Ingénieur de Recherche en Macroécologie
Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle
ISYEB - UMR 7205 CNRS MNHN UPMC EPHE
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité
Equipe Macroécologie et Systématique pour la Conservation, SysteMC
57 Rue Cuvier - CP50
75231 Paris cédex 05 - France
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Maram CAESAR (link)
Vitor DIAS TARLI (link)
Post-doctoral position at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris France
I grew up in Brazil and studied at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where I got a master in Ecology and a PhD in Geography. After my PhD I moved to Paris to work in this research team, where I had the opportunity of developing researches on phylogenetic, systematics and evolutionary biology. These experiences gave me the familiarity with several disciplinary fields, which is indispensable to develop my present work.
I am in charge of promoting research on macroecology. It is a transversal position in ISYEB, in which I work with different taxonomists, phylogeneticists and evolutionary biologists aiming at answering major questions about the distribution, evolution and conservation of biodiversity. My main role is to define the protocols, identify or develop the adequate methods and procedures to answer the proposed questions.
For doing this work I often rely on data of systematic and occurrence from the Museum’s collections, and on data available in mega-databases.
I am particular interested in the following issues :
• contribution of phylogenetic diversity for reducing biodiversity losses in the present extinction crisis
• assessment of the contribution and major biases of data issuing from Museum’s collections
• identification of major biases in data collection for estimates and characterization of area of distribution and of site’s richness and endemicity.
I am happy to announce that the book “Phylogenetic Systematics and Biodiversity Conservation : preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis ” is now published. An open access version is available here in the
Dan Faith from Australian Museum is in my lab until April 7th. He is an Invited Professor in a project granted by LabEx BCDiv/MNHN held by myself and Sandrine Pavoine.
He will animate our Journal Club on the 25th and will as well to make a lecture on the Seminaire of ISYEB on the 29th .
If you want to discuss about Phylogenetic Diversity, Functional Trait diversity, and many other questions related to Biodiversity please contact me.
Congratulations to the colleagues involved in the realization of The Taxonomic Catalog of the Brazilian Fauna (TCBF). Due to this enormous effort now we can find a list with more than 116 thousand species of the brazilian Fauna online.
I am happy to participate to this endeavor as the coordinator responsible for the group Blattaria.
Some selected publications
Pellens, R., and P. Grandcolas, Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : Preserving Our Evolutionary Heritage in an Extinction Crisis, Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation (Springer, 2015), xiv
Pellens, R., and P. Grandcolas, ‘Phylogenetics and Conservation Biology : Drawing a Path into the Diversity of Life’, in Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis, ed. by R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas (Springer, 2016), pp. 1–15
Pellens, R., A. Arhends, P. Hollingsworth, and P. Grandcolas, ‘Assessing Hotspots of Evolutionary History with Data from Multiple Phylogenies : An Analysis of Endemic Clades from New Caledonia’, in Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis, ed. by R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas (Springer Open, 2016), xiv, 237–262
Pellens, R., D. P. Faith, and P. Grandcolas, ‘The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics in Conservation Biology : Linking Biodiversity and Society’, in Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis, ed. by R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas (Springer Open, 2016), pp. 375–383
Chazot, N., K. Wilmott, A. V. L. Freitas, D. L. Silva, R. Pellens, and M. Elias, ‘Patterns of Species Richness, Phylogenetic and Mimicry Diversity of Clearwing Butterflies in the Neotropics’, in Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis, ed. by R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas, Springer. this vulume, 2016, pp. 333–354
Soulebeau, A., R. Pellens, P. P. Lowry II, X. Aubriot, M. E. K. Evans, and T. Haevermans, ‘Conservation of Phylogenetic Diversity in Madagascar’s Largest Endemic Plant Family, Sarcolaenaceae’, in Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics : species protection in an extinction crisis, ed. by R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas (Springer, 2015), xiv
Caesar, M., R. Roy, F. Legendre, P. Grandcolas, and R. Pellens, ‘Catalogue of Dictyoptera from Syria and Neighbouring Countries (Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan)’, Zootaxa, 3948 (2015), 71–92
Hachet, M., R. Pellens, P. Grandcolas, F. Legendre, J. Troudet, T. Haevermans, and V. Ung, ‘Towards an Automatic Curation Process of Biodiversity Data : The BLOOM Project’, 2015
Legendre, Frédéric, Pierre Deleporte, Marion Depraetere, Amandine Gasc, Roseli Pellens
, and Philippe Grandcolas, ‘Dyadic Behavioural Interactions in Cockroaches (Blaberidae) : Ecomorphological and Evolutionary Implications’, Behaviour
, 152 (2015), 1229–1256 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1568539X-00003276>
Legendre, Frédéric, André Nel, Gavin J. Svenson, Tony Robillard, Roseli Pellens
, and Philippe Grandcolas, ‘Phylogeny of Dictyoptera : Dating the Origin of Cockroaches, Praying Mantises and Termites with Molecular Data and Controlled Fossil Evidence’, Plos One
, 10 (2015), e0130127–e0130127 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130127>