Publications – Denis Vile


RECOMMENDED*** Bastias CC, Estarague A*, Vile D, Gaignon E, Lee C-R, Exposito-Alonso M, Violle C, Vasseur F. 2024. Ecological trade-offs drive phenotypic and genetic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana in Europe. Nature Communications.

*Étudiants encadrés


Bastias CC, Estarague A*, Vile D, Gaignon E, Lee C-R, Exposito-Alonso M, Violle C, Vasseur F. 2024. Ecological trade-offs drive phenotypic and genetic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana in Europe.
Nature Communications.

Przybylska MS*, Violle C, Vile D, Scheepens JF, Munoz F, Tenllado A, Vinyeta M, Le Roux X, Vasseur F. 2024. Can plants build their niche through modulation of soil microbial activities linked with nitrogen cycling? A test with Arabidopsis thaliana.
New Phytologist 243(2): 620-635

Bontpart T, Gérard F, Vile D, Lacombe B, Weiss A, Reicheld JP, Mari S. 2024. Growing on calcareous soils and facing climate change.
Trends in Plant Science. 

Tolleter D, Smith E, Dupont-Thibert C, Uwizeye C, Vile D, Gloaguen P, Falconet D, Finazzi G, Vandenbrouck Y, Curien G. 2024. A quantitative cellular/subcellular atlas of Arabidopsis reference leaf 6.
Quantitative Plant Biology 5, e2. 


Nguyen NNT, Lamotte O, Alsulaiman M*, Ruffel S, Krouk G, Dang TMN, Aimé S, Berthomieu P, Dubos C, Wendehenne D, Vile D, and Gosti F. Silencing of Plant Defensin Type 1 reduces sensitivity to pathogens and zinc toxicity in Arabidopsis thaliana
Journal of Experimental Botany

Przybylska MS*, Violle C, Vile D, Scheepens JF, Lacombe B, Perrier L, Sales-Mabily L, Laumond M, Vinyeta M, Moulin P, Beurier G, Rouan L, Cornet D, Vasseur F. AraDiv: a dataset of functional traits and leaf hyperspectral reflectance of Arabidopsis thaliana. 
Scientific Data 10, 314.

Estarague A*, Violle C, Vile D, Hany A, Martino T, Moulin P and F Vasseur. 2023. Plant-herbivore interactions: Experimental demonstration of genetic variability in plant-plant signaling. 
Evolutionary Applications

Vasseur F, Violle C, Enquist BJ, Vile D. 2023. Genetic variability and plasticity of plant allometry. 
Functional Ecology 37, 1095–110


Díaz et al. 2022. The global spectrum of plant form and function: enhanced species-level trait dataset. 
Scientific Data. 9:755.

Vasseur F, Westgeest AJ, Vile D, Violle C. 2022. Solving the grand challenge of phenotypic integration: allometry across scales. 
Genetica 150, 161–169.

Vasseur F, D Cornet, G Beurier, J Messier, L Rouan, J Bresson, M Ecarnot, M Stahl, S Heumos, M Gérard, H Reijnen, P Tillard, B Lacombe, A Emanuel, J Floret, A Estarague, S Przybylska, K Sartori, LM Gillespie, E Baron, E Kazakou, D Vile and C Violle. 2021. A perspective to plant phenomics: coupling deep learning and near-infrared spectroscopy. 
Frontiers in Plant Science

Joram P, Dauzat M, Bédiée A, Vile D. 2022. Relamping PHENOPSIS – a high throughput phenotyping platform – with LEDs
Acta Horticulturae

Nowak J, Faure N, Glorieux C, Vile D, Pauwels M, Frérot H. 2022. Sublethal effects of metal toxicity and the measure of plant fitness in ecotoxicological experiments. 
Environmental Pollution. 304 119138.

Sartori K*, Violle C, Vile D, Vasseur F, De Villemereuil P, Bresson J, Gillespie L, Fletcher L, Sack, L, Kazakou E. 2022. Do leaf nitrogen resorption dynamics align with the slow-fast continuum? A test at the intraspecific level. 
Functional Ecology

Estarague A*, Vasseur F, Sartori K, Bastias C, Cornet D, Rouan L, Beurier G, Exposito-Alonso M, Herbette S, Bresson J, Vile D and Violle C. 2022. Into the range: a latitudinal gradient or a center-margins differentiation of ecological strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana? 
Annals of Botany 129: 343-355.


Bergès SE*, M Yvon, D Masclef, M Dauzat, D Vile, M van Munster. 2021. Water deficit changes the relationships between epidemiological traits of the Cauliflower mosaic virus across diverse Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Scientific Reports 11:24103.

Bengoa Luoni SA, Cenci A, Moschen S, Nicosia S, Radonic LM, Sabio y Garcia J, Carrère S, Langlade NB, Vile D, Vazquez Rovere C and Fernandez P. 2021. Genome-Wide analysis of NAC Transcription Factors in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), their comparative phylogenetic analysis and association with leaf senescence. BMC Genomics 22:893

National-scale changes in crop diversity through the Anthropocene. 
Mariani RO, Cadotte MW, Isaac ME, Vile D, and Cyrille Violle C, Martin AR. 2021.  
Scientific Reports. 

Trait diversity of pulse species predict agroecosystem properties trade-offs.
Guiguitant J*, Vile D, Marrou H. 2021.
Frontiers in Plant Science 12:636915.


Evaluation of pulse crops’ functional diversity supporting food production. 
Guiguitant J*, Marrou H, Ghanem ME, Wery J, Vile D. 2020.
Scientific Reports 10:3416. 

Sensitivity of transpiration rate and symbiotic N2 fixation to soil drying among three species of the genus Vigna. 
Guiguitant J*, H Marrou, D Vile, TR. Sinclair, D Pradhan, M Ramirez, ME Ghanem. 2020.
Physiologia Plantarum

Domestication of Durum wheat lead to strongest changes in assembly of the rhizosphere fungal community. 
Spor A, Roucou A*, Mounier A, Bru D, Breuil M-C, Vile D, Roumet P, Philippot L and Violle C. 2020. 

Natural variation of Arabidopsis thaliana responses to Cauliflower mosaic virus infection upon water deficit.
Bergès SE*, Vasseur F, Bediée A, Rolland G, Masclef D, Dauzat M, van Munster M, Vile D. 2020. 
PLOS Pathogens


Leaf economics and slow-fast adaptation across the geographic range of Arabidopsis thaliana. 
Sartori K*, Vasseur F, Violle C, Baron E, Gérard M, Rowe N, Ayala-Garay O, Garcia de Jalon L, Masclef D, Harscouet E, MC Del Rey Granado, Chassagneux A, Kazakou E, Vile D. 2019.
Scientific Reports 9:10758.

Secondary metabolites have more influence than morpho-physiological traits on litter decomposability across genotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana.
Kazakou E, Vasseur F, Sartori K*, Baron E, Rowe N, Vile D. 2019.
New Phytologist 224: 1532-1543.

Snakin-1 affects reactive oxygen species and ascorbic acid levels and hormone balance in potato. 
Nahirñak V, Rivarola M, Almasia NI, Barrios Barón MP, Hopp HE, Vile D, Paniego N, Vazquez Rovere C. 2019.
PLoS ONE  14(3): e0214165.

Regional and global shifts in crop diversity through the Anthropocene. 
Martin AR, Cadotte MW, Isaac ME, Milla R, Violle C, Vile D. 2019.
PLoS ONE 14(2): e0209788.

Inter- and intra-specific trait shifts in sites differing in aridity at the north western edge of the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region. 
2018. Climate as a driver of adaptive variations in ecological strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany.

50.  Bergès S*, Vile D, Vazquez-Rovere C, Blanc S, Yvon M, Bediée A, Rolland G, Dauzat M, van Munster M. Interactions between drought and plant genotype change epidemiological traits of Cauliflower mosaic virus. Frontiers in Plant Science.

49.  Vasseur F, Exposito-Alonso M, Ayala-Garay O*, Wang G, Enquist BJ, Vile D, Violle C, Weigel D. 2018. Adaptive diversification of growth allometry in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Science USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1709141115

48.  Rymaszewski W, Dauzat M, Bédiée A, Rolland G, Luchaire N, Granier C, Hennig J and Vile D. 2018 Measurement of Arabidopsis thalianaplant traits using the PHENOPSIS phenotyping platform. Bioprotocols 10.21769/BioProtoc.2739.

47.  Bourion V, Heulin-Gotty K, Aubert V, Tisseyre P, Chabert-Martinello M, Pervent M, Delaitre C, Vile D, Siol M, Duc G, Brunel B, Burstin J, Lepetit M. 2018. Co-inoculation of a pea core-collection with diverse rhizobial strains shows competitiveness for nodulation and efficiency of nitrogen fixation are distinct traits in the interaction. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 2249. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02249.

46.  Roucou A, Violle C, Fort F, Roumet P, Ecarnot M and Vile D. 2018. Shifts in plant functional strategies over the course of tetraploid wheat domestication. Journal of Applied Ecology55(1): 25-37. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13029.


45. Yvon M, Vile D, Brault V, Blanc S and van Munster M. Drought reduces transmission of Turnip yellows virus, an insect-vectored circulative virus. Virus Research 241: 131-136.

44.  Rymaszewski W, Granier C, Vile D, Dauzat M, Bediee A, Luchaire N, Kamrowska D, and Hennig J. Stress-response gene expression reflects morpho-physiological responses to water deficit in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 174(3): 1913-1930.

43. Gallusci P, Dai Z, Génard M, Gauffretau A, Leblanc-Fournier N, Richard-Molard C, Vile D, Brunel-Muguet S. Epigenetics for plant improvement: current knowledge and modelling avenues. Trends in Plant Science 22(7): 610-623.

42. van Munster M, Yvon M, Vile D, Dader B, Fereres A, Blanc S. Water stress enhances the transmission of plant viruses by insect vectors. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0174398.

41.  Louault F, Pottier J, Note P, Vile D, Soussana JF, Carrère P. In press. Complex plant community responses to modifications of disturbance and nutrient availability in productive permanent grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 28(3): 538-549.


40.  Beaumelle L, Vile D, Lamy I, Vandenbulcke F, Gimbert, F Hedde, M. 2016. 
A structural equation model of soil metal bioavailability to earthworms: confronting causal theory and observations following laboratory exposure to field-contaminated soils. Science of the Total Environment. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.023

39.  Loranger J, Blonder B, Garnier E, Shipley B, Vile D, Violle C. 
2016. Occupancy and overlap in trait space along a successional gradient in Mediterranean old-fields. American Journal of Botany 103: 1050-1060. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500483

38.  Dambreville A, Griolet M, Rolland G, Dauzat M, Bédiée A, Balsera C, Muller B, Vile D, Granier C. 2016. Phenotyping oilseed rape growth-related traits and their responses to water deficit: the disturbing pot size effect. Functional Plant Biology. 10.1071/FP16036

37.  Parent B, Vile D, Violle C, Tardieu F (2016) Towards parsimonious ecophysiological models that bridge Ecology and Agronomy. Response to Michelangeli et al's comment on "Temperature responses of developmental processes have not been affected by breeding in different ecological areas for 17 crop species". New Phytologist 210: 380-382. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13811.


Blonder B, Vasseur F*, Violle C, Shipley B, Enquist B, Vile D. Testing models for the origin of the leaf economics spectrum with leaf and whole-plant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. AoB Plants. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv049

Bresson J*, Vasseur F*, Dauzat M, Koch G*, Granier C and Vile D. Quantifying spatial heterogeneity of chlorophyll fluorescence during plant growth and in response to water stress. Plant Methods 11:23. doi:10.1186/s13007-015-0067-5

Massonnet C, Dauzat M, Bédiée A, Vile D and Granier C. Individual leaf area of early flowering Ara-bidopsis genotypes is more affected by drought than late flowering ones : a multi-scale analysis in 35 genetically modified lines. American Journal of Plant Sciences (in press).


Vasseur F*, Bontpart T*, Dauzat M, Granier C, Vile D (2014) Multivariate analysis of A. thaliana plasticity to water deficit and high temperature reveals common and stress-specific genetic architectures. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 6457-6469.

Bresson J*, Vasseur F*, Dauzat M, Labadie M*, Varoquaux F, Touraine B, Vile D (2014) Interact to survive: Phyllobacterium brassicacearum improves Arabidopsis tolerance to severe water deficit and growth recovery. PloS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107607

Granier C, Vile D (2014) Phenotyping and beyond: modelling the relationships between traits. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 18: 96-102.

Nguyen NNT, Ranwez V,Vile D, Soulié MC, Dellagi A, Expert D, Gosti F (2014) Evolutionary tinkering of the expression of Plant Defensins Type 1 (PDF1) suggests their joint effect on zinc tolerance and the response to pathogen attack. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00070.

Kazakou E, Violle C, Roumet C, Navas ML, Vile D, Kattge J, Garnier E (2014) Are trait-based species’ rankings consistent across datasets and spatial scales? Journal of Vegetation Science 25(1): 235-247.


Bresson J*, Varoquaux F, Bontpart T, Touraine B, Vile D (2013) The PGPR strain Phyllobacterium brassicacearum STM196 induces a reproductive delay and physiological changes that result in improved drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist. 200: 558-569

Bresson J*, Lièvre M, Wuyts N, Cookson SJ, Dapp M, Vasseur F*, Massonnet C, Tisné S, Bettembourg M, Balsera C, Bédiée A, Bouvery F, Dauzat M, Rolland G, Vile D, Granier C (2013) Phenotyping the kinematics of leaf development in flowering plants: recommendations and pitfalls. WIREs Developmental Biology. doi: 10.1002/wdev.119.

Pascal S, Bernard A, Sorel M, Pervent M, Vile D, Haslam RP, Napier JA, Lessire R, Domergue F, Joubès J (2013) A new Arabidopsis cer26 mutant is specifically affected in the extra-long-chain fatty acid elongation process. The Plant Journal 73(5): 733-746.


Vasseur F*, Violle C, Enquist BJ, Granier C, Vile D (2012) A common genetic basis to the origin of the Leaf Economics Spectrum and Metabolic Scaling Allometry.Ecology Letters15: 1149-1157.

Vile D, Pervent M, Belluau M*, Vasseur F*, Bresson J*, Muller B, Granier C, Simonneau T (2012) Arabidopsisgrowth under prolonged high temperature and water deficit: independent or interactive effects? Plant Cell and Environment 35(4): 702-718.


Massonnet C, Tisné S, Radziejwoski A, Vile D, de Veylder L, Dauzat M, Granier C (2011) New insights into the control of endoreduplication: Endoreduplication is driven by organ growth in Arabidopsis leaves. Plant Physiology 157: 2044-2055.

Vasseur F*, Pantin F, Vile D (2011) Changes in light intensity reveal a major role for carbon balance in Arabidopsis responses to high temperature. Plant Cell and Environment 34: 1563-1576.

Richard O, Pineau C, Loubet S, Chalies C, Vile D, Marques L and Berthomieu P (2011) Diversity analysis of the response to Zn within the Arabidopsis thaliana species revealed a low contribution of Zn translocation to Zn tolerance and a new role for Zn in lateral root development. Plant Cell & Environment 34: 1065-1078.

Bourdenx B, Bernard A, Domergue F, Pascal S, Léger A, Roby D, Pervent M, Vile D, Haslam R, Napier JA, Lessire R and J Joubès (2011). Overexpression of Arabidopsis ECERIFERUM1 promotes wax very-long-chain alkane biosynthesis and influences plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Plant Physiology 156: 29-45.


Aubert Y, Vile D, Pervent M, Aldon D, Ranty B, Simonneau T, Vavasseur A, JP Galaud (2010) RD20, an Arabidopsis stress-inducible caleosin, is involved in transpiration rate and plant development in water deficit conditions. Plant & Cell Physiology 51: 1975-1987.

Tisné S, Schmalenbach I, Reymond M, Dauzat M, Pervent M, Vile Dand Granier C (2010) Keep on growing under drought: genetic and development bases of the response of rosette area using a recombinant inbred line population.Plant Cell & Environment33: 1875-1887

Massonnet C, Vile D, Fabre J, Hannah MA, Caldana C, Lisec J, Beemster GTS, Meyer, RC, Messerli G, Gronlund J, Perkovic J, Wigmore E, May S, Bevan M, Meyer C, Rubio-Díaz S, Weigel D, Micol JL, Buchanan-Wollaston V, Fiorani F, Walsh S, Rinn B, Gruissem W, Hilson P, Hennig L, Willmitzer L, Granier C (2010) Probing the reproducibility of leaf growth and molecular phenotypes: a comparison of three Arabidopsis accessions cultivated in ten laboratories. Plant Physiology 152: 2142-2157. [Selected by the Faculty of 1000].


Granier C, Tisne S, Massonnet C, Fabre J, Wuyts N, Vile D& Dauzat M (2009) Could the extent of cell division, cell expansion and endoreduplication in a leaf be controlled by leaf expansion itself? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 153A, S175-S175.


Tisné S, Reymond M, Vile D, Fabre J, Dauzat M, Koornneef M and Granier C (2008) Combined genetic and modelling approaches reveal that epidermal cell area and number in leaves are controlled by leaf and plant developmental processes inA. thaliana. Plant Physiology 148: 1117-1127.

Vacher C, Vile D, Helion E, Piou D and Desprez-Loustau M-L (2008) Distribution of parasitic fungal species richness: influence of climate versus host species diversity. Diversity and Distributions 14(5): 786-798.

Pakeman RJ, Garnier E, Lavorel S, Ansquer P, Castro H, Cruz P, Doležal J, Eriksson O, Golodets C, Kigel J, Kleyer M, Lepš J, Meier T, Papadimitriou M, Papanastasis VP, Quested H, Quétier F, Rusch G, Sternberg M, Theau J-P, Thébault A, and Vile D(2008). Impact of abundance weighting on the response of seed traits to climate and land use. Journal of Ecology 96(2): 355-366.


Shipley B, Vile Dand Garnier E (2007). Response to comments on “From plant traits to plant communities”. Science 316: 1425.

Violle C, Navas M-L, Vile D, Roumet C, Kazakou E, Fortunel C, Hummel I and Garnier E (2007) Let the concept of plant trait be functional! Oikos 116: 882-892.

Vaieretti MV, Diaz S, Vile D, Garnier E (2007) Two measurement methods of leaf dry matter content produce similar results in a broad range of species. Annals of Botany 99:955-958.

Hummel I, Vile D, Violle C, Devaux J, Blanchard A, Garnier E and Roumet C (2007) Relating root structure and anatomy to whole plant functioning: the case of fourteen herbaceous Mediterranean species. New Phytologist  173(2): 313-321.

Garnier E, S Lavorel, P Ansquer, H Castro, P Cruz, J Dolezal, O Eriksson, C Fortunel, H Freitas, C Golodets, K Grigulis, C Jouany, E Kazakou, J Kigel, M Kleyer, V Lehsten, J Lepš, T Meier, R Pakeman, M Papadimitriou, V Papanastasis, H Quested, F Quétier, M Robson, C Roumet, G Rusch, C Skarpe, M Sternberg, J-P Theau, A Thébault, D Vile and Zarovali M (2007) Assessing the effects of land use change on plant traits, communities and ecosystem functioning in grasslands: a standardized methodology and lessons from an application to 11 European sites. Annals of Botany 99: 967-985.


Shipley B, Vile Dand Garnier E (2006) From plant traits to plant communities: a statistical mechanistic approach to biodiversity. Science 314: 812-814.

Vile D, Shipley B and Garnier E (2006) Ecosystem productivity can be predicted from potential relative growth rate and species abundance. Ecology Letters 9(9): 1061-1067.

Vile D, Shipley B and Garnier E (2006) A structural equation model to integrate changes in functional strategies during old-field succession. Ecology 87(2): 504-517.

Kazakou E, Vile D, Shipley B, Gallet C and Garnier E (2006) Co-variations in litter decomposition, leaf traits and plant growth in species from a Mediterranean old-field succession. Functional Ecology 20(1): 21-31.


Vile D, Garnier E, Shipley B, Laurent G, Navas M-L, Roumet C, Lavorel S, Diaz S, Hodgson JG, Lloret F, Midgley GF, Poorter H, Rutherford M, Wilson PJ and Wright IJ (2005) Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves. Annals of Botany 96(6): 1129-1136.

Shipley B, Vile D, Garnier E, Wright IJ and Poorter H (2005) Functional linkages between leaf traits and net photosynthetic rate: reconciling empirical and mechanistic models. Functional Ecology 19: 602-615.

Riba M, Mignot A, Fréville H, Cola B, Imbert E, Vile D, Virevaire M and Olivieri I (2005) Variation in dispersal traits in a narrow-endemic plant species,Centaurea corymbosaL. (Asteraceae). Evolutionary Ecology 19(3): 241-254.

Date de modification : 21 juin 2024 | Date de création : 27 août 2020 | Rédaction : Aurélien Ausset