Currently my main project is about carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) phylogeography and ecology (, and I’m working on a lot of other case studies : Armeria sp (conservation genetics), Astraglus tragacantha (conservation), Bufonia perennis (phylogeography), Saxifraga (systematics), Prunus brigantina (Conservation and biogeography), ..., and I keep an eye on Arenaria provincialis (phylogeography and evolution) and Myrtus communis.

Despite the appearances my research objective is clear : To improve new knowledge on diversity because « we can not protect what we do not know » ...

Some key-words and selected papers,

Phylogeography, Biogeography, Plant systematic, Niche ecology, DNA, Polymorphism, Molecular ecology, Diversity, ...

  • Médail, F., & Baumel, A. (2018). Using phylogeography to define conservation priorities : The case of narrow endemic plants in the Mediterranean Basin hotspot. Biological conservation, 224, 258-266.
  • Viruel J, Haguenauer A, Juin M, Mirleau F, Bouteiller D, Boudagher-Kharrat M, Ouahmane L, La Malfa S, Médail F, Sanguin H, Feliner GN, Baumel A. 2018. Advances in genotyping microsatellite markers through sequencing and consequences of scoring methods for Ceratonia siliqua (Leguminosae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 6(12) : e01201
  • Migliore, J., Baumel, A., Leriche, A., Juin, M., & Médail, F. (2018). Surviving glaciations in the Mediterranean region : an alternative to the long-term refugia hypothesis. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 187(4), 537-549.
  • Baumel, A., Mirleau, P., Viruel, J., Bou Dagher Kharrat, M., La Malfa, S., Ouahmane, L., ... & Médail, F. (2018). Assessment of plant species diversity associated with the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua, Fabaceae) at the Mediterranean scale. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 151(2), 185-193
  • Hardion, L., Dumas, P. J., Abdel-Samad, F., Kharrat, M. B. D., Surina, B., Affre, L., ... & Baumel, A. (2016). Geographical isolation caused the diversification of the Mediterranean thorny cushion-like Astragalus L. sect. Tragacantha DC.(Fabaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97:187-195
  • Pouget, M., Youssef, S., Dumas, P. J., Baumberger, T., San Roman, A., Torre, F., ... & Baumel, A. (2016). Spatial mismatches between plant biodiversity facets and evolutionary legacy in the vicinity of a major Mediterranean city. Ecological Indicators, 60, 736-745.
  • Pouget, M., Youssef, S., Migliore, J., Juin, M., Médail, F., & Baumel, A. (2013). Phylogeography sheds light on the central–marginal hypothesis in a Mediterranean narrow endemic plant. Annals of botany, 112 : 1409-1420.
  • Migliore, J., Baumel, A., Juin, M., & Médail, F. (2012). From Mediterranean shores to central Saharan mountains : key phylogeographical insights from the genus Myrtus. Journal of Biogeography, 39(5), 942-956.
  • Youssef, S., Baumel, A., Véla, E., Juin, M., Dumas, E., Affre, L., & Tatoni, T. (2011). Factors underlying the narrow distribution of the Mediterranean annual plant Arenaria provincialis (Caryophyllaceae). Folia Geobotanica, 46(4), 327-350.

All my paper are on HAL alex-baumel