ectotherms to changing temperatures

Supervised by: Shinichi Nakagawa, Szymon Drobniak

Project Description: My PhD aims to investigate the responses of ectotherms to rapid environmental change. Particularly, I am eager to understand what drives the variation in animals' responses to environmental change, and assess the extent to which plasticity and adaptation can compensate for the impacts of climate change, I use a combination of data synthesis, meta-analysis, and laboratory experiments to address my questions in various species. By identifying species at risk of overheating, I hope my research can drive conservation efforts.

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12. Amano, T., Berdejo-Espinola, V., Akasaka, M., de Andrade Junior, M. A., Blaise, N., Checco, J., Çilingir, F.G., Citegetse, G., Corella Tor, M., Drobniak, S.M., Giakoumi, S., Golivets, M., Ion, M.C., Jara-Díaz, J.P., Katayose, R., Lasmana F.P.S., Lin, H.-Y., Lopez, E., Mikula, P., Morales-Barquero, L., Mupepele, A.-C., Narváez-Gómez, J.P., Natykanets, V.V., Nguyen, T.H., Lisboa, S.N., Nuñez, M.A., Pavón-Jordán, D., Pottier, P., Prescott, G.W., Samad, F., Šćiban, M., Seo, H.-M., Shinoda, Y., Vajna, F., Vozykova, S., Walsh, J.C., Wee, A.K.S., Xiao, H., Zamora-Gutierrez, V. (2022). The role of non-English-language science in informing national biodiversity assessments. EcoEvoRxiv. Under review in Nature Sustainability.
11. Burke, S., Pottier, P., Macartney, E.L., Drobniak, S.M., Lagisz, M., Ainsworth, T., & Nakagawa, S. (2022). Mapping literature reviews on coral health: Protocol for a review map, critical appraisal, and bibliometric analysis. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, Accepted.
10. Gomes, D.G.E., Pottier, P., Crystal-Ornelas, R., Hudgins, E.J., Foroughirad, V., Sánchez-Reyes, L.L., Turba, R., Andrea Martinez, P., Moreau, D., Bertram, M.G., Smout, C.A., & Gaynor, K. M. (2022). Why don’t we share data and code? Perceived barriers and benefits to public archiving practices. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
9. Weaving, H., Terblanche, J. S., Pottier, P., & English, S. (2022). Meta-analysis reveals weak but pervasive plasticity in insect thermal limits. Nature Communications, 13, 1–11.
8. Pottier, P., Lin, H.-Y., Oh, R.R.Y., Pollo, P., Rivera-Villanueva, A.N., Valdebenito, J.O., Yang, Y., Amano, T., Burke, S., Drobniak, S.M., & Nakagawa, S. (2022). A comprehensive database of amphibian heat tolerance. Scientific Data, 9, 1–15.
7. Pottier, P., Burke, S., Zhang, R. Y., Noble, D. W. A., Schwanz, L. E., Drobniak, S. M., & Nakagawa, S. (2022). Developmental plasticity in thermal tolerance: Ontogenetic variation, persistence, and future directions. Ecology Letters, 25, 2245–2268.
6. Pottier, P., Burke, S., Drobniak, S.M., & Nakagawa, S. (2022). Methodological inconsistencies define thermal bottlenecks in fish life cycle: a comment on Dahlke et al. 2020. Evolutionary Ecology 36: 287-292.
5. Noble, D.W.A., Pottier, P., Lagisz, M., Burke, S., Drobniak, S.M., O’Dea, R.E., & Nakagawa, S. (2022). Meta-analytic approaches and effect sizes to account for ‘nuisance heterogeneity’ in comparative physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology 225(Suppl_1): jeb243225.
4. Vendl, C., Pottier, P., Taylor, M.D., Braunig, J., Gibson, M.J., Hesselson, D., Neely, G.D., Lagisz, M. & Nakagawa, S. (2022). Thermal processing reduces PFAS concentrations in blue food – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental Pollution 304: 119081.
3. Pottier, P., Burke, S., Drobniak, S.M., Lagisz, M., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). Sexual (in)equality? A meta-analysis of sex differences in thermal acclimation capacity across ectotherms. Functional Ecology 35(12): 2663-2678.
2. Mathiron, A.G.E., Pottier, P., & Goubault, M. (2019) Keep calm, we know each other: kin recognition affects aggressiveness and conflict resolution in a solitary parasitoid. Animal Behaviour 151: 103-11.
1. Mathiron, A.G.E., Pottier, P., & Goubault, M. (2018) Let the most motivated win: resource value components affect contest outcome in a parasitoid wasp. Behavioral Ecology 29: 1088-1095.