My research examines the structure and dynamics of species’ geographical distributions, including how these respond to past, current and future environmental changes. A major aim of this work is to develop and provide the necessary tools and information to help preserving biodiversity. Since joining the FICESSA project at Kew, I have focused on (i) assessing the potential effects of future anthropogenic climate change on the distribution of food and industrial crops in Sub-Saharan Africa, and (ii) proposing adaptive strategies, especially through the use of the tremendous diversity of crop wild relatives found across the Earth.
- BA Biology, Univ. Lorraine, Nancy, France, 2007
- MSc Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2009
- MSc Biodiversity, Ecotoxicology, Ecosystems, Univ. Lorraine, Metz, France, 2010
- PhD: 'An integrative assessment of a major biogeographical paradigm: the “centre-periphery” hypothesis', Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, 2016
Pironon, S., Villellas, J., Thuiller, W., Eckhart, V., Geber, M.A., Moeller, D.A. & Garcia, M.B. (2018).
The “Hutchinsonian niche” as an assemblage of demographic niches: implications for species geographic ranges.
Ecography 41: 1103–1113.
Pironon, S., Papuga, G., Villellas, J., Angert, A.L., Garcia, M.B. & Thompson, J.D. (2017).
Geographic variation in genetic and demographic performance: new insights from an old biogeographical paradigm.
Biological Reviews 92: 1877–1909.
Pironon, S., Villellas, J., Morris, W.F., Doak, D.F. & Garcia, M.B. (2015).
Do geographic, climatic or historical ranges differentiate the performance of central versus peripheral populations?
Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 611–620.
Thuiller, W., Pironon, S., Psomas, A., Barbet-Massin, M., Jiguet, F., Lavergne, S., Pearman, P.B., Renaud, J., Zupan, L. & Zimmermann N.E. (2014).
Nature communications 5: 3118.
GCRF Underutilised Plants of Tropical Africa Hub
Turning plant diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa into an economic resource for community livelihoods.
Nature Map Earth
Developing an integrated global map of biodiversity, carbon storage, and other nature services to support decision making on global, regional, and national targets.