SYSTE - Systematics and biogeography of extant and fossil plants

Keywords
Taxonomy
Botany
Paléobotany
Evolution

Our work aims to inventory extant and fossil plant biodiversity, to understand the underlying processes at its origin, and to help preserve biodiversity in a global change perspective.

Our work consists in (i) documenting taxa characteristic of areas and time periods of high ecological or evolutionary interest, (ii) defining their morpho-anatomical and ecological characteristics, (iii) identifying their biogeographical origin, and (iv) researching the processes underlying current and past plant biodiversity. For extant floras, the main families studied are Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Lauraceae, Orchidaceae, Piperaceae, Poaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, and Urticaceae. This work tries to have an integrative approach, combining morphology, anatomy, architecture, phenology, ecology, distribution, and to rely on methods of numerical taxonomy, molecular biology, and niche modelling. Knowledge of the ecology and distribution of taxa enables the prediction of future distributions in response to ongoing climate change. Work on fossil plants focuses both on pre-angiosperm floras during warm periods in Earth's history (Paleozoic and early Mesozoic) and on the origin of extant vegetation (Cenozoic), with a focus on poorly sampled geographical areas.

Our work benefits from research infrastructures such as the herbaria (notably CAY, NOU curated by AMAP), the palaeobotanical collection of the University of Montpellier, and AMAP's histology technical platform (extant & fossil). The main geographical sites are the Mediterranean region, South America, Central Africa, Kenya and Madagascar, and New Caledonia for the current floras; North Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and New Caledonia for the fossil floras. The work is based on the exploitation of pre-existing collections, field missions to acquire additional material (naturalist expeditions, fossil deposit excavations) or databases of species occurrences, possibly coming from citizen sciences (see for example Pl@ntNet).

Acronym Title Duration
ChroNickLe chrome et le nickel dans les sols de Nouvelle-Calédonie: Influence des forçages environnementaux et humains sur la biodisponibilité et la mobilité vers la ressource en eau
Project PI: Farid JUILLOT   
2019 - 2022
COMALO IILong-term conservation of the most threatened Malagasy orchids
Project PI: Vincent DROISSART 
2020 - 2022
DECAQuelles modalités de récupération post crise Dévonien-Carbonifère ?
Project PI: Anne-Laure DECOMBEIX 
2021 - 2023
ERMinesEspèces végétales Rares et Menacées des sites miniers
Project PI: Gildas GATEBLE (IAC)  / David BRUY 
2019 - 2022
iDROPimagerie Intelligente par DRone pour la gestion des écosystèmes forestiers trOPicaux
Project PI: Hubert DUBOIS (TOULOUSE - CEA TECH - CEA TECH MIDI-PYRENEES)  / Valery GOND (Département Environnements et Sociétés, CIRAD)  
2018 - 2021
LWILife Without Ice
Project PI: Olivier DANGLES (IRD, UR 072)  / Sophie CAUVY-FRAUNIE (INRAE)  
2020 - 2026
MIKOKOMikoko: Conservation and resilience of Kenya’s mangrove forests
Project PI: Maria-Juliana PROSPERI 
2019 - 2021
PEPINOHistorical genomics of long-term PEople-Palm Interactions in the NeotrOpics
Project PI: Louise BROUSSEAU / Guillaume ODONNE (CNRS, UMSR LEEISA)  
2019 - 2021
SSP-SapindSystematics of South Pacific Sapindaceae
Project PI: Pete LOWRY (UMR ISYEB)  
2009 - 2021

AZANDI Laura 2017 - 2021. Un groupe modèle pour la conservation des Orchidaceae en Afrique : révision systématique et étude de la biologie de reproduction du genre Cyrtorchis Schltr. Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroun. Dir : DROISSART Vincent / Co-dir. : SONKE Bonaventure

BELHARRAT Abdelkader 2018 - 2022. Etude taxonomique et conservatoire des Ptéridophytes (fougères et plantes alliées) du Nord-Est Algérien. Ecole doctorale : Toxicologie Industrielle et Environnementale (Algérie) / Université de Bejaïa, Algérie. Dir : BOUGAHAM Abdelazize Franck / Co-dir. : VELA Errol

GUECHI Narimène Ouafa 2016 - 2021. Etudes floristique et ethnobiotique des monts du Hodna : cas du Massif de Maadid (M'Sila , Algérie). Ecole doctorale : Biodiversité et Ressources naturelles / Université de M. Sila, Algérie. Dir : REBBAS Khellaf / Co-dir. : VELA Errol

MESBAH Mélilia 2016 - 2021. Etude taxonomique et biogéographique de quelques espèces du genre Silene L. (Caryophylalacée) en Algérie. Ecole doctorale : Biologie et Environnement / Université de Bejaïa, Algérie. Dir : SAHNOUNE Mohamed / Co-dir. : VELA Errol

Scientific papers

Publications HAL de la collection AMAP

2021

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Abdeldjalil Aissi, Yassine Beghami, Olivier Lepais, Errol Véla. Analyse morphologique et taxonomique du complexe Quercus faginea (Fagaceae) en Algérie. Botany / Botanique, NRC Research Press, 2021, 99 (2), pp.99-113. ⟨10.1139/cjb-2020-0075⟩. ⟨hal-03146455⟩
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Artémis Anest, Tristan Charles‐dominique, Olivier Maurin, Mathieu Millan, Claude Edelin, et al.. Evolving the structure: Climatic and developmental constraints on the evolution of plant architecture. A case study in Euphorbia. New Phytologist, Wiley, In press, ⟨10.1111/nph.17296⟩. ⟨hal-03180847⟩
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Fabien Anthelme, Sophie Cauvy-Fraunié, Bernard Francou, Bolívar Cáceres, Olivier Dangles. Living at the Edge: Increasing Stress for Plants 2–13 Years After the Retreat of a Tropical Glacier. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers Media S.A, 2021, 9, ⟨10.3389/fevo.2021.584872⟩. ⟨hal-03128706⟩
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Thomas Couvreur, Gilles Dauby, Anne Blach-Overgaard, Vincent Deblauwe, Steven Dessein, et al.. Tectonics, climate and the diversification of the tropical African terrestrial flora and fauna. Biological Reviews, Wiley, 2021, 96 (1), pp.16-51. ⟨10.1111/brv.12644⟩. ⟨insu-02940669⟩
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Anne-Laure Decombeix, Thibault Durieux, Carla Harper, Rudolph Serbet, Edith Taylor. A Permian nurse log and evidence for facilitation in high‐latitude Glossopteris forests. Lethaia, Wiley, 2021, 54 (1), pp.96-105. ⟨10.1111/let.12386⟩. ⟨hal-02569731⟩
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João N.M. Farminhão, Simon Verlynde, Esra Kaymak, Vincent Droissart, Murielle Simo-Droissart, et al.. Rapid radiation of angraecoids (Orchidaceae, Angraecinae) in tropical Africa characterised by multiple karyotypic shifts under major environmental instability. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Elsevier, 2021, 159, pp.107105. ⟨10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107105⟩. ⟨hal-03160270⟩
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Ludwig Luthardt, Jean Galtier, Brigitte Meyer-Berthaud, Václav Mencl, Ronny Rößler. Medullosan seed ferns of seasonally-dry habitats: old and new perspectives on enigmatic elements of Late Pennsylvanian–early Permian intramontane basinal vegetation. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Elsevier, 2021, 288, pp.104400. ⟨10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104400⟩. ⟨hal-03154572⟩
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Menu Marion, Papuga Guillaume, Andrieu Frédéric, Debarros Guilhem, Fortuny Xavier, et al.. Towards a better understanding of grass bed dynamics using remote sensing at high spatial and temporal resolutions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Elsevier, 2021, 251, pp.107229. ⟨10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107229⟩. ⟨hal-03125706⟩
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Jérémie Morel, Gilles Le Moguédec, Jérôme Munzinger. Multivariate morphometric analysis supported by an anatomical approach to assess species delimitation in Xyris (Xyridaceae) in New Caledonia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Linnean Society of London, In press, ⟨10.1093/botlinnean/boaa108⟩. ⟨hal-03134340⟩
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Jérémie Morel, Jérôme Duminil, Jérôme Munzinger. Bopopia, a new monotypic genus of Gesneriaceae (Gesnerioideae, Coronanthereae) from New Caledonia. European Journal of Taxonomy, Consortium of European Natural History Museums, 2021, 736 (1), pp.82-101. ⟨10.5852/ejt.2021.736.1253⟩. ⟨hal-03154807⟩
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Arnaud Mouly, Laure Barrabé, David Bruy. Molecular phylogeny of Atractocarpus (Rubiaceae): taxonomic implications for several New Caledonian Gardenieae species. Plant Ecology and Evolution, Botanic Garden Meise and Royal Botanical Society of Belgium, 2021, 154 (1), pp.111-120. ⟨10.5091/plecevo.2021.1744⟩. ⟨hal-03187871⟩
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Jérôme Munzinger, David Bruy, Marc Pignal. Novitates neocaledonicae XI: A new endemic species of Garcinia L. (Clusiaceae), with an emended description of G. virgata Vieill. ex Guillaumin. Adansonia. Sér. 3, Museum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle Paris, 2021, 43 (6), pp.49-60. ⟨10.5252/adansonia2021v43a6⟩. ⟨hal-03176526⟩
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Yohan Pillon, Tanguy Jaffré, Philippe Birnbaum, David Bruy, Dominique Cluzel, et al.. Infertile landscapes on an old oceanic island: the biodiversity hotspot of New Caledonia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Linnean Society of London, In press, p. 1-25. ⟨10.1093/biolinnean/blaa146⟩. ⟨hal-03002846⟩
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2020

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Imtinen Ben Haj Jilani, G. Domina, Errol Véla. Leopoldia maritima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2020, ⟨10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T91974011A91974139.en⟩. ⟨hal-02957568⟩
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Giorgio Binelli, William Montaigne, Daniel Sabatier, Caroline Scotti-Saintagne, Ivan Scotti. Discrepancies between genetic and ecological divergence patterns suggest a complex biogeographic history in a Neotropical genus. Ecology and Evolution, Wiley Open Access, 2020, 10 (11), pp.4726-4738. ⟨10.1002/ece3.6227⟩. ⟨hal-02539604⟩
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Candela Blanco‐moreno, Anne-Laure Decombeix, Cyrille Prestianni. New insights into the affinities, autoecology, and habit of the Mesozoic fern Weichselia reticulata based on the revision of stems from Bernissart (Mons Basin, Belgium). Special papers in palaeontology, Wiley Blackwell Publishing, In press, ⟨10.1002/spp2.1344⟩. ⟨hal-03038289⟩
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Sven Buerki, Jérôme Munzinger, Porter Lowry Ii, Martin W. Callmander. Two new genera of Sapindaceae (Cupanieae) from the southern Pacific: Lepidocupania and Neoarytera. Candollea, 2020, 75 (2), pp.269-284. ⟨10.15553/c2020v752a9⟩. ⟨hal-03021637⟩
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Antoine Champreux, Brigitte Meyer-Berthaud, Anne-Laure Decombeix. Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia. PeerJ, PeerJ, 2020, 8, ⟨10.7717/peerj.9321⟩. ⟨hal-02871937⟩
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Piero G. Delprete. A new revision of Capirona (Rubiaceae, Ixoroideae, Condamineeae), with a new combination and additional notes on typification of the names involved. Phytotaxa, Magnolia Press 2020, 443 (1), pp.101-106. ⟨10.11646/phytotaxa.443.1.9⟩. ⟨hal-02634145⟩
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Piero G. Delprete. A reassessment of Eugenia astringens (Myrtaceae) and its synonyms, including their formal typification. Phytotaxa, Magnolia Press 2020, 455 (2), pp.182-186. ⟨10.11646/phytotaxa.455.2.10⟩. ⟨hal-02932045⟩
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João Farminhão, Tania d'Haijère, Vincent Droissart, Landry Dumbo Isonga, Ling Dong, et al.. An Elegy to Rangaeris, Including a Description of Two New Genera in the Cyrtorchis–Tridactyle Clade (Orchidaceae, Angraecinae). Annals, Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2020, 105 (3), pp.300-322. ⟨10.3417/2020472⟩. ⟨hal-02951857⟩
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Médail Frédéric, Matthieu Charrier, Mohamed Chaieb, Gianniantonio Domina, Ridha El Mokni, et al.. Plantes vasculaires nouvelles ou rares pour la Tunisie présentes sur les îles (Galite, Zembra, Kuriat, Monastir, Kerkennah, Kneiss, Djerba). Flora Mediterranea, Optima, 2020, 30, pp.97-112. ⟨10.7320/FlMedit30.087⟩. ⟨hal-02887984⟩
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Vidiro Gei, Sandrine Isnard, Peter Erskine, Guillaume Echevarria, Bruno Fogliani, et al.. A systematic assessment of the occurrence of trace element hyperaccumulation in the flora of New Caledonia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Linnean Society of London, 2020, 194 (1), pp.1-22. ⟨10.1093/botlinnean/boaa029⟩. ⟨hal-02907973⟩
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Vidiro Gei, G. Echevarria, P.D. Erskine, Sandrine Isnard, Bruno Fogliani, et al.. Soil chemistry, elemental profiles and elemental distribution 1 in nickel hyperaccumulator species from New Caledonia. Plant and Soil, 2020, 457, pp.293-320. ⟨10.1007/s11104-020-04714-x⟩. ⟨hal-02972020⟩
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Xiao-Yuan He, Shi-Jun Wang, Jason Hilton, Jean Galtier, Hong-Guan Jiang. An advanced species of the fern Botryopteris Renault from the Permian of southwestern China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Elsevier, 2020, 273, pp.104136. ⟨10.1016/j.revpalbo.2019.104136⟩. ⟨hal-02431756⟩
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Sandrine Isnard, Laurent L’huillier, Adrian Paul, Jérôme Munzinger, Bruno Fogliani, et al.. Novel Insights Into the Hyperaccumulation Syndrome in Pycnandra (Sapotaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers, 2020, 11, ⟨10.3389/fpls.2020.559059⟩. ⟨hal-02940369⟩
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Steven Janssens, Thomas Couvreur, Arne Mertens, Gilles Dauby, Léo-Paul Dagallier, et al.. A large-scale species level dated angiosperm phylogeny for evolutionary and ecological analyses. Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2020, 8 (e39677), ⟨10.3897/BDJ.8.e39677⟩. ⟨hal-02460774⟩
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da Silva Zanetti Leandra, Cagnoni Balestra Andiamira, Amorim Jowanka, Silva Ramalho Fernando, Wagner de Souza Wanderley Carlos, et al.. Uncaria guianensis (Aubl.) J.F. Gmel. extracts reduce bronchial hyper responsiveness and inflammation in a murine model of asthma. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, 2020, 12 (4), pp.81-93. ⟨10.5897/JPP2020.0578⟩. ⟨hal-03066693⟩
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Amar Madoui, Errol Véla. Orchids in the northern part of the Setif province (North-East of Algeria). BULLETIN MENSUEL DE LA SOCIETE LINNEENNE DE LYON, 2020, 89 (5-6), pp.88-122. ⟨hal-02909270⟩
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Luciano Margalho, Piero G. Delprete, Milton Groppo. Typification of the two Arariba names published by Martius and of the two Pinckneya names published by Allemão & Saldanha, synonymous with the names of two species of Simira (Rubiaceae, Condamineeae). Phytotaxa, Magnolia Press 2020, 438 (2), pp.141-150. ⟨10.11646/phytotaxa.438.2.7⟩. ⟨hal-02548005⟩
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M. Mesbah, F. Bekdouche, K. Laidi, Errol Véla. Silene aristidis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2020, ⟨10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T135259613A135259617.en⟩. ⟨hal-02957750⟩
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Jean-David Moreau, Georges Gand, Emmanuel Fara, Jean Galtier, Nicolas Aubert, et al.. Trackways of Arthropleura from the Late Pennsylvanian of Graissessac (Hérault, southern France). Historical Biology, Taylor & Francis, In press, pp.1-12. ⟨10.1080/08912963.2019.1675055⟩. ⟨hal-02408739⟩
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Jérôme Munzinger, Porter Lowry, Martin Callmander, Sven Buerki. A New Micro-Endemic Species of Alectryon (Sapindaceae) from Koghis Forest, New Caledonia. Systematic Botany, Aspt American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 2020, 45 (1), pp.156-162. ⟨10.1600/036364420X15801369352414⟩. ⟨hal-02499950⟩
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Mark Olson, Julieta Rosell, Cecilia Martínez‐pérez, Calixto León‐gómez, Alex Fajardo, et al.. Xylem vessel-diameter–shoot-length scaling: ecological significance of porosity types and other traits. Ecological monographs, Ecological Society of America, 2020, 90 (3), pp.e01410. ⟨10.1002/ecm.1410⟩. ⟨hal-02907987⟩
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Adrian Paul, Vidiro Gei, Sandrine Isnard, Bruno Fogliani, Guillaume Echevarria, et al.. Nickel hyperaccumulation in New Caledonian Hybanthus (Violaceae) and occurrence of nickel-rich phloem in Hybanthus austrocaledonicus. Annals of Botany, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2020, 126 (5), pp.905-914. ⟨10.1093/aob/mcaa112⟩. ⟨hal-02908037⟩
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Marc Pignal, Jérôme Munzinger. Morphological and anatomical investigation of New Caledonian graminoid Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) with the description of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, Consortium of European Natural History Museums, 2020, pp.1-26. ⟨10.5852/ejt.2020.633⟩. ⟨hal-02553080⟩
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Sami Youssef, Jocelyne Cambecedes, Errol Véla. Is the Mesopotamian region a main source of Western European segetal plants?. Botany Letters, Taylor & Francis, 2020, 167 (2), pp.290-299. ⟨10.1080/23818107.2020.1737222⟩. ⟨hal-02539573⟩
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  • Germany : Université de Munich
  • Algéria : ENSA d’Alger ; Universités de Annaba, de Batna, de Béjaia, de M’Sila, de Mostaganem, de Tiaret, Tlemcen
  • Australia : Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation ; Sustainable Minerals Institute; Université du Queensland
  • Belgique : Institut Royal Sciences Naturelles ; Université Libre de Bruxelles, de Liège
  • Cameroon : Université de Yaoundé I
  • Spain : UICN-Méditerranée (Malaga) ; Université de Zaragosa
  • France : IMBE, univ. Aix-Marseille ; Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien
  • Irak : Université de Duhok (Kurdistan)
  • Kenya : Kenya Forest Service ; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute ; Musée national de Nairobi ; Université de Nairobi
  • United Kingdom : Kew Botanical Garden
  • Swenden : Swedish Museum of Natural History
  • Tunisia : INAT Tunis ; Université de Monastir
  • USA : Missouri Botanical Garden ; Université du Kansas