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Pujol Benoît

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Evolutionary quantitative genetics research group
Groupe d’étude de génétique quantitative évolutive

Do species have the ability to adapt ? Our reseach seeks to understand how the evolutionary history of species, their interaction with environmental conditions and their biotic interactions shape their ability to adapt. We are particularly interrested in identifying factors that limit or improve species potential to respond to selection.

Est-ce que les espèces ont la capacité de s’adapter à de nouvelles contraintes environnementales ? Nos recherches testent l’impact de l’histoire évolutive des populations, de leurs interactions avec d’autres espèces et avec leur environnement abiotique sur leur potentiel adaptatif. Nous sommes particulièrement intéressés par le fait d’identifier les facteurs qui limitent ou à l’inverse augmentent la capacité des espèces à répondre à la sélection.


Jobs / Offres

STAGE DE TERRAIN "BAGES 2017 (niveau L1,2,3, M1) (Descriptif détaillé du stage ici)
Les candidatures sont CLOSES pour 2016 ! Rendez vous en Janvier 2017 pour les prochaines candidatures... (voir l’encadré sur le projet dans le journal de l’université fédérale de Toulouse" Exploreur")

Applicants to Independent Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Apply now to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship)
Welcome ! If you want to apply to an independent post-doctoral funding scheme (e.g., Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship) to consolidate your research in evolutionary quantitative genetics, I will be glad to be your host. Do not hesitate to contact me.


NEW FINDINGS ! L’actu scientifique en direct !

Debate ! Why open access data may be an issue ?
Débat : Pourquoi l’archivage public des données scientifiques peut poser problème ?
Opinion paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution

First evidence for the quantitative genetic signature of the evolution of senescence (i.e. aging) in plants
Découverte : Le vieillissement des plantes rejoint la théorie de l’évolution
Research article in Current Biology
Communiqués de presse : LABEX TULIP, Université Paul Sabatier, Université de Lausanne, CNRS et techno-science.net

Current topics of research
Thèmes de recherche

  • Genetic constraints to the evolution of sex-linked phenotypes
    Contraintes génétiques à l’évolution des caractères phénotypiques liés au sexe

  • Adaptive potential of plants confronted to climate change
    Potentiel adaptatif des plantes confrontées au changement climatique

  • The evolutionary significance of non genetic inheritance
    Impact sur l’évolution de l’hérédité non génétique

Side projects / Projets annexes

  • Agroecology and crop plants evolution under domestication
    Agroécologie et évolution lors de la domestication des plantes cultivées
  • The evolution of senescence in plants
    Evolution de la sénescence chez les plantes

Research group
groupe de recherche

Benoit PUJOL PI CAPA, PAW and CAPS projects (adaptation-non genetic inheritance-quantitative genetics)/Responsable projets CAPA, CAPS et PAW (adaptation, hérédité non génétique -génétique quantitative)
Aurore BONTEMPS IDEX Postdoctoral fellow (adaptation in wild populations-quantitative genetics)/Chercheuse postdoctorale IDEX (adaptation en populations naturelles-génétique quantitative)
Sara MARIN ANR Engineer (adaptation to climate change-experimental biology)/Ingénieure d’étude ANR (adaptation au changement climatique-biologie expérimentale)
Hélène HOLOTA EDB Engineer (molecular biology-genetics)/Ingénieure EDB (biologie moléculaire-génétique)
Juliette ARCHAMBEAU Student research assistant (phenotypic plasticity)/Étudiante assistante de recherche (plasticité phénotypique)

Current funding / Financements actuels

  • ERC ANGI 681484 (2016-2021)
    European research council [ERC] Consolidator Grant to Benoit Pujol - Adaptive significance of non genetic inheritance

    Subvention de l’Agence Européenne de la Recherche à Benoit Pujol - Evaluer la valeur adaptative de l’hérédité non génétique
    • ANR CAPA (2014-2018)
      National research council [ANR] young researcher grant to Benoit Pujol - Predicting the ability of populations to adapt in function of their evolutionary history and their environmental background

      Subvention de l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche à Benoit Pujol - Evaluer la capacité d’adaptation des populations en fonction de leur histoire évolutive et de leur contexte environnemental
    • Article Université - TULIP

      TULIP LABEX PAW (2015-2016)
      TULIP French LABoratory of EXcellence intitiative [LABEX] New Frontiers grant to Benoit Pujol - Predicting the ability of wild populations to adapt as a function of non genetic inheritance
      Subvention "projet nouvelles frontières" du Laboratoire d’Excellence [LABEX] TULIP à Benoit Pujol - Évaluer la valeur adaptative de l’hérédité non génétique en populations naturelles

    • UNITI IDEX CAPS (2015-2016)
      UNITI French Initiative of Excellence [IDEX] Emergence grant to Benoit Pujol - Adaptive potential in the wild
      Subvention "projet émergence" de l’Initiative D’Excellence [IDEX] UNITI à Benoit Pujol - capacité d’adaptation en populations sauvages

    Acknowledgements for past funding
    Remerciements aux financeurs précédents

    School of Biology / Enseignements

    • Participation to the high school teachers training program in evolutionary biology (IUFM and Rectorat
    • Participation to the "ecology organism and population biology" undergraduate program (L BOPE)
    • Participation to the "ecology" master program (Master Ecologie)
    • Participation to the "ecology, veterinary, agronomy and biological engineering sciences" doctoral school (SEVAB)


    Supervision (while at this department)

    • 2015 Juliette Archambeau (L3 BOPE), Alice Gandara (L2 BOPE), Morgane Illès (L2 BOPE) and Gabriel Ollivier (L3 BOPE) research project on adaptation to climate change. Nils ambec (L2 BOPE), Alice Gandara (L2 BOPE), Julie Guillemot (L1 SV), Alexandre Meunier (L3 BOPE), Gabriel Ollivier (L3 BOPE) and Candice Pou (L3 IPE) Natural population phenotypic, geographic and ecologic survey of Antirrhinum majus in Bages for G*E study. Mylène Lascoste (L3 BOPE) Functional Ecology. Fanny chabou (L3 ENFA) Molecular biology. Laura Garaud (research project M1 Ecologie) Phenotypic plasticity.
    • 2014 Anne Sophie Mould (Master 1 Ecologie), Benjamin Laffitte L3, Manon Guilain-Saviane L2, Pauline Gaud L2, Sacha Julien L2, Titouan Dezael L1 (mention biologie des populations). Natural population phenotypic, geographic and ecologic survey of Antirrhinum majus in Bages for G*E study
    • 2014 Julien Bounet and Rogini Runghen (research project M1 Ecologie) - Christel Blot (L3 BOPE) and Juliette Archambeau (L2 BOPE) research project on phenotypic plasticity (G*E A. majus)
    • 2011-2014 Coline Jaworski (PHD student) - Evolution of species interaction networks in the Pyrenees - BIODIWEB Project
    • 2013 Juliette Archambeau (L1), Julien Bounet (L3), Camille Favero (L2), Laura Garaud (L3), Pierre-Henri Michel (L3), Geoffroy Villejourbert (L3). Natural population phenotypic, geographic and ecologic survey of Antirrhinum majus in Bages for G*E study
    • 2009-2012 Joris Bertrand (PHD student) - Causes underlying the evolutionary diversification of the bird Zosterops borbonicus on the island of La Réunion
    • 2012 Cyril Barbet (L2), Fanny Chaboud (L2), Jonathan Duprix (L2), Pauline Quintin (L3), Mélanie Tanrattana (L1 en biologie des populations). Natural population phenotypic, geographic and ecologic survey of Antirrhinum majus in Bages for G*E study
    • 2012 Ingrid Auria, Arthur Avilez (L3 student in population biology). Population genetics of Antirrhinum majus.
    • 2011 Ousama Chamsi, Lucile Dewulf (Master 1 student in Ecology). Population genetics of Antirrhinum majus.
    • 2011 Lisa Moreno, Antonin Videau (L3 students in population biology). Natural population phenotypic, geographic and ecologic survey of Antirrhinum majus in Bages for G*E study
    • 2011 Pascal Marrot (Master 2 student in Biostatistics). The heritability of aging in the sexually dimorphic plant Silene latifolia
    • 2010 Pascal Marrot (Master 1 student in Ecology) The quantitative genetics of sexual dimorphism in Silene latifolia
    • 2009 Yasmin Latour (Master 1 student in Ecology). Sexual dimorphism in Silene latifolia

    Ongoing collaborations

    • Evolutionary quantitative genetics - John Pannell (university of Lausanne, Switzerland) 
    • Antirrhinum majus biotic interactions - Christine Raynaud (Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-Industrielle, Toulouse), Martin Giurfa (Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition Animale, Toulouse), Jérôme Chave (EDB-CNRS, Toulouse) and Christophe Thébaud(EDB - Université Paul sabatier, Toulouse)
    • Non genetic inheritance - Etienne Danchin (EDB-CNRS, Toulouse), Simon Blanchet (SEEM-CNRS, Moulis), Anne Charmantier (CEFE-CNRS, Montpellier), Frances Champagne(Columbia University, USA), Alex Mesoudi (Queen Mary University of London, UK) & Richard Wagner (Konrad Lorentz Institute for Ethology, Austria)
    • Evolutionary divergence between bird populations of the endemic species Zosterops borbonicus across their narrow geographic range on Reunion Island - Christophe Thébaud (EDB - Université Paul sabatier, Toulouse), Joris Bertrand (EDB - Université Paul sabatier, Toulouse) & Borja Mila (CSIC Madrid, Spain).
    • Evolutionary history of Antirrhinum majus Pyrenean populations - Aurélie Khimoun (PhD student), Monique Burrus & Christophe Andalo (EDB-Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)

    Other attributions

    • EDB Lab representative for the PABS-B project (Plan Campus university building for the study of life sciences 14M ongoing operation)
    • Scientific and management committee of the FR3450 AIB high throughput phenotyping platform (TPMP 3M ongoing operation)
    • Scientific committee FR3450 Agrobiosciences, Interacions, Biodiversité
    • Associate Editor of Peer Reviewed International Scientific Journal : Acta Botanica Gallica - Botany Letters
    • Head of the scientific comittee of the French Population Genetics and Biology Group 2011 Meeting in Toulouse
    • Board Member of the greenhouse facility management for the Station for Experimental Ecology in Moulis (SEEM)

    Honnors and awards

    Publications (google scholar citations, ISI citations)


    2016. Mills J.A., C. Teplitsky, B. Arroyo, A. Charmantier, P.H. Becker, T.R. Birkhead, P. Bize, D.T. Blumstein, C. Bonenfant, S. Boutin, A. Bushuev, E. Cam, A. Cockburn, S.D. Côté, J.C. Coulson, F. Daunt, N.J. Dingemanse, B. Doligez, H. Drummond, R.H.M. Espie, M. Festa-Bianchet, F. Frentiu, J.W. Fitzpatrick, R.W. Furness, D. Garant, G. Gauthier, P.R. Grant, M. Griesser, L. Gustafsson, B. Hansson, M.P. Harris, F. Jiguet, P. Kjellander, E. Korpimäki, C.J. Krebs, L. Lens, J.D.C. Linnell, M. Low, A. McAdam, A. Margalida, J. Merilä, A.P. Møller, S. Nakagawa, J.-Å. Nilsson, I.C.T. Nisbet, A.J. van Noordwijk, D. Oro, T. Pärt, F. Pelletier, J. Potti, B. Pujol, D. Réale, R.F. Rockwell, Y. Ropert-Coudert, A. Roulin, J.S. Sedinger, J.E. Swenson, C. Thébaud, M.E. Visser, S. Wanless, D.F. Westneat, A.J. Wilson & A. Zedrosser. Solutions for archiving data in long-term studies : a reply to Whitlock et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31:85-87 Link


    2016. Bertrand J.A.M., B. Delahaie, Y.X.C.Bourgeois, T. Duval, R. Garcia-Jimenez, J. Cornuault, B. Pujol, C. Thébaud & B. Mila. The role of selection in driving population differentiation along an elevational gradient in an island bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology In Press


    2015. Mills J.A., C. Teplitsky, B. Arroyo, A. Charmantier, P.H. Becker, T.R. Birkhead, P. Bize, D.T. Blumstein, C. Bonenfant, S. Boutin, A. Bushuev, E. Cam, A. Cockburn, S.D. Côté, J.C. Coulson, F. Daunt, N.J. Dingemanse, B. Doligez, H. Drummond, R.H.M. Espie, M. Festa-Bianchet, F. Frentiu, J.W. Fitzpatrick, R.W. Furness, D. Garant, G. Gauthier, P.R. Grant, M. Griesser, L. Gustafsson, B. Hansson, M.P. Harris, F. Jiguet, P. Kjellander, E. Korpimäki, C.J. Krebs, L. Lens, J.D.C. Linnell, M. Low, A. McAdam, A. Margalida, J. Merilä, A.P. Møller, S. Nakagawa, J.-Å. Nilsson, I.C.T. Nisbet, A.J. van Noordwijk, D. Oro, T. Pärt, F. Pelletier, J. Potti, B. Pujol, D. Réale, R.F. Rockwell, Y. Ropert-Coudert, A. Roulin, J.S. Sedinger, J.E. Swenson, C. Thébaud, M.E. Visser, S. Wanless, D.F. Westneat, A.J. Wilson & A. Zedrosser. Archiving primary data : solutions for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:581-589 Link


    2015. Pujol B.. Genes and quantitative genetic variation involved with senescence in cells, organs and the whole plant. Frontiers in Genetics doi : 10.3389/fgene.2015.00057 Link

    2014. Pujol B. Génétique quantitative : l’appel sauvage. Dossier d’habilitation à diriger des recherches de l’Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier.

    2014. Pujol B., P. Marrot & J.R. Pannell. A quantitative genetic signature of senescence in a short lived perennial plant. Current Biology 24:744-747 Link

    2014. Bertrand J., Y.X.C. Bourgeois, B. Delahaie, T. Duval, R. Garcia-Jimenez, J. Cornuault, B. Mila, B. Pujol, & C. Thébaud. Extremely reduced dispersal and geneflow in an island bird. Heredity 112:190-196 Link

    2013. Carré C., F. Gamboa, B. Pujol, & E. Manfredi. Genetic Links among individuals : from genealogies to molecular markers. ABG-Botany Letters 160:221-226 Link

    2013. Pujol B. & J-P. Galaud. A practical guide to quantifying the effect of genes underlying adaptation in a mixed genomics and evolutionary ecology approach. ABG-Botany Letters 160:197-204 Link — DATA associated with the tutorial in the paper can be found at the bottom of this page — R protocol available upon request because it is changed and improved every so often

    2013. Danchin E., B. Pujol & R. Wagner. The double pedigree : A method for studying culturally and geneticlly inherited behaviour in tandem. PLoS ONE 8(5) e61254 Link

    2013. Mesoudi A., S. Blanchet, A. Charmantier, E. Danchin, L. Fogarty, E. Jablonka, K.N. Laland, T.J.H. Morgan, G.B. Müller, J. Odling-Smee, B. Pujol. Is non-genetic inheritance just a proximate mechanism ? A corroboration of the extended evolutionary synthesis. Biological Theory 7:189-195 Link

    2013. Khimoun A., J. Cornuault, M. Burrus, B. Pujol, C. Thébaud & C. Andalo. Ecology predicts parapatric distributions in two closely related Antirrhinum majus subspecies. Evolutionary Ecology 27:51-64.Link

    2012. McKey D., M. Elias, B. Pujol, A. Duputié, M. Delêtre, & D. Renard. Maintien du potentiel adaptatif chez les plantes domestiquées à propagation clonale : leçons de gestion par les cultivateurs de manioc amérindiens. Revue d’éthnoécologie 1 Link

    2012. Debout G.D.G., E. Lhuillier, P-J. G. Malé, B. Pujol & C. Thébaud (all authors participated equally to this work). Development and characterization of 24 polymorphic microsatellite loci in two Antirrhinum majus subspecies (Plantaginaceae) using pyrosequencing technology. Conservation Genetics Resources 4:75-79Link

    2011. Danchin E., A. Charmantier, F.A. Champagne, A. Mesoudi, B. Pujol & S. Blanchet. Beyond DNA : integrating inclusive inheritance into an extended theory of evolution. Nature Reviews Genetics 12:475-486. Link

    2011. Khimoun A., M. Burrus, C. Andalo, Z.-L. Liu, C. Vicédo-Cazettes, C. Thébaud & B. Pujol. Locally asymmetric introgressions between subspecies suggest circular range expansion at the Antirrhinum majus global scale. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:1433-1441. Link

    2010. Pujol B., D.J. Obbard & J.R. Pannell. Symptoms of population range expansion : lessons from phenotypic and genetic differentiation in hexaploid Mercurialis annua. Plants Ecology & Diversity 3:103-108. Link

    2010. McKey D., M. Elias, B. Pujol & A. Duputié. The evolutionary ecology of clonally domesticated plants. New Phytologist 186:318-332. Link 

    2010. Andalo C., M.B. Cruzan, C. Cazettes, B. Pujol, M. Burrus & C. Thébaud. Post-pollination barriers do not explain the persistence of two distinct Anthirrhinum subspecies with parapatric distributions. Plant Systematics and Evolution 286:223-237. Link

    2009. Pujol B., S.-R. Zhou, J. Sanchez Vilas & J.R. Pannell. Reduced inbreeding depression after species range expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 36:15379-15383. Link

    2009. Pannell J.R. & B. Pujol. The paradoxical spread of a new Y chromosome - a novel explanation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24:59-63. Link

    2008. Pujol B., A.J. Wilson, R.I.C. Ross & J.R. Pannell. Are QST - FST comparisons for natural populations meaningful ? Molecular Ecology 17:4782-4785. Link

    2008. Pujol B. & J.R. Pannell. Reduced responses to selection after species range expansion. Science 321:96. Link

    2008. Mondolot L., A. Marlas, D. Barbeau, A. Gargadennec, B. Pujol & D. McKey. Domestication and defence : foliar tannins and C/N ratios in cassava and a close wild relative. Acta Oecologica 34:147-154. Link

    2008. Pannell J.R., M.E. Dorken, B. Pujol & R. Berjano. Gender variation and transitions between sexual systems in Mercurialis annua (Euphorbiaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 169:129-139. Link

    2008. Pujol B., J.L. Salager, M. Beltran, S. Bousquet & D. McKey. Photosynthesis and leaf structure in domesticated cassava (Euphorbiaceae) and a close wild relative : Have leaf photosynthetic parameters evolved under domestication ? Biotropica 40:305-312. Link

    2007. David P., B. Pujol, F. Viard, V. Castella & J. Goudet. Reliable selfing rate estimates from imperfect population genetic data. Molecular Ecology 16:2474-2487. Link

    2007. Pujol B., F. Renoux, M. Elias, L. Rival & D. McKey. The unappreciated ecology of landrace populations : Conservation consequences of soil seed banks in cassava. Biological Conservation 136:541-551. Link

    2006. Pujol B. & D. McKey. Size asymmetry in intraspecific competition and the density-dependence of inbreeding depression in a natural plant population&nbsp : a case study in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz, Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19:85-96. Link

    2005. Pujol B., G. Mühlen, N. Garwood, Y. Horoszowski, E.J.P. Douzery & D. McKey. Evolution under domestication : contrasting functional morphology of seedlings in domesticated cassava and its closest wild relatives. New Phytologist 166:305-318. Link

    2005. Pujol B., P. David & D. McKey. Microevolution in agricultural environments : how a traditional farming practice favors heterozygosity in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz, Euphorbiaceae). Ecology Letters 8:138-147. Link

    2002. Pujol B., G. Gigot, G. Laurent, M. Pinheiro-Kluppel, M. Elias, M. Hossaert-McKey & D. McKey. Germination ecology of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz, Euphorbiaceae) in traditional agroecosystems&nbsp : Seed and seedling biology of a vegetatively propagated domesticated plant. Economic Botany 56:366-379. Link

    Book


    2010. Prévot-Juliard A.C., V. Maris, K. Alain, Y. Ameeruddy-Thomas, V. Devictor, A. Langlais, F. Not, S. Puijalon & B. Pujol. BiodiversitéS. Nouveaux regards sur le vivant. Le cherche midi, Paris, France, pp. 175. Link

    Book chapters


    2012. McKey D.B., M. Elias, B. Pujol & A. Duputié. Ecological approaches to crop domestication. Pages 377-406 in Gepts P., T.R. Famula, R.L. Bettinger, S.B. Brush, A.B. Damania, P.E. McGuire and C.O. Qualset, eds. Biodiversity in agriculture - Domestication, evolution and sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Link

    2005. Pujol B. & D. McKey. Domestication of cassava : understanding the ecological strategy of regeneration and growth opens perspectives for crop improvement. Pages 536-553 in Bureau des Ressources Génétiques, eds. A dialog for the diversity. Les Actes du BRG 5. BRG, Paris, France.

    2003. Emperaire L., G. Santos Mülhen, M. Fleury, T. Robert, D. McKey, B. Pujol & M. Elias. Genetic and morphological diversity and local management of cassava in Amazonia (Brazil and the Guianas). Pages 247-267 in Bureau des Ressources Génétiques, eds. Genetic inheritance : the diversity and the resource. Les Actes du BRG 4. BRG, Paris, France.

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