My research interests focus on the importance of biotic interactions in species distribution models (SDMs). SDMs are based on species occurrences and thus should account for biotic interactions driving species assemblage. However, several published examples have shown that climatic variables only where not sufficient to capture properly the niche of the species.
The aim of my thesis is to better understand the role of biotic interactions in SDMs in order to predict not solely species occurrence but also community assemblages. As study systems, I am particularly interested in mutualistic interactions between plants and insects in alpine and arctic environments, but also more generally on other strong biotic interactions between plant and animals.
PhD under the supervision of Antoine Guisan and Daniel Chérix, University of Lausanne
Master of Science in Biology, Evolution and Conservation, University of Lausanne
«Testing for arctic-alpine transferability of species distribution models» supervised by Antoine Guisan et Pascal Vittoz
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Lausanne
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