Eric Marcon

Eric Marcon

Researcher in Ecology



I am a researcher in Tropical Ecology with UMR Amap, a project manager with the research and innovation directorate of AgroParisTech and a coordinator of the BioGET course of the Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution master’s degree at AgroParisTech and Montpellier University.


  • Community Ecology
  • Tropical Forestry
  • Ecological Statistics
  • R development


  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (French qualification to supervise research) in Ecology, 2016

    University of French Guiana

  • PhD in Ecology, 2010


  • Post-Graduate Engineering School of Public Administration, 1999

    Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts

  • MSc in International Economics, 1999

    University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne

  • Graduate Engineering School of Forestry, 1990

    Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs des Travaux des Eaux et Forêts



Head of the Joint Research Unit Ecology of Guianan Forests


Jan 2010 – Aug 2020 French Guiana

Responsibilities included:

  • Research Administration
  • Management
  • Teaching (graduate and post-graduate students)
  • Research

Recent Publications



memoiR is an R package that provides templates to publish well-formatted documents both in HTML and PDF formats. Documents can be produced locally or hosted on GitHub, where GitHub actions can update the published documents continuously.


dbmss is an R package for simple computation of spatial statistic functions of distance to characterize the spatial structures of mapped objects, including classical ones (Ripley’s K and others) and more recent ones used by spatial economists (Duranton and Overman’s Kd, Marcon and Puech’s M).


entropart is an R package that provides functions to calculate $\alpha$, $\beta$ and $\gamma$ diversity of communities, including phylogenetic and functional diversity. Estimation-bias corrections are available.

Recent Posts