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

Co-supervised by Sonia Kéfi and Fabien Anthelme


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I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Montpellier between 2014 and 2017. My research project was supervised by Sonia Kéfi and Fabien Anthelme.

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


Génin, A., T. Dutoit, A. Danet, A. le Priol, S. Kéfi. 2021. Grazing and the vanishing complexity of plant association networks in grasslands.
Oikos. 130(4): 541-552.

Danet, A., F.D. Schneider, F. Anthelme, S. Kéfi. 2020. Indirect facilitation drives species composition and stability in drylandsTheoretical Ecology.

Danet, A., F. Anthelme, N. Gross, S. Kéfi. 2018. Effects of indirect facilitation on functional diversity, dominance and niche differentiation in tropical alpine communities. Journal of vegetation science. 29(5): 835-846.

Génin, A., S. Majumder, S. Sankaran, A. Danet, V. Guttal, F.D. Schneider, S. Kéfi. 2018. Monitoring ecosystem degradation using spatial data and the R package spatialwarnings. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9(10): 2067-2075.

Génin, A., S. Majumder, S. Sankaran, F.D. Schneider, A. Danet, M. Berdugo, V. Guttal, S. Kéfi. 2018. Spatially heterogeneous stressors can alter the performance of indicators of regime shifts. Ecological Indicators. 94(1): 520-533.

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.