Dr Xavier Aubriot

Dr Xavier Aubriot

Research Assistant - Solanaceae DNA Taxonomy

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
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Summary

Passionate about the morphological and ecological diversity of land plants, I am a botanist manly interested in two largely diversified Angiosperm groups, the genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) and the genus Solanum L. (Solanaceae). These giant genera are characterized by impressive morphological diversities and cosmopolitan distributions. The morphological diversity, especially when associated with the characteristic of the habitats, becomes a particularly promising subject to attempt a more formal description of the ties between the plants and their environmental conditions.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD in Plant Biology and Sciences of Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France, 2009 - 2012

Master of Science, Speciality: Systematics, Evolution and Paleontology [French: Master 1 & Master 2], Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France, 2007 - 2009

Bachelor of Science [French: Licence de Biologie], Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France, 2003 - 2007

Employment history

Academic

Post doctoral research assistant in tropical Asia spiny solanums phylogenetics and taxonomy, Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

PhD Missionary in Plant Biology and Sciences of Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, ISYEB - UMR 7205 CNRS MNHN UPMC EPHE, France, 2009 - 2012

Highlighted publications

Evans M, Aubriot X, Hearn D, Lanciaux M, Lavergne S, et al. (2014) Insights on the evolution of plant succulence from a remarkable radiation in Madagascar (Euphorbia).. Syst Biol, 63 (5) : 697 - 711. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu035

Publications

Soulebeau A, Aubriot X, Gaudeul M, Rouhan G, Hennequin S, Haevermans T, Dubuisson J-Y, Jabbour F (2015) The hypothesis of adaptive radiation in evolutionary biology: hard facts about a hazy concept. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 15 (4) : 747 - 761. doi: 10.1007/s13127-015-0220-z

Soulebeau A, Pellens R, Lowry IIPP, Aubriot X, Evans MEK, Haevermans T (2016) Conservation of Phylogenetic Diversity in Madagascar’s Largest Endemic Plant Family, Sarcolaenaceae, In: Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics, Pellens R, Grandcolas P (Eds). Springer : 355 - 374.

Evans M, Aubriot X, Hearn D, Lanciaux M, Lavergne S, Cruaud C, Lowry PP, Haevermans T (2014) Insights on the evolution of plant succulence from a remarkable radiation in Madagascar (Euphorbia).. Syst Biol, 63 (5) : 697 - 711. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu035

Aubriot X, Lowry PP, Haevermans T (2014) Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy endemic and enigmatic Euphorbia section Pachysanthae (Euphorbiaceae). Phytotaxa, 159 : 221 - 235.

Dorsey BL, Haevermans T, Aubriot X, Morawetz JJ, Riina R, Steinmann VW, Berry PE (2013) Phylogenetics, morphological evolution, and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Euphorbia. Taxon, 62 (2) : 291 - 315. doi: 10.12705/622.1

Aubriot X, Lowry PP, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Haevermans T (2013) DNA barcoding in a biodiversity hot spot: potential value for the identification of Malagasy Euphorbia L. listed in CITES Appendices I and II. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13 (1) : 57 - 65. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12028

Yang, Y, Riina, R, Morawetz, J, Haevermans, T, Aubriot X, Berry, PE (2012) Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon, 61 (4) : 764 - 789.

Haevermans T, Rouhan G, Hetterscheid W, Teissier M, Belarbi K, Aubriot X, Labat J-N (2009) Chaos revisited: nomenclature and typification of the Malagasy endemic Euphorbia subgenus Lacanthis (Raf.) M.G.Gilbert. Adansonia, 31 (2) : 279 - 299. doi: 10.5252/a2009n2a5

Introduction

Summary

Passionate about the morphological and ecological diversity of land plants, I am a botanist manly interested in two largely diversified Angiosperm groups, the genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) and the genus Solanum L. (Solanaceae). These giant genera are characterized by impressive morphological diversities and cosmopolitan distributions. The morphological diversity, especially when associated with the characteristic of the habitats, becomes a particularly promising subject to attempt a more formal description of the ties between the plants and their environmental conditions.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD in Plant Biology and Sciences of Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France, 2009 - 2012

Master of Science, Speciality: Systematics, Evolution and Paleontology [French: Master 1 & Master 2], Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France, 2007 - 2009

Bachelor of Science [French: Licence de Biologie], Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, France, 2003 - 2007

Employment history

Academic

Post doctoral research assistant in tropical Asia spiny solanums phylogenetics and taxonomy, Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

PhD Missionary in Plant Biology and Sciences of Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, ISYEB - UMR 7205 CNRS MNHN UPMC EPHE, France, 2009 - 2012

Highlighted publications

Evans M, Aubriot X, Hearn D, Lanciaux M, Lavergne S, et al. (2014) Insights on the evolution of plant succulence from a remarkable radiation in Madagascar (Euphorbia).. Syst Biol, 63 (5) : 697 - 711. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu035

Publications

Publications

Soulebeau A, Aubriot X, Gaudeul M, Rouhan G, Hennequin S, Haevermans T, Dubuisson J-Y, Jabbour F (2015) The hypothesis of adaptive radiation in evolutionary biology: hard facts about a hazy concept. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 15 (4) : 747 - 761. doi: 10.1007/s13127-015-0220-z

Soulebeau A, Pellens R, Lowry IIPP, Aubriot X, Evans MEK, Haevermans T (2016) Conservation of Phylogenetic Diversity in Madagascar’s Largest Endemic Plant Family, Sarcolaenaceae, In: Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics, Pellens R, Grandcolas P (Eds). Springer : 355 - 374.

Evans M, Aubriot X, Hearn D, Lanciaux M, Lavergne S, Cruaud C, Lowry PP, Haevermans T (2014) Insights on the evolution of plant succulence from a remarkable radiation in Madagascar (Euphorbia).. Syst Biol, 63 (5) : 697 - 711. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syu035

Aubriot X, Lowry PP, Haevermans T (2014) Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy endemic and enigmatic Euphorbia section Pachysanthae (Euphorbiaceae). Phytotaxa, 159 : 221 - 235.

Dorsey BL, Haevermans T, Aubriot X, Morawetz JJ, Riina R, Steinmann VW, Berry PE (2013) Phylogenetics, morphological evolution, and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Euphorbia. Taxon, 62 (2) : 291 - 315. doi: 10.12705/622.1

Aubriot X, Lowry PP, Cruaud C, Couloux A, Haevermans T (2013) DNA barcoding in a biodiversity hot spot: potential value for the identification of Malagasy Euphorbia L. listed in CITES Appendices I and II. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13 (1) : 57 - 65. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12028

Yang, Y, Riina, R, Morawetz, J, Haevermans, T, Aubriot X, Berry, PE (2012) Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon, 61 (4) : 764 - 789.

Haevermans T, Rouhan G, Hetterscheid W, Teissier M, Belarbi K, Aubriot X, Labat J-N (2009) Chaos revisited: nomenclature and typification of the Malagasy endemic Euphorbia subgenus Lacanthis (Raf.) M.G.Gilbert. Adansonia, 31 (2) : 279 - 299. doi: 10.5252/a2009n2a5