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, ...

  • 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