Teaching and Student supervision

Current teaching and public outreach activities (from 2018)

I am teaching botany (diversity, ecology and adaptation of terrestrial plants) in Licence 1, 2 and 3 (undergraduate level) of Biology at Paris-Sud University. I am also contributing to a university degree with professional training in sustainable urban landscape management (Paris-Saclay University/National Museum of Natural History/School du Breuil)

In addition, I am involved in courses at the University of Rennes 1 (Master 2 bioinformatics; postgraduate level) and the National Museum of Natural History (Master 1 plant biodiversity; postgraduate level) on phylogenetics and human/plant historical relationship

Previous teaching and public outreach activities

  • Teaching botany and evolution at the University Rennes 1 (Licence 1, 2, 3 and Master 2 level) as an ATER (temporary research assistant). 2017-2018
  • Involvement in UK Science festival, ‘Science Uncovered’, at the Natural History Museum of London (NHM). 2013 & 2015. Theme: ‘Diversity of wild relatives of solanaceous crops’. General public
  • Series of four talks on syndrome of plant succulence, ‘Nature Live’ events of the NHM. 2014-2015. Theme: ‘Plants under pressure: handling the heat’. General public
  • Participation in two commercial public engagement events of NHM. 2014-2015. Themes: ‘Chocolate!’ and Chili Peppers: Turning up the heat’. General public
  • Guide at the herbarium of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN). 2009-2012. All types of public. 54 visits
  • Realization of on-line courses on plants classification and identification (e-learning platform of MNHN). 2009-2012. Secondary school public
  • Management of the MNHN help forum for students in high-school and preparatory classes of the Grandes Écoles
  • Theoretical courses on plant biodiversity and DNA barcoding, MNHN (Paris). 2010-2012. Scholar (Master 2) and non-scholar (non-profit associations) publics

Supervising activities

  • Sabrina Lefevre (2022) Master 1 level, 2 months, Paris-Saclay University; Plastome phylogeny of tribe Tigrideae (Iridaceae)
  • Julia Faillace Thiesen (2020) Master 2 level, 5 months, Paris-Saclay University; Molecular phylogeny of genus Palisota Rchb. ex Endl. (Commelinaceae)
  • Héloïse Topin (2019) Licence 3 level, 1 month, Paris-Saclay University; Species diversity in Euphorbia sections Tirucalli and Pervilleanae
  • Drew Davy (2015) MSc level, 2 months, NHM; The Eggplant Clade: teasing thorny taxonomic tangles
  • Anaëlle Soulebeau (2012) Master 2 level, 5 months, MNHN; Evolution, ecology and species delimitations within Euphorbia section Denisophorbia (Leandri)
  • Maxime Lanciaux (2012) Master 1 level, 2 months, MNHN; Influence of the climatic conditions on the evolution of the morphological diversity in the Malagasy Euphorbia
  • Anaëlle Soulebeau (2011) Master 1 level, 2 months, MNHN; Events of dispersion within Euphorbia section Denisophorbia: the contribution of molecular data
  • Coléa Sanou (2011) Licence 3 level, 2 months, MNHN; Phylogeny of Malagasy Diospyros
  • Lucianno Zafilahy (2010) Master 2 level, 5 months, MNHN; Phylogeny of Euphorbia section Pervilleanae
  • Tristan Cheminel (2010) BTS level, 2 months, MNHN; optimization and tests of the DNA Barcoding markers for Euphorbia, Sarcolenaceae and Bambusa