People  | Sébastien Lion

I'm a CNRS researcher (CR1).
More information on my research interests can be found on my personal web page.


in press

Chabas H., Nicot A., Meaden S., Westra E., Tremblay D., Pradier L., Lion S., Moineau S. & Gandon S. (in press) Variability in the durability of CRISPR-Cas immunity. Philosophical Transactions B. [bib]


Govaert L. & 13 others (2019) Eco-evolutionary feedbacks -- theoretical models and perspectives. Functional Ecology. 33(1): 13-30. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Chabas H., Lion S., Nicot A., Meaden S., van Houte S., Moineau S., Wahl L. M., Westra E. R. & Gandon S. (2018) Evolutionary emergence of infectious diseases in heterogeneous host populations. PLoS Biology. 16(9): e2006738. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. (2018) Theoretical approaches in evolutionary ecology: environmental feedback as a unifying perspective. The American Naturalist. 191(1): 21-44. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. (2018) Class structure, demography and selection: reproductive-value weighting in nonequilibrium, polymorphic populations. The American Naturalist. 191(5): 620-637. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. (2018) From the Price equation to the selection gradient in class-structured populations: a quasi-equilibrium route. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 447C: 178-189. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. & Metz J. A. J. (2018) Beyond R0 maximisation: on pathogen evolution and environmental dimensions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33: 75-90. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Gandon S. & Lion S. (2017) Ebola evolution during the 2013-2016 outbreak. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology. 100019. [bib] [doi]


Lion S. (2016) Moment equations in spatial evolutionary ecology. Journal of theoretical biology. 405: 46-57. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. & Gandon S. (2016) Spatial evolutionary epidemiology of spreading epidemics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20161170. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]


Abbate J. L., Kada S. & Lion S. (2015) Beyond mortality: Sterility as a neglected component of parasite virulence. PLoS Pathogens. 11(12): e1005229. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Berngruber T., Lion S. & Gandon S. (2015) Spatial structure, transmission modes and the evolution of viral exploitation strategies. PLos Pathogens. 11(4): e1004810. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Kada S. & Lion S. (2015) Superinfection and the coevolution of parasite virulence and host recovery. Journal of evolutionary Biology. 28(12): 2285-2299. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. & Gandon S. (2015) Evolution of spatially structured host-parasite interactions. Journal of evolutionary biology. 28(1): 10-28. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Zurita-Gutiérrez Y. H. & Lion S. (2015) Spatial structure, host heterogeneity and parasite virulence: implications for vaccine-driven evolution. Ecology Letters. 18(8): 779-789. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]


Alizon S., Lion S., Murall C. L. & Abbate J. L. (2014) Quantifying the epidemic spread of Ebola virus (EBOV) in Sierra Leone using phylodynamics. Virulence. 5: 825-827. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Berngruber T. W., Lion S. & Gandon S. (2013) Evolution of suicide as a defense strategy against pathogens in a spatially structured environment. Ecology Letters. 16: 446-453. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. (2013) Multiple infections, kin selection and the evolutionary epidemiology of parasite traits. Journal of evolutionary biology. 26(10): 2107-2122. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]


Débarre F., Lion S., van Baalen M. & Gandon S. (2012) Evolution of host life-history traits in a spatially structured host-parasite system. The American Naturalist. 179(1): 52-63. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]


Abbot P. & 136 others (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature. 471(7339): E1-4. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Alizon S. & Lion S. (2011) Within-host parasite cooperation and the evolution of virulence. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278(1725): 3738-3747. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S., Jansen V. A. A. & Day T. (2011) Evolution in structured populations: beyond the kin/group debate. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 26(4): 193-201. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Rousset F. & Lion S. (2011) Much ado about nothing: Nowak et al.'s charge against inclusive fitness theory. Journal of evolutionary Biology. 24(6): 1386-1392. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S. (2010) Evolution of reproductive effort in viscous populations: the importance of population dynamics. Journal of evolutionary Biology. 23(4): 866-74. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. & Boots M. (2010) Are parasites "prudent" in space? Ecology Letters. 13(10): 1245-55. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. & Gandon S. (2010) Life history, habitat saturation and the evolution of fecundity and survival altruism. Evolution. 64(6): 1594-606. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S. (2009) Relatedness in spatially structured populations with empty sites: an approach based on spatial moment equations. Journal of theoretical Biology. 260(1): 121-131. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Lion S. & Gandon S. (2009) Habitat saturation and the spatial evolutionary ecology of altruism. Journal of evolutionary Biology. 22: 1487-1502. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. & van Baalen M. (2009) The evolution of juvenile-adult interactions in populations structured in age and space. Theoretical Population Biology. 76(2): 132-145. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S. & van Baalen M. (2008) Self-structuring in spatial evolutionary ecology. Ecology Letters. 11(3): 277-295. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S. & van Baalen M. (2007) From infanticide to parental care: why spatial structure can help adults be good parents. The American Naturalist. 170(2): E26-E46. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S., van Baalen M. & Wilson W. G. (2006) The evolution of parasite manipulation of host dispersal. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 273: 1063-1071. [bib] [pdf] [doi]


Lion S., Gabriel F., Bost B., Fievet J., Dillmann C. & de Vienne D. (2004) An extension to the metabolic control theory taking into account correlations between enzyme concentrations. European Journal of Biochemistry. 271: 1-17. [bib]

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