Work Address: 911, Avenue Agropolis , BP 64501 F-34394 Montpellier
Research Activities: My research focus lies in the field of plant evolutionary genetics. I am interested in the role of evolutionary processes in shaping the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and their wild relatives. Crop diversity is the result of the interactions among humans, plants, and their environments. My research relies thus on a multidisciplinary approach including population genetics, anthropology and ecology.
I am currently working on the evolutionary history of an African cereal, fonio millet (Digitaria sp.). Fonio millet is an underutilized crop with high potential to increase food security and to generate incomes particularly in marginal lands.
Fields of Expertise: Agronomy
, Farming systems
, Genetics and evolution
, Plant Genetic Resources
Working at: Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
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