Christophe Dufresnes

My research primarily involves phylogeography and population genetics of amphibians with focuses on biogeography, speciation and conservation.

During my PhD at the DEE with N. Perrin, I have studied the European radiation of tree frogs (Hyla sp.), notably to understand the mechanisms preventing their Y chromosome to degenerate, as it does in mammals. I am now conducting a FNS-funded post-doc with R. Butlin at the University of Sheffield (UK) on the genomic bases of speciation in European amphibians via the study of hybrid zones.

In parallel, I am involved in many conservation genetic projects on amphibians and other endangered animals. Activities include uncovering and mapping cryptic species and diversity, tracing regional connectivity, understanding the impact of hybridization by invasive species, etc. I am actively collaborating with L. Fumagalli at the Laboratory for Conservation Biology, as well as S. Dubey (karch Vaud) for some of these projects.

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Born on December 3rd, 1985 in France.

2017-       
FNS-funded Post-doc with Prof. Roger Butlin, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK).

2014-       
Collaborator with the Laboratory for Conservation Biology (LBC), UNIL (Lausanne, Switzerland)

2015-2016
Post-doc with Prof. Nicolas Perrin, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

2010-2015
PhD under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Perrin, Department of Ecology & Evolution , University of Lausanne (Switzerland): “Sex-chromosome evolution of Palearctic tree frogs in space and time”

2009-2010
Research assistant, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

2007-2009
Master of Sciences in Biodiversity, Ecology & Environment, University Joseph Fourrier of Grenoble (France). Master thesis in Northwestern Australia with Prof. Simon Griffith, university Macquary of Sydney: “Breeding ecology of the endangered Gouldian Finch: nest site selection and interspecific competition”

2004-2007
Bachelor of Sciences in Biology, university Joseph Fourrier of Grenoble (France)

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