AMAP Agenda


15:00 - 16:00
AMAP Seminar - Résultats & Programmes

Decoding family‐level features for modern and fossil leaves from computer‐vision heat maps


Angiosperm leaves present a classic identification problem due to their morphological complexity. Computer-vision algorithms can identify diagnostic regions in images, and heat map outputs illustrate those regions for identification, providing novel insights through visual feedback.
This talk will focus on a recent publication in which we i... [Read more...]

Webinar + videoconference

 Forthcoming events

14:00 - 18:00
Diploma defense - Thèse

Revisiting the role of intraspecific variability in species coexistence: modelling approaches and insights from forest data


To answer the question "how do many species that require the same resources manage to coexist?", intraspecific variability (IV, the differences between individuals of the same species) has been taken into account. In mathematical models simulating species dynamics, IV is often represented as a random noise around the species mean, without structure... [Read more ...]

Salle 9, Bâtiment 36, Campus Triolet de l’Université de Montpellier, Place Eugène Bataillon + videoconference

10:30 - 11:30
AMAP Seminar - Résultats & Programmes

Spatial & temporal assessment of Carbon dioxide and Methane fluxes from mangroves in Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

TARUS George 

Mangroves are fragile forest ecosystems that store carbon in transition zones between land and ocean and critically support local community livelihood through the supply of goods and services. This study aims to assess carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from intact and degraded mangroves in the Southern and Pate Island swamps of the Lamu archipelago... [Read more ...]

PS 2 salle 201 + videoconference

 Recent past events

11:00 - 12:00
AMAP Seminar - Questionnements scientifiques

Integrating architectural analysis and metabolic scaling theory


Metabolic scaling theory (MST) predicts the scaling of core aspects of organismal functioning, including metabolic rate, with body size across broad domains of life. The West, Brown and Enquist (WBE) model hypothesizes that branched networks evolved to minimize resistance to fluid flow, while maximizing metabolic exchange surface area. In plants, t... [Read more ...]


10:00 - 11:00
AMAP Seminar - Résultats & Programmes

A (multi)functional island biogeographic approach to capture plant persistence strategies

OTTAVIANI Gianluigi 

To successfully persist in a given spot, plants have to exert a variety of functions both above- and belowground (e.g. acquire, use, store and share resources, reproduce sexually and/or vegetatively, occupy space, disperse propagules) while facing multiple challenges (e.g. disturbances, resource scarcity). Plants are indeed sessile organisms inhabi... [Read more ...]


11:00 - 12:00
AMAP Seminar - Résultats & Programmes

Opportunities and challenges of crowdsourcing in invasion science

Christophe BOTELLA 

My research leverages statistical models and massive crowdsourcing data to answer ecological questions with a focus on invasive plant species, from early detection to future dynamics forecast. Presence-only records arising from crowdsourcing projects (e.g. Pl@ntNet, iNaturalist) have a great potential to complete the existing biodiversity data. The... [Read more ...]

PS 2 salle 201