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.




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:

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, in press

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, in press.

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



Sueur, C. 2017. Des réseaux sociaux aux réseaux écologiques. Dans : Les Big Data à découvert (eds : Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Rémy Mosseri). CNRS Editions, Paris, pp184-185. ISBN : 978-2-271-11464-8.

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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Sueur C. Mery F. 2017. Editorial: Social interaction in Animals: linking experimental approach and social network analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:35. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00035