Alain Danet

Alain Danet
Illinois State University | ISU · School of Biological Sciences

PhD

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December 2018 - present
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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  • PostDoc Position
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  • UMR CESCO - Équipe COMAC
October 2014 - September 2017
Université de Montpellier
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  • PhD Student

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1. Aggregated species occurrence and abundance data from disparate sources are increasingly accessible to ecologists for the analysis of temporal trends in biodiversity. However, sampling biases relevant to any given research question are often poorly explored and infrequently reported; this can undermine statistical inference. In other disciplines...
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1. Aggregated species occurrence and abundance data from disparate sources are increasingly accessible to ecologists for the analysis of temporal trends in biodiversity. However, sampling biases relevant to any given research question are often poorly explored and infrequently reported; this has the potential to undermine statistical inference. In...
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Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) and food-web complexity-stability relationships are central to ecology. However, they remain largely untested in natural contexts. Here we estimated the links among environmental conditions, richness, food-web structure, annual biomass and its temporal stability using a standardised monitoring dataset of 99...
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Dryland ecosystems are likely to respond discontinuously to gradual changes in environmental conditions. Direct facilitation between plants, whereby plants improve the local environmental conditions for others, has been shown to be a mechanism contributing to these discontinuous ecosystem transitions. Theoretical models describing dryland vegetatio...
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It is predicted that warmer conditions should lead to a loss of trophic levels, as larger bodied consumers, which occupy higher trophic levels, experience higher metabolic costs at high temperature. Yet, it is unclear whether this prediction is consistent with the effect of warming on the trophic structure of natural systems. Furthermore, effects o...
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Interactions are key drivers of the functioning and fate of plant communities. A traditional way to measure them is to use pairwise experiments, but such experiments do not scale up to species‐rich communities. For those, using association networks based on spatial patterns may provide a more realistic approach. While this method has been successfu...
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Question Positive interactions between plants have well‐known effects on community species richness and biomass via micro‐environment improvements. However, the effects of indirect facilitation performed by a nurse on an associated plant community, occurring for example through the protection against grazing, have not attracted much attention in th...
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1.Some ecosystems show non‐linear responses to gradual changes in environmental conditions, once a threshold in conditions ‐ or critical point ‐ is passed. This can lead to wide shifts in ecosystem states, possibly with dramatic ecological and economic consequences. Such behaviors have been reported in drylands, savannas, coral reefs or shallow lak...
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Facilitation among plants mediated by grazers occurs when an unpalatable plant extends its protection against grazing to another plant. This type of indirect facilitation impacts species coexistence and ecosystem functioning in a large array of ecosystems worldwide. It has nonetheless generally been understudied so far in comparison with the role p...
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Les interactions entre organismes ont des conséquences majeures sur la composition des communautés et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes. En écologie l'étude des interactions négatives, telles que la prédation et la compétition, a largement dominé la littérature. Des travaux récents ont souligné l’importance des interactions positives dans la nature...
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Silvicultural tools such as green retention harvesting and multiple variations of partial cut systems are being developed to implement ecosystem-based forest management. However, very little effort has been expended in developing silvicultural treatments for young stands. Results for a selective precommercial thinning (three thinning intensities an...

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The goal is to highlight the overlooked effect of positive interactions on community structure and ecosystem properties while combining theoretical and empirical approaches