Department Publication Ecology


Peer-reviewed journal articles

BARNAUD C., [et al.] and MATHEVET R., 2018. Ecosystem services, social interdependencies, and collective action: a conceptual framework Ecology and Society, 23 (1) : 15,, [Publisher link]
CHANDELIER M., STEUCKARDT A., MATHEVET R., DIWERSY S. and GIMENEZ O., 2018. Content analysis of newspaper coverage of wolf recolonization in France using structural topic modeling Biological conservation, 220 : 254-261,, [Publisher link]
MATHEVET R., BOUSQUET F. and RAYMOND C. M., 2018. The concept of stewardship in sustainability science and conservation biology Biological Conservation, 217 : 363-370,, [Publisher link]
MUTHUSANKAR G., PROISY C., BALASUBRAMANIAN D., BAUTES N., BHALLA R.S., MATHEVET R., RICOUT A., SENTHIL BABU D. and VASUDEVAN S., 2018. When socio-economic plans exacerbate vulnerability to physical coastal processes on the South East Coast of India Journal of Coastal Research, 85 : 10.2112/SI85-001.1,
NATH C.D., ARAVAJY S., RAZASEKARAN D. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2018. Heritage conservation and environmental threats at the 192-year-old botanical garden in Pondicherry, India Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 31 : 241-251,, [Publisher link]
RIOTTE J., [et al.], ANUPAMA K. and PRASAD S., 2018. Processes controlling silicon isotopic fractionation in a forested tropical watershed: Mule Hole Critical Zone Observatory (Southern India) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 228 : 301-319,, [Publisher link]
VIMAL R., GATISO T. and MATHEVET R., 2018. Monitoring in Tropical National Parks: The Power of Knowledge Conservation and Society, 1-15, DOI : 10.4103/cs.cs_17_12, [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

BALACHANDRAN N. and [et al.], 2017. A new species of Tetrastigma (Vitaceae) from Tamil Nadu, southern India Webbia : Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 72 (1) : 113-116, DOI : 10.1080/00837792.2017.1308110, [Publisher link]
BORGY B., [et al.], MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2017. Sensitivity of community-level trait-environment relationships to data representativeness: a test for functional biogeography (In press) Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26 (6) : 729-739, DOI : 10.1111/geb.12573, [Publisher link]
BOUCHET D.C., CHEPTOU P.-O. and MUNOZ F., 2017. Mowing influences community-level variation in resource use strategies and flowering phenology along an ecological succession on Mediterranean road slopes Applied Vegetation Science, 20 (3) : 376-387, doi : 10.1111/avsc.12311, [Publisher link]
COUDERT Y., BELL N.E., EDELIN C. and HARRISON J., 2017. Multiple innovations underpinned branching form diversification in mosses New Phytologist, To complete once published (vol/issue & pages), DOI : 10.1111/nph.14553, [Publisher link]
DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., BALACHANDRAN N. and RAVIKUMAR K., 2017. Rediscovery and lectotypification of Lepidagathis diffusa (Acanthaceae), an endemic species from southern India Rheedea, 27 (2) : 96-98,, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., THÉRO H., PUISEUX A. and BONHOMME V., 2017. Understand ecosystem regime shifts by modelling ecosystem development using Boolean networks Ecological Complexity, 31 : 104-114,, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C. and MORON V., 2017. Potential stabilizing points to mitigate tipping point interactions in Earth’s climate International Journal of Climatology, 37 (1) : 399-408, DOI : 10.1002/joc.4712, [Publisher link]
GONMADJE C., PICARD N., GOURLET-FLEURY S., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M. and [et al.], 2017. Altitudinal filtering of large-tree species explains above-ground biomass variation in an Atlantic Central African rain forest Journal of Tropical Ecology, 33 (2) : 143-154, DOI : 10.1017/S0266467416000602, [Publisher link]
GRENIÉ M., DENELLE P., TUCKER C.M., MUNOZ F. and VIOLLE C., 2017. funrar: An R package to characterize functional rarity Diversity and Distribution, 23 (2) : 1365-1371, DOI : 10.1111/ddi.12629, [Publisher link]
HUDSON L.N., [et al.], PÉLISSIER R. and RAMESH B.R., 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project Ecology and Evolution, 7 (1) : 145-188, DOI : 10.1002/ece3.2579, [Publisher link]
JEYAKUMAR S., AYYAPPAN N., MUTHURAMKUMAR S. and RAJARATHINAM K., 2017. Impacts of selective logging on diversity, species compostion and biomass of residual lowland dipterocarp forest in central Western Ghats, India Tropical Ecology, 58 (2) : 315-330, [Publisher link]
JUCKER T., CASPERSEN J., CHAVE J., ANTIN C. and [et al.], 2017. Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes Global Change Biology, 23 (1) : 177-190, DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13388, [Publisher link]
OSURI A.M., [et al.], AYYAPPAN N. and [et al.], 2017. Successional status, seed dispersal mode and overstorey species influence tree regeneration in tropical rain-forest fragments in Western Ghats, India Journal of Tropical Ecology, DOI :, [Publisher link]
PERRONNE R., MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2017. How to design trait-based analyses of community assembly mechanisms: insights and guidelines from a literature review Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 25 : 29-44,, [Publisher link]
PREMATHILAKE R., ANUPAMA K., RAJAN K., PRASAD S., ORUKAIMANI G. and YATHEES KUMAR V.P., 2017. Implications of phytolith records from an Early Historic megalithic burial site at Porunthal in Southern India Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11 : 491-506, [Publisher link]
PREMATHILAKE R., AKHILESH K., ANUPAMA K., PAPPU S., PRASAD S., GUNNELL Y. and ORUKAIMANI G., 2017. Phytoliths as indicators of Quaternary vegetation at the Paleolithic site of Attirampakkam, India Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14 : 479-499, DOI :, [Publisher link]
RAEVEL V., AYYAPPAN N., BALACHANDRAN N., ARAVAJY S., BARATHAN N., RAMESH B.R. and MUNOZ F., 2017. Taxonomic and ecological database of trees of Western Ghats - TreeGhatsData [Data set] Zenodo, Version 1, DOI :, [Publisher link]
SPEER J.H., [et al.], NATH C.D. and [et al.], 2017. Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek Dendrochronologia, 41 : 2-9, DOI : 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.01.005, [Publisher link]
TOURNEBIZE R., [et al.], MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2017. Two disjunct Pleistocene populations and anisotropic postglacial expansion shaped the current genetic structure of the relict plant Amborella trichopoda PLOS ONE, 12 (8) : e0183412,, [Publisher link]
VIOLLE C., [et al.], MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2017. Functional rarity: the ecology of outliers Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32 (5) : 356-367, DOI :, [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BALACHANDRAN N., 2017. Perspectives of Plant Diversity in Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest along the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry [PhD Thesis] Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry, 160 p., Advisor: K. Rajendiran.

Book chapters

SCHATZ B., VOGT-SCHILB H., MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2016. Using the past to predict the future: the case of French Mediterranean orchids The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change - A scientific update, IRD Éditions/AllEnvi, Marseille, France, p. 377-386, ISBN: 978-2-7099-2219-7, [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

ANTIN C., LE BEC J., AYYAPPAN N., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2016. Allometric projections of time-related growth trajectories of two coexisting dipterocarp canopy species in India Plant Ecology & Diversity, 9 : 5-6, 603-614, DOI : 10.1080/17550874.2016.1266403, [Publisher link]
ANUPAMA K., PRASAD S., PRAMOD S. and DAS P.P., 2016. A Palynological Investigation of Quaternary Sediment Core from Cauvery Delta, Tamilnadu, India Vistas in Geological Research. A Special Publication in Geology, 14 : 157-164,
AYYAPPAN N., STEPHEN A., MUTHUSANKAR G., JEYAKUMAR S. and PRESENA J., 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in fringe mangrove extent in Pondicherry, India after two phenomenal perturbations: tsunami and cyclone Thane Tropical Ecology, 57 (2) : 361-368, [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. Cordia ramanujamii (Cordiaceae): new species from Tamil Nadu, India Taiwania, 61 (2) : 74-77, DOI : 10.6165/tai.2016.61.74, [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N. and RAJENDIRAN K., 2016. The taxonomic identity of Jasminum matthewii (Oleaceae) Rheedea, 26 (1) : 54-56, [Publisher link]
BALACHANDRAN N., RAVIKUMAR K. and DHATCHANAMOORTHY N., 2016. Two new plant records to Southern India The Indian Forester, 142 (9) : 849-851, [Publisher link]
BOSE R., MUNOZ F., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2016. Past potential habitats shed light on the biogeography of endemic tree species of the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, South India Journal of Biogeography, 43 (5) : 899–910, DOI : 10.1111/jbi.12682, [Publisher link]
CARBONI M., [et al.], MUNOZ F., DIVGRASS CONSORTIUM and THUILLER W., 2016. What it takes to invade grassland ecosystems: traits, introduction history and filtering processes Ecology Letters, 19 (3) : 219-229, DOI : 10.1111/ele.12556, [Publisher link]
COURTY P.-E., MUNOZ F. and [et al.], 2016. Into the functional ecology of ectomycorrhizal communities: environmental filtering of enzymatic activities Journal of Ecology, DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12633, [Publisher link]
DEBLAUWE V., DROISSART V., BOSE R., SONKÉ B., BLACH-OVERGAARD A., SVENNING J.-C., WIERINGA J.J., RAMESH B.R. and [et al.], 2016. Remotely sensed temperature and precipitation data improve species distribution modelling in the tropics Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 (4) : 443-454, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12426, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., FRELAT R., LUSTIG A., ROUY B., CHÉRY Y. and HUBERT P., 2016. Time-frequency analysis to profile hydrological regimes: application to Haiti Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (2) : 274-288, DOI : 10.1080/02626667.2015.1006231, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., VEZY R., GONTRAND F., BOUCHET D. and RAMESH B.R., 2016. Spatial analysis of endemism to redefine conservation areas in Western Ghats (India) Journal for Nature Conservation, 34 : 33-41,, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., ALET J. and GARCIA C., 2016. Coffee monoculture trends in tropical agroforested landscapes of Western Ghats (India) Environmental Conservation, 44 (2) : 183-190, DOI : 10.1017/S0376892916000394, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., PANDEY N., PURANIK R. and [et al.], 2016. Assessing and managing the rising rhino population in Kaziranga (India) Ecological Indicators, 66 : 55-64,, [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., VIOLLE C. and CHEPTOU P.-O., 2016. CSR ecological strategies and plant mating systems: outcrossing increases with competitiveness but stress-tolerance is related to mixed mating Oikos, 125 (9) : 1296–1303, doi: 10.1111/oik.02328, [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F. and HUNEMAN P., 2016. From the Neutral Theory to a Comprehensive and Multiscale Theory of Ecological Equivalence The Quarterly Review of Biology, 91 (3) : 321-342, DOI : 10.1086/688098, [Publisher link]
NATH C.D., SCHROTH G. and BURSLEM D.F.R.P., 2016. Why do farmers plant more exotic than native trees? A case study from the Western Ghats, India Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 230 : 315-328, DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.05.013, [Full text PDF available for Download from "Publisher link" till 15th Aug 2016]. [Publisher link]
NATH C.D., MUNOZ F., PÉLISSIER R., BURSLEM D.F.R.P. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2016. Growth rings in tropical trees: role of functional traits, environment, and phylogeny Trees - Structure and Function, 1-23, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-016-1442-1, [Publisher link]
OSURI A.M., [et al.] and RAMESH B.R., 2016. Contrasting effects of defaunation on aboveground carbon storage across the global tropics Nature Communications, 7 : DOI : 10.1038/ncomms11351, [Publisher link]
PACKARAJ R., JEYAKUMAR S., AYYAPPAN N. and [et al.], 2016. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of endophytic fungus Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from endemic tree Cinnamomum malabatrum Studies in Fungi, 1 (1) : 104-113, DOI : 10.5943/sif/1/1/10, [Publisher link]
RODENBURG J., LE BOURGEOIS T., GRARD P. and [et al.], 2016. Electronic support tools for identification and management of rice weeds in Africa for better-informed agricultural change agents Cahiers Agricultures, 25 (1) : 15006, DOI : 10.1051/cagri/2016004, [Publisher link]