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GEGOUT Jean-Claude

Full Professor in Forest Ecology at AgroParisTech
photographie Jean-Claude Gégout

GEGOUT Jean-Claude

AgroParistech Department SIAFEE, 

Unité Mixte de Recherche Silva, team EcoSilva

AgroParisTech, 14, rue Girardet, 54000 Nancy, France, (33)(0)3 83 39 68 84

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Research topics

Ecology of plant species and communities 

  • Plant species niche and distribution models according to climate conditions and soil resources 
  • Recent changes on plant growth, mortality and spatial distribution in relation with global change
  • Forest plant communities’ evolution with natural succession and adaptation to global change
  • Soil resources and constraints assessment and mapping by plant bioindication


Plant and forest ecology at AgroParisTech and for the master in Biology and Ecology for the Forest, Agronomy and Environment jointly accredited by Université de Lorraine and AgroParisTech.

Coordinator of the AgroParisTech Major Natural resources and Environmental management

Selected Publications

-Kuhn, E., Gégout J.C.. 2019. Highlighting declines of cold‐demanding plant species in lowlands under climate warming. Ecography, 42 (1): 36-44. 

-Bertrand R., Riofrio-Dillon G., Lenoir J., Drapier J., de Ruffray P., Gégout J.C., Loreau M. (2016). Ecological constraints increase the climatic debt in forests. Nature communications, 7:12643 doi: 10.1038/ncomms12643 (2016).

-Pinto P.E., Dupouey J.L., Hervé, J.-C, Legay M., Wurpillot S., Montpied P., Gégout J.C. (2016). Optimizing the bioindication of forest soil acidity, nitrogen and mineral nutrition using plant species. Ecological indicators, 71 : 359-367.

-Rizzetto S., Belyazid S., Gégout J.C., Nicolas M., Alard D., Corcket E., Gaudio N., Sverdrup H., Probst A. (2016) Modelling the impact of climate change and atmospheric N deposition on French forests biodiversity. Environmental Pollution, 213 : 1016-1027.

-Bertrand R., Lenoir J., Piedallu C., de Ruffray P., Vidal C., Riofrio G., Pierrat J.C., Gégout J.C. (2011). Changes in plant community composition lags behind climate warming in lowland forests. Nature. 479 : 517-520.

-Lenoir J., Gégout J.C., Marquet P.A., de Ruffray P., Brisse H., (2008). A significant upward shift in plant species optimum elevation during the 20th Century. Science, 320, 1768-1771. 

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