I have directed or collaborated in several literature review and conceptual synthesis projects. The work of literature review always precedes the scientific work, but organizing it beyond a simple compilation of the literature is an approach that implies a global vision and an intellectual projection that has strongly contributed to feed and renew my scientific creativity. The work of conceptual synthesis goes further than the work of review because it organizes the state of knowledge in a general framework and proposes in addition new avenues of research; they were often the starting point of my research projects.

These works have also always been human experiences where the path taken collectively was more enriching than its outcome through scientific publication.

This willing to contribute to collective effort on synthesis was my principal motivation in taking the lead of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Montpellier. My task at CESAB is more to help others do the synthesis work by finfing the funding opportunities and organizing the scientific coordination of the center but I still feed on this extraordinary collective energy and creativity.

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OTHER TOPICS: Aesthetics of Biodiversity, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning, Biogeography, Macroecology & Ecophylogenetics, Experimental Evolution, Functional Biogeography, Functional Rarity, Metacommunities, Metaecosystems, Trophic Biogeography & Metaweb

Munoz F, Klausmeier CA, Gauzere P, Kandlikar PG, Litchman E, Mouquet N, Ostling A, Thuiller W, Algar AC, Auber A, Cadotte MW, Delalandre L, Denelle P, Enquist BJ, Fortunel C, Grenie M, Loiseau N, Mahaut L, Maire A, Mouillot D, Pimiento C, Violle C, and Kraft NJB (2023) The ecological causes of functional distinctiveness in communities Ecology Letters, DOI:10.1111/ele.14265

Machicao J, A Ben Abbes, L Meneguzzi, PLP Correa, A Specht, R David, G Subsol, D Vellenich, R Devillers, S Stall, N Mouquet, M Chaumont, L Berti-Equille, and D Mouillot (2022) Mitigation Strategies to Improve Reproducibility of Poverty Estimations From Remote Sensing Images Using Deep Learning. Earth and Space Science 9:e2022EA002379.

Srivastava SD, Winter M, Gross LJ, Metzger JP, Baron JS, Mouquet N, Meagher T, Halpern BS & Pillar VD (2021) Maintaining momentum for collaborative working groups in a post-pandemic world. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-021-01521-0

Mouillot D, Loiseau N, Grenie M, Algar AC, Allegra M, Cadotte MW, Casajus N, Denelle P, Gueguen N, Maire A, Maitner M, McGill BJ, McLean M, Mouquet N, Munoz F, Thuiller T, Villeger S, Violle C and, Auber A (2021) The dimensionality and structure of species trait spaces. Ecology Letters, doi:10.1111/ele.13778

Warren B.H., R.E. Ricklefs, C. Thebaud, D. Gravel, & Mouquet, N. (2019). How consideration of islands has inspired mainstream ecology: links between the theory of island biogeography and some other key theories. In: Goldstein, M.I. and DellaSala, D.A. Encyclopedia of the Worlds Biomes: Islands and Atolls. Elsevier, Oxford.

Tribot, A.S, Deter, J, & Mouquet, N. (2018). Integrating the aesthetic value of landscapes and biological diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20180971, doi:0.1098/rspb.2018.0971

Violle, C., Thuiller, W., Mouquet, N., Munoz F., Kraft N.J.B., Cadotte M.W., Livingstone S.W., Grenie M., Mouillot D. (2017). Functional Rarity: The Ecology of Outliers. Trends in Ecology and Evolution,32,356-367, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.02.002

Massol, F., Altermatt, F., Gounand, I., Gravel, D., Leibold, M.A. and Mouquet, N. (2017). How life-history traits affect ecosystem properties: effects of dispersal in meta-ecosystems. Oikos,126,532-546, doi:10.1111/oik.03893

Mouquet N. , Lagadeuc, Y., Devictor, V., Doyen, L., Duputie, A., Eveillard, D., Faure, D., Garnier, E., Gimenez, O., Huneman, P., Jabot, F., Jarne, P., Joly, D., Julliard, R., Kefi, S., Kergoat, G.J., Lavorel, S., Le Gall, L., Meslin, L., Morand, S., Morin, X., Morlon, H., Pinay, G., Pradel, R., Schurr, F.M., Thuiller, W. and Loreau, M. (2015). Predictive Ecology in a Changing World. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 1293-1310, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12482

Hubert, N., Calcagno, V., Etienne, R.S. and Mouquet N. (2015). Metacommunity speciation models and their implications for diversification theory. Ecology Letters, 18, 864-881, doi:10.1111/ele.12458

Warren, B.H., Simberloff, D., Ricklefs, R.E., Aguilee, R., Condamine, F.L., Gravel, D., Morlon, H., Mouquet N., Rosindell, J., Casquet, J., Conti, E., Cornuault, J., Fernandez-Palacios, J.M., Hengl, T., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Sanmartin, I., Strasberg, D., Triantis, K.A., Valente, L.M., Whittaker, R.J., Gillespie, R.G., Emerson, B.C., Thebaud, C. (2015). Islands as model systems in ecology and evolution: prospects fifty years after MacArthur-Wilson. Ecology Letters, 18, 200-217, doi:10.1111/ele.12398

Thuiller, W., Munkemuller, T, Lavergne, S., Mouillot, D., Mouquet, N., Schiffers, K. and Gravel, D. (2013).A road map for integrating eco-evolutionary processes into biodiversity models. Ecology Letters, 16, 94-105, doi:10.1111/ele.12104

Loreau, M., Daufresne, T., Gonzalez, A., Gravel, D., Guichard, F., Leroux, S.J., Loeuille, N., Massol, F. and Mouquet, N. (2013). Unifying sources and sinks in ecology and Earth sciences. Biological Review, 88, 365-79, doi:10.1111/brv.12003

Mouquet N., Gravel D., Massol F. and Calcagno V. (2013). Extending the concept of keystone species to communities and ecosystems. Ecology Letters, 16, 1-8, doi:10.1111/ele.12014

Poisot T., Canard E., Mouillot D., Mouquet N. and Gravel D. (2012). The dissimilarity of species interaction networks. Ecology Letters, 15, 1353-1361, doi:10.1111/ele.12002, suppl. mat., R package

Mouquet N., Devictor V., Meynard C.N., Munoz F., Bersier L.F., Chave J., Couteron P., Dalecky A., Fontaine C., Gravel D., Hardy O.J., Jabot F., Lavergne S., Leibold M., Mouillot D., Munkemuller T., Pavoine S., Prinzing A., Rodrigues A.S.L., Rohr R.P., Thebault E. and Thuiller W. (2012). Ecophylogenetics: advances and perspectives. Biological Reviews, 87, 769-785, doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2012.00224.x

Poisot T., Canard E., Mouquet N. and Hochberg M.E. (2012). A comparative study of ecological specialization estimators. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 537-544, doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00174.x

Gravel D., Massol F., Canard E., Mouillot D. and Mouquet N. (2011). Trophic theory of island biogeography. Ecology Letters, 14, 1010-1016, doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01667.x

Logue J.B., Mouquet N., Hannes Peter H., Hillebrand H., and The Metacommunity Working Group*. (2011). Empirical approaches to metacommunities: a review and comparison with theory. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26, 482-491, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2011.04.009 * Priscilla Declerck, Andreas Flohre, Stephan Gantner, Nils Gulzow, Paul Hortnagl, Sandra Meier and Bert Pecceu.

Massol F., Gravel D., Mouquet N., Cadotte M.W., Fukami T. and Leibold M.A. (2011). Linking community and ecosystem dynamics through spatial ecology. Ecology Letters, 14, 313-323, doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01588.x

Lavergne S., Mouquet N., Thuiller W., and Ronce O. (2010). Biodiversity and Climate Change: Integrating Evolutionary and Ecological Responses of Species and Communities. The Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics , 41,321-350, doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102209-144628

Devictor V., Clavel J., Julliard R., Lavergne S., Mouillot D., Thuiller W., Venail P., Villeger S. and Mouquet N. (2010). Defining and measuring ecological specialization. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 14-25, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01744.x

Gonzalez A., Mouquet N., and Loreau M. (2009). Biodiversity as spatial insurance: the effects of habitat fragmentation and dispersal on ecosystem functioning. In: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Ecosystem Services (eds. Naeem S, Bunker D, Hector A, Loreau M & Perrings C). Oxford University Press, Oxford

Mouquet N., Hoopes M.F., and Amarasekare P. (2005). The world is patchy and heterogeneous! Trade-off and source sink dynamics in competitive metacommunities. In : Metacommunities: Spatial dynamics and ecological communities. Eds M. Holyoak, M A. Leibold and R. Holt. Chicago University Press.

Holyoak M., Leibold M.A., Mouquet N., and Holt R.D. (2005). Metacommunities: A framework for large-scale community ecology. In : Metacommunities: Spatial dynamics and ecological communities. Eds M. Holyoak, M A. Leibold and R. D. Holt. Chicago University Press.

Loreau M., Mouquet N., and Holt R.D. (2005). From metacommunities to meta-ecosystems. In : Metacommunities: Spatial dynamics and ecological communities. Eds M. Holyoak, M A. Leibold and R. D. Holt. Chicago University Press.

Chase J., Amarasekare P., Cottenie K., Gonzalez A., Holt R., Holyoak M., Hoopes M.F, Law R., Leibold M.A., Loreau M., Mouquet N., Shurin J., and Tilman D. (2005). Competing theories for competitive metacommunities. In : Metacommunities: Spatial dynamics and ecological communities. Eds M. Holyoak, M A. Leibold and R. D. Holt. Chicago University Press.

Miller T.E., Burns J.H., Munguia P., Walters E.L., Kneitel J.M., Richards P.M., Mouquet N. and Buckley H.L. (2005). A Critical Review of Twenty Years' Use of the Resource-ratio Theory. American Naturalist, 165, 439-448, doi:10.1086/428681

Leibold M.A., Holyoak M., Mouquet N., Amarasekare P., Chase J., Hoopes M., Holt R., Shurin J.B., Law R., Tilman D., Loreau M., and Gonzalez A. (2004). The metacommunity concept: A framework for multi-scale community ecology. Ecology letters, 7, 601-613, doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00608.x

Loreau M., Mouquet N. and Holt, R. (2003). Meta-ecosystems: a framework for a spatial ecosystem ecology. Ecology Letters, 6, 673-679, doi:10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00483.x