Christophe DIAGNE

Christophe Diagne

Position: Post-doc

Team: Biodiversity dynamics and macro-ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 362, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 56 87


Email: christophe.diagne (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My research activities tackle the relationships between biodiversity and global change. In my current post-doc contract, I study the ecological, sanitary and socio-economic implications of the biological invasions at multiple scales. I use an innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative strategy combining ecological, environmental economy and modelling approaches.

My main aims are (i) to carry out the first global synthesis of economic costs of invasive alien species and (ii) to develop a conceptual and analytical framework for future realistic projections.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Charbonnel, N., Galan, M., Tatard, C., Loiseau A., Diagne, C., Dalecky, A., Parrinello H., Rialle S., Severac D. and Brouat, C. Differential immune gene expression associated with contemporary range expansion of two invasive rodents in Senegal. Recommandé par Peer Community In Ecology

Cassan, C. Diagne, C., Tatard, C., Gauthier, P., Dalecky, A., Bâ, K., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, Brouat, C., Bañuls, A-L. Leishmania major and Trypanosoma lewisi in invasive and native rodents in Senegal. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. doi :

Brouat, C., Diagne, C., Ismaïl, K., Aroussi, A., Dalecky, A., Bâ, K., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, A., Galal, L., Piry, S., Dardé, M-L and Mercier, A. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in commensal rodents living in villages and towns of Senegal, West Africa. Parasite. doi :

Diagne, C., Charbonnel, N., Henttonen, H., Sironen, T., and Brouat, C. (2017). Serological survey of zoonotic viruses in invasive and native commensal rodents in Senegal, West Africa. Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases 17(10): 730-733 (IF: 2.04). doi:

Diagne, C., Galan, M., Tamisier, L., d’Ambrosio, J., Dalecky, A.,  Bâ, K., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, A., Gauthier, P., Tatard, C., Loiseau, A., Piry, S., Sembène, M., Cosson, J-F., Charbonnel, N. and Carine Brouat (2017). Ecological and sanitary impacts of bacterial communities associated to biological invasions in African commensal rodent communities. Nature Scientific Reports 7: 14995. doi:

Ribas, A., Diagne, C., Tatard, C., Diallo, M., Poonlaphdecha, S. and Brouat, C. (2017). Whipworm diversity in West African rodents: a molecular approach and the description of Trichuris duplantieri n. sp. (Nematoda: Trichuridae). Parasitology Research 116:1265–1271. doi: 

Diagne, C., Gilot-Fromont E., Cornet, S., Husse, L., Doucouré, S., Dalecky, A., Bâ, K., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, A., Fossati-Gaschignard, O., Piry, S., Artige, E., Sembène, M., Brouat, C. and Charbonnel, N. (2016). Contemporary evolution of immunity during range expansion of two invasive rodents. Oikos 126: 435–446. doi:

Cornet S., Brouat, C. Diagne, C., & Charbonnel, N. (2016). EcoImmunology and bioinvasion: revisiting the EICA hypotheses. Evolutionary Applications 9: 952–962. doi: 

Diagne, C., Ribas, A., Charbonnel, N., Dalecky, A., Tatard, C., Gauthier, P., Haukisalmi, V., Fossati-Gaschignar, O., Bâ, K., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, A., Piry, S., Sembène, M. and Brouat, C. (2016). Parasites and invasions: changes in gastrointestinal helminth assemblages in invasive and native rodents in Senegal. International Journal for Parasitology 46: 857–869. doi:

Dalecky, A., Bâ, K., Piry, S., Lippens, C., Diagne, C., Kane, M., Niang, Y., Diallo, M., Sow, A., Konecny, A., Sarr, N., Artige, E., Charbonnel, N., Granjon, L., Duplantier, J-M. and Brouat, C. et al. (2015). Range expansion of the invasive house mouse Mus musculus domesticus in Senegal, West Africa: a synthesis of trapping data over three decades, 1983–2014. Mammal Review, 45(3), 176-190. DOI:

Diouf, M., Diagne, C., Quilichini, Y., Dobigny, G., Garba, M., and Marchand, B. (2013). Pterygodermatites (Mesopectines) niameyensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Rictulariidae), a parasite of Mastomys natalensis (smith, 1834) (Rodentia:muridae) from Niger. Parasite 99(6): 1034–1039. DOI: