Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation
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Frédérique Viard

Personal details

Institute:Université Paris Marie Curie
Phone:(33) 2 98 29 23 12

Summary of CV:

Current research interests
  • Molecular approaches for the study of connectivity between coastal populations of marine
  • Biological invasion processes: population genetics and population biology to investigate introduction patterns, spread and evolution of marine invasive species
  • Phylogeography of marine coastal species: the historical perspective of changes of marine species range
  • Mating system and reproductive strategies in invertebrates

Experience Higher education:

  • Teaching: 40 hours/year (UPMC, Univ. Rennes, ENSA Rennes) in marine ecology and population genetics
  • Co-ordinator of two courses at Master level for the Masters “Ecology and Evolutionary Biology” and “Oceanobiology and Marine Environment” from University Paris 6 (UPMC)
  • Member of the organizing committee and local host of one European Summer course “Marine Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics” (since 2007) ; teacher for 2 European summer courses and one European Training site (2004-2007)
  • Supervisor of 10 PhD students including two co-tutored theses with PUC (Chile) and 15 master students in marine ecology and genetics (since 2001)
  • External examiner of 10 PhD and 4 HDR (Professor level) thesis.
  • Public communication: Organization of a special event for “Sciences en fête”, regular public conferences or interviews (journals) on alien species, referee of web sites on alien species and marine diversity

Participation in Projects:

  • Coordinator of one Workpackage (WP) of the European Project “Marine Aliens & Climate Change” funded by AXA Research Funds (2009-2012; coord. C. Maggs)
  • Coordinator of one Workpackage (WP) of the European INTERREG Project “Marinexus” (2010-2013; coord. M. Cock)
  • Participant to the European I3 project ASSEMBLE (2009-2012; coord. M. Thorndike)
  • Member of the International Associated Laboratory DIAMS (coord. M. Valero & J. Correa; 2005-2007 & 2008-2010).
  • Co-ordinator of one WP of the Network of Excellence (NoE) “Marine Genomics Europe” (coord. C. Boyen) and member of 2 Scientific Councils (EDD node and of Training & Education Councils)
  • Participant to 2 WPs of the NoE MARBEF (coord. C. Heip)
  • Participant to the Trans-Atlantic Network CORONA (coord. C. Cuningham) funded by NSF
  • Participant to the European project (FP5): « EPIFIGHT » (2001-2004; resp. B. Kloareg).

MSc Erasmus Mundus EMBC


  • 1. Taris, N., Comtet, T. & Viard, F. (2009). Inhibitory function of nitric oxide on the onset of metamorphosis in competent larvae of Crepidula fornicata: a transcriptional perspective. Marine Genomics 2: 161-167
  • 2. Plouviez, S., Shank, T., Faure, B., Daguin-Thiébaut, C., Viard, F., Lallier, F.H., Jollivet, D. (2009) Comparative phylogeography between vent species along the East Pacific Rise reveals vicariant processes and population expansion in the South. Molecular Ecology 18 : 3903-3917
  • 3. Jolly, M.T., Guyard, P., Ellien, C., Gentil, F., Viard, F., Thiébaut, E. and Jollivet, D. (2009) Population genetics and hydrodynamic modeling of larval dispersal dissociate contemporary patterns of connectivity from historical expansion into European shelf seas in the polychaete Pectinaria koreni. Limnology and Oceanography 54:2089–2106.
  • 4. Le Cam, S., Pechenik, J., Cagnon, M. & Viard, F. (2009). Fast vs. slow larval growth in an invasive marine mollusc: does paternity matter? Journal of Heredity 100:455-464.
  • 5. Brante, A., Fernandez, M. & Viard, F. (2009) The effects of oxygen availability and alternative nutritional sources on embryonic growth and survival of encapsulated gastropods with contrasting developmental modes. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 2287-2295
  • 6. Cardenas, L., Castilla, JC & Viard, F. (2009) A phylogeographic analysis across three biogeographic provinces of the south-eastern Pacific: the case of the marine gastropod Concholepas concholepas. Journal of Biogeography 36 (5): 969-981.
  • 7. Daguin-Thiébaut, C., Le Cam, S., Viard, F. (2009) Isolation of eleven microsatellite markers in the gastropod Crepidula convexa (Gastropod, Calyptraeideae) for parentage analyses. Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (3) : 917-920
  • 8. Dupont, L., Viard, F., Dowell, M.J., Wood, C. & Bishop, J.D.D. (2009) Fine- and regional-scale genetic structure of the exotic ascidian Styela clava (Tunicata) in south-west England, 50 years after its introduction. Molecular Ecology 18 (3):442-453
  • 9. Brante, A., Fernandez, M. & Viard, F. (2008) The effect of oxygen conditions on intracapsular development in two calyptraeid species exhibiting different modes of larval development. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 368 : 197-207
  • 10. Cardenas, L., Viard, F. & Castilla, JC (2008) A review on the taxonomy and paleobiogeography of the genus Concholepas (Lamarck, 1801): hypotheses for its evolutionary history. Revista de Historia Natural de Chile, 81: 417-436
  • 11. Engel, C. R., Guillemin M.-L., Jacob. A.-M., Valero M. & Viard F. (2008). Isolation of microsatellite loci from the kelp, Saccorhiza polyschides (Heterokontophyta, incertae sedis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 8 : 406-408
  • 12. Engel, C.R., Billard, E., Voisin, M. & Viard F. (2008) Conservation and polymorphism of mitochondrial intergenic sequences in brown algae. European Journal of Phycology , 43:195-205
  • 13. Guillemin M-L., Faugeron S., Destombe C., Viard F., Correa J. A., Valero M. (2008) Genetic variation in wild and cultivated populations of the haplo-diploid red alga Gracilaria chilensis: how farming practices favour asexual reproduction and heterozygosity. Evolution , 62: 1500-1519
  • 14. Maggs, C.A., Castilho, R., Foltz D., Hensler C., Jolly M.T., Kelly, J., Olsen J., Perez K.E., Stam W., Vainola R., Viard F. & Wares J. (2008). Evaluating signatures of glacial refugia for North Atlantic marine organisms? Ecology , 89: S108–S122. Invited paper (reviewed)
  • 15. McGlashan, D.J., Ponniah, M., Cassey, P. & Viard, F. (2008) Clarifying marine invasions with mtDNA: an illustration from mistaken calyptraeid gastropod identifications. Biological Invasions, 10: 51-57
  • 16. Cardenas, L., Daguin, C., Castilla, J.C., Viard, F. (2007) Isolation and characterization of eleven polymorphic microsatellite markers for the marine gastropod Concholepas concholepas. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 464-466
  • 17. Daguin, C., Brante, A., Fernandez, M. & Viard, F. (2007) Isolation of ten microsatellite markers in the gastropod Crepidula coquimbensis (Gastropod, Calyptraeideae) for parentage analyses. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 1091-1093
  • 18. David, P., Pujol, B., Viard, F., Castella, V. & Goudet, J. (2007) Reliable selfing rate estimates from imperfect population genetic data. Molecular Ecology , 16 : 2474-2487
  • 19. Dupont, L., Ellien, C. & Viard, F. (2007) Limits to gene flow in the slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata as revealed by microsatellite data and a larval dispersal model. Marine Ecology Progress Series , 349 : 125-138
  • 20. Dupont, L., Viard, F, David, P. & Bishop, J. (2007) Combined effects of bottlenecks and selfing in populations of Corella eumyota (Tunicata), a recent invader of the English Channel. Diversity & Distribution, 13: 808-817
  • 21. Dupont, L., Bernas, D. & Viard, F. (2007) Sex and genetic structure across age groups in populations of the European marine invasive mollusc, Crepidula fornicata L. (Gastropoda). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90: 365-374
  • 22. Laurent, V. Devaux, P., Thiel, T., Viard, F., Touzet, P. & Quillet, M.C. (2007) Comparative effectiveness of sugar beet microsatellite markers isolated from different sources to map the sugar beet genome. Theoretical & Applied Genetics, 115:793–805
  • 23. Dupont, L., Richard, J., Paulet, Y.-M., Thouzeau, G. & Viard, F. (2006) Gregariousness and protandry promote reproductive insurance in the invasive gastropod Crepidula fornicata: evidence from assignment of larval paternity. Molecular Ecology, 15: 3009-3021
  • 24. Dupont, L., Viard, F. & Bishop, J.D.D. (2006). Isolation and characterization of twelve microsatellite markers for the invasive ascidian Styela clava (Tunicata) Molecular Ecology Notes, 6:101-103
  • 25. Jolly, M.T., Viard, F., Gentil, F., Thiébaut, E. & Jollivet D. (2006) Comparative phylogeography of two coastal polychaete tubeworms in the North East Atlantic supports shared history and vicariant events. Molecular Ecology 15: 1841-1855
  • 26. Simon-Bouhet, B., Garcia-Meunier, P. & Viard, F. (2006) Multiple introductions promote range expansion of the mollusc Cyclope neritea (Nassariidae) in France: evidence from mitochondrial sequence data. Molecular Ecology 15 : 1699-1711
  • 27. Viard, F., Elien, C. & Dupont, L. (2006) Dispersal ability and invasion success of Crepidula fornicata in a single gulf: insights from genetic markers and larval-dispersal models. Helgoland Marine Research 60 (2): 144-152 Note: cette publication référée a été réalisée sur invitation à la suite du workshop « Invasive Species » organisé à Sylt (Germany) en 2005.
  • 28. Daguin C, Voisin M, Engel C, Viard F (2005) Microsatellite isolation and polymorphism in introduced populations of the cultivated seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Conservation Genetics, 6 (4): 647-650
  • 29. Jolly, M.T., Jollivet, D., Gentil, F., Thiébaut, E. & Viard, F. (2005) Sharp genetic break between Atlantic and English Channel populations of the polychaete Pectinaria koreni, along the north coast of France. Heredity 94: 23-32
  • 30. Simon-Bouhet, B., Daguin, C., Garcia-Meunier, P. & Viard, F. (2005) Polymorphic microsatellites for the study of newly-established populations of the gastropod Cyclope neritea. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5 (1): 121-123
  • 31. Voisin M, Engel C, Viard F (2005) Differential shuffling of native genetic diversity across introduced regions in a brown alga: aquaculture vs. maritime traffic effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 102 (15): 5432-5437.

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