Understanding plant speciation and diversification patterns

Biodiversity and Evolution

I am interested in understanding speciation and diversification patterns of plants, questioning the role of adaptation in the emergence and the maintenance of species boundaries. This includes the analysis of intra and interspecific diversity for conservation purposes or for phylogeographic analyses using various molecular markers from different genomes (nucleus, chloroplast, mitochondria).

 

Recent Publications

  • Species delimitation in the East Asian species of the relict tree genus Zelkova (Ulmaceae): A complex history of diversification and admixture among species
    Naciri, Y; Christe, C; Betrisey, S; Song, YG; Deng, M; Garfi, G; Kozlowski, G
    MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 134 172-185; 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.02.010 MAY 2019
  • New insights into the Usnea cornuta aggregate (Parmeliaceae, lichenized Ascomycota): Molecular analysis reveals high genetic diversity correlated with chemistry
    Gerlach, ADL; Toprak, Z; Naciri, Y; Caviro, EA; da Silveira, RMB; Clerc,P
    MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 131 125-137; 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.035 FEB 2019
  • Three Critically Endangered new species of Capurodendron (Sapotaceae) from Madagascar
    Gautier, Laurent; Naciri, Yamama
    CANDOLLEA, 73 (1):121-129; 10.15553/c2018v731a13 JUN 2018
  • Morphological convergence in the recently diversified Silene gigantea complex (Caryophyllaceae) in the Balkan Peninsula and south-western Turkey, with the description of a new subspecies 
    Du Pasquier, Pierre-Emmanuel; Jeanmonod, Daniel; Naciri, Yamama 
    BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 183 (3): 474-493 10.1093/botlinnean/bow016  MAR 1 2017
  • A phylogenetic circumscription of Silene sect. Siphonomorpha (Caryophyllaceae) in the Mediterranean Basin 
    Naciri, Yamama; Du Pasquier, Pierre-Emmanuel; Lundberg, Magnus; et al. 
    TAXON, 66 (1): 91-108 https://doi.org/10.12705/661.5  FEB 2017
  • Evolutionary histories determine DNA barcoding success in vascular plants: seven case studies using intraspecific broad sampling of closely related species 
    Wyler, Sofia Caetano; Naciri, Yamama 
    BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 16: MAY 13 2016
  • Species delimitation and relationships: The dance of the seven veils
    Naciri, Yamama; Linder, H. Peter
    TAXON  64 (1): 3-16  10.12705/641.24  MAR 2015
  • Patterns of diversification amongst tropical regions compared: a case study in Sapotaceae (vol 5, pg 362, 2014)
    Armstrong, KE; Stone, GN; Nicholls, JA; Valderrama, E; Anderberg, AA; Smedmark, J; Gautier, L; Naciri, Y; Milne, R; Richardson, JE
    FRONTIERS IN GENETICS   Volume: 6     Article Number: 86  10.3389/fgene.2015.00086  MAR 5 2015
  • Morphological analysis of the Silene gigantea complex (Caryophyllaceae) across the Balkan Peninsula, south-western Turkey and Cyprus 
    Du Pasquier, Pierre-Emmanuel; Naciri, Yamama; Jeanmonod, Daniel 
    PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, 301 (8): 2025-2042 OCT 2015
  • Two Mitochondrial Barcodes for one Biological Species: The Case of European Kuhl's Pipistrelles (Chiroptera) 
    Andriollo, Tommy; Naciri, Yamama; Ruedi, Manuel 
    PLOS ONE, 10 (8): AUG 4 2015
Yamama Naciri CJBG

Dr. Yamama Naciri
Conservatoire et Jardins botaniques de Genève
Department of Botany and Plant Biology
1292 Geneva

Tel: +41 (0)22 418 51 65

Research topics

  • Genetic diversity and phylogeography
  • Speciation patterns
  • DNA barcoding
  • Conservation genetics

 

Interdisciplinary

  • Quantitative genetics
  • Plant ecology
  • Population genetics