CE02 - Milieux et biodiversité : Terre vivante

Advanced statistical modelling of ecological networks – EcoNet

Submission summary

The project is devoted to the development of statistical methods specifically designed for analysing different types of ecological networks: trophic, mutualistic, competition or antagonistic and host-parasite systems. We propose to create a unique consortium of researchers combining applied statisticians with long-standing experience on life-science modeling and ecologists at the forefront of their domain to tackle the challenges posed by the advanced statistical modeling of ecological networks. Our proposal includes 1) integrating space and time dimensions in ecological networks modeling and developing tools for the comparison of networks along environmental gradients; 2) integrating multiple types of interactions, taking advantage of covariate information (such as species traits, distributions, phylogenies and environmental variables) when available; 3) incorporating sampling effects in our analyses and 4) providing predictions on ecosystem response to environmental changes.

Project coordination

Catherine Matias (Laboratoire de Probabilités, Statistiques et Modélisations)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


Evo-Eco-Paleo Evolution, Ecologie et Paléontologie
IEES Institut d'écologie et des sciences de l'environnement de Paris
ISEM Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier
LPSM Laboratoire de Probabilités, Statistiques et Modélisations
MIA-Paris Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées

Help of the ANR 516,132 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2018 - 48 Months

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