Fern diversity on oceanic islands

Fern diversity on oceanic islands: the Mascarenes and Macaronesia

Oceanic islands are often valued as Darwinian laboratories. In our studies we focus on two main islands of the Mascarene Islands - Mauritius and Réunion - as an example of fern diversification on geologically-young tropical oceanic islands.

The results of this project will be compared with the patterns and processes discovered in independent studies on the evolution of Macaronesian ferns.

This project is supported by the Marie-Curie Fellowship granted to Sabine Hennequin.

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