Francois Mougeot

FrancoisMougeot Francois Mougeot

Position: CSIC Researcher

“Nothing shocks me, I am a scientist”; Indiana Jones, Temple of doom, 1984.

I have broad interests in behavioural ecology, population dynamics and conservation, using mostly birds as model species. My research has focused on:

  • The functions of calls in nocturnal petrels, and the influence of predation risk on communication strategies.
  • Paternity assurance strategies in semi-colonial raptors
  • The breeding behaviour, ecology and conservation of raptors (ospreys, red kites, harriers…)
  • The roles of territorial behaviour and parasites in causing the population cycles of red grouse
  • The population ecology and conservation of birds in agricultural pseudo-steppes and steppes (red-legged partridges & sandgrouses in Spain; pallid and Montagus´s harriers in Kazakhstan)
  • The functions of ornaments and the mechanisms ensuring honesty in social signalling.
  • Changes in vole population dynamics, their relationship with land use and climate changes, and their impact on predators.
  • The effects of lead ingestion on reproduction and immune function in birds.
  • The study of agrochemicals (pesticides, nitrates) exposure and effects on farmland birds.
  • The movement ecology of pin-tailed and black bellied sandgrouse.

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  • Lauret, V., Delibes-Mateos, M., Mougeot, F. & Arroyo, B. 2020. Using Q-methodology to understand conservation conflicts: management of rodent outbreaks in farmland areas. Ambio (
  • Mougeot, F., Lambin, X., Arroyo, B. & Luque-Larena, J.J. 2020. Body size and habitat use of the common weasel Mustela nivalis vulgaris in Mediterranean farmlands colonised by common voles Microtus arvalis. Mammal Res (


  • Casas, F., Mougeot, F., Morales, M., Arroyo, B., Hervás, I., García De la Morena, E., Fagan W. & Viñuela, J. 2019. Opposing population trajectories in two bustard species: a long-term study in a protected area in Central Spain. Bird Conservation International 29: 308-320
  • Garcia-Heras, M-S., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Bildstein, K. J.F. Therrien & Simmons, R. 2019. Migratory patterns and settlement areas revealed by remote sensing in an endangered intra-African migrant bird of prey, the Black Harrier Circus maurus. PLOSone 14(1): e0210756
  • Jimenez J, Nunez-Arjona JC, Mougeot F, Ferreras P, Gonzalez LM, Garcia-Dominguez F, Munoz-Igualada J, Palacios MJ, Pla S, Ruedas C, Villaespesa F, Najera F, Palomares F, Lopez-Bao JV (2019) Restoring apex predators can reduce mesopredator abundances. Biological Conservation 238: 108234.
  • Mougeot F, Lambin X, Rodriguez-Pastor R, Romairone J, Luque-Larena JJ (2019) Numerical response of a mammalian specialist predator to multiple prey dynamics in Mediterranean farmlands. Ecology 100(9), e02776.
  • Mougeot F, Rodríguez Ramiro J (2019) Commensal association of the common kingfisher with foraging Eurasian otters. Ethology 125: 965–971.
  • Rodríguez-Pastor R, Escudero R, Lambin X, Vidal D, Gil H, Jado I, Rodriguez-Vargas M, Luque-Larena JJ, Mougeot F (2019) Zoonotic pathogens in fluctuating common vole (Microtus arvalis) populations: occurrence and dynamics. Parasitology 146: 389-398.
  • Rodríguez-Pastor R, Mougeot F, Vidal D, Jado I, González-Martín-Niño R, Escudero R, Luque-Larena JJ (2019) Zoonotic bacteria occurrence in fleas parasitizing common voles in Northwest Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases 25, 1423-1425.
  • Rodriguez-Ruiz J, Mougeot F, Parejo D, de la Puente J, Bermejo A, Avilés JM (2019) Important areas for the conservation of the European Roller during the non-breeding season in southern Africa. Bird Conservation International 29: 159-175.
  • Roos, D., Caminero-Saldaña, C., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Luque-Larena, JJ. & Lambin, X. 2019. Unintentional effects of environmentally-friendly farming practices: arising conflicts between zero-tillage and a crop pest, the common vole (Microtus arvalis). Agric. Ecosyst. Env. 272: 105-113
  • Vallverdú-Coll N, Mateo R, Mougeot F, Ortiz-Santaliestra ME (2019) Immunotoxic effects on lead on birds. Science of the Total Environment 689: 505-515. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.251

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  • Cantarero A, Carrasco J, Casas F, Mougeot F, Viñuela J, Alonso-Alvarez C (2018) The fractal dimension of a conspicuous ornament varies with mating status and shows assortative mating in wild red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa). The Science of Nature 105: 45. doi: 10.1007/s00114-018-1565-x
  • Espín, S., Terraube, J., Arroyo, B., Limiñana, R., Vázquez Pumariño, X., Pinilla, A., García, J.T., Mateo, R. & Mougeot, F. 2018. Blood concentrations of p.p-DDE and PCBs in harriers breeding in Spain and Kazakhstan. STOTEN 624: 1287-1297
  • Garcia-Heras, M.S., Arroyo, B., Simmons, R.E., Camarero, P., Mateo, R. & Mougeot, F. 2018. Blood concentrations of PCBs and DDTs in an avian predator endemic to southern Africa: associations with habitat, electrical transformers and diet. Environmental Pollution 232: 440-449
  • Lopez-Antia A, Ortiz-Santaliestra M, Mougeot F, Camarero PR, Mateo R (2018) Brood size is reduced by half in birds feeding on flutriafol-treated seeds below the application rate. Environmental Pollution 243: 418-426. doi: 10.1016/ j.envpol.2018.08.078
  • Luque-Larena, J.J., Mougeot, F., Arroyo, B. & Lambin, X. 2018. “Got rats?” Global environmental costs of thirst for milk include acute biodiversity impacts linked to dairy feed production. Global Change Biology 24: 2752-2754
  • Romairone J, Jimenez J, Luque-Larena JJ, Mougeot F (2018) Spatial capture-recapture design and modelling for the study of small mammals. PLoS One doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198766

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  • Arroyo B, Mougeot F, Bretagnolle V (2017) Individual variation in behavioural responsiveness to humans leads to differences in breeding success and long-term population phenotypic changes. Ecology Letters 20: 317-325. doi: 10.1111/ele.12729
  • Mougeot F, Arroyo B. (2017) Respuestas comportamentales a las actividades humanas e implicaciones para la conservación [Behavioural responses to human activities and implications for conservation]. Ecosistemas 26: 5-12. doi: 10.7818/ECOS.2017.26-3.02
  • Benítez-López A, García JT, Mougeot F, Viñuela J (2017) A multi-scale approach for identifying conservation needs of two threatened sympatric steppe birds. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 63-83. doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1222-7
  • Garcia-Heras MS, Mougeot F, Arroyo B, Avery G, Avery MD, Simmons RE (2017) Is the Black Harrier Circus maurus a specialist predator? Assessing the diet of a threatened raptor species endemic to Southern Africa. Ostrich 88: 1-8. doi: 10.2989/00306525.2016.1257515
  • Garcia-Heras MS, Mougeot F, Simmons RE, Arroyo B (2017). Regional and temporal variations in diet and provisioning rates suggest weather limits prey availability for an endangered avian predator. Ibis 159: 567-579. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12478
  • Garcia-Heras MS, Arroyo B, Simmons RE, Camarero P, Mateo R, Garcia JT, Mougeot F (2017) Pollutants and diet influence circulating carotenoid levels and integument coloration in nestlings of an endangered raptor. Science of the Total Environment 603-604: 299-307. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.048
  • Rodríguez-Pastor R, Escudero R, Vidal D, Mougeot F, Arroyo B, Lambin X, Vila-Coro AM, Rodríguez-Moreno I, Anda P, Luque-Larena JJ (2017) Density-Dependent Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Fluctuating Vole Populations, Northwestern Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases 23: 1377-1379. doi: 10.3201/eid2308.161194
  • Luque-Larena JJ, Mougeot F, Arroyo B, Vidal D, Rodríguez-Pastor R, Escudero R, Anda P, Lambin X (2017) Irruptive mammal host populations shape tularemia epidemiology. PLoS Pathogens 13(11): e1006622. doi: 10.1371/journal. ppat.1006622.

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  • Bertolero A, Rivaes S, Mougeot F, Sánchez I, Andree KB, Ibáñez C (2016) Sexing and aging purple swamphen Porphyrio p. porphyrio from plumage and biometry. Ardeola 63: 261-277
  • Casas F., Arroyo B., Viñuela J., Guzmán J.L., Mougeot F. (2016) Are farm-reared red-legged partridge releases increasing hunting pressure on wild partridge breeding stocks? European Journal of Wildlife Research 62: 79-84
  • Casas F., Benitez-Lopez A., Tarjuelo R., Barja I., Viñuela J., Garcia J.T., Morales M.B., Mougeot F. (2016) Changes in behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels in response to increased human activities during weekends in the pin-tailed sandgrouse. The Science of Nature 103: 11-12
  • Garcia-Heras M.S., Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Amar A., Simmons R.E. (2016) Does timing of breeding matter less where the grass is greener? Seasonal declines in breeding performance differ between regions in an endangered endemic raptor. Nature Conservation 15: 23-45
  • Mougeot F., Lendvai A., Martinez-Padilla J., Perez-Rodriguez L., Giraudeau M., Casas F., Moore I.T., Redpath S. (2016) Parasites and mate attractiveness influence female feather corticosterone levels in a socially monogamous bird. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 70: 277-283
  • Perez-Rodriguez L., García de Blas E., Martinez-Padilla J., Mougeot F., Mateo R. (2016) Carotenoid profile and vitamins in the combs of the red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus: implications for the honesty of a sexual signal. Journal of Ornithology 157: 145-153
  • Rodriguez-Pastor R., Luque-Larena J.J., Lambin X., Mougeot F. (2016) “Living on the edge”: the role of field margins for common vole (Microtus arvalis) populations in recently colonised Mediterranean farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 231: 206-217
  • Vallverdú-Coll N., Mougeot F., Ortiz-Santaliestra M., Rodriguez-Estival J., Lopez-Antia A., Mateo R. (2016) Lead exposure reduces carotenoid-based coloration and constitutive immunity in wild mallards. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35: 1516–1525
  • Vallverdú-Coll N., Mougeot F., Ortiz-Santaliestra M.E., Castaño C, Santiago-Moreno J., Mateo R. (2016) Effects of lead exposure on sperm quality and reproductive success in an avian model. Environmental Science and Technology 50: 12484–12492

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  • Benítez-López A, Casas F, Mougeot F, García JT, Martín CA, Tatin L, Wolff A, Viñuela J (2015) Individual traits and extrinsic factors influence survival of the threatened pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) in Europe. Biological Conservation 187: 192–200
  • Cardador L., Brotons L., Mougeot F., Giralt D., Bota G., Pomarol M., Arroyo B. (2015) Conservation Traps and Long-Term Species Persistence in Human-Dominated Systems Conservation Letters 8: 456 – 462.
  • Cardador L., Cáceres M.D., Giralt D., Bota G., Aquilué N., Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Cantero-Martínez C., Viladomiu L., Rosell J., Casas F., Estrada A., Álvaro-Fuentes J., Brotons L. (2015) Tools for exploring habitat suitability for steppe birds under land use change scenarios. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 200: 119 – 125
  • Casas F., Benítez-López A., García J.T., Martín C.A., Viñuela J., Mougeot F. 2015. Assessing the short-term effects of capture, handling and tagging of sandgrouse. Ibis 157: 115-124
  • Delibes-Mateos, M., Mougeot, F., Arroyo, B. & Lambin, X. (2015) Hunted predators: Charisma confounds. Science 349: 1294.
  • Irvine RJ, Moseley MH, Leckie F., Martinez-Padilla J., Donley Dn, Miller A, Pound M & Mougeot F. 2014. Investigating the loss of recruitment potential in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): the relative importance of hen mortality, food supply, tick infestation and louping-ill. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60: 313-322
  • Jareño, D., Viñuela, J., Luque-Larena, J.J., Arroyo, L., Arroyo, B. & Mougeot, F. (2015) Factors associated with the colonization of agricultural areas by common voles Microtus arvalis in NW Spain. Biol. Invasions. 17: 2315.
  • Limiñana, R., Arroyo, B., Terraube, J., McGrady, M. & Mougeot. F. (2015) Using satellite telemetry and environmental niche modelling to inform conservation targets for a long-distance migratory raptor in its wintering grounds. Oryx. 49: 329-337.
  • Lopez-Antia A, Ortiz-Santaliestra M, Mougeot F, Mateo R (2015) Imidacloprid-treated seed ingestion has lethal effect on adult partridges and reduces both breeding investment and offspring immunity. Environmental Research 136: 97-107.
  • Lopez-Antia A., Ortiz-Santaliestra M.E., Camarero P.R., Mougeot F., Mateo R. (2015) Assessing the Risk of Fipronil-Treated Seed Ingestion and Associated Adverse Effects in the Red-Legged Partridge. Environmental Science and Technology 49: 13649 – 13657
  • Lopez-Antia A., Ortiz-Santaliestra M.E., García-de Blas E., Camarero P.R., Mougeot F., Mateo R. (2015). Adverse effects of thiram-treated seed ingestion on the reproductive performance and the offspring immune function of the red-legged partridge. Environ. Toxicol Chem. 34 (6): 1320-1329
  • Luque-Larena JJ, Mougeot F, Vidal Roig D, Lambin X, Rodríguez-Pastor R, Rodríguez E, Anda P, Escudero R (2015) Tularemia outbreaks and common vole (Microtus arvalis) irruptive population dynamics in North-western Spain, 1997-2014. Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Diseases 15: 568-570.
  • Pérez-Rodríguez L, Romero-Haro AA, Sternalski A, Muriel J, Mougeot F, Gil D, Alonso-Alvarez C (2015) Measuring oxidative stress: the confounding effect of lipid concentration in measures of lipid peroxidation. Physiological & Biochemical Zoology 88: 345-351.
  • Tarjuelo R., Barja I., Morales M.B., Traba J. Bénitez-López A., Casas F., Arroyo B., Delgado M.P., Mougeot, F. (2015) Effects of human activity on physiological and behavioral responses of an endangered steppe bird. Behavioural Ecology, 26: 828-838.
  • Vallverdú-Coll N, Ortiz-Santaliestra M, Mougeot F, Vidal D, Mateo R (2015) Sublethal Pb exposure produces season-dependent effects on immune response, oxidative balance and investment in carotenoid-based coloration in red-legged partridges. Environmental Sciences & Technology 49: 3839–3850.

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    • Cardador, L., de Caceres, M., Bota, G., Giralt, D., Casas, F., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., Cantero, C., Moncunill, J., Butler, S. & Brotons, L. (2014) A Resource-Based Modelling Framework to Assess Habitat Suitability for Steppe Birds in Semiarid Mediterranean Agricultural Systems. PLOS One. 9(3): e92790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.009279


  • rvine RJ, Moseley MH, Leckie F., Martinez-Padilla J., Donley Dn, Miller A, Pound M & Mougeot F. (2014) Investigating the loss of recruitment potential in red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus): the relative importance of hen mortality, food supply, tick infestation and louping-ill. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60: 313-322
  • Jareño, D., Viñuela, J. Luque-Larena, J.J., Arroyo, L. Arroyo, B. & Mougeot, F. (2014) A comparison of methods for estimating common vole (Microtus arvalis) abundance in agricultural habitats. Ecological Indicators 36: 111-119.
  • Lopez-Antia A., Ortiz-Santaliestra M.E., Mougeot F., Mateo R. (2013) Experimental exposure of red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) to seeds coated with imidacloprid, thiram and difenoconazole. Ecotoxicology 22: 125–138
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Ludwig S. & Redpath SM. (2014) Intra-sexual competition alters the relationship between testosterone and ornament expression in a wild territorial bird. Hormones and behavior 65: 435-444
  • Martinez-Padilla, J., Redpath, SM, Zeineddine M., & Mougeot, F. (2014) Insights into population ecology from long-term studies of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 85-88
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Ludwig S. & Redpath SM. (2014) Experimentally elevated levels of testosterone at independence reduce fitness in a territorial bird. Ecology 95(4): 1033-1044.
  • Mougeot, F., Benitez-Lopez, A., Casas, F., Garcia, J.T & Viñuela J. (2014) A temperature based monitoring of nest attendance patterns and disturbance effects during incubation by ground-nesting sandgrouse. Journal of Arid Environments 102: 89-97.

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  • Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Bretagnolle, V. (2013). Characteristics and sexual functions of sky-dancing displays in a semi-colonial raptor, the Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus. Journal of Raptor Research, 47(2):185-196
  • Casas C., Mougeot F., Ferrero E., Sánchez-Barbudo I., Dávila J.A., Viñuela, J. (2013) Phenotypic differences in body size, body condition and circulating carotenoids between hybrid and “pure” red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) in the wild. J Ornithol (2013) 154: 803.
  • Jovani R., Pérez-Rodríguez L., Mougeot F. (2013) Fractal geometry for animal biometrics: a response to Kühl and Burghardt. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(9): 499-500.
  • Luque-Larena J.J., Mougeot F., Viñuela J., Jareño D., Arroyo L., Lambin X., Arroyo B. (2013) Recent large-scale range expansion and eruption of common vole (Microtus arvalis) outbreaks in agricultural plains of NW Spain. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 432-441.
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Mougeot F., García J.T., Arroyo B., Bortolotti, G.R. (2013) Feather corticosterone levels and carotenoid-based coloration in common buzzard (Buteo buteo) nestlings. Journal Raptor Res. 47: 161-173
  • Mougeot F., Gerrard J., Dzus, E., Arroyo B., Gerrard P.N., Dzus C., Bortolotti G. 2013. Population trends and productivity of Bald Eagles at Besnard Lake, Saskatchewan 1968-2010: density-dependent and climate effects. Journal of Raptor Research 47:96-107.
  • Paz, A., Jareño, D., Arroyo, L., Viñuela, J., Arroyo, B.E., Mougeot, F., Luque, J.J. and Fargallo, J.A. 2013. Avian predators as a biological control system of common vole (Microtus arvalis) populations in NW Spain: experimental set-up and preliminary results. Pest Management Science 69: 444–450.
  • Pérez-Rodríguez L., Jovani R., Mougeot F. (2013) Fractal geometry of a complex plumage trait reveals bird’s quality. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280: 20122783
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Bretagnolle, V. (2012) Phenotypic variation in nestlings of a bird of prey under contrasting breeding and diet conditions. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107: 799-812.
  • Wenzel M.A., Webster L.M.I., Peterson S., Mougeot F., Martínez-Padilla J., Piertney S.B. (2013) A transcriptomic investigation of handicap models in sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(2): 221-234

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  • Alonso-Alvarez C., Pérez-Rodriguez L., Ferrero M.E., García de Blas E., Casas F., Mougeot F. (2012) Adjustment of female reproductive investment according to male carotenoid-based ornamentation in a gallinaceous bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63: 731.
  • Casas, F., Mougeot F., Sánchez-Barbudo, I, Dávila J.A., Viñuela, J. (2012) Fitness consequences of anthropogenic hybridization in wild red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa, Phasianidae) populations. Biological Invasions 14: 295–305.
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Vergara P., Mougeot F., Redpath S.M. (2012) Parasitized mates increase infection risk for partners. Americans Naturalist 179(6): 811-820.
  • Mougeot F., Galvan I., Alonso-Alvarez, C. (2012) Contrasted effects of an oxidative challenge and a-melanocyte stimulating hormone on cellular immune responsiveness: an experiment with red-legged partridges Alectoris rufa Oecologia 169: 385-394
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Bretagnolle V. (2012) Adaptive significance of permanent female mimicry in a bird of prey. Biology Letters 8: 167-17 2012
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Bretagnolle V. (2012) Carotenoid limitation and allocation priorities in asynchronous raptor nestlings. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 13-24
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Bretagnolle, V. (2012) Phenotypic variation in nestlings of a bird of prey under contrasting breeding and diet conditions. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107: 799-812.
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Perez-Rodriguez L., Bretagnolle V. (2012) Carotenoid-based coloration, condition, and immune responsiveness in the nestlings of a sexually dimorphic bird of prey. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85(4): 364-375
  • Terraube J., Mougeot F., Cornulier T., Verma A., Gavrilov A., Arroyo, B. (2012) Broad wintering range and intercontinental migratory divide within a core population of the near-threatened pallid harrier. Diversity and Distributions 18: 401-409.
  • Terraube, J., Mougeot, F, Bragin, A., Bragin, E. & Arroyo, B. (2012) Ecological factors influencing the breeding distribution and success of a nomadic specialist predator. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 1835-1852
  • Vergara P., Martinez-Padilla J., Mougeot F., Leckie F., Redpath S. (2012) Environmental heterogeneity influences the reliability of secondary sexual traits as condition indicators Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 20-28
  • Vergara P., Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Leckie F., Redpath S.M. (2012) The condition-dependence of a secondary sexual trait is stronger under high parasite infection level. Behavioral Ecology 23: 502-511
  • Vergara P., Redpath S.M., Martinez-Padilla J. (2012) Environmental conditions influence red grouse ornamentation at a population level. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107(4): 788-798.
  • Barker F.K., et al., Mougeot F., et al. (2011) Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 June 2011–31 July 2011. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1124-1126
  • Benítez-López A., Mougeot F., Martín C.A., Casas F., Calero-Riestra M., García J.T., Viñuela J. (2011) An improved night-lighting technique for the selective capture of sandgrouses and other steppe birds. European Journal of Wildlife Research 57: 389-393
  • Garcia J.T., Alda F., Terraube J., Mougeot F., Sternalski A., Bretagnolle V., Arroyo B. (2011) The genetic effects of Holocene climatic change on steppe-associated fauna: demographic history, genetic structure and gene flow of in a raptor species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 333.
  • Jovani R., Blas J., Navarro C., Mougeot F. (2011) Feather growth bands and photoperiod Journal of Avian Biology 41: 1-5.
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Vergara P., Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Casas F., Luwing S.C., Haines JA., Zeineddine M., Redpath S.M. (2011) Condition- and parasite-dependent expression of a male-like trait in a female bird. Biology Letters 7: 364-367
  • Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Bortolotti G.R. (2011) The effects of preen oils and soiling on the UV-visible coloration of carotenoid-pigmented feathers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1425-1435.
  • Terraube J., Arroyo B., Madders M., Mougeot F. (2011) Diet specialisation and foraging efficiency under fluctuating food abundance in sympatric avian predators. Oikos 120: 234–244
  • Vergara P., Martinez-Padilla J., Redpath S., Mougeot F. (2011) The ornament-condition relationship varies with parasite abundance at population level in a female bird. Naturwissenchaften 98: 897-90.
  • Webster L.M.I., Mello M., Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Paterson S., Piertney S.B. (2011) Identification of genes responding to nematode infection in red grouse. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 305–313.
  • Webster LMI., Paterson S., Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Pierteny SB. (2011) Transcriptomic response of red grouse to gastro-intestinal nematode parasites and testosterone: implications for population dynamics. Molecular Ecology 20: 920–931.
  • Casas F., Mougeot F., Vinuela J. (2010) Occurrence of common quail Coturnix coturnix eggs in red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa nests. Bird Study 57: 560-562
  • Martin C., Casas F., Mougeot F., Garcia J.T., Vinuela J. (2010) Positive interactions between vulnerable species in agrarian pseudo-steppes: habitat use by pin-tailed sandgrouse depends on its association with little bustard. Animal Conservation 13: 383-389.
  • Martin C., Casas F., Mougeot F., Garcia J.T., Vinuela J. (2010) Seasonal variations in habitat preferences of the pin-tailed sandgrouse in agrarian pseudo-steppes. Ardeola 57: 191-198.
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Mougeot F., Webster L., Perez-Rodriguez L., Piertney S.B. (2010) Testing the interactive effects of testosterone and parasites on carotenoid-based ornamentation in a wild bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 902-913.
  • Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Blount J.D., Perez-Rodriguez L., Webster L.M.I., Piertney S.B (2010) Oxidative stress and the effect of parasites on a bird carotenoid-based ornament. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 400-407.
  • Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Bortolotti G., Webster L., Piertney S. (2010) Physiological stress links parasites to carotenoid-based color signals Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 643-650.
  • Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Alonso-Alvarez C. (2010) Carotenoid-based coloration predicts resistance to oxidative stress during immune response. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1685-1690
  • Sternalski A., Mougeot F., Eraud C., Gangloff B., Villers A., Bretagnolle V. (2010) Carotenoids in nestling Montagu´s harrier: variations according to age, sex, condition and evidence for diet-related limitations. Journal of Comparative Physiology -B 180: 33-43
  • Terraube J., Arroyo B.E., Mougeot F., Katzner T., Bragin, E. (2010) Breeding biology of the Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus) in north-central Kazakhstan. Journal of Ornithology 151:713-722.
  • Bortolotti G.R., Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Webster L., Piertney S.B. (2009) Physiological stress mediates the honesty of social signals. PLoS ONE 4(3):e4983.
  • Casas F., Mougeot F., Vinuela J. (2009) Double nesting behaviour and differences between sexes in breeding success in wild Red-legged Partridges Alectoris rufa. Ibis 151: 743-751.
  • Casas F., Mougeot F., Vinuela J., Bretagnolle V. (2009) Effects of hunting on the behaviour and spatial distribution of farmland birds: importance of hunting-free refuges in agricultural areas. Animal Conservation, 12: 346-354.
  • Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Webster L.M.I., Blount J.D., Perez-Rodriguez L., Piertney S.B., (2009) Honest sexual signaling mediated by parasite and testosterone effects on oxidative balance. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 276: 1096-1100
  • Mougeot F., Pérez-Rodríguez L., Sumozas N., Terraube J. (2009) Parasites, condition, immune responsiveness and carotenoid-based ornamentation in male red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 67-74.
  • Terraube J., Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Madders M., Watson J., Bragin E.A. (2009) Breeding biology of the Pallid harrier Circus macrourus in North-Central Kazakhstan: implications for the conservation of a Near-Threatened species. Oryx 42: 1-9. F.
  • Bretagnolle V., Mougeot F., Thibault J.C. (2008) Density dependence in a recovering osprey population: demographic and behavioural processes. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 998-1007.
  • Mougeot F. (2008) Ornamental comb colour predicts cell-mediated immunity in male red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Naturwissenschaften 95: 125-132
  • Mougeot F., Moseley M., Leckie F., Martinez-Padilla J., Miller A., Pounds M., Irvine R.J. (2008) Reducing tick burdens on chicks by treating breeding hen grouse with permethrin. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:468-472.
  • Perez-Rodriguez L., Mougeot F., Alonso-Alvarez C., Blas J., Viñuela J., Bortolotti G.R. (2008) Cell-mediated immune activation rapidely decreases plasma carotenoid levels. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2155-2161.
  • Piertney S.B., Lambin X., McColl A., Lock K., Bacon P., Dallas J., Leckie F, Mougeot F., Racey P., Redpath S.M., Moss R. (2008) Changes in kin structure and aggressiveness as a mechanism driving unstable population dynamics in a territorial bird. Molecular Ecology 17, 2544-2551.
  • Evans S., Mougeot F., Redpath S.M., Leckie F. (2007) Alternative methods for estimating density in an upland gamebird, the red grouse. Wildlife Biology 13 (2): 130-139.
  • Martinez-Padilla J., Mougeot F., Perez-Rodriguez L., Bortolotti G.R. (2007) Nematode parasites reduce carotenoid-based signalling in male red grouse. Biology Letters 3: 161-164.
  • Moseley M.H., Marion P., Nettleton P., Dukes J., Irvine J., Mougeot F. (2007) Use of real time RT-PCR to determine the prevalence of louping-ill virus prevalence in live red grouse chicks. Veterinary Record 161: 660-661.
  • Mougeot F., Martinez-Padilla J., Perez-Rodriguez L., Bortolotti G.R. (2007) Carotenoid-based coloration and ultraviolet reflectance of the sexual ornaments of grouse. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 741-751.
  • Mougeot F., Perez-Rodriguez L., Martinez-Padilla J., Redpath S., Leckie F. (2007) Parasites, testosterone and honest carotenoid-based signaling of health. Functional Ecology 21: 886-898.
  • Mougeot F & Arroyo BE (2006). Ultraviolet reflectance by the cere of raptors. Biology Letters 2: 173-176.
  • Redpath S, Mougeot F, Leckie F & Evans S (2006). The effects of autumn testosterone on survival and productivity in red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Animal Behaviour 71: 1297-1305.
  • Mougeot F & Bretagnolle V (2006). Breeding biology of the red kite Milvus milvus in Corsica. Ibis 148: 436-448.
  • Redpath SM, Mougeot F, Leckie F, Elston DA & Hudson PJ (2006). Testing the role of parasites in the cyclic population declines of a gamebird. Ecology Letters 9: 410-418.
  • Mougeot F, Arroyo BE & Bretagnolle V (2006). Paternity assurance responses to first-year and adult male territorial intrusions in a courtship feeding raptor. Animal Behaviour 71: 101-108.
  • Mougeot F, Redpath SM & Piertney SB (2006). Elevated spring testosterone increases parasite intensity in male red grouse. Behavioral Ecology 17: 127-135.
  • Seivwright L, Redpath SM, Mougeot F, Leckie F & Hudson PJ (2005). Interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms in a cyclic species: testosterone increases parasite infection in red grouse. Proceedings of the Royal Society-Biological Sciences 172: 2299-2304.
  • Mougeot F, Redpath SM, Piertney S & Hudson PJ (2005). Separating behavioral and physiological mechanisms in testosterone mediated trade-offs. American Naturalist 166: 158-168.
  • Mougeot F, Evans S & Redpath SM (2005). Interactions between population processes in a cyclic species: parasites reduce autumn territorial behaviour in red grouse. Oecologia 144: 289-298.
  • Mougeot F, Redpath SM & Leckie F (2005). Ultra-violet reflectance of male and female red grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus, sexual ornaments reflects nematode parasite intensity. Journal of Avian Biology 36: 203-209.
  • Mougeot F, Piertney S, Leckie F, Evans S, Moss R, Redpath SM & Hudson PJ. (2005). Experimentally increased aggressiveness reduces population kin structure and subsequent recruitment in red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 488-497.
  • Mougeot F, Dawson A, Redpath SM & Leckie F (2005). Testosterone and autumn territorial behaviour in male red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Hormones & Behavior 47: 576-584.
  • Mougeot F & Redpath SM (2004). Sexual ornamentation relates to immune function in male red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Journal of Avian Biology 35: 425-433.
  • Mougeot F, Irvine J, Seivwright L, Redpath SM & Piertney S (2004). Testosterone, immunocompetence and honest sexual signalling in male red grouse. Behavioral Ecology 15: 630-637.
  • Mougeot F (2004). Breeding density, cuckoldry risk and copulation frequency during the fertile period in diurnal raptors: a comparative analysis. Animal Behaviour 67: 1067-1076.
  • Seivwright L J, Redpath SM, Mougeot F, Watt L & Hudson PJ (2004). Faecal egg counts are reliable to measure Trichostrongylus tenuis burdens in free-living red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Journal of Helminthology 78: 69-76.
  • Matthiopoulos J, Moss R, Mougeot F, Lambin X & Redpath SM (2003). Territorial behaviour and population dynamics in the red grouse. II- Population models. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 1083-1096.
  • Mougeot F, Redpath SM, Hudson PJ, Moss R & Matthiopoulos J (2003). Territorial behaviour and population dynamics in the red grouse. I- Population experiments. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 1073-1082.
  • Mougeot F, Redpath SM, Leckie F & Hudson PJ (2003). The effect of aggressiveness on the population dynamics of a territorial bird. Nature 421: 737-739.
  • Mougeot F, Thibault JC & Bretagnolle V (2002). Effects of territorial intrusions, courtship feedings and mate fidelity on the copulation behaviour of the osprey. Animal Behaviour 64: 759-769.
  • Arroyo BE, Mougeot F & Bretagnolle V (2001). Colonial breeding and nest defence in Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 50: 109-115.
  • Mougeot F, Arroyo BE & Bretagnolle V (2001). Decoy presentations as a means to manipulate the risk of extra-pair copulation: an experimental study in a semi-colonial raptor, the Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus. Behavioral Ecology 12: 1-7.
  • Mougeot F & Bretagnolle V (2000). Predation as a cost of sexual communication in nocturnal seabirds: an experimental approach using acoustic signals. Animal Behaviour 60: 647-656.
  • Mougeot F (2000). Territorial intrusions and copulation patterns in red kites, Milvus milvus, in relation to breeding density. Animal Behaviour 59: 633-642.
  • Mougeot F & Bretagnolle V (2000). Predation risk and moonlight avoidance behaviour in nocturnal seabirds. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 376-386.
  • Bretagnolle V, Attié C & Mougeot F (2000). The Audubon’s Shearwater on Réunion Island, Indian Ocean: behaviour, habitat, census, distribution and breeding biology. Ibis 142: 399-412.
  • Bretagnolle V, Genevois F & Mougeot F (1998). Intra- and inter-sexual functions in the call of a non passerine bird. Behaviour 135: 1161-1184.
  • Mougeot F, Genevois F & Bretagnolle V (1998). Predation on burrowing petrels by the brown skua (Catharacta skua lönnbergi) at Mayes Island, Kerguelen. Journal of Zoology 244: 429-438.

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Some recent media coverage of publications

  • Pérez-Rodríguez L., Martínez-Padilla J. & Mougeot F. 2013. Carotenoid-Based Ornaments as Signals of Health Status in Birds: Evidences from Two Galliform Species, the Red-Legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) and the Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). Pp 173-198. Chapter 9, in: Carotenoids: Food Sources, Production and Health Benefits, Ed. by M. Yamaguchi. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York.
  • Casas, F., Arroyo, B., Mougeot, F., & Viñuela, J. 2014. Claves para una gestión agraria enfocada a la conservación de la perdiz roja. En: Pérez, J.A. y Sánchez.García, C. (eds) Seminario Nacional de Perdices I, León 13-15 de mayo de 2011. Libro de Resúmenes. pp. 82-94.
  • Cardador L., Bota G., Giralt D., Casas F., Arroyo B., Cantero C., Mougeot F., Viladomiu L., Moncunill J., Brotons L. 2012. Aves amenazadas y agricultura: nuevas aproximaciones en las estrategias de conservación. Lynchos 9:
  • Mougeot F., García J.T., Viñuela J. 2011. Breeding biology, behaviour, diet and conservation of the Red Kite (Milvus milvus), with particular emphasis on Mediterranean populations. In: Zuberogoitia, I. y Martínez, J.E. (Eds). Ecology and conservation of European dwelling forest raptors and owls. Pp. 190-204. Editorial Diputación Foral de Vizcaya. Bilbao.
Brotons L., Bota G., Giralt D., Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Cantero C., Viladomiu L., 2010. “A step forward”. Economically viable farming and conservation of threatened bird species. Lynchos 3: 29-33.
  • Viñuela J., Luque-Larena J.J., Fargallo J.A., Olea P., Paz F., Mougeot F. 2010. Conflictos entre la agricultura y la conservación de la biodiversidad. Las plagas de topillos en Castilla y León. En: Fundación de Estudios Rurales, Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (Eds.,) Agricultura Familiar en España. Pp:
  • Terraube J., Mougeot F., Arroyo B., Bragi E. 2010. Naurzum, una reserva excepcional para las rapaces. Aves y Naturaleza 2: 26-32.
  • Arroyo B., Pinilla A., Mougeot F., Cristal F., Guerrero A. 2009. Estudio de la ecología poblacional del aguilucho cenizo Circus pygargus en Extremadura. Servicio de Conservación de la Naturaleza y Espacios Naturales Protegidos, Junta de Extremadura pp 1-52.
  • Terraube J., Arroyo B., Mougeot F., Madders M., Bragin E. 2009. Interacciones entre estrategias de reproducción y trófica en dos especies de rapaces simpátricas: los aguiluchos papialbo (Circus macrourus) y cenizo (Circus pygargus) en el norte de Kazajstán. En: Alarcos et al. (Coord.). Conservación y situación poblacional de los Aguiluchos en Eurasia. Pp. 81-89. Ed. Dirección General del Medio Natural. Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente. Junta de Extremadura. Badajoz.
  • Arroyo B, Pinilla A, Mougeot F, Crystal F, Guerrero A., Palacios M.J. 2009. Selección de hábitat y zonas de caza del aguilucho cenizo en Extremadura: implicaciones para la conservación. En: Alarcos et al. (Coord.). Conservación y situación poblacional de los Aguiluchos en Eurasia. Pp. 51-59. Ed. Dirección General del Medio Natural. Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente. Junta de Extremadura. Badajoz
  • Mougeot F., Arroyo, B. 2009. Ecología comportamental del aguilucho cenizo: colonialismo y comportamiento social. En: Alarcos et al. (Coord.). Conservación y situación poblacional de los Aguiluchos en Eurasia. Pp. 61-70. Ed. Dirección General del Medio Natural. Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente. Junta de Extremadura. Badajoz.
  • Casas F., Viñuela J, Mougeot F. 2008. Biología reproductiva de la perdiz roja en el campo de Calatrava Miguelturra en red 8: 94-103
  • Mougeot F., Redpath S.M. (2007) Testosterone and parasite-mediated sexual selection in a tetraonid bird. In: Testosterone Research Trends, LI. Ardis, Ed. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers. Pp. 241-255.

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