INRA University of Bordeaux / UMR Biogeco

Allée Geoffroy St Hilaire, CS 50023, Bât B2, 33615 Pessac cedex, France

Tel: 33 (0)5 40 00 36 64


annabel.porte_at_u-bordeaux.fr annabel.porte_at_pierroton.inra.fr


We are searching for a PhD student starting fall 2017. A grant is already available from Région Aquitaine (France) / Idex University of Bordeaux.


The project is to be working on forest communities to analyse the ecological and economic chanllenges related to tree species shifts as a consequence of global change (climate change, invasive species) and mitigation practices such as assisted migration. The project will use large databases analyses and modelling.


Master or engineer student with large skills and interests in quantitative ecology with statistical or modelling experience is required.

English required, French / Spanish not compulsary


For more information, you can contact us sending CV / letter and have a look at the attached file (file).


contact annabel.porte@u-bordeaux.fr / marta.benito@gmail.com



Sierra de Gador (España)


I am a full time research forest ecologist at the INRA institute, and head of the Functional Ecology and Genomics lab (EGF) in the Biogeco Research Unit.


Water stress

Currently, I'm working on the vulnerability to water stress of tree species: I'm analysing the photosynthetic response to extreme drought comparing several broadleaved species. I'm also characterising the intra-specific variability of photosynthesis in Maritime pine. In 2014, this project was part of the Master project of Maialen Urkiola (Universidad de Vigo) and in 2015, part of the Master project of Justine Laoue.

Invasive trees

I started working on invasive trees several years ago. Invasive trees are perfect model species to analyse rapid evolution and disentangle the genetic and environmental determinisms of phenotypic traits. I also work with a more applied approach to assess invasion risks and help managers. In 2015, we started a project involving the PhD project of Nastasia Merceron working on the evolution and local adaptation of Quercus rubra.

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