Department Publication Ecology


Peer-reviewed journal articles

KATTGE J., BÖNISCH G., DÍAZ S., [et al.], MUNOZ F., RAEVEL V., AYYAPPAN N. and BALACHANDRAN N., 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access Global Change Biology, 26 (1) : 119-118, DOI : 10.1111/gcb.14904, [Publisher link]
LAROCHE F., VIOLLE C., TAUDIERE A. and MUNOZ F., 2020. Analyzing snapshot diversity patterns with the Neutral Theory can show functional groups’ effects on community assembly Ecology, e02977,,
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]

Book chapters

BOUSQUET F. and MATHEVET R., 2019. Cultural Resilience as the Resilience of a Distinctness. Distinctness from What? for What? In: Rampp B., Endreß M., Naumann M. (ed), Resilience in Social, Cultural and Political Spheres, Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 305-321, ISBN: 978-3-658-15328-1, DOI : , Link in HAL: [Publisher link]
GARCIA C.A., VENDÉ J., NANAYA K.M., NAY M., KALLA J. and [et al.], 2019. Understanding coffee farmers: using games to explore future coffee agroforestry landscapes in the Western Ghats (India) In: Dupraz C., Gosme M., Lawson G. (ed), Book of Abstracts, 4th World Congress on Agroforestry held at Montpellier, France from 20-22 May 2019. Agroforestry: strengthening links between science, society and policy, CIRAD, INRA, World Agroforestry, Agropolis International, MUSE, Montpellier, p. 587, Link in HAL: [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

BALACHANDRAN N., DHATCHANAMOORTHY N. and GASTMANS W.F., 2019. Carallia borneensis Oliver (Family Rhizophoraceae) - a new record to India from Andaman Islands Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 116 : 17-18, DOI : 10.17087/jbnhs/2019/v116/105941, Uploaded in HAL dt. 15.04.2019. [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]
GAUCHEREL C., FRELAT R. and [et al.], 2019. Weak relationships between landforms and hydro-climatologic processes: a case study in Haiti Hydrology Research, 50 (2) : 744-760,, Link in HAL: [Publisher link]
MILLAN M., ROWE N.P. and EDELIN C., 2019. Deciphering the growth form variation of the Mediterranean chamaephyte Thymus vulgaris L. using architectural traits and their relations with different habitats Flora, 251 : 1-10,, Link in HAL: [Publisher link]
MOHAPATRA P.P., STEPHEN A., PRASAD S., SINGH P. and ANUPAMA K., 2019. Late Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation changes and anthropogenic impacts in the Cauvery delta plains, southern India Quaternary International, 507 : 249-261,, Uploaded in HAL dt. 19.04.2019. [Publisher link]
MOREAU C., BARNAUD C. and MATHEVET R., 2019. Conciliate Agriculture with Landscape and Biodiversity Conservation: A Role-Playing Game to Explore Trade-Offs among Ecosystem Services through Social Learning Sustainability, 11 (310) : doi:10.3390/su11020310,
RAMAN K., VIMALRAJ S., KRISHNAKUMAR B.M., BALACHANDRAN N. and TOMAR A., 2019. Range extension of the Gooty Tarantula Poecilotheria metallica (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11 (10) : 14373-14376, DOI :, Link in HAL: [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

BALACHANDRAN N., RAJENDIRAN K. and GASTMANS W.F., 2018. Endemic plants of tropical dry evergreen forest, Southern India Biodiversity Research and Conservation, 52 : 11-23, DOI : 10.2478/biorc-2018-0015,
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]
BASTIN J-F., [et al.], AYYAPPAN N. and RAMESH B.R., 2018. Pan‐tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27 (11) : 1366-1383, DOI : 10.1111/geb.12803, [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]
DAVIDAR P., MUNOZ F., PUYRAVAUD J.-P., MOHANDASS D. and RAMACHANDRAN V.S., 2018. Multiple facets of rarity among rain forest trees in the Western Ghats of India Biological Conservation, 228 : 110-119,, [Publisher link]
DORNELAS M., [et al.], AYYAPPAN N. and RAMESH B.R., 2018. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27 (7) : 760-786, DOI : 10.1111/geb.12729, [Publisher link]
GAUCHEREL C., TRAMIER C. and [et al.], 2018. Where and at which scales does the latitudinal diversity gradient fail? Journal of Biogeography, 45 (8) : 1905-1916, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13355, Link in HAL: [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]
MATHEVET R. and [et al.], 2018. A Conceptual Framework for Heuristic Progress in Exploring Management Regime Shifts in Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation of Coastal Areas Sustainability, 10 (11) : 4171, doi:10.3390/su10114171, [Publisher link]
MATHEVET R., BOUSQUET F., LARRÈRE C. and LARRÈRE R., 2018. Environmental Stewardship and Ecological Solidarity: Rethinking Social‑Ecological Interdependency and Responsibility Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, [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]
SHIVAPRAKASH K.N., RAMESH B.R., UMASHANKER R. and DAYANANDAN S., 2018. Functional trait and community phylogenetic analyses reveal environmental filtering as the major determinant of assembly of tropical forest tree communities in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in India Forest Ecosystems, 5:25 :, [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]

Non peer-reviewed journal articles

DESMOTS E., MATHEVET R., PROISY C. and ARUNKUMAR P., 2018. Kaḻiveḷi : vaḷrccikum vaḷm pēṇaliṟkum iṭaiyil.. (Kalivelli wetlands: in the quest for integrated conservation and development?) Uyir, 44-47,

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

SUVAATHIMANI S., 2018. Morphological and phytochemical relationship between the host and parasite: Dendrophthoe Falcata [Masters Dissertation] MSc : Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu & Ecology Department, French Institute of Pondicherry, Thiruvarur & Pondicherry, 49 p., Supervisor: N. Balachandran,.
UMA MAHESHWARI P., 2018. An illustrative key for the woody species of Aranya forest and sanctuary, Auroville [Masters Dissertation] MSc : Department of Botany, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, 83 p., Supervisor: T. Ganesan,.
VINOTHINI K., 2018. Relationship between the host and parasite: Dendrophthoe Falcata - approaching through anatomy and phytolith [Masters Dissertation] MSc : Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu & Ecology Department, French Institute of Pondicherry, Thiruvarur & Pondicherry, 54 p., Supervisor: N. Balachandran,.

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]
NAVYA R., KRISHNAKUMAR C., BALACHANDRAN N., ARAVAJY S. and ANUPAMA K., 2017. Resilience of the tropical dry evergreen forest in the human-impacted region of Coromandel Coast, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 41 : 31-46,
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]