Summer School "Ecology and Society: Frontiers and Boundaries" / 3 - 7 June 2019

Ecosystems societies Climate change Forests Hydrosystems Atmosphere Biodiversity Agrosystems Pressures Impacts Modelling Pollution Ecotoxicology Biogeochimical cycles Ecology Adaptability

Dune du Pyla

Vallée du Ciron - Crédits photo LabEx COTE



Vineyard - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Ciron Valley - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Field trip - Salles

Group 2018 - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Dégustation - Crédits photo LabEx COTE

Group Picture - Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Field Trip


Class room - Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Field trip - Salles

Forest trip

Visiting Bordeaux

Field Trip

Hôtel Chateau Latour - Crédits photo LabEx COTE


Phd in Evolutionary Ecology, Professor at the National Muséum of Paris. Research field is Conservation Science. At present, works on public polices on biodiversity, their interactions with social mechanisms, especially how scientific information is used to legitimate public policies, from empiric information brought by citizen science, to indicators and scenarios, concepts like biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Relevant publications

Julliard, R., Clavel, J., Devictor, V., Jiguet, F. and Couvet, D. 2006. Spatial segregation of specialists and generalists in bird communities. Ecology Letters 9, 1237-1244

Devictor V., Julliard R., Clavel J., Jiguet F., Lee A. & Couvet D. 2008. Functional biotic homogenization of bird communities in disturbed landscapes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17, 252-261

Couvet, D, Jiguet, F., Julliard, R., Levrel, H. and A. Teyssèdre. 2008. Enhancing citizen contributions to biodiversity science and public policy. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 33, 95-103

Devictor V., Julliard R., Couvet D., and Jiguet F. 2008b. Birds are tracking climate warming, but not fast enough. Proc Roy. Soc. B 275, 2743-2748

Gregory RD, Willis SG, Jiguet F, Vo?íšek P, Klva?ová A, van Strien, A., Huntley, B., Collingham, Y.C., Couvet, D. and Green, R.E. 2009. An Indicator of the Impact of Climatic Change on European Bird Populations. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4678

Levrel, H., Fontaine, B., Henry P.Y., Jiguet, F., Julliard R., Kerbiriou C., Couvet D. 2010. Balancing state and volunteer investment in biodiversity monitoring for the implementation of CBD indicators: A French example. Ecological Economics 69,  1580-1586

Couvet, D, Devictor, V. Jiguet, F., and Julliard, R. 2011. Scientific contributions of extensive biodiversity monitoring. C. R. Biologies 334, 370–377

Couvet, D. and Prévot, A.C. 2015. Citizen-science programs: Towards transformative biodiversity governance. Environmental Development 13, 39–45

Schmeller, D. et al. 2015. Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation 25, 51–57