Luc A. Dunoyer

  • Teaching Assistant
  • PhD student
  • Biology
Thomas Hunt Morgan building, room 101
Research Interests:

2013 – 2019 (expected) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA; 2010 – 2012 Master's Degree, Behavioral Biology, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France; 2006 – 2009 Bachelor's Degree, Biology, General, University of Chambery, Chambery, France.


I am a French guy who wanted to see the world. That's why after my master degree in Dijon, France (the wine, bread, and cheese country) I decided to cross the Atlantic ocean just to see what is on the other side. Now I am a PhD student co-advised by Dr. Ashley Seifert and Dr. Jeremy Van Cleve. They focus on evolutionary ecology in an effort to understand the structure as well as dynamics of ecological populations and communities, life histories, and underlying behavioral mechanisms. My personal scientific focus relies on inter-species interactions, species behavior, and ecosystem engineering using crayfish in freshwater streams. If you are interested in working on these thematics, just shoot me an email, I always welcome motivated folks.

Selected Publications: 

Luc A. DUNOYER, Lorine DIJOUX, Loic BOLLACHE, and Clement LAGRUE 2014. Effects of crayfish on leaf litter decomposition and shredder prey: are native and introduced species functionally redundant? Biological Invasions, 16: 1545-1555. doi: 10.1007/s10530-013-0590-0.

Gisela GARCIA-RAMOS, Luc A. DUNOYER, Katherine SASSER, and Philip H. CROWLEY 2015. Invasion collapse: Disease-Meiated Invasions and the evolution of a successful defense by a native competitor. Biological Invasions17: 2863-2879. doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0916-1.

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Bichet, C ;Penn, DJ ;Moodley, Y ;Dunoyer, L ;Cellier-Holzem, E ;Belvalette, M ;Grégoire, A ;Garnier, S ;Sorci, G "Females tend to prefer genetically similar mates in an island population of house sparrows." BMC evolutionary biology 14, 1 (2014): 47. Details. Full text
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