Dr Sven Buerki

Dr Sven Buerki

Senior Curator in Charge, Ferns and General

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
Contact: email
Phone: 02079426295 6295
https://scholar.google.com

Researcher

Ana Riesgo Gil, Sven Buerki

Specialisms

Biogeography, Madagascar, Taxonomy & Systematics

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD thesis, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2005 - 2009

Master thesis, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2000 - 2005

Employment history

Academic

Research associate, Missouri Botanical Garden, United States, 2010 - ongoing

Plant Evolutionary Biologist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Jodrell Laboratory, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2014

Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Jodrell Laboratory, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

SNSF postdoctoral fellow, Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Spain, 2009 - 2010

Highlighted publications

Bone RE, Smith JAC, Arrigo N, Buerki S (2015) A macro-ecological perspective on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis evolution in Afro-Madagascan drylands: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study. New Phytologist, 208 (2) : 469 - 481. doi: 10.1111/nph.13572

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Bachman S, Moat J, Labat J-N, et al. (2015) Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140014 - 20140014. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0014

Barrabé L, Maggia L, Pillon Y, Rigault F, Mouly A, et al. (2014) New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71 : 15 - 35. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.10.020

Forest F, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Baker D, Colville JF, et al. (2014) Pollinator shifts as triggers of speciation in painted petal irises (Lapeirousia: Iridaceae). Annals of Botany, 113 (2) : 357 - 371. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct248

Devey DS, Forest F, Rakotonasolo F, Ma P, Dentinger BTM, et al. (2013) A snapshot of extinction in action: The decline and imminent demise of the endemic Eligmocarpus Capuron (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae) serves as an example of the fragility of Madagascan ecosystems. South African Journal of Botany, 89 : 273 - 280. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.013

Buerki S, Forest F, Stadler T, Alvarez N (2013) The abrupt climate change at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary and the emergence of South-East Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages. Annals of Botany, 112 (1) : 151 - 160. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct106

Grants

A botanical framework to assess lemurs' diets and seed dispersal capacities
Role: Principal investigatorBuerki SC
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £18,600 (to Museum £18,600)
Dates: 2017 - 2018

A botanical framework to assess lemurs' diets and seed dispersal capacities
Role: Principal investigatorBuerki S
Co-investigator: Portela Miguez R
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £18,600 (to Museum £18,600)

Editorships

Associate editor, Systematics and Biodiversity, 2015 - on going.

Associate editor, Systematic Botany, 2014 - on going.

Subject editor, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2014 - on going.

Associate editor, PLoS ONE, 2014 - on going.

Publications

Claudel C, Buerki S, Chatrou LW, Antonelli A, Alvarez N, Hetterscheid W (2017) Large-scale phylogenetic analysis of Amorphophallus (Araceae) derived from nuclear and plastid sequences reveals new subgeneric delineation. BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 184 (1) : 32 - 45.

Pitteloud C, Arrigo N, Suchan T, Mastretta-yanes A, Vila R, Dincă V, Hernández-roldán J, Brockmann E, Chittaro Y, Kleckova I, Fumagalli L, Buerki S, Pellissier L, Alvarez N (2017) Climatic niche evolution is faster in sympatric than allopatric lineages of the butterfly genus Pyrgus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1852) : 20170208 - 20170208. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0208

Pillon Y, Buerki S (2017) How old are island endemics?. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 121 (2) : 469 - 474. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx005

Landrein S, Buerki S, Wang H-F, Clarkson JJ (2017) Untangling the reticulate history of species complexes and horticultural breeds in Abelia (Caprifoliaceae). Annals of Botany, 120 (2) : 257 - 269. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw279

Pillon Y, Barrabé L, Buerki S (2017) How many genera of vascular plants are endemic to New Caledonia? A critical review based on phylogenetic evidence. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 183 (2) : 177 - 198. doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/bow001

Santos MF, Lucas E, Sano PT, Buerki S, Staggemeier VG, Forest F (2017) Biogeographical patterns of Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae) and their correlation with geological and climatic history in the Neotropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 108 : 34 - 48. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.01.012

Buerki S, Gallaher T, Booth T, Brewer G, Forest F, Pereira JT, Callmander MW (2016) Biogeography and evolution of the screw-pine genus Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae). Candollea, 71 (2) : 217 - 229. doi: 10.15553/c2016v712a8

Callmander MW, Buerki S (2016) Two new threatened species of Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae) from Sabah (Borneo, Malaysia). Candollea, 71 (2) : 257 - 263. doi: 10.15553/c2016v712a10

Gallaher T, Callmander MW, Buerki S, Setsuko S, Keeley SC (2017) Navigating the ‘broad freeway’: ocean currents and inland isolation drive diversification in the Pandanus tectorius complex (Pandanaceae). Journal of Biogeography, 44 (7) : 1598 - 1611. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12933

Muellner-riehl AN, Weeks A, Clayton JW, Buerki S, Nauheimer L, Chiang Y-C, Cody S, Pell SK (2016) Molecular phylogenetics and molecular clock dating of Sapindales based on plastid rbcL, atpB and trnL-trnF DNA sequences. Taxon, 65 (5) : 1019 - 1036. doi: 10.12705/655.5

Callmander MARTINW, Keim ARYP, Heatubun CHARLIED, Homot PETER, Buerki SVEN (2016) Lifting the curtain on our knowledge on New Guinean Benstonea (Pandanaceae). Phytotaxa, 275 (2) : 168 - 168. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.275.2.8

Munzinger J, Lowry PP, Buerki S, Callmander MW (2016) A Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic New Caledonian Genus Storthocalyx (Sapindaceae). Systematic Botany, 41 (2) : 387 - 400. doi: 10.1600/036364416X691902

Callmander MW, Keim AP, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2015) The Genus Pandanus Parkinson (Pandanaceae) on Halmahera Island (Moluccas, Indonesia) with Descriptions of Three New Species and a Key to the Species on the Island. Candollea, 70 (2) : 179 - 195. doi: 10.15553/c2015v702a2

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Plunkett GM, Edwards MB, Buerki S (2016) Generic delimitations, biogeography and evolution in the tribe Coleeae (Bignoniaceae), endemic to Madagascar and the smaller islands of the western Indian Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 96 : 178 - 186. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.11.016

Buerki S, Baker WJ (2016) Collections-based research in the genomic era. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117 (1) : 5 - 10. doi: 10.1111/bij.12721

Darbyshire I, Simmons MP, Cappa JJ, Breteler FJ, Buerki S (2016) Pleurostylia serrulata and Two Allied New Species from Africa are Actually Members of the New World Crossopetalum (Celastraceae). Systematic Botany, 41 (4) : 851 - 864. doi: 10.1600/036364416X693955

Grace OM, Buerki S, Symonds M, Forest F, Van WykAE, Smith GF, Klopper RR, Bjorå CS, Neale S, Demissew S, Simmonds M, Rønsted N (2015) Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0291-7

Kenyon SG, Buerki S, Hansson C, Alvarez N, Benrey B (2015) Uncovering Cryptic Parasitoid Diversity in Horismenus (Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae). PLOS ONE, 10 (9) : e0136063 - e0136063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136063

Bone RE, Cribb PJ, Buerki S (2015) Phylogenetics of Eulophiinae (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae): evolutionary patterns and implications for generic delimitation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 179 (1) : 43 - 56. doi: 10.1111/boj.12299

Bone RE, Smith JAC, Arrigo N, Buerki S (2015) A macro-ecological perspective on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis evolution in Afro-Madagascan drylands: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study. New Phytologist, 208 (2) : 469 - 481. doi: 10.1111/nph.13572

Callmander MW, Munzinger J, Buerki S, Lowry PP (2015) Novitates Neocaledonicae. II. Acropogon moratianus Callm., Munzinger & Lowry, sp. nov. (Malvaceae, Sterculieae): a rare and threatened new species from New Caledonia. Adansonia, 37 (1) : 131 - 137. doi: 10.5252/a2015n1a8

Gallaher T, Callmander MW, Buerki S, Keeley SC (2015) A long distance dispersal hypothesis for the Pandanaceae and the origins of the Pandanus tectorius complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 83 : 20 - 32. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.11.002

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Bachman S, Moat J, Labat J-N, Forest F (2015) Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140014 - 20140014. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0014

Callmander MW, Buerki SVEN, Keim ARYP, Phillipson PETERB (2014)

Notes on Benstonea (Pandanaceae) from the islands of Halmahera, New Guinea and Sulawesi

. Phytotaxa, 175 (3) : 161 - 161. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.175.3.6

Sothers C, Prance G, Buerki S, De KokR, Chase M (2014) Taxonomic novelties in Neotropical Chrysobalanaceae: towards a monophyletic Couepia. Phytotaxa, 172 (3) : 176 - 176. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.172.3.2

Barrabé L, Maggia L, Pillon Y, Rigault F, Mouly A, Davis AP, Buerki S (2014) New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71 : 15 - 35. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.10.020

Buerki S, Forest F, Alvarez N (2014) Proto-South-East Asia as a trigger of early angiosperm diversification. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 174 (3) : 326 - 333. doi: 10.1111/boj.12129

Forest F, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Baker D, Colville JF, Devey DS, Jose S, Kaye M, Buerki S (2014) Pollinator shifts as triggers of speciation in painted petal irises (Lapeirousia: Iridaceae). Annals of Botany, 113 (2) : 357 - 371. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct248

Inda LA, Sanmartín I, Buerki S, Catalán P (2014) Mediterranean origin and Miocene-Holocene Old World diversification of meadow fescues and ryegrasses ( Festuca subgenus Schedonorus and Lolium ). Journal of Biogeography, 41 (3) : 600 - 614. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12211

Strijk JS, Bone RE, Thébaud C, Buerki S, Fritsch PW, Hodkinson TR, Strasberg D (2014) Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian Ocean islands. Journal of Biogeography, 41 (4) : 810 - 822. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12259

Bone RE, Sanz E, Buerki S (2014) The Transfer of Eulophia Beravensis Rchb. f. to Oeceoclades Lindl., a Genus with Its Centre of Diversity in Madagascar (Eulophiinae, Orchidaceae). Candollea, 69 (2) : 201 - 205. doi: 10.15553/c2014v692a13

Buerki S, Doherty R, Gautier L, Callmander MW (2014) Rediscovery of the Genus Tsingya Capuron (Sapindaceae) and Its Phylogenetic Position. Candollea, 69 (2) : 195 - 200. doi: 10.15553/c2014v692a12

Munzinger J, Lowry PP, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2013) A Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic New Caledonian Genus Podonephelium Baill. (Sapindaceae). Systematic Botany, 38 (4) : 1105 - 1124. doi: 10.1600/036364413X674814

Tosh J, Dessein S, Buerki S, Groeninckx I, Mouly A, Bremer B, Smets EF, De BlockP (2013) Evolutionary history of the Afro-Madagascan Ixora species (Rubiaceae): species diversification and distribution of key morphological traits inferred from dated molecular phylogenetic trees. Annals of Botany, 112 (9) : 1723 - 1742. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct222

Devey DS, Forest F, Rakotonasolo F, Ma P, Dentinger BTM, Buerki S (2013) A snapshot of extinction in action: The decline and imminent demise of the endemic Eligmocarpus Capuron (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae) serves as an example of the fragility of Madagascan ecosystems. South African Journal of Botany, 89 : 273 - 280. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.013

Callmander MARTINW, Buerki SVEN (2013)

Corrections to Phytotaxa 112: Update on the systematics of Benstonea (Pandanaceae)

. Phytotaxa, 125 (1) : 59 - 59. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.125.1.9

Buerki S, Forest F, Stadler T, Alvarez N (2013) The abrupt climate change at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary and the emergence of South-East Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages. Annals of Botany, 112 (1) : 151 - 160. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct106

Christenhusz MJM, Govaerts R, David JC, Hall T, Borland K, Roberts PS, Tuomisto A, Buerki S, Chase MW, Fay MF (2013) Tiptoe through the tulips - cultural history, molecular phylogenetics and classification of Tulipa (Liliaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 172 (3) : 280 - 328. doi: 10.1111/boj.12061

Callmander MARTINW, Booth THOMASJ, Beentje HENK, Buerki SVEN (2013) Update on the systematics of Benstonea (Pandanaceae): When a visionary taxonomist foresees phylogenetic relationships. Phytotaxa, 112 (2) : 57 - 57. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.112.2.4

Barres L, Sanmartin I, Anderson CL, Susanna A, Buerki S, Galbany-casals M, Vilatersana R (2013) Reconstructing the evolution and biogeographic history of tribe Cardueae (Compositae). American Journal of Botany, 100 (5) : 867 - 882. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200058

Yahara T, Javadi F, Onoda Y, De QueirozLP, Faith DP, Prado DE, Akasaka M, Kadoya T, Ishihama F, Davies S, Slik JWF, Yi T, Ma K, Bin C, Darnaedi D, Pennington RT, Tuda M, Shimada M, Ito M, Egan AN, Buerki S, Raes N, Kajita T, Vatanparast M, Mimura M, Tachida H, Iwasa Y, Smith GF, Victor JE, Nkonki T (2013) Global legume diversity assessment: Concepts, key indicators, and strategies. Taxon, 62 (2) : 249 - 266. doi: 10.12705/622.12

Buerki SVEN, Davidson CHRISTOPHER, Pereira JOANT, Callmander MARTINW (2013) A new endemic species of Trigonachras (Sapindaceae) from Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). Phytotaxa, 88 (2) : 19 - 19. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.88.2.1

Buerki S, Manning JC, Forest F (2013) Spatio-temporal history of the disjunct family Tecophilaeaceae: a tale involving the colonization of three Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Annals of Botany, 111 (3) : 361 - 373. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs286

Buerki S, Devey DS, Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Forest F (2013) Spatio-temporal history of the endemic genera of Madagascar. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 171 (2) : 304 - 329. doi: 10.1111/boj.12008

Callmander MW, Buerki S (2013) Notes on New Caledonian Pandanaceae: Identity and Typifications of Pandanus Decumbens (Brongn.) Solms and Pandanus Reticulatus Vieill., with the New Species Pandanus Letocartiorum Callm. & Buerki. Candollea, 68 (1) : 51 - 60. doi: 10.15553/c2013v681a4

Borer M, Arrigo N, Buerki S, Naisbit RE, Alvarez N (2012) Climate oscillations and species interactions: large-scale congruence but regional differences in the phylogeographic structures of an alpine plant and its monophagous insect. Journal of Biogeography, 39 (8) : 1487 - 1498. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02703.x

Buerki S, Jose S, Yadav SR, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Forest F (2012) Contrasting Biogeographic and Diversification Patterns in Two Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems. PLoS ONE, 7 (6) : e39377 - e39377. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039377

Bone RUTHE, Strijk JOERIS, Fritsch PETERW, Buerki SVEN, Strasberg DOMINIQUE, Thébaud CHRISTOPHE, Hodkinson TREVORR (2012) Phylogenetic inference of Badula (Primulaceae), a rare and threatened genus endemic to the Mascarene Archipelago. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (2) : 284 - 296. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01221.x

Espíndola A, Buerki S, Alvarez N (2012) Ecological and historical drivers of diversification in the fly genus Chiastocheta Pokorny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63 (2) : 466 - 474. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.01.018

Zarrei M, Wilkin P, Ingrouille MJ, Leitch IJ, Buerki S, Fay MF, Chase MW (2012) Speciation and evolution in the Gagea reticulata species complex (Tulipeae; Liliaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62 (2) : 624 - 639. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.11.003

Barrabe L, Buerki S, Mouly A, Davis AP, Munzinger J, Maggia L (2012) Delimitation of the genus Margaritopsis (Rubiaceae) in the Asian, Australasian and Pacific region, based on molecular phylogenetic inference and morphology. Taxon, 61 : 1251 - 1268.

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Devey DS, Chappell L, Gallaher T, Munzinger J, Haevermans T, Forest F (2012) Straightening out the screw-pines: A first step in understanding phylogenetic relationships within Pandanaceae. Taxon, 61 : 1010 - 1020.

Buerki S, Forest F, Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Devey DS, Munzinger J (2012) Phylogenetic inference of New Caledonian lineages of Sapindaceae: Molecular evidence requires a reassessment of generic circumscriptions. Taxon, 61 : 109 - 119.

Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Forest F, Devey DS, Beentje H, Buerki S (2012) Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae): characterization, circumscription, and distribution of a new genus of screw-pines, with a synopsis of accepted species. Candollea, 67 : 323 - 345.

Espíndola A, Buerki S, Jacquier A, Ježek J, Alvarez N (2012) Phylogenetic relationships in the subfamily Psychodinae (Diptera, Psychodidae). Zoologica Scripta, 41 (5) : 489 - 498. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00544.x

Buerki S, Phillipson PB, Callmander MW (2011) A Taxonomic Revision of Gouania (Rhamnaceae) in Madagascar and the Other Islands of the Western Indian Ocean (The Comoro and Mascarene Islands, and the Seychelles) 1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 98 (2) : 157 - 195. doi: 10.3417/2007075

Triponez Y, Buerki S, Borer M, Naisbit RE, Rahier M, Alvarez N (2011) Discordances between phylogenetic and morphological patterns in alpine leaf beetles attest to an intricate biogeographic history of lineages in postglacial Europe. Molecular Ecology, 20 (11) : 2442 - 2463. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05096.x

Buerki S, Forest F, Alvarez N, Nylander JAA, Arrigo N, Sanmartín I (2011) An evaluation of new parsimony-based versus parametric inference methods in biogeography: a case study using the globally distributed plant family Sapindaceae. Journal of Biogeography, 38 (3) : 531 - 550. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02432.x

Buerki SVEN, Lowry IIPORTERP, Andriambololonera SYLVIE, Phillipson PETERB, Vary LAURA, Callmander MARTINW (2011) How to kill two genera with one tree: clarifying generic circumscriptions in an endemic Malagasy clade of Sapindaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 165 (3) : 223 - 234. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01106.x

Arrigo N, Buerki S, Sarr A, Guadagnuolo R, Kozlowski G (2011) Phylogenetics and phylogeography of the monocot genus Baldellia (Alismataceae): Mediterranean refugia, suture zones and implications for conservation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 58 (1) : 33 - 42. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.11.009

Borer M, Van NoortT, Arrigo N, Buerki S, Alvarez N (2011) Does a shift in host plants trigger speciation in the Alpine leaf beetle Oreina speciosissima (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)?. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : 310 - 310. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-310

Buerki S, Forest F, Salamin N, Alvarez N (2011) Comparative Performance of Supertree Algorithms in Large Data Sets Using the Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae) as a Case Study. Systematic Biology, 60 (1) : 32 - 44. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq057

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2011) Nomenclatural changes in the Malagasy endemic genus Tina Schult. (Sapindaceae). Candollea, 66 : 124 - 126.

Phillipson PB, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2011) Gouania tiliifolia : The Correct Name for Gouania scandens. Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 21 (4) : 481 - 482. doi: 10.3417/2011078

Borer M, Alvarez N, Buerki S, Margraf N, Rahier M, Naisbit RE (2010) The phylogeography of an alpine leaf beetle: Divergence within Oreina elongata spans several ice ages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57 (2) : 703 - 709. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.017

Arrigo N, Felber F, Parisod C, Buerki S, Alvarez N, David J, Guadagnuolo R (2010) Origin and expansion of the allotetraploid Aegilops geniculata, a wild relative of wheat. New Phytologist, 187 (4) : 1170 - 1180. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03328.x

Buerki S (2010) Phylogeny and circumscription of Sapindaceae revisited: molecular sequence data, morphology and biogeography support recognition of a new family, Xanthoceraceae. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 143 (2) : 148 - 159. doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2010.437

Espíndola A, Buerki SVEN, Bedalov MARIJA, Küpfer PHILIPPE, Alvarez NADIR (2010) New insights into the phylogenetics and biogeography of Arum (Araceae): unravelling its evolutionary history. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 163 (1) : 14 - 32. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01049.x

Buerki S, Lowry IIPP, Phillipson PB, Callmander MW (2010) Molecular Phylogenetic and Morphological Evidence Supports Recognition of Gereaua, a New Endemic Genus of Sapindaceae from Madagascar. Systematic Botany, 35 (1) : 172 - 180. doi: 10.1600/036364410790862669

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2010) The genus Brackenridgea A. Gray (Ochnaceae) in Madagascar. Candollea, 65 : 374 - 375.

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Phillipson PB (2009) A synoptic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 31 (2) : 301 - 309. doi: 10.5252/a2009n2a6

Burnier J, Buerki S, Arrigo N, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Genetic structure and evolution of Alpine polyploid complexes: Ranunculus kuepferi (Ranunculaceae) as a case study. Molecular Ecology, 18 (17) : 3730 - 3744. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04281.x

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Schüpfer F, Ravokatra M, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Malagasy Dracaena Vand. ex L. (Ruscaceae): an investigation of discrepancies between morphological features and spatial genetic structure at a small evolutionary scale. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 280 (1-2) : 15 - 28. doi: 10.1007/s00606-009-0162-z

Buerki S, Forest F, Acevedo-rodríguez P, Callmander MW, Nylander JAA, Harrington M, Sanmartín I, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Plastid and nuclear DNA markers reveal intricate relationships at subfamilial and tribal levels in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 51 (2) : 238 - 258. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.01.012

Callmander MW, Rakotovao C, Razafitsalama J, Phillipson PB, Buerki S, Hong-wa C, Rakotoarivelo N, Andriambololonera S, Koopman MM, Johnson DM, Deroin T, Ravoahangy A, Solo S, Labat J-N, Lowry PP (2009) New species from the Galoka and Kalabenono massifs: two unknown and severely threatened mountainous areas in NW Madagascar.. Candollea, 64 (2) : 179 - 202.

Kissling J, Buerki S, Mansion G (2009) Klackenbergia (Gentianaceae - Exaceae), a new endemic genus from Madagascar. Taxon, 58 : 907 - 912.

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Wohlhauser S (2008) A New Threatened Species of Pandanaceae From Northwestern Madagascar, Pandanus Sermolliana. Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 18 (4) : 421 - 424. doi: 10.3417/2007101

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Buerki S (2008) Révision du genre Bathiorhamnus Capuron (Rhamnaceae) endémique de Madagascar.. Adansonia (Paris, France : 1997), 30 (1) : 151 - 170.

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Buerki S (2008) Revision of endemic the genus Bathiorhamnus Capuron (Rhamnaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 30 : 151 - 170.

Laivao MO, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2007) Revision of Pandanus sect. Foullioya Warb. (Pandanaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 29 : 39 - 57.

Laivao MO, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2006) The species of Pandanus (Pandanaceae) with protuberant stigmas from eastern Madagascar.. Adansonia, 28 : 267 - 285.

Claudel C, Buerki S, Chatrou LW, Antonelli A, Alvarez N, Hetterscheid W (2017) Large-scale phylogenetic analysis of Amorphophallus (Araceae) derived from nuclear and plastid sequences reveals new subgeneric delineation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 184 (1) : 32 - 45. doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/box013

Examiner

External examiner, Doctoral degree
7/7/2015

External examiner, Doctoral degree
9/3/2015

External examiner, Doctoral degree
4/5/2014

External examiner, Doctoral degree

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Combining modelling and genetic approaches in conservation: application to the genus Capurodendron Aubrév. (Sapotaceae) in Madagascar, Biologie’16, the annual Swiss conference on Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, Biogeography and Conservation: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1/2/2016.

Invited speaker, Combining modelling and genetic approaches in conservation: application to the genus Capurodendron Aubrév. (Sapotaceae) in Madagascar, SwissPlant 2016 meeting, Les Diablerets, Switzerland: 5/1/2016.

Keynote speaker, Evolutionary patterns in Eulophiinae orchids: insights from Afro-Madagascan taxa, European Orchid Show and Conference: Royal Botanic Gardens, London, London, United Kingdom, 8/4/2015.

Invited speaker, Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots, Conservatoire et Jardins botanique de la ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, 5/3/2015.

Invited speaker, A macro-ecological perspective on CAM photosynthesis evolution: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 12/11/2014.

Invited speaker, Incorporating evolutionary processes into conservation programmes: Madagascar as a case study, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, Singapore, 14/10/2014.

Invited speaker, Towards a taxonomic revision of the Pandanaceae for Thailand, 16th Flora of Thailand conference, Thai botany and the European connection: Building on 100 years of collaboration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: 10/9/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the screw-pine genus Benstonea (Pandanaceae), Botany, new frontiers in botany, Boise, USA: 9/7/2014.

Keynote speaker, NGS analysis of insect collection specimens: a gold mine for evolutionary biologists, Collections-based research in the genomic era, Linnean Society, London, UK: 2/4/2014.

Keynote speaker, Collections-based research in the genomic era, Linnean Society, London, UK: 2/4/2014.

Keynote speaker, Incorporating evolutionary processes into conservation programmes: Madagascar as a case study, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation, Royal Society discussion meeting, London, UK: 3/3/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the endemic genera of Madagascar, 20th AETFAT Congress, Stellenbosh, South Africa: 8/1/2014.

Invited speaker, A treasure hunt for Malagasy Bignoniaceae is under-way: so many gems still to be discovered, 20th AETFAT Congress, Stellenbosh, South Africa: 7/1/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the screw-pine genus Benstonea (Pandanaceae): with an emphasis on Malesian species, IX International Floral Malesiana Symposium, Bogor, Indonesia: 14/8/2013.

Keynote speaker, Revisiting the systematics and biogeography of the Pandanaceae based on new phylogenetic and morphological evidence, IX International Floral Malesiana Symposium, Bogor, Indonesia: 12/8/2013.

Invited speaker, Progress in the systematics of Aloe L. (subfamily Asphodeloideae, Xanthorrhoeaceae), Monocots V, New York, USA: 9/7/2013.

Invited speaker, The abrupt climate change at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary and the emergence of Southeast Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages, Queen Mary University, London, UK: 8/5/2013.

Invited speaker, Biogeography and phylogenetic diversity of Madagascan Legumes: implications for the conservation of the flora, Oxford University, Oxford, UK: 10/4/2013.

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD thesis, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2005 - 2009

Master thesis, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2000 - 2005

Employment history

Academic

Research associate, Missouri Botanical Garden, United States, 2010 - ongoing

Plant Evolutionary Biologist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Jodrell Laboratory, United Kingdom, 2012 - 2014

Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Jodrell Laboratory, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

SNSF postdoctoral fellow, Real Jardin Botanico, Madrid, Spain, 2009 - 2010

Highlighted publications

Bone RE, Smith JAC, Arrigo N, Buerki S (2015) A macro-ecological perspective on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis evolution in Afro-Madagascan drylands: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study. New Phytologist, 208 (2) : 469 - 481. doi: 10.1111/nph.13572

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Bachman S, Moat J, Labat J-N, et al. (2015) Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140014 - 20140014. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0014

Barrabé L, Maggia L, Pillon Y, Rigault F, Mouly A, et al. (2014) New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71 : 15 - 35. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.10.020

Forest F, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Baker D, Colville JF, et al. (2014) Pollinator shifts as triggers of speciation in painted petal irises (Lapeirousia: Iridaceae). Annals of Botany, 113 (2) : 357 - 371. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct248

Devey DS, Forest F, Rakotonasolo F, Ma P, Dentinger BTM, et al. (2013) A snapshot of extinction in action: The decline and imminent demise of the endemic Eligmocarpus Capuron (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae) serves as an example of the fragility of Madagascan ecosystems. South African Journal of Botany, 89 : 273 - 280. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.013

Buerki S, Forest F, Stadler T, Alvarez N (2013) The abrupt climate change at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary and the emergence of South-East Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages. Annals of Botany, 112 (1) : 151 - 160. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct106

Projects

Grants

A botanical framework to assess lemurs' diets and seed dispersal capacities
Role: Principal investigatorBuerki SC
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £18,600 (to Museum £18,600)
Dates: 2017 - 2018

A botanical framework to assess lemurs' diets and seed dispersal capacities
Role: Principal investigatorBuerki S
Co-investigator: Portela Miguez R
Funding: National Geographic Society
Total value £18,600 (to Museum £18,600)

Professional activities

Editorships

Associate editor, Systematics and Biodiversity, 2015 - on going.

Associate editor, Systematic Botany, 2014 - on going.

Subject editor, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2014 - on going.

Associate editor, PLoS ONE, 2014 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Claudel C, Buerki S, Chatrou LW, Antonelli A, Alvarez N, Hetterscheid W (2017) Large-scale phylogenetic analysis of Amorphophallus (Araceae) derived from nuclear and plastid sequences reveals new subgeneric delineation. BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 184 (1) : 32 - 45.

Pitteloud C, Arrigo N, Suchan T, Mastretta-yanes A, Vila R, Dincă V, Hernández-roldán J, Brockmann E, Chittaro Y, Kleckova I, Fumagalli L, Buerki S, Pellissier L, Alvarez N (2017) Climatic niche evolution is faster in sympatric than allopatric lineages of the butterfly genus Pyrgus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1852) : 20170208 - 20170208. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0208

Pillon Y, Buerki S (2017) How old are island endemics?. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 121 (2) : 469 - 474. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx005

Landrein S, Buerki S, Wang H-F, Clarkson JJ (2017) Untangling the reticulate history of species complexes and horticultural breeds in Abelia (Caprifoliaceae). Annals of Botany, 120 (2) : 257 - 269. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw279

Pillon Y, Barrabé L, Buerki S (2017) How many genera of vascular plants are endemic to New Caledonia? A critical review based on phylogenetic evidence. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 183 (2) : 177 - 198. doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/bow001

Santos MF, Lucas E, Sano PT, Buerki S, Staggemeier VG, Forest F (2017) Biogeographical patterns of Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae) and their correlation with geological and climatic history in the Neotropics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 108 : 34 - 48. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.01.012

Buerki S, Gallaher T, Booth T, Brewer G, Forest F, Pereira JT, Callmander MW (2016) Biogeography and evolution of the screw-pine genus Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae). Candollea, 71 (2) : 217 - 229. doi: 10.15553/c2016v712a8

Callmander MW, Buerki S (2016) Two new threatened species of Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae) from Sabah (Borneo, Malaysia). Candollea, 71 (2) : 257 - 263. doi: 10.15553/c2016v712a10

Gallaher T, Callmander MW, Buerki S, Setsuko S, Keeley SC (2017) Navigating the ‘broad freeway’: ocean currents and inland isolation drive diversification in the Pandanus tectorius complex (Pandanaceae). Journal of Biogeography, 44 (7) : 1598 - 1611. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12933

Muellner-riehl AN, Weeks A, Clayton JW, Buerki S, Nauheimer L, Chiang Y-C, Cody S, Pell SK (2016) Molecular phylogenetics and molecular clock dating of Sapindales based on plastid rbcL, atpB and trnL-trnF DNA sequences. Taxon, 65 (5) : 1019 - 1036. doi: 10.12705/655.5

Callmander MARTINW, Keim ARYP, Heatubun CHARLIED, Homot PETER, Buerki SVEN (2016) Lifting the curtain on our knowledge on New Guinean Benstonea (Pandanaceae). Phytotaxa, 275 (2) : 168 - 168. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.275.2.8

Munzinger J, Lowry PP, Buerki S, Callmander MW (2016) A Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic New Caledonian Genus Storthocalyx (Sapindaceae). Systematic Botany, 41 (2) : 387 - 400. doi: 10.1600/036364416X691902

Callmander MW, Keim AP, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2015) The Genus Pandanus Parkinson (Pandanaceae) on Halmahera Island (Moluccas, Indonesia) with Descriptions of Three New Species and a Key to the Species on the Island. Candollea, 70 (2) : 179 - 195. doi: 10.15553/c2015v702a2

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Plunkett GM, Edwards MB, Buerki S (2016) Generic delimitations, biogeography and evolution in the tribe Coleeae (Bignoniaceae), endemic to Madagascar and the smaller islands of the western Indian Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 96 : 178 - 186. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.11.016

Buerki S, Baker WJ (2016) Collections-based research in the genomic era. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117 (1) : 5 - 10. doi: 10.1111/bij.12721

Darbyshire I, Simmons MP, Cappa JJ, Breteler FJ, Buerki S (2016) Pleurostylia serrulata and Two Allied New Species from Africa are Actually Members of the New World Crossopetalum (Celastraceae). Systematic Botany, 41 (4) : 851 - 864. doi: 10.1600/036364416X693955

Grace OM, Buerki S, Symonds M, Forest F, Van WykAE, Smith GF, Klopper RR, Bjorå CS, Neale S, Demissew S, Simmonds M, Rønsted N (2015) Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15 (1) : 29 - 29. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0291-7

Kenyon SG, Buerki S, Hansson C, Alvarez N, Benrey B (2015) Uncovering Cryptic Parasitoid Diversity in Horismenus (Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae). PLOS ONE, 10 (9) : e0136063 - e0136063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136063

Bone RE, Cribb PJ, Buerki S (2015) Phylogenetics of Eulophiinae (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae): evolutionary patterns and implications for generic delimitation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 179 (1) : 43 - 56. doi: 10.1111/boj.12299

Bone RE, Smith JAC, Arrigo N, Buerki S (2015) A macro-ecological perspective on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis evolution in Afro-Madagascan drylands: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study. New Phytologist, 208 (2) : 469 - 481. doi: 10.1111/nph.13572

Callmander MW, Munzinger J, Buerki S, Lowry PP (2015) Novitates Neocaledonicae. II. Acropogon moratianus Callm., Munzinger & Lowry, sp. nov. (Malvaceae, Sterculieae): a rare and threatened new species from New Caledonia. Adansonia, 37 (1) : 131 - 137. doi: 10.5252/a2015n1a8

Gallaher T, Callmander MW, Buerki S, Keeley SC (2015) A long distance dispersal hypothesis for the Pandanaceae and the origins of the Pandanus tectorius complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 83 : 20 - 32. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.11.002

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Bachman S, Moat J, Labat J-N, Forest F (2015) Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370 (1662) : 20140014 - 20140014. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0014

Callmander MW, Buerki SVEN, Keim ARYP, Phillipson PETERB (2014)

Notes on Benstonea (Pandanaceae) from the islands of Halmahera, New Guinea and Sulawesi

. Phytotaxa, 175 (3) : 161 - 161. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.175.3.6

Sothers C, Prance G, Buerki S, De KokR, Chase M (2014) Taxonomic novelties in Neotropical Chrysobalanaceae: towards a monophyletic Couepia. Phytotaxa, 172 (3) : 176 - 176. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.172.3.2

Barrabé L, Maggia L, Pillon Y, Rigault F, Mouly A, Davis AP, Buerki S (2014) New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71 : 15 - 35. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.10.020

Buerki S, Forest F, Alvarez N (2014) Proto-South-East Asia as a trigger of early angiosperm diversification. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 174 (3) : 326 - 333. doi: 10.1111/boj.12129

Forest F, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Baker D, Colville JF, Devey DS, Jose S, Kaye M, Buerki S (2014) Pollinator shifts as triggers of speciation in painted petal irises (Lapeirousia: Iridaceae). Annals of Botany, 113 (2) : 357 - 371. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct248

Inda LA, Sanmartín I, Buerki S, Catalán P (2014) Mediterranean origin and Miocene-Holocene Old World diversification of meadow fescues and ryegrasses ( Festuca subgenus Schedonorus and Lolium ). Journal of Biogeography, 41 (3) : 600 - 614. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12211

Strijk JS, Bone RE, Thébaud C, Buerki S, Fritsch PW, Hodkinson TR, Strasberg D (2014) Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian Ocean islands. Journal of Biogeography, 41 (4) : 810 - 822. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12259

Bone RE, Sanz E, Buerki S (2014) The Transfer of Eulophia Beravensis Rchb. f. to Oeceoclades Lindl., a Genus with Its Centre of Diversity in Madagascar (Eulophiinae, Orchidaceae). Candollea, 69 (2) : 201 - 205. doi: 10.15553/c2014v692a13

Buerki S, Doherty R, Gautier L, Callmander MW (2014) Rediscovery of the Genus Tsingya Capuron (Sapindaceae) and Its Phylogenetic Position. Candollea, 69 (2) : 195 - 200. doi: 10.15553/c2014v692a12

Munzinger J, Lowry PP, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2013) A Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic New Caledonian Genus Podonephelium Baill. (Sapindaceae). Systematic Botany, 38 (4) : 1105 - 1124. doi: 10.1600/036364413X674814

Tosh J, Dessein S, Buerki S, Groeninckx I, Mouly A, Bremer B, Smets EF, De BlockP (2013) Evolutionary history of the Afro-Madagascan Ixora species (Rubiaceae): species diversification and distribution of key morphological traits inferred from dated molecular phylogenetic trees. Annals of Botany, 112 (9) : 1723 - 1742. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct222

Devey DS, Forest F, Rakotonasolo F, Ma P, Dentinger BTM, Buerki S (2013) A snapshot of extinction in action: The decline and imminent demise of the endemic Eligmocarpus Capuron (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae) serves as an example of the fragility of Madagascan ecosystems. South African Journal of Botany, 89 : 273 - 280. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.013

Callmander MARTINW, Buerki SVEN (2013)

Corrections to Phytotaxa 112: Update on the systematics of Benstonea (Pandanaceae)

. Phytotaxa, 125 (1) : 59 - 59. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.125.1.9

Buerki S, Forest F, Stadler T, Alvarez N (2013) The abrupt climate change at the Eocene–Oligocene boundary and the emergence of South-East Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages. Annals of Botany, 112 (1) : 151 - 160. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct106

Christenhusz MJM, Govaerts R, David JC, Hall T, Borland K, Roberts PS, Tuomisto A, Buerki S, Chase MW, Fay MF (2013) Tiptoe through the tulips - cultural history, molecular phylogenetics and classification of Tulipa (Liliaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 172 (3) : 280 - 328. doi: 10.1111/boj.12061

Callmander MARTINW, Booth THOMASJ, Beentje HENK, Buerki SVEN (2013) Update on the systematics of Benstonea (Pandanaceae): When a visionary taxonomist foresees phylogenetic relationships. Phytotaxa, 112 (2) : 57 - 57. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.112.2.4

Barres L, Sanmartin I, Anderson CL, Susanna A, Buerki S, Galbany-casals M, Vilatersana R (2013) Reconstructing the evolution and biogeographic history of tribe Cardueae (Compositae). American Journal of Botany, 100 (5) : 867 - 882. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200058

Yahara T, Javadi F, Onoda Y, De QueirozLP, Faith DP, Prado DE, Akasaka M, Kadoya T, Ishihama F, Davies S, Slik JWF, Yi T, Ma K, Bin C, Darnaedi D, Pennington RT, Tuda M, Shimada M, Ito M, Egan AN, Buerki S, Raes N, Kajita T, Vatanparast M, Mimura M, Tachida H, Iwasa Y, Smith GF, Victor JE, Nkonki T (2013) Global legume diversity assessment: Concepts, key indicators, and strategies. Taxon, 62 (2) : 249 - 266. doi: 10.12705/622.12

Buerki SVEN, Davidson CHRISTOPHER, Pereira JOANT, Callmander MARTINW (2013) A new endemic species of Trigonachras (Sapindaceae) from Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). Phytotaxa, 88 (2) : 19 - 19. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.88.2.1

Buerki S, Manning JC, Forest F (2013) Spatio-temporal history of the disjunct family Tecophilaeaceae: a tale involving the colonization of three Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Annals of Botany, 111 (3) : 361 - 373. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs286

Buerki S, Devey DS, Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Forest F (2013) Spatio-temporal history of the endemic genera of Madagascar. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 171 (2) : 304 - 329. doi: 10.1111/boj.12008

Callmander MW, Buerki S (2013) Notes on New Caledonian Pandanaceae: Identity and Typifications of Pandanus Decumbens (Brongn.) Solms and Pandanus Reticulatus Vieill., with the New Species Pandanus Letocartiorum Callm. & Buerki. Candollea, 68 (1) : 51 - 60. doi: 10.15553/c2013v681a4

Borer M, Arrigo N, Buerki S, Naisbit RE, Alvarez N (2012) Climate oscillations and species interactions: large-scale congruence but regional differences in the phylogeographic structures of an alpine plant and its monophagous insect. Journal of Biogeography, 39 (8) : 1487 - 1498. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02703.x

Buerki S, Jose S, Yadav SR, Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Forest F (2012) Contrasting Biogeographic and Diversification Patterns in Two Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems. PLoS ONE, 7 (6) : e39377 - e39377. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039377

Bone RUTHE, Strijk JOERIS, Fritsch PETERW, Buerki SVEN, Strasberg DOMINIQUE, Thébaud CHRISTOPHE, Hodkinson TREVORR (2012) Phylogenetic inference of Badula (Primulaceae), a rare and threatened genus endemic to the Mascarene Archipelago. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 169 (2) : 284 - 296. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01221.x

Espíndola A, Buerki S, Alvarez N (2012) Ecological and historical drivers of diversification in the fly genus Chiastocheta Pokorny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63 (2) : 466 - 474. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.01.018

Zarrei M, Wilkin P, Ingrouille MJ, Leitch IJ, Buerki S, Fay MF, Chase MW (2012) Speciation and evolution in the Gagea reticulata species complex (Tulipeae; Liliaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62 (2) : 624 - 639. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.11.003

Barrabe L, Buerki S, Mouly A, Davis AP, Munzinger J, Maggia L (2012) Delimitation of the genus Margaritopsis (Rubiaceae) in the Asian, Australasian and Pacific region, based on molecular phylogenetic inference and morphology. Taxon, 61 : 1251 - 1268.

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Devey DS, Chappell L, Gallaher T, Munzinger J, Haevermans T, Forest F (2012) Straightening out the screw-pines: A first step in understanding phylogenetic relationships within Pandanaceae. Taxon, 61 : 1010 - 1020.

Buerki S, Forest F, Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Devey DS, Munzinger J (2012) Phylogenetic inference of New Caledonian lineages of Sapindaceae: Molecular evidence requires a reassessment of generic circumscriptions. Taxon, 61 : 109 - 119.

Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Forest F, Devey DS, Beentje H, Buerki S (2012) Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (Pandanaceae): characterization, circumscription, and distribution of a new genus of screw-pines, with a synopsis of accepted species. Candollea, 67 : 323 - 345.

Espíndola A, Buerki S, Jacquier A, Ježek J, Alvarez N (2012) Phylogenetic relationships in the subfamily Psychodinae (Diptera, Psychodidae). Zoologica Scripta, 41 (5) : 489 - 498. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00544.x

Buerki S, Phillipson PB, Callmander MW (2011) A Taxonomic Revision of Gouania (Rhamnaceae) in Madagascar and the Other Islands of the Western Indian Ocean (The Comoro and Mascarene Islands, and the Seychelles) 1. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 98 (2) : 157 - 195. doi: 10.3417/2007075

Triponez Y, Buerki S, Borer M, Naisbit RE, Rahier M, Alvarez N (2011) Discordances between phylogenetic and morphological patterns in alpine leaf beetles attest to an intricate biogeographic history of lineages in postglacial Europe. Molecular Ecology, 20 (11) : 2442 - 2463. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05096.x

Buerki S, Forest F, Alvarez N, Nylander JAA, Arrigo N, Sanmartín I (2011) An evaluation of new parsimony-based versus parametric inference methods in biogeography: a case study using the globally distributed plant family Sapindaceae. Journal of Biogeography, 38 (3) : 531 - 550. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02432.x

Buerki SVEN, Lowry IIPORTERP, Andriambololonera SYLVIE, Phillipson PETERB, Vary LAURA, Callmander MARTINW (2011) How to kill two genera with one tree: clarifying generic circumscriptions in an endemic Malagasy clade of Sapindaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 165 (3) : 223 - 234. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01106.x

Arrigo N, Buerki S, Sarr A, Guadagnuolo R, Kozlowski G (2011) Phylogenetics and phylogeography of the monocot genus Baldellia (Alismataceae): Mediterranean refugia, suture zones and implications for conservation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 58 (1) : 33 - 42. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.11.009

Borer M, Van NoortT, Arrigo N, Buerki S, Alvarez N (2011) Does a shift in host plants trigger speciation in the Alpine leaf beetle Oreina speciosissima (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)?. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : 310 - 310. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-310

Buerki S, Forest F, Salamin N, Alvarez N (2011) Comparative Performance of Supertree Algorithms in Large Data Sets Using the Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae) as a Case Study. Systematic Biology, 60 (1) : 32 - 44. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq057

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2011) Nomenclatural changes in the Malagasy endemic genus Tina Schult. (Sapindaceae). Candollea, 66 : 124 - 126.

Phillipson PB, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2011) Gouania tiliifolia : The Correct Name for Gouania scandens. Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 21 (4) : 481 - 482. doi: 10.3417/2011078

Borer M, Alvarez N, Buerki S, Margraf N, Rahier M, Naisbit RE (2010) The phylogeography of an alpine leaf beetle: Divergence within Oreina elongata spans several ice ages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57 (2) : 703 - 709. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.017

Arrigo N, Felber F, Parisod C, Buerki S, Alvarez N, David J, Guadagnuolo R (2010) Origin and expansion of the allotetraploid Aegilops geniculata, a wild relative of wheat. New Phytologist, 187 (4) : 1170 - 1180. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03328.x

Buerki S (2010) Phylogeny and circumscription of Sapindaceae revisited: molecular sequence data, morphology and biogeography support recognition of a new family, Xanthoceraceae. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 143 (2) : 148 - 159. doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2010.437

Espíndola A, Buerki SVEN, Bedalov MARIJA, Küpfer PHILIPPE, Alvarez NADIR (2010) New insights into the phylogenetics and biogeography of Arum (Araceae): unravelling its evolutionary history. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 163 (1) : 14 - 32. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01049.x

Buerki S, Lowry IIPP, Phillipson PB, Callmander MW (2010) Molecular Phylogenetic and Morphological Evidence Supports Recognition of Gereaua, a New Endemic Genus of Sapindaceae from Madagascar. Systematic Botany, 35 (1) : 172 - 180. doi: 10.1600/036364410790862669

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Phillipson PB (2010) The genus Brackenridgea A. Gray (Ochnaceae) in Madagascar. Candollea, 65 : 374 - 375.

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Lowry PP, Phillipson PB (2009) A synoptic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 31 (2) : 301 - 309. doi: 10.5252/a2009n2a6

Burnier J, Buerki S, Arrigo N, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Genetic structure and evolution of Alpine polyploid complexes: Ranunculus kuepferi (Ranunculaceae) as a case study. Molecular Ecology, 18 (17) : 3730 - 3744. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04281.x

Buerki S, Callmander MW, Schüpfer F, Ravokatra M, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Malagasy Dracaena Vand. ex L. (Ruscaceae): an investigation of discrepancies between morphological features and spatial genetic structure at a small evolutionary scale. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 280 (1-2) : 15 - 28. doi: 10.1007/s00606-009-0162-z

Buerki S, Forest F, Acevedo-rodríguez P, Callmander MW, Nylander JAA, Harrington M, Sanmartín I, Küpfer P, Alvarez N (2009) Plastid and nuclear DNA markers reveal intricate relationships at subfamilial and tribal levels in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 51 (2) : 238 - 258. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.01.012

Callmander MW, Rakotovao C, Razafitsalama J, Phillipson PB, Buerki S, Hong-wa C, Rakotoarivelo N, Andriambololonera S, Koopman MM, Johnson DM, Deroin T, Ravoahangy A, Solo S, Labat J-N, Lowry PP (2009) New species from the Galoka and Kalabenono massifs: two unknown and severely threatened mountainous areas in NW Madagascar.. Candollea, 64 (2) : 179 - 202.

Kissling J, Buerki S, Mansion G (2009) Klackenbergia (Gentianaceae - Exaceae), a new endemic genus from Madagascar. Taxon, 58 : 907 - 912.

Callmander MW, Buerki S, Wohlhauser S (2008) A New Threatened Species of Pandanaceae From Northwestern Madagascar, Pandanus Sermolliana. Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature, 18 (4) : 421 - 424. doi: 10.3417/2007101

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Buerki S (2008) Révision du genre Bathiorhamnus Capuron (Rhamnaceae) endémique de Madagascar.. Adansonia (Paris, France : 1997), 30 (1) : 151 - 170.

Callmander MW, Phillipson PB, Buerki S (2008) Revision of endemic the genus Bathiorhamnus Capuron (Rhamnaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 30 : 151 - 170.

Laivao MO, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2007) Revision of Pandanus sect. Foullioya Warb. (Pandanaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, 29 : 39 - 57.

Laivao MO, Callmander MW, Buerki S (2006) The species of Pandanus (Pandanaceae) with protuberant stigmas from eastern Madagascar.. Adansonia, 28 : 267 - 285.

Claudel C, Buerki S, Chatrou LW, Antonelli A, Alvarez N, Hetterscheid W (2017) Large-scale phylogenetic analysis of Amorphophallus (Araceae) derived from nuclear and plastid sequences reveals new subgeneric delineation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 184 (1) : 32 - 45. doi: 10.1093/botlinnean/box013

Teaching and students

Examiner

External examiner, Doctoral degree
7/7/2015

External examiner, Doctoral degree
9/3/2015

External examiner, Doctoral degree
4/5/2014

External examiner, Doctoral degree

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Combining modelling and genetic approaches in conservation: application to the genus Capurodendron Aubrév. (Sapotaceae) in Madagascar, Biologie’16, the annual Swiss conference on Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, Biogeography and Conservation: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1/2/2016.

Invited speaker, Combining modelling and genetic approaches in conservation: application to the genus Capurodendron Aubrév. (Sapotaceae) in Madagascar, SwissPlant 2016 meeting, Les Diablerets, Switzerland: 5/1/2016.

Keynote speaker, Evolutionary patterns in Eulophiinae orchids: insights from Afro-Madagascan taxa, European Orchid Show and Conference: Royal Botanic Gardens, London, London, United Kingdom, 8/4/2015.

Invited speaker, Incorporating evolutionary history into conservation planning in biodiversity hotspots, Conservatoire et Jardins botanique de la ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, 5/3/2015.

Invited speaker, A macro-ecological perspective on CAM photosynthesis evolution: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 12/11/2014.

Invited speaker, Incorporating evolutionary processes into conservation programmes: Madagascar as a case study, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, Singapore, 14/10/2014.

Invited speaker, Towards a taxonomic revision of the Pandanaceae for Thailand, 16th Flora of Thailand conference, Thai botany and the European connection: Building on 100 years of collaboration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: 10/9/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the screw-pine genus Benstonea (Pandanaceae), Botany, new frontiers in botany, Boise, USA: 9/7/2014.

Keynote speaker, NGS analysis of insect collection specimens: a gold mine for evolutionary biologists, Collections-based research in the genomic era, Linnean Society, London, UK: 2/4/2014.

Keynote speaker, Collections-based research in the genomic era, Linnean Society, London, UK: 2/4/2014.

Keynote speaker, Incorporating evolutionary processes into conservation programmes: Madagascar as a case study, Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation, Royal Society discussion meeting, London, UK: 3/3/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the endemic genera of Madagascar, 20th AETFAT Congress, Stellenbosh, South Africa: 8/1/2014.

Invited speaker, A treasure hunt for Malagasy Bignoniaceae is under-way: so many gems still to be discovered, 20th AETFAT Congress, Stellenbosh, South Africa: 7/1/2014.

Invited speaker, Spatio-temporal history of the screw-pine genus Benstonea (Pandanaceae): with an emphasis on Malesian species, IX International Floral Malesiana Symposium, Bogor, Indonesia: 14/8/2013.

Keynote speaker, Revisiting the systematics and biogeography of the Pandanaceae based on new phylogenetic and morphological evidence, IX International Floral Malesiana Symposium, Bogor, Indonesia: 12/8/2013.

Invited speaker, Progress in the systematics of Aloe L. (subfamily Asphodeloideae, Xanthorrhoeaceae), Monocots V, New York, USA: 9/7/2013.

Invited speaker, The abrupt climate change at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary and the emergence of Southeast Asia triggered the spread of sapindaceous lineages, Queen Mary University, London, UK: 8/5/2013.

Invited speaker, Biogeography and phylogenetic diversity of Madagascan Legumes: implications for the conservation of the flora, Oxford University, Oxford, UK: 10/4/2013.