center for synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB
Predicting community resilience to invasions from diversity and network structure.


Principal Investigator: Patrice David (CEFE (CNRS), Montpellier), François Massol (EEP (CNRS), Lille)

Post Doctor: Grégory MOLLOT (CEFE (CNRS), Montpellier)

12 participating institutions: CEFE (CNRS), Montpellier, France ; EEP (CNRS), Lille, France ; ISA (INRA), Sophia-Antipolis, France ; iEES (UPMC, CNRS), Paris, France ; Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ; Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ; CBGP (IRD, INRA),Montpellier, France ; CARRTEL (INRA), Thonon-les-Bains, France ; LBBE (CNRS), Lyon, France ; BGPI (Cirad), Montpellier, France ; CATIE / Cirad, Costa Rica ; SCBPA (Cirad), Le Lamentin, France ; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


Intermittent River Biodiversity Analysis and Synthesis


Principal Investigator: Thibault Datry, IRSTEA, Lyon, France (

5 participants : Klement Tockner, IGB Berlin, Germany; Nuria Bonada, University of Barcelona, Spain; Clifford Dahm, University of New Mexico, USA; Eric Sauquet, IRSTEA Lyon, France; Scott Larned, NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand 


African biodiversity dynamics: interactions between ecological processes and conservation actions


Principal Investigator: Thomas Couvreur, IRD, UMR DIADE, Montpellier (

9 Participating institutions: IRD, France ; National Botanic Garden of Belgium ; Free University of Bruxelles, Belgium ; Univ. of Yaoundé I, Cameroon ; Aarhus Univ., Denmark ; Missouri Botanical Garden, United States of America; CNRS, France ; Wageningen Univ., the Netherlands ; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, United Kingdom