A list of the main projects I am currently involved.
Neotropical Tree Communities database
Lead coordinator of this long-term project which aims to synthesize the existing knowledge on the structure and diversity of Neotropical forests and shrublands.
The threat status of endemic Atlantic Forest trees
Lead researcher of the project aiming to support the conservation of tropical trees species that are threatened of extinction, based on the IUCN Criteria and Categories.
Synthesis of Neotropical Tree Biodiversity
International effort to dissect the patterns of tree diversity and rarity across Latin American biomes, based on over 8,000 inventories of forests and savannas, and to assess species extinction risks in the Neotropics.
Crossing tree abundance and pollen data
This project aims to develop new protocols and utilities to combine plant abundance data and pollen data, bringing together two scientific communities, the community ecologists and paleoecologists to better characterize the link between modern and past South American vegetation. PI: Marie-Pierre Ledru.
Image-based recognition of plants
Project that aims to collect images and test the performance of applications for the identification of plant species using artificial intelligence, focusing on tree species of the Brazilian flora.