Plant systematics and taxonomy

My research focuses on the taxonomy, systematics, speciation, biogeography and natural history of North and South American plants using macro and micro-morphology, and molecular systematics. Currently researched groups include the flowering plant families Gentianaceae (gentians; MacrocarpaeaSymbolanthus), Brassicaceae (Parrya), Bromeliaceae (AlcantareaVriesea, and Werauhia), Loganiaceae (Bonyunia), and the fern family Ophioglossaceae (Botrychium). Geographical regions where I largely conduct my research include the Andes in South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia), and Arctic and mountainous regions of North America, Europe and Asia.


Recent Publications

  • Rapid allopolyploid radiation of moonwort ferns (Botrychium; Ophioglossaceae) revealed by PacBio sequencing of homologous and homeologous nuclear regions
    Dauphin, Benjamin; Grant, Jason R.; Farrar, Donald R.; Rothfels, Carl J.
    MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 120 342-353; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.11.025 MAR 2018
  • Title: A Worldwide Molecular Phylogeny Provides New Insight on Cryptic Diversity Within the Moonworts (Botrychium s. s., Ophioglossaceae) 
    Author(s): Dauphin, Benjamin; Farrar, Donald R.; Maccagni, Alessio; et al. 
    Source: SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, 42 (4): DEC 2017 
    Document Type: Article (Details)
  • Title: Phylogeography of the moonwort fern Botrychium lunaria (Ophioglossaceae) based on chloroplast DNA in the Central-European Mountain System 
    Author(s): Maccagni, Alessio; Parisod, Christian; Grant, Jason R. 
    Source: ALPINE BOTANY, 127 (2): 185-196 OCT 2017 
    Document Type: Article (Details)
  • Title: A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns 
    Author(s): Schuettpelz, Eric; Schneider, Harald; Smith, Alan R.; et al. 
    Source: JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, 54 (6): 563-603 NOV 2016 
    Document Type: Article (Details)
  • Title: MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS SUPPORTS WIDESPREAD CRYPTIC SPECIES IN MOONWORTS (BOTRYCHIUM SS, OPHIOGLOSSACEAE) 
    Author(s): Dauphin, Benjamin; Vieu, Julien; Grant, Jason R. 
    Source: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 101 (1): 128-140 JAN 2014 
    Document Type: Article (Details)
  • Title: Taxonomy and lectotypification of Vriesea fenestralis Linden et Andre (Bromeliaceae) 
    Author(s): de Moura, Ricardo Loyola; Grant, Jason R.; da Costa, Andrea Ferreira 
    Source: JOURNAL OF THE TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY, 140 (3): 329-333 SEP 2013 
    Document Type: Article (Details)
Jason Grant Univ Neuchatel

PD Dr. Jason Grant
University of Neuchatel
Institute of Biology
2000 Neuch√Ętel

Tel: +41 (0)32 718 39 58

Research topics

  • Plant systematics
  • Plant dispersal from Asia to North America
  • Population genetics of Botrychium
  • Patterns of speciation of plants in montane South America

 

Interdisciplinary

  • Floristics of Switzerland
  • Herbarium studies