in press

Walter A., Gandon S. & Lion S. (in press) Effect of unequal vaccination coverage and migration on long-term pathogen evolution in a metapopulation. Journal of evolutionary Biology. [bib]


Benhamou W., Lion S., Choquet R. & Gandon S. (2023) Phenotypic evolution of SARS-CoV-2: a statistical inference approach. Evolution. 77(10): 2213-2223. [bib]

Lion S., Sasaki A. & Boots M. (2023) Extending eco-evolutionary theory with oligomorphic dynamics. Ecology Letters. [bib] [doi]


Fabre F., Burie J., Ducrot A., Lion S., Richard Q. & Djidjou-Demasse R. (2022) An epi-evolutionary model for predicting the adaptation of spore-producing pathogens to quantitative resistance in heterogeneous environments. Evolutionary applications. 15(1): 95-110. [bib] [doi]

Gandon S. & Lion S. (2022) Targeted vaccination and the speed of SARS-CoV-2 adaptation. PNAS. 119(3): e2110666119. [bib] [doi]

Lion S., Boots M. & Sasaki A. (2022) Multi-morph eco-evolutionary dynamics in structured populations. American naturalist. 200(3): 345-372. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Lion S. & Gandon S. (2022) Evolution of class-structured populations in fluctuating environments. Evolution. [bib] [pdf] [doi] [som]

Sasaki A., Lion S. & Boots M. (2022) Antigenic escape selects for the evolution of higher pathogen transmission and virulence. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 6: 51-62. [bib] [doi]


Bruce J. B., Lion S., Buckling A., Westra E. & Gandon S. (2021) Regulation of prophage induction and lysogenization by phage communication systems. Current Biology. 31: 1-6. [bib] [pdf] [doi]

Walter A. & Lion S. (2021) Epidemiological and evolutionary consequences of periodicity in treatment coverage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 288: 20203007. [bib] [pdf] [som]


Day T., Gandon S., Lion S. & Otto S. (2020) On the evolutionary epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2. Current Biology. 30(15): R849-R857. [bib] [doi]


Chabas H., Nicot A., Meaden S., Westra E., Tremblay D., Pradier L., Lion S., Moineau S. & Gandon S. (2019) Variability in the durability of CRISPR-Cas immunity. Philosophical Transactions B. 374: 20180097. [bib] [doi]

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] [corr]

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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