This page presents the students and visiting researchers & postdocs that I work(ed) with and their projects. I also work with the two other paleobotanists at AMAP, Brigitte Meyer-Berthaud and Jean Galtier. I am part of the research groups SYSTE – Systematics and biogeography of extant and fossil plants (co-leader) and ARCHI -Plant architecture & functioning (participant).

Note: Master students in France do two different research internships, one in their first year (M1, ∼ 3 months full time) and one in their second year (M2, ∼ 6 months full time).

2021/ongoing
Thibault DURIEUX – PhD student, Trinity College Dublin.
Main advisor: C. J. Harper (TCD), co-advisor: A.-L. Decombeix
September 2021-2025

Candys BERT – Master student in paleobiology (M2 CEPAGE), Montpellier.
Project: A new assemblage of Middle Devonian permineralized plants from Morocco.
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud, A.-L. Decombeix
January-June 2021

Aixa TOSAL – Visiting researcher, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (website)
Project: Anatomy of silicified woods from the Carboniferous of the Catalan Pyrenees.
Funding: Fundació Pedro i Pons
June-July 2021

Maddalena PASSELERGUE – L3 (BSc.), Montpellier
Project: Early Carboniferous lycopsids from the Montagne Noire (Hérault, France)
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix, B. Meyer-Berthaud
July 2021

>2021

2020 Flora GARCIA– Master student in paleobiology (M1 CEPAGE), Montpellier.
Growth rings in Permian woods and their interpretation
Advisor: A.-L. Decombeix
(remote work only due to Covid-19)
Candys BERT– Master student in paleobiology (M1 CEPAGE), Montpellier.
Growth rings in Devonian and Carboniferous woods and their interpretation
Advisor A.-L. Decombeix
(remote work only due to Covid-19)
2019 Thibault DURIEUX– Master student in paleobiology (M1 CEPAGE), Montpellier.
Agents of wood degradation in high latitude Paleozoic environments: roots, coprolites, and fungi in Permian trunks from Antarctica [see publication]
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & C.J. Harper
Cécile VIGNES– Postgraduate student (année de césure), Toulouse.
Wood evolution in Devonian plants [see poster abstract]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix
Candela BLANCO MORENO – visiting PhD student, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Dirs. A. Buscalioni & B. Gomez.
Three month stay to study the anatomy of the Cretaceous fern Weichselia reticulata [see publication]
2018 Malo TARTEVET– Master 2 SEP (Paleontology), Paris.
Early Carboniferous (pro)gymnosperms from Montagne Noire : morpho-anatomical disparity of conductive tissues and their functional implications [see poster abstract]
Advisor: A.-L. Decombeix
2017 
Hugues TERREAUX DE FELICE– Master 1 CEPAGE (Paleobiology), Montpellier.
Early Carboniferous Sphenophyllales from France and Germany [see publication]

Advisor: A.-L. Decombeix
Antoine CHAMPREUX– Master 2 CEPAGE (Paleobiology), Montpellier.
Ferns-like plants from the Barraba flora (Late Devonian, Australia) [see publication]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix.
  Fanny GAVERIAUX – Short summer research project M1 CEPAGE, Montpellier.
Ginkgophytes from the Permian of Lodève [see poster abstract]

Advisor: A.-L. Decombeix
2016
Mélanie TANRATTANA– Master 2 SEP (Paleontology), Paris.
Lare Devonian Archaeopteridales from Morocco: systematic and functional study [see publication]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud, J.-F. Barczi, A.-L. Decombeix & J.P. Wilson.
  Agathe TOUMOULIN– Master 1 CEPAGE (Paleobiology), Montpellier.
Early Jurassic woods from Carapace Nunatak, South Victoria Land, Antarctica : affinities and environmental implications [see poster abstract]
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & E.L. Taylor.
2015
Pierre-André WAITE – Master 2 BVT (Tropical Botany), Montpellier.
The leaf-stem continuum : the case of Guarea guidonia, with an anatomical, morphological and architectural study of several species of tropical Sapindales.
Advisors: E. Nicolini & A-L Decombeix.
  Bertrand LALOUX – Master 1 BOE (Organismal Biology & Ecology), Louvain.
The presence of Pitus and Eristophyton in the Tournaisian of NE Queensland, Australia : biogeographical, paleoclimatic and taxonomic implications.
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & R. Wesseling.
  Dorothée LETELLIER – L3 (BSc.), Montpellier.
Affinities and architecture of woody roots from the Early Carboniferous of Montagne Noire [see publication].
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & B. Meyer-Berthaud.
  Antoine CHAMPREUX – L3 (BSc.), Montpellier.
Permian permineralized woods from Autun [see poster abstract]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix
2014
Pierre-André WAITE – Master 1 BVT (Tropical Botany), Montpellier.
Leaf or shoot ? Morphological and anatomical study of the coumpound indeterminate leaves of Guarea guidonia (Sapindales).
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & E. Nicolini.
  Dorothée LETELLIER – L2 (BSc.), Montpellier.
Affinities and architecture of woody roots from the Early Carboniferous of Montagne Noire.
Advisors: A.-L. Decombeix & B. Meyer-Berthaud.
  Mélanie TANRATTANA – L3 (BSc.), Toulouse.
A new species of Callixylon (Archaeopteridales) in the Late Devonian of the Moroccan Anti-Atlas? [see publication]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix
2012
Mathilde EVREINOFF – Master 2 PPP (Paleontology), Montpellier.
Late Devonian lycopsids from (NSW, Australia) –  Using high resolution  X-ray tomography to study a bisporangiate cone [see publication]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix.
2007…
Romain BLANCHARD – Master 1 PPP (Paleontology), Montpellier.
The Devonian flora of Barraba, NSW (Australia) [see publication]
Advisors: B. Meyer-Berthaud & A.-L. Decombeix