Position: Research Scientist
Detailed position: Research Scientist CNRS
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 360, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 79 61
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 15 56 96
Email: celine.bellard (at) u-psud.fr
Biogeography is a dynamic and burgeoning field. Historically biogeography was largely descriptive, but now it moves to understand the role of historical factors in shaping biodiversity patterns to predict how biodiversity will respond to global changes. My line of research thus follows the philosophy of biogeography.
Specifically, one of the greatest challenges for ecologists is to understand how climate change will interact with other threats and impact biodiversity and society in the future. My main research interest is now to improve the characterization of the future impacts for biodiversity taking into account synergies between threats such as climate change and biological invasions.