Peer reviewed (*= co first author)

Couvreur, T.L.P., Sonke, B., Niangadouma, R. & Sauquet, H. (2015) Sirdavidia, an extraordinary new genus of Annonaceae from Gabon. PhytoKeys, 46, 1-19.

Couvreur, T.L.P.*, Kissling, W.D.
*, Condamine, F.L., Svenning, J.-C., Rowe, N.P. & Baker, B.J. Global diversification of a tropical plant growth form: environmental correlates and historical contingencies in climbing palms. Frontiers in Genetics, 5 (2015) [Included in the Special Issue "Origin of tropical diversity: from clades to communities" edited by Toby Pennington and James Edward Richardson] [Abstract and PDF]

Couvreur, T.L.P. 2015. Odd man out: Why are there fewer plant species in African rain forests? Plant Systematics and Evolution 301, 1299-1313. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-014-1180-z  (invited review)

Manel, S.*, Couvreur, T.L.P.*, Munoz, F., Couteron, P., Hardy, O.J. & Sonké, B. (2014) Characterizing the Phylogenetic Tree Community Structure of a Protected Tropical Rain Forest Area in Cameroon. PLoS ONE, 9, e98920.

Couvreur T.L.P. 2014. Revision of the African genus Uvariastrum (Annonaceae). PhytoKeys 33: 1–40. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.33.5907

Couvreur T.L.P. & W. J. Baker. 2013. 
Tropical rain forest evolution: palms as a model group. BMC Biology. 11: 48. PDF

Couvreur, T.L.P; Maas, P.J.M.; Meinke, S.; Johnson, D.M.; P.J.A., Kessler. 2012. Keys to the genera of Annonaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 169: 74-83. PDF

Couvreur, T.L.P; 
Porter-Morgan, H., Wieringa, J. J. & Chatrou, L. W. 2011 Little ecological divergence associated with speciation in two African rain forest tree genera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 296. PDF

Couvreur T.L.P., 
Forest, F. & W. J. Baker. 2011. Origin and global diversification patterns of tropical rain forests:  inferences from a complete genus-level phylogeny of palms. BMC Biology 9:44
 [IF 5.64]. PDF (labeled as Highly Accessed)

; Pirie, M.D.; Chatrou, L.W.; Saunders, R.M.K.; Su, Y.F.C.; Richardson, J.E.; Erkens, R.H.J. 2011.  
Early evolutionary history of the flowering plant family Annonaceae: steady diversification and boreotropical geodispersal. Journal of Biogeography 38 664-680 [IF: 4.8] PDF

Couvreur, T.L.P., G. Gort, J.E Richardson, M.S.M. Sosef & L.W. Chatrou. 2010. Insights into the influence of priors in posterior mapping: a case study in Annonaceae. PLoS ONE.5(5): e10473. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010473 [IF 4.0] PDF

Couvreur, T.L.P.; Franzke, A.; Al-Shehbaz, I.A.; Bakker, F.; Koch, M. & K. Mummenhoff. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics, temporal diversification and principles of evolution in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 27: 55-71 [IF 7.8] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P. & W.R.Q. Luke. 2010. A new species of Uvariopsis (Annonaceae), endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Blumea. 55(1) 68-72  [IF 0.3]. PDF 

Couvreur, T.L.P., R. W.J.M. van der Ham; M.Y. Mbele; F.  Mbago & D.M. Johnson. 2009. Molecular and morphological characterization of a new monotypic genus of Annonaceae, Mwasumbia, from Tanzania. Systematic Botany 34 (2) 266-285. [1.4] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P., L.W. Chatrou, M.S.M. Sosef & J.E Richardson. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics reveal multiple tertiary vicariance origins of the African rain forest trees. BMC Biology 6:54. [IF 5] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P.; M. Botermans; B.J. van Heuven & R. van der Ham. 2008. Pollen morphology within the Monodora clade: a divers group of five African Annonaceae genera. Grana 47: 185-210 [0.5] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P., J.E Richardson, M.S.M. Sosef, R.H.J, Erkens, & L.W. Chatrou. 2008. Evolution of syncarpy and other morphological characters in African Annonaceae: a posterior mapping approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47(1): 302-318. [IF 3.8] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P., W. Hahn, J.-J. De Granville, J.-L. Pham, B. Ludeña & J.-C. Pintaud. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of the cultivated palm Bactris gasipaes (Kunth) with its wild relatives inferred from non-coding chloroplastic sequences. Systematic Botany 32(3): 519-530. [IF 1.4] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P., R. E. Gereau, J. J. Wieringa & J. E. Richardson. 2006. Description of four new species of Monodora and Isolona (Annonaceae) from Tanzania and an overview of Tanzanian Annonaceae diversity. Adansonia 28 (2): 243-266. [IF 0.4] PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P., N. Billotte, R. A.-M., C. Lara, Y. Vigouroux, B. Ludeña, J.-L. Pham & J.-C. Pintaud. 2006. Close genetic proximity between cultivated and wild Bactris gasipaes Kunth. revealed by microsatellite markers in Western Ecuador. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53 (6): 1361-1373. [IF 0.9] PDF


Couvreur, T.L.P. 2009. Monograph of the syncarpous African genera Isolona and Monodora (Annonaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs. 87: 1-150. [winner of the Grady Webster Award 2010]

Co authored peer reviewed articles

Scarcelli N, Mariac C, Couvreur TLP, Faye A, Richard D, Sabot F, Berthouly-Salazar C, Vigouroux Y (2015) Intra-individual polymorphism in chloroplasts from NGS data: where does it come from and how to handle it? Molecular Ecology Resources.

Faye A, Pintaud JC, Baker WJ, Sonké B, Couvreur TLP (2014) A plastid phylogeny of the African rattans (Ancistrophyllinae, Arecaceae). Systematic Botany 39, 1099-1107.

Mariac, C., Scarcelli, N., Pouzadou, J., Barnaud, A., Billot, C., Faye, A., Kougbeadjo, A., Maillol, V., Martin, G., Sabot, F., Santoni, S., Vigouroux, Y. & Couvreur, T.L.P. (2014) Cost-effective enrichment hybridization capture of chloroplast genomes at deep multiplexing levels for population genetics and phylogeography studies. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14, 1103-1113.

Weigend, M., Luebert, F., Gottschling, M., Couvreur, T.L.P., Hilger, H.H. & Miller, J.S. (2014) From capsules to nutlets—phylogenetic relationships in the Boraginales. Cladistics, 30, 508-518.

Baker W.J. & T.L.P. Couvreur. 2013. Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. I. Historical biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 40 274-285 .PDF

Baker W.J. & T.L.P. Couvreur. 2013. Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. II. Diversification history and origin of regional assemblages. Journal of Biogeography 40 286-289. PDF

Eiserhardt WL, Svenning J-C, Baker WJ, Couvreur TLP, Balslev H. 2013. Dispersal and niche evolution jointly shape the geographic turnover of phylogenetic clades across continents. Scientific reports 3.

Roncal J, Kahn F, Millan B, Couvreur TLP, Pintaud J-C. 2013. Cenozoic colonization and diversification patterns of tropical American palms: evidence from Astrocaryum (Arecaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 120-139.

Kissling, W. D., Eiserhardt, W. L., Baker, W. J., Borchsenius, F., Couvreur, T. L. P., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. 2012 Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PDF (open access)
Chatrou, L. W., Pirie, M. D., Erkens, R. H. J., Couvreur, T.L.PNeubig, K. M., Abbott, R. J., Mols, J. B., Maas, J. W., Saunders, R. M. K. & Chase, M. W. 2012. A new higher-level classification of the pantropical flowering plant family Annonaceae informed by molecular phylogenetics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 169: 5-40. PDF

Erkens, R.H.J.; Chatrou, L.W. & Couvreur, T.L.P. 2012. Radiations and key innovations in an early branching angiosperm lineage (Annonaceae; Magnoliales)Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 169: 117-134. PDF

Baker, W. J., Norup, M. V., Clarkson, J. J., Couvreur, T. L. P., Dowe, J. L., Lewis, C. E., Pintaud, J.-C., Savolainen, V., Wilmot, T. & Chase, M. W. Phylogenetic relationships among arecoid palms (Arecaceae: Arecoideae). Annals of Botany. [IF 2.8] [
doi: 10.1093/aob/mcr020]   PDF

Botermans, M., M.S.M. Sosef, L.W., Chatrou & 
T.L.P. Couvreur. 2011. Revision of the African genus Hexalobus (Annonaceae). Systematic Botany 36: 33-48. [IF 1.4] PDF
Erkens, R.H.J., J. Maas & T.L.P. Couvreur. 2009. From Africa via Europe to South America: migrational route of a species-rich genus of Neotropical lowland rain forest trees (Guatteria; Annonaceae). Journal of Biogeography. 36:2338-2352. [IF 4.8] PDF
Meerow, A.W.; Noblick L.; Borrone, J.W., T.L.P., Couvreur; Mauro-Herrera, M.; Hahn, J.W., Kuhn, D.N., Nakamura, K., Oleas, N. & Schnell, R.J. 2009. Combined phylogenetic analysis of seven WRKY transcription factor loci robustly resolves relationships in the palm subtribe Attaleinae (Areceaceae, Cocoseae) and confirms the American roots of the coconut. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7353. PDF
Chatrou, L.W., T.L.P. Couvreur & J.E. Richardson. 2009. Spatio-temporal dynamism of hotspots enhances plant diversity. Journal of Biogeography. 36, 1628–1629. [IF 4.8] PDF
van Valkenburg J.L.C.H., T.C.H. Sunderland, & T.L.P. Couvreur. 2008. A revision of the genus Sclerosperma (Arecaceae). Kew Bulletin 63: 75–86. PDF
Pintaud J-C, T.L.P. Couvreur, C. Lara, N. Billote, B. Ludena & J-L. Pham. 2006. Structure et dynamique de la diversité génétique dans un complexe sauvage-cultivé tropical : le cas du palmier sud-américain Bactris gasipaes. Les Actes du BRG 6: 355-370. PDF
Billotte, N., T. Couvreur, N. Marseillac, P. Brottier, B. Perthuis, M. Vallejo, J.-L. Noyer, J.-P. Jacquemoud-Collet, A.-M. Risterucci & J.-C. Pintaud. 2004. A new set of microsatellite markers for the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth): characterization and across-taxa utility within the tribe Cocoeae. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 580-582. [IF 1.6]
Billotte, N., N. Marseillac, P. Brottier, J. L. Noyer, J. P. Jacquemoud-Collet, C. Moreau, T. Couvreur, M. H. Chevallier, J. C. Pintaud & A. M. Risterucci. 2004. Nuclear microsatellite markers for the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.): characterization and utility across the genus Phoenix and in other palm genera. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 256-258. [IF 1.6]

Peer reviewed book chapters

Gayot, M. & Couvreur, T. (2014) Histoire évolutive. in "Guide des palmiers de Guyane" (ed. by M. Gayot and J.-J. De Granville), pp. 26-31. Office National des Forêts, Guyane.
[this is a short chapter I co wrote with Marc Guyot in the wonderfull book Guide des Plamiers de Guyane, which I highly recommend for any palm aficionado! you can get this book here.]

Baker WJ, Couvreur TLP. 2012. Biogeography and distribution patterns of Southeast Asian palms. Pages 164-190 in Gower D, Johnson K, Richardson JE, Rosen B, Rüber L, Williams S, eds. Biotic evolution and environmental change in Southeast Asia,  Cambridge University Press, UK.
Chatrou LW, Wieringa JJ, Couvreur T.L.P. 2011 The impact of climate change on the origin and future of East African rain forest trees. In: Hodkinson T, Jones M, Parnell J, Sheoin SN, Waldren S, editors. Climate change and systematics. Dublin. Cambridge University Press. pp. 304-319. [link to book website]

Pintaud, J. C., Zehdi, S., Couvreur, T.L.P., Barrow, S., Henderson, S., Aberlenc-Bertossi, F., Tregear, J. & Billotte, N. 2010 An evaluation of the taxonomy of the genus Phoenix (Arecaceae) using SSR markers, with emphasis on the identity of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). In Diversity, phylogeny and evolution of Monocotyledons (ed. O. Seberg, A. T. Peterson, A. Barfod & A. M. Davis). 267-286: Aarhus University Press. PDF

Pintaud J. C., T.L.P. Couvreur, C. Lara, B. Ludeña, &  J.-L. Pham. 2008. Reciprocal introgression between wild and cultivated peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth, Aracaceae) in Western Ecuador. Pp. 296-308 in Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use (eds. N. Maxted, B. V. Ford-Lloyd, S. P. Kell, J. M. Iriondo, M. E. Dulloo, and J. Turok). CAB International.

Books, book reviews and other peer reviewed publications

Sonké B, Couvreur TLP (2014) Tree diversity of the Dja Faunal Reserve, southeastern Cameroon. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1049.

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur TLP, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen K, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e995. PDF (open access)

Couvreur TLP, Faye A, Sonke B (2013) Palms of Southern Cameroon. PALMS 57(3): 123-132.

Couvreur, T.L.P. 2011. Palms of the lower Madidi river in northern Bolivia. PAMLS 55(1) 37-45. PDF

Couvreur, T.L.P., Guevara, J.E. ; Jeanson, M. ; Henderson, A.J. 2010. Palms of the south west Galeras cordillera, a remote premontane rain forest in eastern Ecuador. PALMS 54(2) 94-103. PDF
Couvreur, T.L.P. 2009. Palms are back new and improved. A review of Genera palmarum: The evolution and classification of Palms. Adansonia. 31(1) 215-217. PDF
Couvreur T.L.P. 2008 Revealing the secrets of African Annonaceae: Systematics, evolution and biogeography of the syncarpous genera Isolona and Monodora. Thèse, Université de Wageningen. PDF

General publications / communications/ public outreach

The Guardian covers our research on the new genus Sirdavidia.; with the press release by PhytoKeys here.

Invited to a radio show on "Forests in French DOM-TOMS and man". In French. Aired 11/10/2011: Radio Ô

An article came out in Le Monde (French journal) about our palm diversification research. In French. (19 August 2011)

, T.L.P.: From jungle to jungle: a trip along the Madidi River. The Herbarium Sheet, NYBG, December 2009

Couvreur, T.L.P.: Into the wild: visiting a remote Ecuadorian jungle. The Herbarium Sheet NYBG, September 2009