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About the article
Joëlle Dupont’s main research fields are fungal diversity and taxonomy. Her research uses molecular tools and multiple gene phylogenies for systematic and to describe the diversity of fungi from various habitats, particularly food such as cheeses, or fungi associated to plants such as endophytes from conifers or wheat and some plant pathogens, more rarely fungi from extreme environments such as rocks and the deep sea. Recently Joëlle and her group developed research about sexual reproduction of Penicillium and about their domestication to produce cheese. As an expert in microscopic fungi, Joëlle Dupont is involved in applied mycology in collaboration with the food industry.
For about 20 years Enrico Schwabe has specialized on the molluscan class Polyplacophora with a focus on the taxonomy and biogeography of this group. His more recent research includes biological interactions of marine animals, especially parasitism of Copepods with other invertebrates. Being involved in several deep-sea programs he also concentrates on the interaction among benthic organisms via isolated basins and the question of how far environmental parameters may influence biogeography, biodiversity and abundance of organisms.
Published Online: 2016-07-22
Published in Print: 2016-08-01