Edith Garot (MCF, PhD)
Maître de conférences (Dr.)
Université de La Réunion, 117 rue du général Ailleret, 97430 Le Tampon
UMR PVMBT (Peuplements Végétaux et Bioagresseurs en Milieu Tropical)
I am interested in understanding how plant adapt to biotic and abiotic constraints of their environment and I mainly focused on cultivated and wild tropical plants. During my PhD, I studied the dynamics of genetic diversity in a forest tree endemic to Reunion Island (Coffea mauritiana). I more precisely examine the patterns of genetic diversity of the species and identify the main drivers of population divergences. I also uncovered the demographic history of the species, using two different methods of modelisation, and I identified the past ecological disturbances associated with population size variations. Finally, I also searched for leaf adaptive traits in C. mauritiana using a multi-approach analysis considering genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data.
I next joined BASE team (UMR GQE) to strengthen my skills in biostatistics while working on the impact of environmental factors on plant morphology and phenology.
In 2020 I joined UMR PVBMT (team “Diversité et utilisation durable des ressources génétiques végétales en milieu tropical”). I am currently involved in research programs studying genetic diversity and local adaptation in plants endemic to Reunion Island.
Key-words : population genomics, plant adaptation, crops
- Garot E, Dussert S, Domergue F, Joët T, Fock-Bastide I, Combes M-C, et al. (2020). Multi-approach Analysis Reveals Local Adaptation in a Widespread Forest Tree of Reunion Island. Plant Cell Physiol: pcaa160.
- Garot E, Joët T, Combes M-C, Lashermes P (2019). Genetic diversity and population divergences of an indigenous tree (Coffea mauritiana) in Reunion Island: role of climatic and geographical factors. Heredity 122: 833–847.
- Garot E, Joët T, Combes M-C, Severac D, Lashermes P (2019). Plant population dynamics on oceanic islands during the Late Quaternary climate changes: genetic evidence from a tree species (Coffea mauritiana) in Reunion Island. New Phytol 224: 974–986.
I am principally involved in the teaching of plant biology, ecology and biostatistics at licence and master levels at Université de La Réunion.
Licence Génie Civil :
Description et protection du vivant (L1)
Ecologie générale (L2)
Cycle de vie et reproduction (L2)
Master BEST-T :
Écologie évolutive tropicale terrestre en milieu insulaire (M1)
Ecologie numérique (M1)
Ecological Data Analysis (M1)
Field School (M1)
Analyse de données et modélisation (M2)
Position and academic records
|Since Sept. 2020||Assistant professor, University of Reunion Island, UMR PVBMT, La Réunion|
|2020||Post-doctoral position, INRAE, UMR GQE-Le Moulon, BASE team, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.|
|Deciphering genotype × environment interactions in maize inbreed lines Project Warm Rules, funded by DATA IA Institue of Convergence.|
|Supervisors : C. Dillmann and E. Marchadier|
|2019||PhD, UMR DIADE, IRD, University of Montpellier.|
|Dynamics of genetic diversity in insular territories : genetic structure, demographic history and local adaptation of a tree (Coffea mauritiana Lam.) endemic to Reunion Island.|
|Supervisor : Philippe Lashermes.|
|2016||MSc in Engineering - Agricultural and agronomy engineering, Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes (formerly École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes)|
|Specialisation : Plant production Plant breeding|