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Sonia Kéfi

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Work interests

I am an ecologist interested in ecosystem complexity and how the architecture of ecological systems drives emergent properties such as stability and resilience. I combine theoretical models and data analysis from various ecosystems to address these questions. My research aims at contributing to the fundamental understanding of stability and resilience of natural systems, but also has goals in application, and in particular, in the development of practical tools to better anticipate ecosystem responses to future environmental change.

Keywords :

Ecosystems – Stability – Catastrophic shifts – Ecological networks – Facilitation

Additional roles and responsibilities :

– Coordinator of the “Environmental changes, spatio-temporal dynamics, eco-evolution” (CHANGE) scientific department at ISEM
– Since 2019: F1000 faculty
– Since 2019: Member of the scientific committee of the CESAB, Montpellier
– Since 2014: Member of the steering committee of the national research group TheoMoDive (Theory and Modeling of Biodiversity)
– Since 2013: Member of the steering committee of the national research group Statistical Ecology

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.