Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences)/Curator of Birds
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité
UMR 7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE
Equipe Biogéographie, phylogéographie, systématique et conservation.
57 Rue Cuvier, CP51
F-75005 Paris, France
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I am interested in a range of primary questions in evolutionary biology related to spatial and temporal patterns and processes of bird diversification, from higher-level phylogeny to phylogeography and population genetics, species accumulation across time and biomes, character evolution and genes involved in speciation and adaptation.
Most of my projects take place in Asia, Madagascar and the Afrotropics, where I am trying to understand the relative importance of dispersal and vicariance in generating the extant level of endemism in these regions, as well as describing the processes of in situ diversification within each of these regions. A last component of my research aims to identify genes or genomic regions involved in reproductive isolation and/or adaptation using hybrid zones identified in previous projects.
2010-June 2012. Post-doctorate Associate. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California. In collaboration with Dr. David P. Mindell (NSF) and Dr. John P. Dumbacher (CAS).
2007-2009. Post-doctorate Associate. Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology-DST-NRF Centre of Excellence, UCT, South Africa and Museum of Vertebrate Zoology- UC Berkeley. In collaboration with Prof. Timothy M. Crowe (UCT) and Prof. Rauri C.K. Bowie (MVZ-UC, Berkeley).
2003-2006. Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6. Supervisor Eric Pasquet (MNHN) .
Field work in five biogeographic realms and twelve countries (France, Lao RDP, Cambodia, Vietnam, Guatemala, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mozambique, South Africa). Familiar with bird and trapping, blood sampling, biometric measurements, and preservation of avian museum specimens in the field.
Acta Zoologica Sinica, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Emu, Evolution, Gene, Ibis, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Heredity, Journal of Ornithology, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Journal of Zoology, Malimbus, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, National Research Foundation, South Africa, Ostrich, Zoologica Scripta.
Associate Editor : Ibis (April 2010-March 2014).
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