Main research question
In order to retrace such a story, I study different dimensions of the biodiversity of fauna and flora associated with Neogene hominoids.
I am expanding our knowledge of fossil record biases through the study of temporal variations in biodiversity.
I examine the spatial component of biodiversity by revitalizing the famous controversy that fuels assembly theories for decades: niche versus dispersion.
For this purpose I develop advanced computer tools: R function to correct biases, algorithm (PER-SIMPER) to determine the processes at the origin of assemblies.
Topics of study
I am focusing on palaeontological data from the African and Eurasian Neogenes on a large spatial and temporal scale to identify the environmental factors of hominoid dispersion between these continents.
My contribution in PALEVOPRIM projects corresponds to the scope of the ANR HADOC.
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Macroecological analysis of Cenozoic mammals in North America – in prep
Gibert C., Escarguel G. – « PER-SIMPER – a new tool for inferring community assembly processes from taxon occurrences – Global Ecology and Biogeography : Volume 28, Issue 3 March 2019, pp. 374-385.
Gibert C., Escarguel G. – “Evaluating the accuracy of biodiversity changes through geologic times: from simulation to solution” – The Paleontological Society: Volume 43, Issue 4 November 2017, pp. 667-692.
Macroécologie et macroévolution des mammifères cénozoïques d’Amérique du Nord : analyse et modélisation (2017) – Thèse de doctorat.