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Scientist (IR) at INRA UMR BAGAP

Phone: +33 2 23 48 70 46 • Email:

Address: INRA Centre Bretagne-Normandie, UMR 0980 BAGAP, 65 rue de St Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Expertise: Landscape Ecology

Keywords: Ecological network, French greenways policy, Landscape management, Biodiversity



Current Research Topics

I currently work on several projects in collaboration with different partners from numerous institutes (academic, regional and local authorities, territorial agencies, NGOs, etc.) related to the implementation of the Green and Blue infrastructure. These works mainly focus on the identification and the analysis of ecological networks and their policy implementation in French territories.

Current Projects
  • Analysis of the evolution of hedgerows for three French departments crossed by a high speed railway.
  • LÉGUER BOCAGE: Relations between biodiversity and hedgerows and implementations on the catchment area of the Léguer river
  • CHEMINS: The Green and Blue Infrastructures: Which arguments, levers and methods to provide stakeholders to implement them in rural landscape at the infra-regional scale?
  • ACE Aquitaine: Notebook for territorial agencies on landscape approaches related to the policy implementation of ecological networks on rural territories


Scientific Papers

Afonso E, Tournant P, Foltete JC, Giraudoux P, Baurand PM, Roue S, Canella V, Vey D, Scheifler R. 2016. Is the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) exposed to causes that may have contributed to its decline ? A non-invasive approach. Global Ecology and Conservation. 8 : 123–137.

Afonso E., Baurand, P.-E., Tournant, P., & Capelli, N. 2014. First amplification of DNA from Eimeria hessei in the lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) and its phylogenetic relationships with Eimeria species from bats and rodents. Experimental Parasitology. 139, 58-62.

Tournant P., Afonso E., Roué S., Giraudoux P., Foltête J.-C. 2013. Evaluating the effect of habitat connectivity on the distribution of the lesser horseshoe bat using landscape graphs. Biological Conservation. 164 : 39-49.

Ph.D. Thesis

Tournant P. 2013. Landscape effects on spacial and genetic distribution of lesser horseshoe bat colonies. Ph.D. in Ecology. Franche-Comté University. Besançon. 214 p.