Biological models

I mostly work on insects, but I also study other animal and plant groups through my collaborations. Below are some examples:

  • Animals

Darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae)

Swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae)


Papilio machaon sucking on a lavender flower © Fabien Condamine)

Other insect groups (Coenagrionidae, Dictyoptera, Dytiscidae, Myrmeleontidae, Noctuidae, Nymphalidae, Silphidae)


A giant stick insect in the moss forest of Mount Humboldt (© Fabien Condamine)

Mammals (Mammalia)


A grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, in British Columbia, Canada (© Fabien Condamine)

Birds (Aves)

Kagou 04

The kagu, Rhynochetos jubatus, is endemic to New Caledonia (© Fabien Condamine)

Sharks (Lamniformes)


The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the second-largest shark (© Greg Skomal)

  • Plants

Cycads (Cycadales)

cycas ophiolitica

Cycas ophiolitica with a pollen cone from Queensland, Australia (© Nathalie S. Nagalingum)

Conifers (Pinophyta)


Callitris pancheri, a cypress tree endemic to New Caledonia (© Fabien Condamine)

Orchidaceae (Andean Cymbidieae and Pleurothallidinae)

pleurothallis niesseniae (pleurothallidinae)

A Neotropical epiphyte orchid Pleurothallis niesseniae (© Oscar A. Pérez Escobar)

Campanulaceae (Andean centropogonids)


A population of Andean centropogonids (© Laura P. Lagomarsino)