Dr Anne Mimet

Dr Anne Mimet

Postdoc (UFZ - iDiv)

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 341 235 1970
Fax: +49 (0) 341 235 1939

Research interests

• Short and long-term impacts of land use (type and intensity) on functional and taxonomic biodiversity
• Ecological processes underlying land use impacts on biodiversity at different spatio-temporal scales
• Spatio-temporal dynamics of land uses and landscapes
• Understanding functional and multi-specific connectivity: linking connectivity to landscape characteristics and population size and distribution.


  • Toward a unifying perspective on land use change impacts on the biodiversity during the Holocene (Flexpool, iDiv - UFZ)
  • European project BACI: Toward a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index. Project website: http://baci-h2020.eu/index.php/



  • 2009- 2012: PhD in Ecology and Geography: Analyzing biodiversity response to anthropisation: Toward a landscape-centred approach. UMR CERSP, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, UMR LADYSS, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Thesis supervisors: Laurent SIMON (UMR LADYSS), Romain JULLIARD (UMR CERSP)
  • 2006-07 MSc of Environmental and rural Engineering - A framework to predict cropping land use. School of Agronomy of Rennes, France. Internship supervisor: Daniel AUCLAIR (UMR AMAP)
  • 2004-05 MSc of Ecology - Consequences of the urban heat island on the spring phenology of Platanus Acerifolia. University of Rennes 1, France – Climatology courses in University of Rennes 2, France. Intership supervisors: Hervé Quénol (UMR COSTEL), Françoise ROZE (UMR ECOBIO)

Professional Experience

April 2017 - Present, Postdoc: Toward a unifying perspective on land use change impacts on the biodiversity during the Holocene. Computational Landscape Ecology (UFZ), Biodiversity Conservation (iDiv). Supervisors: Ralf Seppelt and Henrique Pereira

Jan-Dec 2016, Postdoc: Disappearance of the richness-specialization relationship: A Resource - Stability framework to understand and interpret community response to environmental changes. EcoInformatics and Biodiversity group, Aarhus University, Danmark. Supervisor: Brody Sandel

Jan-Oct 2014, Postdoc: Using spatial modelling to assess multi-specific landscape connectivity. University of Franche-Comté, ThéMA Laboratory. Supervisors: Jean-Christophe Foltête and Céline Clauzel

Fev-Apr 2013, Postdoc: The respective part of private and public gardens in habitat availability and connectivity in Paris for P. Pipistrellus. UMR LADYSS. Supervisors : Richard RAYMOND and Laurent SIMON.

2009-2012 PhD Thesis.

2008-09, Engineer: Spatio-temporal evolution of agricultural pratices in Basse-Normandie between 1970 and 2008. French National Institut of Agronomy Research (UMR ASTER, INRA) in Mirecourt – Supervisors: Catherine Mignolet, Céline Schott

2006, Engineer: Identification of agricultural practices influencing the development of telluric pathogens of Daucus carota. French National Institut of Agronomy Research (UMR BIO3P, INRA, Rennes) – Supervisor: Françoise Montfort


Pellissier, V., Mimet, A., Fontaine, C., Svenning J.C., Couvet, D. 2017. Relative importance of the land-use composition and intensity for the bird community composition in anthropogenic landscapes. Ecology and Evolution. 7:10513 – 10535. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3534

Mimet, A., Clauzel, C., Foltête, J-C. 2016. Locating wildlife crossings for multispecies connectivity across linear infrastructures. Landscape Ecology. 31: 1955-1973. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-016-0373-y

Mimet, A., Pellissier, V., Houet, T., Julliard, R., Simon, L. 2016. A holistic landscape description reveals that landscape configuration changes more over time than composition : Implication for landscape ecology studies. PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0150111

Jeliazkov, A. Mimet, A., Chargé, R., Jiguet, F., Devictor, V., Chiron, F. 2016. Impacts of agricultural intensification on bird communities: new insights from a multi-level and multi-facet approach. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment. 216: 9-22

Mimet, A., Maurel, N., Pellissier, V., Simon, L., Julliard, R. 2014. Toward a unique landscape description for multi-species studies: A model comparison with common birds in a human-dominated French region. Ecological Indicators. 36: 19-32

Mimet, A., Raymond, R., Simon, L., Julliard, R. 2013. Can designation without regulation preserve land in the face of urbanization? A case study of ZNIEFFs in the Paris region. Applied Geography. 45: 342-352

Mimet, A., Houet, T., Julliard, R. Simon, L. 2013. Assessing functional connectivity: a landscape approach for handling multiple ecological requirements. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 4: 453-463

Quénol, H., Dubreuil, V., Mimet, A., Pellissier, V., Aguejdad, R., Clergeau, P0 &Bridier, S. 2010. Climat urbain et impact sur la phénologie végétale printanière. La Météorologie. 68 : 50-57

Mimet, A., Pellissier, V., Quénol, H., Dubreuil, V., Aguejdad, R. & Rozé, F. 2009. Urbanisation induces early flowering: evidences from Platanus acerifolia and Prunus cerasus. International Journal of Biometeorology. 53: 287 – 298