My group is steadily increasing since my arrival in the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne in 2005. I further joined the Swiss Institute of Bioinfomatics in 2008 as a group leader.
Beside the projects of each member of my group, I have been recently collaborating on the following projects:
- Grass Phylogeny Working Group II: NESCent-funded working group aiming at building an up-to-date phylogeny for the grass family. It is jointly coordinated by Erika Edwards, myself and Stephen Smith.
- Origin of C4 grasslands: NESCent-funded working group aiming at understanding why grasses have been so successful ecologically. It is jointly coordinated by Colin Osborne, Christopher Still and Caroline Strömberg.
- GrassPortal: ecological database created by Colin Osborne and colleagues at the University of Sheffield. This database is tighly linked with our own grassweb.
- Forecasting phenology: NCEAS-funded working group aiming at integrating ecology, climatology, and phylogeny to understand plant responses to climate change. It is jointly coordinated by Benjamin Cook and Elizabeth Wolkowich.
- comparative analyses on birds and owls. On-going collaboration with Alexandre Roulin within our department.