Raphaël Pélissier
Associated researcher

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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]
GARCIA C., PÉLISSIER R., MARIE-VIVIEN D. and RAMESH B.R., 2010. Biodiversité, In: Landy F. (ed), Dictionnaire de l'Inde contemporaine, Armand Colin, Paris, p. 84-85, ISBN: 978-2-200-35247-9.
PÉLISSIER R. and RAMESH B.R., 2010. Flore, In: Landy F. (ed), Dictionnaire de l'Inde contemporaine, Armand Colin, Paris, p. 224-225, ISBN: 978-2-200-35247-9.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

OSURI A.M., [et al.], AYYAPPAN N., PÉLISSIER R. and RAMESH B.R., 2020. Tree diversity and carbon storage cobenefits in tropical human-dominated landscapes, Conservation Letters, e12699, DOI : 10.1111/conl.12699. [Publisher link]
BOSE R., RAMESH B.R., PÉLISSIER R. and MUNOZ F., 2019. Phylogenetic diversity in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot reflects environmental filtering and past niche diversification of trees, Journal of Biogeography, 46 (1) : 145-157, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13464. [Publisher link]
PARGAL S., [et al.], BALACHANDRAN N., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M. and PÉLISSIER R., 2017. Inverting Aboveground Biomass–Canopy Texture Relationships in a Landscape of Forest Mosaic in the Western Ghats of India Using Very High Resolution Cartosat Imagery, Remote Sensing, 9 (3) : 228, DOI : 10.3390/rs9030228. [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]
PLOTON P., AYYAPPAN N., BALACHANDRAN N., BARATHAN N., PROISY C., RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN M., PÉLISSIER R. and [et al.], 2017. Toward a general tropical forest biomass prediction model from very high resolution optical satellite images, Remote Sensing of Environment, 200 : 140-153, DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.001. [Publisher link]
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]
WAGNER F.H., [et al.] and PÉLISSIER R., 2016. Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests, Biogeosciences, 13 : 2537–2562, DOI : 10.5194/bg-13-2537-2016. [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]
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]
VEGA C., VEPAKOMMA U., MOREL J., BADER J.-L., RAJASHEKAR G., JHA C.S., FERET J., PROISY C., PÉLISSIER R. and DADHWAL V.K., 2015. Aboveground-Biomass Estimation of a Complex Tropical Forest in India Using Lidar, Remote Sensing, 7 : 10607-10625, DOI: 10.3390/rs70810607. [Publisher link]
LE BEC J., COURBAUD B., LE MOGUÉDEC G. and PÉLISSIER R., 2015. Characterizing tropical tree species growth strategies: learning from inter-individual variability and scale invariance, PLoS ONE, 10 (3) : e0117028, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117028. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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., PÉLISSIER R., RAMESH B.R. and GARCIA C., 2011. Promoting native trees in shade coffee plantations of southern India: comparison of growth rates with the exotic Grevillea robusta, Agroforestry Systems, 83 (2) : 107-119. [Publisher link]
PÉLISSIER R., PASCAL J.-P., AYYAPPAN N., RAMESH B.R., ARAVAJY S. and RAMALINGAM S., 2011. Twenty years of tree demography in an undisturbed dipterocarp Permanent Sample Plot at Uppangala, Western Ghats of India, Ecology, 92 (6) : 1376. Data Paper: Ecological Archives E092-115. [Publisher link]
NATH C.D., PÉLISSIER R. and GARCIA C., 2010. Comparative efficiency and accuracy of variable area transects versus square plots for sampling tree diversity and density, Agroforestry Systems, 79 (2) : 223-236. [Publisher link]
RAMESH B.R., SWAMINATH M.H., PATIL S.V., DASAPPA, PÉLISSIER R., VENUGOPAL P.D., ARAVAJY S., ELOUARD C. and RAMALINGAM S., 2010. Forest stand structure and composition in 96 sites along environmental gradients in the central Western Ghats of India, Ecology, 91 (10) : 3118-3118. [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]
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]
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]
MAGNUSSEN S., PÉLISSIER R. and RAMESH B.R., 2006. An assessment of sample-based estimators of tree species richness in two wet tropical forest compartments in Panama and India, International Forestry Review, 8 (4) : 417-431. [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]

Working Papers

RENARD Q., RAMESH B.R., MUTHUSANKAR G. and PÉLISSIER R., 2010. High-Resolution vegetation cover data for the Southern Western Ghats of India (IFP_ECODATA_VEGETATION) [E-Paper], Pondy Papers in Ecology; 9, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 12 p.. [Publisher link]
RENARD Q., MUTHUSANKAR G. and PÉLISSIER R., 2009. Data paper - high-resolution topographic and bioclimatic data for the Southern Western Ghats of India (IFP_ECODATA_BIOCLIM), Pondy Papers in Ecology; n° 8, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 27 p.. [Publisher link]

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

PÉLISSIER R., 2010. Mésoécologie de la diversité des forêts tropicales humides. Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Université Montpellier 2, 129 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.
PÉLISSIER R. and RAMESH B.R., 2008. Synthesis of 15 years of scientific research in Uppangala Permanent Forest Plot, Western Ghats of Karnataka. Internal report, French Institute, Pondicherry.