Thomas Jacques Erwan  Dorey

Thomas Jacques Erwan Dorey

Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 83 28

thomas.dorey@systbot.uzh.ch

Curriculum

2018 ─ present PhD student, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2018: Research assistant, Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution (ECOBIO), Rennes. France.
2017: MSc in Biodiversity, Ecology and environment: Functionnal, Behavioral, Evolutive Ecology, University of Rennes 1, France.
Master thesis: Morphological and ecological variability in an endemic plant of the subantarctic islands of Kerguelen, Lyallia kerguelensis.
2017: Research assistant, Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution (ECOBIO), Rennes. France.
2016: Research assistant, Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution (ECOBIO), Rennes. France.
2015: Bsc in Fundamental Biology. University of Caen, France.

In their habitats, plants are surrounded by numerous biotic and abiotic agents that could act as agents of selection. In those biotic factors we can discriminate mainly the pollinators and the herbivores. Pollinators are well known and documented for being one of the most important drivers of selection in plants, leading to an incredibly diversification in the world-wide flora. However, a little evidence is known about how herbivores can mediate the evolution plants traits and affects the plant-pollinator system. My project consists through experimental evolution to assess the plants adaptation to their habitat by tracking the variations in plants traits (mainly leaf, floral and reproductive traits) across 6 generations of mediated selection. Experiments will be done in greenhouse under 8 different treatments included 2 different types of soil (tuff and limestone), 2 different pollination methods, 2 different herbivory regimes.