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François Keck

My name is François Keck.

I'm an ecologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. 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.


Freshwater biomonitoring in the Information Age.

Keck F., Vasselon V., Tapolczai K., Rimet F. & Bouchez A., 2017. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, 266–274.

Can we predict diatoms herbicide sensitivities with phylogeny? Influence of intraspecific and interspecific variability.

Esteves S.M., Keck F., Almeida S.F.P., Figueira E., Bouchez A. & Rimet F., 2017. Ecotoxicology , 1‑13.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.


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