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33612 CESTAS Cedex - FRANCE

Robin Cécile (Scientist)

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Team of Disease Ecology and Genomics

Cécile ROBIN

69, route d'Arcachon
33612 Cestas Cedex

courriel :


Ph.D. University of Bordeaux 1, 1991

M.SC. 1988, phytopathology, National Institute of Agronomy & Universities of paris 6 and 11.

Research interests

Epidemiology of chestnut blight casued by Cryphonectria parasitica and its hypovirulence : emergence and distribution of disease, impact of climate change, spore dispersal and virus transmission.

Vegetative compatibility: its role and evolution.

Resistance to chestnut blight and to ink disease in oaks and chestnuts: genetic, variability, heritability and QTL.

Ecology of fungal communities.


Courses for Master students: master "Sciences et Technologies" (mention systèmes écologiques, Spécialité Fonctionnement et modélisation des systèmes terrrestres) UEintercations biotiques), University of Bordeaux 1

Master "Biologie, santé" (Spécialité Biologie et Biotechnologie des Plantes, UE Interactions plantes-pathogènes et épidémiologie), University of Bordeaux 2.

Publications (since 2000)


Robin C., Lanz S.,Soutrenon A., Rigling D. Dominance of natural over released biological control agents of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica in southeastern France is associated with fitness related traits. Biological control, (pdf)

Dutech C. , Fabreguettes O. , Capdevielle C. Robin C. Multiple introductions of divergent genetic lineages in an invasive fungal pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica, in France. Heredity, (pdf)

Desprez-Loustau ML, Courtecuisse R, Robin C, Husson C, Moreau PA, Blancard D, SELOSSE MA, LUNG-Escarmant B, Piou D, Sache I. 2009. Species diversity and drivers of spread of alien fungi (sensu lato) in europe with a particular focus on France. Biological Invasions, (pdf)

Robin C, Martin M, CAPDEVIILLE X, TRAVERS C, COLINAS C. 2009. Cryphonectria parasitica vegetative compatibility type analysis of populations in south-western France and northern Spain. Plant Pathology 58: 527-535. (pdf)


Dutech C. , Rossi J.-P. , Fabreguettes O. , Robin C. (2008). Geostatistical genetic analyses to describe the colonization pattern of a French forest plot by Cryphonectria parasitica, the chestnut blight fungus. Molecular Ecology 17(21), 4597-4607 (pdf)


Desprez-Loustau ML, Robin C, Buée M, Courtecuisse R, Garbaye J, Suffert F, Sache I, Rizzo D. 2007. The fungal dimension of biological invasions. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution. 22:472-480 (pdf)

Desprez-Loustau ML, Robin C, Reynaud G, Déqué M, Badeau V, Piou D, Husson C, Marçais B. 2007. Simulating the effects of a climate change scenario on geographical range and activity of forest pathogenic fungi. Can J Plant Pathol. 29(2):101-120.

Morozov A.Y., Robin C., Franc A. 2007. A simple model for the dynamics of a Host-Pathogen-Hyperparasite interaction. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 249:246-253. (pdf)


Breuillin F., Dutech C., Robin C. 2006 Genetic diversity of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica within four French populations assessed by microsatellite loci. Mycological Research 110: 288-296 (pdf)

Robin C., Morel O., Vettraino A.M., Perlerou C., Diamandis S., Vannini A. 2006 Genetic variation in susceptibility to Phytophthora cambivora in European chestnut (Castanea sativa). Forest Ecology Management 226:199-207 (pdf)


Juhásová G. , Adamcíková K , Robin C. 2005. Results of biological control of chestnut blight in Slovakia. Phytoprotection 86: 19-23

Vettraino A.M., Morel O., Perlerou C., Robin C., Diamandis S., Vannini A. 2005. Occurrence and distribution of Phytophthora species in European chestnut stands, and their association with Ink disease and crown decline. EJPP 111, 169-180. (pdf)


Maurel M., Robin C., Simoneau T., Loustau D., Dreyer E., Desprez-Loustau M. L. 2004. Stomatal conductance and root-to-shoot signalling in chestnut saplings exposed to Phytophthora cinnamomi or partial soil drying. Functional Plant Biology 31, 41-51


Guérin L., Robin C. 2003. Seasonal Effect on Infection and Development of Lesions Caused by Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) in Castanea sativa (Mill.). Forest Pathology 33 :223-235. (pdf)


Maurel M., Robin C., Capron G., Desprez-Loustau M. L. 2001. Effects of root damage associated with Phytophthora cinnamomi on water relations, biomass accumulation, mineral nutrition and vulnerability to water stress of three oak species. Forest Pathology 31(2001):353-369. (pdf)

Maurel M., Robin C., Capdevielle X., Loustau D., Desprez-Loustau M. L. 2001. Effects of variable root damage caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi on water relations of chestnuts saplings. Ann. For. Sci. 58:639-651. (pdf)

Robin C., Capron G., Desprez-Loustau M.L. 2001. Root infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi in seedlings of three oak species. Plant Pathology 50 :708-716. (pdf)

Robin C., Heiniger U. 2001. Chestnut blight in Europe: diversity of Cryphonectria parasitica , hypovirulence and biocontrol. Forest Snow and Landscape Research 76(3):361-367.

Trestic T., Uscupulic M., Colinas C., Robin C. 2001. Vc type diversity of Cryphonectria parasitica populations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain and France. Forest Snow and Landscape Research 76(3):391-396.


Robin C., Anziani C., Cortesi P. 2000. Relationship between biological control, incidence of hypovirulence, diversity of vegetative compatibility types of Cryphonectria parasitica in France. Phytopathology 90:730-737.