center for synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB

Projets à soutenir


Conservation translocations: factors and criteria of success


 Alexandre Robert - MNHN (Paris, France)

12 participants: François Sarrazin - MNHN (France); Christian Kerbiriou - MNHN (France); Paul D. N. Hebert - Université d'Orsay (France); Juan Fernandez - Université d'Orsay (France); Bertrand Schatz - Université de Montpellier 2 (France); Doug Armstrong - Massey University (New Zealand); Phil Seddon - Otago University (New Zealand) ; Mark Stanley Price - Oxford University (UK); Pete Hollingsworth - Royal Botanic Gardens (UK); Sandrine Godefroid - Botanic Gardens, Meise (Belgium); John Ewen - Zoological Society of London (UK); Bálint Bajomi - Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary).


The project brings together specialists in population genetics, demographics, behavioral ecology, ornithology, botany and adaptive management.


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Gathering data on biodiversity of European seaweeds toward understanding responses of species and communities to global change, rules of community assembly and global biodiversity patterns

 Coordinator Line Le Gall - MNHN (Paris, France)

13 participants: Inka Bartsch - Alfred Wegener Institute (Allemagne) ; Olivier De Clerck - Ghent University (Belgique) ; Eric Feunteun - MNHN (France) ; Stephen Hawkins - University of Southampton (Angleterre) ; Romain Julliard - MNHN (France) ; Amaury Lambert - Collège de France, UPMC (France) ; Boris Leroy - MNHN (France) ; Christine Maggs - Queen’s University (Irlande du Nord) ; Christine Meynard - Virginia Institute of Marine Science (USA) ; Ester Serrão - CCMAR (Portugal) ; Pierre Taberlet - CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier (France) ; Myriam Valero - CNRS (France) ; Leen Vandepitte - Flanders Marine Institute (Belgique)

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A global assessment of plant facilitation effects on diversity, and subsequent feedback effects on regional species pools in two major ecosystem types

 Richard Michalet - Université de Bordeaux (France)

12 participants: Fabien Anthelme - IRD Montpellier (France / Bolivia) ; Robin W. Brooker - The James Hutton Instute (Aberdeen, UK) ; Brad J. Butterfield - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, USA) ; Ragan M. Callaway - University of Montana (Switzerland) ; Lohengrin A. Cavieres - Universidad de Conception (Conception, Chile) ; Zaal Kikvidze - Ilia State University (Missoula, USA) ; Peter Le Roux - University of Pretoria (South-Africa) ; Christopher J. Lortie - York University (Toronto, Canada) ; Seth Munson - US Geol. Survey (Flagstaff USA) ; Robin Pakeman - The James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen, UK) ; Francisco I. Pugnaire - EEZA-CSIC Almeria (Almeria, Spain) ; Christian Schöb - University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)

The project brings together experts in bioclimatology, biogeography, plant communities, competition, conservation ecology, community ecology, functional ecology, facilitation, biotic interactions and functional traits.


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Urban Biodiversity Across Multiple Scales


 Sandrine Pavoine - MNHN (France)

12 participants: Christopher Swan - University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, USA) ; Sonja Knapp - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Halle, Germany) ; Olga Barbosa - Universidad Austral de Chile (Valdivia, Chile) ; Bryan Brown - Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA) ; Jeannine Cavender-Bares - University of Minnesota (Saint Paul, USA) ; Kevin Gaston - University of Exeter (Penryn, UK) ; Zdenka Lososová - Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) ; Petr Pysek - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Pruhonice, Czech Republic) ; Carlo Ricotta - University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (Roma, Italy) ; Marten Winter - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (Leipzig, Germany)