Charlène Guillaumot

About me

I did my PhD in ecological modelling from January 2017 to October 2021 at ULB (with a co-supervision in Dijon, France at the Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté). I studied ecological models applied in Southern Ocean case studies. The aim of my thesis was to evaluate the limits of different modelling methodologies that describe species ecological niches. Methods included Species Distribution Models (SDM), Dynamic Energy Budget models (DEB), Lagrangian dispersal models and the integration of several of these approaches (SDM and DEB ; experimental observations with model predictions…).

The PhD thesis manuscript is available here.



PhD student


  1. Polar biogeography
  2. Ecophysiology
  3. Species and Trait distribution models
  4. Dynamic Energy Budgets


Danis, B., Wallis, B., Guillaumot, C., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Heindler, F. M., Robert, H., Christiansen, H., Jossart, Q., & Saucède, T. (2022). Nimble vessel cruises as a complementary platform for Southern Ocean biodiversity research: concept and preliminary results from the Belgica 121 expedition. Antarctic Science, 1–7.
Dulière, V., Guillaumot, C., Lacroix, G., Saucède, T., López‐Farran, Z., Danis, B., Schön, I., & Baetens, K. (2022). Dispersal models alert on the risk of non‐native species introduction by Ballast water in protected areas from the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Diversity and Distributions, ddi.13464.
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a detailed biodiversity census. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9, e70590.
Guillaumot, C., Martin, A., Eleaume, M., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). SDMPlay: Species Distribution Modelling Playground.
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Jossart, Q., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). The Belgica 121 expedition to the Western Antarctic Peninsula: a high resolution biodiversity census [Preprint]. Biodiversity Data Journal.
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Species distribution modelling of the Southern Ocean benthos: a review on methods, cautions and solutions. Antarctic Science, 1–24.
Fabri-Ruiz, S., Guillaumot, C., Agüera, A., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Using correlative and mechanistic niche models to assess the sensitivity of the Antarctic echinoid Sterechinus neumayeri to climate change. Polar Biology.
López‐Farrán, Z., Guillaumot, C., Vargas‐Chacoff, L., Paschke, K., Dulière, V., Danis, B., Poulin, E., Saucède, T., Waters, J., & Gérard, K. (2021). Is the southern crab Halicarcinus planatus (Fabricius, 1775) the next invader of Antarctica? Global Change Biology, gcb.15674.
Arnould-Pétré, M., Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., Féral, J.-P., & Saucède, T. (2021). Individual-based model of population dynamics in a sea urchin of the Kerguelen Plateau (Southern Ocean), Abatus cordatus, under changing environmental conditions. Ecological Modelling, 440, 109352.
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2021). Modelling the response of Antarctic marine species to environmental changes. Methods, applications and limitations. [Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Bourgogne Franche Comté].
Guillaumot, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Selecting environmental descriptors is critical for modelling the distribution of Antarctic benthic species. Polar Biology.
Moreau, C., Jossart, Q., Danis, B., Eléaume, M., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Downey, R., & Saucède, T. (2020). The high diversity of Southern Ocean sea stars (Asteroidea) reveals original evolutionary pathways. Progress in Oceanography, 102472.
Guillaumot, C., Moreau, C., Danis, B., & Saucède, T. (2020). Extrapolation in species distribution modelling. Application to Southern Ocean marine species. Progress in Oceanography, 188, 102438.
Guillaumot, C., Saucède, T., Morley, S. A., Augustine, S., Danis, B., & Kooijman, S. (2020). Can DEB models infer metabolic differences between intertidal and subtidal morphotypes of the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna (Strebel, 1908)? Ecological Modelling, 430, 109088.
Féral, J.-P., Poulin, E., González-Wevar, C. A., Améziane, N., Guillaumot, C., Develay, E., & Saucède, T. (2019). Long-term monitoring of coastal benthic habitats in the Kerguelen Islands: a legacy of decades of marine biology research.
Guillaumot, C., Artois, J., Saucède, T., Demoustier, L., Moreau, C., Eléaume, M., Agüera, A., & Danis, B. (2019). Broad-scale species distribution models applied to data-poor areas. Progress in Oceanography, 175, 198–207.
Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F. M., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert, H., Wallis, B., & Saucède, T. (2019). Report of the Belgica 121 expedition to the West Antarctic Peninsula.
Moreau, C., Mah, C., Agüera, A., Améziane, N., Barnes, D., Crokaert, G., Eléaume, M., Griffiths, H., Guillaumot, C., Hemery, L. G., Jażdżewska, A., Jossart, Q., Laptikhovsky, V., Linse, K., Neill, K., Sands, C., Saucède, T., Schiaparelli, S., Siciński, J., … Danis, B. (2018). Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database. ZooKeys, 747, 141–156.
Guillaumot, C., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Martin, A., Eléaume, M., Danis, B., Féral, J.-P., & Saucède, T. (2018). Benthic species of the Kerguelen Plateau show contrasting distribution shifts in response to environmental changes. Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6210–6225.
Agüera, A., Ahn, I.-Y., Guillaumot, C., & Danis, B. (2017). A Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model to describe Laternula elliptica (King, 1832) seasonal feeding and metabolism. PLOS ONE, 12(8), e0183848.
Saucède, T., Guillaumot, C., Michel, L. N., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Bazin, A., Cabessut, M., García-Berro, A., Mateos, A., Ridder, C. D., Dubois, P., Danis, B., David, B., Lepoint, G., Motreuil, S., Poulin, E., & Féral, J.-P. (2017). Modelling species response to climate change in sub-Antarctic islands: echinoids as a case study for the Kerguelen Plateau. 22.
Guillaumot, C., Martin, A., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Eléaume, M., & Saucède, T. (2016). Echinoids of the Kerguelen Plateau – occurrence data and environmental setting for past, present, and future species distribution modelling. ZooKeys, 630, 1–17.
Danis, B., VanReusel, A., de Putte, A. V., Garcia, A. A., Roukaerts, A., Bourg, B. L., David, B., Moreau, C., de, C., Guillaumot, C., Volckaert, F., Pasotti, F., Dehairs, F., Maximilian, F., Leuven, K., Lepoint, G., Christiansen, H., George, I., Michel, L., … Giglio, S. D. (n.d.). Ecosystem Responses to global change: a multiscale approach in the Southern Ocean (p. 77).


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