Alain Danet

Alain Danet2018-04-11T19:17:11+00:00

Ph.D. student at the University of Montpellier [2014 – 2017]

Co-supervised by Sonia Kéfi and Fabien Anthelme

Email: alain.danet (at)

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I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Montpellier. My research project is supervised by Sonia Kéfi and Fabien Anthelme.

My research focuses on plant-plant interactions at the community level. I investigate in particular how nursing affects beneficiary community structure and assembly rules. My work seeks to contribute to the integration of positive interactions in the general ecological theory which is still biased toward negative interactions. I use a combination of approaches such as modeling and experiments.



Danet, A., S. Kéfi, R.I. Meneses, F. Anthelme. 2017. Nurse species and indirect facilitation through grazing drive plant community functional traits in tropical alpine peatlands. Ecology and Evolution. 7(24):11265-11276.

Schneider, R., J. Bégin, A. Danet and R. Doucet (2013). Effect of selective precommercial thinning on balsam fir stand yield and structure. The Forestry Chronicle 89:759-768.