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Fabien Condamine

CNRS research scientist Team Phylogeny and molecular evolution
Emailfabien.condamine@umontpellier.fr
Phone +33 (0) 467 143 236
Localization Bâtiment 22, RDC
Mots clés Biodiversity Diversification Historical biogeography Macroevolution Phylogeny

My research activities focus on understanding the macroevolutionary dynamics of biodiversity. I am fascinated by the fact that biodiversity is not evenly distributed over space or across biological groups in the tree of life. We observe that some regions are species-rich (as compared to others) such as biodiversity hotspots or tropical regions. Likewise there are biological groups more diverse than others as in the case of angiosperms and gymnosperms. Thus I am interested in the following questions: What explains the non-random variations of the species richness? Or how this biodiversity is generated, maintained or lost over time, within regions or between groups? To address these questions, I use phylogenetic approaches that stand out to study macroevolutionary processes responsible for the formation of these biodiversity patterns.

  1. Condamine F.L., Clapham M.E., Kergoat G.J.2016. Global patterns of insect diversification: towards a reconciliation of fossil and molecular evidence? Scientific Reports 6: 19208.
  2. Condamine F.L., Hines H.M. 2015. Historical species losses in bumblebee evolution. Biology Letters 11: 20141049.
  3. Condamine F.L., Toussaint E.F.A., Clamens A.-L., Genson G., Sperling F.A.H., Kergoat G.J.2015. Deciphering the evolution of birdwing butterflies 150 years after Alfred Russell Wallace. Scientific Reports5: 11860.
  4. Condamine F.L., Rolland J., Morlon H. 2013. Macroevolutionary perspectives to environmental change. Ecology Letters 16: 72-85.
  5. Condamine F.L., Sperling F.A.H., Wahlberg N., Rasplus J.-Y., Kergoat G.J.2012. What causes latitudinal gradients in species diversity? Evolutionary processes and ecological constraints on swallowtail biodiversity. Ecology Letters 15: 267-277.