Eagle Sketch

My research interests center around four main axes:

1- Biodiversity response to global environmental change 


         * Individual responses to global change and consequences at the population level

Sumasgutner, P., Terraube, J., Coulon, A., Villers, A., Chakarov, N., Kruckenhauser, L., Korpimäki E. 2019. Landscape homogenization due to agricultural intensification disrupts the relationship between reproductive success and main prey abundance in an avian predator. Frontiers of Zoology, 16: 31.

         * Disrupted predator-prey interactions, trophic cascades and functional role of predators in modified ecosystems

Terraube, J., Villers, A., Poudré, L., Varjonen, R., Korpimäki, E. 2017. Increasing autumn rainfall in boreal ecosystems disrupts the food-storing strategy of a generalist predator. Global Change Biology, 23(4): 1361-1373.


Terraube, J., Villers, A., Ruffino, L., Iso-Iivari, L., Hentonen, H., Oksanen, T., Korpimäki, E. 2015. Coping with fast climate change in arctic ecosystems: mechanisms underlying the population-level response of a specialist avian predator. Ecography, 38(7), 690-699).


Terraube, J & Bretagnolle, V. 2018. Top‐down limitation of mesopredators by avian top predators: a call for research on cascading effects at the community and ecosystem scale. Ibis, 160: 693-702.

         * Shifts in animal community structure 

Terraube, J.,Archaux, F., van Halder, I.,Deconchat, M.,Jactel, H. &Barbaro, L. 2016. Contrasted responses of bird assemblages to forest edges: the conservation value of local habitat heterogeneity in mosaic landscapes. Ecology and Evolution, 6(15), 5179-5189.

2-Measuring area-based conservation effectiveness 

           * for wildlife conservation 


Terraube, J., van Doninck, J., Helle, P., Cabeza, M. 2020. Assessing the effectiveness of a national protected area network for carnivore conservation. Nature Communications, 11(1): 1-9. 

Fernández-Llamazares, A., López-Baucells A, Velazco, PM., Gyawali, A., Rocha, R., Terraube J.*, Cabeza M*. 2020. The importance of Indigenous Territories for conserving bat diversity across the Amazon Basin. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. In press.

           * for halting habitat loss

Fernández-Llamazares Á, Terraube,J.,Gavin MC, Pyhälä A, Siani S, Cabeza M, Brondizio ES. 2020. Reframing the wilderness concept can bolster collaborative conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35 (9).

3- Linkages between ecosystem alteration, wildlife health and the emergence of zoonoses.

         *  Effects of land-use change on zoonotic host diversity and abundance 

Terraube, J. 2019. Can protected areas mitigate Lyme disease risk in Fennoscandia? EcoHealth, 16(2): 184-190.


Terraube, J., Fernandez-Llamazares, A., Cabeza, M. 2017. The role of protected areas in supporting human health: a call to broaden the assessment of conservation outcomes. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 25: 50-58.

           * Effects of land-use change on wildlife immunity

4- Raptor ecology and conservation 

         Movement ecology

Limiñaña, R., Arroyo, B., Terraube, J., McGrady, M. & Mougeot, F. 2015. Identifying the wintering areas and habitats for the near-threatened pallid harrier along the Sahel belt: implications for conservation. Oryx, 49 (2), 329-337.


Terraube, J., Mougeot, F., Cornulier, T., Verma, A., Gavrilov, A. & Arroyo, B.E. 2012. Broad wintering range and intercontinental migratory divide within a core population of the near threatened pallid harrier. Diversity and Distributions, 18 (4), 401-409.

            * Foraging ecology


Terraube, J., Arroyo, B.E., Madders, M. & Mougeot, F. 2011. Diet specialisation and foraging efficiency under fluctuating vole abundance in sympatric avian predators. Oikos, 120, 234-244.

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