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Biodiversity and evolution of tropical rain forests

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                                                                Thomas L P Couvreur


I am a reasercher in evolutionary biology and tropical botany for IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, http://www.ird.fr).

I belong to the UMR DIADE and the DYNADIV research team.

I am currently based in Yaoundé Cameroun, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Université de Yaoundé I.

There, I collaborate with the Prof. Bonaventure Sonké. See the members of his lab at ENS

My reseach program focuses on tropical rain forest evolution, using palms and Annonaceae as model organisms.

On this page you shall find information on my current research and activities.

"If scientists are going to use logically unbeatable theories about the world, they might as well give up natural science and take up religion" Lewontin 1972, Nature.

" Science is not so much about knowing the answers to questions, but about the process by which knowledge is increased" Peter Coles, From Cosmos to Chaos, the science of unpredictability. 2006

 " evolution is more about reproduction of the fittest than survival of the fittest" Matt Ridely,

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, 1993

Isolona heinsenii (Tanzania, Annonaceae)