MUNOZ François

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  • Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, UniversitĂ© Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
  • Biodiversity, Biogeography, Botany, Coexistence, Community ecology, Conservation biology, Ecological successions, Evolutionary ecology, Landscape ecology, Macroecology, Spatial ecology, Metacommunities & Metapopulations, Species distributions, Statistical ecology, Theoretical ecology
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I currently work at the Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, Université Grenoble Alpes. My research concerns Ecology, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology. It mainly investigates the mechanisms underlying population and community dynamics at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Theoretical and methodological approaches are developped and applied to study tropical and temperate ecosystems (tropical forests in India and New Caledonia, grasslands and weed communities in Europe, high-elevation peatlands in Bolivia...).

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2020-02-19
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Soil variation response is mediated by growth trajectories rather than functional traits in a widespread pioneer Neotropical tree
Sébastien Levionnois, Niklas Tysklind, Eric Nicolini, Bruno Ferry, Valérie Troispoux, Gilles Le Moguedec, Hélène Morel, Clément Stahl, Sabrina Coste, Henri Caron, Patrick Heuret
10.1101/351197

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Growth trajectories, better than organ-level functional traits, reveal intraspecific response to environmental variation

Functional traits are “morpho-physio-phenological traits which impact fitness indirectly via their effects on growth, reproduction and survival” [1]. Most functional traits are defined at organ level, e.g. for leaves, roots and stems, and reflect key aspects of resource acquisition and resource use by organisms for their development and reproduction [2]. More rarely, some functional traits can be related to spatial development, such as vegetative height and lateral spread in plants.
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