Recent Publications

More Publications

. Matching Species Names Across Biodiversity Databases: Sources, tools, pitfalls and best practices for taxonomic harmonization. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 2021.

PDF Code Project Project DOI Shiny Application

. Harmonizing taxon names in biodiversity data: a review of tools, databases, and best practices. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2021.

Preprint PDF Code Dataset Project Project DOI Shiny Application

. The dimensionality and structure of species trait spaces. Ecology Letters, 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 Communications, 2020.

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

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 Diversity

Studying the distribution of species attribute diversity


Large-scale study of biodiversity to achieve generalization

Tools for Biodiversity Science

Create and contribute to new tools to advance biodiversity science

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
Descriptive Statistics
with R (UM)
(2nd yr)
Functional Biogeography
with R (UM, material)
(2nd yr)
Guest Lecture
on Biodiversity Facets (UL)
(1st yr)
Biodiversity Facets
with R (UL, material)
(1st yr)
Group project
on Biodiversity Facets (UL)
(1st yr)
Introduction to git and GitHub
(UL/iDiv, material)
PhD students
and postdocs

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