Jean-charles Bouvier

Jean-charles Bouvier


Jean-Charles BOUVIER


Dept. Plant Health and Environment (SPE)

Plant and Horticultural Systems (PSH),

Team : Ecologie de la Production Intégrée / Ecology of Integrated Production (EPI)

INRA - Unité Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles (UR1115)
Domaine St-Paul - Site Agroparc

CS 40509
84914 Avignon Cedex 9
Tél : + 33 4 32 72 26 76
Fax : +33 4 32 72 24 32



INRA Engineer in Agronomy

Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’Etat, spécialité agriculture, Ecole National Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM).

    • Current :

My activities are mainly related to orchard birds and comprise two complementary research approaches:

(i) The caracterisation of the impacts of both farmer practices and landscape on birds. My aim is to identify tools for assessing the biodiversity of orchard birds and to derive indicators of the environmental quality of such agro-ecosystems;

(ii) More recently, the quantification of the role of bird biodiversity for the control of codling moth, a major insect pest in pomefruit orchards.

    • Recent past:

Detection of insecticide resistance in codling moth: identification of enzymatic resistance mechanisms, development of biochemical and biological resistance tests, and analyses of their genetic determinisms.


2nd year master students (M2) :

2011 : Mickaël Mille - Influence de l'aménagement des vergers de pommiers sur la communauté des arthropodes et sa fonctionnalité potentielle de régulation des ravageurs. Université Montpellier 2.

2009 : Isabelle Muller - Impacts of fruit growers practices and landscape on the spatial distribution oh the European roller (Coracias garrulus) in the Southeastern France. Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6.

2007 : Julia Agerberg - Impacts of fruit growers practices and landscape on bird communities in apple orchards of Southeastern France. AgroParisTech.


2008 : Mathieu Galès - Ecological impacts of farmers practices in apple and pear orchards. LEGTA le Valentin, Valence.


Since 1999, independent contractor teaching at the university of Avignon. IUT, "Biological Engineering", 2nd year, 30 hours as part of a module "Sustainable Agriculture" (ecotoxicology, environmental impacts of agricultural practices).


Bouvier JC, Lavigne C, Boivin T, Gaspari C, Warlop F, Ronzon J. 2022. L’agroforesterie en vergers-maraîchers est favorable aux oiseaux. Réussir Fruits & Légumes 433 : 44-45. 

Vriend SJG, Grotan V, Gamelon M, Adriaensen F, Ahola MP, Alvarez E, Bailey L, Barba E, Bouvier JC, et al. 2022. Temperature synchronizes temporal variation in laying dates across European hole-nesting passerines. Ecology: DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3908

Bouvier JC, Ricci B, Agerberg J, Lavigne C. 2011. Apple orchard pest control strategies affect bird communities in southeastern France. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 212-219.

Simon S, Bouvier JC, Debras JF, Sauphanor B. 2009. Biodiversity and pest management in orchard systems. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Ricci B., Franck P., Toubon J.-F., Bouvier J.-C., Sauphanor B., Lavigne C. (2008) The influence of landscape on insect pest dynamics: a case study in southeastern France. Landscape Ecology. 24:337–349.

Bouvier JC, Toubon JF, Boivin T & Sauphanor B. 2005. Effects of apple orchard management strategies on the great tit (Parus major) in southeastern France. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24 (11): 2846-2852.

Boivin T., Bouvier J.C., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2004. Variability in diapause propensity within populations of a temperate insect species : interactions between insecticide resistance genes and photoperiodism. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 83 : 341-351.

Boivin T., Bouvier J.C., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2003. Phenological segregation of insecticide resistance alleles in the codling moth Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): a case study of ecological divergences associated with adaptive changes in populations. Genet. Res. 81 : 169-177.

Bouvier J.C., Boivin T., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2002. Age-dependent response to insecticides and enzymatic variation in susceptible and resistant codling moth larvae. Arch. Ins. Biochem. Physiol. 51: 55-66.

Bouvier J.C., Buès R., Boivin T., Boudinhon L., Beslay D. & Sauphanor B. 2001. Deltamethrin resistance in codling moth : inheritance and number of genes involved. Heredity 87: 456-462.

Bouvier J.C., Cuany A., Monier C., Brosse V. & Sauphanor B. 1998. Enzymatic diagnostic of resistance to deltamethrin in diapausing larvae of Cydia pomonella (L.). Arch. Ins. Biochem. Physiol. 39: 55-64.

Modification date : 22 June 2023 | Publication date : 16 June 2010 | Redactor : smercier