DIversité - Adaptation - DEveloppement des plantes

Permanent members

  • Adeline Barnaud, Researcher - Crop diversity and evolution - Montpellier (France)
  • Anne-Céline Thuillet, Researcher - Crop diversity, evolution and conservation- Montpellier (France)
  • Cécile Berthouly-Salazar, Researcher - Phylogeography and pearl millet adaptation - Dakar (Senegal)
  • Cédric Mariac, Research associate - Montpellier (France)
  • Jean-Louis Pham, Researcher - Crop diversity and conservation - Montpellier (France)
  • Jérôme Duminil, Researcher - Domestication history of tropical fruit tree species - Montpellier (France)
  • Leila Zekraoui, Research associate - Montpellier (France)
  • Marie Couderc, Technician - Molecular Biology - Montpellier (France)
  • Nora Scarcelli, Researcher - Yam diversity and adaptation - Montpellier (France)
  • Thomas Couvreur, Researcher - Tropical rain forest evolution and biodiversity - Montpellier (France)
  • Philippe Cubry, Researcher - Populations genomics and spatial modelisation of the domestication process of cultivated plants
  • Valérie Poncet, Researcher - Tropical diversity and evolutionary biology - Montpellier (France)
  • Yves Vigouroux, Researcher - Plant evolutionary biology - Group leader - Montpellier (France) 

Membres non-permanents

Post doc

  • Bénédicte Rhoné    Role of cis-regulation mutations in adaptation - Located in Villeurbanne (France)
  • Philippe Cubry    Population genomics and spatial modelization of domestication process in african crops - Funded by ANR (projet AfriCrop)
  • Andrew Helmstetter Central AFrican Rain fOrests: past DYNamics and future resilience (projet AFRODYN)


  • Moussa Tidjani   Technician (Niger) - IRD
  • Djido Moussa    Technician (Niger) - IRD

Etudiants en thèse

  • Glato Kodjo    Evolutionary dynamic and genetic diversity of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) cultivated in two countries of west Africa: Togo and Senegal - Togo and France - A Astou, Y Vigouroux, A Barnaud
  • Priscila Moreira    The role of riverine people in the evolutionary history of treegourds (Crescentia cujete L. and Crescentia amazonica Ducke, Bignoniaceae) in floodplain forests of Amazonia - Brazil and France - Y Vigouroux and C Clement
  • Laetitia Carrive    Diversification et évolution florale chez les Annonaceae (Magnoliidae) - France - Funded by Ministère de la Recherche, France - T Couvreur and H Sauquet
  • Jacqueline Magwé Sindjeu    Clarifying the phylogenic relationships of wild and cultivated yam species (Dioscorea sp.) in West Africa - Cameroon and France - Funded by Agropolis Fundation, France - N Scarcelli and T Couvreur
  • Sinara Oliveira de Aquino    Drought and temperature stress adaptation in Coffea canephora: from candidate genes to drought tolerant variants. - Brazil and France - Funded by CAPES (Brazil) and CLIMCOFFEA project (Agropolis Fundation, Embrapa, CAPES) - P Marraccini, A Carvalho Andrade & V Poncet
  • Aurore Rimlinger    Evolutionary history of a tropical tree species, Dacryodes edulis: implications for its conservation and sustainable management - Montpellier, Ecology and Biodiversity (ED GAIA) - J Duminil, S Carrière
  • Brandet-Junior Lissambou (University of Sciences et Techniques of Masuku, Franceville, Gabon): Structuration of genetic diversity, evolution and adaptation of Greenwayodendron suaveolens (Annonaceae) in forests of Gabon and Cameroun; Couvreur T, Hardy O, Sonké B
  • Suzanne Kamga Mogue (University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon): Multidimensional approach to the socio-economics and sustainable management of Raphia (Arecaeae) species in Cameroon: Couvreur T & Sonké B
  • Leo Paul Dagallier (University de Montpellier): Diversification of tropical african Flora : spatial and temporal approaches : Couvreur T
  • Sebastian Escobar (University of Aarhus, Danemark / Pontificiat Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito): Spatial and temporal genetic dynamics in Phytelephas aequatorialis (Arecaceae): Balslev H; Montufar R, Couvreur T.
  • Mariano Joly Kpatenon: Characterization of the genetic diversity and the structuration of Rhone Palms (Borassus aethiopum) in West Africa. Reconstruction of the evolutionnary history of species belonging to the genus Borassus. Adeoti, K-Z, Jaligot, E, Couvreur T.
  • Franca Meguem Mboujda (Université de Dschang), Domestication syndrom of Dacryodes edulis: compared analysis of wild and domesticated populations in the Congo Basin - Supervised by J Duminil, ML Avana
  • Boniface Yogom Tientcheu (Université de Dschang), Contribution à la domestication de Garcinia kola (Heckel) au Cameroun : Caractérisation morphologique et génétique des ethno-variétés en fonction des zones agroécologiques - Supervised by J Duminil, ML Avana


Juin 2017

thematics of the dynadiv team
DYNADIV team publication
Team members
Permanent and temporary staff