Bio / Education



  • 2016-present: Researcher (IRD)

UMR AMAP, Montpellier, France

  • 2014-2016: Researcher, head of LIAG

French Institute of Pondicherry, UMIFRE 21/USR 3330 CNRS-MAEE, India

  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral researcher

UMR AMAP, Montpellier, France. & UR B&SEF, Montpellier, France.
Supervisor  :Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury (CIRAD) and Raphaël Pélissier (IRD)
Grants : CoForTip
project : Congo Basin Forests: Resilience and tipping points

  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral researcher

Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)/Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
Supervisor  : Jérôme Chave
Grants : TropiSAR project (April 2010-June 2011) and CNES postdoctoral fellowship (October 2011-present).


  •  2006-2009: PhD student
 Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, Montpellier, France.
Thesis title 
 : Origins of the spatial structure of tree communities in tropical forests : multi-scales approaches in Central Africa
Supervisors  : John Thompson (CEFE/CNRS) and Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury (CIRAD)
Grants : French Ministry Doctoral Research Scholarship.
  • 2005-2006: Master 2 of science in ecology

University of Montpellier 2 (France), Campus international de Baillarguet (CIRAD).
 : Variability of the structure and the repartition of tropical tree species : a regional
approach in the south-west of the Central African Republic.

Supervisors  : Robert Nasi (CIFOR) and Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury (CIRAD).

  • 2004-2005: Master 1 of science in ecology

University of Rennes 2 (France).

Project  : Abundances and distribution of ratan species in the Mount Nimba (Guinea).
Supervisor : Sylvain Dufour (Sylvatrop)


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