Hélène BOUCHET

Hélène BOUCHET, Ph.D.

理学博士 エレン ブシェ

 

Affiliation ( 所属)

JSPS Postdoctoral fellow (日本学術振興会 外国人特別研究員)
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University ( 京都大学 霊長類研究所)
Cognition and Learning Section (認知学習分野)

 

Educational Background

2006 – 2010
PhD in Biology (specialising in Animal Behaviour), Rennes 1 University (France)
2004 – 2006
MSc in Biology (specialising in Animal Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution), Rennes 1 University (France)
2003 – 2004
BSc in Biology, Rennes 1 University (France)
2001 – 2003
DEUG in Life and Earth Sciences (first 2 years as Undergraduate diploma), Tours University (France)

 

Professional Experience

2012 – ongoing
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Primate Research Institute – Kyoto University (Japan )
2011 – 2012
Research Fellow, School of Psychology – St Aews University (UK)
2010 – 2011
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Primate Research Institute – Kyoto University (Japan)

 

Research Experience

Aug 2012 – ongoing
Social and hormonal correlates of copulatory calls produced by wild female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui)
Fieldsite : Yakushima Island (Japan)
Interspecific communication between sympatric Japanese macaques (M. f. yakui) and sika deers (Cervus nippon)
Fieldsite : Yakushima Island (Japan)
Supervised by Nobuo MASATAKA and Hiroki KODA, Primate Research Institute – Kyoto University

Oct 2011 – Aug 2012
Syntax and meaning of white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) songs
Fieldsite : Khao Yai National Park (Thailand)
Supervised by Klaus ZUBERBÜHLER, School of Psychology – St Andrews University

Sept 2010 – Sept 2011
Social and hormonal correlates of copulatory calls produced by wild female Japanese macaques (M. f. yakui)
Fieldsite : Yakushima Island (Japan)
Perception of call matching by Japanese macaques (M. f. fuscata)
Study site : Primate Research Institute (Inuyama, Japan)
Supervised by Nobuo MASATAKA and Hiroki KODA, Primate Research Institute – Kyoto University

Oct 2006 – July 2010
Relationship between vocal repertoire variability and social system: A comparative study in cercopithecine monkeys (Cercocebus torquatus, Cercopithecus campbelli, Cercopithecus neglectus)
Study sites : Station Biologique de Paimpont (France), Zoo de Champrepus (France), Howletts Zoo (UK), Port-Lympne Zoo (UK)
PhD study supervised by Alban LEMASSON and Catherine BLOIS-HEULIN, UMR 6552 EthoS – Rennes 1 University – CNRS

Jan – June 2006
Vocal variability and context of call production in male red-capped mangabeys (C. torquatus)
Study site : Station Biologique de Paimpont (France)
Master 2 study supervised by Alban LEMASSON and Catherine BLOIS-HEULIN, UMR 6552 EthoS – Rennes 1 University – CNRS

July – Sept 2005
Maternal behaviour of orphan female bonobos (Pan paniscus) with their new-born babies
Cognitive and emotional tests on bonobos (collaboration to a study led by Brian HARE and Richard WRANGHAM)
Fieldsite : Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary (Kinshasa, D.R.Congo)
Voluntary internship supervised by Claudine ANDRÉ and Crispin MAHAMBA KAMATE

April – June 2005
Feeding competition in tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
Study site : Centre de Primatologie (France), Zoo de l’Orangerie (France)
Master 1 study supervised by Bernard THIERRY, UPR 9010 – Strasbourg University – CNRS

Sept 2003
Time-budget and social relationships in a bachelor group of western-lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
Study site : Zoo de La Boissière du Doré (France)
Voluntary internship supervised by Guillaume ROMANO and Monique LAURENT

July – Aug 2003
Conducted a public awareness campaign about primates conservation – Assisted in animal care
Study site : Zoo de La Vallée des Singes (France)
Voluntary internship supervised by Jan VERMEER

July – Aug 2002
Conducted educational animations for general public and children – Assisted in animal care
Study site : Zoo de Sainte-Croix (France)
Voluntary internship supervised by Alexandra KRUCH and Laurent SINGER

 

Scholarships and Funding

2012 – 2014
Postdoctoral fellowship from the JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) : “Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers” (2year-grant)

2010 – 2011
Postdoctoral fellowship from the JSPS : “Postdoctoral Fellowships (short-term) for North American and European Researchers” (1year-grant)

2006 – 2009
Ph.D. scholarship from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research : “Allocation de recherché ministérielle” (3year-contract)

2008 – 2009
Mobility grant from Rennes Métropole to support my collaboration with Klaus ZUBERBÜHLER at St Andrews University (3month-grant)

2005 – 2006
Master merit scholarship from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (1year-grant)

2005
Four student project grants from the Council of the Region of Bretagne, from the CRIJ (Youth Information Center of Bretagne), from Rennes 1 University, and from the CROUS (French student welfare organization) to fund my 2month-project at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary (D.R.Congo)

 

Publications

Research Articles

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C and Lemasson A (2013) Social complexity parallels vocal complexity: a comparison of three non-human primate species. Front. Psychol. 4:390. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00390

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A (2012). Age- and sex-specific patterns of vocal behavior in De Brazza’s monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus). American Journal of Primatology, 74:12–28.

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Pellier A-S, Zuberbühler K, Lemasson A (2012). Acoustic variability and individual distinctiveness in the vocal repertoire of red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126:45–56.

Lemasson A, Ouattara K, Bouchet H, Zuberbühler K (2010). Speed of call delivery is related to context and caller identity in Campbell’s monkey males. Naturwissenschaften, 97:1023–1027.

Bouchet H, Pellier A-S, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A (2010). Sex differences in the vocal repertoire of adult red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus): A multi-level acoustic analysis. American Journal of Primatology, 72:360–375.

Review Articles

Bouchet H, Laporte M, Candiotti A, Lemasson A (2011). Flexibilité vocale sous influences sociales chez les primates non-humains / Vocal flexibility under social influences in nonhuman primates. Primatologie (invited contribution to a special issue about the origins of language), in press.

Congresses Abstracts (published in international journals with review committee)

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A (2010). Acoustic variability in nonhuman primates: Individuality and social context. In The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference (EvoLang8). World Scientific Publishing Company. p.371–372.

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A (2008). Variability of social and vocal behaviour: Influence of the modification of the group composition in captive De Brazza’s monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus). 22nd IPS Congress, 2008. Primate Eye, 96 (Sp CD-ROM iss – IPS 2008): Abst #821.

Bouchet H, Lemasson A, Blois-Heulin C (2007). The relationship between the degree of acoustic variability and the call function in male red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus). 19e colloque de la SFDP, 2006. Folia Primatologica, 78(3):197.

 

Conferences and Seminars

Oral communications

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A. Testing the “social – vocal coevolution” hypothesis: A comparative study in three cercopithecine monkeys. Seminar on Ecology and Social Behaviour, Primate Research Institute – Jul 2011 – Inuyama, Japan

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A. Relationship between vocal variability and social system : Comparative study in cercopithecine monkeys (Cercocebus torquatus, Cercopithecus campbelli, Cercopithecus neglectus). Psychology Seminar, Primate Research Institute – Mar 2011 – Inuyama, Japan

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A. Acoustic variability in nonhuman primates: Individuality and social context. 8th EvoLang Congress (The Evolution of Language conference) – Apr 2010 – Utrecht, Netherlands

Bouchet H, Pellier A-S, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A. Relation between the level of acoustic variability and the call social function in red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus). 31st IEC Congress (International Ethological Conference) – Aug 2009 – Rennes, France

Bouchet H, Blois-Heulin C, Lemasson A. Variability of social and vocal behaviour: Influence of the modification of the group composition in captive De Brazza’s monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus). 22nd IPS Congress (International Primatological Society) – Aug 2008 – Edinburgh, Scotland

Bouchet H, Lemasson A, Bec P, Blois-Heulin C. Lien entre niveau de variabilité acoustique et fonction du cri chez les mâles mangabés à collier (The relationship between the degree of acoustic variability and the call function in male red-capped mangabeys). 19th SFDP Congress (Francophone Primatological Society) – Oct 2006 – Strasbourg, France

Bouchet H, Lemasson A, Baraud I, Blois-Heulin C. Variabilité acoustique et valeur sociale des cris chez les mâles mangabés à collier (Acoustic variability and calls social value in male red-capped mangabeys). 41th SFECA Congress (French Society for Animal Behaviour Study) – Apr 2007 – Villetaneuse, France

 

Other Information

Language skills

French : mother tongue
English : fluent
Spanish : high-school rudiments
German : high-school rudiments
Thai: basic conversational
Japanese : basic conversational

 

Contact (連絡先)

Address : Kanrin 41-2, Inuyama, Aichi, 484-8506 JAPAN
(宛名 : 〒484-8506 愛知県犬山市官林41-2)
E-mail : bouchet.helene.64v[@]st.kyoto-u.ac.jp