Jean-Yves Meyer

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a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Rare species Support vector machines (SVM) Random forests (RF) Biodiversity Digital elevation model (DEM) Vegetation mapping It is critical to know accurately the ecological and geographic range of rare and endangered species for biodiversity conservation and management. In this study, we used support vector machines (SVM)(More)
Continental tropical ecosystems are generally viewed as less vulnerable to biological invasions than island ones. Their apparent resistance to invasive alien species is often attributed to their higher native biota diversity and complexity. However, with the increase of human activities and disturbances and the accelerate rate of introductions of plant(More)
BACKGROUND The mass extirpation of the island of Moorea's endemic partulid tree snail fauna, following the deliberate introduction of the alien predator Euglandina rosea, represents one of the highest profile conservation crises of the past thirty years. All of the island's partulids were thought to be extirpated by 1987, with five species persisting in(More)
The land planarian Platydemus manokwari de Beauchamp, 1963 or "New Guinea flatworm" is a highly invasive species, mainly in the Pacific area, and recently in Europe (France). We report specimens from six additional countries and territories: New Caledonia (including mainland and two of the Loyalty Islands, Lifou and Maré), Wallis and Futuna Islands,(More)
Success of biological control programs is commonly assessed by studying the direct negative impacts of released agents on the target invasive species. Very few quantitative studies have focused on the indirect positive effects on native biodiversity. In this study, we monitored the response of the plant community (both native and alien species) in permanent(More)
Biotic homogenization caused by the invasion of non-native (alien) species is recognized as one of the main drivers of biodiversity erosion in island ecosystems. Conservation on islands is also often challenged by limited data on the distribution of remaining native habitats and threatened native and endemic species. We combine botanical survey data and(More)
Miconia calvescens is a small tree native to rainforests of tropical America where it is uncommon. First described around 1850, it was introduced to European tropical greenhouses then distributed to tropical botanical gardens all over the world because of its horticultural success. M.c. was introduced as an ornamental plant in the Society Islands and the(More)
Invasive alien species (IAS) are one of the most serious threats to the rich and unique biodiversity of the 13 French overseas territories (FOTs) scattered across three oceans and two continents. To address this critical issue, a dedicated Initiative has been conducted since 2005, with the support of a large panel of national and local experts and(More)
Introduced plants with fleshy fruit can alter the dietary decisions of frugivorous birds in their novel ranges by producing fruit of higher quality or by producing fruit in greater abundance. We used fruit choice experiments with wild-caught captive Red-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus cafer) on the tropical Pacific island of Moorea, French Polynesia, to(More)
Miconia calvescens D.C. appears in the list “100 of the world’s worst invasive alien species”, devised by the IUCN. It is considered the worst plant pest in Hawaii and French Polynesia. This species has also invaded the rain forest of Australia, New Caledonia and Sri Lanka, where it is extremely difficult to eradicate. To assess the susceptibility to(More)
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