I am a plant community ecologist. I am interested in the effects of global changes - either land use or climate change - on the structuration of plant communities, the ecosystem services they provide and more generally on the functioning of ecosystems.
Besides my experience in plant ecology, I am also interested more generally in the interactions between societies and the environments, both in terms of providing guidance to environmental policies and from an anthropological point of view.
I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Change group of the Senckenberg BiK-F in Frankfurt, Germany. My project is part of the Biodiversity Exploratories and aims to determine how landscape composition and configuration affect ecosystem service multifunctionality.
I conducted my PhD at University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and Institute of Research for Development. I studied the interactions between non-cultivated plant communities, farming practices and soil characteristics in Northern Thailand. I investigated the relative effects of landscape, soil and land-use history on plant communities’ structure and associated ecosystemic services. In particular, I showed that the expansion of rubber trees plantation into agricultural landscapes affects weed communities composition and strongly increases soil erosion compared to annual crops.