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I am a Research Officer and Curator of Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Geneva in Switzerland.

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

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