Bruno Herault


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in press

  • Guitet S, Sabatier D, Brunaux O, Couteron P, Denis T, ..., Vincent G. in press. Disturbance regimes drive the diversity of regional floristic pools across guianan rainforest landscapes. Scientific Reports.
  • Pilliet M, Joetzjer E, Barbier N, Belmin C, Chave J, ..., Poulter B. in press. Disentangling competitive versus climatic effects on tropical forest mortality. Journal of Ecology.


  • Barthe S, Binelli G, Herault B, Scotti-Saintagne C, Sabatier D, Scotti I, 2017. Tropical rainforests that persisted : inferences from the Quaternary demographic history of eight tree species in the Guiana shield. Molecular Ecology 26: 1161–1174.
  • Dejean A, Azémar F, Libert M, Compin A, Hérault B, ..., Corbara B, 2017. Ant-lepidopteran associations along African forest edges. The Science of Nature 104(1-2) : 7.
  • Dezecache C, Salles JM, Vieilledent G, Herault B. in press. Moving forward socio-economically focused models of deforestation. Global change Biology 23(9): 3484-3450.
  • Denis T, Richard-Hansen C, Brunaux O, Etienne MP, Guitet S, Herault B. in press. Biological traits, rather than environment, shape detection curves of large vertebrates in neotropical rainforests. Ecological Applications 27(5): 1564-1577.
  • Dezecache C, Faure E, Gond V, Salles JM, Vieilledent G, Hérault B. 2017. Gold-Rush in a Forested El Dorado : Deforestation Leakages and the Need for Regional Cooperation. Environmental Research Letters 12: 034013.
  • Goulamoussene Y, Bedeau C, Descroix L, Linguet L, Hérault B. 2017. Environmental control of natural gap size distribution in tropical forests. Biogeosciences 14: 353-364.
  • Grau O, Penuelas J, Ferry B, Freycon V, Blanc L, ..., Herault B. 2017. Nutrient-cycling mechanisms other than the direct absorption from soil may control forest structure and dynamics in poor Amazonian soils. Scientific Reports 7: 45017.
  • Joetzjer E, Pillet M, Ciais P, Barbier N, Schlund M, ... Poulter B. In press. Assimilating satellite-based canopy height within an ecosystem model to estimate above ground forest biomass. Geophysical Research Letters 44(13): 6823-6832.
  • Rejou-Mechain M, Tanguy A, Piponiot C, Chave J, Herault B. in press. BIOMASS : An R Package for estimating aboveground biomass and its uncertainty in tropical forests. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 8(9): 1163-1167.
  • Wagner F, Herault B, Rossi V, Hilker T, Maeda E, ... Aragao L. in press. Climate drivers of the Amazon forest greening. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180932.


  • Bonal D, Burban B, Stahl C, Wagner F, Hérault B, 2016. The response of tropical rainforests to drought—lessons from recent research and future prospects. Annals of Forest Science 73(1) : 27-44.
  • Coelho de Souza F, Dexter K, Phillips O, Brienen R, Chave J, ..., Baker T, 2016. Evolutionary heritage influences Amazon tree ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283, 20161587.
  • Dejean A, Orivel J, Azémar F, Hérault B, Corbara B, 2016. A cuckoo-like parasitic moth leads African weaver ant colonies to their ruin. Scientific Reports 6 : 23778.
  • Denis T, Hérault B, Jaouen G, Brunaux O, Guitet S, Richard-Hansen C, 2016. Black Curassow habitat relationships in terra firme forests of the Guiana Shield : a multiscale approach. The Condor 118 : 253-273.
  • Fargeon H, Aubry-Kientz M, Brunaux O, Descroix L, Gaspard R, ..., Herault B, 2016. Vulnerability of commercial tree species to water stress in logged forests of the Guiana shield. Forests, 7(105) : 1:21.
  • Fayad I, Baghdadi N, Bailly JS, Barbier N, Gond V, ..., Perrin J, 2016. Regional scale rain-forest height mapping using Regression-Kriging of Spaceborne and Airborne LiDAR data : Application on French Guiana. Remote Sensing, 8(3) : 240.
  • Fayad I, Baghdadi N, Guitet S, Bailly JS, Herault B, ..., Tong Minh DH, 2016. Aboveground biomass mapping in French Guiana by combining remote sensing, forest inventories and environmental data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 52 : 502-514.
  • Goulamoussene Y, Bedeau C, Descroix L, Deblauwe V, Linguet L, Hérault B. 2016. Weak environmental controls of tropical forest canopy height in the Guiana Shield. Remote Sensing 8 : 747.
  • Kunstler G, Falster D, Coomes DA, Hui F, Kooyman RM, ..., Westoby M. 2016. Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature 529 : 204-207.
  • Lamarre G, Hérault B, Fine PVA, Vedel V, Lupoli R, ..., Baraloto C, 2016. Taxonomic and Functional Composition of Arthropod Assemblages across contrasting Amazonian forests. Journal of Animal Ecology 85(1) : 227-239.
  • Liang J, Crowther TW, Picard N, Wiser S, Zhou M, ..., Reich PB. Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests. Science 354.
  • Piponiot C, Cabon A, Descroix L, Dourdain A, Mazzei L, ..., Herault B. A methodological framework to assess the carbon balance of tropical managed forests. Carbon Balance and Management 11(1) 15.
  • Piponiot C, Sist P, Mazzei L, Pena-Claros M, Putz J, ..., Hérault B, 2016. Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests. eLife 5 : e21394.
  • Rutishauser E, Herault B, Petronelli P, Sist P, 2016. Tree height reduction after selective logging in a tropical forest. Biotropica 48 : 285-289.
  • Wagner F, Hérault B, Bonal D, Stahl C, Anderson LO, ..., Aragao L, 2016. Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. Biogeosciences 13 : 2537-2562.


  • Aubry-Kientz M, Boreux JJ, Rossi V, Herault B, 2015. A joint individual-based model coupling growth and mortality reveals that tree vigour is a key component of tropical forest dynamics. Ecology and Evolution 5(12) : 2457–2465
  • Aubry-Kientz M, Rossi V, Wagner F, Hérault B, 2015. Identifying climatic drivers of tropical forest dynamics. Biogeosciences 12 : 5583-5596
  • Brienen RJW, Phillips OL, Feldpausch TR, Gloor E, Baker TR, ..., Vilanova E, Vos VA, Zagt RJ, 2015. Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink. Nature 519 : 344–348
  • Dejean A, Groc S, Hérault B, Rodriguez-Pérez H, Touchard A, ..., Corbara B, 2015. Bat aggregation mediates the functional structure of ant assemblages. Comptes Rendus Biologies 338 : 688-695
  • Fauset S, Johnson MO, Gloor M, Baker TR, Monteagudo AM, ..., Phillips OL, 2015. Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling. Nature Communications 6 : 6857
  • Guitet S, Hérault B, Molto Q, Brunaux O, Couteron P, 2015. Spatial structure of above-ground biomass at the landscape scale limits the accuracy of carbon mapping in rainforest. Plos One 10(9) : e0138456
  • Lamarre G, Bénéluz F, Decaens T, Hérault B, Mendoza I, Rougerie R, 2015. Stay out (almost) all night : contrasting responses in flight activity among tropical moth assemblages. Neotropical Entomology 44(2) : 109-115
  • Marcon E, Herault B, 2015. Entropart, an R package to measure and partition diversity. Journal of Statistical Software 67(8) : 1:26
  • Marcon E, Herault B, 2015. Decomposing phylodiversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(3) : 333–339.
  • Rossi V, Dolley T, Cornu G, Guitet S, Herault B, 2015. GuyaSim : un outil d’aide à la décision pour l’aménagement d’un territoire forestier, la Guyane. Bois & Forêts des Tropiques 326(4) : 67-78.
  • Rutishauser E, Hérault B, Baraloto C, Blanc L, Descroix L, ..., Sist P, 2015. Rapid tree carbon stock recovery in Amazonian managed forests. Current Biology 25(18) : R787-788
  • Sist P, Rutihauser E, Peña-Claros M, Shenkin A, Hérault B, ..., Vidal E, Wortel V, Yamada T, 2015. The Tropical managed Forests Observatory : addressing the future of tropical logged forests. Applied Vegetation Science 18(1) : 171-174
  • Talaga S, Delabie JHC, Dézerald O, Salas-Lopez A, Petitclerc F, ..., Dejean A, 2015. A bromeliad species reveals invasive ant presence in urban areas of French Guiana. Ecological Indicators 58(11) : 1-7


  • Flores O, Herault B, Delcamp M, Garnier E, Gourlet-Fleury S, 2014. Functional traits help predict post-disturbance demography of tropical trees. Plos One 9(9) : e105022
  • Guitet S, Sabatier D, Brunaux O, Herault B, Aubry-Kientz M, Molino J-F, Baraloto C, 2014. Estimating tropical tree diversity indices from forestry surveys : a method to integrate taxonomic uncertainty. Forest Ecology & Management 328 : 270-281
  • Hénaut Y, Corbara B, Pélozuelo l, Azémar F, Céréghino R, Herault B, Dejean A, 2014. A Tank Bromeliad Favors Spider Presence in a Neotropical Inundated Forest. Plos One 9(12) : e114592
  • Laurans M, Herault B, Vieilledent G, Vincent G, in press. Vertical stratification reduces competition for light in dense tropical forests. Forest Ecology & Management 329 : 79-88
  • Marcon E, Scotti I, Herault B, Rossi V, Lang G, 2014. Generalization of the partitioning of Shannon diversity. Plos One 9(3) : e90289
  • Molto Q, Herault B, Boreux JJ, Daullet M, Rousteau A, Rossi V, 2014. Predicting tree heights for biomass estimates in tropical forests. Biogeosciences 11 : 3121-3130
  • Réjou-Mechain M, Muller-Landau HC, Detto M, Thomas SC, Le Toan T, ..., Chave J, 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11 : 6827-6840
  • Wagner F, Rossi V, Aubry-Kientz M, Bonal D, Dalitz H, ..., Herault B, 2014. Pan-tropical analysis of climate effects on seasonal tree growth. Plos One 9(3) : e92337
  • Wagner F, Rossi V, Baraloto C, Bonal D, Stahl C, Herault B, 2014. Are commonly measured functional traits involved in tropical tree responses to climate ? International Journal of Ecology : 389409


  • Aubry-Kientz M, Herault B, Ayotte-Trepanier C, Baraloto C, Rossi V, 2013. Toward trait-based mortality models for tropical forests. Plos One 8(5) : e63678
  • Baraloto C, Molto Q, Rabaud S, Herault B, Valencia R, Blanc L, Fine P, Thompson J, 2013. Rapid simultaneous estimation of aboveground biomass and tree diversity across neotropical forests : a comparison of field inventory methods. Biotropica 45 : 288-298
  • Stahl C, Herault B, Rossi V, Burban B, Brechet C, Bonal D, 2013. Depth of soil water uptake by tropical rainforest trees during dry periods : does tree dimension matter ? Oecologia 173 : 1191-1201
  • Wagner F, Rossi V, Stahl C, Bonal D, Herault B, 2013. Asynchronism in leaf and wood production in tropical forests : a study combining satellite and ground-based measurements. Biogeosciences 10 : 7307-7321


  • Baraloto C, Herault B, Paine CET, Massot H, Blanc L, ..., Sabatier D, 2012. Contrasting taxonomic and functional responses of a tropical tree community to selective logging. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 : 861-870
  • Marcon E, Herault B, Baraloto C, Lang G, 2012. The decomposition of Shannon’s entropy and a confidence interval for Beta Diversity. Oikos 121 : 516-522
  • Royer M, Rodriguez AM, Stien D, Herbette G, Herault B, Beauchene J, Espindola LS, Thibaut B, 2012. Efficacy of Bagassa guianensis Aubl. extract against wood decay and human pathogenic fungi. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 70 : 55-59
  • Wagner F, Rossi V, Stahl C, Bonal D, Herault B, 2012. Water availability is the main climatic driver of neotropical tree growth. Plos One 7(4) : e34074


  • Baraloto C, Rabaud S, Molto Q, Blanc L, Fortunel C, ..., Fine P, 2011. Disentangling stand and environmental correlates of aboveground biomass in Amazonian forests. Global Change Biology 17 : 2677-2688
  • Bonal D, Ponton S, LeThiec D, Richard B, Ningre N, ..., Guehl J-M, 2011. Leaf functional response to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last century in two northern Amazonian tree species : an historical d13C and d18O approach using herbarium samples. Plant, Cell & Environment 34 : 1332-1344
  • Dejean A, Cereghino R, Carpenter JM, Corbara B, Herault B, ..., Bonal D, 2011. Climate change impact on Neotropical social wasps. PLoS ONE 6 : e27004
  • Hérault B, Bachelot B, Poorter L, Rossi V, Bongers F, ..., Baraloto C, 2011. Functional traits shape ontogenetic growth trajectories among rain forest tree species. Journal of Ecology 99 : 1431-1440
  • Paine CET, Baraloto C, Chave J, Hérault B, 2011. Functional traits of individual trees reveal ecological constraints on community assembly in tropical rain forests. Oikos 120 : 720-727
  • Wagner F, Hérault B, Stahl C, Bonal D, Rossi V, 2011. Modeling water availability for trees in tropical forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151 : 1202-1213


  • Baraloto C, Paine CET, Patiño S, Bonal D, Hérault B, Chave J, 2010. Functional trait variation and sampling strategies in species-rich plant communities. Functional Ecology 24 : 208-216
  • Baraloto C, Paine CET, Poorter L, Beauchêne J, Bonal D, ..., Chave J, 2010. Decoupling leaf and stem economics among neotropical trees. Ecology Letters 13 : 1338-1347
  • Coste S, Baraloto C, Leroy C, Marcon E, Renaud A, ... Hérault B, 2010. Assessing foliar chlorophyll contents with the SPAD-502 chlorophyll meter : a calibration test with thirteen tree species of tropical rainforest in French Guiana. Annals of Forest Science 67 : 607
  • Dejean A, Leroy C, Corbara B, Céréghino R, Roux O, ..., Boulay R, 2010. A temporary social parasite of tropical plant-ants improves the fitness of a myrmecophyte. Naturwissenschaften 97 : 925-934
  • Hérault B, Beauchêne J, Muller F, Wagner F, Baraloto C, Blanc L, Martin JM, 2010. Modeling decay rates of dead wood in a neotropical forest. Oecologia 164 : 243-251
  • Hérault B, Ouallet J, Blanc L, Wagner F, Baraloto C, 2010. Growth responses of neotropical trees to logging gaps. Journal of Applied Ecology 47 : 821:831
  • Rutishauser E, Wagner F, Hérault B, Nicolini EA, Blanc L, 2010. Contrasting above-ground biomass balances in a Neotropical rainforest. Journal of Vegetation Science 21 : 672-682
  • Wagner F, Blanc L, Rutishauser E, Hérault B, 2010. Effects of plot size and census interval on descriptors of forest structure and dynamics. Biotropica 42 : 664-671


  • Blanc L, Echard M, Hérault B, Bonal D, Marcon E, Chave J, Baraloto C, 2009. Dynamics of aboveground carbon stocks in a selectively logged tropical forest. Ecological Applications 19 : 1397-1404
  • Hérault B, Thoen D, 2009. How habitat area, local and regional factors shape plant assemblages in isolated closed depressions. Acta Oecologica 35 : 385-392
  • Trémolières M, Noël V, Hérault B, 2009. Phosphorus and nitrogen allocation in Allium ursinum on an alluvial floodplain (Eastern France). Is there an effect of flooding history ? Plant and Soil 324 : 279-289




  • Hérault B, Honnay O, 2005. The relative importance of local, regional and historical factors determining the distribution of plants in fragmented riverine forests - an emergent group approach. Journal of Biogeography 32 : 2069-2081
  • Hérault B, Honnay O, Thoen D, 2005. Evaluation of the ecological restoration potential of plant communities in Norway spruce plantations using a life-trait based approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 42 : 536-545


  • Hérault B, Bouxin G, Thoen D, 2004. Comparison of the regeneration patterns of woody species between Norway spruce plantations and deciduous forests on alluvial soils. Belgian Journal of Botany 137 : 36-46
  • Hérault B, Hiernaux P, 2004. Soil seed bank and vegetation dynamics in Sahelian fallows ; the impact of past cropping and current grazing treatments. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20 : 683-691
  • Hérault B, Thoen D, Honnay O, 2004. Assessing the potential of natural woody species regeneration for the conversion of Norway spruce plantations on alluvial soils. Annals of Forest Science 61 : 711-719


Book Chapters

  • Hérault B, Gourlet-Fleury S. 2016. Will Tropical Rainforests Survive Climate Change ? In Climate Change and Agriculture Worldwide (Eds Torquebiau E), pp 183-196. Springer Netherlands.
  • Blanfort V, Stahl C, Klumpp K, Falcimagne, R, Burban B, ..., Lecomte P. 2015. Les systèmes herbagers issus de déforestation en Amazonie française (Guyane). In Empreinte Carbone : Evaluer et Agir (eds Bourges B, Broc JS, Gourdon T), pp 155-170. Presses des Mines, Paris.
  • Hérault B, Gourlet-Fleury S. 2015. Les forêts tropicales humides résisteront elles au changement climatique ? In Changement climatique et agricultures du monde (Eds Torquebiau E), pp 171-184. Quae, Versailles.
  • Hérault B, Pétronelli P, 2015. Le dispositif expérimental de Paracou, une station de recherche exceptionnelle consacrée à l’étude du fonctionnement de l’écosystème forestier amazonien. In Nature guyanaise – 50 ans de progrès et de souvenirs (Eds Sanite L), pp 102-107. Orphie, Paris.
  • Honnay O, Hérault B, Bossuyt B, 2009. Opportunities and constraints of using understorey plants to set forest restoration and conservation priorities. In Setting conservation targets for managed forest landscapes (eds Jonsson BG, Villard MA), pp 227-243. Conservation Biology Series, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Thoen D, Hérault B, 2007. Plant species richness and regenerating potentialities in deciduous forests and spruce plantations of the Semois ardennaise floodplain (Belgium ; France). In Floodplain protection, restoration, management : Why and How ? (eds Trémolières M, Schnitzler A, Silan P), pp 137-145. Lavoisier SAS, Paris.


Conference Proceedings

  • Goulamoussène Y, Linguet L, Hérault B, 2014. Detection and Distribution of Natural Gaps in Tropical Rainforest. In American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014.
  • Wagner FH, Hérault B, Anderson LO, Rossi V, Aragão LE, 2014. Quantifying and Modelling the Seasonality of Pantropical Forest Net Primary Production Using Field Observations and Remote Sensing Data. In American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014.
  • Hérault B, Hiernaux P, 2003. Dynamic of annual rangelands in the Sahel : soil seed stock and germination pattern. In Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangeland Congress (eds Allsopp N, Palmer AR, Milton SJ, Kirkman KP, Kerley GIH, Hurt CR, Brown CJ), pp 2048-2050. Document Transformation Technologies, Durban
  • Hiernaux P, Hérault B, 2003. Influence of grazing regime by cattle on the soil seed stock and germination pattern in the annual rangelands of the Sahel. In Proceedings of the VII International Rangelands Congress (eds Allsopp N, Palmer AR, Milton SJ, Kirkman KP, Kerley GIH, Hurt CR, Brown CJ), pp 356-358. Document Transformation Technologies, Durban


Other Papers

  • Thoen D, Hérault B, 2006. Flore, groupes socio-écologiques et typologie des mardelles forestières de Lorraine belge et luxembourgeoise. Bulletin de la Société des Naturalistes luxembourgeois 107 : 3-25
  • Hérault B, Cucherat X, Parmentier E, 2003. Communautés végétales et curiosités botaniques de chemins creux de la vallée de la Dyle au sud-ouest de Leuven (Belgique). Dumortiera 80 : 29-34
  • Hérault B, 2001. Serapias vomeracea (N. L. Burman) Briquet 1910 réapparaît en Charente. Bulletin de la Société Botanique du Centre-Ouest 32 : 179-184




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