Jean-charles Bouvier

Jean-charles Bouvier

Ingénieur d’étude


INRAE - Unité Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles (UR1115)
Domaine St-Paul - Site Agroparc

CS 40509
84914 Avignon Cedex 9
Tél : + 33 4 32 72 26 76
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Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’Etat, spécialité agriculture, Ecole National Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM).

    • Current :

My activities are mainly related to orchard birds and comprise two complementary research approaches:

(i) The caracterisation of the impacts of farmer practices, landscape and climate change on birds ; (ii) The study of the role of bird biodiversity for the control of codling moth, a major insect pest in pomefruit orchards.

    • Past :

Detection of insecticide resistance in codling moth: identification of enzymatic resistance mechanisms, development of biochemical and biological resistance tests, and analyses of their genetic determinisms.


Bouvier JC, Lavigne C, Boivin T, Gaspari C, Warlop F, Ronzon J. 2022. L’agroforesterie en vergers-maraîchers est favorable aux oiseaux. Réussir Fruits & Légumes 433 : 44-45. 

Vriend SJG, Grotan V, Gamelon M, Adriaensen F, Ahola MP, Alvarez E, Bailey L, Barba E, Bouvier JC, et al. 2022. Temperature synchronizes temporal variation in laying dates across European hole-nesting passerines. Ecology: DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3908

Bouvier JC, Delattre T, Boivin T, Musseau R, Thomas C, Lavigne C. 2022. Great tits nesting in apple orchards preferentially forage in organic but not conventional orchards an in hedgerow. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 337: 108074. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2022.108074

Bailey LD, van de Pol M, Adriaensen F, Arct A, Barba E, Bellamy PE, Bonamour S, Bouvier JC et al. 2022. Bird populations most exposed to climate change are less sensitive to climatic variation. Nature Communications 13: 2112. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-022-29635-4

Bouvier JC, Boivin T, Lavigne C. 2022. Single-row exclusion nets: an alternative pest control method with no detectable impact on breeding bird assemblages in orchards bordered by hedgerows. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 42: 23. DOI: 10.1007/s13593-021-00743-7

Bouvier JC, Lavigne C, Thomas C, Musseau R, Poss B, Delattre T. 2020. Les mésanges se nourrissent-elles dans les vergers ? Phytoma 738 : 51-55.

Bouvier JC, Boivin T, Lavigne C. 2020. Conservation value of pome fruit orchards for overwintering birds in Southeastern France. Biodiversity & Conservation 29: 3169-3189. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-020-02016-3

MøllerAP, Balbontín J, Dhondt AA, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Bańbura J, Barba E, Biard C, J Blonde, Bouvier JC et al. 2020. Interaction of climate change with effects of conspecific and heterospecific density on reproduction. Oikos 129:  1807-1819 DOI: 10.1111/oik.07305.

Bouvier JC, Boivin T, Lavigne C, Severac G. 2019. Impact des filets Alt’Carpo sur l’avifaune au printemps. Phytoma 720 : 24-27.

Ricci B, Lavigne C, Alignier A, Aviron S, Biju-Duval L, Bouvier JC, Choisis JC, Franck P, Joannon A, Ladet S, Mezerette S, Plantegenest M, Savary G, Thomas C, Vialatte A, Petit S. 2019. Local pesticide use intensity conditions landscape effects on biological pest control. Proc. R. Soc. 286: 20182898. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2898

Génard M, Bouvier JC, Delattre T, Lavigne C, Lescourret F, Toubon J F, Boivin T. 2017. How many insects can a great tit population prey on in apple organic orchards? A modelling bioenergetics study. Acta Horticulturae 1160: 301-306. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1160.43

Bouvier JC, Boivin T, Lavigne C. 2016. Les vergers comme habitat pour les oiseaux en hiver. Phytoma 693 : 51-55.

Bouvier JC, Toubon JF. 2016. Quelques règles pour optimiser ses nichoirs. L’Arboriculture Fruitière 705 : 24-26.

Bouvier JC, Boivin T, Charmantier A, Lambrechts M, Lavigne C. 2016. More daughters in a less favourable world: Breeding in intensively-managed orchards affects tertiary sex-ratio in the great tit. Basic & Applied Ecology 17: 638-647. DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2016.07.003

Vaugoyeau M, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Banbura J, Barba E, Biard C, Blondel J, Bouslama Z, Bouvier JC et al. 2016. Interspecific variation in the relationship between clutch size, laying date and intensity of urbanization in four species of hole-nesting birds. Ecology & Evolution 6: 5907-5920. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2335

Lefebvre M, Franck P, Toubon JF, Bouvier JC, Lavigne C. 2016. The impact of landscape composition on the occurrence of a canopy dwelling spider depends on orchard management. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 215: 20-29.

Moller AP, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Banbura J, Barba E, Biard C, Blondel J, Bouslama Z, Bouvier JC et al. 2014. Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology & Evolution 4: 3583-3595.

Bouvier JC, Muller I, Genard M, Lescourret F, Lavigne C. 2014. Nest-site and landscape characteristics affect the distribution of breeding pairs of European Rollers Coracias garullus in an agricultural area of southeastern France Acta Ornithologica 49: 23-32.

Moller AP, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Banbura J, Barba E, Biard C, Blondel J, Bouslama Z, Bouvier JC et al. Clutch-size variation in Western Palaearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 5: 353-362.

Maalouly M, Franck P, Bouvier JC, Toubon JF, Lavigne C. 2013. Codling moth parasitism is affected by semi-natural habitats and agricultural practices at orchard and landscape levels. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 169: 33-42. 

Roy L, Bouvier JC, Lavigne C, Galès M, Buronfosse T. 2013. Impact of pest control strategies on the arthropodofauna living in bird nests built in nestboxes in pear and apple orchards. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 458-465.

Boreau de Roincé C, Lavigne C, Ricard JM, Franck P, Bouvier JC, Garcin A, Symondson WOC. 2012. Predation by generalist predators on the codling moth vs. A closely related emerging pest teh oriental fruit moth: a molecular analysis. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 14: 260-269.

Bouvier JC, Sentenac G, Lavigne C. 2012. L’avifaune du vignoble en Côte-d’Or : Impacts des systèmes de protection phytosanitaires et de l’environnement proches des parcelles. Phytoma 652 : 34-37.

Ricci B, Franck P, Bouvier JC, Casado D, Lavigne C. 2011. Effects of hedgerow characteristics on intra-orchard distribution of larval codling moth. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 140: 395-400.

Bouvier JC, Ricci B, Agerberg J, Lavigne C. 2011. Apple orchard pest control strategies affect bird communities in southeastern France. Environ Toxicol Chem 30: 212-219.

Lambrechts M, Adriansen F, Ardia DR, Artemyev AV, Atienzar F, Banbura J, Barba E, Bouvier JC et al. 2010. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45: 1-26.

Simon S, Bouvier JC, Debras JF, Sauphanor B. 2010. Biodiversity and pest management in orchard systems. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 30: 139-152.

Ricci B, Franck P, Toubon JF, Bouvier JC, Sauphanor B, Lavigne C. 2009. The influence of landscape on insect pest dynamics: a case study in southeastern France. Landscape Ecol 24: 337-349.

Bouvier JC, Toubon JF, Boivin T & Sauphanor B. 2005. Effects of apple orchard management strategies on the great tit (Parus major) in southeastern France. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 2846-2852.

Brun-Barale A, Bouvier JC, Pauron D, Bergé JB & Sauphanor B. 2005. Involvement of a sodium channel in pyrethroid resistance in Cydia pomonella L., and development of a diagnostic test. Pest Management Science 61: 549-554.

Boivin T., Bouvier J.C., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2004. Variability in diapause propensity within populations of a temperate insect species: interactions between insecticide resistance genes and photoperiodism. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 341-351.

Boivin T., Bouvier J.C., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2003. Phenological segregation of insecticide resistance alleles in the codling moth Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): a case study of ecological divergences associated with adaptive changes in populations. Genet. Res. 81: 169-177.

Boivin T., Bouvier J.C., Chadoeuf J., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2003. Constraints on adaptive mutations in the codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.): measuring fitness trade-offs and natural

Bouvier J.C., Sauphanor B. & Toubon J.F. 2002. La reproduction des oiseaux insectivores : un marqueur de l’impact environnemental des stratégies phytosanitaires en vergers de pommiers. L’arboriculture fruitière 560 : 51-56.

Bouvier J.C., Boivin T., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2002. Age-dependent response to insecticides and enzymatic variation in susceptible and resistant codling moth larvae. Arch. Ins. Biochem. Physiol. 51: 55-66.

Bouvier J.C., Buès R., Boivin T., Boudinhon L., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2001. Deltamethrin resistance in codling moth: inheritance and number of genes involved. Heredity 87: 456-462.

Bouvier J.C., Cuany A., Monier C., Brosse V. & Sauphanor B. 1998. Enzymatic diagnostic of resistance to deltamethrin in diapausing larvae of Cydia pomonella (L.). Arch. Ins. Biochem. Physiol. 39: 55-64.

Bouvier J.C., Brosse V. & Sauphanor B. 1995. La résistance du carpocapse. L’arboriculture Fruitière 479 : 21-23.

Date de modification : 22 juin 2023 | Date de création : 16 juin 2010 | Rédaction : Jean-charles Bouvier