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ISEM - UMR 5554
Université de Montpellier
Place Eugène Bataillon – C.C. 065
34095 Montpellier cedex 05

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November 13, 2018 - Just graduated !

PDF of dissertation

November 3, 2017 - New R package



I am currently a PhD student in community ecology at ISEM, Montpellier (France), with the BioDicée team. While my research interests span a broad variety of topics within the realm of ecology, my PhD work is focused on exploring how ecological interactions shape the response of ecosystems to perturbations. My methods include plant surveys, data analysis and mathematical modelling.

Things I am working on:

Disturbance and the subalpine meadows of California

We use extensive plant surveys to explore how resilient subalpine meadows are to grazing and climate change in two Californian National Parks, Yosemite and Sequoia NP.

The long-term resilience of a semi-arid grassland: La Crau, France

Using vegetation surveys and modelling, we explore the interplay between the resilience of vegetation communities and plant-plant interactions in the protected semi-arid grassland of La Crau, France.

Early-warning signals of degradation in ecological systems

I contribute to developing indicators of ecosystem degradation based on their stability properties and spatial structure, using (e.g.) aerial images. I created an R package, spatialwarnings to compute these indicators in real and model ecological systems.


I develop and maintain some software such as R packages (e.g. rollply, spatialwarnings). Most of it happens in the open at github so do not hesitate to jump in and contribute !


I am also an enthusiastic photographer. I maintain on this website a regular blog with pictures from travels, field work or just daily walks. Whatever comes, really :)

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Le Saule causeur [FR]

A collective blog (in french) that aims at teaching the spark of knowledge we need to read and understand our natural environment !

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