Antoine Guisan

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Faculty of Biology and Medicine

Department of Ecology and Evolution (DEE)
Groupe Guisan
Position(s) : Full Professor
Quartier UNIL-Sorge
Bâtiment Biophore
Office : 4301
CH-1015 Lausanne
Téléphone : 021 692 42 54

Faculty of Geosciences and Environment

Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST)
Position(s) : Full Professor
Quartier UNIL-Mouline
Bâtiment Géopolis
Office : 3114
CH-1015 Lausanne
Téléphone : 021 692 36 15

Groupe de recherche
Ecospat - Spatial Ecology Group


Climate change
Plant ecology
Species distribution
Species Distribution Models (SDMs)

Scientific distinctions and prizes

Reuters’ Hot List of world’s 1000 most influential climate change scientists 2021

We wanted to know: Who are the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying the climate, knowing that their work may go unheeded and do little to avert a climate catastrophe? And how do they deal with it? As one of them said: “I have a mountain of data on my shoulders, but I feel so powerless.” Even the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the enormous challenges the scientists confront. Echoing divisive skirmishes over climate change, politics and science have done battle, as some governments appeared to dismiss or minimize established research on the virus’ spread. And despite a drop of 7% in emissions last year as the world ground almost to a halt, carbon dioxide levels continued to rise and are higher than at any point in human history. No year was hotter than 2020. It’s a reminder that even as the tumultuous events of the past year grabbed headlines, climate change relentlessly thrummed in the background. The Siberian tundra is thawing as the Arctic sees record-breaking temperatures. Australia and California have burned, and will burn again. Tropical storms are bigger and stronger than ever.
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Distinguished Fellow Award of the International Biogeography Society (IBS) 2022

The International Biogeography Society is pleased to announce its newly selected Distinguished Fellows of 2022!
One of them is Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne.
Fellows are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to the mission of our scientific society through excellence in basic research and exceptional service to the field of biogeography. Biogeographers use data and approaches from many disciplines within the physical and natural sciences, and by analysing how species and environments interact, biogeography provides a scientific basis for predicting future range changes and contributes insights to conservation biology. community ecology, and species diversity. The Distinguished Fellow award is a senior career award to people who have made an important contribution over time. Thus, nominees will normally have been engaged in the profession for 10 years or more, and will have engaged with the International Biogeography Society (as a member or meeting attendee) for a year or more.
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Recipient : Antoine Guisan Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in ‘Ecology & Evolution’ 2022

On April 18, 2022, released the 1st edition of the annual ranking for top scientists in the area of ecology and evolution science. This list of leading scholars is designed to offer the academic community more visibility and exposure to the influential research contributions made by those at the forefront of ecology and evolution science. For the 2022 edition of the ranking, more than 166,000 scientist profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph have been examined with several indicators and metrics reviewed in order to consider each scientist’s inclusion in the ranking. The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered was set to 30 if most of their publications were in the field of ecology and evolution science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, the proportion of contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists.
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in ‘Ecology/Environment’ 2021

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers: Recognizing the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000. Antoine Guisan was listed continuously as Highly Cited researcher since 2014.
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Essential Science Indicator: 2nd most cited scientist in ‘Ecology/Environment’ 2015

Antoine Guisan was ranked 2nd most cited scientist in the field 'Ecology/Environment' in the Web of Science (
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Thomson Reuters (TR) Honors Australia's Leaders in Research and Innovation 2015

The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, current_date is honouring 43 Australians (including Antoine Guisan) and eight institutions leading scientific research and innovation in Australia at the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation & Innovation Awards, held current_date at the University House at the Woodward in Melbourne. Eleven Australian Research Groups have been selected to receive Citation Awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research. In addition, Eight Australian organisations have been recognised for their excellence in innovation.
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

6th most cited scientist in ‘Plant Science’, Lab Times Ranking 2013

Link to Lab Times ranking 2013
Recipient : Antoine Guisan

9th most cited scientist in ‘Climate Change’, Science Watch 2010

From Science Watch: In our Special Topic on Climate Change research over the past decade, the work of Dr. Antoine Guisan ranks at #9 by total citations and #12 by cites per paper, based on 26 papers cited a total of 2,040 times. According to Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, Dr. Guisan's record includes 55 papers, the majority of which are classified under Environment & Ecology, cited a total of 3,074 times between January 1, 1999 and August 31, 2009.

To examine highly cited research on climate change over the last decade, Science Watch turned to a special extraction of Thomson Reuters-indexed literature, based on such keywords as "global warming," "climate change," "human impact," and other pertinent terms, in journal articles published and cited between 1999 and the spring of 2009. This search produced upwards of 28,000 papers. From this set, Science Watch identified the most-cited institutions, authors, and journals.

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Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Co-recipient (with >200 authors) of Peace Nobel Prize, as Lead Author in IPCC/WGII 2007 2007

Recipient : Antoine Guisan

Hot Paper in ‘Ecology/Environment’, Thomson Reuters/Institute for Sc. Information (ISI) 2003

Recipient : Antoine Guisan

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