Georges Kunstler Forest ecologist

Publications

[1] T. Cordonnier, C. Smadi, G. Kunstler, and B. Courbaud. “Asymmetric Competition, Ontogenetic Growth and Size Inequality Drive the Difference in Productivity between Two-Strata and One-Stratum Forest Stands”. En. In: Theoretical Population Biology (2019), p. S004058091930022X. ISSN: 00405809. DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2019.07.001.

[2] A. Guyennon, B. Reineking, J. Dahlgren, G. Kändler, A. Lehtonen, S. Ratcliffe, P. Ruiz-Benito, M. A. Zavala, and G. Kunstler. Local Patch Occupancy Dynamics Match the Distribution of European Trees at Continental Scale. En. Preprint. bioRxiv, 2019. DOI: 10.1101/748483.

[3] M. Jourdan, G. Kunstler, and X. Morin. “How Neighbourhood Interactions Control the Temporal Stability and Resilience to Drought of Trees in Mountain Forests”. En. In: Journal of Ecology (2019), pp. 1365-2745. ISSN: 0022-0477, 1365-2745. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13294.

[4] S. Kambach, E. Allan, S. Bilodeau-Gauthier, D. A. Coomes, J. Haase, T. Jucker, G. Kunstler, S. Müller, C. Nock, A. Paquette, F. Plas, S. Ratcliffe, F. Roger, P. Ruiz-Benito, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, H. Auge, O. Bouriaud, B. Castagneyrol, J. Dahlgren, L. Gamfeldt, H. Jactel, G. Kändler, J. Koricheva, A. Lehtonen, B. Muys, Q. Ponette, N. Setiawan, T. Van de Peer, K. Verheyen, M. A. Zavala, and H. Bruelheide. “How Do Trees Respond to Species Mixing in Experimental Compared to Observational Studies?” En. In: Ecology and Evolution (2019), p. ece3.5627. ISSN: 2045-7758, 2045-7758. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5627.

[5] G. Kunstler, A. Guyennon, S. Ratcliffe, N. Ruger, P. Ruiz-Benito, D. Z. Childs, J. Dahlgren, A. Lehtonen, W. Thuiller, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, and R. Salguero-Gomez. Tree Demographic Performance of European Tree Species at Their Hot and Cold Edges. En. Preprint. bioRxiv, 2019. DOI: 10.1101/801084.

[6] T. Cordonnier, T. Bourdier, G. Kunstler, C. Piedallu, and B. Courbaud. “Covariation between Tree Size and Shade Tolerance Modulates Mixed-Forest Productivity”. En. In: Annals of Forest Science 75.4 (2018). ISSN: 1286-4560, 1297-966X. DOI: 10.1007/s13595-018-0779-6.

[7] T. Cordonnier, G. Kunstler, B. Courbaud, and X. Morin. “Managing Tree Species Diversity and Ecosystem Functions through Coexistence Mechanisms”. En. In: Annals of Forest Science 75.3 (2018). ISSN: 1286-4560, 1297-966X. DOI: 10.1007/s13595-018-0750-6.

[8] F. van der Plas, S. Ratcliffe, P. Ruiz-Benito, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, K. Verheyen, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, E. Ampoorter, L. Baeten, L. Barbaro, C. C. Bastias, J. Bauhus, R. Benavides, A. Benneter, D. Bonal, O. Bouriaud, H. Bruelheide, F. Bussotti, M. Carnol, B. Castagneyrol, Y. Charbonnier, J. H. C. Cornelissen, J. Dahlgren, E. Checko, A. Coppi, S. M. Dawud, M. Deconchat, P. De Smedt, H. De Wandeler, T. Domisch, L. Finér, M. Fotelli, A. Gessler, A. Granier, C. Grossiord, V. Guyot, J. Haase, S. Hättenschwiler, H. Jactel, B. Jaroszewicz, F. Joly, T. Jucker, S. Kambach, G. Kaendler, J. Kattge, J. Koricheva, G. Kunstler, A. Lehtonen, M. Liebergesell, P. Manning, H. Milligan, S. Müller, B. Muys, D. Nguyen, C. Nock, B. Ohse, A. Paquette, J. Peñuelas, M. Pollastrini, K. Radoglou, K. Raulund-Rasmussen, F. Roger, R. Seidl, F. Selvi, J. Stenlid, F. Valladares, J. van Keer, L. Vesterdal, M. Fischer, L. Gamfeldt, and E. Allan. “Continental Mapping of Forest Ecosystem Functions Reveals a High but Unrealised Potential for Forest Multifunctionality”. En. In: Ecology Letters 21.1 (2018). Ed. by D. Storch, pp. 31-42. ISSN: 1461023X. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12868.

[9] M. Chauvet, G. Kunstler, J. Roy, and X. Morin. “Using a forest dynamics model to link community assembly processes and traits structure”. In: Functional Ecology 31 (2017), pp. 1452-1461.

[10] K. Csilléry, G. Kunstler, B. Courbaud, D. Allard, P. Lassegues, K. Haslinger, and B. Gardiner. “Coupled effects of wind-storms and drought on tree mortality across 115 forest stands from the Western Alps and the Jura mountains”. In: Global Change Biology 23 (2017), pp. 5092-5107.

[11] M. Fuhr, T. Cordonnier, B. Courbaud, G. Kunstler, E. Mermin, C. Riond, and P. Tardif. “Data papers: Long-term tree inventory data from mountain forest plots in France”. In: Ecology 98 (2017), p. 1180.

[12] M. Westoby, G. Kunstler, M. L. Leishman, and J. Morgan. “How Species Boundaries Are Determined: A Response to Alexander et al.” In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32 (2017), pp. 7-8.

[13] T. Bourdier, T. Cordonnier, G. Kunstler, C. Piedallu, G. Lagarrigues, and B. Courbaud. “Tree Size Inequality Reduces Forest Productivity: An Analysis Combining Inventory Data for Ten European Species and a Light Competition Model”. In: PLOS ONE 11.3 (2016), p. e0151852.

[14] E. Defossez, B. Courbaud, O. Lasbouygues, K. Schiffers, and G. Kunstler. “The variation of direct and indirect interaction along climatic gradient depends on species strategies: an experiment on tree seedling survival.” In: Oikos 125 (2016), pp. 708-717.

[15] G. Kunstler, D. Falster, D. A. Coomes, F. Hui, R. M. Kooyman, D. C. Laughlin, L. Poorter, M. Vanderwel, G. Vieilledent, S. J. Wright, M. Aiba, C. Baraloto, J. Caspersen, J. H. C. Cornelissen, S. Gourlet-Fleury, M. Hanewinkel, B. Herault, J. Kattge, H. Kurokawa, Y. Onoda, J. Peñuelas, H. Poorter, M. Uriarte, S. Richardson, P. Ruiz-Benito, I. Sun, G. Ståhl, N. G. Swenson, J. Thompson, B. Westerlund, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, H. Zeng, J. K. Zimmerman, N. E. Zimmermann, and M. Westoby. “Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition”. In: Nature 529 (2016), pp. 204-207.

[16] M. C. Vanderwel, H. Zeng, J. P. Caspersen, G. Kunstler, and J. W. Lichstein. “Demographic controls of aboveground forest biomass across North America”. In: Ecology Letters 19.4 (2016), pp. 414-423.

[17] T. Cordonnier and G. Kunstler. “The Gini index brings asymmetric competition to light”. In: Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics in press (Jan. 2015).

[18] D. M. Forsyth, D. M. Wilson, T. A. Easdale, G. Kunstler, C. D. Canham, W. A. Ruscoe, E. F. Wright, L. Murphy, A. M. Gormley, A. Gaxiola, and D. A. Coomes. “Century-scale effects of invasive deer and rodents on the dynamics of forests growing on soils of contrasting fertility”. In: Ecological Monographs 85 (2015), pp. 84-93.

[19] V. Jung, C. H. Albert, C. Violle, G. Kunstler, G. Loucougaray, and T. Spiegelberger. “Intraspecific trait variability mediates the response of subalpine grassland communities to extreme drought events”. In: Journal of Ecology 102.1 (Jan. 01, 2014), pp. 45-53.

[20] W. Thuiller, T. Münkemüller, K. H. Schiffers, D. Georges, S. Dullinger, V. M. Eckhart, T. C. Edwards, D. Gravel, G. Kunstler, C. Merow, K. Moore, C. Piedallu, S. Vissault, N. E. Zimmermann, D. Zurell, and F. M. Schurr. “Does probability of occurrence relate to population dynamics?” In: Ecography 37 (Sep. 2014), pp. 1155-1166.

[21] R. Brooker, Z. Kikvidze, G. Kunstler, P. Liancourt, and M. Seifan. “The concept and measurement of importance: a comment on Rees et al. 2012”. In: Journal of Ecology 101.6 (Nov. 2013), pp. 1369-1378.

[22] K. Csilléry, M. Seignobosc, V. Lafond, G. Kunstler, and B. Courbaud. “Estimating long-term tree mortality rate time series by combining data from periodic inventories and harvest reports in a Bayesian state-space model”. In: Forest Ecology and Management 292 (2013), pp. 64-74.

[23] G. Kunstler, R. B. Allen, D. A. Coomes, C. D. Canham, and E. F. Wright. “Sustainable management, earthquake disturbances, and transient dynamics: modelling timber harvesting impacts in mixed-species forests”. In: Annals of forest science 70.3 (2013), pp. 287-298.

[24] S. G. Rabasa, E. Granda, R. Benavides, G. Kunstler, J. M. Espelta, R. Ogaya, J. Peñuelas, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, W. Gil, W. Grodzki, S. Ambrozy, J. Bergh, J. A. Hódar, R. Zamora, and F. Valladares. “Disparity in elevational shifts of European trees in response to recent climate warming”. In: Global Change Biology 19.8 (Aug. 2013), pp. 2490-2499.

[25] S. Rasmann, L. Pellissier, E. Defossez, H. Jactel, and G. Kunstler. “Climate-driven change in plant-insect interactions along elevation gradients”. In: Functional Ecology 28 (2013), pp. 46-54.

[26] M. Vila, A. Carrillo-Gavilán, J. Vayreda, H. Bugmann, J. Fridman, W. Grodzki, J. Haase, G. Kunstler, M. Schelhaas, and A. Trasobares. “Disentangling Biodiversity and Climatic Determinants of Wood Production”. In: PLoS ONE 8.2 (Feb. 20, 2013), p. e53530.

[27] N. E. Zimmermann, R. Jandl, M. Hanewinkel, G. Kunstler, C. Klling, P. Gasparini, A. Breznikar, E. S., S. Normand, U. Ulmer, T. Gschwandtner, H. Veit, M. Naumann, W. Falk, K. Mellert, M. Rizzo, M. Skudnik, and A. Psomas. “Potential Future Ranges of Tree Species in the Alps”. In: Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks. Ed. by G. Cerbu, Hanewinkel, Marc, Gerosa Giacomo and Jandl, Robert. InTech, Aug. 28, 2013.

[28] B. Courbaud, G. Kunstler, X. Morin, and T. Cordonnier. “Quel futur pour les services écosystémiques de la forêt alpine dans un contexte de changement climatique?” In: Revue de Géographie Alpine (2012), pp. 1-12.

[29] B. Courbaud, G. Vieilledent, and G. Kunstler. “Intra-specific variability and the competition–colonisation trade-off: coexistence, abundance and stability patterns”. In: Theoretical Ecology 5 (2012), pp. 61-71.

[30] G. Kunstler, S. Lavergne, B. Courbaud, W. Thuiller, G. Vieilledent, N. E. Zimmermann, J. Kattge, and D. A. Coomes. “Competitive interactions between forest trees are driven by species’ trait hierarchy, not phylogenetic or functional similarity: implications for forest community assembly.” In: Ecology Letters 15.8 (2012), pp. 831-40.

[31] E. Defossez, B. Courbaud, B. Marcais, W. Thuiller, E. Granda, and G. Kunstler. “Do interactions between plant and soil biota change with elevation? A study on Fagus sylvatica”. In: Biology Letters 7.5 (Oct. 23, 2011), pp. 699-701.

[32] G. Kunstler, C. H. Albert, B. Courbaud, S. Lavergne, W. Thuiller, G. Vieilledent, N. E. Zimmermann, and D. A. Coomes. “Effects of competition on tree radial-growth vary in importance but not in intensity along climatic gradients”. In: Journal of Ecology 99 (Nov. 2011), pp. 300-312.

[33] G. Vieilledent, B. Courbaud, G. Kunstler, and J. Dhôte. “Mortality of silver fir and Norway Spruce in the Western Alps – a semi-parametric approach combining size-dependent and growth-dependent mortality”. In: Annals of Forest Science 67.3 (2010), p. 305.

[34] G. Vieilledent, B. Courbaud, G. Kunstler, J. Dhôte, and J. S. Clark. “Individual variability in tree allometry determines light resource allocation in forest ecosystems: a hierarchical Bayesian approach.” In: Oecologia 163 (2010), pp. 759-773.

[35] D. A. Coomes, G. Kunstler, C. D. Canham, and E. Wright. “A greater range of shade-tolerance niches in nutrient-rich forests: an explanation for positive richness-productivity relationships?” In: Journal of Ecology 97.4 (2009), pp. 705-717.

[36] N. Gross, G. Kunstler, P. Liancourt, F. De Bello, K. N. Suding, and S. Lavorel. “Linking individual response to biotic interactions with community structure: a trait-based framework”. In: Functional Ecology 23.6 (2009), pp. 1167-1178.

[37] G. Kunstler, D. A. Coomes, and C. D. Canham. “Size-dependence of growth and mortality influence the shade tolerance of trees in a lowland temperate rain forest”. In: Journal of Ecology 97.4 (Jul. 2009), pp. 685-695.

[38] G. Vieilledent, B. Courbaud, G. Kunstler, J. Dhote, and J. S. Clark. “Biases in the estimation of size-dependent mortality models: advantages of a semiparametric approach”. In: Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39.8 (2009), pp. 1430-1443.

[39] N. Boulant, G. Kunstler, S. Rambal, and J. Lepart. “Seed supply, drought, and grazing determine spatio-temporal patterns of recruitment for native and introduced invasive pines in grasslands”. In: Diversity and Distributions 14.5 (2008), pp. 862-874.

[40] R. W. Brooker, F. T. Maestre, R. M. Callaway, C. L. Lortie, L. A. Cavieres, G. Kunstler, P. Liancourt, K. Tielborger, J. M. J. Travis, F. Anthelme, C. Armas, L. Coll, E. Corcket, S. Delzon, E. Forey, Z. Kikvidze, J. Olofsson, F. Pugnaire, C. L. Quiroz, P. Saccone, K. Schiffers, M. Seifan, B. Touzard, and R. Michalet. “Facilitation in plant communities: the past, the present, and the future”. In: Journal of Ecology 96.1 (2008), pp. 18-34.

[41] J. N. Bee, G. Kunstler, and D. A. Coomes. “Resistance and resilience of New Zealand tree species to browsing”. In: Journal of Ecology 95.5 (2007), pp. 1014-1026.

[42] S. Debain, J. Chadøe uf, T. Curt, G. Kunstler, and J. Lepart. “Comparing effective dispersal in expanding population of Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra in calcareous grassland”. In: Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37.4 (2007), pp. 705-718.

[43] G. Kunstler, J. Chadoeuf, E. K. Klein, T. Curt, M. Bouchaud, and J. Lepart. “Tree colonization of sub-Mediterranean grasslands: effects of dispersal limitation and shrub facilitation”. In: Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37.1 (Jan. 01, 2007), pp. 103-115.

[44] G. Kunstler, W. Thuiller, T. Curt, M. Bouchaud, R. Jouvie, F. Deruette, and J. Lepart. “Fagus sylvatica L. recruitment across a fragmented Mediterranean Landscape, importance of long distance effective dispersal, abiotic conditions and biotic interactions”. In: Diversity and Distributions 13.6 (2007), pp. 799-807.

[45] N. Alvarez, L. Mercier, M. Hossaert-McKey, J. Contreras-Garduño, G. Kunstler, A. Aebi, and B. Benrey. “Ecological distribution and niche segregation of sibling species: the case of bean beetles, Acanthoscelides obtectus Say and A. obvelatus Bridwell”. In: Ecological Entomology 31.6 (2006), pp. 582-590.

[46] G. Kunstler, T. Curt, M. Bouchaud, and J. Lepart. “Indirect facilitation and competition in tree species colonization of sub-Mediterranean grasslands”. In: Journal of Vegetation Science 17 (2006), pp. 379-388.

[47] L. Coll, B. Prévosto, P. Balandier, and G. Kunstler. “Plasticity in growth, biomass allocation and root morphology in beech seedlings as induced by irradiance and herbaceous competition”. In: Annals of Forest Science 62 (2005), pp. 51-60.

[48] G. Kunstler, T. Curt, M. Bouchaud, and J. Lepart. “Growth, mortality, and morphological response of European beech and downy oak along a light gradient in sub-Mediterranean forest”. In: Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35 (2005), pp. 1657-1668.

[49] G. Kunstler, T. Curt, and J. Lepart. “Spatial pattern of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and oak (Quercus pubescens Mill.) seedlings in natural pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) woodlands”. In: European Journal of Forest Research 123 (2004), pp. 331-337.