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Maître de Conférences du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Chargée de conservation des Microalgues
Herbier National Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN)
Sorbonne Universités
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité<br>
Equipe Exploration, Espèces et Evolution (3E)
57 Rue Cuvier - CP39

75231 Paris Cedex 05 - France
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  •  Research interest :

  • My research interest focuses on ecology and evolution of macroalgae.
    My main goals are : i) to explore and assess the macro algal alpha, beta and gamma diversity by conducting comprehensive sampling strategies as well as integrative systematic approach combining morpho-anatomical and molecular characters ; ii) to investigate macroalgal communities patterns and how historical and contemporary processes, including global change, influence these patterns ; and iii) to study the history of algal herbaria with a particular interest on the spread of concepts and practices in the aim to foster diachronic studies of communities.

    Kallymenia crouaniorum, a recently described species (Robuchon et al. 2014), was uncovered during the course of a survey of the understory algal flora in the kelp forest of Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie in Brittany.

  •  Field Experience and Oceanographic expeditions :

  • Canada (2004-2007) : Bay of Fundy, Notherberland strait, St Lawrence river, New foundland ; Australia (2005) : South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania ; New Caledonia (2007) ; Europe (2007-2014) : English Channel, Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean Sea ; Madagascar (2008 & 2010), Guadeloupe (2012), Papua New Guinea (2012).

  •  Other responsabilities :

  • • Member of the implementation board of the Consortium for the Barcode Of Life
    • French representative on the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the International International Barcode of Life Initiative.
    • French representative in the Federation of European Phycological Societies
    • Co-leader of the Marine Macroalgal Initiative of International Consortium Initiative.
    • Co-editor of the special issue on DNA-barcoding of Cryptogamie Algologie (2010,32-4).
    • Editor in Chief of Cryptogamie Algologie since 2011.
    Member of the Société Phycologique de France

  •  Student supervising :

  • Post doc fellows :

    • Marine Robuchon April 2014 - 2015. Fellowship from Labex BcDiv. 200 years of changes in macro-algal communities of Brittany.
    • Viviana Peña - Freire October 2011 - October 2015. Fellowship from the Spanish Government & fellowship from Galician Xunta. Phylogeny of some taxa of the order Corallinales.
    • Toni Manghisi November 2010 - November 2011. Fellowship of the City of Paris “Assessment of Mediterranean Halymeniales and Sebdeniales biodiversity using an integrated taxonomy approach including DNA-barcoding.”

    PhD Thesis :

    • Marine Robuchon January 2011 - 2014 « Etude spatio-temporelle de la diversité des macroalgues marines des côtes françaises atlantiques : développement d’indices de suivi de la biodiversité ». Cosupervising with Myriam Valero.
    • Alexandre Geoffroy January 2009 - 2012 “Identification des espèces et des souches cultivées d’algues marines et estimation des ressources génétiques par des approches conjointes de barcoding et de génétique des populations. » Cosupervising with Cristophe Destombe.
    • Lucie Bittner. October 2006 - November 2009. “Phylogénie des Corallinales (Rhodophyta)” cosupervising with Claude Payri and Bruno de Reviers.
    • Julie Martin Lescanne. May 2006 - October 2009. « Phylogénie et phylogéographie du complexe Laurencia (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) cosupervising with Claude Payri, Bruno de Reviers and Florence Rousseau.
  •  Recent publications

  • - Rousseau F., Gey D., Kurihara A., Maggs C.A., Martin-Lescanne J., Payri C., De Reviers B., Sherwood A.R., Le Gall L.. (2017) Molecular phylogenies support taxonomic revision of three species of Laurencia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta), with the description of a new genus. European Journal of Taxonomy. Available at :

    - Manghisi A., Le Gall L.., Bonillo C., Gargiulo G.M., Ribeira M.A., Morabito M. (2017) An assessment of the taxonomic status of the Mediterranean endemic genus Acrodiscus Zanardini (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Taxonomy. Available at : .

    - Žuljević A., Kaleb S., Peña V., Despalatović M., Cvitković I., De Clerck O., Le Gall L. ., Falace A., Vita F., Braga J.C., Antolić B. (2016) First freshwater coralline alga and the role of local features in a major biome transition. Scientific Reports, 6, 19642. Available at :

    - Saunders G.W., Filloramo G., Dixon K., Le Gall L.., Maggs C.A., Kraft G.T. (2016) Multigene analyses resolve early diverging lineages in the Rhodymeniophycidae (Florideophyceae, Rhodophyta) Ed H. Verbruggen. Journal of Phycology, 52, 505–522. Available at :

    - Robuchon M., Lamy D., Kervran L., Dennetiere B., Julliard R., Le Gall L., (2016) Dinard Herbarium : A Source of Information to Infer Temporal Changes in Seaweed Communities ? Cryptogamie, Algologie, 37, 47–60. Available at : .

    - Machín-Sánchez M., Rousseau F., Le Gall L., Cassano V., Neto A.I., Sentíes A., T. Fujii M., Gil-Rodríguez M.C. (2016) Species diversity of the genus Osmundea (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in the Macaronesian region Ed M. Vis. Journal of Phycology, 52, 664–681. Available at : .

    - Lamy D., Robuchon M., Kervran L., Dennetiere B., Feunteun E., Le Gall L. , (2016) Dinard Herbarium : History of a Marine Station 1. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 37, 29–45. Available at :

    - Huisman, J. M., Saunders, G. W., Le Gall, L., & Vergés, A. (2016). Rhytimenia, a new genus of red algae based on the rare Kallymenia maculata (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia, 55(3), 299 307.

    - Hernandez-Kantun J.J., Gabrielson P., Hughey J.R., Pezzolesi L., Rindi F., Robinson N.M., Peña V., Riosmena-Rodriguez R., Le Gall L.., Adey W. (2016) Reassessment of branched Lithophyllum spp. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Caribbean Sea with global implications. Phycologia, 55, 619–639. Available at :

    - Geoffroy A., Destombe C., Kim B., Mauger S., Raffo M.P., Kim M.S., Le Gall L., (2016) Patterns of genetic diversity of the cryptogenic red alga Polysiphonia morrowii (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) suggest multiple origins of the Atlantic populations. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 5635–5647. Available at : .

    - Le Gall L., Thomas W., Gey D., Lévèque L. (2016) New Record of Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry (Rhodophyta, Florideophyceae) in the Bay of Morlaix, Brittany, France. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 37, 213–217. Available at :

    - Le Gall L, (2016) Editorial. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 37, 3–3. Available at :

    - Boo G.H., Van Nguyen T., Kim J.Y., Le Gall L., Rico J.M., Bottalico A., Boo S.M. (2016) A revised classification of the Gelidiellaceae (Rhodophyta) with descriptions of three new genera : <I>Huismaniella</I>, <I>Millerella</I> and <I>Perronella</I> Taxon, 65, 965–979. Available at :

    - Boo G.H., Le Gall L., Miller K.A., Freshwater D.W., Wernberg T., Terada R., Yoon K.J., Boo S.M. (2016) A novel phylogeny of the Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) based on five genes including the nuclear CesA, with descriptions of Orthogonacladia gen. nov. and Orthogonacladiaceae fam. nov. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 101, 359–372. Available at :

    - Boo G.H., Le Gall L., Hwang I.K., Boo S.M. (2016) Pterocladiella feldmannii sp. nov. and P. hamelii sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta), Two New Species Uncovered in Madagascar During the Atimo Vatae Expedition. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 37, 179–198. Available at :

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