Spatial modelling of plants species distribution


Recent Publications

  • Archaeorhizomycetes Spatial Distribution in Soils Along Wide Elevational and Environmental Gradients Reveal Co-abundance Patterns With Other Fungal Saprobes and Potential Weathering Capacities
    Pinto-Figueroa, EA; Seddon, E; Yashiro, E; Buri, A; Niculita-Hirzel, H; van der Meer, JR; Guisan, A
    FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 10 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00656 APR 4 2019
  • A minimalist model of extinction and range dynamics of virtual mountain species driven by warming temperatures
    Giezendanner, J; Bertuzzo, E; Pasetto, D; Guisan, A; Rinaldo, A
    PLOS ONE, 14 (3):10.1371/journal.pone.0213775 MAR 18 2019
  • Of niches and distributions: range size increases with niche breadth both globally and regionally but regional estimates poorly relate to global estimates
    Kambach, S; Lenoir, J; Decocq, G; Welk, E; Seidler, G; Dullinger, S; Gegout, JC; Guisan, A; Pauli, H; Svenning, JC; Vittoz, P; Wohlgemuth, T; Zimmermann, NE; Bruelheide, H
    ECOGRAPHY, 42 (3):467-477; 10.1111/ecog.03495 MAR 2019
  • Ecological indicator values reveal missing predictors of species distributions
    Scherrer, Daniel; Guisan, Antoine
    SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9 10.1038/s41598-019-39133-1 FEB 28 2019
  • Disentangling the processes driving plant assemblages in mountain grasslands across spatial scales and environmental gradients
    Scherrer, D; Mod, HK; Pottier, J; Litsios-Dubuis, A; Pellissier, L; Vittoz, P; Gotzenberger, L; Zobel, M; Guisan, A
    JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 107 (1):265-278; 10.1111/1365-2745.13037 JAN 2019
  • Effects of simulated observation errors on the performance of species distribution models
    Fernandes, Rui F.; Scherrer, Daniel; Guisan, Antoine
    DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 25 (3):400-413; 10.1111/ddi.12868 MAR 2019
  • Standards for distribution models in biodiversity assessments
    Araujo, MB; Anderson, RP; Barbosa, AM; Beale, CM; Dormann, CF; Early, R; Garcia, RA; Guisan, A; Maiorano, L; Naimi, B; O'Hara, RB; Zimmermann, NE; Rahbek, C
    SCIENCE ADVANCES, 5 (1):10.1126/sciadv.aat4858 JAN 2019
  • Generalizing soil properties in geographic space: Approaches used and ways forward
    Cianfrani, C; Buri, A; Verrecchia, E; Guisan, A
    PLOS ONE, 13 (12):10.1371/journal.pone.0208823 DEC 21 2018
  • Using macroecological constraints on spatial biodiversity predictions under climate change: the modelling method matters
    Di Febbraro, M; D'Amen, M; Raia, P; De Rosa, D; Loy, A; Guisan, A
    ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 390 79-87; 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.10.023 DEC 24 2018
  • Species divergence and maintenance of species cohesion of three closely related Primula species in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
    Ren, GP; Mateo, RG; Guisan, A; Conti, E; Salamin, N
    JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 45 (11):2495-2507; 10.1111/jbi.13415 NOV 2018
  • Slimy invasion: Climatic niche and current and future biogeography of Arion slug invaders
    Zemanova, MA; Broennimann, O; Guisan, A; Knop, E; Heckel, G
    DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 24 (11):1627-1640; 10.1111/ddi.12789 NOV 2018
  • How much should one sample to accurately predict the distribution of species assemblages? A virtual community approach
    Fernandes, Rui F.; Scherrer, Daniel; Guisan, Antoine
    ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS, 48 125-134; 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.09.002 NOV 2018
  • How to best threshold and validate stacked species assemblages? Community optimisation might hold the answer
    Scherrer, D; D'Amen, M; Fernandes, RF; Mateo, RG; Guisan, A
    METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 9 (10):2155-2166; 10.1111/2041-210X.13041 OCT 2018
  • Trade-offs and synergies between bird conservation and wildfire suppression in the face of global change
    Regos, A; Hermoso, V; D'Amen, M; Guisan, A; Brotons, L
    JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 55 (5):2181-2192; 10.1111/1365-2664.13182 SEP 2018
  • Biogeophysical controls on soil-atmosphere thermal differences: implications on warming Arctic ecosystems
    Aalto, J; Scherrer, D; Lenoir, J; Guisan, A; Luoto, M
    ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 13 (7):10.1088/1748-9326/aac83e JUL 2018
  • More than range exposure: Global otter vulnerability to climate change
    Cianfrani, C; Broennimann, O; Loy, A; Guisan, A
    BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 221 103-113; 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.02.031 MAY 2018
  • Models of Coupled Settlement and Habitat Networks for Biodiversity Conservation: Conceptual Framework, Implementation and Potential Applications
    van Strien, MJ; Axhausen, KW; Dubernet, I; Guisan, A; Gret-Regamey, A; Khiali-Miab, A; Ortiz-Rodriguez, DO; Holderegger, R
    FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6 10.3389/fevo.2018.00041 APR 16 2018
  • Meta-scale mountain grassland observatories uncover commonalities as well as specific interactions among plant and non-rhizosphere soil bacterial communities
    Yashiro, E; Pinto-Figueroa, E; Buri, A; Spangenberg, JE; Adatte, T; Niculita-Hirzel, H; Guisan, A; van der Meer, JR
    SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8 10.1038/s41598-018-24253-x APR 10 2018
  • Optimizing ensembles of small models for predicting the distribution of species with few occurrences
    Breiner, FT; Nobis, MP; Bergamini, A; Guisan, A
    METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 9 (4):802-808; https://10.1111/2041-210X.12957 APR 2018
  • The impact of endothermy on the climatic niche evolution and the distribution of vertebrate diversity 
    Rolland, Jonathan; Silvestro, Daniele; Schluter, Dolph; et al. 
    NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 2 (3):459-464; 10.1038/s41559-017-0451-9 MAR 2018
  • Reconstructing geographical parthenogenesis: effects of niche differentiation and reproductive mode on Holocene range expansion of an alpine plant 
    Kirchheimer, Bernhard; Wessely, Johannes; Gattringer, Andreas; et al. 
    ECOLOGY LETTERS, 21 (3): 392-401 MAR 2018  Article (Details)
  • Learning from model errors: Can land use, edaphic and very high-resolution topo-climatic factors improve macroecological models of mountain grasslands? 
    Baudraz, Maude E. A.; Pradervand, Jean-Nicolas; Beauverd, Melanie; et al. 
    JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 45 (2): 429-437 FEB 2018 Article (Details)
  • Soil factors improve predictions of plant species distribution in a mountain environment 
    Buri, Aline; Cianfrani, Carmen; Pinto-Figueroa, Eric; et al. 
    PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 41 (6): 703-722 DEC 2017 Article (Details)
  • Improving spatial predictions of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity 
    D'Amen, Manuela; Mateo, Ruben G.; Pottier, Julien; et al. 
    JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 106 (1): 76-86 JAN 2018 Article (Details)
Guisan Antoine

Prof. Dr. Antoine Guisan
University of Lausanne
Department of Ecology and Evolution
1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41 (0)21 692 42 54

Research topics

  • Plant species – environment relationships
  • Environmental niche stability in space and time
  • Rare plant species modelling, model-based sampling,
  • Anticipating plant invasions, weed risk assessments
  • Climate threat to plant diversity, predicting range shifts and extinctions
  • Dispersal modelling and future plant migrations in fragmented landscapes
  • Assembling species predictions into communities, biotic interactions
  • Spatial modelling of functional and phylogenetic plant diversity