Adaptive Mechanisms : from Organisms to Communities                        
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Pierre-Michel FORGET

Professor MNHN-PhD Thesis UPMC (1988),HDR UPMC (1999)
Adjunct Director UMR 7179 CNRS-MNHN
Leader Team ECOTROP
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4 av. du Petit Château, 91800 Brunoy, France

International relations and Tropical Ecology

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Main research themes  :
 Ecology, Management and Conservation of diversity of animal and plant communities in tropical rainforests : impacts of natural and anthropogenic perturbances on animal-plant relationships.

Current research program :
       Ecology and diversity of Carapa trees in Africa and America. Phenology in French Guiana. Effect of forest fragmentation on frugivores and seed dispersal in Afromontane forest.

Keywords : Central Africa, French Guiana, Carapa, Rodents, Tropical Rainforests, Frugivores and Seed Dispersal

Publications :

Laurance WF et al. (216 authors incl. Forget, P-M.). 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas, Nature, 2012; DOI: 10.1038/nature11318.

Jansen, PA, Forget P-M. – 2012 – Predatory Publishers and Plagiarism Prevention. Science 336, 1380-1380.

Paine, C ET, Norden N, Chave J, Forget PM, Fortunel C, Dexter KG, Baraloto C – 2012 – Phylogenetic density dependence and environmental filtering predict seedling mortality in a tropical forest. Ecology Letters 15, 34-41.

Forget P-M, Jordano P, Böhning-Gaese K, Lambert, Joanna E. , Traveset A, Wright SJ (Eds) – 2011a – Frugivores and seed dispersal: mechanisms and consequences for biodiversity of a key ecological interaction. Acta Oecologica, Special volume 37 (6) 517-682.

Forget P-M, Jordano P, Lambert JE, Bohning-Gaese K, Traveset A, Wright SJ - 2011b – Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (1985-2010); the ‘seeds’ dispersed, established and matured. Acta Oecologica, 37 (6) 517-520.

Jordano P, Forget P-M, Lambert JE, Böhning-Gaese K, Traveset A, Wright SJ – 2011 – Frugivores and seed dispersal: mechanisms and consequences for biodiversity of a key ecological interaction. Biology Letters 7, 321-323

Norconk M, Boinski S, Forget P-M – 2011 – Primates in 21st Century Ecosystems: Does Primate Conservation Promote Ecosystem Conservation? American Journal of Primatology 73, 3-8

Nyiramana A, Mendoza I, Kaplin BA, Forget P-M - 2011 - Evidence for seed dispersal by rodents in tropical montane forest in Africa. Biotropica 43 (6) 654-657.

Ratiarison S, Forget P-M - 2011- Fruit availability, frugivore satiation and seed removal in 2 primate-dispersed tree species. Integrative Zoology 6, 178-194.

Vanthomme H, Belle B & Forget P-M – 2010 - Bushmeat hunting alters recruitment of large-seeded plant species in Central Africa. Biotropica 42: 672-679.

Weber N, Birnbaum P, Forget PM, Gueye M, Kenfack D - 2010. L’huile de carapa (Carapa spp., Meliaceae) en Afrique de l’Ouest: utilisations et implications dans la conservation de l’environnement. FRUITS 65 (6) 343-354.

Jordano P, Forget P-M, Lambert, J E, Böhning-Gaese K, Traveset A, Wright SJ  - 2010- Frugivores and seed dispersal: mechanisms and consequences for biodiversity of a key ecological interaction. Biology Letters, 00, 1-3 on line.

Guèye M, Kenfack D, Forget PM – 2009 - Importance socio-culturelle, potentialités économiques et thérapeutiques du Carapa (Meliaceae) au Sénégal. Pages 357-366 In Systematics and conservation of African plants. Royal Botanic Garden, Kew edited by X. van der Burgt, J. van der Maese & J.-M (eds).

Forget PM, - 2009 - ATBC Honorary Fellows Louise H. Emmons, Ph. D. Biotropica   41(1): 137-137.

Forget PM, Poncy O, Thomas R, Hammond DS, Kenfack D - 2008 - A new species of Carapa (Meliaceae) from Central Guyana. Brittonia 61(4) 301-402.

Lermyte C, Forget PM - 2009. Rapid assessment of dispersal failure and seedling recruitment of large-seeded non-timber forest products trees in a tropical rainforest. Tropical Conservation Science 2(4)404-424.

Norden N, Chave J, Belbenoit P, Caubère A, Châtelet P, Forget P-M, Riéra B, Viers J. & Thébaud C – 2009 - Interspecific variation in seedling responses to seed limitation and habitat conditions for 14 Neotropical woody species. Journal of Ecology 97:186-197.

Forget PM, Cuijpers L – 2008 - Survival and scatterhoarding of frugivores-dispersed seeds as a function of forest disturbance. Biotropica 40: 380-385.

Chave J, Olivier J, Bongers F, Châtelet P, Forget PM, van der Meer P, Norden N, Riéra B, Charles-Dominique P – 2008 - Above-ground biomass and productivity in a rain forest of eastern South America. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24, 355-366.

Forget, PM. – 2008 - . Editeur site web. 5th International symposium-workshop on frugivores and seed dispersal. Association ATBC2008

Forget, PM, Kenfack, D. - 2008 – Editeurs site web portail du Carapa. MNHN.

Forget PM, Dennis AJ, Jansen PA, Kitamura S, Lambert JE,  Mazer SJ, Westcott DA -2007- Relation between seed allometry and frugivore size in tropical rain forests : a cross-continental comparison. Pages 5-36. In Seed dispersal: theory and its application in a changing world edited by A. J. Dennis, R. A. Green, E. W. Schupp and D. A. Westcott. Appendix I et II (pp 628-652).

Forget PM, Jansen PA - 2007 - Hunting increases dispersal limitation in the tree Carapa procera, a Nontimber forest product. Conservation Biology 21: 106-113.

Baraloto C, Forget PM – 2007 - Seed mass, seedling morphology and response to deep shade and damage among French Guianan rain forest trees. American Journal of Botany 94: 901-911.

Norden N, Chave J, Caubère A, Châtelet P, Ferroni N, Forget PM, Thébaud C – 2007 - Is temporal variation of seedling communities determined by environment or by seed arrival? A test in a neotropical forest. Journal of Ecology 95: 507-516.

Norden N, Chave J, Belbenoit P, Caubère A, Châtelet P, Forget PM, Thébaud C – 2007-  Mast fruiting is a frequent strategy in woody species of Eastern South America. PlosOne 10:1-9.

Hammond DS, Gond V, de Thoisy B, Forget PM, DeDijn B – 2007-  Causes and consequences of a tropical forest gold rush in the Guiana Shield, South America. AMBIO 36: 661-670.

Forget, PM. – 2007- . Editeur site web. Annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.  Association ATBC2008.

Articles with 100+ citations

Forget PM – 1990 – Seed-dispersal of Vouacapoua americana (Caesalpiniaceae) by caviomorph rodents in French Guiana. Journal of Tropical Ecology 6, 459-468. (107, Average Citations per Year: 4.65)

Forget P-M, Milleron T – 1991 – Evidence for secondary seed dispersal in Panama. Oecologia 87, 596-599. (102, Average Citations per Year: 4.64)


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