I am interested in adaptation. I study various host-parasite interactions and am branching into the study of mutualisms. My main interest is in the evolution of exploitation strategies – how parasites exploit their hosts and how hosts and mutualists exploit each other.
I work on a variety of systems, most of them plants and some kind of microbe (fungi, oomycetes, bacteria) but also plants and pollinators and cuckoos and their host species. I also maintain an active interest in the evolution of reproductive systems or breeding systems, mainly in flowering plants.
I am currently director of the doctoral school ED 567: “Sciences du Végétal”
Key words: adaptation, host-parasite interactions, plant-mutualist and plant-pollinator interactions, reproduction system or breeding system evolution