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Since septembre 2004, CNU section 68

Ecology – Plant Biology


Teaching activities

Licence: General Ecology, Biodiversity, Functional Ecology, Phytosociology, Geographic information system (GIS), Teledetection.

Master: Landscape Ecology, GIS, Climate change and impacts on trees and forests, Influence of the environment on plants, Phytosociology et Phytoecology, Environmental Ecology.


Team research

ARCHE, Ecophysiology axis


Topic research

Study of the sanitary and physiological state of trees in a context of forest dieback, through measures of tree growth and carbohydrate storage in woody tissues.

Study of the relationships between water use efficiency, drought tolerance and productivity of hybrid poplars. The efficiency of water use is addressed via isotopic discrimination measured in different organs and biochemical compounds.

Study of black poplar regeneration on the banks of the Loire River through the criteria of water use efficiency and thermotolerance involved in the survival of this species.


Educational training

2003-2004 : Post-doctorate at the Higher Institute of Agronomy of the University of Lisbon in collaboration with Paris XI - Orsay University, under the direction of Manuela Chaves. Use of stable isotopes in the study of the carbon function of Mediterranean oaks (Quercus ilex and Q. suber).

2000-2002 : ATER at Paris XI-Orsay University, under the direction of Eric Dufrêne.

1998-2002 : Doctorate from the University Paris XI - Orsay, realized in collaboration between the INRA of Nancy and the University Paris XI - Orsay, under the direction of Gilbert Aussenac. Analysis and modeling of forest stand carbon fluxes to understand the growth of two broadleaved species Quercus petraea and Fagus sylvatica.

1996-1997 : DEA "Ecology" from the Paris XI University / Paris VI / INA - PG, realized at the INRA of Nancy in collaboration with the University Paris XI - Orsay, under the direction of JF Picard. Dendrochronology and modeling: two complementary approaches to understanding forest growth in the long term.



15- Vincent-Barbaroux C., Berveiller D., Lelarge-Trouverie C., Maia R., Máguas C., Pereira J., Chaves MM., Damesin C. (2019) Carbon use strategies in stem radial growth of two oak species, one Temperate deciduous and one Mediterranean evergreen: what can be inferred from seasonal variations in the 13C of the current year ring? Tree Physiology, in press.

14- Feinard-Duranceau M., Berthier A., Vincent-Barbaroux C., Marin S., Lario F.-J., Rozenberg P. (2018) Plastic response of four maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) families to controlled soil water deficit. Annals of Forest Science 75: 47.

13- Sallé A., Jerger R., Vincent-Barbaroux C., Baubet O., Dahuron D., Bourgerie S., Lieutier F. (2018) Tree-killing aphid dramatically reduces bark contents in carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds. Forest Ecology and Management 407: 23-30.

12- Dillen S-Y., Monclus R., Barbaroux C., Bastien C., Ceulemans R., Dreyer E., Villar M., Brignolas F., Marron N. (2011) Is the ranking of poplar genotypes for leaf carbon isotope discrimination stable across sites and years in two different full-sib families? Annals of Forest Science 68(7): 1265-1275.

11- Chamaillard S., Fichot R., Vincent-Barbaroux C., Bastien C., Depierreux C., Dreyer E., Villar M., Brignolas F. (2011) Variations in bulk leaf carbon isotope discrimination, growth and related leaf traits among three Populus nigra L. populations. Tree Physiology, 31 (10): 1076-10.

10- Tcherkez G., Schäufele R., Nogués S., Piel C., Boom A., Lanigan G., Barbaroux C., Mata C., Elhani S., Hemming D., Maguas C., Yakir D., Badeck F., Griffiths H., Schnyder H., Ghashghaie J. (2010) On the 13C/12C isotopic signal of day and night respiration at the mesocosm level. Plant, Cell & Environment, 33 (6): 900-913.

9- Monclus R.; Villar M.; Barbaroux C.; Bastien C.; Fichot R.; Delmotte F.; Delay D.; Petit J-M.; Bréchet C.; Dreyer E.; Brignolas F. (2009) Productivity, water-use efficiency and tolerance to moderate water deficit correlate in 33 poplar genotypes from a Populus deltoides x Populus trichocarpa F1 progeny. Tree physiology; 29(11): 1329-39.

8- Davi H., Barbaroux C., François C., le Dantec V., Dufrêne E. (2009) The fundamental role of reserves and hydraulic constraints in predicting LAI and carbon allocation in forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 349-361.

7- Davi H., Barbaroux C., Dufrêne E., François C., Montpied P., Bréda N., Badeck F. (2008) Modelling leaf mass per area in forest canopies as affected by prevailing radiation conditions. Ecological modelling 211: 339-349.

6- Bonhomme L., Barbaroux C., Monclus R., Morabito D., Berthelot A., Villar M., Dreyer E., Brignolas F. (2008) Genetic variation in productivity, leaf traits and carbon isotope discrimination in hybrid poplars cultivated on contrasting sites. Annals of Forest Sciences 65: 503.

5- Monclus R., Dreyer E., Villar M., Delmotte F., Delay D., Petit J-M., Barbaroux C., Le Thiec D., Brechet C., Brignolas F. (2006) Impact of drought on productivity and water use efficiency in 29 genotypes of Populus deltoides x Populus nigra. New Phytologist 169: 765-777.

4- Damesin C., Barbaroux C., Berveiller D., Lelarge C., Chaves M., Maguas C., Maia R., Pontailler J-Y. (2005) The carbon isotope composition of CO2 respired by trunks : comparison of four sampling methods. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 19: 369-374.

3- Davi H., Dufrêne E., Granier A., Le Dantec V., Barbaroux C., François C., Bréda N. (2005) Modelling carbon and water cycles in a Beech forest. Part II: Validation of the main processes from organ to stand scale. Ecological modelling 185: 387-405.

2- Barbaroux C., Bréda N., Dufrêne E. (2003) Distribution of aboveground and belowground carbohydrate reserves in adult trees of two contrasting broad-leaved species (Quercus petraea and Fagus sylvatica). New Phytologist 157: 605-615.

1- Barbaroux C., Bréda N. (2002) Contrasting distribution and seasonal dynamics of carbohydrate reserves in stem wood of adult ring-porous sessile oak and diffuse-porous beech trees. Tree Physiology 22: 1201-1210.