Ph.D. students

  • Monica Cecilia CORONA (Ph.D defense in 2018). Télédétection appliquée à l’étude de l’effet de la variabilité climatique et de la gestion pastorale sur la productivité et la phénologie végétale des prairies supra-forestières. Thèse financée dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec le gouvernement mexicain. (read more)
  • Brad CARLSON (co-supervised with W. THUILLER). (Ph.D defense in 2016).  Compréhension des patrons spatiaux de diversité et de productivité chez les plantes alpines : application de l'imagerie à haute résolution dans les Alpes françaises (read more)

    Current position : Brad is working for the CREA Mont Blanc, a French NGO specialized in the study of natural mountain environments.
  • Jorge QUENSE (co-supervised with G. ROVERA). (Ph.D. defense in 2011). Changement climatique et dynamique de la végétation dans les Andes du Chili central, depuis le milieu du XXème siècle : l'exemple de la vallée de Yerba Loca (read more)

    Current position : Jorge is a teacher in geography at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Florence BAPTIST (co-supervised with S. AUBERT, collaboration with S. NOGUES (University of Barcelona, SPAIN), G. TCHERKEZ & J.-Y. PONTAILLER (University Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France). (Ph.D defense in 2008). Impact de la durée d'enneigement sur les cycles biogéochimiques dans les écosystèmes alpins  (read more)

Current position : Florence is working for Biotope, a French environmental agency specialised in ecological expertise, environmental communication and nature-related editing.

  • Kechang NIU (University of Lanzhou, China, co-supervised with Guozhen DU. (Ph.D defense in 2008).

Kechang has studied the impact of grazing and fertilization on plant species richness and plant functional diversity. His observations and experimental work have been conducted on the Tibetan alpine plateau. Of particular interest in his Ph.D. project were (i) the comparative study of plant allometric relatonships and plant biomass allocation in grazed and fertilized meadows, (ii) the linkage between plant and community responses to grazing and fertilization, and (iii) the relationship between functional diversity and primary productivity.

Current position : Kechang has a full-time research position at the Department of Biology, School of Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

  • Mihai PUSCAS (University Babes-Bolaii, Cluj, Romania, co-supervised with Vasile CRISTEA) (Ph.D defense in 2008).

Mihai has examined diversity patterns in the European Carex curvula-dominated alpine grasslands. His Ph.D. work has included (i) a phylogeographic study of Carex curvula populations with an emphasis on the "south-eastern European clade" including Balkans and Carpathians and (2) a phytogeographic synthesis of Carex curvula-dominated communities in Europe.

Current position : Mihai is assistant-professor at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania and director of the Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden.

Post-doctoral fellows

  • Benjamin BORGY (Univ. Grenoble Alpes & CESAB). jan. 2013 -> mars 2014

Data analysis for the DIVGRASS project