Background and activities
Understanding the evolutionary dynamics of natural populations require several lines of investigation. In my research, I therefore combine field studies, quantitative-genetic greenhouse experiments, molecular genetics, and meta-analysis of publised data. My current main research activities concerns the evolution of plant mating systems, which I study using the neotropical vine Dalechampia scandens as a model system. I am also interested in understanding how alpine plants, and plant communities, respond to environmental change.
See my personal webpage for more about my research: Plants in a Changing World
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Herkogamy, a principal functional trait of plant reproductive biology. International journal of plant sciences. vol. 179 (9).
- (2018) Intersexual conflict over seed size is stronger in more outcrossed populations of a mixed-mating plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
- (2017) Stay or go - how topographic complexity influences alpine plant population and community responses to climate change. Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics. vol. 30.
- (2017) Digest: Toward predicting evolutionary response to environmental change: The power of integrated experimental and genetic studies*. Evolution. vol. 71 (3).
- (2017) The evolvability of herkogamy: Quantifying the evolutionary potential of a composite trait. Evolution. vol. 71 (6).
- (2017) Euglossine bees mediate only limited long-distance gene flow in a tropical vine. New Phytologist. vol. 213 (4).
- (2016) Multiple effects of drought on pollination and mating-system traits in Dalechampia scandens. International journal of plant sciences. vol. 177| (8).
- (2016) Does stronger pollen competition improve offspring fitness when pollen load does not vary?. American Journal of Botany. vol. 103 (3).
- (2015) Linking small-scale topography with microclimate, plant species diversity and intra-specific trait variation in an alpine landscape. Plant Ecology & Diversity. vol. 8 (3).
- (2015) Inbreeding effects in a mixed-mating vine: Effects of mating history, pollen competition and stress on the cost of inbreeding. AoB Plants. vol. 7.