Dr. Julien Pottier

<i>Research interests</i> | <i>Curriculum Vitae</i>

<i>Research interests</i>

My general interests are in the field of ecology:
. The understanding of spatial patterning of sessile organisms on various spatial scales and their resultant consequences   on ecosystem dynamic and coexistence of species.
. The development of tools (e.g. models, indicators,...) for biodiversity monitoring and management.

During my Ph.D, I analysed the links between plant spatial patterns and their biological traits from the plant neighbourhood to the landscape scale with an underlying aim of understanding their role in both community assembly and ecosystem functioning. This work was carried out within an anthropogenic system: the banks of channels deriving the river Rhône.

During my post-doc in the group of Antoine Guisan, I will work on improving predictions of climate change impact on the distribution of plant species and assemblages in Europe
But also at more local scale in the Alps.


<i>Curriculum Vitae</i>

Nov 2008- Current
Post-doc with Pr A. Guisan, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

2004 - 2008 
Ph.D. in Ecology, University Jospeh Fourier, Grenoble, France.
'Spatial pattern and plant traits from the plant neighbourhood to the lansdcape'. Supervisors : S. Lavorel and A. Bédécarrats. Funding: Cemagref.

2003 - 2000
Master (DEA 'Gestion des Espaces Montagnards'), University Joseph Fourier - Institut de Géographie Alpine, France.

Training with Pr Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool - Applied Vegetation Dynamic Lab, UK.

2000 - 2002
Studies in Biology, University Jospeh Fourier, Grenoble, France.


Follow us:  


Office room: 4304 Phone: +4121 692 4279 Fax: +4121 692 4265 Julien.Pottier[@]unil.ch

Member of Guisan group