My researches are dedicated to the understanding of mechanisms at the origin and involved in the dynamics of the biodiversity (at various spatio-temporal scales) through techniques (phylogeny, diversification rate, species delimitation) and technologies (high throughput sequencing) related to phylogenetic studies and to the ecosystem functioning with Vertebrates as models (if possible from non-invasive and museum samples). The objective is to document and to promote fundamental knowledge for a better definition of conservation programs and strategies of biodiversity management.
Within the institute, I am the scientific manager of the platform “ADN dégradé”, and one of the correspondents in training.
- Tougard C (2017) Did the Quaternary climatic fluctuations really influence the tempo and mode of diversification in European rodents? Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55 : 46-56.
- Tougard C, Garcia Davila CR, Römer U, Duponchelle F, Cerqueira F, Paradis E, Guinand B, Chavez CA, Salas V, Quérouil S, Sirvas S, Renno JF (2017) Tempo and rates of diversification in the South American cichlid genus Apistogramma (Teleostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae). PloS ONE, 12(9) : e0182618.
- Corse E, Meglecz E, Archambaud G, Ardisson M, Martin JF, Tougard C, Chappaz R, Dubut V (2017) « From benchtop to desktop » : A workflow for validating HTS data and for taxonomic identification in diet metabarcoding studies. Molecular Ecology Resources, DOI 10.1111⁄1755-0998.12703.
- Perrot-Minnot M-J, Špakulova M, Wattier R, Kotlik P, Düsen S, Aydoğdu A, Tougard C (2017) Contrasting phylogeography of two Western Palaearctic fish parasites despite similar life cycles. Journal of Biogeography, DOI 10.1111/jbi.13118.