Curriculum Vitae

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Number of publications: 18
h-index: 11

Education and research positions

2016-present Post-doctorate. Adaptive responses to resource availability and disturbance: analysis with experimental evolution in a model plant species. Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE, CNRS UMR 5175, Montpellier, France). Supervisor: Dr. C. Violle.

2013-2016  Post-doctorate. Genetic diversity of growth strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana: study of natural variation and hybrid performance. Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Tübingen, Germany). Supervisor: Dr. D. Weigel.

2012  Doctorate of Integrative Plant biology. Plant integrated responses to water deficit and high temperature: from gene to phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana. Laboratoire d’Ecophysiologie des Plantes sous Stress Environnementaux (LEPSE, INRA UMR759 Montpellier SupAgro, France). Supervisor: Dr. C. Granier.

2009  Master of Sciences and Technologies. Speciality: Integrative Plant Biology: Gene, Plant, Agrosystem. Implication of the gibberellic acid pathway in the control of recurrent blooming in rose. Laboratoire de Génétique et Horticulture (INRA UMR1259, Angers, France). Supervisor: Dr. F. Foucher.

2009  Agronomist Engineer. Institut Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus-Ouest, Rennes, France).

Significant publications

Vasseur F., Fouqueau L., de Vienne D., Nidelet T., Violle C., Weigel D. (2019). Nonlinear phenotypic variation uncovers the emergence of heterosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Biology, 17(4): e3000214.

Exposito-Alonso M., Rodríguez RG., Barragán C., Capovilla G., Chae E., Devos J., Dogan ES., Friedemann C., Gross C., Lang P., Lundberg D., Middendorf V., Kageyama J., Karasov T., Kersten S., Petersen S., Rabbani L., Regalado J., Reinelt L., Rowan B., Seymour DK., Symeonidi E., Schwab R., Tran DTN., Venkataramani K., Van de Weyer AL., Vasseur F., Wang G., Wedegärtner R., Weiss F., Wu R., Xi W., Zaidem M., Zhu W., García-Arenal F., Burbano HA., Bossdorf O., Nielsen R., Weigel D. (2019). Natural selection on the Arabidopsis thaliana genome in present and future climates. Nature, 573: 126–129.

Vasseur, F., Exposito-Alonso, M., Ayala-Garay O., Wang, G., Enquist B.J., Vile D., Violle C., Weigel, D. (2018). Adaptive diversification of growth allometry in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (13), 3416-3421.

Vasseur F., Sartori K., Baron E., Fort F., Kazakou E., Segrestin J., Garnier. E. , Vile D., Violle C. (2018). Climate as a driver of adaptive variations in ecological strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany, 122(6):935-45.

Vasseur F., Violle C., Enquist B.J., Granier C., Vile D. (2012). A common genetic basis to the origin of the leaf economics spectrum and metabolic scaling allometry. Ecology Letters, 15(10): 1149-1157.

Awards and grants

‘European Talents’ Postdoctoral grant funded by INRA (four grants at national level)
Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiology under Environmental Stress, INRA (Montpellier, France)
Centre of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CNRS (Montpellier, France)

Marie Curie-Skłodowska Agrenskills+ postdoctoral grant (2017-2019): postdoctoral grant co-funded by INRA and the European Agreenskills+ program (project ranked 2nd).

PhD thesis funded by a CIFRE grant (2009-2012) from a collaboration between Bayer CropScience (Gent, Belgium) and the Laboratory of Plant Ecophysiology under Environmental Stress (LEPSE, Montpellier, France).

Leadership, service and outreach

Symposium organizer (2018): “Rapid evolutionary responses in a changing world” at the Second Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology (Evolution Montpellier, Aug. 2018). Co-organized with Moises Exposito-Alonso (MPI Tübingen), Niek Scheepens (Uni. Tübingen) and Carol E. Lee (Uni. Wisconsin). Invited speaker: Dmitri Petrov (University of Stanford, USA).

GrENE-net consortium coordinator (2017-2022): co-supervised with Niek Scheepens (Uni. Tübingen) and Moises Exposito-Alonso (MPI Tübingen) (

Referee for several journals, including Ecology Letters, Heredity, Journal of Experimental Botany, Forest, Agroforestry Systems, Oecologia, PLOS One