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François Keck

My name is François Keck.

I'm an ecologist and postdoctoral researcher at INRA Hydrobiological Station of Thonon-les-Bains, on the shores of Lake Geneva. My research interests include dynamics of freshwater periphitic communities, biomonitoring with diatoms, statistical analysis and phylogenetics. I'm also a R-addict, crunching ecological data all day long and developping scripts and packages.


Can we predict nutrient limitation in streams and rivers?

Keck, F., Lepori, F., 2012. Freshwater Biology 57 (7), 1410-1421.

Effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on remote freshwater ecosystems.

Lepori, F., Keck, F., 2012. Ambio 41 (3), 235-246.

Linking diatom sensitivity to herbicide to phylogeny: A step forward for biomonitoring?

Larras F., Keck F., Montuelle B., Rimet F., Bouchez A., 2014. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (3), 1921-1930.

Separate treatment of hospital and urban wastewaters: A real scale comparison of effluents and their effect on microbial communities.

Chonova T., Keck F., Labanowski J., Montuelle B., Rimet F. & Bouchez A., 2016. Science of The Total Environment 542, 965–975.

Linking phylogenetic similarity and pollution sensitivity to develop ecological assessment methods: a test with river diatoms.

Keck F., Bouchez A., Franc A. & Rimet F., 2016. Journal of Applied Ecology 53, 856–864.

phylosignal: an R package to measure, test, and explore the phylogenetic signal.

Keck F., Rimet F., Bouchez A. & Franc A., 2016. Ecology and Evolution 6, 2774–2780.

Phylogenetic signal in diatom ecology: Perspectives for aquatic ecosystems biomonitoring.

Keck F., Rimet F., Franc A. & Bouchez A., 2016. Ecological Applications 26, 861–872.

R-Syst::diatom: an open-access and curated barcode database for diatoms and freshwater monitoring.

Rimet F., Chaumeil P., Keck F., Kermarrec L., Vasselon V., Kahlert M., et al., 2016. Database 2016, baw016.


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