center for synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB

Past projects

AFROBIODRIVERSSmallPix
African biodiversity dynamics: interactions between ecological processes and conservation actions

 

Principal Investigator: Hervé Fritz, CNRS, UCB Lyon 1, Villeurbanne (Hervé.Fritz@univ-lyon1.fr)

Post doctor: Fabrice Hibert, CNRS-Université de Lyon 1, Villeurbanne

11 participants: Nadia Baelaïdi, CNRS, Paris, France; Luigi Boitani, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy; Justin Brashares, University of California, CA, USA; Jean-Michel Gaillard, CNRS-Université de Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France; Souleymane Konate, UAA/UFR-SN, Université d’Abobo-Adjamé, Côte d'Ivoire; Jean-Dominique Lebreton, CEFE/CNRS,  Montpellier, France; Joseph Ogutu, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany; Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Roger Pradel, CEFE/CNRS, Montpellier, France; Daniel Rakotondravony, Université de Antananarivo, Madagascar; Paul Scholte, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Yaoundé, Cameroun
 

 

BETSIsmallPixBiological and Ecological functional Traits of Soil Invertebrates (BETSI) to link species assemblages to environment factors

Project leader : Mickaël Hedde, INRA Versailles - Grignon

Post doctorant : Benjamin Pey

15 participants : Mehdi Belkacem, INRA; Yvan Capowiez, INRA; Jérôme Cortet, INRA; Thibaud Decaëns, ECODIV; Louis Deharveng, CNRS-MNHN; Florence Dubs, IRD; Fabien Grumiaux, Université de Lille 1; Muriel Guernion, Université de Rennes 1; Johanne Nahmani, Université Paul Verlaine de Metz; Alain Pasquet, IPHC-DEPE; Céline Pelosi, INRA; Céline Pernin, LGCgE – Lille Nord de France; Benjamin Pey, INRA; Jean-François Ponge, CNRS-MNHN; Sandrine Salmon, CNRS-MNHN

 

link to the data products of the group
 

BIODISsmall62pix
Disentangling the Linkages between Biodiversity and Emerging Infectious Diseases

 

Principal Investigator : Jean-François Guégan, IRD – UMR MIVEGEC, Montpellier, France
(jean-francois.guegan@ird.fr)

Co-PIs: Benjamin Roche (IRD - UMMISCO, Paris) and James N. Mills (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)

Post-Doctor: Gabriel Ernesto García-Peña, National and Autonomous University of México (UNAM), Mexico

10 participants : Felicia Keesing, Bard College, Annandale, NY, USA; Parviez Hosseini, EcoHealth Alliance, NY, USA; James N. Mills, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; Vanessa Ezenwa, University of Georgia, GA, USA; Simon Blanchet, CNRS-SEEM, Moulis, France; Michel Gauthier-Clerc, Fondation Sansuire, la Tour-du-Valat, France; Gwenaël Vour'ch, INRA, Clermont/Theix, France; Benjamin Roche, IRD, Paris, France; Annapaola Rizzoli, Centro di Ecologie Alpina, Trento, Italy; Gerardo Suzan, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, Diversitas, Paris; Marco Vignuzzi, Institut Pasteur, Paris.
 

 

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Plant Functional Diversity of Permanent Grasslands

 

Principal Investigator: Philippe Choler, LECA – CNRS and University of Grenoble, France 
(philippe.choler@ujf-grenoble.fr)

Post doctor: Benjamin Borgy, CEFE, Montpellier, France (benjamin.borgy@cefe.cnrs.fr)

15 participants: Bernard Amiaud, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine; Dominique Arrouays, INRA d’Orléans; Sylvain Diquélou, EVA - University of Caen and INRA; Sophie Gachet, Institut Méditerranéen d’Ecologie et de Paléoécologie (IMEP, UMR CNRS-IRD); Eric Garnier, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier (CEFE); Olivier Gimenez, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier (CEFE); Claudy Jolivet, INRA d’Orléans; Jens Kattge, Max Planck Institute, Jena, Germany; Sandra Lavorel, LECA – CNRS and University of Grenoble; Paul Leadley, Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Orsay; Servane Lemauviel-Lavenant, EVA - University of Caen and INRA; Jean Olivier, Fédération des Conservatoires Botaniques Nationaux; Sylvain Plantureux, INRA; Cyrille Violle, CEFE, Montpellier, France; Nicolas Viovy, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnemant CEA

GAPSARSmallPix
General Approach to Species-Abundance Relationships in a context of global change, reef fish species as a model

 

Principal Investigator: Kulbicki Michel, IRD - Laboratoire Arago - BP44 - 66651 Banyuls/mer - France (michel.kulbicki@ird.fr)

Post doctor: Valeriano Parravicini

10 participants:
Ernesto Arias-Gonzales, University of Merida, Mexico; David Bellwood, James Cook University, Australia; Pascale Chabanet, IRD, La Réunion; Sergio Floeter, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil; Alan Friedlander, University of Hawaii, USA; Tim McClanahan, WCS-Marine Programs, USA; David Mouillot, University of Montpellier II- France; Derek Tittensor, IUCN, GB; Laurent Vigliola, IRD, New Caledonia; Boris Worm, Dalhousie University, Canada

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Intermittent River Biodiversity Analysis and Synthesis

 

Principal Investigator: Thibault Datry, IRSTEA, Lyon, France (thibault.datry@irstea.fr)

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 

 

ISLANDSSmallPix
Community Assembly on Remote Islands: Does the Equilibrium Theory Apply?

 

Principal Investigator: Christophe Thebaud, CNRS-Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France 
(christophe.thebaud@univ-tlse3.fr)

Post doctor: Julianne Casquet

14 Participants: Brent Emerson, Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group, IPNA-CSIC, Tenerife, Spain; Rosemary Gillespie, Division of Organisms and Environment, University of California at Berkeley, USA; Tomislav Hengl, ISRIC World Soil Information Institute, Wageningen, The Netherlands; Jonathan Losos, Museum of Comparative Zoology and Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA; Hélène Morlon, Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées – CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France; Nicolas Mouquet, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution - CNRS, Montpellier, France; Robert Ricklefs, Dept of Biology, University of Missouri at St-Louis, US; Kenneth Rijsdijk, Computation GeoEcology Group, IBED-University of Amsterdam, The Netherland; James Rosindell, Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, University of Leeds, UK; Isabel Sanmartin, Real Jardín Botánico, RJB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain; Daniel Simberloff, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA; Konstantinos Triantis, Azorean Biodiversity Group, Centro de Investigaçao et Technologias Agrarias dos Açores, Universidad dos Açores, Portugal; Ben Warren, UMR Peuplements Végétaux et Bioagresseurs en Milieu Tropical, Université de La Réunion, Saint-Pierre, France; Robert Whittaker, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
 

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How LOcal-scale processes build up the LArge-scale response of Butterflies to global changes: Integrative analysis across Monitoring Schemes

Principal Investigator: Romain Julliard, Muséum national d‘Histoire naturelle (MNHN)
(julliard@mnhn.fr ); Co-PI: Guy Pe'er, UFZ, Germany

Post-Doctor: Reto Schmucki

11 participants: Leslie Ries, University of Maryland, USA; Chris van Swaay, De Vlinderstichting, The Netherlands; Arco van Strien, Netherlands Statistics, The Netherlands; David Roy, CEH, United Kingdom; Jeremy Thomas, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; Josef Settele, UFZ, Germany; Elisabeth Kühn, UFZ, Germany; Janne Heliölä, Finnish Envir. Inst., Finland; Mikko Kuussaari, Finnish Envir. Inst., Finland; Constantí Stefanescu, Museu Granollers-Ciències Naturals, Spain; Racheli Schwartz-Tzachor, Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park, Israel; Oliver T.H., NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.

 

NETSEEDSmallPix
Strengthening management of agrobiodiversity through social networks: A cross-disciplinary method for analyzing how local seed systems impact the diversity of domesticated plants

Principal Investigator:  Doyle McKey, University Montpellier-2 CNRS – UMR 5175 CEFE (d_mckey(at)hotmail.com)

Post doctorate: Marco Pautasso, CEFE, CNRS, Montpellier.

15 participants:
Adeline Barnaud, IRD, Montpellier et Eric Garine, Université Paris Ouest; Sophie Caillon, CNRS, Montpellier (sophie.caillon(at)cefe.cnrs.fr) ; Pascal Clouvel Cirad, Montpellier ; Kevin Coffey, Columbia University, NY, USA, Christine Padoch Instit. Econ. Botany, NY, USA et Benjavan Rerkasem, Chiang Mai University, Thailand; Oliver T. Coomes, McGill University, Montréal, Canada; Elise Demeulenaere, CNRS, Paris; Isabelle Goldringer, INRA, Versailles-Grignon; Ludivine Eloy, CNRS, Montpellier; Laure Emperaire, IRD, Paris; Christian Leclerc Cirad, Montpellier; Sélim Louafi, Cirad, Montpellier; Shawn McGuire, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK; Pierre Martin, Cirad, Montpellier; François Massol, Cemagref, Aix-en-Provence

Associated Researchers:
Guntra Aistara, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (http://www.ceu.hu/profiles/staff/guntra_aistara);
Devra Jarvis, Bioversity International
(www.bioversityinternational.org;
http://agrobiodiversityplatform.org/cropbiodiversity/);
Mathieu Thomas, Postdoctorant, Département de Sociologie, Université de Groningen, Pays-bas (http://www.rug.nl/staff/m.m.m.thomas/index);

Chloé Violon, thésarde, Laboratoire d’ethnologie et de sociologie comparative (LESC) Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre, UMR 7186 CNRS (http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/lesc);
Jean Wencelius, thésard, Laboratoire d’ethnologie et de sociologie comparative (LESC) Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre, UMR 7186 CNRS (http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/lesc).

FicheRAINBIO-1
African biodiversity dynamics: interactions between ecological processes and conservation actions

 

Principal Investigator: Thomas Couvreur, IRD, UMR DIADE, Montpellier (thomas.couvreur@ird.fr)

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