Frédéric Medail


Aix-Marseille University. IMBE. Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology.


I am full Professor of plant ecology and biogeography at the Aix-Marseille University / IMBE (Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Ecology).
My main topics of research are the biogeography and conservation of plant biodiversity at several geographical scales, from conservation genetics to macroecology, within the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region. My current researches are focused on the biogeographic process linked to the origin and evolution of the Mediterranean flora, and their implications towards a conservation biogeography framework. I also perform researches devoted to insular ecology, functional biogeography and I was involved into several programmes concerning the ecological and evolutionary consequences of biological invasion. I am author of 311 publications and member of 15 international and national committees and 6 scientific societies. From 1997 onwards, I have coordinated or participated in over 45 international or national scientific projects. I have been teaching for 25 years now, and I have taught more than 40 courses on biogeography, ecology, conservation, population biology.