Perla Farhat

Position: Doctoral Researcher

Team: Evolution of angiosperms

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 360, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex



Email: perla.farhat (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My research field is polyploidy and hybridization in Land plants (more specifically in gymnosperms) and more broadly plant genome evolution. Also, I have experience in the ecological restoration and plant conservation.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Career path

  • 2016 – Present: PhD thesis, Genetic exploration of Juniper polyploidy in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Adaptive Values and evolutionary implications. Saint Joseph University, Lebanon and Paris Sud University, France.
  • 2017: Guest Editor in Plant Sociology Journal for ECOPLANTMED international conference proceedings. Volume 54 (1) – Suppl.1- June 2017.
  • 2016: Laboratory and field assistant at Saint Joseph University, Course: Plant Biology (second year biology).
  • 2014-2015: Research assistant in ECOPLANTMED project; Ecological use of native plants for environmental restoration and sustainable development in the Mediterranean region. At Saint Joseph University- Mar roukoz.
  • 2014: Master 2 (Research) in Applied Plant Biotechnology, Lebanese University, Hadat.
  • 2013: Master 1 in Life Science and Environment, Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Fanar, Lebanon.
  • 2012: Bachelor in biology, Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Fanar, Lebanon.
Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


  • Perla Farhat, Oriane Hidalgo, Thierry Robert, Sonja Siljak-Yakovlev, Ilia J. Leitch, Robert Adams, Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat. The surprising discovery of frequent polyploidy in the conifer genus Juniperus (Cupressaceae). February 2019. Submitted to New Phytologist ID NPH-MS-2019-29362.
  • Perla Farhat, Sonja Siljak-Yakovlev, Robert P. Adams, Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Thierry Robert. Genome size variation and polyploidy in the geographical range of Juniperus sabina (Cupressaceae). February 2019. Submitted to Botany Letters ID TABG-2019-0028.
  • Robert Adams, Perla Farhat, Lulëzim Shuka, Sonja Siljak-Yakovlev. (2018). Discovery of Juniperus sabina balkanensis R. P. Adams and A. N. Tashev in Albania and relictual polymorphisms found in nrDNA. 100 (3): 187-194.
  • Book: Guide of Good Restoration Practices for Mediterranean Habitats. Publisher: Ecoplantmed, ENPI, CBC-MED, Editor: Marzo A, Herreros R & Zreik Ch. December 2015. (co-author).
  • Manual for the propagation of selected Mediterranean native plant species. Publisher: Ecoplantmed, ENPI, CBC-MED, Editor: Daniel BALLESTEROS; Francesca MELONI; Gianluigi BACCHETTA, November 2015. (co-author).