Ecology and evolution of plant sexual systems

Current projects in the group address questions concerning transitions between sexual systems and their implications for mating, resource allocation, demography and the evolution of the genome and transcriptome, especially sex chromosomes.

 

Recent Publications

  • Low siring success of females with an acquired male function illustrates the legacy of sexual dimorphism in constraining the breakdown of dioecy
    del Blanco, LS; Tudor, E; Pannell, JR
    ECOLOGY LETTERS, 22 (3):486-497; 10.1111/ele.13207 MAR 2019
  • Heritabilities of lateral and vertical herkogamy in Lysimachia arvensis
    Jimenez-Lopez, FJ; Arista, M; Talavera, M; Pannell, JR; Ortiz, PL
    PLANT SPECIES BIOLOGY, 34 (1):31-37; 10.1111/1442-1984.12229 JAN 2019
  • Life-History Traits Evolved Jointly with Climatic Niche and Disturbance Regime in the Genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae)
    Tonnabel Jeanne, Schurr Frank M., Boucher Florian, Thuiller Wilfried, Renaud Julien, Douzery Emmanuel J. P., Ronce Ophélie, 2018/02.
    The American Naturalist, 191 (2) pp. 220-234. 10.1086/695283
  • Characterization of microsatellite markers for Moricandia moricandioides (Brassicaceae) and related species
    Cuenot, Y; Gomez, JM; Gonzalez-Megias, A; Pannell, JR; Torices, R
    APPLICATIONS IN PLANT SCIENCES, 6 (8):10.1002/aps3.1172 AUG 2018
  • Size and Content of the Sex-Determining Region of the Y Chromosome in Dioecious Mercurialis annua, a Plant with Homomorphic Sex Chromosomes
    Veltsos, P; Cossard, G; Beaudoing, E; Beydon, G; Bianchi, DS; Roux, C;
    Gonzalez-Martinez, SC; Pannell, JR
    GENES, 9 (6):10.3390/genes9060277 JUN 2018
  • Kin discrimination allows plants to modify investment towards pollinator attraction
    Torices, Ruben; Gomez, Jose M.; Pannell, John R.
    NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9 10.1038/s41467-018-04378-3 MAY 22 2018
  • Pleiotropic effect of the Flowering Locus C on plant resistance and defence against insect herbivores
    Rasmann, Sergio; Vilas, Julia Sanchez; Glauser, Gaetan; Cartolano, Maria; Lempe, Janne; Tsiantis, Miltos; Pannell, John R.
    JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 106 (3):1244-1255; 10.1111/1365-2745.12894 MAY 2018
  • Sex Determination: Sterility Genes out of Sequence 
    Pannell, John R.; Gerchen, Jorn 
    CURRENT BIOLOGY, 28 (2): R80-R83  10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.052  JAN 22 2018
  • The divergence history of the perennial plant Linaria cavanillesii confirms a recent loss of self-incompatibility 
    Voillemot, M.; Rougemont, Q.; Roux, C.; et al. 
    JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 31 (1): 136-147 JAN 2018
  • Gender specialisation and stigma height dimorphism in Mediterranean Lithodora fruticosa (Boraginaceae) 
    Pannell, J. R. 
    PLANT BIOLOGY, 20: 112-117 JAN 2018
John Pannell

Prof. Dr. John Pannell
University of Lausanne
Department of Ecology and Evolution
1015 Lausanne
 

Research topics

  • Evolution of plant gender, sexual dimorphism and sex allocation strategies
  • Ecology, genetics and evolution of polyploidy, especially in its interaction with the sexual system
  • Evolution of local adaptation, particularly in colonizing plant species
  • Ecology and population genetics of metapopulations subject to repeated local extinctions and re-colonisations