My research group aims to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships in angiosperms, focussing in particular on the legume family (peas, beans; Fabaceae or Leguminosae). This allows us to arrive at predictive and stable classification systems that reflect evolutionary history and to better understand species delimitations and interspecific relationships. The phylogenies are used as an evolutionary framework to better understand molecular and morphological evolution in these groups. We are interested in the evolution of pollination systems, in modifications in floral morphology, and in biogeographical and ecological evolution. We use a diversity of approaches, from sequencing of DNA, to phylogenomics, morphological studies, and analyses of broad biogeographical and ecological datasets. Our ultimate goes is to better understand plant biodiversity across the world.
Keywords: Systematics • Phylogenetics • Biogeography and evolution of flowering plants
Carole Sinou, biodiversity informatics manager, Canadensys
Florence Blanchard, co-supervision with Etienne Laliberté
BIO-2315: Évolution et domestication des plantes
BIO-3115/6115: Principes de phylogénie et de systématique
BIO-6245: Analyse phylogénétique
MSL-6115: Collections de sciences naturelles