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Last update: May 2021

Menu Logo Principal University of Lorraine

UMR EEF - Forest Ecology and Ecophysiology

Damien Bonal

Tree- and Ecosystem-level Integrative Ecology and Ecophysiology

Born in 1970 in Chambéry (73), France
Married, 2 children

(33) +3 83 39 73 43


  • 2010 « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches »
  • 2000 PhD in Forest Biology - Université H. Poincaré – Nancy - France
  • 1994 Master of Science in Forest Resources - Clemson University - SC - USA
  • 1994 Diploma from the Engineering School in Agronomy - ENITA Dijon - France
Damien 3

Three-species mixture plot in Finland – FundivEurope project

Scientific Activities

  • Oct. 2009 - … : Senior Scientist - INRA Nancy - UMR EEF - France
  • Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2009 : Junior Scientist - INRA Kourou - UMR Ecofog – French Guiana
  • Déc. 1996 - Mars 2000 : PhD - Université Nancy I. “Interspecific variability in water use efficiency in the tropical rainforest in French Guiana”
  • Sept. 1994 - Déc. 1995 : National Peace Corps - Tawau - Bornéo Island - Malaisia. « Influence of environmental factors on rattan sylviculture »
  • Jan. 1993 - Juin 1994. Master of Science - Clemson University, SC - USA. “ Impact of intermediate harvest on the distribution and development of bottomland oak regeneration”

Field of expertise

  • Functional Ecology of trees

Main areas of interest:

  • Functional diversity among tropical and temperate tree species (photosynthesis,13C discrimination, water-use efficiency, respiration, stomatal conductance)
  • Influence of environmental conditions (soil drought, flooding) on tree species growth and leaf gas exchange
  • Tree species adaptation to environmental constraints in mixed forest
  • Use of natural abundance or labeling of stable isotopes (13C, 18O) to study inter and intra-specific variability in functional traits of trees
  • Influence of environmental conditions on ecosystem fluxes (eddy covariance methodology)

Principal Investigator (PI) of the Guyaflux flux tower site (French Guiana)

Member of the LABEX ARBRE and LABEX CEBA

Damien 1

Damien 2

View from the Guyaflux tower (above) - Leaf gas exchange measurements in the tropical rainforest in French Guiana – 30 m high (below)

List of publications (October 2016)

  • Forrester DI, Bonal D., Dawud S., Gessler A., Granier A., Pollastrini M., Grossiord C. 2016. Drought responses by individual tree species are not often correlated with tree species diversity in European forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press
  • Fruleux A., Bonal D., Bogeat-Triboulot MB. 2016. Interactive effects of competition and water availability on above- and below-ground growth and functional traits of European beech at juvenile level. Forest Ecology and Management 382:21-30
  • Johnson MO, Galbraith D, Gloor M, et al. (2016) Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models. Global Change Biology, in press
  • Rowland L., Zaragoza-Castells J., Bloomfield K., Turnbull M., Bonal D., Burban B., Salinas N., Cosio E., Metcalfe D., Ford A., Phillips O., Atkin O., Meir P. 2016. Scaling leaf respiration with nitrogen and phosphorus in tropical forests across two continents. New Phytologist in press
  • Balzarolo M, Vicca S, Nguy-Robertson AL, Bonal D, Elbers JA, Fu YH, Grünwald T, Horemans JA, Papale D, Peñuelas J, Suyker A, Veroustraete F. 2016. Matching the phenology of net ecosystem exchange and vegetation indices estimated with MODIS and FLUXNET in-situ observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 174:290-300.
  • Wagner F., Hérault B., Bonal D., Stahl C., et al. 2016. Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. BioGeosciences 13, 2537-2562.
  • Santiago SL., Bonal D., De Guzman ME., Ávila-Lovera E. 2016. Drought Survival Strategies of Tropical Trees. In Tropical Tree Physiology: Adaptations and Responses in a Changing Environment. Ed. Goldstein G. & Santiago LS. Springer. pp. 243-260.
  • Van Der Plas F. Manning P., Allan E., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Verheyen K., Wirth C., Zavala M.A., Hector A., Ampoorter E., Baeten L., Barbaro L., Bauhus J., Benavides R., Benneter A., Berthold F., Bonal D., Bouriaud O., Bruelheide H., et al. 2016. ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ effects drive biodiversity-ecosystem multifunctionality relationships in European forests. Nature Communications 7, 11109, doi:10.1038/ncomms11109.
  • Van Der Plas F., Manning P., Soliveres S., Allan E., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Verheyen K., Wirth C., Zavala M.A., Ampoorter E., Baeten L., Barbaro L., Bauhus J., Benavides R., Benneter A., Bonal D., Bouriaud O., Bruelheide H., Bussotti F., et al. 2016. Both biotic homogenization and local species loss can decrease landscape-scale forest multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 113: 3557–3562.
  • Zhou Y. Wu X., Ju W., Chen J.M., Wang S., Wang H., Wenping Yuan Q., Black A., Jassal R., Ibrom A., Han S., Yan J., Margolis H., Roupsard O., Li Y., Zhao F., Kiely G., Starr G., Pavelka M., Montagnani L., Wohlfahrt G., D’Odorico P., Cook D., Arain M.A., Bonal D. , Beringer J., Blanken P., Loubet B., Leclerc M., Matteucci G., Nagy Z., Olejnik J ., Kyaw Paw U., Varlagin A. 2016. Global parameterization and validation of a two-leaf light use efficiency model for predicting gross primary production across FLUXNET sites. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1002/2014JG002876
  • Bonal D., Burban B., Stahl C., Wagner F., Hérault B. 2016. The response of tropical rainforests to drought—lessons from recent research and future prospects. Annals of Forest Science, 73:27-44
  • Pollastrini M., Feducci M. Bonal D., Fotelli M., Gessler A., Grossiord C., Guyot V., Jactel H., Nguyen D., Radoglou K., Bussotti F. 2016. Physiological significance of forest tree defoliation: results from a survey in a mixed forest in Tuscany (central Italy). Forest Ecology and Management 361:170-178
  • Verma M, Friedl MA, Law BE, Bonal D., Kiely G, Black TA, Wohlfahrt G, Moors EJ, Montagnani L, Marcolla B, Toscano P, Varlagin A, Roupsard O, Cescatti A, Arain MA, D’Odorico P (2015) Improving the performance of remote sensing models for capturing intra- and inter-annual variations in daily GPP: An analysis using global FLUXNET tower data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 214–215:416-429
  • Honorio Coronado EN., Dexter KG., Pennington RT., Chave J., Lewis SL., Alexiades MN., Alvarez E., Alves de Oliveira A., Amaral IL., Araujo-Murakami A., Arets EJMM., Aymard GA., Baraloto C., Bonal D., Brienen R., Cerón C., et al. 2015. Phylogenetic diversity of Amazonian tree communities. Diversity and Distributions 21:1295-1307.
  • Molina L., Broquet G., Imbach P., Chevallier P., Poulter B., Bonal D., Burban B., Ramonet M., Gatti LV., Wofsy SC., Munger JW., Dlugokencky E., Ciais P. 2015. On the ability of a global atmospheric inversion to constrain variations of CO2 fluxes over Amazonia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15:8423-8438.
  • Rap A., Spracklen DV., Mercado L., Reddington CL., Haywood JM., Ellis RJ., Phillips OL., Artaxo P., Bonal D., Restrepo Coupe N., Butt N. 2015. Fires increase Amazon forest productivity through increases in diffuse radiation. Geophysical Research Letter 42:4651-4662.
  • Joetzjer E., Delire C., Douville H., Ciais P., Decharme B., Carrer D., Verbeeck H., De Weirdt M., Bonal D. 2015. Improving the ISBACC land surface model simulation of water and carbon fluxes and stocks over the Amazon forest. Geoscientific Model Development 8:1709–1727
  • Fauset S., Johnson MO., Gloor M., Baker TR., Monteagudo AM., Brienen RJW, Feldpausch TR, Lopez-Gonzalez G., Malhi Y., ter Steege H., Pitman NCA., Baraloto C., Engel J., Pétronelli P., Andrade A., Camargo JLC., Laurance SGW., Laurance WL., Chave J., Allie E., Núñez Vargas P., Terborgh JJ., Ruokolainen K., Silveira M., Aymard GA., Arroyo L., Bonal D., Ramirez-Angulo H., et al. 2015. Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling. Nature Communications 6: 6857, doi:10.1038/ncomms7857.
  • Xia J., Niu S., Luo Y., Ciais P., Janssens I., Chen J., Ammann C., Arain A., Blanken PD., Cescatti A., Bonal D., Buchmann N., Curtis PS., et al. 2015. Joint control of terrestrial gross primary productivity by plant phenology and physiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 112: 2788–2793.
  • Atkin O., Bloomfield K., Reich PB., Tjoelker M., Asner G., Bonal D., Bönisch G., Bradford M., Cernusak L., et al. 2015. Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits. New Phytologist 206: 616-636.
  • Brienen RJW., Phillips OL., Feldpausch TR., Gloor E., Baker TR., Lloyd J., Lopez-Gonzalez G., Monteagudo-Mendoza A., Malhi Y., Lewis SL., Vásquez Martinez R., Alexiades M., Álvarez Dávila E., Alvarez-Loayza P., Andrade A., Aragão LEOC., Araujo-Murakami A., Arets EJMM., Arroyo L., Aymard GA., Baraloto C., Barroso J., Bonal D., Boot RGA., Camargo JL., et al. 2015. Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink. Nature 519: 344-348
  • Grossiord G., Forner A., Gessler A., Granier A., Pollastrini M., Valladares F., Bonal D. 2015. Influence of species interactions on transpiration of Mediterranean tree species during a summer drought. European Journal of Forest Research 134: 365–376
  • Lin YS., Belinda EM., Duursma RA., Prentice IC., Barton C., Bennie J., Bonal D., Bosc A., Broadmeadow MSJ., Cernusak LA., De Angelis P., Lola da Costa AC., Drake JE., Eamus D., Ellsworth DS., Freeman M., Ghannoum O., Gimeno TE., Han Q., Hikosaka K., Hutley LB., Kelly JW., Kikuzawa K., Kolari P., Koyama K., Limousin JM., Linderson ML., Löw M., Macinins-Ng C., Martin-StPaul NK., Meir P., Mikkelsen TN., Mitchell P., Nippert JB., Onoda Y., Op de Beeck M., Resco de Dios V., Rey A., Rogers A., Rowland L., Salinas N., Setterfield SA., Sun W., Tarvainen L., Tausz-Posch S., Tissue DT., Uddling J., Wallin G., Warren JM., Wingate L., Zaragoza-Castells Z. 2015. Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world: synthesis of a global stomatal conductance database. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2550
  • Grossiord C., Gessler A., Granier A., Berger S., Bréchet C., Hentschel R., Hommel R., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Bonal D. 2014. Impact of interspecific interactions on the soil water uptake depth in a young temperate mixed species plantation. Journal of Hydrology, 519:3511–3519
  • Grossiord C., Granier A., Ratcliffe S., Bouriaud O., Bruelheide H., Chećko E., Forrester DI., Muhie Dawud S., Finér L., Pollastrini M., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Valladares F., Bonal D., Gessler A. 2014. Tree diversity does not always improve resistance of forest ecosystems to drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 111: 14812–14815, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1411970111
  •  Baker T., Pennington T., Magallon S., Laurance W., Gloor E., Alexiades M., Alvarez E., Araujo A., Arets E., Aymard G., Oliveira A., Amaral I., Arroyo L., Bonal D., Brienen R., Chave J., Dexter K., DiFiore A., Eler E., Feldpausch T., Ferreira L., López Gonzalez G., van der Heijden G., Higuchi N., Honorio E., Huamantupa I., Killeen T., Laurance S., Toledo M., Lewis S., Malhi Y., Marimon B., Marimon B. H., Monteagudo-Mendoza A., Neill D., Penuela M., Pitman N., Prieto A., Quesada C., Ramirez F., Ramirez-Angulo H., Rudas A., Ruschel A., Salamao R., Andrade A., Silva N., Silveira M., Simon M., Spironelo W., ter Steege H., Terborgh J., Torres A., Vasquez R., Vieira I., Vilanova E., Vos V., Phillips O.. 2014. Fast demographic traits promote high diversification of Amazonian trees. Ecology Letters, 17:527-536
  • Mitchard E.T.A, Feldpausch T.R, Brienen R.J.W, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Monteagudo A, Baker T.R, Lewis S.L, Lloyd J, Quesada C.A, Gloor M, ter Steege H, Meir P, Alvarez E.V, Araujo-Murakami A, Arroyo L, Aymard G.A, Banki O, Bonal D, Brown S, Cerón C.E, Chama Moscoso V, Chave J, Comiskey J.M, Corrales Medina M, Da Costa L, de Souza P.F, Di Fiore A, Domingues ,T Erwin T.L, Higuchi N, Honorio Coronado E. N, Killeen T.J, Laurance W.F, Magnusson W.E, Marimon B.S, Marimon Junior B.H, Mishra P, Nascimento M.,T Neill D, Palacios W.A, Parada A, Pitman N, Peres C.A, Prieto A, Ramirez-Angulo H, Roucoux K, Rudas A, Salomao R.P, Schietti J, Silveira M, Stropp J, Terborgh J, Thomas R.P, Toledo M, Torres-Lezama A, van Andel T.R, van der Heijden G.M.F, Vargas P.N, Vieira I.C.G, Vilanova-Torre E, Wang O, Zartman C.E, Malhi Y. & Phillips O.L. 2014. Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23:935-946.
  • Wagner F., Rossi V., Baraloto C., Bonal D., Stahl C., Hérault B. 2014. Are commonly measured functional traits involved in tropical tree responses to climate? International Journal of Ecology, Article ID 389409, 10 pages -
  • Wagner F, Rossi V., Aubry-Kientz M., Bonal D., Dalitz H., Gliniars R., Stahl C., Trabucco A., Hérault B., 2014. Pan-tropical analysis of climate effects on seasonal tree growth. PlosBiology 9(3) e92337. doi:10.1371.
  • Grossiord C., Granier A., Gessler A., Jucker T., Bonal D. 2014. Does Drought Influence the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Boreal Forests? Ecosystems, 17: 394-404.
  • Grossiord C., Gessler A., Granier A., Pollastrini M., Bussoti F., Bonal D. 2014. Interspecific competition influences the response of oak transpiration to increasing drought stress in a mixed Mediterranean forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 318: 54-61.
  • Rowland L., Hill T., Stahl C., Siebicke L., Burban B., Zaragoza-Castells J., Ponton S., Bonal D., Meir P., Williams M. 2014. Evidence for strong seasonality in the carbon storage and carbon use efficiency of an Amazonian forest. Global Change Biology20: 979–991.
  • Baeten L., Verheyen K., Wirth C., Bruelheide H., Bussotti F., Finér L., Jaroszewicz B., Selvi F., Valladares F., Allan E., Ampoorter E., Auge H., Avăcăriei D., Barbaro L., Bărnoaiea I., Bastias C.C., Bauhus J., Beinhoff C., Benavides R., Benneter A., Berger S., Berthold F., Boberg J., Bonal D., et al. (2013) A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 15:281-291.
  • Stahl C., Hérault B., Rossi V., Burban B., Bréchet C., Bonal D. 2013. Depth of soil water uptake by tropical rainforest trees during dry periods: does tree dimension matter? Oecologia,173:1191-1201.
  • Wagner F., Rossi V., Stahl C., Bonal D. & Hérault B. 2013. Asynchronism in leaf and wood production in tropical forests: a study combining satellite and ground-based measurements. Biogeosciences,10: 7307-7321.
  • Rowland L., Stahl C., Bonal D., Williams M., Siebicke L., Meir P. 2013. The response of tropical rainforest dead wood respiration to seasonal drought. Ecosystems,16: 1294–1309
  • Brousseau L. Bonal D., Cigna J., Scotti I. 2013. Highly local environmental variability promotes intra-population divergence of quantitative traits: an example from tropical rainforest trees. Annals of Botany, 112:1169-1179
  • Grossiord C., Granier A., Gessler A., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Pollastrini M., Bonal D. 2013. Application of Loreau & Hector’s (2001) partitioning method to complex functional traits. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 4:954-960
  • Grossiord C., Granier A., Gessler A., Pollastrini M. Bonal D. 2013. The influence of tree species mixture on ecosystem-level carbon accumulation and water use in a mixed boreal plantation. Forest Ecology and Management298: 82-92.
  • Stahl C., Burban B., Wagner F., Goret J.Y., Bompy F., Bonal D. 2013. Influence of seasonal variations in soil water availability on gas exchange of tropical canopy trees. Biotropica, 45: 155-164.
  • Zapater M., Bréda N., Bonal D., Pardonnet S., Granier A. 2013. Differential response to soil drought among co-occurring broad-leaved tree species growing in a 15-to-25-year-old mixed stand. Annals of Forest Science, 70: 31-39
  • De Weirdt M., Verbeeck H., Maignan F., Peylin P., Poulter B., Bonal D., Ciais P., Steppe K. 2012. Seasonal leaf dynamics for tropical evergreen forests in a process based global ecosystem model. Geoscientific Model Development, 5: 1091-1108
  • Baraloto C., Hérault B., Paine T., Massot H., Blanc L., Bonal D., Nicolini E., Molino JF., Sabatier D. 2012. Contrasting taxonomic and functional responses of a tropical tree community to selective logging. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49: 861-870
  • Soudani K., Hmimina G., Delpierre N., Pontailler J-Y., Aubinet M., Bonal D., Caquet B., de Grandcourt A., Burban B., Flechard C., Guyon D., Granier A., Gross P., Heinesch B., Longdoz B., Loustau D., Moureaux C., Ourcival J-M., Rambal S., Saint André L., Dufrêne E. 2012 Ground-based Network of NDVI measurements for tracking temporal dynamics of canopy structure and vegetation phenology in different biomes. Remote Sensing of Environment, 123: 234-245
  • Wagner F., Rossi V., Baraloto C., Bonal D., Stahl C., Hérault B. 2012. Water availability is the main climate driver of Neotropical tree growth. PlosOne, 7: e34074 (19 p.)
  • Coq S., Weigel J., Bonal D., Hättenschwiler S. 2012. Litter mixture effects on tropical tree seedling growth. Plant Biology, 14: 630-640
  • Dejean A., Céréghino R., Carpenter J.M., Corbara B., Hérault B., Rossi V., Leponce M., Orivel J., D. Bonal. 2011. Climate change impact on Neotropical social wasps. PlosOne, 6: 1-8
  • Jung M., Reichstein M., Margolis H.A., Cescatti A., Richardson A.D., Altaf Arain M., Arneth A., Bernhofer C., Bonal D., Chen J., Gianelle D., Gobron N., Kiely G., Kutsch W., Lasslop G., Law B.E., Lindroth A., Merbold L., Montagnani L., Moors E.J., Papale D., Sottocornola M., Vaccari F., Williams C. 2011. Global patterns of land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat, and sensible heat derived from eddy covariance, satellite, and meteorological observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, G00J07, doi:10.1029/2010JG001566
  • Zapater M., Hossann C., Breda N., Bréchet C., Bonal D., Granier A. 2011. Evidence of hydraulic lift in a young beech and oak mixed forest using 18O soil water labeling. Trees, Structure and Function,25:885-894.
  • Bonal D., Ponton S., LeThiec D., Richard B., Ningre N., Hérault B., Ogée J., Gonzalez S., Pignal M., Sabatier D., Guehl J.-M. 2011. Leaf functional response to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last century in two northern Amazonian tree species: a historical d13C and d18O approach using herbarium samples. Plant, Cell & Environment, 34:1332-1344
  • Stahl C., Burban B. Goret J-Y., Bonal D. 2011. Seasonal variations in trunk CO2 efflux in the Neotropical rainforest of French Guiana. Annals of Forest Science, 68:771-782
  • Wagner F., Hérault B., Stahl C., Bonal D. & Rossi V. 2011. Modeling water availability for trees in tropical forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151:1202-1213
  • Brechet L., Almeras T., Ponton S., Bonal D., Epron D. 2011. Does spatial distribution of tree size account for spatial variation in soil respiration in a tropical forest? Plant and Soil, 347: 293-303.
  • Verbeeck H., Peylin P., Bacour C., Steppe K., Bonal D., Ciais P. 2011. Seasonal patterns of CO2 fluxes in Amazon forests: fusion of eddy covariance data and the ORCHIDEE model. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 116, G02018, doi:10.1029/2010JG001544.
  • Coq S., Weigel J., Butenschoen O., Bonal D., Hättenschwiler S. 2011. Litter composition rather than plant presence affects decomposition of tropical litter mixtures. Plant and Soil343:273-286
  • Betsch P., Bonal D., Breda N., Montpied P., Peiffer M., Tuzet A., Granier A. 2011. Drought effects on water relations in beech: the contribution of exchangeable water reservoirs. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151:531-543.
  • Baraloto C., Paine T., Beauchêne J., Bonal D., Domenach A-M., Hérault B., Patino S., Roggy JC., Chave J. 2010. Decoupled leaf and stem economics in rainforest trees. Ecology letters, 13:1338-1347.
  • Phillips O.L., van der Heijden G., Lewis S.L., López-González G., Aragão L.E.O.C., Lloyd J.J., Malhi Y., Monteagudo A., Almeida S., Alvarez Dávila E., Amaral I., Andelman S., Andrade A., Arroyo L., Aymard G., Baker T.R., Blanc L., Bonal D. and 39 co-authors. 2010. Drought-mortality relationships for tropical forests. New Phytologist, 187:631-646
  • Stahl C., Burban B., Bompy F., Jolin Z.B., Sermage J., Bonal D. 2010. Seasonal variation in atmospheric relative humidity contributes to explaining seasonal variation in trunk circumference of tropical rain forest trees in French Guiana. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 26: 393-405
  • Freycon V., Krencker M., Schwartz D., Nasi R., Bonal D. 2010. The impact of climate changes during the Holocene on vegetation in northern French Guiana. Quaternary Research, 73: 220-225
  • Gilmanov T.G., Aires L., Barcza Z., Baron V.S., Belelli L., Beringer J., Billesbach D., Bonal D., Bradford J., Ceschia E., Cook D., Corradi C., Frank A., Gianelle D., Gimeno C., Gruenwald T., Guo H.Q., Hanan N., Haszpra L., Heilman J., Jacobs A., Jones M.B., Johnson D.A., Kiely G., Li S.G., Magliulo V., Moors E., Nagy Z., Nasyrov M., Owensby C., Pinter K., Pio C., Reichstein M., Sanz M.J., Scott R., Soussana J.F., Stoy P.C., Svejcar T., Tuba Z. & Zhou G.S. 2010. Productivity, respiration, and light-response parameters of world grassland and agroecosystems derived from flux-tower measurements. Rangeland Ecology & Management63, 16-39.
  • Schwalm C.R., Williams C.A., Schaefer K., Arneth A., Bonal D., Buchmann N., Chen J.Q., Law B.E., Lindroth A., Luyssaert S., Reichstein M. & Richardson A.D. 2010. Assimilation exceeds respiration sensitivity to drought: A FLUXNET synthesis. Global Change Biology16: 657-670.
  • Scotti I., Calvo-Vialettes L., Scotti-Saintagne C., Citterio M., Degen B., Bonal D. 2010. Genetic variation for growth, morphological, and physiological traits in a wild population of the Neotropical, shade-tolerant rainforest tree Sextonia rubra (Mez) van der Werff (Lauraceae). Tree, Genetics and Genomes, 6:319-329.
  • Longdoz B., Granier A., Loustau D., Rambal S., Dufrêne E., Bonal D., Nouvellon Y., Delzon S., Kowalski A.S.T. 2010. CHAPTER 2. Environmental control of carbon fluxes in forest ecosystems in France: a comparison between temperate, Mediterranean and tropical forests. Chap. 2. In Loustau D. Eds, Forests, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change. Collection Update Sciences & Technologies, Quae, 346 pp.
  • Chave J., Navarrete D., Almeida A. Álvarez E., Aragão L. E. O. C., Bonal D., Châtelet P., Espejo J.E., Goret J.-Y., von Hildebrand P., Jiménez E., Patiño S., Peñuela M.C., Phillips O., Stevenson P., Malhi Y. 2010. Regional and seasonal patterns of litterfall in tropical South America. Biogeosciences Discussions, 7:43-55.
  • Baraloto C., Paine T.C.E., Patiño S., Bonal D., Hérault B. & Chave J. 2010. Functional trait variation and sampling strategies in species-rich plant communities. Functional Ecology, 24: 208-216.
  • van Gorsel E., Delpierre N., Leuning R., Black A., Munger J.W., Wofsy S., Aubinet M., Feigenwinter C., Beringer J., Bonal D., Chen B., Chen C., Clement R., Davis K.J., Desai A., Dragoni D., Etzold S., Grünwald T., Gu L., Heinesch B., Hutyra L.R., Jans W.W.P., Kutsch W., Law B.E., Leclerc M.Y., Mammarella Y., Montagnani L., Noormets A., Rebmann C., & Sonia W. 2009. Estimating nocturnal ecosystem respiration from the vertical turbulent flux and change in storage of CO2. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology149: 1919-1930
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  • Fisher J.B., Malhi Y., Bonal D., Da Rocha H.R., De Araujo J.O., Gamo M., Goulden M., Rano T.I., Huete A.R., Kondo H., Kumagai T., Loescher H.W., Miller S.D., Nobre A.D., Nouvellon Y., Oberbauer S.F., Panuthai S., Roupsard O., Sales S., Tanaka K., Tanaka N., Tu K. & Von Randow C. 2009. The land-atmosphere water flux in the tropics. Global Change Biology 15, 2694-2714.
  • Blanc L., M. Echard, B. Herault, D. Bonal, E. Marcon, J. Chave, C. Baraloto. 2009. Dynamics of aboveground carbon stocks in a selectively logged tropical forest. Ecological Applications19(6), 1397–1404.
  • Chemidlin Prevost-Boure N., Ngao J., Berveiller D., Bonal D., Damesin C., Dufrêne E., Lata J.C., Le Dantec V., Longdoz B., Ponton S., Soudani K., Epron D. 2009. Root exclusion does not affect the isotopic composition of soil CO2 efflux. Plant and Soil319: 1-13.
  • Brechet L., Ponton S., Roy J., Freycon V., Couteaux MM., Bonal D., Epron D. 2009. Do tree species characteristics influence soil respiration in tropical forests? A test based on 16 tree species planted in monospecific plots? Plant and Soil319, 235-246.
  • Patino S., J. Lloyd, R. Paiva, T. R. Baker, C. A. Quesada, L. M. Mercado, J. Schmerler, M. Schwarz, A. J. B. Santos, A. Aguilar, C. I.Czimczik, J. Gallo, V. Horna, E. J. Hoyos, E. M. Jimenez, W. Palomino, J. Peacock, A. Pena-Cruz, C. Sarmiento, A. Sota, J. D. Turriago, B. Villanueva, P. Vitzthum,E. Alvarez, L. Arroyo, C. Baraloto, D. Bonal, J. Chave, A. C. L. Costa, R. Herrera, N. Higuchi, T. Killeen, E. Leal, F. Luizao, P. Meir, A. Monteagudo, D. Neil, P. Nunez-Vargas, M. C. Penuela, N. Pitman, N. Priante Filho, A. Prieto, S. N. Panfil, A. Rudas, R. Salomao, N.Silva, M. Silveira, S. Soares deAlmeida, A. Torres-Lezama, R. Vasquez-Martınez, I. Vieira, Y. Malhi, and O. L. Phillips. 2009. Branch xylem density variations across the Amazon Basin. Biogeosciences Discussions, 6:545-568.
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  • Bonal D., Bosc A., Goret JY., Burban B., Gross P., Bonnefond JM., Elbers J., Ponton S., Epron D., Guehl JM. & Granier A. 2008. The impact of severe dry season on net ecosystem exchange in the Neotropical rainforest of French Guiana. Global Change Biology, 14, 1917-1933.
  • Hättenschwiler S., Aeschlimann B., Coûteaux M.M., Roy J., & Bonal D. 2008. Variation in foliage and leaf litter quality among 45 Neotropical rainforest tree species and its implications for nutrient recycling. New Phytologist, 179, 165-175.
  • Luyssaert S., Inglima I., Jung M., Reichstein M., Papale D., Piao S., Schulze E.-D., Wingate L., Matteucci G., Aubinet M., Beer C., Bernhofer C., Black K.J., Bonal D., et al. 2007. Global patterns in forest CO2-balance – An analysis based on a new global database. Global Change Biology, 13, 1-29
  • Bonal D., Born C., Bréchet C., Coste S., Marcon E., Roggy JC., & Guehl JM. 2007. The successional status of tropical rainforest tree species is associated with differences in leaf carbon isotope discrimination and functional traits. Annals of Forest Science,64, 169-176
  • Baraloto C., Morneau F., Bonal D., Blanc L. & Ferry B. 2007. Seasonal water stress tolerance and habitat associations within four Neotropical tree genera. Ecology, 88(2) 478-489
  • Epron D., Bosc A., Bonal D. & Freycon V. 2006. Spatial variation of soil respiration across a topographic gradient in a tropical rainforest in French Guiana. Journal of Tropical Ecology22: 565-574
  • Baraloto C., Bonal D. & Goldberg D.E. 2006. Differential seedling growth response to soil resource availability among nine neotropical tree species. Journal of Tropical Ecology22: 487-497.
  • Baraloto C., Goldberg D.E. & Bonal D. 2005. Performance trade-offs among tropical tree seedlings in contrasting microhabitats. Ecology86:2461-2472
  • Béreau M., Bonal D., Louisanna E. & Garbaye J. 2005. Do mycorrhizas improve tropical tree seedling performance under water stress and low light conditions? A case study with Dicorynia guianensis Amshoff (Caesalpiniaceae). Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 375-381
  • Coste S., Roggy JC., Imbert P., Born C., Bonal D. & Dreyer E. 2005. Diversity in leaf traits related to photosynthesis among seedlings from 14 rainforest tree species: relationships with functional species groups? Tree Physiology 25:1127–1137
  • Guehl, J.M., Bonal D., Ferhi A., Barigah T.S., Farquhar G.D. & Granier A. 2004. Community-level diversity of carbon-water relations in rainforest trees. In Ecology and Management of a Neotropical Rainforest, Paracou (French Guiana) Eds. S. Gourlet-Fleury, O. Laroussinie and JM. Guehl. Elsevier, Paris, pp. 65-84
  • Buchmann, N., Bonal D., Barigah T.S., Ehleringer J. & Guehl J.M. 2004. Insights in the carbon dynamics of an Amazonian rainforest provided by stable carbon isotope analyses of soils, plants and the atmosphere. In Ecology and Management of a Neotropical Rainforest, Paracou (French Guiana) Eds. S. Gourlet-Fleury, O. Laroussinie and JM. Guehl. Elsevier, Paris, pp. 85-103
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  • Bonal D., Atger C., Barigah T.S., Ferhi A., Guehl J.M. & Ferry B. 2000a. Water acquisition patterns of two wet tropical canopy trees of French Guiana as inferred from H218O extraction profiles. Annals of Forest Science57:717-724
  • Bonal D., Barigah T.S., Granier A. & Guehl J.M. 2000b. Late stage canopy tree species with extremely low d13C and high stomatal sensitivity to seasonal soil drought in the tropical rainforest of French Guiana. Plant, Cell and Environment23:445-459
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  • Bon M.C., Bonal D., Goh D.K. & Monteuuis O. 1998. Influence of different macronutrient solutions and growth regulators on micropropagation of juvenile Acacia mangium and Paraserianthes falcataria explants. Plant, Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture53: 171-177
  • Bonal D. 1997. Influence of some in situ environmental factors on growth performances of Calamus caesius. Journal of Tropical Forest Science9:369-378
  • Bonal D. & Monteuuis O. 1997. Ex vitro survival, rooting and initial development of in vitro rooted vs unrooted micro-shoots from juvenile and mature Tectona grandis genotypes. Silvae Genetica46:301-306