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Condamine F.L.†, Rolland J.† & Morlon H. (in revision) Global climate cooling as an alternative explanation for diversification slowdowns. Ecology Letters. †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Chazot N., Blandin P., Elias M., Debat V. & Condamine F.L. (in revision) Are rates of species and phenotypic diversification correlated in the Morpho butterflies? Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Rolland J.† & Condamine F.L.† (in revision) Plate tectonics and continental fragmentation have impacted amphibian diversification. Journal of Biogeography. †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Toussaint E.F.A., Bybee S.M., Erickson R. & Condamine F.L. (in revision) Forest giants on different evolutionary branches: Ecomorphological convergent in helicopter damselflies. Evolution.

Meseguer A.S.† & Condamine F.L.† (in review) Ancient tropical extinctions contributed to the latitudinal diversity gradient. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology. †: These authors contributed equally to this work.


Fagua G.G., Condamine F.L., Dombroskie J., Byun B.-K., De Prins J., Simonsen T.J., Baez M., Brunet B.M.T. & Sperling F.A.H. (early view) Genus delimitation, biogeography and diversification of Choristoneura Lederer (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) based on molecular evidence. Systematic Entomology. (IF 4.474)


Kergoat G.J.†, Condamine F.L.†, Toussaint E.F.A., Capdevielle-Dulac C., Clamens A.-L., Barbut J., Goldstein P.Z. & Le Ru B. (accepted) Opposite macroevolutionary responses to environmental changes in grasses and insects during the Neogene grassland expansion. Nature Communications. †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Legendre F. & Condamine F.L. (2018) Diversification, innovation clé et caractères d’intérêt : l’exemple du rôle de l’eusocialité sur la diversification des termites (Insectes : Dictyoptères). Biosystema, 31, 69-84.

Condamine F.L., Rolland J., Höhna S., Sperling F.A.H.† & Sanmartín I.† (2018) Testing the role of the Red Queen and Court Jester as drivers of the macroevolution of Apollo butterflies. Systematic Biology, 67, 940-964. (IF 8.917) †: Co-senior authors.

Condamine F.L., Catzeflis F.*, Antoine P.-O., Marivaux L. & Fleury M. (2018) Mega mining project in French Guiana threatens Amazonian biodiversity. Nature, 561, 464. (IF 41.577) *: Corresponding author.

Legendre F.† & Condamine F.L.† (2018) When Darwin’s special difficulty promotes diversification in insects. Systematic Biology, 67, 873-887. (IF 8.917) †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Condamine F.L. & Sperling F.A.H. (2018) Anthropogenic threats to high-altitude parnassian diversity. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 60, 94-99.

Hu S.-J., Cotton A.M., Condamine F.L., Duan K., Wang R.-J., Hsu Y.-F., Zhang X. & Cao J. (2018) Revision of Pazala Moore, 1888: The Graphium (Pazala) mandarinus (Oberthür, 1879) group, with treatments of known taxa and descriptions of new species and new subspecies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Zootaxa, 4441, 401-446. (IF 0.972)

Antonelli A.†, Zizka A.†, Carvalho F.A.†, Scharn R., Bacon C.D., Silvestro D. & Condamine F.L. (2018) Amazonia is the primary source of Neotropical biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 115, 6034-6039. (IF 9.661) †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

         Commentary of Paul Fine and Lúcia Lohmann.

Condamine F.L., Nabholz B., Clamens A.-L., Dupuis J.R. & Sperling F.A.H. (2018) Mitochondrial phylogenomics, the origin of swallowtail butterflies, and the impact of the number of clocks in Bayesian molecular dating. Systematic Entomology, 43, 460-480. (IF 4.474)

Condamine F.L. (2018) Limited by the roof of the world: mountain radiations of Apollo swallowtails controlled by diversity-dependence processes. Biology Letters, 14, 20170622. (IF 3.089)

Fagua G.G., Condamine F.L., Brunet B.M.T., Clamens A.-L., Laroche J., Levesque R.C., Cusson M. & Sperling F.A.H. (2018) Convergent herbivory on conifers by Choristoneura moths after boreal forest formation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 123, 35-43. (IF 4.419)

Condamine F.L., Antonelli A., Lagomarsino L.P., Hoorn C. & Liow L.H. (2018) Teasing apart mountain uplift, climate change and biotic drivers of species diversification. In: Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity (eds. Hoorn C., Perrigo A.L. & Antonelli A.). pp. 257-272. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Kong H., Condamine F.L., Harris A.J., Chen J., Pan B., Möller M. & Kang M. (2017) Both temperature fluctuations and East Asian monsoons have driven plant diversification in the karst ecosystems from southern China. Molecular Ecology, 26, 6414-6429. (IF 6.086)

Ripple W.J., Wolf C., Galetti M., Newsome T.M., Alamgir M., Crist E., Mahmoud M.I., Laurance W.F. & 15,364 co-signatories from 184 countries (2017) World scientists’ warning to humanity: A second notice. Bioscience, 67, 1026-1028. (IF 5.378)

Owens H., Lewis D.S., Dupuis J.R., Clamens A.-L., Sperling F.A.H., Kawahara A.Y., Guralnick R.P.† & Condamine F.L.† (2017) The latitudinal diversity gradient in New World swallowtail butterflies is caused by contrasting patterns of out-of- and into-the-tropics dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 1447–1458. (IF 6.045) †: Co-senior authors.

Pérez-Escobar O.A., Chomicki G., Condamine F.L., de Vos J., Martins A.C., Schmidt E.C., Gerlach G. & Heinrichs J. (2017) Multiple geographical origins of environmental sex determination enhanced diversification of Darwin’s favourite orchids. Scientific Reports, 7, 12878. (IF 4.259)

Fagua G.G., Condamine F.L., Horak M., Zwick A. & Sperling F.A.H. (2017) Diversification shifts in leafroller moths linked to continental colonization and the rise of angiosperms. Cladistics, 33, 449–466. (IF 4.952)

         A Corrigendum has been published.

Pérez-Escobar O.A., Gottschling M., Chomicki G., Condamine F.L., Klitgård B., Pansarin E.R. & Gerlach G. (2017) Andean mountain building did not preclude dispersal of lowland epiphytic orchids in the Neotropics. Scientific Reports, 7, 4919. (IF 5.228)

Pérez-Escobar O.A.†, Chomicki G.†, Condamine F.L., Karremans A., Bogarín D., Matzke N.J., Silvestro D. & Antonelli A. (2017) Recent origin and rapid speciation of Neotropical orchids in the world’s richest plant biodiversity hotspot. New Phytologist, 215, 891-905. (IF 7.21) †: These authors contributed equally to this work.

Antonelli A., Hettling H., Condamine F.L., Vos K., Nilsson R.H., Sanderson M.J., Sauquet H., Scharn R., Silvestro D. Töpel M., Bacon C.D., Oxelman B. & Vos R.A. (2017) Towards a Self-Updating Platform for Estimating Rates of Speciation and Migration, Ages, and Relationships of Taxa (SUPERSMART). Systematic Biology, 66, 152–166. (IF 8.225)

         Recommended by Rafael Zardoya and Diego San Mauro for Faculty of 1000.

Soldati L., Condamine F.L., Clamens A.-L. & Kergoat G.J. (2017) Documenting tenebrionid diversity: progress on Blaps Fabricius (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptini) systematics, with the description of five new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 282, 1-29. (IF 1.312)

Michel B., Clamens A.-L., Béthoux O., Kergoat G.J.† & Condamine F.L.† (2017) A first higher-level time-calibrated phylogeny of antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107, 103–116. (IF 3.792) †: Co-senior authors.

Condamine F.L., Leslie A.B. & Antonelli A. (2017) Ancient islands acted as refugia and pumps for conifer diversity. Cladistics, 33, 69-92. (IF 6.217)


Soldati L., Condamine F.L., Clamens A.-L., Mogia M. & Kergoat G.J. (2016) The Tenebrionidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) of Mount Wilhelm and Wanang, with description of a new species and a preliminary phylogeny of Stenochiinae. Mémoires du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, 209, 51-82.

Chazot N., Willmott K., Condamine F.L., de-Silva D.L., Freitas A.V.L., Lamas G., Morlon H., Giraldo C.E., Jiggins C., Joron M., Mallet J., Uribe S. & Elias M. (2016) Into the Andes: multiple independent colonizations explain montane diversity in the Neotropical clearwing butterflies Godyridina. Molecular Ecology, 25, 5765–5784. (IF 5.947)

Morlon H., Lewitus E., Condamine F.L., Manceau M., Clavel J. & Drury J. (2016) RPANDA: an R package for macroevolutionary analyses on phylogenetic trees. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 589-597. (IF 6.554).

Lagomarsino L.P., Condamine F.L., Antonelli A., Mulch A. & Davis C.C. (2016) The abiotic and biotic drivers of rapid diversification in Andean bellflowers (Campanulaceae). New Phytologist, 210, 1430-1442. (IF 7.672).

         Commentary of Colin Hughes.

Toussaint E.F.A.† & Condamine F.L.† (2016) To what extent do new fossil discoveries change our understanding of clade evolution? A cautionary tale from burying beetles (Coleoptera: Nicrophorus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117, 686-704. †: These authors contributed equally to this work. (IF 2.264)

Gibb G.C., Condamine F.L., Kuch M., Enk J., Moraes-Barros N., Superina M., Poinar H.N. & Delsuc F. (2016) Shotgun mitogenomics provides a reference phylogenetic framework and timescale for living xenarthrans. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33, 621–642. (IF 9.105)

Condamine F.L.†, Clapham M.E. & Kergoat G.J.† (2016) Global patterns of insect diversification: towards a reconciliation of fossil and molecular evidence? Scientific Reports, 6, 19208. †: These authors contributed equally to this work. (IF 5.578)

         The CNRS published a press release.


Rolland J., Condamine F.L., Beeravolu C.R., Jiguet F. & Morlon H. (2015) Dispersal is a major driver of the latitudinal diversity gradient of Carnivora. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 1059-1071. (IF 6.531)

Condamine F.L., Toussaint E.F.A., Clamens A.-L., Genson G., Sperling F.A.H.† & Kergoat G.J.† (2015) Deciphering the evolution of birdwing butterflies 150 years after Alfred Russel Wallace. Scientific Reports, 5, 11860. †: Co-senior authors. (IF 5.078)

Lewis D.S.†, Sperling F.A.H., Nakahara S., Cotton A.M., Kawahara A.Y. & Condamine F.L.† (2015) Role of Caribbean Islands in the diversification and biogeography of Neotropical Heraclides swallowtails. Cladistics, 31, 291-314. †: These authors contributed equally to this work. (IF 6.09)

Condamine F.L., Nagalingum N., Marshall C.R. & Morlon H. (2015) Origin and diversification of living cycads: A cautionary tale on the impact of the branching process prior on Bayesian molecular dating. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, 65. (IF 3.41)

Pisano J., Condamine F.L., Lebedev V. Bannikova A., Quéré J.-P., Shenbrot G.I., Pagès M.† & Michaux J.R.† (2015) Out-of-Himalaya: The impact of past Asian environmental changes on the evolutionary and biogeographical history of Dipodoidea (Rodentia). Journal of Biogeography, 42, 856-870. †: Co-senior authors. (IF 4.969)

Condamine F.L. & Hines H.M. (2015) Historical species losses in bumblebee evolution. Biology Letters, 11, 20141049. (IF 3.425)

Warren B.H., Simberloff D., Ricklefs R.E., Aguilée R., Condamine F.L., Gravel D., Morlon H., Mouquet N., Rosindell J., Casquet J., Conti E., Cornuault J., Fernández-Palacios J.M., Hengl T., Norder S.J., Rijsdijk K., Sanmartín I., Strasberg D., Triantis K., Valente L.M., Whittaker R.J., Gillespie R., Emerson B.C. & Thébaud C. (2015) Islands as model systems in ecology and evolution: prospects fifty years after MacArthur-Wilson. Ecology Letters, 18, 200–217. (IF 13.042)

Couvreur T.L.P.†, Kissling D.W.†, Condamine F.L., Svenning J.-C., Rowe N.P. & Baker W.J. (2015) Global diversification of a tropical plant growth form: environmental correlates and evolutionary processes in climbing palms. Frontiers in Genetics (Evolutionary and Populations Genetics), 5, 452. †: Joint first authors.

Toussaint E.F.A., Condamine F.L., Hawlitschek O., Watts C.H., Porch N., Hendrich L. & Balke M. (2015) Unveiling the diversification dynamics of Australasian predaceous diving beetles in the Cenozoic. Systematic Biology, 64, 3-24. (IF 12.169)


Kergoat G.J., Bouchard P., Clamens A.-L., Abbate J., Jourdan H., Jabbour-Zahab R., Genson G., Soldati L. & Condamine F.L. (2014) Cretaceous environmental changes led to high extinction rates in a hyperdiverse beetle family. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14, 220. (IF 3.41)

Elias M. & Condamine F.L. (2014) Découverte et analyse de la biodiversité : les moyens actuelsMémoires de la SEF, 9, 23­39.

Kergoat G.J., Soldati L., Clamens A.-L., Jourdan H., Jabbour-Zahab R., Genson G., Bouchard P. & Condamine F.L. (2014) Higher-level molecular phylogeny of darkling beetles (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Tenebrionidae). Systematic Entomology, 39, 486-499. (IF 2.876)

Soldati L., Kergoat G.J., Clamens A.-L., Jourdan H., Jabbour-Zahab R. & Condamine F.L. (2014) Integrative taxonomy of New Caledonian beetles: species delimitation and definition of the Uloma isoceroides species group (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Ulomini), with the description of four new species. ZooKeys, 415, 133-167. (IF 0.864)

Rolland J., Jiguet F., Jønsson K.A., Condamine F.L. & Morlon H. (2014) Settling down of seasonal migrants promotes bird diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 281, 20140473. (IF 5.683)

         Recommended by Ellen Ketterson and Adam Fudickar for Faculty of 1000.

Rolland J., Condamine F.L., Jiguet F. & Morlon H. (2014) Faster speciation and reduced extinction in the tropics contribute to the mammalian latitudinal diversity gradient. PLoS Biology, 12, e1001775. (IF 12.69)

         One of the press releases published.


Condamine F.L., Soldati L., Clamens A.-L., Rasplus J.-Y. & Kergoat G.J. (2013) Diversification patterns and processes of wingless endemic insects in the Mediterranean Basin: historical biogeography of the genus Blaps (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Biogeography, 40, 1899–1913. (IF 4.544)

Condamine F.L., Rolland J. & Morlon H. (2013) Macroevolutionary perspectives to environmental change. Ecology Letters, 16 (Suppl. 1), 72-85. (IF 17.557)

                 The CNRS published a press release.

Condamine F.L., Toussaint E.F.A., Cotton A.M., Genson G.S., Sperling F.A.H. & Kergoat G.J. (2013) Fine-scale biogeographic and temporal diversification processes of peacock swallowtails (Papilio subgenus Achillides) in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Cladistics, 29, 88-111. (IF 6.74)

Condamine F.L., Sperling F.A.H. & Kergoat G.J. (2013) Global biogeographic pattern in swallowtail diversification demonstrates alternate colonization routes in Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 9-23. (IF 4.273)


Kergoat G.J., Prowell D.P., Le Rü B.P., Mitchell A., Clamens A.-L., Dumas P., Condamine F.L. & Silvain J.-F. (2012) Disentangling dispersal, vicariance and adaptive radiation patterns: A case study using armyworms in the pest genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65, 855-870. (IF 3.609)

Toussaint E.F.A., Condamine F.L., Kergoat G.J., Capdevielle-Dulac C., Barbut J., Sylvain J.-F. & Le Rü B.P. (2012) Palaeoenvironmental shifts drove the adaptive radiation of a noctuid stemborer tribe (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Apameini) in the Miocene. PLoS One, 7, e41377. (IF 4.411)

Soldati L., Kergoat G.J. & Condamine F.L. (2012) Preliminary report on the Tenebrionidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) collected during the SANTO 2006 expedition to Vanuatu, with description of a new species of the genus Uloma Dejean, 1821. Zoosystema, 34, 305-317. (IF 0.627)

Condamine F.L., Silva-Brandão K.L., Kergoat G.J. & Sperling F.A.H. (2012) Biogeographic and diversification patterns of Neotropical Troidini butterflies (Papilionidae) support a museum model of diversity dynamics for Amazonia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12, 82. (IF 3.702)

Condamine F.L., Sperling F.A.H., Wahlberg N., Rasplus J.-Y. & Kergoat G.J. (2012) What causes latitudinal gradients in species diversity? Evolutionary processes and ecological constraints on swallowtail biodiversity. Ecology Letters, 15, 267-277. (IF 15.253)

         Recommended by Andrew Clarke for Faculty of 1000.

Before 2012

Condamine F.L., Soldati L., Rasplus J.-Y. & Kergoat G.J. (2011) New insights on systematics and phylogenetics of Mediterranean Blaps species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptini), assessed through morphology and dense taxon sampling. Systematic Entomology, 36, 340-361. (IF 2.467)

Soldati L., Kergoat G.J. & Condamine F.L. (2009) Important notes on taxonomic structure of Blaps nitens Laporte de Castelnau, 1840 with the description of new subspecies Blaps nitens medvedevi subsp. n. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Blaptini). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin, 5, 231-233.


Social media

Vidard M. (2018) Les coléoptères dominent le monde! France Inter: L’Edito Carré.

Antonelli A. & Perrigo A. (on behalf of 3700+ co-signatories) (2017) We must protect biodiversity. Washington Post, December 15. In response to R. Alexander Pyron.


At the top is a picture of islets near Pine Island, south of New Caledonia (© Fabien Condamine).