Projet Feux | UMR SPE 6134
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Lila Ferrat


Senior lecturer

Section: 67

Tel: +33 (0)4 95 45 02 43


Fire Project, UMR SPE CNRS  6134

Univ-corse logo PhD in Ecology, Population Biology, Plant Physiology


Research fields

  • The responses of forest ecosystems to environmental upheavals.
  • The impact of heat stress on forest ecosystems.




Since joining the fire team in 2005, my research work has focused on studying the responses of certain forest species to different levels of integration, in particular Pinus laricio, which can teach us about the life force of forest ecosystems so as to provide reliable tools in terms of environmental management.

The response these species has provided in the face of a disturbance of the environmental conditions has been observed in various situations such as risks to plant health, changes in terms of the occupation of land, climate change, and more specifically, prescribed burning.

Prescribed burning can be considered as an excellent forest management tool, however, the consequences thereof on the life force of the tree layer and biodiversity of the undergrowth has seen it remain a controversial topic.

In order to provide some clarity, we have followed numerous projects focusing on prescribed burning in natural conditions and nurseries, and the impact it has on the physiological, morphological and ecological levels, together with fire metrology tools used (more details ->here).

The author of 24 international publications, she has taken part in 34 international conferences.



Significant publications

Cannac M., Pasqualini V., Greff S., Fernandez C., Ferrat L., 2007. Characterization of phenolic compounds in Pinus laricio needles and their responses to prescribed burning. Molecules, 12: 1614-1622.


Cannac M., Barboni T., Ferrat L., Bighelli A., Castola V., Costa J., Trecul D., Morandini F., Pasqualini V., 2009. Oleoresin flow and chemical composition of Pinus nigra supsp laricio Corsican pine in response to prescribed burnings. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1247-1254.


Cannac M., Pasqualini V., Barboni T., Morandini F., Ferrat L., 2009. Phenolic Compounds of Pinus laricio Needles: A Bioindicator of the Effects of Prescribed Burning in function of Season. Science of the Total Environment. 407: 4542-4548.


Cannac M., Ferrat L., Morandini F., Barboni T., Pasqualini V., 2011. Identification and changes of flavonoids in Pinus laricio needles after prescribed burnings. Chemoecology. 21(1): 9-17.


Pasqualini V., Oberti P., Vigetta S., Riffard O., Panaïotis C., Cannac M., Ferrat L, 2011. A GIS-based multicriteria evaluation for aiding risk management Pinus pinaster Ait. forests: A case study in Corsican island, Western Mediterranean region. Environmental Management. 48(1): 38-56.

Lavoir A. V., Ormeno E., Pasqualini V., Ferrat L., Greff S., Lecareux C., Vila B., Mevy J-P., Fernandez C., 2013. Does Prescribed Burning Affect Leaf Secondary Metabolites in Pine Stands? Journal of Chemical Ecology: 39(3): 398-412.


Sanz A., Fernandez C., Mouillot F., Ferrat L., Istria D., Pasqualini V., 2013. Long-Term Forest Dynamics and Land-Use Abandonment in the Mediterranean Mountains, Corsica, France. Ecology and Society: 18(2): 38.

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