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Details of Dr. Jean-Pierre FERAL   


Gender male
Job title Emeritus Director of Research
Department IMBE-Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie marine et continentale
Aix-Marseille Université - Institut Pytheas (
Station Marine d'Endoume, Chemin de la Batterie des Lions Marseille 13007
Aix-Marseille Université - Institut Pytheas Station Marine d'Endoume, Chemin de la Batterie des Lions
Tel +33 4 9104 1614
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Website http://www.imbe.fr, http://www.cigesmed.eu, http://www.proteker.net
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Degree Doctorat Es Sciences
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Region 2, 3, 36, 85
Skills/Expertise marine biodiversity; ecology; evolution biology; indicators
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Jean-Pierre FERAL)

Rombouts, I., Beaugrand, G., Fizzala, X., Gaill, F., Greenstreet, S.P.R., Lamare, S., Le Loc?h, F., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mialet, B., Niquil, N., Percelay, J., Renaud, F., Rossberg, A.G., Féral, J.P. 2013 Food web indicators under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: from complexity to simplicity? Ecological Indicators 29:246-254
Penant, G.; Aurelle, D.; Féral, J.P., Chenuil A. 2013 Planktonic larvae do not ensure gene flow in the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 480: 155-170
David B., Koubbi P., Féral JP. 2012 Changement global et biodiversité: Biogéographie, structuration spatiale et temporelle. Prospectives Recherches Polaires, pp. 13-23, Publisher: CNRS-INEE
Tarnowska K, Krakau M, Jacobsen S, Wo?owicz M, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2012 Comparative phylogeography of two sister species of cardiid bivalve: strong influence of habitat, life history and post-glacial history. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 107: 150-158.
Diaz, A., Féral, J.P., David, B., Saucède, T., Poulin, E. [2011] Evolutionary pathways among shallow and deep sea echinoids of the genus Sterechinus in the Southern Ocean.. Deep Sea Res. part II 58 (1-2) SI:205-211
Mokhtar-jamaï, K., Pascual, M., Ledoux, J.B., Coma, R., Féral, J.P., Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D. (2011_accepted) From global to local genetic structuring in the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata: the interplay between oceanographic conditions and limited larval dispersal. Molecular Ecology
Féral, J.P., Poulin, E., [2011] Kerguelen Isalnds: a living laboratory to understand the benthic biodiversity of the Antarctic.. In G. Duhamel & D. Welsford [eds] The Kerguelen Plateau, Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries, 151-156, SFI
Féral J.P., Koubbi K., Lecointre G., Toullec J.Y. (2011) Une biodiversité marine, riche jusqu?aux profondeurs abyssales, In M. Raccurt et R. Chenorkian [Eds] Mondes polaires, hommes et biodiversités, des défis pour la science, pp. 70-85, Le Cherche Midi, Paris
Aurelle, D., Ledoux, J.B., Mokhtar-jamaï, K., Rocher, C., Chenuil, A., Féral, J.P. [2011] Phylogeography of the red coral (Corallium rubrum): inferences on the evolutionary history of a temperate gorgonian. Genetica 139 (7): 855-869
Féral, J.P., Poulin, E. 2011 Kerguelen Islands: a living laboratory to understand the benthic biodiversity of the Antarctic. In G. Duhamel & D. Welsford [Eds]. The Kerguelen Plateau, Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries, 151-156, SFI
Egea, E., Mérigot, B., Mahébézac, C., Féral, J.P., Chenuil, A., [2011] Differential reproductive timing in Echinocardium spp.: the first Mediterranean survey allows inter-oceanic and inter-specific comparisons.. C.R. Biologies 334 (1):13-23
Féral, J.P. 2011 Le système climatique-: 9. La vie sur Terre. In: C. Jeandel & R. Mosseri [Eds], Le climat à découvert, Outils et méthodes en recherche climatique, pp. 37-39. CNRS Editions: Paris
Féral, J.P., Tatoni, T. 2011 Observations et indicateurs climatiques: 9. Érosion de la biodiversité. In: C. Jeandel & R. Mosseri [Eds], Le climat à découvert, Outils et méthodes en recherche climatique, pp. 110-112. CNRS Editions: Paris
Dettai, A; Adamowizc, S; Allcock, A. L , Arango, C; Barratt, I ; Chenuil A, Couloux, A; Cruaud, C;David, B; Denis, F; Denys, G; Díaz A, Eleaume, M; Féral J-P; Froger, A; Gallut, C; Grant, R; Held, C; Hemery, L; Hosie, G; Lecointre, G; Linse, K ; Lozouet, P; Mah, C; Monniot, F; Norman, M D.;Ozouf-Costaz, C; Piedallu, C; Pierrat B, Poulin E; Puillandre, N; Riddle, M; Samadi, S ; Saucède T; Smith, P J; Stevens, Darren W.; Steinke, D; Strugnell, J M. ; Tarnowska, K., Wadley, V; Ameziane, N. 2011 Barcoding and molecular systematics of the benthic and demersal organisms of CEA- MARC [Collaborative East-Antarctic MARine Census] Polar Science 5 : 298-312
Ledoux, J.B., Tarnowska, K., Gérard, K., Lhuillier, E., Jacquemin, B., Weydman, A., Feral, J.P., Chenuil, A. (2011_in press) File-Scale spatial genetic structure in the brooding sea urchin Abatus Cordatus suggests vulnerability of the Southern ocean marine invertebrates facing global change.Ledoux,J.B.,Tarnowska,K.,Gérard,K. Polar Biology
Tarnowska, K., Chenuil, A., Nikula, R., Feral, J.P., Wolowicz, M., [2010] Complex genetic population structure of bivalve (Cerastoderma glaucum) living in highly fragmented lagoon habitat. Mar. Ecol.-Prog. Ser. 406: 173?184
Féral, J.P., [2010] The scientific diving challenge in Europe. Intn. J. Soc. Underwater Technol. 29 (3):1-2
Ledoux, J.B., Garrabou, J., Bianchimani, O., Drap, P., Féral, J.P., Aurelle, D., [2010] Fine-scale genetic structure and inferences on population biology in the threatened Mediterranean red coral, Corallium rubrum. Mol. Ecol. 19: 4204-4216
Chenuil, A., Egea, E., Rocher, C., Féral, J.P., [2010] Comparing substitution rates in spatangoid sea urchins with putatively different effective sizes, and other echinoderm datasets.. In: Echinoderms: Durham, Harris et al. (eds) : 159-161, Taylor & Francis Group, London
Ledoux, J.B., Mokhtar-jamai, K., Roby, C., Feral, J.P., Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D., [2010] Genetic survey of shallow populations of the Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758)): new insights into evolutionary processes shaping current nuclear diversity and implications fo. Molecular Ecology 19: 675-690
Boissin, E., Chenuil, A., Féral, J.P., [2010] Species os the complex Amphipholis squamata (Ophiuroidae) from Marseilles. In: Echinoderms: Durham, Harris et al. (eds) : 135-138, Taylor & Francis Group, London
Mokhtar-jamai, K.,Ledoux, J.B.,Garrabou, J.,Féral, J.P.,Aurelle, D. [2009] Interest and application of genetic markers for the study and conservation of Mediterranean sessile invertebrates. In: Proceeding of the 1st Mediterranean symposium on the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions, 15-16 jan. 2009, Tabarka, Tunisie (C. Pergent-Martini, M. Brichet Eds.), RAC/SPA : Tunis, pp. 112-116
Tarnowska, K.,Chenuil, A.,Féral, J.P.,Wolowicz, M., [2009] Comparative studies on morphometry and physiology of European populations of lagoon specialist Cerastoderma glaucum (Bivalvia).. Oceanologia 51(3): 1-22
Heip, C.,Hummel, H.,Van avesaath, P.,Appeltans, W.,Arvanitidis, C.,Aspden, R.,Austen, M.,Boero, F.,Bouma, T.J.,Boxshall, G.,Buchholz, F.,Crowe, T.,Delaney, A.,Deprez, T.,Emblow, C.,Féral, J.P,Gasol, ,Gooday, ,Harder, ,Ianora, ,Kraberg, ,Mackenzie, ,Ojaveer, ,Paterson, ,Rumohr, ,Schiedek, ,Sokolowski, ,Somerfield, ,Sousa pinto, ,Vincx, ,Weslawski, ,Nash, [2009] Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Printbase, Dublin, Ireland, ISSN 2009-2539
Chenuil, A.,Egea, E.,Rocher, C.,Touzet, H.,Feral, J.P., [2008] Does hybridization increase evolutionary rate ? Data from the 28S-rDNA D8 domain in echinoderms. J. Mol. Evol. 67(5): 539-550
Gérard, K.,Bierne, N.,Borsa, P.,Chenuil, A.,Féral, J.P., [2008] Pleistocene separation of mitochondrial lineages of Mytilus spp. mussels from Northern and Southern Hemispheres and strong genetic differentiation among southern populations. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 49: 84-91
Boero, N.,Féral, J.P.,Azzurro, E.,Cardin, V.,Riedel, B.,Despalatovic, M.,Munda, I.,Moschella, P.,Zaouali, J.,Fonda umani, S.,Theocharis, A.W.K., [2008] Climate warming and related changes in Mediterranean marine biota. In: Climate warming and related changes in Mediterranean marine biota. CIESM Workshop Monographs N° 35, [F. Briand, Ed.], Monaco, pp. 5-21.
Gerard, K.,Roby, C.,Chevalier, N.,Thomassin, B.,Chenuil, A.,Feral, J.P. [2008] Assessment of three mitochondrial loci variability for the crown-of-thorns starfish: a first insight of Acanthaster phylogeography. C.R. Biologie. 331:137-143
Féral, J.P., [2008] Are climate changes already threatening sessile species (or species with low mobility) in the North-Western Mediterranean Sea? Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems.. In: Climate warming and related changes in Mediterranean marine biota, CIESM Workshop Monographs N° 35, [F. Briand, Ed.], Monaco, pp. 79-87 and plates p. 110
Sayer, M.D.,Fischer, P.,Féral, J.P., [2008] Scientific Diving in Europe: Integration, Representation and Promotion. In: Brueggeman P, Pollock NW (eds.) Diving for Science 2008. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 27th Symposium, pp. 139-146, Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS
Boissin, E.,Hoareau, T.B.,Féral, J.P.,Chenuil, A. [2008] Extreme selfing rates in the cosmopolitan brittle star species complex Amphipholis squamata (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata): data from progeny-array and heterozygote deficiency. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 361: 151-159
Boissin, E.,Féral, J.P.,Chenuil, A. [2008] Defining reproductively isolated units in a cryptic and syntopic species complex using mitochondrial and nuclear markers: the brooding brittle star Amphipholis squamata (Ophiuroidea). Mol. Ecol. 17(7):1732-1744
Feral, J.P., [2005] Les indicateurs de la biodiversité marine. Espaces Naturels 9: 14-15
Poulin, E.,Palma, A.T.,Féral, J.P., [2005] Evolutionary versus ecological success of brooding among Antarctic benthic marine invertebrates.. Sci. Mar. (suppl.) 69:
Feral, J.P. [2004] How to monitor marine biodiversity ?. In, R. Barbault & B. Chevassus-au-Louis (eds.) Biodiversity and global change, social issues and scientific challenge. (contribution au chap. III - P. Cury & S. Morand) ADPF : Paris: 69?70
Le Gac (M.), Féral (J.-P.), Veyret (M.) & Chenuil (A.) [2004]Identification of allopatric clades in the cosmopolitan species complex of the brittle star Amphipholis squamata. The end of a paradox ? Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 278, 171-178
Chenuil, A.,Gault, A. and Feral, J.P., [2004] Paternity analysis in Abatus nimrodi, a brooding antarctic sea urchin. A pilot note Polar Biol. 27, 177-182
Warwick, R.M.,Emblow, C.,Feral, J.P.,Hummel, H.,Van avesaath, P.,Heip, C. [2003] BIOMARE European Marine Biodiversity Research Sites.. NIOO-CEME, Yerseke, NL. ISBN 90-74638-15-5. 118 pages
Rousset, V.,Rouse, G.W., Feral, J.-P. ,Desbruyères, D., Pleijel, D., [2003] Molecular and morphological evidence of Alvinellidae relationships (Terebelliformia, Polychaeta, Annelida). Zool. Scripta 32, 185-197
Feral, J.P.,Fourt, M.,Perez, T.,Warwick, R.M.,Emblow, C.,Hummel, H.,Van_avesaath, P.,Heip, C. [2003] BIOMARE European Marine Biodiversity Indicators. NIOO-CEME, Yerseke, NL. ISBN 90-74638-14-7. 130 pages
Feral, J.P.,David, B.,(eds, .)., [2003] Echinoderm Research 2001. 337 pages, Proc. 6th Eur. Conf. Echinoderms, Banyuls-sur-mer, 3-7 September 2001, France, Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, Lisse (NL)
Feral, J.P., [2002] How useful are the genetic markers in attempts to understand and manage marine biodiversity.. J. exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 268, 121-145
Poulin, É.,Palma, A.T.,Feral, J.P., [2002]Evolutionary versus ecological success of developmental modes in coastal Antarctic benthic invertebrates. Trends Ecol. Evol., 17, 218-222
Guillaume Lecointre, Nadia Améziane, Marie-Catherine Boisselier, Céline Bonillo, Frédéric Busson, Romain Causse, Anne Chenuil, Arnaud Couloux, Jean-Pierre Coutanceau, Corinne Cruaud, Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz, Chantal De Ridder, Gael Denys, Agnès Dettaï, Guy Duhamel, Marc Eléaume, Jean-Pierre Féral, Cyril Gallut, Charlotte Havermans, Christoph Held, Lenaïg Hemery, Anne-Claire Lautrédou, Patrick Martin, Catherine Ozouf-Costaz, Benjamin Pierrat, Patrice Pruvost, Nicolas Puillandre, Sarah Samadi, Thomas Saucède, Christoph Schubart, Bruno David 2013Is the species flock concept operational? The antarctic shelf case.. PLoS ONE 8(8):e68787
Ledoux J.B., Tarnowska K., Gérard K., Lhuillier E., Jacquemin B., Weydmann A., Féral J.P., Chenuil A. 2012 Fine-scale spatial genetic structure in the brooding sea urchin Abatus cordatus suggests vulnerability of the Southern Ocean marine invertebrates facing global change. Polar Biology 35 (4): 611-623
Ledoux J.B., Aurelle D., Féral J.P., Garrabou J. 2013 Molecular forensics of the precious Mediterranean red coral, Corallium rubrum: testing DNA extraction and microsatellite genotyping using dried colonies. Conservation Genetics Resources.5 (2):327-330
Tarnowska K, Verney A, Wo?owicz M, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2012 Survival of male and female Cerastoderma glaucum (Bivalvia) during aerial exposure. Vie Milieu ? Life Environment. 62 (1): 23-28

Created: 2005-10-16 Last Updated: 2014-06-03 by Jean-Pierre FERAL