I am a theoretician, broadly interested in the evolution of plants. During my PhD, which I did in Lille under the supervision of Dr Sylvain Billiard, I developed population genetics models to study the link between perenniality, inbreeding depression and mating systems in flowering plants. For my postdoc, I will develop models incorporating key aspects of plant physiology to study the evolution of life-histories and senescence in plants.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=ENCt7ScAAAAJ&hl=fr&authuser=1
2012-2015: Bachelor in population and organismal biology - University of Lille, France
2015-2017: Master of Science in evolutionary ecology - University of Lille, France
2017-2021: PhD in the Evo-Eco-Paleo (EEP) Lab, University of Lille/CNRS, France
2021-Present: Postdoc in the Pannell and Mullon groups at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lesaffre, T., & Billiard, S. (2020). The joint evolution of lifespan and self‐fertilization. Journal of evolutionary biology, 33(1), 41-56.
Lesaffre, T., & Billiard, S. (2021). On deleterious mutations in perennials: inbreeding depression, mutation load, and life-history evolution. The American Naturalist, 197(5), E143-E155.
Lesaffre, T. (2021). Population-level consequences of inheritable somatic mutations and the evolution of mutation rates in plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1958), 20211127.