Post Doctorant
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

CRIOBE - Perpignan
Bâtiment R
58 Avenue Paul Alduy
66860 Perpignan


Domaines de Recherche:

  • Wild quantitative genetics
  • Population genomics
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Movement ecology
  • Adaptation to global changes

Sélection de Publications

  • Gervais, L., Hewison, A. J., Morellet, N., Bernard, M., Merlet, J., Cargnelutti, B., ... & Quéméré, E. (2020). Pedigree‐free quantitative genetic approach provides evidence for heritability of movement tactics in wild roe deer. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33(5), 595-607.
  • Gervais, L., Perrier, C., Bernard, M., Merlet, J., Pemberton, J. M., Pujol, B., & Quéméré, E. (2019). RAD‐sequencing for estimating genomic relatedness matrix‐based heritability in the wild: A case study in roe deer. Molecular ecology resources, 19(5), 1205-1217.


I am a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist interested in the ability of wild populations to adapt to their environment. I use an integrative approach combining quantitative genetics and populations genomics with spatial ecology, to study mechanisms underlying phenotypic variations.

I have recently obtained my PhD where I have been interested in assessing evolutionary potential in a wild roe deer population without access to a multigenerational pedigree. If you are interested in how spatial ecology and genomic can expand the study of the evolutionary potential to new organisms and new fitness-related traits, you can find my PhD viva online here

Currently, I am a postdoctoral research in the team of ERC ANGI project based at the University of Perpignan in France. The project seeks to evaluate the adaptive significance of non-genetic inheritance in wild populations of snapdragons.