CIRAD Montpellier




Montpellier SupAgro, bâtiment 12, 2 place Viala
34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, Montpellier, France
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My research is centered on improving our understanding of the determinism of carbon, water and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems at various temporal and spatial scales.

To this aim, I use both statistical and process-based ecophysiological models, in combination with a variety of data sources (e.g., leaf-level physiological measurements, eddy-covariance towers, satellite-derived radiation budget, forest inventories and biometric data).

Specifically, my current research topics include:

  • The environmental drivers of forest productivity and within-tree carbon allocation at seasonal to pluri-annual time scales
  • The effects of management on forest carbon and water budgets
  • The effects of functional trait diversity on the productivity and resilience of forest ecosystems

In my current position at CIRAD, I am particularly interested in the biogeochemical processes that regulate short and long term productivity and biosphere-atmosphere interactions in eucalypt plantations, and influence the sustainability of such tropical planted forests in a context of climate change


2016 Researcher at CIRAD

2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate (BALI Project) in the team of Prof. Mathew Williams, University of Edinburgh.

2015 Ph.D. in Ecophysiology, University of Paris-Sud, France (Supervision : Dr Eric Dufrêne and Dr Nicolas Delpierre).

2012 Master’s degree in theoretical ecology,  AgroParisTech/ ENS / University of Paris-Sud, France.

2012 Master’s degree in Forest Engineering, AgroParisTech - ENGREF, France.


Delpierre N, Vitasse Y, Chuine I, Guillemot J, Bazot S, Rutishauser T, Rathgeber CBK (2015) Temperate and boreal forest tree phenology: from organ-scale processes to terrestrial ecosystem models. Annals of Forest Science, doi: 10.1007/s13595–015–0477–6.

Guillemot J (2015) Productivity and carbon allocation in European forests: a process-based modelling approach. Phd Thesis. 236 pp.

Guillemot J, Delpierre N, Vallet P et al. (2014) Assessing the effects of management on forest growth across France: insights from a new functional–structural model. Annals of Botany, 114, 779–793.

Guillemot J, Klein EK, Davi H, Courbet F (2015) The effects of thinning intensity and tree size on the growth response to annual climate in Cedrus atlantica: a linear mixed modeling approach. Annals of Forest Science, 1–13.

Guillemot J, Martin-StPaul NK, Dufrêne E, François C, Soudani K, Ourcival JM, Delpierre N (2015) The dynamic of the annual carbon allocation to wood in European tree species is consistent with a combined source–sink limitation of growth: implications for modelling. Biogeosciences, 12, 2773–2790.



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