Research interests

Working on the SNF project "Evolutionary dynamics of drift load and its role in species distribution limits"
- Role of genetic load in plant distribution limits
- Role of selfing in distribution limits and speciation
- Adaptation strategies to extreme climate
- Ecological restauration
- Ecosystem services
- Invasive species

Professional experience

2016 - 2020 PhD student - University of Basel - SNF project "Evolutionary dynamics of drift load and its role in species distribution limits".

2016 (June-Sept) Technician - Laboratoire Image, Ville, Environnement (LIVE), UMR CNRS, University of Strasbourg - Work on "systematic and conservation of Dianthus superbus L." project.

2016 (March-June) Technician - Herbarium of the University of Strasbourg - Work on E-Recolnat project,

2015  (March-Sept) Voluntary internship - LIVE, University of Strasbourg - "Risk assessment of the invasive potential of exotic species as a system for intercepting mudslides",

2014 (March-Sept) Master internship - LIVE, University of Strasbourg - "Contribution to the evaluation of ecological restoration",

2012 (March-July) Bachelor internship - Laboratoire génétique moléculaire, génomique, microbiologie (GMGM), UMR CNRS, University of Strasbourg - "The dichloromethane catabolic composite transposon: role of the uncharacterized dcmBC genes".


2016 - 2020 University of Basel, PhD student
2014 – 2015 Complementary qualification in environmental pollution and environmental legislation, University of Strasbourg
2012 – 2014 Master Biology and plant valorization, specialty plants and environment,  University of Strasbourg

2009 - 2012 Franco-German Bachelor of Science, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken - University of Strasbourg
2002 – 2009 Deutsch - Französisches Abitur, Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium, Saarbrücken


Hardion L, Perrier A, Martinez M, Navrot N, Gaquerel E, Tournay F, Nguefack J, Combroux I (2020) Integrative revision of Dianthus superbus subspecies reveals different degrees of differentiation, from plasticity to species distinction. Systematics and Biodiversity 18:255-268, doi: 10.1080/14772000.2020.1737979

Perrier A (2020) Genetic and environmental constraints causing species' range limits. PhD Thesis, University of Basel

Perrier A, Sánchez-Castro D, Willi Y (2020) Expressed mutational load increases toward the edge of a species' geographic range. Evolution 74:1711-1723,doi: 10.1111/evo.14042


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Antoine Perrier

Universität Basel
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
Pflanzenökologie und -evolution
Schönbeinstrasse 6
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 29 75