Current position

  • C.N.R.S. Research Scientist| UMR AMAP, Montpellier (2011-present)
  • Research Associate (adjunct) | University of Kansas -Biodiversity Institute (2015-present)

Education & previous positions

2018 HDR (habilitation*) | Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
2008-2011 Postdoc in Paleobotany | University of Kansas.
2007 PhD, Paleontology, Paleobiology, Phylogeny | Université de Montpellier.
2004 DEA (≈ MSc.), Paleontology, Paleobiology, Phylogeny | Université de Montpellier
2003 Maitrise, Population and Ecosystem Biology | Université Toulouse 3.
2002 Licence (BSc), Organismal and Population Biology | Université Toulouse 3.

Other selected info

Main fieldwork experience abroad

800px-Proposed_flag_of_Antarctica_(Graham_Bartram).svg Antarctica: Shackleton Glacier region, 2016; South Victoria Land, 2014, 2012; Beardmore Glacier region, 2010.
Permian, Triassic & Jurassic floras
Flag-map_of_Australia.svg Australia: New South Wales, 2018, 2013; Queensland, 2008, 2005.
Devonian & Carboniferous floras.
Flag-map_of_Ireland.svg Ireland: County Clare & County Kerry, 2018, 2019.
Devonian & Carboniferous floras.
Morocco_Flag_Map_(including_Western_Sahara) Morocco: Anti-Atlas, 2013.
Devonian floras


Michael Cichan Award – Botanical Society of America (2013)
Antarctica Service Medal – National Science Foundation (2012)
PhD dissertation award– Societé de Biologie & Agropolis International (2009)
Prix Boureau – Organisation Francophone de Paléobotanique (2006)

Teaching & advising

Guest teaching Université de Montpellier: 25-30hrs/year.
Co-supervisor Master specialty CEPAGE (Chrono-environments & paleoecology)
(Co)advisor of 10 MS students since 2011
External examiner for 11 MS and 2 PhD students

Recent conference and meeting organization

Scientific committee member, 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress (2018)
Co-convenor, symposium “Fossil woods – new results and perspectives”, 10th European Paleobotany-Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland. With A. Boura (2018)
Co-convenor, symposium “Evolution of trees and forests”, 5th International Paleontological Congress, Paris, France. With P. Gerrienne & B. Meyer-Berthaud (2018).
Co-organizer, 5th International Meeting of Agora Paleobotanica, Montpellier, France (2017).

Selected service

Elected member, comité de section 67-68, Université  de Montpellier (2014-+2017 & 2017-present)
[≈ search & promotion committee in ecology & evolution].
Secretary, professional organization Agora Paleobotanica (2015-…)
Editorial board member, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (2017-…)
Reviewer for Acta Palaeobotanica; Alcheringa; Annals of Botany; Comptes Rendus Palevol;  Earth & Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of  Edinburgh; Geobios; Geosciences; IAWA Journal; International Journal of Plant Sciences;   Historical Biology; Naturwissenschaften; Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie; New Phytologist; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; PLoS One; Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology; Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia; Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales; Scientific Reports; Taxon