Department Publication Ecology


Peer-reviewed journal articles

BONHOMME V., PICQ S., GAUCHEREL C. and CLAUDE J., 2014. Momocs: Outline Analysis Using R Journal of Statistical Software, 56 (13) : 1-24, [Publisher link]
DEMPS K. and KLEMETTI S.M.G., 2014. Ephemeral work group formation of Jenu Kuruba honey collectors and late 19th Century Colorado silver prospectors Behaviour, 151 (10) : 1413-1432, DOI : 10.1163/1568539X-00003192, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C. and SALOMON L., 2014. A neutral model as a null hypothesis test for river network sinuosity Geomorphology, 214 (1) : 416-422, DOI : 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.02.022, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., HOULLIER F., AUCLAIR D. and HOUET T., 2014. Dynamic Landscape Modelling: The Quest for a Unifying Theory Living Reviews in Landscape Research, 8 : 2, DOI : 10.12942/lrlr-2014-2, [Publisher link]
HOUET T., SCHALLER N., CASTETS M. and GAUCHEREL C., 2014. Improving the simulation of fine-resolution landscape changes by coupling top-down and bottom-up land use and cover changes rules International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28 (9) : 1848-1876, DOI : 10.1080/13658816.2014.900775, [Publisher link]
MARIE-VIVIEN D., GARCIA C., KUSHALAPPA C.G. and VAAST P., 2014. Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Environmental Labelling to Promote Biodiversity: The Case of Agroforestry Coffee in India Development Policy Review, 32 (4) : 379-398, DOI : 10.1111/dpr.12060, [Publisher link]
MEUNIER J.D., KELLER C., GUNTZER F., RIOTTE J., BRAUN J.J. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Assessment of the 1% Na2CO3 technique to quantify the phytolith pool Geoderma, 216 : 30-35, [Publisher link]
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]
PONNUCHAMY R., PRAGASAM A., ARAVAJY S. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Less-known Flowering Plants in the Neighbourhood of Puducherry South-eastern India The Indian Forester, 140 (2) : 184-191, [Publisher link]
PONNUCHAMY R., BONHOMME V., PRASAD S., DAS L., PATEL P., GAUCHEREL C., PRAGASAM A. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Honey Pollen: Using Melissopalynology to Understand Foraging Preferences of Bees in Tropical South India PLoS ONE, 9 (7) : e101618, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101618, [Publisher link]
PRASAD S. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Relevance of interlinked plant and pollen resource collections Current Science, 107 (9) : 1365, [Publisher link]
ZORONDO-RODRIGUEZ F., GOMEZ-BAGGETHUN E., DEMPS K., ARIZA-MONTOBBIO P., GARCIA C. and REYES-GARCIA V., 2014. What Defines Quality of Life? The Gap Between Public Policies and Locally Defined Indicators Among Residents of Kodagu, Karnataka (India) Social Indicators Research, 115 (1) : 441-453, DOI : 10.1007/s11205-012-9993-z, [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

DELANCRET R. and ANUPAMA K., 2014. Quantitative pollen morphology using a light microscope – a tool to distinguish plant species in South India [Masters dissertation] IFP & Géosciences Environnement, Université Francois-Rabelais, Pondicherry, India & Tours, France, 34 p.,


ANUPAMA K., PAPPU S., PREMATHILAKE T.R. and PRASAD S., 2014. INQUA-HaBCom (International Union for Quaternary Research – Humans and the Biosphere Commission) workshop-cum-training programme entitled 'Palaeoanthropological Perspectives on Plant Communities in South Asia', jointly organized by the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education and the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) at the IFP from 27th October to 2nd November, 2014 Quaternary Perspectives, 21 (2), 6, [Publisher link]
T. CAROLINE, GAUCHEREL C., HÉLY-ALLEAUME C. and FERRY B., 2014. Local and multiscale congruence between biodiversity and endemism at global scale AgroParisTech, Centre de bio-Archéologie et d'Ecologie & IFP, Pondicherry, 28 p.,


GAUCHEREL C., LECOINTRE G. and BONHOMME V., 2013. Le quotidien du chercheur : Une chasse aux fantômes ? Editions Quæ, Versailles [France], 95 p., ISBN: 978-2-7592-2076-2, [Publisher link]

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]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

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]
BONHOMME V., FRELAT R. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Application of elliptical Fourier analysis to watershed boundaries: a case study in Haiti Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement [Online], 1 : 17-26, DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.10100, [Publisher link]
BONHOMME V., PRASAD S. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Intraspecific variability of pollen morphology as revealed by elliptic Fourier analysis Plant Systematics and Evolution, 299 (5) : 811-816, DOI: 10.1007/s00606-013-0762-5, [Publisher link]
GRITTI E.S., GAUCHEREL C., CRESPO-PEREZ M.V. and CHUINE I., 2013. How can model comparison help improving species distribution models? PLoS ONE, 8 (7) : DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpr101, [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., BORGNIET L., MANGEAS M., GAUCHEREL C., GÉRAUX H. and HÉLY C., 2013. Rainforest and savanna landscape dynamics in New Caledonia: Towards a mosaic of stable rainforest and savanna states? Austral Ecology, 38 (1) : 33-45, DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02369.x, [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., HÉLY C. and GAUCHEREL C., 2013. Sharp transitions in microclimatic conditions between savanna and forest in New Caledonia: Insights into the vulnerability of forest edges to fire Austral Ecology, 38 (6) : 680-687, DOI: 10.1111/aec.12015, [Publisher link]
IBANEZ T., MUNZINGER J., GAUCHEREL C., CURT T. and HÉLY C., 2013. Inferring savannah–rainforest boundary dynamics from vegetation structure and composition: a case study in New Caledonia Australian Journal of Botany, 61 (2) : 128-138, DOI:10.1071/bt12255, [Publisher link]
KOTTAIMUTHU R., KALIDASS C. and PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Desmidorches Pauciflora (Wight) Decne. (Asclepiadaceae): a new record for Eastern Ghats, India Indian Journal of Forestry, 36 (2) : 259-260,
MIGUET P., GAUCHEREL C. and BRETAGNOLLE V., 2013. Breeding habitat selection of Skylarks varies with crop heterogeneity, time and spatial scale, and reveals spatial and temporal crop complementation Ecological Modelling, 266 : 10-18, DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.06.029, [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]
PONNUCHAMY R., PRAGASAM A., ARAVAJY S., PATEL P., DAS L. and ANUPAMA K., 2013. A floristic study on herbs and climbing plants at Puducherry, South India: An approach to biodiversity conservation and regeneration through eco-restoration CheckList, 9 (3) : 555-600, [Publisher link]
SALTRÉ F., SAINT-AMANT R., GRITTI E.S., BREWER S., GAUCHEREL C., DAVIS B.A.S. and CHUINE I., 2013. Climate or migration: What limited European beech post-glacial colonization? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22 (11) : 1217-1227, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12085, [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

BASU R., 2013. Assessment of the economic and conservation potential of different land uses in Chikmagalur, Western Ghats, India Masters Dissertation : TERI University, New Delhi, 48 p., Advisors: C. D. Nath (French Institute of Pondicherry), J.Chubamenla & P K Joshi (TERI University).
PONNUCHAMY R., 2013. Melissopalynological and floristic studies to understand feeding prefernces of two native honeybees in a resotred landscape near Puducherry, South India [Thesis] Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Department of Ecology, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, 152 p., Advisor: A. Pragasam and Co-advisor K. Anupama,.
VEZY R., 2013. Understand and protect endemism : application to the case of the (semi-) evergreen forests of the Western Ghats Masters Dissertation : AgroParisTech & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris & Pondicherry, 50 p., Advisors: S. Traissac & C. Gaucherel. .
ZORZI C., 2013. Variation de la mousson indienne durant trois périodes climatiquement contrastées avec un focus sur l’Holocène Masters Dissertation : University of Bordeaux/EPOC-EPHE & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Bordeaux & Pondicherry, 31 p., Advisor: M.F. Sanchez-Goni & K. Anupama.


GRARD P., BOURGEOIS T.L., RODENBURG J., MARNOTTE P., CARRARA A., IRAKIZA R., MAKOKHA D., KYALO G., KOBUSINGE A. and ISWARIA K., 2012. AFROweeds - African weeds of rice AfricaRice Editor, [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

AYYAPPAN N., RAMESH B.R., ARAVAJY S. and JEYAKUMAR S., 2012. Plantae, Myrtales, Memecylaceae, Memecylon macrocarpum Thwaites [1864]: Distribution extension and geographic distribution map CheckList, 8 (2) : 280-282, [Publisher link]
BOURGEON G., NAIR K. M., RAMESH B.R. and LO SEEN D., 2012. Consequences of underestimating ancient deforestation in South India for global assessments of climatic change Current Science, 102 (12) : 1699-1703, [Publisher link]
DEMPS K., ZORONDO-RODRIGUEZ F., GARCIA C. and REYES-GARCIA V., 2012. The Selective Persistence of Local Ecological Knowledge: Honey Collecting with the Jenu Kuruba in South India Human Ecology, 40 (3) : 427-434, DOI : 10.1007/s10745-012-9489-0, [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]
GAUCHEREL C., BOUDON F., HOUET T., CASTETS M. and GODIN C., 2012. Understanding patchy landscape dynamics: Towards a landscape language PLoS ONE, 7 (9) : e46064, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046064, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C. and H.J. JENSEN, 2012. Origins of evolution : Non-acqired characters dominates over acquired characters in changing environment Journal of Theoretical Biology, 304 : 111-120, [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]
NATH C.D., BOURA A., DE FRANCESCHI D. and PÉLISSIER R., 2012. Assessing the utility of direct and indirect methods for estimating tropical tree age in the Western Ghats, India Trees - Structure and Function, 26 (3) : 1017-1029, DOI 10.1007/s00468-012-0679-6, [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]
RAMESH B.R., AYYAPPAN N. and DE FRANCESCHI D., 2012. Calophyllum pascaliana, a new species of Clusiaceae from the Western Ghats, India Kew Bulletin, 67 (1) : 115-118, DOI: 10.1007/s12225-012-9342-z, [Publisher link]
RENARD Q., PÉLISSIER R., RAMESH B.R. and KODANDAPANI N., 2012. Environmental susceptibility model for predicting forest fire occurrences in the Western Ghats of India International Journal of Wildland Fire, 21 (4) : 368-379, DOI: 10.1071/WF10109, [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., 2012. Natural disasters in India with special reference to Tamil Nadu Journal of Academia and Industrial Research, 1 (2) : 59-67, [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., ANUPAMA K., ARAVAJY S. and LIVINGSTONE C., 2012. Leaf classes, foliar phenology and life forms of selected woody species from the tropical forests of central and southern Eastern Ghats, India CheckList, 8 (6) : 1248-1266, [Publisher link]
STEPHEN A., REDDY C.D. and CHRISTOPHER P.J., 2012. Effect of Pre-sowing treatments on seed germination of Syzgium cumini (L.) skeels Advances in Plant Sciences, 25 (1) : 297-299,
ZENIL H., DELAHAYE J.-P. and GAUCHEREL C., 2012. Image characterization and classification by physical complexity Complexity, 17 (3) : 26-42, DOI: 10.1002/cplx.20388, [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

CELLIER P., 2012. Macroécologie des arbres endémiques des Ghâts Occidentaux (Inde) : aspects bioclimatiques, biogéographiques et enjeux pour leurs conservations Master 2Pro Dissertation (Ingénierie en Ecologie et en Gestion de la Biodiversité) : University Montpellier 2, Montpellier, 56 p., Advisors: F. Munoz & R. Pélissier.