Publications

Researcher profile: GoogleScholar, Web of Science, ORCID, ResearchGate, Agritrop

In preparation

xx. Vieilledent G., W. F. Laurance, S. Peedell, and F. Achard. The fate of tropical forests associated to the demographic explosion in Africa. in prep.

xx. Vieilledent G., and F. Achard. Including spatial-autocorrelation in deforestation model to obtain realistic deforestation projections at national or continental scales. in prep.

xx. Vieilledent G., C. Grinand, M. Pedrono, T. Rabetrano, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona, B. Rakotoarivelo, F. A. Rakotomalala, L. Rakotomalala, A. Razafimpahanana, and F. Achard. Unceasing deforestation in western Madagascar is due to uncontrolled global trade and bad governance, not poverty. in prep.

xx. Ho Tong Minh D., E. Ndikumana, N. Baghdadi, and G. Vieilledent. Biomass retrieval in the Madagascar tropical forest using ALOS PALSAR. Remote Sensing of Environment. in review.

xx. Authier M., G. Dorémus, H. Falchetto, V. Ridoux, and G. Vieilledent. Estimating marine mammal occupancy with single-visit surveys. Marine Mammal Science. in review.

Preprints

a. Vieilledent G., C. Grinand, F. A. Rakotomalala, R. Ranaivosoa, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona, T. F. Allnutt, and F. Achard. Combining global tree cover loss data with historical national forest-cover maps to look at six decades of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar. bioRxiv. 147827. [doi:10.1101/147827]. manuscript in pdf

2017

29. Dezécache C., E. Faure, V. Gond, J.-M. Salles, G. Vieilledent, and B. Hérault. 2017. Gold-rush in a forested El Dorado: deforestation leakages and the need for regional cooperation. Environmental Research Letters. 12(3): 034013. [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa6082]. manuscript in pdf

28. Dezécache C., J.-M. Salles, G. Vieilledent, and B. Hérault. 2017. Moving forward socio-economically focused models of deforestation. Global Change Biology. in press. [doi:10.1111/gcb.13611]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

27. El Hajj M., N. Baghdadi, I. Fayad, G. Vieilledent, J.-S. Bailly, and D. Ho Tong Minh. 2017. Interest of integrating spaceborne LiDAR data to improve the estimation of biomass in high biomass forested areas. Remote Sensing. 9(3). [doi:10.3390/rs9030213]. manuscript in pdf

26. Grinand C., G. Le Maire, G. Vieilledent, H. Razakamanarivo, T. Razafimbelo, and M. Bernoux. 2017. Estimating temporal changes in soil carbon stocks at the ecoregional scale in Madagascar using remote-sensing. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 54: 1-14. [doi:10.1016/j.jag.2016.09.002]. manuscript in pdf

2016

25. Plumptre A. J., S. Nixon, D. Kujirakwinja, G. Vieilledent, R. Critchlow, E. A. Williamson, R. Nishuli, A. Kirkby, and J. S. Hall. 2016. Catastrophic decline of world’s largest primate: 80% loss of Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) population justifies critically endangered status. PLoS ONE. 11(10): e0162697. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162697]. manuscript in pdf github

Results of the study were used to update the IUCN conservation status of the Grauer’s gorilla redlist.

Study featured in: RFI, Alert Conservation, Sciences et Avenir, Radio Canada chronique, Radio Canada audio, Médiaterre, Science Post, National Geographic France, Magazine Goodplanet Info, Global Magazine, Mongabay, Le Monde, National Geographic Voices, The Gardian, Cirad, Science Journal for Kids.

24. Vieilledent G., O. Gardi, C. Grinand, C. Burren, M. Andriamanjato, C. Camara, C. J. Gardner, L. Glass, A. Rasolohery, H. Rakoto Ratsimba, V. Gond, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona. 2016. Bioclimatic envelope models predict a decrease in tropical forest carbon stocks with climate change in Madagascar. Journal of Ecology. 104: 703-715. [doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12548]. pdf / Supplementary materials supplements / Dryad repository including the national forest carbon map at 250m for Madagascar Dryad

This article was the Editor’s Choice paper for the issue 104(3) of the Journal of Ecology: Editor’s Choice 104:3.

This article has been selected for a Journal of Ecology virtual issue on “Plants in a changing world: global change and plant ecology”. Published 24 April 2017. Browse Virtual Issue.

Article featured in: The Conversation, Le Figaro, Radio Classique, Le Point, FranceTV info, El Mercurio, Midi-Libre, Cirad, Cirad activity report 2015.

23. Labrière N., B. Locatelli, G. Vieilledent, S. Kharisma, V. Gond, I. Basuki and Y. Laumonier. 2016. Spatial congruence between carbon and biodiversity in a Bornean forest landscape. Global Ecology and Conservation. 6: 105-120. [doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2016.01.005]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

22. Kunstler G., D. Falster, D. Coomes, F. Hui, R. Kooyman, D. Laughlin, L. Poorter, M. Vanderwel, G. Vieilledent, S. J. Wright, M. Aiba, C. Baraloto, J. Caspersen, J. H. C. Cornelissen, S. Gourlet-Fleury, M. Hanewinkel, B. Hérault, J. Kattge, H. Kurokawa, Y. Onoda, J. Peñuelas, H. Poorter, M. Uriarte, S. Richardson, P. Ruiz-Benito, I-F. Sun, G. Ståhl, N. Swenson, J. Thompson, B. Westerlund, C. Wirth, M. Zavala , H. Zeng, J. Zimmerman, N. Zimmermann, M. Westoby. 2016. Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature. 529: 204-207. [doi:10.1038/nature16476]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

2015

21. Labrière N., Y. Laumonier, B. Locatelli, G. Vieilledent and M. Comptour. 2015. Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in a Rapidly Transforming Landscape in Northern Borneo. PLoS ONE. 10(10): e0140423. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140423]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

20. Courbaud B., V. Lafond, G. Lagarrigues, G. Vieilledent, T. Cordonnier, F. Jabot and F. De Coligny. 2015. Applying ecological model evaludation: Lessons learned with the forest dynamics model Samsara2. Ecological Modelling. 314: 1-14. [doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.06.039]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

2014

19. Chave J., Réjou-Méchain M., Búrquez A., Chidumayo E., Colgan M. S., Delitti W. B.C., Duque A., Eid T., Fearnside P. M., Goodman R. C., Henry M., Martínez-Yrízar A., Mugasha W. A., Muller-Landau H. C., Mencuccini M., Nelson B. W., Ngomanda A., Nogueira E. M., Ortiz-Malavassi E., Pélissier R., Ploton P., Ryan C. M., Saldarriaga J. G and Vieilledent G. 2014. Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees. Global Change Biology. 20(10): 3177-3190. [doi:10.1111/gcb.12629]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements / Pantropical allometry internet

18. Laurans M., B. Hérault, G. Vieilledent and G. Vincent. 2014. Vertical stratification reduces competition for light in dense tropical forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 329: 79-88. [doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.05.059]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

2013

17. Grinand C., F. Rakotomalala, V. Gond, R. Vaudry, M. Bernoux and G. Vieilledent. 2013. Estimating deforestation in tropical humid and dry forests in Madagascar from 2000 to 2010 using multi-date Landsat satellite images and the Random Forests classifier. Remote Sensing of Environment. 139:68-80. [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.008]. manuscript in pdf / KMZ for Google Earth GoogleEarth

16. Henry M., A. Bombelli, C. Trotta, A. Alessandrini, L. Birigazzi, G. Sola, G. Vieilledent, P. Santenoise, F. Longuetaud, R. Valentini, N. Picard and L. Saint-André. 2013. GlobAllomeTree: International platform for tree allometric equations to support volume, biomass and carbon assessment. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry. 6(1): 326. [doi:10.3832/ifor0901-006]. manuscript in pdf

15. Vieilledent G., C. Cornu, A. Cuní Sanchez, J.-M. Leong Pock-Tsy and P. Danthu. 2013. Vulnerability of baobab species to climate change and effectiveness of the protected area network in Madagascar: towards new conservation priorities. Biological Conservation. 166:11-22 [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2013.06.007]. manuscript in pdf / R-GRASS script R GRASS GIS / KMZ for Google Earth GoogleEarth

Results of the study were used to update the IUCN conservation status of Adansonia grandidieri redlist.

This article featured in the Scientific American post ‘Climate Change Could Wipe Out Amazing Baobab Trees in Madagascar’.

It featured also in the Conservation Corridor post ‘Are protected area networks enough to conserve biodiversity?’.

14. Vieilledent G., C. Grinand and R. Vaudry. 2013. Forecasting deforestation and carbon emissions in tropical developing countries facing demographic expansion: a case study in Madagascar. Ecology and Evolution. 3:1702-1716. [doi:10.1002/ece3.550]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

2012

13. Razakamanarivo R. H., Razakavololona A., Razafindrakoto M.-A., Vieilledent G. and Albrecht A. 2012. Below-ground biomass production and allometric relationships of Eucalyptus coppice plantation in the central highlands of Madagascar. Biomass and Bioenergy. 45:1-10. [doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.01.020]. manuscript in pdf

12. Kunstler G., Lavergne S., Courbaud B., Thuiller W., Vieilledent G., Zimmermann N. E., Kattge J. and Coomes D. A. 2012. Competitive interactions between forest trees are driven by species trait hierarchy, not phylogenetic or functional similarity: implications for forest community assembly. Ecology Letters. 15(8): 831-840. [doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01803.x]. manuscript in pdf / Supplementary materials supplements

11. Vieilledent G., Vaudry R., Andriamanohisoa S. F. D., Rakotonarivo O. S., Randrianasolo H. Z., Razafindrabe H. N., Bidaud Rakotoarivony C., Ebeling J. and Rasamoelina M. 2012. A universal approach to estimate biomass and carbon stock in tropical forests using generic allometric models. Ecological Applications. 22(2): 572-583. [doi:10.1890/11-0039.1]. pdf / Supplementary materials supplements / R script R

10. Asner G. P., Mascaro J., Muller-Landau H. C., Vieilledent G., Vaudry R., Rasamoelina M., Hall J. and van Breugel M. 2012. A universal airborne LiDAR approach for tropical forest carbon mapping. Oecologia. 168(4): 1147-1160. [doi:10.1007/s00442-011-2165-z]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

9. Asner G. P., Clark J. K., Mascaro J., Vaudry R., Chadwick K. D., Vieilledent G., Rasamoelina M., Balaji A., Kennedy-Bowdoin T., Maatoug L., Colgan M. S. and Knapp D. E. 2012. Human and environmental controls over aboveground carbon storage in Madagascar. Carbon Balance and Management. 7:2. [doi:10.1186/1750-0680-7-2]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

8. Courbaud B., Vieilledent G. and Kunstler G. 2012. Intra-specific variability and the competition-colonisation trade-off: coexistence, abundance and stability patterns. Theoretical Ecology. 5(1): 61-71. [doi:10.1007/s12080-010-0095-8]. pdf

2011

7. Fox J. C., Vieilledent G., Yosi C. K., Pokana J. N. and Keenan R. J. 2011. Aboveground forest carbon dynamics in Papua New Guinea; isolating the influence of selective-harvesting and El Niño. Ecosystems. 14(8): 1276-1288. [doi:10.1007/s10021-011-9480-4]. pdf

6. Rüger N., Berger U., Hubbell S. P., Vieilledent G. and Condit R. 2011. Growth strategies of tropical tree species: disentangling light and size effects. PLoS ONE. 6(9): e25330. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025330]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

5. Albert C. H., Grassein F., Schurr F. M., Vieilledent G. and Violle C. 2011. When and how should intraspecific variability be considered in trait-based plant ecology? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 13(3): 217-225. [doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2011.04.003]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

4. Kunstler G., Albert C. H., Courbaud B., Lavergne S., Thuiller W., Vieilledent G., Zimmermann N. E. and Coomes D. A. 2011. Effects of competition on tree radial-growth vary in importance but not in intensity along climatic gradients. Journal of Ecology. 99(1): 300-312. [doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01751.x]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

2010

3. Vieilledent G., Courbaud B., Kunstler G., Dhôte J.-F. and Clark J. S. 2010. Individual variability in tree allometries determines light resource allocation in forest ecosystems: a hierarchical Bayesian approach. Oecologia. 163(3): 759-773. [doi:10.1007/s00442-010-1581-9]. pdf / Supplementary materials pdf

2. Vieilledent G., Courbaud B., Kunstler G. and Dhôte J.-F. 2010. Mortality of silver Fir and Norway Spruce in the Western Alps – A semi-parametric approach combining size-dependent and growth-dependent mortality. Annals of Forest Science. 67(3): 305. [doi:10.1051/forest/2009112]. pdf

2009

1. Vieilledent G., Courbaud B., Kunstler G., Dhôte J.-F. and Clark J. S. 2009. Biases in the estimation of size dependent mortality models: advantages of a semi-parametric approach. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 39(8): 1430-1443. [doi:10.1139/X09-047]. pdf / R script R

0. Vieilledent G. 2009. Structuring uncertainty and variability of ecological processes in forest dynamics models – Application to silver Fir and Norway Spruce coexistence. PhD Thesis. Cemagref-AgroParisTech. 259 p. [oai:pastel.archives-ouvertes.fr:pastel-00005391]. pdf

Books or book chapters

ii. Plumptre A.J., Nixon S., Critchlow R., Vieilledent G., Nishuli R., Kirkby A., Williamson E.A., Hall J.S. and Kujirakwinja D. 2016. Status of Grauer’s gorilla and chimpanzees in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Historical and current distribution and abundance. Unpublished report to Arcus Foundation, USAID and US Fish and Wildlife Service. ISBN 10: 0-9792418-5-5. ISBN 13: 978-0-9792418-5-7. [doi: 10.19121/2015.Report.DMX3094100000]. Report in english and french. github

Results of the study were used to update the IUCN conservation status of the Grauer’s gorilla redlist.

Study featured in: RFI, Alert Conservation, Sciences et Avenir, Radio Canada chronique, Radio Canada audio, Médiaterre, Science Post, National Geographic France, Magazine Goodplanet Info, Global Magazine, Mongabay, Le Monde, National Geographic Voices, The Gardian, Cirad.

i. Fox J. C., G. Vieilledent and R. J. Keenan. 2011. Native forest individual-tree modelling in Papua New Guinea. in Native forest individual-tree modelling in Papua New Guinea by J. C. Fox, R. J. Keenan, C. L. Brack and S. Saulei (eds). ACIAR Proceedings Series, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), 106-120. ISBN: 978-1-921962-11-0. pdf

Others

Plumptre A. J., S. Nixon, D. Kujirakwinja, G. Vieilledent, R. Critchlow, E. A. Williamson, R. Nishuli, A. Kirkby, and J. S. Hall.. 2017. How does war affect gorillas? in Science Journal for Kids, L. Hall (Associate Editor). pdf

Vieilledent G.. 2016. Les forêts tropicales, des “puits de carbone” hautement vulnérables. in The Conversation, J. Gallé (Associate Editor). link