Benjamin will be working on a LABEX BCDIV (Diversités biologiques et culturelles : Origines, Evolution, Interactions, Devenir) sponsored project in collaboration with Colin Fontaine at CESCO (UMR7204) on linking fruit traits, tree diversity and animal-plant interaction networks in Asian tropical rainforests.

This project started in 2015 with LABEX BCDIV Mission in Thailand aiming at measuring the  "Impact of disturbances on functional diversity of seed dispersers in SouthEast Asia".

Nonetheless, due to technical problems, the project changed to evaluate the effect of reduced-impact logging on tree regeneration in a managed tropical rain forest.