Foraging network in Bumble bees


    CNRS CRCA Toulouse - France

    collaborators: Dr. M. Lihoreau, Dr. R. Jeanson

    I am currently working on a fascinating social species: the wild bumble bee (Bombus terrestris). I investigate the spatial strategies of individually tagged bumble bees foraging in complex arrays of artificial flowers to evaluate the dynamic of plant-pollinator interaction networks.

    Contact network in Fruit flies

    2013 - 2015

    CNRS DEPE Strasbourg - France

    collaborators: Dr. C. Sueur, Dr. F. Méry

    I investigated the impact of social network, and its temporal evolution, on information transmission in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) subjected to social learning experiments.

    Behavioural ecology of Alpine marmot

    2007 - 2012

    University of Pavia ECOETO and Gran Paradiso National Park - Italy

    collaborators: Prof. G. Bogliani, Dr. A. von Hardenberg, Prof. D. Réale

    During my PhD I addressed two main crucial aspects of the behavioural ecology of Alpine marmot: 1) the effect of group living on predator response and intergroup competition for resources and 2) the individual mechanisms affecting group living (i.e. personality and physiological reaction to stress).

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed articles:

    35. Gomez-Moracho T, Durand T, Pasquaretta C, Heeb P, Lihoreau M (2020) Artificial diets modulate infection rates of bumblebees by Nosema ceranae. bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.27.967455v1


    34. Pasquaretta C, Dubois T, Gomez-Moracho T, Delepoulle, Le Loc'h G, Heeb P, Lihoreau M (2020) Analysis of temporal patterns in animal movements networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution accepted


    33. Lihoreau M, Dubois T, Gomez-Moracho T, Kraus S, Monchanin C, Pasquaretta C (2019) Putting the ecology back into insect cognition research. Academic Press


    32. Kraus S, Gómez-Moracho T, Pasquaretta C, Latil G, Dussutour A and Lihoreau M (2019). Bumblebees adjust protein and lipid collection rules to the presence of brood. Current Zoology accepted


    31. Klein S, Pasquaretta C, He X.J, Perry C, Søvik E, Devaud J-M, Barron A and Lihoreau M (2019). Honey bees increase their foraging performance and frequency of pollen trips through experience. Scientific Reports accepted


    30. Pasquaretta C, Jeanson R, Pansanel J, Raine N, Chittka L and Lihoreau M (2019) A spatial network analysis of resource partitioning between bumblebees foraging on artificial flowers in a flight cage. Movement Ecology 7,4


    29. Pasquaretta C, Gomez-Moracho T, Heeb P and Lihoreau M (2018) Exploring Interactions between the Gut Microbiota and Social Behavior through Nutrition. Genes 9: 534


    28. Lihoreau M, Gomez-Moracho T, Pasquaretta C, Costa JT and Buhl J (2018) Social Nutrition: an emerging field in insect science. Current Opinion in Insect Science 28: 73-80


    27. Pasquaretta C and Jeanson R (2018) Division of labor as a bipartite network. Behavioral Ecology


    26. Klein S, Pasquaretta C, Barron A.B, Devaud JM and Lihoreau M (2017) Inter-individual variability in the foraging behaviour of traplining bumblebees. Scientific Reports 7


    25. Pasquaretta C, Jeanson R, Andalo C, Chittka L and Lihoreau M (2017) Analysing plant-pollinator interactions with spatial movement networks. Ecological Entomology 42: 4-17


    24. Rolla M, Biffoni G, Brighenti S, Iacobuzio R, Liautaud K, Pasquaretta C and Tiberti R (2017) Predation by introduced fish can magnify the terrestrial arthropod subsidies in mountain lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Acquatic Science


    23. Dufour V, Pasquaretta C, Gayet P and Sterck EH (2017) The extraordinary nature of Barney’s drumming: a complementary study of ordinary noise making in chimpanzees. Frontiers in Neuroscience 11


    22. Boucherie P, Sosa S, Pasquaretta C and Dufour V (2017) A longitudinal network analysis of social dynamics in rooks corvus frugilegus: repeated group modifications do not affect social network in captive rooks. Current Zoology 63: 477-477


    21. Lihoreau M, Pasquaretta C and Heeb P (2016) Do bees play the producer-scrounger game? Frontiers in Psychology, section Comparative Psychology 7, 1355


    20. Bouchebti S, Durier V, Pasquaretta C, Rivault C and Lihoreau M (2016) Subsocial cockroaches Nauphoeta cinerea mate indiscriminately with kin despite high costs of inbreeding. PloS one 11 (9), e0162548


    19. Pasquaretta C, Klenschi E, Pansanel J, Battesti M, Mery F. and Sueur C (2016) Understanding dynamics of information transmission in Drosophila melanogaster using a statistical modeling framework for longitudinal network data (the RSiena package) Frontiers in Psychology, section Comparative Psychology 7, 539


    18. Trivellini G, Polidori C, Pasquaretta C, Orsenigo S and Bogliani G (2016) Nestedness of habitat specialists within habitat generalists in a butterfly assemblage. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9 (6), 495-505


    17. Viblanc V#, Pasquaretta C#, Sueur C, Boonstra R and Dobson FS (2016) Aggression in ground squirrels: relationships with age, kinship, energy allocation and fitness. Behavioural Ecology arw 098 (#, authorship equally shared)

    16. Philippe A, Jeanson R, Pasquaretta C, Rebaudo F, Sueur, C and Mery F (2016) Genetic variation in aggregation behaviour and interacting phenotypes in Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20152967

    15. Pasquaretta C, Battesti M, Klenschi E, Bousquet C, Sueur C and Mery F (2016) How social network structure affects decision-making in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20152954

    14. Ramos A, Petit O, Longour P, Pasquaretta C and Sueur C (2016) Space Use and Movement Patterns in a Semi-Free-Ranging Herd of European Bison (Bison bonasus) PloS one 11 (2) e0147404


    13. Battesti M#, Pasquaretta C#, Moreno C, Teseo S, Joly D, Klenschi E, Petit O, Sueur C and Mery F (2015) Ecology of information: social transmission dynamics within groups of non-social insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142480 (#, authorship equally shared)


    12. Pasquaretta C, Busia L, Ferrari C, Réale D, Bogliani G and von Hardenberg A (2015) Helpers influence on territory use and maintenance in Alpine marmot groups Behaviour 152, 1391:1412


    11. Ramos A, Petit O, Longour P, Pasquaretta C and Sueur C (2015) Collective decision-making in European bison (Bison bonasus): leadership, adhesion and order during group movement. Animal Behaviour 109:149-160

    10. Orsenigo S, Abeli T, Rossi G, Bonasoni P, Pasquaretta C, Gandini M and Mondoni A (2015) Effects of autumn and summer heat waves on seed germination of high altitude plants from Northern Apennines. PloS one 10 (7)

    9. Costes-Thiré M, Levé M, Uhlrich P, Pasquaretta C, De Marco A and Thierry B (2015) Evidence that monkeys (Macaca tonkeana and Sapajus apella) read moves, but no evidence that they read goals. Journal of Comparative Psychology 129 (3) 304

    8. Agostini N, Panuccio M and Pasquaretta C. (2015) Morphology, flight performance and water crossing tendency of migrating Afro-Palearctic raptors. Current Zoology 61 (6), 951-958


    7. Pasquaretta C, Levé M, Claidière N, van de Waal E, Whiten A, MacIntosh AJJ, Pelé M, Bergstrom ML, Borgeaud C, Brosnan SF, Crofoot MC, Fedigan LM, Fichtel C, Hopper LM, Mareno MC, Petit O, Schnoell AV, Polizzi di Sorrentino E, Thierry B, Tiddi B and Sueur C (2014) Social network in primates: smart and tolerant species have more efficient networks. Scientific Reports 4: 7600


    6. Della Rocca F, Stefanelli S, Pasquaretta C, Campanaro A and Bogliani G (2014) Effect of deadwood management on saproxylic beetles richness in the floodplain forests of northern Italy: some measure for a deadwood sustainable use. Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 121-136


    5. Ferrari C, Pasquaretta C, Carere C, Cavallone E, von Hardenberg A and Réale D (2013) Testing for the presence of coping styles in a wild mammal. Animal Behaviour 85: 1385-1396


    4. Pasquaretta C, Bogliani G, Ferrari C, Ranghetti L and von Hardenberg A (2012) The Animal Locator: a new method for the accurate and fast collection of animal locations for visible species. Wildlife Biology 18: 1-13


    3. Costantini D, Ferrari C, Pasquaretta C, Cavallone E, Carere C, von Hardenberg A and Réale D (2012) Interplay between plasma oxidative state, cortisol and coping styles in wild Alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 374-383


    2. Ferrari C, Pasquaretta C, Bassano B and von Hardenberg A (2012) Intraspecific killing and cannibalism in adult Alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). Ethology Ecology and Evolution 24: 388-394.


    1. Dumont F, Pasquaretta C, Réale D, Bogliani G and von Hardenberg A (2012) Flight initiation distance and starting distance: biological effect or mathematical artefact? Ethology 118: 1029-1131

    Book Chapters

    4. Lihoreau M., Gomez T and Pasquaretta C (2017) Traveling Salesman. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behaviour. Springer International Publishing. pp:1-4


    3. Charbonneau D, Sosa S, Pasquaretta C and Guillaume JL (2015) L'analyse temporelle de les réseaux dynamique. Les réseaux sociaux dans le règne animal. Dir. Cédric Sueur. Editions Matériologiques


    2. Jeanson R, Charbonneau D, Cini A and Pasquaretta C (2015) Réseaux d'interactions chez les insectes. Les réseaux sociaux dans le règne animal. Dir. Cédric Sueur. Editions Matériologiques


    1. Matsuda I, Fukaya K, Pasquaretta C and Sueur C (2014) Factors Influencing Grooming Social Networks: Insights from Comparisons of Colobine Speices with Different Dispersal Patterns. Dispersing primate females. Ed. Furuichi T, Aureli F, Yamagiwa J, published by Springer.

  • collaborations

    Here a list of people I have worked, or I am currently working, with

    Mathieu Lihoreau (CNRS Toulouse -CRCA Lab)

    Raphael Jeanson (CNRS Toulouse -CRCA Lab)

    Jacques Gautrais (CNRS Toulouse -CRCA Lab)

    Philipp Heeb (CNRS Toulouse -EDB Lab)

    Vincent Viblanc (CNRS Strasbourg -DEPE Lab)

    Cedric Sueur (University of Strasbourg)

    Frederic Mery (CNRS Gyf-sur-Ivette -EGCE Lab)

    Bernard Thierry (CNRS -DEPE Lab)

    Valerie Dufour (CNRS -DEPE Lab)

    Francois Criscuolo (CNRS -DEPE Lab)

    Claudio Carere (University Paris 13 - LEEC Lab)

    David Constantini (University of Antwerp)

    Denis Reale (Université du Quebec à Montreal)

    Achaz von Hardenberg (University of Chester)

    Giuseppe Bogliani (University of Pavia)