French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification
Cheptou Pierre Olivier - Membre du CSFD

Cheptou Pierre-Olivier

Senior Scientist at CNRS, UMR 5175 Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive à Montpellier (France). Plant Evolutionary Ecology.

Main activities

My research interest include the capacities of plant species to adapt to contemporary environmental changes. I have mainly studied the effects of fragmentation, pollinator decline and global warming on plant traits. Theoretical models of adaptation to “desert” type environments are classical models in evolutionary ecology (Bet hedging) on which I have worked theoretically. These models make it possible to formulate (general) predictions and to provide directions for applications. Such models have guided my approach to understand and demonstrate experimentally the changes in seed dissemination strategies in a fragmented urban environment in an annual species.

(Co-)author of the following CSFD document(s)
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desertif-Climate-eng
2008
- Other publications
Integrating the combat against desertification and land degradation into negotiations on climate change: a winning strategy
local-indicators-en
2012
- Indicators
Local impact indicators
land-degradation-neutrality-en
2016
- Topical issue
Publication of a new CSFD topical issue on Land degradation Neutrality
African-great-green-wall-ENG-2012
2012
- Topical issue
The African Great Green Wall project
CSFDletter2UNCCD_AGTE3may13
2013
- Other document
Comments of the Draft recommandations of the AGTE / UNCCD
Cornet-2002-Johannesburg-EN
2002
- Summary
Desertification and its relationship to the environment and development