Nicolas Schtickzelle



   Position: Chercheur Qualifié du Fonds pour la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS)
                  Chargé de cours à temps partiel (UCL)
   Téléphone: +3210472052
   Bureau: bâtiment Carnoy, local c.157

Biologiste de formation, je me définis comme un écologiste quantitatif. Mon domaine de recherche est la modélisation de la dynamique et de la viabilité des métapopulations comme outils pour la conservation de la bidiversité. Durant ma thèse de doctorat (1997-2003), J'ai étudié différents aspects de la dynamique et de la viabilité du Nacré de la Bistorte Proclossiana eunomia, un papillon relicte glaciaire menacé en Europe occidentale. En 2007, j'ai fondé une nouvelle équipe de recherche au sein du Centre de Recherche sur la Biodiversité de l'UCL: "Quantitative Conservation Biology".  Je suis Président du Centre de Recherche sur la Biodiversité de l'UCL depuis 2008.


Consultance statistique

Je fournis un support statistique aux étudiants et chercheurs de l'UCL, via la plateforme "Cellule de Support en Méthodologie et Calcul Statistique" (SMCS). Si vous désirez un tel support de ma part, merci de remplir le formulaire disponible sur le site du SMCS en indiquant dans les remarques que cette demande m'est destinée.

Parcours professionnel

septembre 1997: Licence en Sciences Biologiques, Université catholique de Louvain
octobre 1997 - septembre 1998: assistant, Université catholique de Louvain 
octobre 1998 - février 2003: aspirant, F.R.S.-FNRS    
septembre 1999: D.E.A. en Sciences Biologiques, Université catholique de Louvain 
février 2003: doctorat en Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain 
février 2003 - septembre 2003: chercheur post-doctoral, Université catholique de Louvain
octobre 2003 - septembre 2007: chargé de recherches, F.R.S.-FNRS
octobre 2007 - : Chercheur Qualifié, F.R.S.-FNRS
octobre 2007 - : Chargé de cours temporaire à temp partiel, Université catholique de Louvain

Publications (disponibles en pdf sur )

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in press

  • Lebigre C., Turlure C. & Schtickzelle N. (in press) Characterisation of sixteen additional polymorphic microsatellite loci for the currently spreading but locally rare butterfly Brenthis ino (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). European Journal of Entomology.
  • (Altermatt F., Fronhofer E.A., Garnier A., Giometto A., Hammes F., Klecka J., Legrand D., Mächler E., Massie T., Pennekamp F., Plebani M., Pontarp M., Schtickzelle N., Thuillier V. & Petchey O. (in press) Big answers from small worlds: a user's guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.


  • Pennekamp F., Mitchell K.A.M., Chaine A. & Schtickzelle N. (2014) Dispersal propensity in Tetrahymena thermophila ciliates – a reaction norm perspective. Evolution, 68, 2319–2330.
  • Baguette M., Clobert J., Schtickzelle N. & Stevens V.M. (2014) Populations locales, dispersion et métapopulations. Pp 19-32 in: Gauthier-Clerc M., Mesléard F. & Blondel J. Sciences de la conservation. de Boeck.
  • Turlure C., Van Dyck H., Goffart P. & Schtickzelle N. (2014) Resource-based habitat use in Lycaena helle: significance of a functional, ecological niche-oriented approach. Pp 67-85 in: Habel J.C., Meyer M. & Schmitt T. Jewels in the mist - A synopsis on the endangered Violet Copper butterfly Lycaena helle. Pensoft Press.
  • Legrand D., Chaput-Bardy A., Turlure C., Dubois Q., Huet M., Schtickzelle N., Stevens V. & Baguette M. (2014) Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci in the specialist butterfly Boloria eunomia. Conservation Genetics Resources, 6, 223-227.
  • Radchuk V., Johst K., Groeneveld J., Turlure C., Grimm V. & Schtickzelle N. (2014) Appropriate time scale for population viability analysis: insights from butterfly metapopulation simulations. Biological Conservation, 169, 345-354.


  • Pennekamp F. & Schtickzelle N. (2013) Implementing image analysis in laboratory-based experimental systems for ecology and evolution: a hands-on guide. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(5), 483-492.
  • Radchuk V., Johst K., Groeneveld J., Grimm V. & Schtickzelle N. (2013) Behind the scenes of population viability modeling: predicting butterfly metapopulation dynamics under climate change. Ecological Modelling, 259, 62-73.
  • Vande Velde L., Schtickzelle N. & Van Dyck H. (2013) Larval food stress and adult mating behaviour in the butterfly Pararge aegeria: the energetic cost of territory holding. Evolutionary Ecology, 27, 221–234.
  • Radchuk V., Turlure C. & Schtickzelle N. (2013) Each life stage matters: the importance of assessing the response to climate change over the complete life cycle in butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 275-285.
    [featured in the In Focus section of this issue]


  • Schtickzelle N., Turlure C. & Baguette M. (2012) Temporal variation in dispersal kernels of the bog fritillary butterfly (Boloria eunomia). Pp 231-239 in: Clobert J., Baguette M., Benton T. & Bullock T. Dispersal Ecology and Evolution. Oxford University Press.
  • Radchuk V., WallisDeVries M. & Schtickzelle N. (2012) Spatially and financially explicit population viability analysis of Maculinea alcon in The Netherlands: management guidelines depend on local network characteristics. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e38684.
  • Bonte D., Van Dyck H., Bullock J., Coulon A., Delgado M., Gibbs M., Lehouck V., Matthysen E., Mustin K., Saastamoinen M., Schtickzelle N., Stevens V., Vandewoestijne S., Baguette M., Barton K., Benton T.G., Chaput-Bardy A., Clobert J., Dytham C., Hovestadt T., Meier C, Palmer S., Turlure C. & Travis J. (2012) Costs of dispersal. Biological Reviews, 87, 290-312.
  • Quinn T.P., Rich H.B. Jr, Gosse D. & Schtickzelle N. (2012) Population dynamics and asynchrony at fine spatial scales: a case history of sockeye salmon population structure in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69, 297-306.


  • Choutt J., Turlure C., Baguette M. & Schtickzelle N. (2011) Parasitism cost of living in a high quality habitat in the bog fritillary butterfly. Biodiversity & Conservation, 20, 3117-3131.
  • Turlure C., Radchuk V., Baguette M., Van Dyck H. & Schtickzelle N. (2011) On the significance of structural vegetation elements for caterpillar thermoregulation in two peat bog butterflies: Boloria eunomia and B. aquilonaris. Journal of Thermal Biology, 36, 173-180.
  • Baguette M., Clobert J. & Schtickzelle N. (2011) Metapopulation dynamics of the bog fritillary butterfly: experimental changes in habitat quality induced negative density-dependent dispersal. Ecography, 34, 170-176.


  • Pilot M., Dąbrowski M., Jancewicz E., Schtickzelle N. & Gliwicz J. (2010) Temporally stable genetic variability and dynamic kinship structure in a fluctuating population of the root vole Microtus oeconomus. Molecular Ecology, 19, 2800-2812.
  • Turlure C., Choutt J., Van Dyck H., Baguette M. & Schtickzelle N. (2010) Functional habitat area as a reliable proxy for population size: case study using two butterfly species of conservation concern. Journal of Insect Conservation, 14, 379-388.
  • Chaine A., Schtickzelle N., Pollard T., Huet M. & Clobert J. (2010) Kin-based recognition and social aggregation in a ciliate. Evolution, 64(5), 1290-1300.
  • Stevens V.M., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2010) Prévoir l’effet des changements climatiques sur des populations animals: deux exemples. Pp. 227-240 in: Barbault R. & Foucault A. Changements climatiques et biodiversité. Vuibert – AFAS.
  • IJdo M., Schtickzelle N., Cranenbrouck S. & Declerck S. (2010) Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with contrasting life history strategies differ in their responses to repeated defoliation? FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 72, 114-122.
  • Lemaire B., Priede I.G., Collins M.A., Bailey D.M., Schtickzelle N., Thomé J.P. & Rees J.F. (2010) Effects of organochlorines on cytochrome P450 activity and antioxidant enzymes in liver of roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris. Aquatic Biology, 8, 161-168.
  • Turlure C., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2010) Resource grain scales mobility and adult morphology in butterflies. Landscape Ecology, 25, 95-108.
  • Goffart P., Schtickzelle N. & Turlure C. (2010) Conservation and management of the habitats of two relict butterflies in the Belgian Ardenne: Proclossiana eunomia and Lycaena helle. Pp. 357-372 in: Habel J.C. & Assmann T. Relict Species – Phylogeography and conservation biology. Springer.


  • Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2009) (Meta)population viability analysis: a crystal ball for the conservation of endangered butterflies. Pp 339-352 in: Settele J., Shreeve T., Konvicka M. & Van Dyck H. Ecology of butterflies in Europe. Cambridge University Press.
  • Schtickzelle N.*, Fjerdingstad E.J.*, Chaine A. & Clobert J. (2009) Cooperative social clusters are not destroyed by dispersal in a ciliate. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9, 251. [* both authors contributed equally]
  • Turlure C., Van Dyck H., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2009) Resource-based habitat definition, niche overlap and conservation of two sympatric glacial relict butterflies. Oikos, 118, 950-960.


  • Vandewoestijne S., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2008) Positive correlation between genetic diversity and fitness in a large, well-connected metapopulation. BMC Biology, 6, 46. [all authors contributed equally]
  • Herman M., Pérez-Morga D., Schtickzelle N. & Michels P.A.M. (2008) Turnover of glycosomes during life cycle differentiation of Trypanosoma brucei. Autophagy, 4(3), 294-308.


  • Schtickzelle N. & Quinn T.P. (2007) A metapopulation perspective for salmon and other anadromous fish. Fish and Fisheries, 8, 297-314.
  • Fjerdingstad E.J.*, Schtickzelle N.*, Manhes P., Gutierrez A. & Clobert J. (2007) Evolution of dispersal and life history strategies - Tetrahymena ciliates. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7, 133. [* both authors contributed equally]
  • Schtickzelle N., Joiris A., Van Dyck H. & Baguette M. (2007)?Quantitative analysis of changes in movement behaviour within and outside habitat in a specialist butterfly. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7, 4.
  • Schtickzelle N., Turlure C. & Baguette M. (2007) Grazing management impacts on the viability of the threatened bog fritillary butterfly Proclossiana eunomia. Biological Conservation, 136, 651-660.


  • Grill A., Schtickzelle N., Cleary D., Nève G. & Menken S.B.J. (2006) Ecological differentiation between the Sardinian endemic Maniola nurag and the pan-European M. jurtina. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 89(4), 561-574.
  • Schtickzelle N., Mennechez G. & Baguette M. (2006) Dispersal depression with habitat fragmentation in the bog fritillary butterfly. Ecology, 87(4), 1057-1065.
  • Baguette M. & Schtickzelle N. (2006) Negative relationship between dispersal distance and demography in butterfly metapopulations. Ecology, 87(3), 648-654.


  • Schtickzelle N.*, Choutt J.*, Goffart Ph., Fichefet V. & Baguette M. (2005) Metapopulation dynamics and conservation of the marsh fritillary butterfly: Population viability analysis and management options for a critically endangered species in Western Europe. Biological Conservation, 126, 569-581. [* both authors contributed equally]
  • Schtickzelle N., WallisDeVries M.F. & Baguette M. (2005) Using surrogate data in population viability analysis: the case of the critically endangered cranberry fritillary butterfly. Oikos, 109(1), 89-100.


  • Stevens V.M., Polus E., Wesselingh R.A., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2004) Quantifying functional connectivity: experimental evidence for patch-specific resistance in the Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita). Landscape Ecology, 19(8), 829-842.
  • Mennechez G., Petit S., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2004) Modelling mortality and dispersal: consequences of parameter generalisation on metapopulation dynamics. Oikos, 106(2), 243-252.
  • Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2004) Metapopulation viability analysis of the bog fritillary butterfly using RAMAS/GIS. Oikos, 104(2), 277-290.


  • Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2003) Behavioural responses to habitat patch boundaries restrict dispersal and generate emigration-patch area relationships in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72, 533-545.
  • Baguette M., Mennechez G., Petit S. & Schtickzelle N. (2003) Effect of habitat fragmentation on dispersal in the butterfly Proclossiana eunomia. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 326, S200-S209.
  • Mennechez G., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2003) Metapopulation dynamics of the bog fritillary butterfly: comparison of demographic parameters and dispersal between a continuous and a highly fragmented landscape. Landscape Ecology, 18, 279-291.
  • Schtickzelle N., Baguette M. & Le Boulengé E. (2003) Modelling insect demography from capture-recapture data: comparison between the constrained linear models and the Jolly-Seber analytical method. Canadian Entomologist, 135(2), 313-323.
  • Baguette M. & Schtickzelle N. (2003) Local population dynamics are important to the conservation of metapopulations in highly fragmented landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 404-412.


  • Sawchik J., Dufrêne M., Lebrun Ph., Schtickzelle N. & Baguette M. (2002) Metapopulation dynamics of the bog fritillary butterfly: modelling the effect of habitat fragmentation. Acta Oecologica, 23, 287-296.
  • Schlesser M., Le Boulengé E. & Schtickzelle N. (2002) Can demographic parameters be estimated from capture-recapture data on small grids? A test with forest rodents. Acta Theriologica, 47(3), 323-332.
  • Schtickzelle N., Le Boulengé E. & Baguette M. (2002) Metapopulation dynamics of the bog fritillary butterfly: demographic processes in a patchy population. Oikos, 97(3), 349-360.


| contact : Nicolas Schtickzelle | 12/01/2015 |