International Journal of Ecosystem

The International Journal of Ecosystem (IJE) is a peer-reviewed journal publishes papers from original research in all areas of ecosystem structure and function as impacted by the changes in climate and land and water use and management practices in a given environment. In the aforementioned context the characterization of ecosystem structural components as community of plants, animals and smaller organisms that live, feed, reproduce and how they interact with each other in the same area or environment, their interdependency are essential for the improved understanding of the functioning of the structural components. The modifications in the structural components as impacted by human imposed changes and/or linked to climate changes are poorly understood and/or are not recorded after rigorous review. In aforementioned context the IJE provides a forum for discussion in the modifications in ecosystem structural components and the associated functions around the world, particularly from developing countries, aimed at the sustainable use of natural resources. Critical review articles are also welcome.

Matthieu Chauvat

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Ecosystem

Assistant Professor, Lab of Ecology ECODIV EA 1293, FED SCALE, University of Rouen, France

Research Areas

Soil ecology, Forest management & biodiversity, Functional ecology


2004Ph.Dsoil ecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
2000M.Scecology, University François Rabelais of Tours, France
1998B.Scecology, West Catholic University of Angers, France


2006-presentAssistant Professor at the lab of Ecology ECODIV EA 1293, Dept of Biology, University of Rouen, France
2005Lecturer, Dept of Biology, University of Rouen, France
2005Post doctoral fellow at the Dept of Animal Ecology, JLU Giessen, Germany
2000-2004Research Associate, Soil ecology Group, Dept of Animal ecology, JLU Giessen, Germany

Publications: Journals

[1]  M. Chauvat, J. Trap, G. Perez, P. Delporte, M. Aubert (In press). Assemblages of Collembola across a 130-year chronosequence of beech forest. Soil Organisms.
[2]  M. Chauvat, D. Titsch, A.S. Zaytsev, V. Wolters (2011). Changes in soil faunal assemblages during conversion from pure to mixed forest stands. For Ecol Manage. 262:317-324.
[3]  J. Trap, F. Bureau, A. Brêthes, B. Jabiol, J.F. Ponge, M. Chauvat, T. Decaëns, M. Aubert (2011). Does moder development along a pure beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) chronosequence result from changes in litter production or in decomposition rates? Soil Biol Biochem. 43:1490-1497
[4]  H. Dahms, S. Mayr, K. Birkhofer, M. Chauvat, E. Melichnova, V. Wolters, J. Dauber (2010). Contrasting diversity patterns of epigeic arthropods between grasslands of high and low agronomic potential. Basic and Applied Ecology 11:6-14.
[5]  M. Hedde, F. Bureau, M. Chauvat, T. Decaëns (2010). Mechanisms responsible for diversity-leaf degradation relationship within litter invertebrate experimental assemblages. Basic and Applied Ecology 11:35-44.
[6]  M. Chauvat, A.S. Zaytsev, E. Gabriel, V. Wolters (2009). How do soil fauna and soil microbiota respond to beech forest growth? Current Zoology 55:272-278.
[7]  M. Chauvat, J.F. Ponge, V. Wolters (2007). Humus structure during a spruce forest rotation: Quantitative changes and relationship to soil biota. Eur J Soil Science 58:625-631.
[8]  M. Chauvat, J. Dauber, V. Wolters (2007). Response of collembolan communities to land-use change and grassland succession. Ecography 30:183-192.
[9]  L. Caner, B. Zeller, E Dambrine, J.F. Ponge, M. Chauvat, C. Llanque (2004) Origin of the nitrogen assimilated by soil fauna living in decomposing beech litter. Soil Biol Biochem 36, 1861-1872.
[10]  M. Chauvat, A.S. Zaitsev, V. Wolters (2003). Successional changes in Collembola and soil microbiota during forest rotation. Oecologia 137:269-276.