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Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte

UMR 7261 Faculté des Sciences et Techniques

Avenue Monge, Parc Grandmont  

37200 TOURS (France)




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Below are listed the publications (in journals and book chapters) that result from the research conducted in the Casas Group. The work done by the members while outside the group (past postdoc etc), and published, can be obtained from the own personal page of these people.

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Defrize, J., Llandres, A.L. & Casas, J. (2014) Indirect cues in selecting a hunting site in a sit- and-wait predator. Physiological Entomology, In press.

Steinmann, T. & J. Casas (2014). Laser-based methods for analyzing fluid flow sensing by organisms. In Flow sensing in air and water, H. Bleckmann, J. Mogdans & S.L. Coombes. Springer Verlag.


Krijnen,G.J.M., Droogendijk, H., Dagamesh, A.M.K., Jaganatharaja, R.K. & J. Casas (2014). Crickets as bio-Inspiration for MEMS-Based Flow-sensing.. In Flow sensing in air and water, H. Bleckmann, J. Mogdans & S.L. Coombes. Springer Verlag.


Anita, S., J. Casas & C. Suppo (2013). Impulsive spatial control of pests by generalist predators, in revision to Mathematical Medicine & Biology.


Bimbard, G., Kolomenskiy,D., Casas, J. and R. Godoy-Diana (2013). Large kinematic variability during take-off in butterflies due to varying relative timing of legs and aerodynamic forces, in revision to Journal of Experimental Biology.


Llandres, A.L., Figon, F., Christides, J.P., Mandon, N. & Casas, J. (2013) Environmental and hormonal factors controlling reversible colour change in crab spiders. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3886-3895.


Morice, S., Kaiser, W., Pincebourde, S., Darboux, F. & J. Casas (2013). Pursuit-evasion games between predator and prey in structured environments, in revision to Comparative & Integrative Biology.


Voise, J. & J. Casas (2013). Use of water wave propagation for echolocation in whirligig beetles: an unsubstantiated conjecture.  In Vibrational communication, R. Cocroft, Wessel, A. & M. Gogala (eds). Springer Verlag.


Steinmann, T. & J. Casas (2013). Laser-based methods for analyzing fluid flow sensing by organisms.  In Flow sensing in air and water, H. Bleckmann & J. Mogdans. Springer Verlag.


Saudreau M., Pincebourde S., Dassot M., Adam B., Loxdale H. D. and Biron D. G. (2013). On the canopy structure manipulation to buffer climate change effects on insect herbivore development. Trees - Structure and Function 27, 239-248.


Casas, J., Liu, C., & Krijnen, G. (2013). Biomimetic Flow Sensors. Encyclopedia Nanotechnology 2013, 264–276.


Pincebourde S., Sanford E. and Helmuth B. (2013). Survival and arm abscission are linked to regional heterothermy in an intertidal sea star. The Journal of Experimental Biology, in press.


Potter k., Woods A. and Pincebourde S. Microclimate challenges in global change biology. In revision for Global Change Biology.

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Richard, R., Casas, J. (2012), A quantitative framework for ovarian dynamics. Functional Ecology, 26: 1399–1408. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02050.

Krijnen, G., Droogendijk, H., & Dagamseh, A. Jaganatharasha R., Casas J. (2012) Crickets as bio-inspiration for MEMS-based flow-sensing . Book Chapter

Insausti, T. C., Defrize, J., Lazzari, C. R., & Casas, J. (2012). Visual fields and eye morphology support color vision in a color-changing crab-spider. Arthropod structure & development, 41(2), 155–63. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2011.11.003

Casas, J., & McCauley, E. (2012). Daily foraging cycles create overlapping time-scales in functional responses. Oikos, (February), no–no. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20184.x

Pincebourde, S., Sanford, E., Casas, J., & Helmuth, B. (2012). Temporal coincidence of environmental stress events modulates predation rates. Ecology letters, 15(7), 680–8. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01785.x

Pincebourde, S. and Woods, A. H. (2012). Climate uncertainty on leaf surfaces: the biophysics of leaf microclimates and their consequences for leaf-dwelling organisms. Functional Ecology 26, 844-853.

Casas J, (2012) Le Biomimétisme : convergence de disciplines. (n.d.).

Giron, D,  Dicke, M., .Pieterse J., M, & Frago, E. (2012). Cytokinins as key regulators in plant–microbe–insect interactions: connecting plant growth and defence €. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12042

Moiroux, J., Giron, D., Vernon, P., van Baaren, J., & van Alphen, J. J. M. (2012). Evolution of metabolic rate in a parasitic wasp: the role of limitation in intrinsic resources. Journal of insect physiology, 58(7), 979–84. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.04.018

Foray V, Pelisson P-F, Bel-Venner M-C, Desouhant E, Venner S, Menu F, Giron D, Rey B. (2012, 1985a, b). A handbook for uncovering the complete energetic budget in insects: the van Handel’s method revisited. Physiological Entomology, in press

Robert C, Veyrat N, Glauser G, Marti G, Doyen GR, Villard N, Gaillard MDP, Köllner TG, Giron D, Body M, Babst BA, Ferrieri RA, Turlings TCJ & Erb M.(2012)  A specialist root herbivore exploits defensive metabolites to locate nutritious tissues.Ecology Letters 15 (1), 55-64


Dupuy, F., Steinmann, T., Pierre, D., Christidès, J.-P., Cummins, G., Lazzari, C., Miller, J., et al. (2012). Responses of cricket cercal interneurons to realistic naturalistic stimuli in the field. The Journal of experimental biology, 215(Pt 14), 2382–9. doi:10.1242/jeb.067405


Morley, E. L., Steinmann, T., Casas, J., & Robert, D. (2012). Directional cues in Drosophila melanogaster audition: structure of acoustic flow and inter-antennal velocity differences. The Journal of experimental biology, 215(Pt 14), 2405–13. doi:10.1242/jeb.068940



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Brice Bathellier, Thomas Steinmann, Friedrich G. Barth and Jérôme Casas (2011) Air motion sensing hairs of arthropods detect high frequencies at near-maximal mechanical efficiency. J. R. Soc. Interface (online) doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0690


Rolf Brechbuhl, Jerome Casas, Sven Bacher (2011) Diet choice of a predator in the wild: overabundance of prey and missed opportunities along the prey capture sequence. Ecosphere 2(12):133  doi:10.1890/ES11-00323.1


Jonathan Voise, Michael Schindler, Jérôme Casas and Elie Raphaël  (2011) Capillary-based static self-assembly in higher organisms. J. R. Soc. Interface (online) doi:10.1098/rsif.2010.0681


Cannesan M, Gangneux C, Lanoue A, Giron D, Laval K, Hawes M, Driouich A & Vicré-Gibouin M. (2011) Association between border cell responses and localized root infection by pathogenic Aphanomyces euteiches. Annals of Botany 108: 459–469


Steve Alpern, Robbert Fokkink, Marco Timmer and Jérôme Casas. (2011) Ambush frequency should increase over time during optimal predator search for prey J. R. Soc. Interface (online)


T.C. Insausti, C.R. Lazzari, J. Casas (2011) The morphology and fine structure of the giant interneurons of the wood cricket Nemobius sylvestris. Tissue&Cell 43- 52-65

Fabienne Dupuy, Jérôme Casas, Mélanie Body, Claudio R. Lazzari (2011) Danger detection and escape behaviour in wood crickets Journal of insect physiology 57, 865-871


Marc Théry, Teresita C. Insausti, Jérémy Defrize and Jérôme Casas. (2011) The multiple disguises of spiders Book


Jérémy Defrize, Claudio R. Lazzari, Eric Warrant, Jérôme Casas. (2011) Spectral sensitivity of a colour changing spider. Journal of insect Physiology (online)


Giron D. & Huguet E. (2011). A genomically tractable and ecologically relevant model herbivore for a model plant: new insights on mechanisms of insect-plant interactions and evolution. Molecular Ecology 20 (5), 990-994. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04902.x




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Casas J. and Simpson S.J. 2010. Increasing Demands and Vanishing Expertise in Insect Integrative Biology. In Jérôme Casas and Stephen J. Simpson, editors.  Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 38. Burlington: Academic Press, pp. 1-4.


Randlkofer B., Obermaier E., Casas J. and Meiners T. 2010. Connectivity counts: disentangling effects of vegetation structure elements on the searching movement of a parasitoid. Ecological Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01200.x


Kaiser W., Huguet E., Casas J., Commin C. & Giron D. (2010) Plant green-island phenotype induced by leaf-miners is mediated by bacterial symbionts. Proceedings of The Royal Society London B (in press)


Casas J, Steinmann T and  Krijnen G (2010) Why do insects have such a high density of flow-sensing sensors hairs? Insights from the hydromechanics of biomimetic MEMS. J. R. Soc. Interface  7, 1487-1495. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0093


Casas J. Dangles 0. (2010). Physical Ecology of Fluid Flow Sensing in Arthropods.  Annual review Entomology, 55, 505-525.  doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-112408-085342


Voise J. & Casas J. (2010). The management of fluid and wave resistances by whirligig beetles, J. R. Soc. Interface, 7, 343-352. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2009.0210


Brechbühl R.,  Casas J. and  Bacher S. (2010) Ineffective crypsis in a crab spider: a prey community perspective Proc. R. Soc. B, 277, 739-746. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1632


Carita Lindstedt, Nathan Morehouse, Hannu Pakkanen, Jérôme Casas, Jean-Philippe Christides, Kimmo Kemppainen, Leena Lindström and Johanna Mappes (2010) Characterizing the pigment composition of a variable warning signal of Parasemia plantaginis larvae (Arctiidae), Functional Ecology, in press. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01686.x


Emmanuel Desouhant • Patrice Lucchetta David Giron • Carlos Bernstein  (2010) Feeding activity pattern in a parasitic wasp when foraging in the field. Ecological Research DOI 10.1007/s11284-009-0671-9






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Insausti T.C., Casas J. (2009). Turnover of pigment granules: Cyclic catabolism and anabolism of ommochromes within epidermal cells. Tissue Cell, doi: 10.1016/j.tice.2009.05.002


Dupuy F., Casas J., Bagnères A.G., Lazzari C.R. (2009). OpenFluo: A free open-source software for optophysiological data analyses, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2009.06.031


Richard R. & J. Casas (2009), Stochasticity and controllability of nutrient sources in foraging: host-feeding and egg resorption in parasitoids, Ecological Monographs, 79:465-483


Dangles O., D. Irschick, L. Chittka & J. Casas (2009, invited review). Variability in sensory ecology: contributions of niche, ontogeny and phylogeny. Quarterly Review of Biology, 84:51-74.


Casas, J., Vannier F., Mandon N., Delbecque JP., Giron D. & Monge JP. (2009). Mitigation of egg limitation in parasitoids: immediate hormonal response and enhanced oogenesis after host use. Ecology, 90:537-545.


Théry, M. & J. Casas (2009). The multiple disguises of spiders: web colour and decorations, body colour and movement. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society B, 364:471-480.


Sinoquet, H., S. Pincebourde, B. Adam, N. Donès, J. Phattaralerphong, D. Combes, S. Ploquin, K. Sangsing, P. Kasemsap, S. Thanisawanyangkura, G. Groussier-Bout & J. Casas (2009). 3D maps of tree canopy geometries at leaf scale. Ecology (DataPaper), 90:283. Ecological Archives E090-019.


Curculio nucum. Bel-Venner MC, Mondy N, Arthaud F, Marandet J, Giron D, Venner S & Menu F (2009) Ecophysiological attributes of adult overwintering in insects: insights from a field study in the nut weevil .  Physiological Entomology 34(1), 61-70  


2007



Dangles, O., T. Steinmann, D. Pierre, F. Vannier & J. Casas (2008). Relative contribution of organ shape and receptor arrangement on the design of cricket's cercal system. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, in press.


Insausti, T., C. Lazzari & J. Casas (2008). The terminal abdominal ganglion of the wood cricket Nemobius sylvestris. Journal of Morphology, in press. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10672.


Casas, J., T. Steinmann & O. Dangles (2008). The aerodynamics signature of running spiders. PLoS One 3(5): e2116. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002116


Insausti, T. & J. Casas (2008). The functional morphology of color changing in a spider: development of ommochromes pigment granules. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211: 780-789.


Magal, C. & Cosner, C., Ruan, S.,  J. Casas (2008). Control of invasive hosts by generalist parasitoids. Mathematical Medicine & Biology, 25: 1-20.

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Fertin, A. & J. Casas (2007). Orientation towards prey in antlions: efficient use of wave propagation in sand. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 3337-3343.


Dangles, O., D. Pierre, JP. Christides & J. Casas. (2007). Escape performance decreases during ontogeny in wild crickets. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 3165-3170.


Giron, D., W. Kaiser, N. Imbault & J. Casas (2007). Cytokinin-mediated leaf manipulation by a leafminer caterpillar. Biology Letters, 3: 340-343.


Pincebourde, S., H. Sinoquet, D. Combes & J. Casas (2007). Regional climate modulates the canopy mosaic of favourable and risky microclimates for insects. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76: 424-438.


Strand, M. & J. Casas (2007). Parasitoid and Host Nutritional Physiology in Behavioural Ecology, in Behavioral Ecology of insect parasitoids, E. Wajnberg, C. Bernstein & J. van Alphen (eds) . Blackwell, London.


Heimpel, G. & J. Casas (2007). Parasitoid foraging and oviposition behaviour in the field, in Behavioral Ecology of insect parasitoids, E. Wajnberg, C. Bernstein & J. van Alphen (eds) . Blackwell, London.


Casas, J., C. Magal & J. Sueur (2007). Dispersive and non-dispersive waves through plants: implications for arthropods vibratory communication. Proceedings Royal Soc. B., 274: 1087-1092.

Giron D, Ross KG & Strand MR (2007) Presence of soldier larvae determines the outcome of competition in a polyembryonic wasp.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20 (1), 165-172


Giron D, Harvey JA, Johnson JA, Strand MR. (2007) Male soldier caste larvae are non-aggressive in the polyembryonic wasp Copidosoma floridanum.  Biology Letters 3 (4), 431-434

Dangles, O., D. Pierre, F. Vannier & J. Casas (2006). Ontogeny of air-motion sensing in cricket. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 4363-4470.


Steinmann, T., J. Casas, G. Krijnen & O. Dangles (2006). Air-flow sensitive hairs: boundary layers in oscillatory flows around arthropods appendages. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 4398-4408.


Pincebourde, S., E. Frak, H. Sinoquet, JL. Regnard & J. Casas (2006). Herbivory mitigation through increased water-use efficiency in a leaf-mining moth-apple tree relationship. Plant, Cell & Environment, 29: 2238-2247.


Fertin, A. & J. Casas (2006). Efficiency of antlion trap construction. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 3510-3515.


Magal, C., O. Dangles, P. Caparroy & J. Casas (2006). Hair canopy of cricket sensory system tuned to predator signals. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 241: 459-466.


Dangles, O., N. Ory, T. Steinmann, JP. Christides & J. Casas (2006). Spider attacks vs cricket's escape: velocity modes determine success. Animal Behavior, 72: 603-610.


Pincebourde, S. & J. Casas (2006). Multitrophic biophysical budgets: thermal ecology of an intimate herbivore insect-plant interaction. Ecological Monographs, 76: 175-194.


Dangles, O., J. Casas & I. Coolen (2006). Textbook cricket goes to the field: the ecological scene of the neuroethological play. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 393-398.


Pincebourde, S. & J. Casas (2006). Leafminer induced changes in leaf transmittance cause variations in insect respiration rates. Journal of Insect Physiology, 52:194-201.


Keasar T, Segoli M, Barak R, Steinberg S, Giron D, Strand MR, Bouskila A &  Harari AR. (2006) Costs and consequences of superparasitism in the polyembryonic parasitoid Copidosoma koehleri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae).  Ecological Entomology  31 (3), 277-283  

2004



Coolen, I., O. Dangles & J. Casas (2005). Social learning in non-colonial insects? Current Biology, 15: 1931-1935.


Venner, S. & J. Casas (2005). Spider webs designed for rare but lifesaving catches. Proceedings Royal Soc. B., 272: 1587-1599.


Casas, J. & C. Magal (2005). Vibratory communication in host-parasitoid systems: from plant biomechanics to behavioral ecology, in Insects Sounds and Communication (eds) S. Drosopoulos & M. Claridge. CRC Press.


Dangles, O., C. Magal, D. Pierre, A. Olivier & J. Casas (2005). Variation in morphology and performance of predator-sensing system in wild cricket populations. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208: 461-468.


Casas, J., S. Pincebourde, N. Mandon, F. Vannier, R. Poujol & D. Giron (2005). Lifetime nutrient dynamics reveal simultaneous capital and income breeding in a parasitoid. Ecology, 86: 545-554.


van Loon, J., S. Pincebourde & J. Casas (2005). Nutritional ecology of insect plant-interactions: persistent handicaps and the need for innovative approaches. Oikos, 108: 194-201.


Théry, M., M. Debut, D. Gomez & J. Casas (2005). Specific color sensitivities of prey and predator explain simultaneous crab-spider camouflage in two different visual systems. Behavioral Ecology, 16: 25-29.

Giron, D., S. Pincebourde & J. Casas (2004). Lifetime gains of host-feeding in a parasitic wasp. Physiological Entomology, 29: 436-442.


Casas, J., S. Swarbrick & W. Murdoch (2004).  Parasitoid behaviour: predicting field from laboratory. Ecological Entomology, 29: 657-665.


Djemai, I., J. Casas & C. Magal (2004). Parasitoid foraging decisions mediated by artificial vibrations. Animal Behavior, 67: 567-571.


Giron D &  Strand MR. (2004) Host resistance and the evolution of kin recognition in polyembryonic wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 271, Suppl 6:S 395-398 (Biology Letters)      


Giron D, Dunn DW, Hardy ICW & Strand MR. (2004) Aggression by polyembryonic wasp soldiers correlates with kinship but not resource competition.   

Casas, J., G. Driessen, N. Mandon, S. Wielaard, E. Desouhant, J. van Alphen, L. Lapchin, A. Rivero, J.P. Christides & C. Bernstein (2003). Strategies of energy acquisition and use of a parasitoid foraging in the wild. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72: 691-697.


Turchin, P., S.N. Wood, S.P. Ellner, B.E. Kendall, W.W. Murdoch, A. Fischlin, J. Casas, E. McCauley & C.J. Briggs (2003). Dynamical effects of plant quality and parasitism on population cycles of larch budmoth . Ecology, 84: 1207-1214.


Giron, D. & J. Casas (2003). Lipogenesis in adult parasitic wasps. Journal of Insect Physiology, 49: 141-147.


Giron, D. & J. Casas (2003). Mother's investment decreases over time. Ecology Letters, 6: 273-277.

Giron, D., A. Rivero, N. Mandon, E. Darrouzet & J. Casas (2002). The physiology of host-feeding in parasitic wasps: implications for survival. Functional Ecology, 16: 750-757.


Casas, J. & I. Djemai (2002). Plant canopy architecture and multitrophic interactions. In: T. Tscharnke & B. Hawkins (Eds). Multitrophic interactions . Cambridge University Press.


Théry, M. & J. Casas (2002). Predator and prey views on spider camouflage. Nature, 415: 133 & supplementary information on the web.

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2001




Djemai, I., J. Casas & C. Magal (2001). Matching host reactions to parasitoid vibrations. Proceedings Royal Society London, 268: 2403-2408.


Tautz, J., J. Casas & D. Sandeman (2001). Phase reversal of vibratory signals in honeycomb may assist dancing honeybees to attract their audience. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204: 3737-3746.


Rivero, A., D. Giron & J. Casas (2001). Lifetime allocation of juvenile and adult nutritional resources to egg production in a holometabolous insect. Proceedings Royal Society London, 268: 1231-1237.

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2000

Magal, C., M. Schöller, J. Tautz & J. Casas (2000). The role of leaf structure on vibratory signal propagation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,108: 2412-2418.


Djemai, I., R. Meyhöfer & J. Casas (2000). Geometrical games in a host-parasitoid system. American Naturalist, 156: 257-265.


Casas, J. (2000). Host location and selection in the Field. In: M. Hochberg & T. Ives (Eds). Parasitoids Population Biology . Princeton University Press.


Casas, J., R. Nisbet, S. Swarbrick & W.W. Murdoch (2000). Eggload dynamics and oviposition rate in a wild population of a parasitic wasp. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69: 185-193.

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Rivero, A. & J. Casas (1999). Rate of nutrient incorporation to egg production in a parasitic wasp. Proceedings Royal Society London B, 266: 1169-1174.


Rivero, A. & J. Casas (1999). Incorporating physiology into parasitoid ecology: the allocation of nutritional resources. Invited review article in a special issue 'Parasitoids' (eds. H.C.J. Godfray & M. Shimada) in Research on Population Ecology, 41: 39-45.


Meyhöfer, R. & J. Casas (1999). Vibratory stimuli in host location by parasitic wasps. Journal of Insect Physiology, 45: 967-971.

1998

Casas, J., S. Bacher, J. Tautz, R. Meyhöfer & D. Pierre (1998). Leaf vibrations and air movements in a leafminer-parasitoid system. Biocontrol, 11: 147-153.

Casas et al. 1998_BioC.pdf Meyhofer and Casas 1999_JIP.pdf Rivero and Casas 1999_RPB.pdf Rivero and Casas 1999_PROC.pdf Publications

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