Recent Publications

. Global distribution and conservation status of ecologically rare mammal and bird species. Nature Comms, 2020.

Code Project DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18779-w

. Functional biogeography of dietary strategies in birds. GEB, 2018.

Dataset DOI:10.1111/geb.12910

. Functional rarity of coral reef fishes at the global scale: Hotspots and challenges for conservation. Biol. Cons., 2018.

PDF Project DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.08.011

. Effect of pollination strategy, phylogeny and distribution on pollination niches of Euro‐Mediterranean orchids. J. Ecol., 2018.

PDF Dataset DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13013

. A Common Toolbox to Understand, Monitor or Manage Rarity? A Response to Carmona et al.. TREE, 2017.

PDF Project DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.10.001

. funrar: An R package to characterize functional rarity. Div. Dist., 2017.

PDF Dataset Project Package on GitHub Package on CRAN DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12629

. ecolottery: Simulating and assessing community assembly with environmental filtering and neutral dynamics in R. MEE, 2017.

PDF Package on Github Package on CRAN DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12918

R Packages

package name package status description
ecolottery ecolottery CRAN badge an R package to simulate community assembly using coalescent theory
funrar funrar CRAN badge Compute functional rarity indices (see more at
rromeo rromeo CRAN badge   rromeo rOpenSci badge R client to SHERPA/RoMEO the database on journal archival policies (see more at
fundiversity fundiversity CRAN badge Fast and modular computation of functional diversity indices
funbiogeo Lifecycle: maturing A package to help functional biogeography analyses
rtaxref rtaxref CRAN badge R client to the French Taxonomic Reference (see more at
bnfimage bnfimage CRAN badge R client to the French National Library (BnF) Image API



Functional Rarity: an additional biodiversity facet

What are the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms explaining functional rarity and functional originality?


I am a certified Instructor for The Carpentries, focusing on R programming (especially for ecology) and Data Visualization.

I also taught the following courses at the University of Montpellier:

  • HLMA314 Practicals in Descriptive Statistics for Ecology 2017-2018,
  • HLBE405 Practical project in Functional Ecology,
  • HLMA314 Practicals in Descriptive Statistics for Ecology 2018-2019.

I also found the R User Group of our lab and organize regular meetups for the group.


  • German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig; Puschstrasse 4; 04103 Leipzig