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Corentin Abgrall

Corentin Abgrall
As a soil and functional ecologist, my interest is focused on the link between community-level traits of plants, soil organisms and how they reflect soil processes and ecosystem services. My research currently aims at understanding how anthropogenic nitrogen desposition affects boreal forest regeneration and the role of the belowground interactions between roots, soil microorganisms and the soil fauna in this process.


Ph.D. in Ecology. 2019. Université de Rouen, Laboratoire ECODIV, Rouen, France.

M.Sc. in Ecology. 2015. Université de Rouen, Faculté de Sciences et Techniques, Rouen, France.

B.Sc. in Biology. 2013. Université de Rouen, Faculté de Sciences et Techniques, Rouen, France.

Selected publications

Abgrall, C., Forey, E., & Chauvat, M. (2019). Soil fauna responses to invasive alien plants are determined by trophic groups and habitat structure: a global meta‐analysis. Oikos, 31, 350–360.

Abgrall, C., Forey, E., Mignot, L., & Chauvat, M. (2018). Invasion by Fallopia japonica alters soil food webs through secondary metabolites. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 127(September), 100–109.

Abgrall, C., Chauvat, M., Langlois, E., Hedde, M., Mouillot, D., Salmon, S., Winck, B., & Forey, E. (2017). Shifts and linkages of functional diversity between above- and below-ground compartments along a flooding gradient. Functional Ecology, 31(2), 350–360.


Postdoctor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå