Scientific Production

Scientific Production


The list below contains the scientific production of the French Institute of Pondicherry from 2009 onwards. It includes books, edited books, CD-ROMs, maps, book chapters, articles, published conference papers, theses, reports, working papers, awards and other miscellaneous publications.

For publications brought out under the imprint of the IFP and available for sale, please visit the Bookstore page. For the IFP’s scientific production deposited in the HAL-SHS open archive see the IFP's HAL-SHS page.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

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]
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]
DAGENS B., 2008. Book review of The Temple Architecture of India by Adam Hardy, Chichester, U.K.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007, Arts Asiatiques, 63 : 169-170. [Publisher link]
DAGENS B., 2008. Book review of Bayon: new perspectives. Edited by Vittorio Rovedo & Joyce Clark. Bangkok : River Books, 2007, Journal of the Siam Society (Bangkok), 96 : 304-309. [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]
DELOCHE J., 2008. Water resources in the hill forts of South India (14-18th century), Indian Journal of History of Science, 43 (1) : 43-56. [Publisher link]
GARCIA C.A. and LESCUYER G., 2008. Monitoring, indicators and community based forest management in the tropics: pretexts or red herrings?, Biodiversity Conservation, 17 (6) : 1303-1317. [Publisher link]
GIRIRAJ A., MURTHY M.S.R. and RAMESH B.R., 2008. Vegetation composition, structure and diversity pattern: a case study from Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests of Western Ghats, India, Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 65 (3) : 1-22. [Publisher link]
GUENZI C., 2008. Book Review of: G. Colas et G. Tarabout (eds.), Rites Hindous. Transferts et Transformations, Collection Purushartha 25, Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Journal of Asian Studies, 67 (4) : 1104-1105.
GUÉRIN I., 2008. L’argent des femmes pauvres : entre survie quotidienne, obligations familiales et normes sociales, Revue Française de Socio-Économie, 2 (2) : 59-78. [Publisher link]
GUÉRIN I., FOUILLET C. and ROESCH M., 2008. La microfinance indienne: l’heure du bilan, Transcontinentales, 6 (1) : 125-146. [Publisher link]
HOYEZ A.-C., 2008. L’Espace-Monde du yoga, L'Information géographique, 72 (1) : 100-108, DOI: 10.3917/lig.721.0100. [Publisher link]
HUDON M., 2008. Book review of The Economics of Microfinance by B. Armendariz and J. Morduch, Journal of International Development, 20 (2) : 245-246. [Publisher link]
IFRAN-ULLAH M., RAMESH B.R., KARUNAKARAN P.V., JENTSCH A. and MURTHY M.S.R., 2008. Mapping the potential distribution of Rhododendron arboreum Sm. ssp. nilagiricum (Zenker) Tagg (Ericaceae), an endemic plant using ecological modeling, Current Science, 94 (12) : 1605-1612. [Publisher link]
LEFÈVRE V., 2008. Book review of Sultans and mosques : the early Muslim architecture of Bangladesh by Perween Hasan. London, I.B. Tauris & Co., 2007, Arts Asiatiques, 63 : 171-172. [Publisher link]
LEFÈVRE V., 2008. Book review of Before and beyond the image, aniconic symbolism in Buddhist art by Dietrich Seckel. Das Porträt in Ostasien - Band 2, Teil II : Porträt- Gestaltung. Heidelberg, Universitätsverlag Winter, 2005, Arts Asiatiques, 63 : 172-174. [Publisher link]
LEFÈVRE V., 2008. Book review of Eloquent Earth, Early Terracottas in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal by Gautam Sengupta, Sima Roy Chowdhury, Sharmi Chakraborty. Kolkata, Directorate of Archaeology and Museum, Government of West Bengal, 2007, Arts Asiatiques, 63 : 170-171. [Publisher link]
LEFÈVRE V., 2008. Un grand donateur des musées de France : Jacques Polain, La Revue des Musées de France, 5 : 91-100.
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]
OURO-KOURA T. , 2008. Etude des facteurs contingents du taux de remboursement au sein d’une institution de microfinance : le cas du Togo, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 79 (2) : 301 -322. [Publisher link]
PÉLISSIER R., COUTERON P. and DRAY S., 2008. Analyzing or explaining beta diversity? Comment, Ecology, 89 (11) : 3227-3232. [Publisher link]
PRASAD S. and ANUPAMA K., 2008. Light microscopic studies on pollen grains selected Cyperaceae species from southern Tamil Nadu, India: relevance in Holocene sediment studies, The Palaeobotanist, 57 : 227-233, Diamond Jubilee National Conference Special Issue.
RAMESH B.R., 2008. Forest landscape approach for biodiversity management in the Western Ghats, Journal of Landscape Architecture, 5 (3) : 33-37. [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]
SCHAEFFER B., MONDET B. and TOUZEAU S., 2008. Using a climate dependent matrix model to predict mosquito abundance: application to Aedes (Stegomyia) africanus and Aedes (Diceromyia) furcifer (Diptera; Culicidae), Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 8 (4) : 422-432. [Publisher link]
SEYLER T., SAKDAPOLRAK P., PRASAD SA. and DANRAJ B, 2008. Domestic unsealed water sources and Malaria incidence: a case study from Chennai, South India, The Indian Geographical Journal, 82 (1) : 1-10.
STEPHEN A., ANUPAMA K., ORUKAIMANI G. and PRASAD S., 2008. A new microsieving technique in pollen analysis, The Palaeobotanist, 57 : 551-557.
VANROOSE A., 2008. De microfinancieringsevolutie: Overzicht van de totstandkoming, groei en ontwikkeling, Accountancy en bedrijfskunde, (5) : 9-19.
VASANTHY G. and DE FRANCESCHI D., 2008. Studies on Vernonia monosis C. B. CLARKE (Asteraceae): palynology, taxonomy and phytogeography, Compositae Newsletter, (46) : 59-75.
VASANTHY G. and GRARD P., 2008. Pollen identification multimedia software: a microtaxonomic paleobotanical research tool, The Palaeobotanist, 57 : 539-550, Diamond Jubilee National Conference Special Issue.
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]

Conference papers (published)

ANUPAMA K., SUDHAKAR S., PRASAD S. and PUJAR G.S., 2008. Temporal dynamics using a spatially resolved technology: applying RS to target sites for reconstructing vegetation history in the Eastern Ghats, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of the Eastern Ghats, December 28-29, 2007, ENVIS Centre, Hyderabad, p. 474-477.
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.
LEFÈVRE V., 2008. The portraits of the Cōla king Rajaraja I, In: Bautze-Picron C. (ed), Religion and Art: New Issues in Indian Iconography and Iconology. Volume 1 of the Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologist, The British Association for South Asian Studies, London, p. 179-189.
LEFÈVRE V., BASSIER A., VERGAIN P. and VINCENT F., 2008. Séminaire-atelier de formation des personnels en charge du patrimoine bangladais : un exemple réussi de partenariat international, In: Bridgland J., ICOM Committee for Conservation (ed), Preprints of the 15th Triennial Meeting of the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), New Delhi, 22 - 26 September 2008. Vol. I, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, p. 66-70, ISBN: 978-81-8424-344-4.
PONNUCHAMY R., ANUPAMA K., RAMMOHAN H. and ARAVAJY S., 2008. Indices based study of herbaceous vegetation in a South Indian tank bed at the foothills of Alagar Malai, Tamil Nadu, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of the Eastern Ghats, December 28-29, 2007. Organized by ENVIS Centre, Hyderabad, p. 198-204.
PORDIÉ L., 2008. Une question de réseaux: développement local et trans-nationalisation de la médecine tibétaine au Ladakh, In: Thomann B., Alexandre-Journeau V. (ed), Actes du 3ème Congrès du Réseau-Asie - IMASIE (CNRS, Institut des Mondes Asiatiques), 26-28 septembre 2007, Paris.
PORDIÉ L., 2008. Les médecines d’Asie aujourd’hui : Trans-nationalisation des pratiques, relocalisation des savoirs. Synthèse de l’atelier XXVII, In: Thomann B., Alexandre-Journeau V. (ed), Actes du 3ème Congrès du Réseau-Asie - IMASIE (CNRS, Institut des Mondes Asiatiques), 26-28 septembre 2007, Paris.
STEPHEN A., ANUPAMA K., ARAVAJY S. and ORUKAIMANI G., 2008. Leaf trait measurements in southern Eastern Ghats and their applications, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of the Eastern Ghats, December 28-29, 2007. Organized by ENVIS Centre, Hyderabad, p. 188-197.

Working Papers

VANROOSE A., 2008. What macro factors make microfinance institutions reach out? - Savings and Development, CEB Working Paper N° 08/036, Université Libre de Bruxelles – Solvay Business School – Centre Emile Bernheim , Brussel, 26 p..

Theses / Dissertations / Habilitation

HMIMINA G., 2008. Mise au point et calibration d’un modèle de porosité de houppier et de régénération pour 5 espèces d’arbres des Ghâts Occidentaux, [Diplôme d'Agronomie Générale, 2nd year Dissertation] : AgroParisTech & Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris, 54 p., Advisor: R. Pélissier.


AUBRIOT O., 2008. Regards croisés (Inde – Maroc) sur les questions de gestion participative en irrigation et de gestion de la ressource souterraine, Rapport final pour l'AUF du projet de collaboration scientifique interuniversitaire Institut Français de Pondichéry (IFP) / Université de Marrakech / Centre National d’Etudes Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes (CNEARC), 46 p..
BAL P., NATH C.D. and GARCIA C., 2008. Drivers of human elephant interactions in coffee agro-forestry landscapes in Kodagu (Western Ghats), India : an approach to understand the human-elephant conflict, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, 67 p.
BOURGEON G., NAIR K.M., LANDY F., LO SEEN D., MARTIN M., MOPPERT B. and RAMESH B.R., 2008. Soil Carbon Pool and Biodiversity Conservation [Research Report]. IFCPAR PROJECT NO. 2909-1, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research.
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.
VENUGOPAL P.D., 2008. Regional patterns in the floristic composition and structure of forests in the Western Ghats, India. Internal study, French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, 56 p.


PREVOT S., 2007. Les Nomades d'aujourd'hui. Ethnologie des éleveurs Raika en Inde, Editions Aux lieux d'être / Institut Français de Pondichéry, Paris / Pondichéry, 240 p., ISBN: 978-2-916063-43-0. [Publisher link]
SEBASTIA B., 2007. Les Rondes de saint Antoine. Culte, affliction et possession en Inde du Sud, Aux Lieux d’Etre, Paris, 351 p., ISBN: 978-2-916063-34-8. [Publisher link]

Edited books

BAUMANN E. and SERVET J.-M. (ed.), 2007. Risques et microfinance, Revue Autrepart no. 44. [Publisher link]