List of publications (peer-reviewed articles and reports) by Thierry Chambert, founder of Calao Wildlife Consulting.


Chambert T., Imberdis L., Couloumy C., Bonet R. & Besnard A. (2020) Density dependence in Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos fecundity better explained by individual adjustment than territory heterogeneity, In press. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12826

Chambert T., Imberdis L., Bonet R., Perfus M., Siefert N., Cavailhes J., Fonderflick J., Malafosse J.-P., Jailloux A. & Besnard A. (2020). Suivi des populations d’Aigles royaux  dans les parcs nationaux français : Analyses et recommandations. Office Français de la Biodiversité, Montpellier, France.


Chambert, T., Belt J., and Hossack B.R. (2019). Monitoring of Boreal Toads (Anaxyrus boreas) in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: Survey design recommendations and trends in wetland occupancy and amphibian chytrid. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, Alaska, USA.

Chambert T., Enot G. & Khanh P.H. (2019). Monitoring of Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) in Bàu Sàu Lake, Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park, Tân Phú District, Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Claessens O. & Chambert T. (2019). Evaluer les impacts de l’exploitation forestière sur l’avifaune de Guyane : Mise en place d’un protocole de suivi.  GEPOG, French Guyana.

Gamble A., Garnier R., Chambert T., Gimenez O. & Boulinier T. (2019). Next Generation Serology: integrating cross-sectional and capture-recapture approaches to infer disease dynamics. Ecology. 101(2), e02923.


Louvrier J., Chambert T., Marboutin E. & Gimenez O. (2018) Accounting for misidentification and heterogeneity in occupancy studies using hidden Markov models. Ecological Modelling, 387, 61-69.

Balint M., Nowak C., Márton O., Pauls S., Wittwer C., Aramayo J., Schulze A., Chambert T., Cocchiararo B. & Jansen M. (2018) Accuracy, limitations and cost-efficiency of eDNA-based community survey in tropical frogs. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(6), 1415-1426.

Chambert T., Grant E.H.C., Miller D.A.W., Nichols J.D., Mulder K.P. & Brand A.B. (2018) Two-species occupancy modeling accounting for species misidentification and nondetection. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 1468–1477.

Louvrier J., Molinari‐Jobin A., Kéry M., Chambert T., Miller D., Zimmermann F., Marboutin E., Molinari P., Müeller O., Černe R. & Gimenez O. (2018) Use of ambiguous detections to improve estimates from species distribution models. Conservation Biology, 33(1), 185–195.

Chambert T., Pilliod, D.S. Goldberg C.S., Doi H. & Takahara T. (2018) An analytical framework for estimating aquatic species density from environmental DNA. Ecology and Evolution, 8(6), 3468–3477.

Adams M.J., Pearl C.A., Chambert T., McCreary B., Galvan S.K. & Rowe J. (2018) Effect of cattle exclosures on Columbia Spotted Frog abundance. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 26, 627-634.

Chambert T., Waddle J.H., Miller D.A.W., Walls S.C. & Nichols J.D. (2018). A new framework for analyzing automated acoustic species-detection data: occupancy estimation and optimization of recordings post-processing. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9(3), 560-570.


Muths E., Chambert T., Schmidt B., Miller D.A.W, Hossack B.R., et al. (2017) Heterogeneous responses of temperate-zone amphibian populations to climate change complicates conservation planning. Scientific Reports, 7(1): 17102.

Hossack B.R, Honeycutt R.K., Sigafus B.H., Muths E, Crawford C.L., Jones T.R., Sorensen J.A., Rorabaugh J.C. & Chambert T. (2017) Informing recovery in a human-transformed landscape: Drought-mediated coexistence alters population trends of an imperiled salamander and invasive predators. Biological Conservation, 209, 377-394.


Chambert T., Hossack B.R., Fishback L. & Davenport J.M. (2016) Estimating abundance in the presence of species uncertainty. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 1041-1049.

Chapple T.K., Chambert T., Kanive P.E., Jorgensen S.J., Rotella J.J., Anderson S.D., Carlisle A.B. & Block B.A. (2016) A novel application of multi-event modeling to estimate class segregation in a highly migratory oceanic vertebrate. Ecology, 97, 3494–3502.

Boulinier T., Kada S., Ponchon A., Dupraz M., Dietrich M., Gamble A., Bourret V., Duriez O., Bazire R., Tornos J., Tveraa T., Chambert T., Garnier R., McCoy K.D. (2016) Migration, Prospecting, Dispersal? What Host Movement Matters for Infectious Agent Circulation? Integrative and Comparative Biology, icw015.

Grant E.H.C., Miller D.A.W., Schmidt B.R., Adams M.J., Amburgey S.M., Chambert T., Cruickshank S.S., Fisher R.N., Green D.M., Hossack B.R., Johnson P.T.J., Joseph M.B., et al. (2016) Quantitative evidence for the effects of multiple drivers on continental-scale amphibian declines. Scientific Reports, 6, 25625.

Hossack B.R., Muths E., Rorabaugh J.C., Espinal J.A.L., Sigafus B.H., Chambert T., Arroyo G.C., Felix D.H., Martinez D.T. & Jones T.R. (2016) Notes on the Distribution of Tiger Salamanders (presumed A. mavortium stebbinsi) in Sonora, Mexico. Herpetological Review, 47, 177-180.


Ponchon A., Chambert T., Lobato E., Tveraa T., Grémillet D. & Boulinier T. (2015) Breeding failure induces large scale prospecting movements in the black-legged kittiwake. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 473, 138-145.

Chambert T., Kendall W.L., Hines J.E., Nichols J.D., Pedrini P., Waddle J.H., Walls S.C., Tavecchia G. & Tenan S. (2015) Testing hypotheses on distribution shifts and changes in phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 638-647.

Chambert T., Miller D.A.W. & Nichols J.D. (2015) Modeling false positive detections in species occurrence data under different study designs. Ecology, 96, 332-339.

Chambert T., Rotella J.J. & Garrott, R.A. (2015) Female Weddell seals show flexible strategies of colony attendance related to varying environmental conditions. Ecology, 96, 479-488.


Chambert T., Rotella J.J. & Garrott R.A. (2014) An evolutionary perspective on reproductive individual heterogeneity in a marine vertebrate. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(5), 1158-1168.

Chambert T., Rotella J.J., Higgs M.D. & Garrott R.A. (2014) Use of posterior predictive checks as an inferential tool for investigating individual heterogeneity in animal population vital rates. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 1389-1397.


Chambert T., Rotella J.J., Higgs M.D. & Garrott R.A. (2013) Individual heterogeneity in reproductive rates and cost of reproduction in a long-lived vertebrate. Ecology and Evolution, 3, 2047-2060.

Choquet R., Carrié C., Chambert T. & Boulinier T. (2013) Estimating transitions between classified states using non-discrete measures with imperfect detection. Ecology, 94(10), 2160-2165.


Chambert T., Rotella J.J. & Garrott R.A. (2012) Environmental extremes versus ecological extremes: Impact of a massive iceberg on the population dynamics of a high-level Antarctic marine predator. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279, 4532-4541.

Chambert T., Staszewski V., Lobato E., Choquet R., Carrie C., McCoy K., Tveraa T. & Boulinier T. (2012) Exposure of Black-legged kittiwakes to Lyme disease spirochetes: dynamics of the immune status of adult hosts and effect on their survival. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81, 986-995.

Ponchon A., Grémillet D., Doligez B., Chambert T., Tveraa T., Gonzalez-Solis J. & Boulinier T. (2012) Tracking prospecting movements involved in breeding habitat selection: insights, pitfalls and perspectives. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 143-150.

Rotella J.J., Link W.A., Chambert T., Stauffer G.E. & Garrott R.A. (2012) Evaluating the demographic buffering hypothesis with vital rates estimated for Weddell seals from 30 years of mark-recapture data. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81, 162-173.

Chambert T., Pardo D., Choquet R., Staszewski V., McCoy K.D., Tveraa T. & Boulinier T. (2012) Heterogeneity in detection probability along the breeding season in Black-legged kittiwakes, implications for sampling design. Journal of Ornithology, 152, S371-S380.