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CORNETTE Raphaël














Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité
ISYEB - UMR7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE
Sorbonne Universités
Équipe Évolution et Développement des Variations Phénotypiques
57 rue Cuvier - CP 50
F- 75005 Paris
☏ : 33 (0)1 40 79 80 15
contact : cornette(at)mnhn.fr


  •  Thèmes de recherche

  • Mon cadre général de recherche s’inscrit dans la variation phénotypique. Plus précisément, j’étudie les liens qui existent entre la forme et la fonction, le résultat de cette association étant la cible de la Sélection Naturelle. Ma méthodologie de prédilection est la morphométrie (classique, géométrique 2D et 3D). Les vertébrés et les îles offrent des patrons morpho-fonctionels particulièrement intéressants, au cœur de mes recherches. Mes études portent sur la faune actuelle, archéologique et paléontologique.

  •  Research interests

  • My general research framework concerns phenotypic variation. More precisely, I study relationships between form and function, this association being the principal target of natural selection. My methods of choice is morphometrics (traditional, geometric, in 2D and 3D). Vertebrates in an insular context present very interesting morpho-functional patterns that occupy the main part of my work. These approaches are also applied on archaeological and palaeontological specimens providing a better understanding of topics such as domestication and phenotypic evolution. My knowledge and my experience in morphometrics has resulted in numerous collaborations, for example with UMR 7209 : « Archéozoologie, archéobotanique », UMR 7179 : « Mécanismes Adaptatifs : des Organismes aux Communautés » and the UMR 7207 : « Centre de recherche sur la paléobiodiversité et les paléoenvironnements ».





  •  Publications

  • 2017



    - Dianat, M., Darvish, J., Cornette, R., Aliabadian, M., & Nicolas, V. (2017). Evolutionary history of the Persian Jird, Meriones persicus, based on genetics, species distribution modelling and morphometric data. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55(1), 29 45. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12145

    - Sauquet, H., von Balthazar, M., Magallón, S., Doyle, J. A., Endress, P. K., Bailes, E. J., Barroso de Morais, E., Bull-Hereñu, K., Carrive, L., Chartier, M., Chomicki, G., Coiro, M., Cornette, R., El Ottra, J. H. L., Epicoco, C., Foster, C. S. P., Jabbour, F., Haevermans, A., Haevermans, T., Hernández, R., Little, S. A., Löfstrand, S., Luna, J. A., Massoni, J., Nadot, S., Pamperl, S., Prieu, C., Reyes, E., dos Santos, P., Schoonderwoerd, K. M., Sontag, S., Soulebeau, A., Staedler, Y., Tschan, G. F., Wing-Sze Leung, A., & Schönenberger, J. (2017). The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification. Nature Communications, 8, 16047. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms16047

    - Abourachid, A., Fabre, A.-C., Cornette, R., & Höfling, E. (2017). Foot shape in arboreal birds : two morphological patterns for the same pincer-like tool. Journal of Anatomy, 231(1), 1 11. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12614

    - Bochaton, C., Bailon, S., Herrel, A., Grouard, S., Ineich, I., Tresset, A., & Cornette, R. (2017). Human impacts reduce morphological diversity in an insular species of lizard. Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences, 284(1857), 20170921. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0921

    - Botton-Divet L., Cornette R., Houssaye A., Fabre A.-C., Herrel A. (2017) Swimming and running : a study of the convergence in long bone morphology among semi-aquatic mustelids (Carnivora : Mustelidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Available at : https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/article/3060320/Swimming

    - Coutier F., Hautier L., Cornette R., Amson E., Billet G. (2017) Orientation of the lateral semicircular canal in Xenarthra and its links with head posture and phylogeny : COUTIER et al. Journal of Morphology. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jmor.20665

    - Hanot P., Guintard C., Lepetz S., Cornette R. (2017) Identifying domestic horses, donkeys and hybrids from archaeological deposits : A 3D morphological investigation on skeletons. Journal of Archaeological Science, 78, 88–98. Available at : http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305440316301844

    - Stoetzel, E., Cornette, R., Lalis, A., Nicolas, V., Cucchi, T., & Denys, C. (2017). Systematics and evolution of the Meriones shawii/grandis complex (Rodentia, Gerbillinae) during the Late Quaternary in northwestern Africa : Exploring the role of environmental and anthropogenic changes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 164, 199 216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.04.002


    2016

    - Botton-Divet L., Cornette R., Fabre A.-C., Herrel A., Houssaye A. (2016) Morphological Analysis of Long Bones in Semi-aquatic Mustelids and their Terrestrial Relatives. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56, 1298–1309. Available at : https://academic.oup.com/icb/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/icb/icw124

    - Botton-Divet L., Cornette R., Herrel A., Fabre A.C., Houssaye A. (2016) Is the forelimb of semi-aquatic mustelids adapted to locomotion in different environments ? A morphometric study, In Integrative and coparative biology, pp. E21–E21. Cary - NC 27513 USA.

    - Chazot N., Panara S., Zilbermann N., Blandin P., Le Poul Y., Cornette R., Elias M., Debat V. (2016) Morpho morphometrics : Shared ancestry and selection drive the evolution of wing size and shape in Morpho butterflies : MORPHO MORPHOMETRICS. Evolution, 70, 181–194. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/evo.12842

    - Clarac F., Souter T., Cubo J., de Buffrenil V., Brochu, Cornette R. (2016) Does skull morphology constrain bone ornementation ? A morphometric analysis in the Crocodylia. Journal of anatomy.

    - Cornette R.*, Gargan L.M*, Yearsley J.M., Montgomery W.I., Paupério J., Alves P.C., Butler F., Pascal M., Tresset A., Herrel A. (2016) Molecular and morphological insights into the origin of the invasive greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) in Ireland. Biological Invasions, 1–15. (*equal participation)

    - Dianat M., Darvish J., Cornette R., Aliabadian M., Nicolas V. (2017) Evolutionary history of the Persian Jird, Meriones persicus, based on genetics, species distribution modelling and morphometric data. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55, 29–45. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jzs.12145

    - Dollion A.Y., Measey G.J., Cornette R., Carne L., Tolley K.A., da Silva J.M., Boistel R., Fabre A.-C., Herrel A. (2016) Does diet drive the evolution of head shape and bite force in chameleons of the genus Bradypodion  ? Ed T. Higham. Functional Ecology. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1365-2435.12750

    - Fau M., Cornette R., Houssaye A. (2016) Photogrammetry for 3D digitizing bones of mounted skeletons : Potential and limits. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 15, 968–977. Available at : http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1631068316300732

    - Gros A.Le, Clergeau P., Zuccon D., Cornette R., Mathys B., Samadi S. (2016) Invasion history and demographic processes associated with rapid morphological changes in the Red‐whiskered bulbul established on tropical islands. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5359–5376.

    - Gros A.Le., Samadi S., Zuccon D., Cornette R., Braun M.P., Senar J.C., Clergeau P. (2016) Rapid morphological changes, admixture and invasive success in populations of Ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) established in Europe. Biological Invasions, 1–18. Available at : http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-016-1103-8

    - Guillaud E., Cornette R., Béarez P. (2016) Is vertebral form a valid species-specific indicator for salmonids ? The discrimination rate of trout and Atlantic salmon from archaeological to modern times. Journal of Archaeological Science, 65, 84–92.

    - Herrel A., Lopez-Darias M., Vanhooydonck B., Cornette R., Kohlsdorf T., Brandt R. (2016) Do Adult Phenotypes Reflect Selection on Juvenile Performance ? A Comparative Study on Performance and Morphology in Lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56, 469–478. Available at : http://icb.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/icb/icw010

    - Houssaye A., Waskow K., Hayashi S., Cornette R., Lee A.H., Hutchinson J.R. (2016) Biomechanical evolution of solid bones in large animals : a microanatomical investigation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117, 350–371. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bij.12660

    - Gros A.Le, Clergeau P., Zuccon D., Cornette R., Mathys B., Samadi S. (2016) Invasion history and demographic processes associated with rapid morphological changes in the Red‐whiskered bulbul established on tropical islands. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5359–5376.

    - Manin A., Cornette R., Lefèvre C. (2016) Sexual dimorphism among Mesoamerican turkeys : A key for understanding past husbandry. Journal of Archaeological Science : Reports. Available at : http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2352409X16302255

    - Segall M., Cornette R., Fabre A.-C., Godoy-Diana R., Herrel A. (2016) Does aquatic foraging impact head shape evolution in snakes ? Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences, 283, 20161645. Available at : http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2016.1645


    2015

    - Bochaton C., Grouard S., Cornette R., Ineich I., Lenoble A., Tresset A., Bailon S. (2015) Fossil and subfossil herpetofauna from Cadet 2 Cave (Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe Islands, F. W. I.) : Evolution of an insular herpetofauna since the Late Pleistocene. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 14, 101–110.

    - Bohoussou K.H., Cornette R., Akpatou B., Colyn M., Kerbis Peterhans J., Kennis J., Šumbera R., Verheyen E., N’Goran E., Katuala P., Nicolas V. (2015) The phylogeography of the rodent genus Malacomys suggests multiple Afrotropical Pleistocene lowland forest refugia. Journal of Biogeography, 42, 2049–2061. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jbi.12570

    - Botton-Divet L., Houssaye A., Herrel A., Fabre A.-C., Cornette R. (2015) Tools for quantitative form description ; an evaluation of different software packages for semi-landmark analysis. PeerJ, 3, e1417.

    - Clarac F., Souter T., Cornette R., Cubo J., de Buffrenil V. (2015) A quantitative assessment of bone area increase due to ornamentation in the Crocodylia. Journal of Morphology, 276, 1183–1192.

    - Cornette R., Herrel A., Stoetzel E., Moulin S., Hutterer R., Denys C., Baylac M. (2015) Specific information levels in relation to fragmentation patterns of shrew mandibles : do fragments tell the same story ? Journal of Archaeological Science, 53, 323–330.

    - Cornette R., Herrel A., Stoezel E., Moulin S., Hutterer R., Denys C., Baylac M. (2015) Information levels in relation to fragmentation patterns of shrew mandibles : do fragments tell the same story  ? Journal of Archaeological Science, 53, 323–330.

    - Cornette R., Stoetzel E., Baylac M., Moulin S., Hutterer R., Nespoulet R., El Hajraoui M.A., Denys C., Herrel A. (2015) Shrews of the genus Crocidura from El Harhoura 2 (Témara, Morocco) : The contribution of broken specimens to the understanding of Late Pleistocene–Holocene palaeoenvironments in North Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 436, 1–8. Available at : http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S003101821500317X

    - Cornette R., Tresset A., Herrel A. (2015) The shrew tamed by Wolff’s law : Do functional constraints shape the skull through muscle and bone covariation ? Journal of Morphology, 276, 301–309.

    - Cornette R., Tresset A., Houssin C., Pascal M., Herrel A. (2015) Does bite force provide a competitive advantage in shrews ? The case of the greater white‐toothed shrew. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 114, 795–807.

    - Dollion A.Y., Cornette R., Tolley K.A., Boistel R., Euriat A., Boller E., Fernandez V., Stynder D., Herrel A. (2015) Morphometric analysis of chameleon fossil fragments from the Early Pliocene of South Africa : a new piece of the chamaeleonid history. Naturwissenschaften, 102, 1254–1254. Available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-014-1254-3.

    - Fabre A., Cornette R., Goswami A., Peigné S. (2015) Do constraints associated with the locomotor habitat drive the evolution of forelimb shape ? A case study in musteloid carnivorans. Journal of Anatomy, 226, 596–610.

    - Fabre A.-C., Salesa M.J., Cornette R., Antón M., Morales J., Peigné S. (2015b) Quantitative inferences on the locomotor behaviour of extinct species applied to Simocyon batalleri (Ailuridae, Late Miocene, Spain). The Science of Nature, 102, 1–13.

    - Herrel A., Villaroel B., Cornette R., Decamps T., Debat V. (2015) Phenotypic plastiity and flight performance in relation to developmental temperature in the invasive species Drosophila suzukii, In INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, pp. E78–E78. Cary - NC 27513 USA : OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD,.

    - Londe S., Monnin T., Cornette R., Debat V., Fisher B.L., Molet M. (2015) Phenotypic plasticity and modularity allow for the production of novel mosaic phenotypes in ants. Evodevo, 6, 36.

    - Lopez‐Darias M., Vanhooydonck B., Cornette R., Herrel A. (2015) Sex‐specific differences in ecomorphological relationships in lizards of the genus Gallotia. Functional Ecology, 29, 506–514.

    - Moro C., Cornette R., Vieaud A., Bruneau N., Gourichon D., Bed’hom B., Tixier-Boichard M. (2015) Quantitative Effect of a CNV on a Morphological Trait in Chickens Ed S. K. Samal. PLoS One, 10, e0118706. Available at : http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118706

    - Tu V.T., Cornette R., Utge J., Hassanin A. (2015) First records of Murina lorelieae (Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam. Mammalia, 79, 201–213.

    - Videlier M., Cornette R., Bonneaud C., Herrel A. (2015) Sexual differences in exploration behavior in Xenopus tropicalis ? J Exp Biol. Available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.120618.

    2014

    - Fabre A.-C., Andrade D.V., Huyghe K., Cornette R., Herrel A. (2014) Interrelationships Between Bones, Muscles, and Performance : Biting in the Lizard Tupinambis merianae. Evolutionary Biology, 41, 518–527. Available at : http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11692-014-9286-3

    - Fabre A.-C., Cornette R., Huyghe K., Andrade D.V., Herrel A. (2014) Linear versus geometric morphometric approaches for the analysis of head shape dimorphism in lizards : Head Shape Dimorphism in Tupinambis. Journal of Morphology, 275, 1016–1026. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jmor.20278

    - Fabre A.-C., Cornette R., Perrard A., Boyer D.M., Prasad G.V.R., Hooker J.J., Goswami A. (2014) A three-dimensional morphometric analysis of the locomotory ecology of Deccanolestes , a eutherian mammal from the Late Cretaceous of India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34, 146–156. Available at : http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2013.789437

    - Fabre A.-C., Goswami A., Peigné S., Cornette R. (2014) Morphological integration in the forelimb of musteloid carnivorans. Journal of Anatomy, 225, 19–30. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/joa.12194

    - Tu V.T., Cornette R., Utge J., Hassanin A. (2014) First records of Murina lorelieae (Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam. Mammalia, 0. Available at : http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mamm.ahead-of-print/mammalia-2013-0101/mammalia-2013-0101.xml

    - Videlier M., Bonneaud C., Cornette R., Herrel A. (2014) Exploration syndromes in the frog X enopus ( S ilurana) tropicalis  : correlations with morphology and performance ? : Exploration behaviour in an aquatic frog. Journal of Zoology, 294, 206–213. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jzo.12170


    2013

    - Cornette R., Baylac M., Souter T., Herrel A. (2013) Does shape co-variation between the skull and the mandible have functional consequences ? A 3D approach for a 3D problem. J Anat, 223, 329–336. Available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joa.12086.

    - Fabre A.-C., Cornette R., Peigné S., Goswami A. (2013) Influence of body mass on the shape of forelimb in musteloid carnivorans : Body Mass and the Shape of the Forelimb. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110, 91–103. Available at : http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bij.12103

    - Fabre A.-C., Cornette R., Slater G., Argot C., Peigné S., Goswami A., Pouydebat E. (2013) Getting a grip on the evolution of grasping in musteloid carnivorans  : a three-dimensional analysis of forelimb shape. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26, 1521–1535.


    2012

    - Raphaël Cornette, Anthony Herrel, Jean-Francois Cosson, Françoise Poitevin, Michel Baylac (2012). Rapid morpho-functional changes among insular populations of the greater white-toothed shrew. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107(2):322-331.

    - Anthony Herrel, Anne-Claire Fabre, Jean-Pierre Hugot, Kham Keovichit, Dominique Adriaens, Loes Brabant, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Raphael Cornette (2012). Ontogeny of the cranial system in Laonastes aenigmamus. Journal of Anatomy. 221(2):128-37.

    - Jorge F. Genise, Romain Garrouste, Patricia Nel, Philippe Grandcolas, Pierre Maurizot, Dominique Cluzel, Raphaël Cornette, Anne-Claire Fabre, André Nel (2012). Asthenopodichnium in fossil wood : Different trace makers as indicators of different terrestrial palaeoenvironments. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 365, 184-191.

    - Gabrielle Zimmermann, Pierre Bosc, Pierre Valade, Raphaël Cornette, Nadia Améziane, Vincent Debat (2012). Geometric morphometrics of carapace of Macrobrachium australe (Crustacea : Palaemonidae) from Reunion Island. Acta Zoologica, 93(4), 492-500.


    2011

    - Carole Fureix, Martine Hausberger, Emilie Seneque, Stéphane Morisset, Michel Baylac, Raphaël Cornette, Véronique Biquand, Pierre Deleporte (2011). Geometric morphometrics as a tool for improving the comparative study of behavioural postures. Naturwissenschaften, 98(7):583-92.

    - Christiane Denys, Aude Lalis, Émilie Lecompte, Raphaël Cornette, Sibyle Moulin, Rhodes H. Makundi, Robert S. Machang’u, Vitaly Volobouev (2011). A faunal survey in Kingu Pira (south Tanzania), with new karyotypes of several small mammals and the description of a new Murid species (Mammalia, Rodentia). Zoosystema, 33(1), 5-47.


    2010

    - Thibaud Souter, Raphael Cornette, Julio Pedraza, John Hutchinson, Michel Baylac (2010). Two applications of 3D semi-landmark morphometrics implying different template designs : the theropod pelvis and the shrew skull. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 9(6), 411-422.


    2009

    - Silvia Valenzuela, Françoise Poitevin, Raphaël Cornette, Alexandre Bournery, Jordi Nadal, Jean-Denis Vigne (2009). Evolving ecosystems : ecological data from an Iron Age small mammal accumulation at Alorda Park (Catalonia, Spain). Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(6),1248-1255


    2008

    - Vincent Debat, Raphael Cornette, Abraham B. Korol, Eviatar Nevo, David Soulet, Jean R. David (2008). Multidimensional analysis of Drosophila wing variation in Evolution Canyon. Journal of Genetics, 87(4):407-419.

    - Evin A, Baylac M, Pons J. -M, Cornette R (2008). Apports de la morphométrie géométrique à l’étude du crâne de chauve-¬souris : l’exemple d’un complexe d’espèces du genre Myotis. Symbioses, 21:7-9.


    2006

    - Alexandre Hassanin, Anne Ropiquet, Raphaël Cornette, Michel Tranier, Pierre Pfeffer, Philippe Candegabe, Michèle Lemaire (2006). Has the kouprey (Bos sauveli Urbain, 1937) been domesticated in Cambodia ?. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 329(2):124-35.

    - Aude Lalis, Emilie Lecompte, Raphaël Cornette, Sybille Moulin, Robert S. Machangu, Rhodes Makundi, Vladimir M. Aniskine, Christiane Denys (2006). Polymorphism of the age population structure of two wild Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia : Muridae) Tanzanian habitat samples : a multicriteria comparison. Mammalia, 70(3/4293-299).


    2005

    - G Dobigny, V Aniskin, L Granjon, R Cornette, V Volobouev (2005). Recent radiation in West African Taterillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae) : the concerted role of chromosome and climatic changes. Heredity, 95(5):358-68.


    2004

    - Laurent Granjon, Céline Houssin, Emilie Lecompte, Maho Angaya, Jean César, Raphaël Cornette, Gauthier Dobigny, Christiane Denys (2004). Community ecology of the terrestrial small mammals of Zakouma National Park, Chad. Acta theriologica 49(2):215-234.


    2003

    - C. Denys, E. Lecompte, L. Granjon, M. Baylac, P. Cordeiro, R. Cornette, G. Dobigny, E. Fichet -Calvet, J.-P. Hugot, C. Meslage, V. Millien-Parra, P. Petrillo, V. Volobouev, M. Welz (2003). Integrative systematics : the importance of combining techniques for increasing knowledge of African Murinae. ACIAR MONOGRAPH SERIES, 96, 499-506.


    2001

    - Moulin S., Dobigny G., Cornette R., Ag Sidiyène (2001). Observations ornithologiques dans l’Adrar des Iforas (Mali) = Avifauna inventory of the Adrar des Iforas (Mali). Alauda, 69(4):527-532.

    - G Dobigny, R. Cornette, S. Moulin, E. Ag Sidiyène (2001). The mammals of Adrar des Iforas (Mali), with special emphasis on small mammals : systematic and biogeographical implications. African small mammals-Petits mammifères africains (C. Denys, L. Granjon, and A. Poulet, eds.). Collection Colloques et Séminaires, IRD Editions, Paris, 445-458.


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