Select Publications

Book chapters

PLOTON P., PÉLISSIER R., BARBIER N., PROISY C., RAMESH B.R. and COUTERON P., 2013. Canopy Texture Analysis for Large-Scale Assessments of Tropical Forest Stand Structure and Biomass, In: Lowman M., Devy S., Ganesh T. (ed), Treetops at Risk : Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation, Springer, New York, p. 237-245, ISBN: 978-1-4614-7160-8. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., KARUNAKARAN P.V., COUTERON P., MUTHUSANKAR G. and LO SEEN D., 2007. Forest types and status: ecological characteristics and impact of disturbance, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 29-51, ISBN: 978-81-8470-155-5. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., COUTERON P., BOURGEON G. and MUTHUSANKAR G., 2007. Physical and bioclimatic features of the selected landscapes, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 17-28, ISBN: 978-81-8470-155-5. [Publisher link]
BALASUBRAMANIAN M., COUTERON P. and KARUNAKARAN P.V., 2007. Richness of vertebrates and spatial features of selected large mammals and arboreal fauna, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 73-96. [Publisher link]
KARUNAKARAN P.V., COUTERON P., RAMESH B.R. and ARAVAJY S., 2007. Stand and floristic structural variability of natural vegetation, In: Ramesh B.R., Gurukkal R. (ed), Forest Landscape of the Southern Western Ghats, India. Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies, Collection Ecologie; 40, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, p. 53-71. [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

MUNOZ F., RAMESH B.R. and COUTERON P., 2014. How do habitat filtering and niche conservatism affect community composition at different taxonomic resolutions?, Ecology, 95 (8) : 2179–2191. [Publisher link]
ANTIN C., PÉLISSIER R., VINCENT G. and COUTERON P., 2013. Crown allometries are less responsive than stem allometry to tree size and habitat variations in an Indian monsoon forest, Trees - Structure and Function, 27 (5) : 1485-1495, DOI: 10.1007/s00468-013-0896-7. [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., BEERAVOLU C. R., PÉLISSIER R. and COUTERON P., 2013. Do spatially-implicit estimates of neutral migration comply with seed dispersal data in tropical forests?, Plos One, 8 (8) : e72497, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072497. [Publisher link]
ALLOUIS T., DURRIEU S., VEGA C. and COUTERON P., 2013. Stem Volume and above-ground biomass estimation of individual pine trees from LiDAR data: Contribution of full-waveform signals, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6 (2) : 924-934, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2211863. [Publisher link]
PLOTON P., PÉLISSIER R., PROISY C., FLAVENOT T., BARBIER N., RAI S.N. and COUTERON P., 2012. Assessing aboveground tropical forest biomass using Google Earth canopy images, Ecological Applications, 22 (3) : 993-1003. [Publisher link]
DRAY S., PÉLISSIER R., COUTERON P., FORTIN M.-J., LEGENDRE P., PERES-NETO R., BELLIER E., BIVAND R., BLANCHET F.G. and DE CÁCERES M., 2012. Community ecology in the age of multivariate multiscale spatial analysis, Ecological Monographs, 82 (3) : 257-275. [Publisher link]
HARDY O.J., COUTERON P., MUNOZ F., RAMESH B.R. and PÉLISSIER R., 2012. Phylogenetic turnover in tropical tree communities: impact of environmental filtering, biogeography and mesoclimatic niche conservatism, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21 (10) : 1007-1016. [Publisher link]
CHADOEUF J., CERTAIN G., BELLIER E., BAR-HEN A., COUTERON P., MONESTIEZ P. and BRETAGNOLLE V., 2011. Estimating inter-group interaction radius for point processes with nested spatial structures, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 55 (1) : 627-640. [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., BALASUBRAMANIAN M., KARUNAKARAN P.V., RAMESH B.R., MUTHUSANKAR G., HÉLY C. and COUTERON P., 2010. At which scales does landscape structure influence the spatial distribution of elephants in the Western Ghats (India)?, Journal of Zoology, 280 (2) : 185-194. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., VENUGOPAL P.D., PÉLISSIER R., SWAMINATH M.H. and COUTERON P., 2010. Mesoscale patterns in the floristic composition of forests in the central Western Ghats of Karnataka, India, Biotropica, 42 (4) : 435-443. [Publisher link]
BEERAVOLU REDDY C., COUTERON P., PÉLISSIER R. and MUNOZ F., 2009. Studying ecological communities from a neutral standpoint: a review of models’ structure and parameter estimation, Ecological Modelling, 220 (20) : 2603-2610. [Publisher link]
PÉLISSIER R., COUTERON P. and DRAY S., 2008. Analyzing or explaining beta diversity? Comment, Ecology, 89 (11) : 3227-3232. [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., COUTERON P. and RAMESH B.R., 2008. Beta diversity in spatially implicit neutral models : a new way to assess species migration, The American Naturalist, 172 (1) : 116-127. [Publisher link]
ZOBI I.C., PASCAL J.-P., COUTERON P. and KOUADIO K.B., 2008. Improving the Precision of Forestry Experimentation with Covariance, Journal of Applied Sciences, 8 (5) : 866-870, DOI : 10.3923/jas.2008.866.870. [Publisher link]
RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M., PÉLISSIER R., GOURLET-FLEURY S., COUTERON P., NASI R. and THOMPSON J. D., 2008. Regional variation in tropical tree species composition in the Central African Republic: an assessment based on inventories by forest companies, Journal of Tropical Ecology, 24 (6) : 663-674. [Publisher link]
BARBIER N., COUTERON P., LEFEVER R., DEBLAUWE V. and LEJEUNE O., 2008. Spatial decoupling of facilitation and competition at the origin of gap vegetation patterns in SW Niger, Ecology, 89 (6) : 1521-1531. [Publisher link]
DELENNE C., DURRIEU S., RABATEL F., DESHAYES M., BAILLY J.S., PRAT S. and COUTERON P., 2008. Textural approaches for vineyard detection and characterization using very high spatial resolution remote sensing data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (4) : 1153-1167. [Publisher link]
BARBIER N., COUTERON P. and BOGAERT J., 2008. The global biogeography of semi-arid periodic vegetation patterns, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17 (6) : 715-723. [Publisher link]
PÉLISSIER R. and COUTERON P., 2007. An operational, additive framework for species diversity partitioning and beta-diversity analysis, Journal of Ecology, 95 (2) : 294-300. [Publisher link]
MUNOZ F., COUTERON P., RAMESH B.R. and ETIENNE R.S., 2007. Estimating parameters of neutral communities: from one single large to several small samples, Ecology, 88 (10) : 2482-2488. [Publisher link]
COUTERON P. and FROMARD F., 2007. Predicting and mapping mangroves biomass from canopy grain analysis using Fourier-based textural ordination of IKONOS images, Remote Sensing of Environment, 109 (3) : 379-392. [Publisher link]
BARBIER N., COUTERON P., DEBLAUWE V., LEJOLY J. and LEJEUNE O., 2006. Self-organized vegetation patterning as fingerprint of climate and human impact on semi-arid ecosystems, Journal of Ecology, 94 (3) : 537-547. [Publisher link]
COUTERON P., BARBIER N. and GAUTIER D., 2006. Textural ordination based on Fourier spectral decomposition: a method to analyze and compare landscape patterns, Landscape Ecology, 21 (4) : 555-567. [Publisher link]
COUTERON P. and OLLIER S., 2005. A generalized, variogram-based framework for multiscale ordination, Ecology, 86 (4) : 828-834. [Publisher link]
COUTERON P., PÉLISSIER R., NICOLINI E. and PAGET D., 2005. Predicting tropical forest stand structure parameters from Fourier transform of very high-resolution remotely sensed canopy images, Journal of Applied Ecology, 42 (6) : 1121-1128. [Publisher link]

Conference papers (published)

KARUNAKARAN P.V., BALASUBRAMANIAN M., COUTERON P. and RAMESH B.R., 2008. Ecological analysis of spatial distributions of important wildlife species in the Western Anamalai Region (Kerala), In: Vikram Reddy M. (ed), Wildlife biodiversity conservation (Proceedings of the 'National Seminar on Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation', 13 to 15 October, 2006, a seminar conducted during the 'Bi-decennial Celebrations' of Pondicherry University), Daya Publishing House, Delhi, p. 29-34.

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

COUTERON P., 2006. Statistiques spatiales appliquées à l'étude de la végétation : un lien entre structures et processus dynamiques. Mémoire d'Habilitation à diriger des recherches., Université de Montpellier II, Montpellier, 69 p.. [Publisher link]


PÉLISSIER R., COUTERON P., MUNOZ F., BEERAVOLU REDDY C., AYYAPPAN N., MADELAINE-ANTIN C., BELNA K., RAMALINGAM S., RAMESH B.R. and VENUGOPAL P.D., 2008. Organisation spatiale de la diversité des arbres des forêts tropicales aux échelles régionales : enjeux méthodologiques et application dans les Ghâts occidentaux de l’Inde (OSDA). Rapport de projet, Institut Français de Pondichéry/ MEDD, Paris, 111 p.
SABATIER D., COUTERON P. and [et al.], 2007. Evaluation multi-échelles de la diversité spécifique, structurale et fonctionnelle des arbres en forêt guyanaise : prise en compte du substrat géologique, des sols et de la dynamique sylvigénétique (DIME), Rapport Final de Projet, IRD, MEDD, Paris, 122 p.. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., GURUKKAL R., LO SEEN D., KARUNAKARAN P.V., BALASUBRAMANIAN M., COUTERON P. and AMRUTH M., 2005. Forest landscape analysis and management plan for Kerala. Final report, Institut Français de Pondichéry & Kerala Forest Department, Pondicherry.