As a botanist and naturalist my main research interests are the taxonomy, phylogenetics and diversification of flowering plants. I completed my PhD at Paris Natural History Museum in 2012 where I became passionate about plants’ evolution.
Among other research interests, I am working (1) on the diversification of the mega-diverse genus Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) in Madagascar, (2) on the largest endemic family in Madagascar (Sarcolaenaceae), and (3) on the spiny solanums (Solanaceae) of Tropical Asia.
I have also general interest in the evolution of crop wild relatives and in the drivers of plant domestication. In particular, I am investigating the evolutionary context of the brinjal eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and its closest wild relatives.
I am teaching botany (diversity and adaptation of terrestrial plants) in Licence 1 and 3 (undergraduate level) of Biology at Paris-Sud University. I am also contributing to a university degree with professional training in sustainable urban landscape management (Paris-Sud University/National Museum of Natural History/School du Breuil).
In addition, I am involved in courses at the University of Rennes 1 (Master 2 bioinformatics; postgraduate level) and the National Museum of Natural History (Master 1 plant biodiversity; postgraduate level) on phylogenetics and human/plant historical relationship.
Scientific community involvements
- Reviewer for scientific journals: Acta Botanica Gallica, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Candollea, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, PeerJ, PhytoKeys, Phytotaxa, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Systematic Botany, Webbia
- Member of the board of the UK Systematics Association (SA): (1) Co-organizer of the yearly ‘Young Systematists Forum’ (YSF); (2) Jury member for the ‘Systematics Research Fund’ (SRF) delivered by the Systematics Association and the Linnean Society