Jean-Nicolas Pradervand


Especially interested in insects, I worked with butterfly and moth distribution models during my master thesis. I tried to understand the importance of different variables on species distribution. Since then, I continued looking for trends in species distribution according to biological traits through the use of modeling techniques and phylogenetic approaches, particularly with butterflies and bumblebees.
For my PhD, I am using very high resolution data to better understand the climatic niches of the species and predict species distribution or assemblage in mountainous environment, particularly the Alps. In the models I mainly focus on butterflies, bumblebees and grasshoppers and their relationship to vegetation using high resolution climatic data.


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Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
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