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Vieilledent G., C. Vancutsem, C. Bourgoin, P. Ploton, P. Verley, and F. Achard. 2022. Spatial scenario of tropical deforestation and carbon emissions for the 21st century. bioRxiv. [doi:10.1101/2022.03.22.485306]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary Information SI

Clark J. S., A. T. Clark, B. Courbaud, C. Fortunel, C. Girard-Tercieux, G. Kunstler, I. Maréchaux, N. Rüger, G. Vieilledent. 2022. A universal coexistence hypothesis resolves the biodiversity paradox: Species differences that generate diverse forests. Authorea. [doi:10.22541/au.166029509.96486640/v1]. manuscript in pdf

Girard-Tercieux C., G. Vieilledent, A. T. Clark, J. S. Clark, B. Courbaud, C. Fortunel, G. Kunstler, R. Pélissier, N. Rüger, and I. Maréchaux. 2022. Beyond variance: simple random distributions are not a good proxy for intraspecific variability in systems with environmental structure. bioRxiv. [doi:10.1101/2022.08.06.503032]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary Information SI

Girard-Tercieux C., I. Maréchaux, A. T. Clark, J. S. Clark, B. Courbaud, C. Fortunel, J. Guillemot, G. Kunstler, G. le Maire, R. Pélissier, N. Rüger, and G. Vieilledent. 2022. Rethinking the role of intraspecific variability in species coexistence. bioRxiv. [doi:10.1101/2022.03.16.484259]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary Information SI

Vieilledent G., M. Nourtier, C. Grinand, M. Pedrono, A. Clausen, T. Rabetrano, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona, B. Rakotoarivelo, F. A. Rakotomalala, L. Rakotomalala, A. Razafimpahanana, J. M. Ralison, and F. Achard. 2020. It’s not just poverty: unregulated global market and bad governance explain unceasing deforestation in Western Madagascar. bioRxiv. [doi:10.1101/2020.07.30.229104]. manuscript in pdf


45. Ibanez T., W. J. Platt, P. J. Bellingham, G. Vieilledent, J. Franklin, P. H. Martin, C. Menkes, D. R. Pérez-Salicrup, J. Russell-Smith, G. Keppel. 2022. Altered cyclone–fire interactions are changing ecosystems. Trends in Plant Science. [doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2022.08.005]. manuscript in pdf

44. Justeau-Allaire D., G. Blanchard, T. Ibanez, X. Lorca, G. Vieilledent, and Ph. Birnbaum. 2022. Fragmented Landscape Generator (flsgen): a neutral landscape generator with control of landscape structure and fragmentation indices. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 13(7): 1412-1420. [doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13859]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements

43. Araza A., S. de Bruin, M. Herold, S. Quegan, N. Labriere, P. Rodriguez-Veiga, V. Avitabile, M. Santoro, E. T.A. Mitchard, C. M. Ryan, O. L. Phillips, S. Willcock, H. Verbeeck, J. Carreiras, L. Hein, M.-J. Schelhaas, A. M. Pacheco-Pascagaza, P. da Conceição Bispo, G. Vaglio Laurin, G. Vieilledent, F. Slik, A. Wijaya, S. L. Lewis, A. Morel, J. Liang, H. Sukhdeo, D. Schepaschenko, J. Cavlovic, H. Gilani, and R. Lucas. 2022. A comprehensive framework for assessing the accuracy and uncertainty of global above-ground biomass maps. Remote Sensing of Environment. 272:112917. [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2022.112917]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements


42. Tagliari M. M., P. Danthu, J.-M. Leong Pock Tsy, C. Cornu, J. Lenoir, V. Carvalho-Rocha, and G. Vieilledent. 2021. Not all species will migrate poleward as the climate warms: the case of the seven baobab species in Madagascar. Global Change Biology. 27(23): 6071–6085. [doi:10.1111/gcb.15859]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements

41. Tagliari M. M., G. Vieilledent, J. Alves, T. C. L. Silveira, and N. Peroni. 2021. Relict populations of Araucaria angustifolia will be isolated, poorly protected, and unconnected under climate and land-use change in Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation. 30(12): 3665–3684. [doi:10.1007/s10531-021-02270-z]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements

40. Rounsevell M. D., A. Arneth, C. Brown, W. W. Cheung, O. Gimenez, I. Holman, P. Leadley, C. Luján, S. Mahevas, I. Maréchaux, R. Pélissier, P. H. Verburg, G. Vieilledent, B. A. Wintle, and Y.-J. Shin. 2021. Identifying uncertainties in scenarios and models of socio-ecological systems in support of decision-making. One Earth. 4(7): 967-985. [doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2021.06.003]. manuscript in pdf

39. Tagliari M. M., C. Levis, B. M. Flores, G. D. Blanco, C. T. Freitas, J. A. Bogoni, G. Vieilledent, and N. Peroni. 2021. Collaborative management as a way to enhance Araucaria Forest resilience. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 19(2): 131-142. [doi:10.1016/j.pecon.2021.03.002]. manuscript in pdf

38. Vieilledent G. 2021. forestatrisk: a Python package for modelling and forecasting deforestation in the tropics. Journal of Open Source Software. 6(59): 2975. [doi:10.21105/joss.02975]. manuscript in pdf

37. Vancutsem C., F. Achard, J.-F. Pekel, G. Vieilledent, S. Carboni, D. Simonetti, J. Gallego, L. E. O. C. Aragão, and R. Nasi. 2021. Long-term (1990–2019) monitoring of forest cover changes in the humid tropics. Science Advances. 7(10): eabe1603. [doi:10.1126/sciadv.abe1603]. bioRxiv: 229104. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements


36. Justeau-Allaire D. , G. Vieilledent, N. Rinck, Ph. Vismara, X. Lorca, and Ph. Birnbaum. 2020. Constrained optimization of landscape indices in conservation planning to support ecological restoration in New Caledonia. Journal of Applied Ecology. 58(4): 744–754. [doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13803]. manuscript in pdf

35. Grinand C., G. Vieilledent, T. Razafimbelo, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona, M. Nourtier, and M. Bernoux. 2020. Landscape‐scale spatial modelling of deforestation, land degradation and regeneration using machine learning tools. Land Degradation and Development. 31(13): 1699–1712. [doi:10.1002/ldr.3526]. manuscript in pdf


34. Vieilledent G., F. J. Fischer, J. Chave, D. Guibal, P. Langbour, and J. Gérard. 2018. New formula and conversion factor to compute basic wood density of tree species using a global wood technology database. American Journal of Botany. 105(10): 1–9. [doi:10.1002/ajb2.1175]. bioRxiv: 274068. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements

33. Strona G., S. D. Stringer, G. Vieilledent, Z. Szantoi, J. Garcia-Ulloa, and S. A. Wich. 2018. Small room for compromise between oil palm cultivation and primate conservation in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 115(35): 8811–8816. [doi:10.1073/pnas.1804775115]. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements

32. Ho Tong Minh D., E. Ndikumana, G. Vieilledent, D. McKey, and N. Baghdadi. 2018. Potential value of combining ALOS PALSAR and Landsat-derived tree cover data for forest biomass retrieval in Madagascar. Remote Sensing of Environment. 213: 206–214. [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.056]. manuscript in pdf

31. Vieilledent G., C. Grinand, F. A. Rakotomalala, R. Ranaivosoa, J.-R. Rakotoarijaona, T. F. Allnutt, and F. Achard. 2018. Combining global tree cover loss data with historical national forest-cover maps to look at six decades of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar. Biological Conservation. 222: 189–197. [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.04.008]. bioRxiv: 147827. manuscript in pdf, Supplementary materials supplements, Updated results for the year 2017 manuscript in pdf, Highly cited paper highly cited paper

Study featured in: Reader’s Digest, Le Monde, Cirad press release, Cirad news, Presidency of Madagascar, UPR Forêts et Sociétés news

30. Langner A., J. Miettinen, M. Kukkonen, Ch. Vancutsem, D. Simonetti, G. Vieilledent, A. Verhegghen, J. Gallego, and H.-J. Stibig. 2018. Towards operational monitoring of forest canopy disturbance in evergreen rain forests: a test case in continental Southeast Asia. Remote Sensing. 10(4): 544. [doi:10.3390/rs10040544]. manuscript in pdf


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. 23(9): 3484–3500. [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): 213. [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


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, and 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.

Study 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, and 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, Highly cited paper highly cited paper


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


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, Highly cited paper highly cited paper

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


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


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


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, Highly cited paper highly cited paper

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


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


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. []. pdf

Books or book chapters

iv. Birnbaum P., Hequet V., Girardi J., Vandrot H., Mangeard T., Ibanez T., Blanchard E., Pouteau R., Blanchard G., Justeau-Allaire D., Vieilledent G., and Cassan J.-J. 2021. Atlas de la forêt, Province Nord, Nouvelle-Calédonie. Editions province Nord, Koohnê, Nouvelle-Calédonie, 188 p. ISBN 13: 978-2-919510-30-6.

iii. Joint Research Centre (European Commission). 2017. Science for the AU-EU partnership. Building knowledge for sustainable development. ISBN 13: 978-92-79-69509-4. [doi: 10.2760/73805]. pdf

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

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

Strona G., Z. Szantoi, and G. Vieilledent. 2018. Oil palms and primates can hardly co-exist in Africa. The Science Breaker. [doi: 10.25250/thescbr.brk167]. pdf link

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). English French Spanish link

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