Quantifying Resilience

in ecology and evolution under global environmental change

Research

Resilience and Tipping points

Understanding resilience and abrupt shifts in ecology and earth sciences, climate and human systems at different temporal and spatial scales

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Early-Warning Signals

Methods and tools for operationalizing resilience indicators  to quantify the risk of tipping points for research and management

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Ecological dynamics: trends and patterns

Analysis of trends and statistical patterns in ecological and environmental variables to map system vulnerability

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Eco-evolutionary tipping points

A fundamental theoretical understanding that integrates evolutionary processes in ecological models of ecosystem tipping points 

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Selected publications

Full list of publications

Ecosystem tipping points in an evolving world

Dakos V, Matthews B, Hendry AP, Levine J, Loeuille N, Norberg J, Nosil P, Scheffer M, De Meester L (2019). Nature Ecology & Evolution 3(3), 355–362

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Slowing down as an early warning signal for abrupt climate change

Dakos V, Scheffer M, van Nes EH, Brovkin V, Petoukhov V, Held H (2008) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 105(38), 14308-14312

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Advancing our understanding of ecological stability

Kéfi S, Domínguez‐García V, Donohue I, Fontaine C, Thébault E, Dakos V (2019). Ecology Letters, 22: 1349-1356

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Methods for Detecting Early Warnings of Critical Transitions in Time Series Illustrated Using Simulated Ecological Data

Dakos V, Carpenter SR, Brock WA, Ellison AM, Guttal V, Ives AR, Kéfi S, Livina V, Seekell DA, van Nes EH, Scheffer M (2012) PLoS ONE 7(7): e41010

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People

We are a small team but we are always open if you want to join us for a postdoc, phd, master or short research stays.

collaborators and past lab members

Vasilis DAKOS

CNRS researcher, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM)
University of Montpellier, France

BioDICeeGitHubGooglescholar

Laura SOISSONS

Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow

Laura is experimentally studying  the resilience of seagrasses in Mediterranean coastal ecosystems.

Kim THOMPSON

Visiting Fulbright doctoral fellow  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Kim is modeling the stability of the subnivium under global warming.

Jose Sanabria

Visiting doctoral fellow (University of Barcelona)

Jose is looking at thresholds of macrophyte cover and grazing in the marine environment at a global scale.

Latest News

Unveiling dimensions of stability in complex ecological networks

Understanding what determines the stability of ecological communities is one of the oldest questions asked in ecology, an issue that has become even more pressing in the current context of[…]

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The Mathematics of Climate and the Environment – Workshop – Paris

Coming week (2-6 December 2019) at the Institute Poincare in Paris, a workshop on “Coupled climate-ecology-economy modeling” will take place. Check here for the detailed workshop programme.    

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November 29, 2019 0

Master Thesis / Stage M2 Feb-June 2020

There is an opportunity to do a master thesis (5 months) at the Institute of iEES in Paris on the interface of tipping points and evolution: on “Ecological consequences of[…]

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November 21, 2019 0

Contact

BioDICée team
Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM)
CNRS UMR 5554, Building 22, 2nd floor
Université de Montpellier – CC065,
place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier cedex 05, France

Current address: 
Sorbonne Université- Faculté de Sciences – iEES,
4, place Jussieu,
Tour 34-44, 5th Floor
75252 PARIS cedex 05


Tel: +33 1 44 27 34 03

vasilis.dakos [at] umontpellier.fr