I will start a new position at the Natural History Museum of Geneva as a research officer in January 2019. Stay tuned for more info soon.

At the moment I am a Postdoc in the Kawahara Lab at the Florida Museum of Natural History and McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity based in Gainesville, USA.

I study the origin and evolution of tropical insect biodiversity. There is a staggering number of insect species awaiting to be discovered in the tropics. Participating in field expeditions, describing and placing these species in a phylogenetic context is at the heart of my research. I build phylogenetic and phylogenomic trees to understand the evolutionary processes governing biodiversity assemblage over space and time. I am interested in the biogeographical patterns and the diversification dynamics of a variety of insect groups, from butterflies to water beetles. Have a look at the different pages on this website to discover what we do in greater details.

CV Emmanuel FA Toussaint

Photograph credit: Gabriele Motta / Eyes Tang