Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
UMR 5174 EDB - Evolution & Diversité Biologique
Université Paul Sabatier - Bat. 4R1
118 route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse cedex 4,

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In Press...

  • Garcia-Andrade, AB, Carvajal-Quintero JD, Tedesco PA & Villalobos F. Evolutionary and environmental drivers of species richness in poeciliid fishes across the Americas. Global Ecology & Biogeography, in press.
  • Lum D, Tedesco PA, Hugueny B, Giam X & Chisholm R. 2020. Quantifying the relative performance of two undetected-extinction models. Conservation Biology, in press.
  • Federico R, Dias MS, Tedesco PA, Jézéquel C, Hugueny B, Zuanon J, Torrente-Vilara G, Ortega H, Hidalgo M, Martens K, Maldonado-Ocampo JA & Oberdorff T. The representativeness of protected areas for Amazonian fish diversity under climate change. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press.
  • Tonella et al. NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES: a dataset of occurrence and abundance of freshwater fishes in the Neotropics. Ecology, in press.


  • Larsen S, Comte L, Filipe AF, Fortin M-J, Jacquet C, Ryser R, Tedesco PA, Brose U, Eros T, Giam X, Irving K, Ruhi A, Sharma S & Olden JD. 2021. The geography of metapopulation synchrony in dendritic river networks. Ecology Letters, 24:791-801. [PDF]
  • Comte L, Carvajal-Quintero JD, Tedesco PA. et al. 2021. A global database of fish time-series to study global change ecology in riverine systems. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30:38–50. [PDF]
  • Tomanova S, Courret D, Richard S, Tedesco PA, Mataix V, Frey A, Lagarrigue T, Chatellier L & Tetard S. 2021. Protecting the downstream migration of salmon smolts from hydroelectric power plants with inclined racks and optimized bypass water discharge. Journal of Environmental Management, 284:112012. [PDF]


  • Erös T, Comte L, Filipe AF,  Ruhi A, Tedesco PA,  Brose U, Fortin MJ,  Giam X,  Irving K,  Jacquet C,  Larsen S, Sharma S & Olden JD.2020. Effects of nonnative species on the stability of riverine fish communities. Ecography, in press [PDF]
  • Woods T, Comte L, Tedesco PA & Giam X. 2020. Testing the diversity-biomass relationship in riverine fish communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 29:1743-1757. [PDF]
  • Jézéquel C, Tedesco PA et al. 2020. A database of freshwater fish species of the Amazon Basin. Scientific Data, 7, 96. [PDF]
  • Jézéquel C, Bigorne R, Liotta J, Oberdorff T & Tedesco PA. 2020. Metadata description of the Ictioplata database: a fish distribution database for the La Plata drainage basin. Freshwater Metadata Journal, 46: 1-6. [PDF]
  • Jézéquel C, Tedesco PA, Darwall W, Dias MS, Federico RG, Hidalgo M, Hugueny B, Maldonado-Ocampo J, Martens K, Ortega H, Torrente-Vilara G, Zuanon J & Oberdorff T. 2020. Freshwater fish diversity hotspots for conservation priorities in the Amazon Basin. Conservation Biology, 34:956-965. [PDF]
  • Herrera GA., Oberdorff T, Anderson EP., Brosse S., Carvajal-Vallejos FM., Frederico RG., Hidalgo M., Jézéquel C., Maldonado M., Maldonado-Ocampo JA., Ortega H., Radinger J., Torrente-Vilara G., Zuanon J. & Tedesco PA. 2020. The combined effects of climate change and river fragmentation on the distribution of Andean Amazon fishes. Global Change Biology, 26:5509–5523. [PDF]


  • Leroy B., Dias MS., Giraud E., Hugueny B., Jézéquel C., Leprieur F., Oberdorff T. & Tedesco PA. 2019. Global biogeographical regions of freshwater fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 46: 2407-2419. [PDF]
  • Bourgeaud L., Rolland J., Carvajal-Quintero J.D., Jézéquel C., Tedesco P.A., Murienne J., Grenouillet G. (2019). Climatic niche change of fish is faster at high latitude and in marine environments. bioRxiv, doi:
  • Carvajal-Quintero JD., Oberdorff T., Grenouillet G., Brosse S., Hugueny B., Jézéquel C., Fabricio Villalobos & Tedesco PA. 2019. Drainage network position and historical connectivity explain global patterns in freshwater fishes range size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, 116: 13434-13439. [PDF]
  • Oberdorff T, Dias M, Jézéquel C, Albert JS, Arantes C, Bigorne R, Carvajal-Valleros F, De Wever A, Frederico RG, Hidalgo M, Hugueny B, Leprieur F, Maldonado M, Maldonado-Ocampo JA, Martens K, Ortega H, Sarmiento J, Tedesco PA, Torrente-Vilara G, Winemiller KO, Zuanon J. 2019. Unexpected fish diversity gradients in the Amazon Basin. Science Advances, 5: eaav8681. [PDF]
  • Jézéquel C, Tedesco PA, Maldonado-Ocampo JA, Prada-Pedreros S, Ortega H, Hildalgo M, Martens K, De Wever A, Zuanon J, Torrente-Vilara G, Sousa LM, Guiarrizzo T, Valdiviezo J, Sarmiento J, Maldonado M, Carvajal-Vallejos FM, Yunoki T, Donascimiento C, Agudelo E, Mojica JI, Ríos Herrera R, Villa F, Oberdorff T. Metadata description of the AMAZON FISH database. Freshwater Metadata Journal, 43: 1-9. [PDF]
  • Januchowski-Hartley SR., Jézéquel C., Tedesco PA. 2019. Modelling built infrastructure heights to evaluate common assumptions in aquatic conservation. Journal of Environmental Management, 232: 131-137. [PDF]
  • Henriques-Silva R,  Logez M,  Reynaud N, Tedesco PA,  Brosse S,  Januchowski-Hartley SR,  Oberdorff T and  Argillier C. 2019. A comprehensive examination of the network position hypothesis across multiple river metacommunities. Ecography, 42:284-294. [PDF]


  • Anderson EP, Jenkins CN, Heilpern S, Maldonado-Ocampo J, Carvajal-Vallejos FM, Encalada AC, Rivadeneira JF, Hidalgo M, Cañas CM, Ortega H, Salcedo N, Maldonado M & Tedesco PA. 2018. Fragmentation of Andes-to-Amazon connectivity by hydropower dams. Science Advances, 4: eaao1642. [PDF]
  • Toussaint A., Charpin N., Beauchard O., Oberdorff T., Tedesco PA., Brosse S. and Villéger S. Non-native species led to marked shifts in functional diversity of the world freshwater fish faunas. Ecology Letters, 21: 1649-1659. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA, Beauchard O, Bigorne R, Blanchet S, Buisson L, Conti L, Cornu J-F, Dias MS, Grenouillet G, Hugueny B, Jézéquel C, Leprieur F, Brosse S & Oberdorff T. 2017. A global database on freshwater fish species occurrence in drainage basins. Scientific Data, 4: 170141 [PDF]
  • Bonada N., Carlson SM., Datry T., Finn D., Leigh C., Lytle DA., Monaghan MT. & Tedesco PA. 2017. Genetic, evolutionary and biogeographical processes in intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams. In Intermittent River Ecology and Management (eds. T Datry, N Bonada, A Boulton), Elsevier, Burlington: Academic Press, 2017, pp. 405‐431.
  • Tedesco PA., Lévêque C., Paradis E. & Hugueny B. 2017. Explaining global-scale diversification patterns in actinopterygian fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 44, 773-783. [PDF]
  • Dias MS, Tedesco PA, Hugueny B, Jézéquel C, Beauchard O, Brosse S & Oberdorff T. 2017. Anthropogenic stressors and riverine fish extinctions. Ecological Indicators, 79:37-46. [PDF]
  • Carvajal-Quintero JD., Januchowski-Hartley SR., Maldonado-Ocampo JA., Jézéquel C., Delgado J. & Tedesco PA. 2017. Damming fragments species ranges and heightens extinction risk. Conservation Letters, 10:708-716. [PDF]


  • Dias MS., Zuanon J, Tedesco PA, Couto TBA, Carvalho M, Carvalho LN, Espírito-Santo HMV, Frederico R, Leitão RP, Mortati AF, Pires THS, Torrente-Vilara G, do Vale J, dos Anjos MB, Mendonça FP. 2016. Trends in studies of Brazilian stream fish assemblages. Natureza & Conservação, 14,106-111. [PDF]
  • Denys, G., Tedesco PA., Oberdorff T. & Gaubert P. 2016. Environmental correlates of body size distribution in Cyprinidae (Actinopterygians) depend on phylogenetic scale. Ecology of freshwater fish, 25,125-132. [PDF]


  • Oberdorff T, Jézéquel C, Campero M, Carvajal-Vallejos F, Cornu JF, Dias MS, Duponchelle F, Maldonado-Ocampo JA, Ortega H, Renno JF and Tedesco PA. 2015. Opinion Paper: how vulnerable are Amazonian freshwater fishes to ongoing climate change? Journal of Applied Ichthytology, 31, 4-9. [PDF]
  • Gaubert P., Flobert N., Olayemi A., Pagani P., Dufour S., Danquah E., Nutsuakor ME., Ngua G., Missoup AD., Tedesco PA., Dernat R. & Antunes A. 2015. Bushmeat genetics: setting up a reference framework for the DNA-typing of African forest bushmeat. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15, 633-651. [PDF]
  • Pelayo-Villamil P., Guisande C., Vari R., Manjarrés-Hernández Ana, García-Roselló E., González-Dacosta J., Heine J., González Vilas L., Patti B., Quinci EM., Jiménez LF., Granado-Lorencio C., Tedesco PA. & Lobo JM. 2015. Global diversity patterns of freshwater fishes - potential victims of their own success. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 345-356. [PDF]

  • Dias M., Oberdorff T., Hugueny B., Leprieur F., Jézéquel C., Cornu J-F., Brosse S., Grenouillet G. & Tedesco PA. 2014. Global imprint of historical connectivity on freshwater fish biodiversity. Ecology Letters, 17, 1130-1140. [PDF]
  • Carmona-Catot G., Santos AFGN., Tedesco PA. & Garcia-Berthou E. 2014. Quantifying seasonality along a latitudinal gradient: from stream temperature to growth of invasive mosquitofish. Ecosphere, 5:art134. [PDF]
  • Oberdorff T, Jézéquel C, Campero M, Carvajal-Vallejos F, Cornu JF, Dias MS, Duponchelle F, Maldonado-Ocampo JA, Ortega H, Renno JF & Tedesco PA. 2014. Peces amazónicos y cambio climático. Pp 87-98, In El Peru frente al cambio climatico – Resultados de investigaciones franco-peruanas. Ed. Scientifica A. Grégoire. IRD. ISBN 978-2-7099-1906-7.
  • Tedesco PA., Bigorne R., Bogan, AE., Giam X., Jézéquel C. & Hugueny B. 2014. Estimating how many undescribed species have gone extinct. Conservation Biology, 28, 1360-1370 [PDF]
  • Sarmiento J (ed.), Bigorne R (ed.), Carvajal-Vallejos F (ed.), Maldonado M (ed.), Leciack E (ed.), Oberdorff T (ed.), Duponchelle F (collab.), Jégu M (collab.), Lauzanne L (collab.), Pouilly M (collab.), Tedesco PA (collab.). 2014. Peces de Bolivia / Bolivian fishes. La Paz (BOL); La Paz : IRD; Plural Editores, 211 p. ISBN 9789995415747.

  • Paradis E., Hugueny B. & Tedesco PA. 2013. Quantifying variation in speciation and extinction rates with clade data. Evolution, 67, 3617-3627. [PDF]
  • Tomanova S., Tedesco PA., Roset N., Berrebi-dit-Thomas R., Belliard J. 2013. Systematic point sampling of fish communities in medium and large-sized rivers: sampling procedure and effort. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 20, 533-543. [PDF]
  • Tedesco PA., Oberdorff T., Cornu JF., Beauchard O., Brosse S., Dürr H.H., Grenouillet G., Leprieur F., Tisseuil C., Zaiss R. & Hugueny B.  2013. A scenario for impacts of water availability loss due to climate change on riverine fish extinction rates. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 1105-1115. [PDF]
  • Dias MS., Cornu JF., Oberdorff T., Lasso CA. and Tedesco PA. 2013. Natural fragmentation in river networks as a driver of speciation for freshwater fishes. Ecography, 36, 683-689. [PDF]
  • Tisseuil C., Cornu JF., Beauchard O., Brosse S., Darwall W., Holland R., Hugueny B., Tedesco PA. and Oberdorff T. 2013. Global diversity patterns and cross-taxa convergence in freshwater systems. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, 365–376. [PDF]
  • Brosse B., Beauchard O., Blanchet S., Durr HH., Grenouillet G., Hugueny B., Lauzeral C., Leprieur F., Tedesco PA., Villeger S., Oberdorff T. 2013. Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness throughout the World. Hydrobiologia, 700, 343–349. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA., Leprieur F., Hugueny B., Brosse S., Dürr H.H., Beauchard O., Busson F., Oberdorff T. 2012. Patterns and processes of global freshwater fish endemism. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 977-987. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA. 2011. The race to publish in the age of ever increasing productivity. Nature, Sciences et Sociétés, 19, 432-435. [PDF]
  • Oberdorff T., Tedesco PA., Hugueny B., Leprieur F., Beauchard O., Brosse S., Dürr HH. 2011. Global and regional patterns in riverine fish species richness – A review. International Journal of Ecology, 2011, 1-12. [PDF]
  • Torrente-Vilara G., Zuanon J., Leprieur F., Oberdorff T., Tedesco PA. 2011. Effects of natural rapids and waterfalls on fish assemblage structure in the Madeira River (Amazon Basin). Ecology of freshwater Fish, 20, 588-597. [PDF]
  • Leprieur F., Tedesco PA., Hugueny B., Beauchard O., Dürr HH., Brosse S., Oberdorff T. 2011. Partitioning global patterns of freshwater fish beta diversity reveals contrasting signatures of past climate changes. Ecology Letters, 14, 325-334 [PDF]
  • Santos LN., Agostinho AA., Alcaraz C., Carol J., Santos AF., Tedesco PA., García-Berthou G. 2011. Artificial macrophytes as fish habitat in a Mediterranean reservoir subjected to seasonal water level disturbances. Aquatic Sciences, 73:43-52 [PDF]

  • Vidal O., García-Berthou E., Tedesco PA. & García-Marín J.L. 2010. Origin and genetic diversity of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) introduced to Europe. Biological Invasions, 12:841-851. [PDF]
  • Hugueny H., Oberdorff T. & Tedesco, PA. 2010. Comunity ecology of river fishes: a large scale perspective. In: Community ecology of stream fishes: concepts, approaches and techniques (Eds. D. Jackson & K. Gido). American Fisheries Society Symposium, 73: 29-62. [PDF]
  • Olden JD., Kennard MJ., Leprieur F., Tedesco PA., Winemiller KO.  & García-Berthou E. 2010. Conservation biogeography of freshwater fishes: recent progress and future challenges. Diversity and Distributions, 16:496-513. [PDF]
  • Blanchet S., Grenouillet G., Beauchard O., Tedesco PA., Leprieur F., Dürr H.H., Busson F., Oberdorff T. & Brosse S. 2010. Non-native species disrupt the worldwide patterns of freshwater fish body size: implications for Bergmann's rule. Ecology Letters, 13:421-431. [PDF]
  • Leadley, P., Pereira, H.M., Alkemade, R., Fernandez-Manjarrés, J.F., Proença, V., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Walpole, M.J., et al. 2010. Biodiversity Scenarios: Projections of 21st century change in biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal. Technical Series no. 50, 132 pages. Available online at
  • Tedesco, P. A., C. Lévêque, T. Oberdorff, D. Paugy, and M. L. J. Stiassny. 2010. World checklist of freshwater fish species. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at

  • Tedesco, PA., Sagnes P. & Laroche J. 2009. Variability in the growth rate of chub (Leuciscus cephalus, L.) along a longitudinal river gradient. Journal of Fish Biology, 74:312-319. [PDF]
  • Ibañez C., Belliard J., Hugues RM., Irz P., Kamdem-Toham A., Lamouroux N., Tedesco PA. & Oberdorff T. 2009. Convergence of temperate and tropical stream fish assemblages. Ecography, 32:658-670. [PDF]

  • Lévêque C., Oberdorff T., Paugy D., Stiassny M. & Tedesco PA. 2008. Freshwater fish: global and continental scale patterns of diversity and distribution. Hydrobiologia, 595:545-567. [PDF] 
  • Tedesco PA., Benito J. & Garcia-Berthou E. 2008. Size-independent age effects on reproductive effort in a small, short-lived fish. Freshwater Biology, 53:865-871. [PDF]
  • Tedesco PA., Hugueny B., Oberdorff T., Dürr H.H., Mérigoux S. & de Mérona B. 2008. River hydrological seasonality influences life history strategies of tropical riverine fishes. Oecologia, 156:691-702. [PDF] 
  • Reyjol Y., Tedesco PA. & Lim P. 2008. Stage-dependent spatial synchrony revealed for fish populations in the Garonne River (SW France). Aquatic Sciences, 70:179-185. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA., Ibáñez C., Moya N., Bigorne R., Camacho J., Goitia  E., Hugueny B., Maldonado M., Rivero M., Tomanova S. & Zubieta JP. & Oberdorff T. 2007. Local-scale species-energy relationships in fish assemblages of some forested streams of tropical of the Bolivian Amazon. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences - Biologies, 330:255-264. [PDF] 
  • Blanck A., Tedesco PA. & Lamouroux N. 2007. Relationships Between life-history strategies of freshwater fish species and their habitat preferences. Freshwater Biology, 52: 771-783. [PDF]
  • Tomanová S. & Tedesco PA. 2007. Biological and ecological characteristics of genus Anacroneuria (Perlidae, Plecoptera) from South America: body size, ecological tolerance and potential for water quality bioindication. International Journal of Tropical Biology, 55: 67-81. [PDF]
  • Ibañez C., Tedesco PA., Bigorne R., Hugueny B., Pouilly M., Zepita C., Zubieta J &Oberdorff, T. 2007. Dietary-morphological relationships in fish assemblages of small forested streams in the Bolivian Amazon. Aquatic Living Resources, 20:131-142. [PDF] 
  • Tomanová S., Tedesco PA., Campero M., Van Damme PA., Moya N. & Oberdorff T. 2007. Longitudinal and altitudinal changes of macroinvertebrate functional feeding groups in neotropical streams: a test of the River Continuum Concept. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 170:233-241. [send a PDF request]
  • Oberdorff T., Tedesco PA., Ibáñez C., Moya N., Bigorne R., Camacho J., Goitia  E., Hugueny B., Maldonado M., Rivero M., Tomanová S. & Zubieta JP. 2007. Local scale species-energy relationships in tropical riverine fish assemblages of some forested streams of the Bolivian Amazon. International Congress on Development, Environment and Natural Resources: Multi-level and Multi-scale sustainability. Feyen J, Aguirre LF & Morales M (eds). Volume II, 1181-1187.


  • Tedesco PA. & Hugueny B. 2006. Life history strategies affect climate-based spatial synchrony in population dynamics of West African freshwater fishes. Oikos, 115: 117-127. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA., Oberdorff T., Lasso CA., Zapata M. & Hugueny B. 2005. Evidence of history in explaining diversity patterns in tropical riverine fish. Journal of Biogeography, 32: 1899-1907. [PDF]


  • Tedesco PA., Hugueny B., Paugy D. & Fermon Y. 2004. Spatial synchrony in population dynamics of West African fishes: a demonstration of an intraspecific and interspecific Moran effect. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73: 693-705. [PDF]

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