I’m a CNRS researcher in Ecology & Biostatistics broadly interested in the ecological dynamics associated with spatial and temporal global changes, with particular emphasis on the biotic responses to contemporary climate change. My research interests range from broad-scale patterns of biodiversity and long-term changes in species distribution to finer-scale and shorter-term changes in community composition.
I did my PhD in Nancy (France) at AgroParisTech-ENGREF. I obtained my doctoral degree in forest vegetation sciences in 2009. After that, I spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at Aarhus University (Denmark), where I studied plant macroecology and biogeography. I came back to France in 2011 and started a lecturer position in biostatistics at the Jules Verne University of Picardy (UPJV). In 2017, I got a full research position in ecology and biostatistics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Since my PhD, I have been particularly interested in biotic responses to climate change, such as species range shifts (upslope along elevational gradients and poleward along the latitudinal gradient) and community composition changes (community thermophilization), including lagging dynamics (climatic debt). My skills cover the fields of biogeography, biostatistics, ecoinformatics, forest sciences, macroecology, microclimate ecology, metacommunity dynamics, remote sensing, spatial statistics, species redistribution and plant ecology.
My current projects involve: (i) the study of the impact of forest microclimate dynamics in the biotic responses of understory plant communities to macroclimate warming; (ii) the development of fine-grained habitat suitability models based on remotely-sensed data; and (iii) the compilation of continental scale databases on biodiversity distribution (e.g. EVA, sPlot), species range shifts (e.g. Bioshifts) and soil or near-surface microclimates (e.g. SoilTemp).
Highly Cited Researcher (2020-2021)