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Dr. Laure Gallien - Personal Homepage

Organisational unit Landscape Dynamics
Dynamische Makroökologie
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi HV D 11
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2516
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
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I am currently a post-doctoral researcher on invasion ecology at the WSL in Birmensdorf with Nick E. Zimmermann.

During my PhD with Wilfried Thuiller and Sébastien Lavergne I aimed at linking several facets of invasion ecology: large scale patterns, community ecology and rapid evolution, through a variety of modeling tools. 

Now, I will attempt to explore invasions through other approaches such as macro-evolution and succession ecology.

Here is my personal website:



10. Münkemüller, T. &  Gallien, L. VirtualCom: A simulation model for eco-evolutionary community assembly and invasion.

9. Gallien, L., Thuiller, W., Fort, N., Boleda, M., Alberto, F., Rioux, D.,  Lainé, J. & Lavergne, S. Evidence for rapid, genetically-based, climatic niche expansion in an invasive (annual) weed.


8. Gallien, L., Mazel, F., Lavergne, S., Roquet, C., Renaud, J., Douzet, R. & Thuiller, W. (In press) Disentangling the relative importance of different community assembly rules to understand invasion success in Alpine plant communities. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-014-0803-1. PDF

7. Gallien, L., Carboni, M., Münkemüller, T. (2014) Identifying the signal of environmental filtering and competition in invasion patterns – a contest of approaches from community ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5, 1002-1011. PDF

6. Münkemüller, T., Gallien, L., Lavergne, S., Renaud, J., Roquet, C., Dullinger, S., Guisan, A., Lenoir, J., Svenning, J.C., Vittoz, P., Willner, W., Wohlgemuth, T., Zimmermann, N.E. & Thuiller, W. (2013) Scale decisions can reverse conclusions on community assembly processes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 620-632. PDF

5. Chalmandrier, L., Münkemüller, T., Gallien, L., de Bello, F., Mazel, F., Lavergne, S. & Thuiller, W. (2013) A family of null models to disentangle habitat filtering vs. biotic interactions from functional diversity patterns. J. of Vegetation Science, 24, 853-864. PDF

4. Carboni, M., Münkemüller, T., Gallien, L., Lavergne, S., Acosta, A & Thuiller, W. (2013) Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis: scale matters in coastal plant communities. Ecography, 36, 560-568. PDF

3. Gallien, L., Douzet, R., Pratte, S., Zimmermann, N.E. & Thuiller, W. (2012) Invasive species distribution model - How violating the equilibrium assumption can create new insights. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 1126-1136. PDF

2. Gallien, L., Münkemüller, T., Albert, C.H., Boulangeat, I. & Thuiller, W. (2010) Predicting potential distributions of invasive species: where to go from here? Diversity and Distributions, 16, 331-342. PDF

1. Thuiller W., Gallien, L., Boulangeat, I., de Bello, F., Münkemüller, T., Roquet-Ruiz, C. & Lavergne, S. (2010) Resolving Darwin’s naturalization conundrum: a quest for evidence. Diversity and Distributions, 16, 461–475. PDF