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COLLET Catherine

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• Contact:

Catherine Collet
LERFoB (Forest-Wood Research Unit)
UMR INRA-AgroParisTech 1092
Growth, Yield and Wood Quality Research Team
Centre INRA de Nancy
F54280 CHAMPENOUX (France)
Phone: +33(0)

• Scientific interest:

   ►Research topics

  • Plant competititon :

-Competition and plant growth strategy

- Competition and stand dynamics

- Modulation of competition by resource availability (light and water)

  • Renewal of planting

- Dynamics of natural regeneration

- Management of forest vegetation

- Regeneration of mixed forests

► Extension

Novel forest vegetation management methods :

-technical development, évaluation and knowledge transfer

• Projects:


  • ALTER:  "Alternative methods of vegetation management in plantation"
  • WE-PP:  "Methods of vegetation management in natural regeneration in mountain"
  • PILOTE:  "The preparatory work for the plantation: Installing a network of pilot projects to test, develop and demonstrate"
  • WADE:   "Wood Acclimation to Disturbed Environments"
  • IMPREBIO: "Impact of the intensity of forest harvesting on biodiversity".

• Supervised PhD:

- Alexandre Piboule 2005 Influence de la structure du peuplement forestier sur la distribution de l'éclairement sous couvert. Cas d'une forêt hétérogène feuillue sur plateau calcaire.

- Blandine Caquet 2008 Réactions de semis naturels de hêtre (Fagus sylvatica L.) et d’érable sycomore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) à l’ouverture du couvert : croissance et ajustements fonctionnels.

- Linde van Couwenberghe 2011 Effets des facteurs environnementaux sur la distribution et l’abondance des espèces végétales forestières aux échelles locales et régionales


• Recent publications:

- Van Couwenberghe R, Collet C, Pierrat JC, Verheyen K, Gégout JC 2012 Can species distribution models be used to describe plant abundance patterns ? Ecography, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.07362.x.

- Dodet M, Collet C 2012 When should exotic forest plantation tree species be considered as an invasive threat and how should we treat them? Biological Invasions, 14:1765-1778.

- Van Couwenberghe R, Collet C, Lacombe E, Gégout JC 2011 Abundance response of western European forest species along canopy openness and soil pH gradients. For Ecol Manage, 262: 1483-1490.

- Collet C, Ningre N, Hounzandji API, Constant T, Fournier M 2011 Growth and posture control strategies in Fagus and Acer saplings in response to canopy disturbance. Annals of Botany, 107: 1345-1353.

Wagner S, Collet C, Madsen P, Nakashizuka T, Nyland RD, Sagheb-Talebi K 2010 Beech regeneration research: From ecological to silvicultural aspects. For Ecol Manage, 259: 2172-2182.

- Van Couwenberghe R, Collet C, Lacombe E, Pierrat JC, Gégout JC 2010 Gap partitioning among temperate tree species across a regional soil gradient in windstorm-disturbed forests. For Ecol Manage, 260 :146-154.

- Dodet M, Collet C, Frochot H, Wehrlen L 2011 Tree regeneration and plant species diversity responses to vegetation control following a major windthrown in mixed broadleaved stands. Eur J For Res,130: 41-53.

- Caquet B, Montpied P, Dreyer E, Epron D, Collet C 2010 Response to canopy opening does not act as a filter to Fagus sylvatica and Acer sp. advance regeneration in a mixed temperate forest. Ann For Sci 67 :105.

- Caquet B, Barigah T, Cochard H, Montpied P, Collet C, Dreyer E, Epron D 2009 Hydraulic properties of naturally regenerated beech saplings respond to canopy opening. Tree Physiol. 29 :1395-1405.

- Hein S, Collet C, Ammer C, Le Goff N, Skovsgaard JP, Savill P 2009 A review of growth and stand dynamics of Acer pseudoplatanus L. in Europe: implications for silviculture. Forestry, 82(4): 361-385.

- Collet C, Piboule A, Leroy O, Frochot H 2008 Advance Fagus sylvatica and Acer pseudoplatanus seedlings dominate tree regeneration in a mixed broadleaved former coppice-with-standards forest. Forestry, 81 (2): 135-150.


See also

Website MGVF team (website in french)