Hilaire Drouineau

Research Engineer

Skill area



  • Since 2016 – Alexis Paumier (main supervisor Patrick Lambert) : behaviour plasticity of spawning as an adaptive response to global warming : the example of the Allis shad population in the Garonne-Dordogne river basin

  • 2014-2017 - Maria Mateo: Adaptive responses of temperate eels to environmental heterogeneity: evolutionary mechanisms, threats due to global change and implications for conservation



  • 2016-2018 - Dominique Lamonica (co-supervision with Hervé Capra) : understanding the effects of human induced changes in flow and thermal conditions on fish behaviours through the analyis of their trajectories

  • 2014-2017 : Jocelyn Domange (co-supervision with Patrick Lambert) : Analysis of yellow eels density based on the diffusion process in a catchment with the TABASCO (spaTialised Anguilla BASin COlonisation assessment) model


Master thesis

  • 2017 - Marine Ballutaud (co-supervision with Jérémy Lobry) : comparison of methods to quantify the biomagnification of pollutants in the Gironde trophic network

  • 2016 - Virginie Bornarel: Modelling the recruitment of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) throughout its European range

  • 2016 - Marine Randon (co-supervision with Françoise Daverat): Quantifying exchanges of Allis shads between river catchments by combining otolith microchemistry and abundance indices in a Bayesian model

  • 2016 - Maxime Olsommer (co-supervision Maria Mateo): In which condition phenotypic plasticity can be selected for eels ?

  • 2012 - Tiphaine Pellegry (co-supervision Christian Rigaud): Can we quantity elver predation dowstream an obstacle using Visible Implant Elastomers ?

  • 2011 - Adrien Tableau: development of a fish-based index of estuarine ecological quality incorporating information from both scientific fish survey and expert knowledge


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bornarel, V., Lambert, P., Briand, C., Beaulaton, L., Antunes, C., Belpaire, C., Cicotti, E., Evans, D., Diaz, E., Diserud, O.H., Dohery, D., Domingos, I., De Graaf, M., Pedersen, M., Poole, R., O’Leary, C., Walker, A., Wickström, H., Drouineau, H., 2018. Modelling the recruitment of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) throughout its European range. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75, 541–552. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx180

Drouineau, H., Carter, C., Rambonilaza, M., Beaufaron, G., Bouleau, G., Gassiat, A., Lambert, P., Le Floch, S., Tétard, S., De Oliveira, E., 2018. River Continuity Restoration and diadromous fishes: much more than an ecological issue. Environmental Management 61, 671–686. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-017-0992-3

Massiot-Granier, F., Lassalle, G., Almeida, P.R., Aprahamian, M., Castonguay, M., Drouineau, H., García-Berthou, E., Laffaille, P., Lechêne, A., Lepage, M., Limburg, K., Lobry, J., Rochard, E., Rose, K., Rosebery, J., Rougier, T., Waldman, J., Wilson, K., Lambert, P., 2018. A generic method to assess species exploratory potential under climate change. Ecological Indicators 90, 615–623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.047

Lambert, P., Jatteau, P., Paumier, A., Carry, L., Drouineau, H., 2018. Allis shad adopts an efficient spawning tactic to optimise offspring survival. Environ Biol Fish 101, 315–326. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0700-4

Patey, G., Couillard, C.M., Drouineau, H., Verreault, G., Pierron, F., Lambert, P., Baudrimont, M., Couture, P., 2018. Early back-calculated size-at-age of Atlantic yellow eels sampled along ecological gradients in the Gironde and St. Lawrence hydrographical systems. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0025

Randon, M., Daverat, F., Bareille, G., Jatteau, P., Martin, J., Pecheyran, C., Drouineau, H., 2018. Quantifying exchanges of Allis shads between river catchments by combining otolith microchemistry and abundance indices in a Bayesian model. ICES J Mar Sci 75, 9–21. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx148

Chevillot, X., Drouineau, H., Lambert, P., Carassou, L., Sautour, B., Lobry, J., 2017. Toward a phenological mismatch in estuarine pelagic food web? PLOS ONE 12, e0173752. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173752

Drouineau, H., Bau, F., Alric, A., Deligne, N., Gomes, P., Sagnes, P., 2017. Silver eel downstream migration in fragmented rivers: use of a Bayesian model to track movements triggering and duration. Aquatic Living Resources 30, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1051/alr/2017003

Jatteau, P., Drouineau, H., Charles, K., Carry, L., Lambert, P., 2017. Thermal tolerance in Allis shad eggs and larvae (Alosa alosa L.) embryos and larvae: modelling and potential applications. Aquatic Living Resources 30. https://doi.org/10.1051/alr/2016033

Mateo, M., Lambert, P., Tétard, S., Castonguay, M., Ernande, B., Drouineau, H., 2017. Cause or consequence? Exploring the role of phenotypic plasticity and genetic polymorphism in the emergence of phenotypic spatial patterns of the European eel. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74, 987–999. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0214

Mateo, M., Lambert, P., Tétard, S., Drouineau, H., 2017. Impacts that cause the highest direct mortality of individuals do not necessarily have the greatest influence on temperate eel escapement. Fisheries Research 193, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.03.024

Munoz, G., Budzinski, H., Babut, M., Drouineau, H., Lauzent, M., Le Menach, K., Lobry, J., Selleslagh, J., Simonnet-Laprade, C., Labadie, P., 2017. Evidence for the Trophic Transfer of Perfluoroalkylated Substances in a Temperate Macrotidal Estuary. Environ. Sci. Technol. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b02399

Chevillot, X., Pierre, M., Rigaud, A., Drouineau, H., Chaalali, A., Sautour, B., Lobry, J., 2016. Abrupt shifts in the Gironde fish community: an indicator of ecological changes in an estuarine ecosystem. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 549, 137–151. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11681

Drouineau, H., Beaulaton, L., Lambert, P., Briand, C., 2016. GEREM (Glass-Eel Recruitment Estimation Model) : a model to estimate glass-eel recruitment at different spatial scales. Fisheries Research 174, 68–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2015.09.003

Drouineau, H., Lobry, J., Bez, N., Travers-Trolet, M., Vermard, Y., Gascuel, D., 2016. The need for a protean fisheries science to address the degradation of exploited aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic Living Resources 29, E201. https://doi.org/10.1051/alr/2016021

Drouineau, H., Rigaud, C., Laharanne, A., Fabre, R., Alric, A., Baran, P., 2015. Assessing the efficiency of an elver ladder using a multi-state mark-recapture model. River Research and Applications 31, 291–300. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.2737

Martin, J., Rougemont, Q., Drouineau, H., Launey, S., Jatteau, P., Bareille, G., Bérail, S., Pécheyran, C., Feunteun, E., Roques, S., Clavé, D., Nachón, D.J., Antunes, C., Mota, M., Réveillac, E., Daverat, F., 2015. Dispersal capacities of anadromous Allis shad population inferred from a coupled genetic and otolith approach. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0510

Rougier, T., Lassalle, G., Drouineau, H., Dumoulin, N., Faure, T., Deffuant, G., Rochard, E., Lambert, P., 2015. The Combined Use of Correlative and Mechanistic Species Distribution Models Benefits Low Conservation Status Species. PLoS ONE 10, e0139194. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139194

Drouineau, H., Rigaud, C., Daverat, F., Lambert, P., 2014. EvEel (evolutionary ecology-based model for eel): a model to explore the role of phenotypic plasticity as an adaptive response of three temperate eels to spatially structured environments. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 71, 1561–1571. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0090

Rougier, T., Drouineau, H., Dumoulin, N., Faure, T., Deffuant, G., Rochard, E., Lambert, P., 2014. The GR3D model, a tool to explore the Global Repositioning Dynamics of Diadromous fish Distribution. Ecological Modelling 283, 31–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.03.019

Drouineau, H., Sainte-Marie, B., Duplisea, D., 2013. Estimating natural mortality and egg production of snow crab Chionoecetes opilio adult females. Aquatic Biology 18, 261–270.

Tableau, A., Drouineau, H., Delpech, C., Pierre, M., Lobry, J., Le Pape, O., Breine, J., Lepage, M., 2013. A fish-based index of estuarine ecological quality incorporating information from both scientific fish survey and experts knowledge. Ecological Indicators 32, 147–156.

Drouineau, H., Lobry, J., Delpech, C., Bouchoucha, M., Mahévas, S., Courrat, A., Pasquaud, S., Lepage, M., 2012. A Bayesian framework to objectively combine metrics when developing stressor specific multimetric indicator. Ecological Indicators 13, 314–321.

Drouineau, H., Savard, L., Desgagnés, M., Duplisea, D., 2012. SPAM (Sex-Structured Pandalus Assessment Model): a stock assessment model for Pandalus stocks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69, 770–783.

Franco, A., Pérez-Ruzafa, A., Drouineau, H., Franzoi, P., Koutrakis, E., Lepage, M., Verdiell-Cubedo, D., Bouchoucha, M., López-Capel, A., Riccato, F., Sapounidis, A., Marcos, C., Oliva-Paterna, F., Torralva-Forero, M., Torricelli, P., 2012. Assessment of Fish Assemblages in Coastal Lagoon Habitats: Effect of Sampling Method. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 112, 115–125.

Gamito, R., Pasquaud, S., Courrat, A., Drouineau, H., Fonseca, V.F., Gonçalves, C.I., Wouters, N., Costa, J.L., Lepage, M., Costa, M.J., Cabral, H.N., 2012. Influence of sampling effort on metrics of fish-based indices for the assessment of estuarine ecological quality. Ecological Indicators 23, 9–18.

Rougier, T., Lambert, P., Drouineau, H., Girardin, M., Castelnaud, G., Carry, L., Aprahamian, M.W., Rivot, E., Rochard, E., 2012. Collapse of Allis shad, Alosa alosa, in the Gironde system (southwest France) : environmental change, fishing mortality or Allee effect? ICES Journal of Marine Science 69, 1802–1811.

Drouineau, H., Mahévas, S., Bertignac, M., Duplisea, D., 2010. A length-structured and spatialised model for the Northern stock of European hake (Merluccius merluccius). ICES Journal of Marine Science 67, 1697–1709.

Nicolas, D., Chaalali, A., Drouineau, H., Lobry, J., Uriarte, A., Borja, A., Boët, P., 2010. Impact of global warming on European tidal estuaries: some evidence of northward migration of estuarine fish species. Regional Environmental Change 1–11.

Pelletier, D., Mahévas, S., Drouineau, H., Vermard, Y., Thébaud, O., Guyader, O., Poussin, B., 2009. Evaluation of the bioeconomic sustainability of complex fisheries under a wide range of policy options using ISIS-Fish. Ecol Modell 220, 1013–1033.

Drouineau, H., Mahévas, S., Bertignac, M., 2008. Assessing the impact of discretisation assumptions in a length-structured growth population model. Fish Res 91, 160–167.

Drouineau, H., Mahévas, S., Pelletier, D., Beliaeff, B., 2006. Assessing the impact of different management options using ISIS-Fish: the French Merluccius merluccius - Nephrops norvegicus mixed fishery of the Bay of Biscay. Aquat Living Resour 19, 15–29.



Drouineau, H., 2008. Développement et ajustement d’un modèle de dynamique des populations structuré en longueur et spatialisé appliqué au stock Nord de merlu (Merluccius merluccius) (Doctorat de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Rennes, spécialité halieutique). Ecole doctorale Vie-Agro-Santé.