Recent Publications

More Publications

. The dimensionality and structure of species trait spaces. Ecol. Lett., 2021.

PDF Code Project Project Project DOI: 10.1111/ele.13778 GitHub

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

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

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

Dataset Project Project 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 Project DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.08.011

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

R Packages

You can find a list of the packages I heavily contributed on my R-universe.

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 gave more than 80 hours of courses at the different universities I’ve worked in:

Course name Level Total time
Practical session in Descriptive Statistics with R (UM) Bachelor’s
(2nd yr)
50h (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
Practical session in Functional Biogeography with R (UM) Master’s
(2nd yr)
8h (2018-2019 and 2019-2020)
Guest Lecture on Biodiversity Facets (UL) Master’s
(1st year)
2h (2020-2021)
Practical session on Biodiversity Facets with R (UL, material) Master’s
(1st year)
6h (2020-2021)
Group project on Biodiversity Facets (UL) Master’s
(1st year)
20h (2020-2021)

UM: University of Montpellier; UL: University of Leipzig

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

I also founded the R User Group at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier. There, I organized regular 1h meet-ups on various R topics (plotting with ggplot2, mapping with sf, project organization with RStudio, workflow organization with drake, parallelization with future).


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