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Nicolas Bierne

CNRS research director Team Spéciation, Évolution et Adaptation en milieu marin
Phone +33 (0)4 67 46 33 75
Localization Station biologique, 2 rue des Chantiers, 34200 Sète

I am a population geneticist with broad interests in evolutionary biology. I combine genome sequencing, lab experiments and field studies, as well as theoretical developments, in order to investigate the mechanisms at play during adaptation and speciation (mainly in marine organisms).

1. Roux C, Fraisse C, Romiguier J, Anciaux Y, Galtier N, Bierne N (2016). Shedding light on the grey zone of speciation along a continuum of genomic divergence. PloS Biology 14: e2000234.

2. Fraïsse C, Gunnarsson PA, Roze D, Bierne N, Welch JJ (2016). The genetics of speciation: Insights from Fisher’s Geometric Model. Evolution: 70: 1450-1464.

3. Fraïsse C, Belkhir K, Welch JJ, Bierne N (2016). Local interspecies introgression is the main cause of extreme levels of intraspecific differentiation in mussels. Molecular Ecology 25: 269-286.

4. Gagnaire P-A, Broquet T, Aurelle D, Viard F, Souissi A, Bonhomme F, Arnaud-Haond A, Bierne N (2015) Using neutral, selected and hitchhiker loci to assess connectivity of marine populations in the genomic era. Evolutionary Applications 8: 769-786.

5. Bierne N, Welch J, Loire E, Bonhomme F & David P (2011) The coupling hypothesis: why genome scans may fail to map local adaptation genes. Molecular Ecology, 20: 2044-2072