Saladin B, Thuiller W, Graham CH, Lavergne S, Maiorano L, Salamin N, Zimmermann NE (submitted). Environment and evolutionary history shape phylogenetic turnover in European tetrapods. Nature Communications minor revision PDF

Barrabé L, Lavergne S, Karnadi-Abdelkader G, Drew B, Birnbaum P, Gâteblé G (2019) Changing ecological opportunities facilitated the explosive diversification of New Caledonian Oxera (Lamiaceae). Systematic Biology in press PDF


Roy J, Bonneville J-M, Saccone P, Ibanez S, Albert CH, Boleda M, Guéguen M, Ohlmann M, Rioux D, Clément J-C, Lavergne S, Geremia R (2018) Differences in the fungal communities nursed by two genetic groups of the alpine cushion plant, Silene acaulis. Ecology and Evolution in press PDF

Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J (2018) Soil conditions drive changes in a key leaf functional trait through environmental filtering and facilitative interactions. Acta oecologica 86:1-8 PDF

Besnard G, Gaudeul M, Lavergne S, Muller S, Rouhan G, Sukhorukov AP, Vanderpoorten A, Jabbour F (2018) Editorial: Herbarium-based science in the 21st century. Botany Letters 165(3-4):323-327 PDF

Pouchon C, Fernández A, Nassar JM, Boyer F, Aubert S, Lavergne S, Mavárez J (2018) Phylogenomic Analysis of the Explosive Adaptive Radiation of the Espeletia complex (Asteraceae) in the Tropical Andes. Systematic Biology 67(6):1041–1060 PDF

Dentant C, Lavergne S, Malécot V (2018) Taxonomic revision of West-Alpine cushion plant species belonging to Androsace subsect. Aretia. Botany Letters 165(3-4):337-351 PDF

Anthelme F, Lavergne S (2018) Editorial - Alpine and arctic plant communities: A worldwide perspective. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 30:1-5 PDF

Smyčka J, Roquet C, Renaud J, Thuiller T, Zimmermann NE, Lavergne S (2018) Reprint of: Disentangling drivers of plant endemism and diversification in the Alps - a phylogenetic and spatially explicit approach. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 30:31-40 PDF

Wüest RO, Münkemüller T, Lavergne S, Pollock LS, Thuiller W (2018) Integrating correlation between traits improves spatial predictions of functional diversity patterns. Oikos 127:472–481 PDF


Mazel F, Wüest RO, Lessard J-P, Renaud J, Ficetola GF, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2017) Global patterns of beta-diversity along the phylogenetic time-scale: The role of climate and plate tectonics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:1211–1221 PDF

Smyčka J, Roquet C, Renaud J, Thuiller T, Zimmermann NE, Lavergne S (2017) Disentangling drivers of plant endemism and diversification in the Alps - a phylogenetic and spatially explicit approach. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 28:19–27 PDF

Marx HE, Dentant C, Renaud J, Delunel R, Tank, DC, Lavergne S (2017) Riders in the sky (islands): using a mega-phylogenetic approach to understand plant species distribution and coexistence at the altitudinal limits of angiosperm plant life. Journal of Biogeography 44:2618–2630 PDF

Aparicio A, Martín-Hernanz S, Parejo-Farnés C, Arroyo J, Lavergne S, Yeşilyurt EB, Zhang M-L, Rubio E, Albaladejo RG (2017) Phylogenetic reconstruction of the genus Helianthemum (Cistaceae) using plastid and nuclear DNA-sequences: systematic and evolutionary inferences. Taxon 66(4):868-885 PDF

Mazel F, Wüest R, Gueguen M, Renaud J, Ficetola GF, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2017) The geography of ecological niche evolution in mammals. Current Biology 27:1-6 PDF

Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J (2017) Climatic and topographical correlates of plant paleo- and neo-endemism in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot. Annals of Botany 119(2):229-238 PDF

Groussin M, Mazel F, Sanders J, Smillie C, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Alm E (2017) Unraveling the processes shaping mammalian gut microbiomes over evolutionary time. Nature Communications 8:14319 PDF

Molofsky J, Collins AR, Imbert E, Bitinas T, Lavergne S (2017) Are invasive genotypes superior? An experimental approach using native and invasive genotypes of the invasive grass Phalaris arundinacea. Open Journal of Ecology 7:125-139 PDF

Chalmandrier L, Münkemüller T, Colace M-P, Renaud J, Aubert S, Carlson BZ, Clément J-C, Legay N, Pellet G, Saillard A, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2017) Spatial scale and intraspecific trait variability mediate assembly rules in alpine grasslands. Journal of Ecology 105:277–287 PDF

Pardo I, Roquet C, Lavergne S, Olesen J, Gómez D, García M (2017) On the role of small-scale hotspots for multifaceted diversity conservation. Diversity and Distributions 23:209–220 PDF


Roquet C, Coissac C, Cruaud C, Boleda M, Boyer F, Alberti A, Gielly L, Taberlet P, Thuiller W, Van Es J, Lavergne S (2016) Understanding the evolution of holoparasitic plants: the complete plastid genome of the holoparasite Cytinus hypocistis (Cytinaceae). Annals of Botany 118:885–896 PDF

Bardon L, Sothers C, Prance G, Malé PJG, Xi Z, Davis CC, Murienne J, García-Villacorta R, Coissac E, Lavergne S, Chave J (2016) Unraveling the biogeographical history of Chrysobalanaceae from plastid genomes. American Journal of Botany 103(6):1089–1102 PDF

Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J (2016) How soil and elevation shape local plant biodiversity in a Mediterranean hotspot. Biodiversity and Conservation 25:1133–1149 PDF

Gallien L, Thuiller W, Fort N, Boleda M, Alberto FJ, Rioux D, Lainé J, Lavergne S (2016) Is there any evidence for rapid, genetically-based, climatic niche expansion in the invasive common ragweed? PLoS ONE 11(4):e0152867 PDF

Boucher FC, Lavergne S, Basille M, Choler P, Aubert S (2016) Evolution and biogeography of the cushion life-form in Angiosperms. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 20:22-31 PDF

Coissac E, Hollingsworth PM, Lavergne S, Taberlet P (2016) From barcodes to genomes: extending the concept of DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology 25(7):1423-1428 PDF

Mazel F, Davies TJ, Georges D, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Perez-Neto PR (2016) Improving phylogenetic regression under complex evolutionary models. Ecology 97(2):286–293 PDF

Carboni M, Münkemüller T, Lavergne S, Choler P, Borgy B, Violle C, Essl F, Roquet C, Munoz F, DivGrass Consortium, Thuiller W (2016) What it takes to invade grassland ecosystems: traits, introduction history and filtering processes. Ecology Letters 19(3):219-229 PDF

Ibanez S, Arène F, Lavergne S (2016) How phylogeny shapes the taxonomic and the functional structure of plant-insect networks. Oecologia 180:989–1000 PDF

Bonet R et al. [incl. Lavergne S] (2016) Indicators of climate: Ecrins National Park participates in long-term monitoring to help determine the effects of climate change. Eco.Mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 8(1):44-52 PDF


Rolland J, Lavergne S, Manel S (2015) Combining niche modelling and landscape genetics to study local adaptation: A novel approach illustrated using alpine plants. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17(6):491-499 PDF SuppInfo

Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J (2015) The building of a biodiversity hotspot across a land-bridge in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282:20151116 PDF

Münkemüller T, Boucher F, Thuiller W, Lavergne S (2015) Phylogenetic niche conservatism – common pitfalls and ways forward. Functional Ecology 29:627–639 PDF

Gallien L, Mazel F, Lavergne S, Roquet C, Renaud J, Douzet R, Thuiller W (2015) Disentangling the relative importance of different community assembly rules to understand invasion success in Alpine plant communities. Biological Invasions 17:1407–1423 PDF

Molina-Venegas R, Aparicio A, Slingsby JA, Lavergne S, Arroyo J (2015) Investigating the evolutionary assembly of a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot: deep phylogenetic signal in the distribution of eudicots across elevational belts. Journal of Biogeography 42:507–518 PDF

Chalmandrier L, Münkemüller T, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2015). Effects of species' similarity and dominance on the functional and phylogenetic structure of a plant meta-community. Ecology 96:143-153 PDF

Thuiller W, Maiorano L, Mazel F, Guilhaumon F, Ficetola GF, Lavergne S, Renaud J, Roquet C and Mouillot D (2015) Conserving the functional and phylogenetic trees of life of European tetrapods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370:20140005 PDF

Chalmandrier L, Münkemüller T, Devictor V, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2015) Decomposing changes in phylogenetic and functional biodiversity across space and time. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:109–118 PDF


Schiffers K, Schurr KM, Travis JMJ, Duputié A, Eckhart VM, Lavergne S, McInerny G, Moore K, Pearman PB, Thuiller W, Wüest R, Holt RD (2014) Landscape structure and genetic architecture jointly impact rates of niche evolution. Ecography 37:1218–1229 PDF

Thuiller W, Guéguen M, Georges D, Bonet R, Chalmandrier L, Garraud L, Renaud J, Roquet C, Van Es J, Zimmermann NE, Lavergne S (2014) Are different facets of plant diversity well protected in the face of climate and land use changes? A test study in the French Alps. Ecography 37:1254–1266 PDF

Roquet C, Thuiller W, Lavergne S (2014) One Tree to Link Them All: A Phylogenetic Dataset for the European Tetrapoda. PLOS Currents Tree of Life Edition 1 LINK

Evans M, Aubriot X, Hearn D, Lanciaux M, Lavergne S, Cruaud C, Lowry II PP, Haevermans T (2014) Insights on the evolution of plant succulence from a remarkable radiation in Madagascar (Euphorbia). Systematic Biology 63(5): 698–711 PDF

Molofsky J, Keller SR, Lavergne S, Kaproth MA, Eppinga MB (2014) Human-aided admixture may fuel ecosystem transformation during biological invasion: theoretical and experimental evidence. Ecology and Evolution 4:899–910 PDF

Zupan L, Cabeza M, Maiorano L, Roquet C, Devictor V, Lavergne S, Mouillot D, Mouquet N, Renaud J, Thuiller W (2014) Spatial mismatch of phylogenetic diversity across three vertebrate groups and protected areas in Europe. Diversity and Distributions 20:674–685 PDF

Münkemüller T, Gallien L, Lavergne S, Renaud J, Roquet C, Abdulayak S, Dullinger S, Garraud L, Guisan A, Lenoir J, Svenning J-C, Van Es J, Vittoz P, Willner W, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann N, Thuiller W (2014) Scale decisions can reverse conclusions on community assembly processes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:620–632 PDF SuppInfo

Boucher F, Thuiller W, Davies TJ, Lavergne S (2014) Neutral biogeography and the evolution of climatic niches. The American Naturalist 183:573-584 PDF

Aubert S, Boucher F, Lavergne S, Renaud J, Choler P (2014), 1914-2014: A revised worldwide catalogue of cushion plants, 100 years after Hauri and Schröter. Alpine Botany 124(1):59–70 PDF

Pearman PB, Lavergne S, Roquet C, Wuest R, Zimmerman NE, Thuiller W (2014) Phylogenetic patterns of climatic, habitat and trophic niches in a European avian assemblage. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:414–424 PDF SuppInfo Data

Thuiller W, Pironon S, Psomas A, Barbet-Massin M, Jiguet F, Lavergne S, Pearman PB, Renaud J, Zupan L, Zimmermann NE (2014) The European functional tree of bird life in face of global change. Nature Communications 5, 3118 PDF


Dentant C, Lavergne S (2013) Plantes de haute montagne : état des lieux, évolution et analyse diachronique dans le massif des Écrins (France). Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Provence t. 64. PDF

Carlson BZ, Randin CF, Boulangeat I, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Choler P (2013) Working toward integrated models of alpine plant distribution. Alpine Botany 123(2): 41-53 PDF

Meynard C, Lavergne S, Boulangeat I, Garraud L, Van Es J, Mouquet N, Thuiller W (2013) Disentangling the drivers of metacommunity structure across spatial scales. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1560–1571 PDF Appendix

Roquet C, Boucher FC, Thuiller W, Lavergne S. (2013) Replicated radiations of the alpine genus Androsace (Primulaceae) driven by range expansion and convergent key innovations. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1874-1886 PDF App1 App2

Roy J, Albert CH, Ibanez S, Saccone P, Zinger L, Choler P, Clément JC, Lavergne S, Geremia RA (2013) Microbes on the cliff: alpine cushion plants structure bacterial and fungal communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 4: 64 PDF Supp Tables

Chalmandrier L, Münkemüller T, Gallien L, de Bello F, Mazel F, Lavergne S, Thuiller W (2013) A family of null models to distinguish between habitat filtering and biotic interactions in functional diversity patterns. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 853–864 PDF Supp Info

Thuiller W, Munkemuller T, Lavergne S, Mouillot D, Mouquet N, Schiffers K, Gravel D (2013) A road map for integrating eco-evolutionary processes into biodiversity models. Ecology Letters 16: 94-105 PDF

Mouillot D, Bellwood DR, Baraloto C, Chave J, Galzin R, Harmelin-Vivien M, Kulbicki M, Lavergne S, Lavorel S, Mouquet N, Paine CET, Renaud J, Thuiller W (2013) Rare species support vulnerable functions in high-diversity ecosystems. PloS Biology 11(5): e1001569 PDF Editorial Synopsis

Carboni M, Münkemüller T, Gallien L, Lavergne S, Acosta A, Thuiller W (2013) Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis: scale matters in coastal plant communities. Ecography 36: 560–568 PDF

Boucher F, Thuiller W, Arnoldi C, Albert CH, Lavergne S (2013) Unravelling the architecture of functional variability in wild populations of Polygonum viviparum L. Functional Ecology 27: 382–391 PDF

de Bello F, Lavorel S, Lavergne S, Albert CH, Boulangeat I, Mazel F, Thuiller W (2013) Hierarchical effects of environmental filters on the functional structure of plant communities: a case study in the French Alps. Ecography 36: 393–402 PDF

Roquet C, Thuiller W, Lavergne S (2013) Building megaphylogenies for macroecology: taking up the challenge. Ecography 36: 13-26 PDF Supp Mat

Lavergne S, Hampe A, Arroyo J (2013) In and out of Africa: how did the Strait of Gibraltar affect plant species migration and local diversification? Journal of Biogeography 40:24-36 PDF

Schiffers K, Bourne EC, Lavergne S, Thuiller W and Travis JMJ (2013) Limited evolutionary rescue under local adaptation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, series B 368(1610):20120083 PDF Supp Info Code

Lavergne S, Evans MEK, Burfield IJ, Jiguet F & Thuiller W (2013) Are species’ responses to global change predicted by past niche evolution? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, series B 368(1610):20120091 PDF Supp Info


de Bello F, Price JN, Münkemüller T, Liira J, Zobel M, Thuiller W, Gerhold P, Götzenberger L, Lavergne S, Lepš J, Zobel C, Pärtel M (2012) Functional species pool framework to test for biotic effects on community assembly. Ecology 93(10): 2263–2273 PDF

Boulangeat I, Philippe P, Abdulhak S, Douzet R, Garraud L, Lavergne S, Lavorel S, Van Es J, Vittoz P, Thuiller W (2012) Improving plant functional groups for dynamic models of biodiversity: at the crossroad between functional and community ecology. Global Change Biology 18: 3464-3475 PDF Supp Info

Mouquet N, Devictor V, Meynard CN, Munoz F, Bersier L-F, Chave J, Couteron P, Dalecky A, Fontaine C, Gravel D, Hardy OJ, Jabot F, Lavergne S, Leibold M, Mouillot D, Münkemüller T, Pavoine S, Prinzing A, Rodrigues ASL, Rohr RP, Thébault E, Thuiller W (2012) Ecophylogenetics: advances and perspectives. Biological Reviews 87: 769–785 PDF

González-Varo JP, Aparicio A, Lavergne S, Arroyo J, Albaladejo RG. (2012) Contrasting heterozygosity-fitness correlations between populations of a self-compatible shrub in a fragmented landscape. Genetica 140: 31-38 PDF

Münkemüller T, Lavergne S, Bzeznik B, Dray S, Jombart T, Schiffers K, Thuiller W (2012) How to measure and test phylogenetic signal. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 743-756 PDF Supp Info

Kunstler G, Lavergne S, Courbaud B, Thuiller W, Vieilledent G, Zimmermann NE, Kattge J, Coomes DA (2012) Competitive interactions between forest trees are driven by species' trait hierarchy, not phylogenetic or functional similarity: implications for forest community assembly. Ecology Letters 15: 831–840 PDF Supp Info

Shahnavaz B, Zinger L, Lavergne S, Choler P, Geremia RA (2012) Phylogenetic Clustering Reveals Selective Events Driving the Turnover of Bacterial Community in Alpine Tundra Soils. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 44(2): 232–238 PDF

Münkemüller T, de Bello F, Meynard CN, Gravel D, Lavergne S, Mouillot D, Mouquet N and Thuiller W (2012) From diversity indices to community assembly processes: A test with simulated data. Ecography 35(5): 468–480 PDF

Boucher F, Thuiller W, Roquet C, Douzet R, Aubert S, Alvarez N, Lavergne S (2012) Reconstructing the origins of high-alpine niches and cushion life form in the genus Androsace s.l. (Primulaceae). Evolution 66(4): 1255–1268 PDF Supp Info

Boulangeat I, Lavergne S, Van Es J, Garraud L, Thuiller W (2012) Niche breadth, rarity and ecological characteristics within a regional flora spanning large environmental gradients. Journal of Biogeography 39: 204-214 PDF Supp Info


Rolland J, Cadotte MW, Davies J, Devictor V, Lavergne S, Mouquet N, Pavoine S, Rodrigues A, Thuiller W, Turcati L, Winter M, Zupan L, Jabot F & Morlon H (2011) Using phylogenies in conservation: new perspectives. Biology Letters, published online, final print in 2012, 8(5): 692-694 PDF

Calsbeek B, Lavergne S, Patel M, Molofsky J (2011) Comparing the genetic architecture and potential response to selection of invasive and native populations of reed canary grass. Evolutionary Applications 4: 726-735 PDF Supp Info

Thuiller W, Lavergne S, Roquet C, Boulangeat I, Lafourcade B, Araújo MB (2011) Consequences of climate change on the Tree of Life in Europe. Nature 40: 531-534 PDF Supp Data

Kunstler G, Albert CH, Courbeau B, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Vielledent G, Zimmermann NE, Coomes D (2011) Effects of competition on tree radial-growth vary in importance but not in intensity along climatic gradients. Journal of Ecology 99: 300-312 PDF Supp Info


Lavergne S, Mouquet N, Thuiller W, Ronce O (2010) Biodiversity and climate change: Integrating evolutionary and ecological responses of species and communities. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 41: 321-350 PDF

Salamin N, Wüest RO, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Pearman PB (2010) Assessing rapid evolution in a changing environment. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(12): 692-698 PDF

de Bello F, Lavergne S, Meynard CN, Lepš J, Thuiller W (2010) The spatial partitioning of diversity: showing Theseus a way out of the labyrinth. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 992-1000 PDF

Thuiller W*, Gallien L, Boulangeat I, de Bello F, Münkemüller T, Roquet Ruiz C, Lavergne S* (2010) Resolving Darwin’s naturalization conundrum: a quest for evidence. Diversity and Distributions 16: 461-475 PDF *[first and last authors contributed equally to the paper]

Devictor V, Clavel J, Julliard R, Lavergne S, Mouillot D, Thuiller W, Venail P, Villéger S, Mouquet N (2010) Defining and measuring ecological specialization. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 15-25 PDF

Marco A, Lavergne S, Bertauxdière-Montès V, Dutoit T (2010) From the backyard to the backcountry: how ecological and biological traits explain the escape of garden plants to Mediterranean fallow lands? Biological Invasions 12: 761-779 PDF

Lavergne S, Muenke NJ, Molofsky J (2010) Genome size reduction can trigger rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive plants. Annals of Botany 105: 109-116 PDF Supp Data

Before 2010

Brodersen C, Lavergne S, Molofsky J (2008) Genetic variation in photosynthetic characteristics among invasive and native populations of reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea). Biological Invasions 10: 1317-1325 PDF

Lavergne S & Molofsky J (2007) Increased genetic variation and evolutionary potential drive the success of an invasive grass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 3883-3888 PDF Supp Info

Lavergne S, Molina J, Debussche M (2006) Fingerprints of environmental change on the rare Mediterranean flora: a 115-year study. Global Change Biology12: 1466-1478 PDF

Lavergne S & Molofsky J (2006) Control strategies for the invasive reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) in North American wetlands: the need for an integrated management plan. Natural Areas Journal 26(2): 208-214 PDF

Thompson JD, Lavergne S, Affre L, Gaudeul M, Debussche M (2005) Ecological differentiation of Mediterranean endemic plants. Taxon 54: 967-976 PDF

Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Molina J, Debussche M (2005) Environmental and human factors influencing rare plant local occurrence, extinction and persistence: a 115 year study in the Mediterranean region. Journal of Biogeography 32: 799-811 PDF

Lavergne S, Debussche M, Thompson JD (2005) Limitations on reproductive success in endemic Aquilegia viscosa (Ranunculaceae) relative to its widespread congener A. vulgaris: the interplay of herbivory and pollination. Oecologia 142: 212-220 PDF

Lavergne S & Molofsky J (2004) Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.), as a biological model in the study of plant invasions. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 23: 415-429 PDF

Thuiller W, Lavorel S, Midgley GF, Lavergne S, Rebelo AG (2004) Relating plant traits and species distributions along bioclimatic gradients for 88 Leucadendron species in the Cape Floristic Region. Ecology 85: 1688-1699 PDF

Lavergne S, Thompson JD, Garnier E, Debussche M (2004) The biology of endemic and widespread plants: a comparative study of trait variation in 20 congeneric pairs. Oikos 107: 505-518 PDF

Lavergne S (2004) Les espèces végétales rares ont-elles des caractéristiques écologiques et biologiques qui leur sont propres ? Application à la conservation de la flore en Languedoc-Roussillon. Acta Botanica Gallica 151 (3): 319-323 PDF

Lavergne S, Garnier E, Debussche M (2003) Do rock endemic and widespread plant species differ under the Leaf-Height-Seed plant ecology strategy scheme ? Ecology Letters 6: 398-404 PDF