Leadership, decision-making, social network, modelling, primatology, complexity, information and disease transmission, epidemiology, fission-fusion...

Maître de Conférences, Associate Professor

Coordinator of the network SNAAS

We welcome informal inquiries about Master students, PhD candidates or Postdoctoral projects. Please send a mail to Cédric Sueur for any research proposal.


Got the 
Primates Social Impact Award 2017

"Your paper had the highest social impact among those published in Primates in 2015-2017. We established this award to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Japan Monkey Centre. An announcement for this award will be printed in the 2017 October issue of Primates.



3 talks, 1 poster and 1 symposium! Come to see us!!!

• Early Maternal Loss Affects Social Grooming Similarly in Wild-Caught and Captive-Born Male Chimpanzees

• A Mathematical Model to Predict Hierarchical Rank in Macaca Mulatta and M. Sylvanus

• Proximate Mechanisms Underlying Primates’ Complex Social Networks: A Modelling and Comparative Approach

• Poster - How Does Castration Change Integration of Immature Males in Their Familial Group Network in Captive Western Lowland Gorilla?

• Symposium Social networks in primates: From individuals’ attributes to network diffusion




Latest papers:
Sueur, C., Kuntz, C., Debergue, E., Keller, B., Robic, F., Siegwalt-Baudin, F., Richer, C., Ramos, A., Pelé, M. 2017. Leadership linked to group composition in Highland cattle (Bos taurus): implications forlivestock management. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, in press. Doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.09.014

(c) Haxpunch

Borgeaud C, Sosa S, Sueur C, Bshary R
. 2017. The influence of demographic variation on social network stability in wild vervet monkeys. Animal Behaviour, in press

Puga-Gonzales I & Sueur C. 2017. Emergence of complex social networks from spatial structure and rules of thumb: a modelling approach. Ecological Complexity, 31C pp. 189-200

Duboscq J, Romano V, Sueur C, MacIntosh AJJ. 2017. One step at a time in investigating relationships between self-directed behaviours and parasitological, social and environmental variables. Royal Society Open ScienceDOI: 10.1098/rsos.170461.

(c) Delphine Vaufrey

Meyer X., MacIntosh A.J.J., Chiaradia A., Kato A., Mattern T., Sueur C., Ropert-Coudert Y. 2017. Shallow divers, deep waters, and the rise of behavioural stochasticity. Marine Biology, 164: 149. doi:10.1007/s00227-017-3177-y

Puga-Gonzalez I, Sueur C. 2017. Friendships and Social Networks in an Individual-Based Model of Primate Social Behaviour. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 20(3) 10. DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3450

Bousquet, C. Ahr, N., Sueur, C. Petit, O. 2017. Determinants of leadership in groups of female mallards. Behaviour, 154(4), 467-507


Sueur, C., Mery, F., eds. (2017). Social Interaction in Animals: Linking Experimental Approach and SocialNetwork Analysis. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-122-7. ISBN 978-2-88945-122-7

Pelé M, Bellut C, Debergue E, Gauvin C, Jeanneret A, Leclere T, Nicolas L, Pontier F, Zausa D, Sueur C. 2017. Cultural influence of social information use in pedestrian road-crossing behaviours. Royal Society Open Science,
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