Muriel Deparis

Position: Post-doctoral Researcher

Team: Ecological Processes and human Impact

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Université Paris Saclay
Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette



Email: muriel.deparis (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My research focuses on urban plant biodiversity in the broadest sense. I work at the scale of the plant community, to characterise intra-urban diversity and understand the parameters that structure it. My work is at the interface between ecology and urban planning, in order to make operational recommendations on urban planning that promotes diversity. I am also interested in the perception that the various urban stakeholders (residents, managers, elected representatives, etc.) have of this biodiversity, particularly spontaneous vegetation. My current research focuses specifically on the diversity of individual gardens, and the influence of the spatial structure of gardens and their management by residents on the vegetation and pollinating insects found there.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


In PhD: SIG; ecology and urban ecology for architects.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Career path

2019-2023: PhD at CITERES Lab, Tours, France: “Plant diversity and community assemblage process: effect of management and urban uses.”

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Deparis, M., Legay, N., Isselin-Nondedeu, F., & Bonthoux, S. (2023). How managers and city dwellers relate to spontaneous vegetation in cities: Towards an integrative approach. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 127876.

Prosnier, L., Loeuille, N., Hulot, F. D., Renault, D., Piscart, C., Bicocchi, B., Deparis, M., Lam, M., & Médoc, V. (2023) Parasites make hosts more profitable but less available to predators. OIKOS

Deparis, M., Legay, N., Isselin‐Nondedeu, F., & Bonthoux, S. (2022). Considering urban uses at a fine spatial resolution to understand the distribution of invasive plant species in cities. Landscape Ecology, 1‑15.

Renaud, E., Heraudet, V., Deparis, M., Basquin, H., Bessa-Gomes, C., & Baudry, E. (2022). Non- linear effects of landscape on pollination service and plant species richness in a peri-urban territory with urban and agricultural land use. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 68, 127454.

Deparis, M. (2021). Améliorer la description de la ville en écologie urbaine par une approche morphologique et fonctionnelle des îlots urbains. Les Cahiers du Développement Urbain Durable, 1‑16.