SAUCÈDE Thomas, P.I. 2015-to date
Thomas Saucède is Assistant Professor at the University of Burgundy is P.I. of the Proteker program since 2015. Geologist and paleontologist by training, he has research interests in macroecology, macroevolution, and biogeography. Based on fossil and extant species records obtained from fieldwork and survey of academic collections, his main research activities are devoted to studying the respective roles of environment (abiotic and biotic parameters), clade evolution, and Earth history in the structuring of large-scale biogeographic patterns.
The Antarctic (Southern Ocean) constitutes the privileged geographic framework in which he studies the patterns and processes of marine biodiversity dynamics, present and past; echinoids (sea-urchins) represent his main taxonomic group of interest. More specifically, a part of his work consists in describing the patterns of the morphological diversification irregular echinoids have experienced since the early Jurassic to the present day.
Keywords: biodiversity, macroecology, macroevolution, biogeography, paleontology, Echinoidea, systematics, morphometrics, Antarctica, Jurassic, Deep Sea
- Location: Dijon