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Plant biology - Ecology from individual to community - Population genetics, Phylogeny, Genomics – Biological invasions and Biological control



My work focuses on the study of interactions between plants and their biotic (facilitation, cooperation, mutualism, parasitism) and abiotic (water) environments in a context of global change (climate change and biological invasions).

I am currently developing my research on: (i) the trees response of drought, in terms of strategies and phenotypic plasticity, with a view to selecting the most suitable genotypes for forestry; (ii) the relationships between trees and their endophytic microbiota in the global response to water stress; (iii) the facilitation/cooperation relationships between plants according to their kinship under water stress conditions; (iv) the dynamics and dispersal capacity of invasive plant species.



General ecology, population and community ecology, functional ecology, plant biology, plant and animal identification, statistics, GIS, business creation, molecular phylogeny and evolution - in Bachelor of Life Sciences, Professional Bachelor and Master.



Guest editor of the special issues: Omics Analysis of Tree Responses to Drought in Forests (ISSN 1999-4907) ; Biological invasions in agroecosystems: insights for sustainable management” in Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395)

Nominated expert at ANSES in a thematic group: final report 2020 - Ragweed in France: costs of health impacts and courses of action

Nominated member of the national commission of agricultural professor-researchers CNECA 5 crop production

Diploma supervisor of the Professional Degree in organic farming, advise and development: ABCD

Supervisor (conception) of the Orchard conservatory's collections of Clermont Auvergne University

Supervisor (conception-production) of the University botanical trail of the Cézeaux campus - SenBUC (educational tool for students and schoolchildren for local trees, shrubs and lianas learning)





Research team: FOLEAU

Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), UFR Biologie, 1 Impasse Amélie Murat, 63178 AUBIERE (FR) – adress map, (+33) 0473407929

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Journal articles35 documents

  • Lucas Mazal, Dov Corenblit, Boris Fumanal, Irène Till-Bottraud. Black poplar establishment on alluvial bars: seed rain homogeneity over a few kilometres. Dendrobiology, Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Dendrologii, 2022, 87, pp.69-78. ⟨10.12657/denbio.087.005⟩. ⟨hal-03640430⟩
  • Lucas Mazal, Dov Corenblit, Nadia Barsoum, Johannes Steiger, Leif Skøt, et al.. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure and intra-specific interactions of Populus nigra within a natural river corridor along the lower Allier River (France). Flora, Elsevier, 2021, 275, pp.151763. ⟨10.1016/j.flora.2021.151763⟩. ⟨hal-03109990⟩
  • Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Eele Õunapuu-Pikas, Maxime Dupont, Aurélie Gousset-Dupont, Mouadh Saadaoui, et al.. Genome-Wide Identification, Structure Characterization, and Expression Pattern Profiling of the Aquaporin Gene Family in Betula pendula. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI, 2021, 22 (14), ⟨10.3390/ijms22147269⟩. ⟨hal-03318971⟩
  • Maroua Ben Amira, Mohamed Faize, Magnus Karlsson, Mukesh Dubey, Magdalena Frąc, et al.. Fungal X-Intrinsic Protein Aquaporin from Trichoderma atroviride: Structural and Functional Considerations. Biomolecules, MDPI, 2021, 11 (2), pp.338. ⟨10.3390/biom11020338⟩. ⟨hal-03153574⟩
  • Mohamed Faize, Boris B. Fumanal, Francisco Luque, Jorge A Ramírez-Tejero, Zhi Zou, et al.. Genome Wild Analysis and Molecular Understanding of the Aquaporin Diversity in Olive Trees (Olea Europaea L.). International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI, 2020, 2020 (11), ⟨10.3390/ijms21114183⟩. ⟨hal-02928619⟩
  • Sébastien Larrue, Jean-Yves Meyer, Boris Fumanal, Curtis Daehler, Julien Chadeyron, et al.. Seed Rain, Dispersal Distance, and Germination of the Invasive Tree Spathodea campanulata on the Island of Tahiti, French Polynesia (South Pacific). Pacific Science, University of Hawaii Press, 2020, 74 (4), pp.405-417. ⟨10.2984/74.4.8⟩. ⟨hal-03203868⟩
  • Beatriz Muries Bosch, Robin Mom, Pierrick Benoit, Nicole Brunel-Michac, Hervé Cochard, et al.. Aquaporins and water control in drought-stressed poplar leaves: A glimpse into the extraxylem vascular territories. Environmental and Experimental Botany, Elsevier, 2019, 162, pp.25-37. ⟨10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.12.016⟩. ⟨hal-02168616⟩
  • Maroua Ben Amira, Robin Mom, David Lopez, Hatem Chaar, Ali Khouaja, et al.. MIP diversity from Trichoderma: Structural considerations and transcriptional modulation during mycoparasitic association with Fusarium solani olive trees. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2018, 13 (3), pp.23. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0193760⟩. ⟨hal-01779754⟩
  • David Lopez, Sébastien Ribeiro, Philippe Label, Boris Fumanal, Jean-Stéphane Venisse, et al.. Genome-Wide Analysis of Corynespora cassiicola Leaf Fall Disease Putative Effectors. Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media, 2018, 9, pp.1-21. ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2018.00276⟩. ⟨hal-01753929⟩
  • Vincent Lesieur, Jean-François Martin, Hinz L Hariet, Boris B. Fumanal, Sobhian Rouhollah, et al.. Implications of a phylogeographic approach for the selection of Ceutorhynchus assimilis as a potential biological control agent for Lepidium draba. Biological Control, Elsevier, 2018, 123, pp.43-52. ⟨10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.05.001⟩. ⟨hal-02270252⟩
  • Marie Garavillon Tournayre, Aurelie Gousset, Florian Gautier, Pierrick Benoit, Pierre Conchon, et al.. Integrated drought responses of black poplar: how important is phenotypic plasticity?. Physiologia Plantarum, Wiley, 2018, 163 (1), pp.30-44. ⟨10.1111/ppl.12646⟩. ⟨hal-01830337⟩
  • Florent Lavergne, Claire Richard, M. Saudreau, Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Boris Fumanal, et al.. Effect of acibenzolar-S-methyl phototransformation on its elicitation activity in tobacco cells. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Elsevier, 2017, 118, pp.370-376. ⟨10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.07.008⟩. ⟨hal-01611441⟩
  • Maroua Ben Amira, David Lopez, Ali Triki Mohamed, Ali Khouaja, Hatem Chaar, et al.. Beneficial effect of Trichoderma harzianum strain Ths97 in biocontrolling Fusarium solani causal agent of root rot disease in olive trees. Biological Control, Elsevier, 2017, 110, pp.70-78. ⟨10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.04.008⟩. ⟨hal-01595247⟩
  • David Lopez, Maroua Ben Amira, Daniel Brown, Beatriz Muries, Nicole Brunel-Michac, et al.. The Hevea brasiliensis XIP aquaporin subfamily: genomic, structural and functional characterizations with relevance to intensive latex harvesting. Plant Molecular Biology, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 91 (4-5), pp.375-396. ⟨10.1007/s11103-016-0462-y⟩. ⟨hal-01594467⟩
  • Siti Shuhada Shuib, Marine Deon, Murnita Mohamad Mahyuddin, Azimah Izhar, Boris B. Fumanal, et al.. Cassiicolin Genes among Corynespora cassiicola Isolates from Rubber Plantations in Malaysia. Journal of Rubber Research, 2015, 18 (2), pp.109-126. ⟨hal-02632100⟩
  • Franz Essl, Krisztina Biró, Dietmar Brandes, Olivier Broennimann, James M. Bullock, et al.. Biological Flora of the British Isles: Ambrosia artemisiifolia. Journal of Ecology, Wiley, 2015, 103 (4), pp.1069-1098. ⟨10.1111/1365-2745.12424⟩. ⟨hal-01182858⟩
  • Kévin Tocquard, Clément Lafon-Placette, Daniel Auguin, Beatriz Muries Bosch, Gisèle Bronner, et al.. In silico study of wall-associated kinase family reveals large-scale genomic expansion potentially connected with functional diversification in Populus. Tree Genetics and Genomes, Springer Verlag, 2014, 10 (5), pp.1135-1147. ⟨10.1007/s11295-014-0748-7⟩. ⟨hal-01114446v2⟩
  • Marine Deon, Boris Fumanal, Stéphanie Gimenez, Daniel Bieysse, Ricardo R. Oliveira, et al.. Diversity of the cassiicolin gene in Corynespora cassiicola and relation with the pathogenicity in Heyea brasiliensis. Fungal Biology, Elsevier, 2014, 118 (1), pp.32-47. ⟨10.1016/j.funbio.2013.10.011⟩. ⟨hal-01054941⟩
  • David Lopez, Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Boris Fumanal, François Chaumont, Esther Guillot, et al.. Aquaporins and Leaf Hydraulics: Poplar Sheds New Light. Plant and Cell Physiology, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2013, 54 (12), pp.1963-1975. ⟨10.1093/pcp/pct135⟩. ⟨hal-01060559⟩
  • David Lopez, Gisèle Bronner, Nicole Brunel, Daniel Auguin, Sylvain Bourgerie, et al.. Insights into Populus XIP aquaporins: evolutionary expansion, protein functionality, and environmental regulation.. Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2012, 63 (5), pp.2217-30. ⟨10.1093/jxb/err404⟩. ⟨hal-00777008⟩
  • Rémi R. Wortemann, Stéphane Herbette, Tete Severien T. S. Barigah, Boris B. Fumanal, Ricardo R. Alia, et al.. Genotypic variability and phenotypic plasticity of cavitation resistance in Fagus sylvatica L. across Europe. Tree Physiology, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2011, 31 (11), pp.1175-1182. ⟨10.1093/treephys/tpr101⟩. ⟨hal-00964543⟩
  • Young Jin Y. J. Chun, Boris B. Fumanal, Béryl B. Laitung, François F. Bretagnolle. Gene flow and population admixture as the primary post-invasion processes in common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) populations in France. New Phytologist, Wiley, 2010, 185 (4), pp.1100 - 1107. ⟨10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.03129.x⟩. ⟨hal-00964544⟩
  • Young Jin Y. J. Chun, Boris B. Fumanal, Béryl B. Laitung, Coraline C. Caullet, François F. Bretagnolle. Eight microsatellite markers isolated from common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) and cross-amplification with herbarium specimens. Molecular Ecology Resources, Wiley/Blackwell, 2009, 9 (5), pp.1375-1379. ⟨hal-00964747⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Christophe Girod, Guillaume Fried, François F. Bretagnolle, Bruno B. Chauvel. Can the large ecological amplitude of Ambrosia artemisiifolia explain its invasive success in France?. Weed Research, Wiley, 2008, 48 (4), pp.349-359. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-3180.2008.00627.x⟩. ⟨hal-02662666⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Iris Gaudot, François F. Bretagnolle. Seed bank dynamics of an invasive plant, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.. Seed Science Research, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2008, 18 (02), pp.101-114. ⟨10.1017/S0960258508974316⟩. ⟨hal-02667842⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Bruno B. Chauvel. Ambroisie, pourquoi un tel succès ?. Perspectives Agricoles, Arvalis, 2007, 332 (3), pp.6-7. ⟨hal-02653452⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Bruno B. Chauvel, Anne Sabatier, François F. Bretagnolle. Variability and cryptic heteromorphism of Ambrosia artemisiifolia seeds: What consequences for its invasion in France. Annals of Botany, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2007, 100 (2), pp.305-313. ⟨10.1093/aob/mcm108⟩. ⟨hal-02667986⟩
  • Boris Fumanal, Bruno Chauvel, François Bretagnolle. Estimation of the pollen and seed production of common ragweed in Europe. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine (AAEM), Institute of Agricultural Medicine in Lublin, 2007, 14 (2), pp.233-236. ⟨hal-03092172⟩
  • Bruno Chauvel, Boris Fumanal. Chronique d'une progression annoncée ?. Ambroisie, 2007, 2, pp.4-5. ⟨hal-01189589⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Christian Plenchette, Bruno B. Chauvel, François F. Bretagnolle. Which role can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi play in the facilitation of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. invasion in France?. Mycorrhiza, Springer Verlag, 2006, 17 (1), pp.25-35. ⟨10.1007/s00572-006-0078-1⟩. ⟨hal-02661458⟩
  • Bruno B. Chauvel, Boris B. Fumanal, Fabrice Dessaint, François F. Bretagnolle. Extension d'Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. dans le département de la Côte d'Or. Monde des Plantes, 2006, 490, pp.1-5. ⟨hal-02654251⟩
  • Boris Fumanal, J-F Martin, M. Bon. High through-put characterization of insect morphocryptic entities by a non-invasive method using direct-PCR of fecal DNA. Journal of Biotechnology, Elsevier, 2005, 119 (1), pp.15 - 19. ⟨10.1016/j.jbiotec.2005.04.011⟩. ⟨hal-03091853⟩
  • Bruno Chauvel, Boris Fumanal, François Bretagnolle. Développement de l’Ambroisie dans le Sud de la Bourgogne. Phytoma. La Défense des Végétaux, 2005, 584 (16-18). ⟨hal-03091916⟩
  • Boris Fumanal, Jean-François Martin, Rouhollah Sobhian, Arnaud Blanchet, Marie-Claude Bon. Host range of Ceutorhynchus assimilis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a candidate for biological control of Lepidium draba (Brassicaceae) in the USA. Biological Control, Elsevier, 2004, 30 (3), pp.598-607. ⟨10.1016/j.biocontrol.2004.03.001⟩. ⟨hal-03091849⟩
  • R Sobhian, Boris Fumanal, M Pitcairn. Observations on the host specificity and biology of Lixus salsolae (Col., Curculionidae), a potential biological control agent of Russian thistle, Salsola tragus (Chenopodiaceae) in North America. Journal of Applied Entomology, Wiley, 2003, 127 (6), pp.322-324. ⟨10.1046/j.1439-0418.2003.00761.x⟩. ⟨hal-03092181⟩

Conference papers7 documents

  • David Lopez, Philippe Label, Boris Fumanal, Sébastien Ribeiro, Annegret Kohler, et al.. Genome-wide analysis of Corynespora cassiicola putative effectors involved in the CLF disease of rubber tree.. 12th EFPP-10th SFP conference: Deepen Knowledge in Plant Pathology for Innovative Agro-Ecology, May 2017, Dunkerque, France. ⟨hal-01603196⟩
  • Marine Deon, Dinh Minh Tran, Boris B. Fumanal, Stéphanie Gimenez, Daniel D. Bieysse, et al.. Diversité du gène de cassiicoline en lien avec le pouvoir pathogène de C. cassiicola et mise en oeuvre d'un test toxinique pour la sélection d'individus tolérants chez Hevea brasiliensis.. 10. Rencontres de Phytopathologie - Journées Jean Chevaugeon, Societe Francaise de Phytopathologie (SFP). FRA., 2014. ⟨hal-02793856⟩
  • Catherine C. Lenne, Stéphane Herbette, Boris B. Fumanal, Rémi R. Wortemann, Tete Severien T. S. Barigah, et al.. Etude de la résistance à la sécheresse des populations de hêtres ([i]Fagus sylvatica[/i] L.) du Massif central. 1. Rencontres végétales du Massif central, Apr 2010, Le Puy-en-Velay, France. pp.47-50. ⟨hal-00964557⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal, Béryl B. Laitung, François F. Bretagnolle. Do the high phenotypic plasticity of A. artemisiifolia L. explain its invasive success in France?. 5. European Conference on Biological Invasions NEOBIOTA, Sep 2008, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-02754841⟩
  • Bruno Chauvel, A. Boissel, Boris Fumanal, François Bretagnolle. Problématique de la dispersion des semences d'ambroisie en France. 16. Colloque pluridisciplinaire de l'AFEDA, Nov 2004, Villeurbanne, France. ⟨hal-02763237⟩
  • Bruno Chauvel, Eric Vieren, Boris Fumanal, François Bretagnolle. Possibilité de dissémination d'Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. via les semences de tournesol. 12. Colloque International sur la Biologie des Mauvaises Herbes, Aug 2004, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02761818⟩
  • Boris Fumanal, Jean-François Martin, Sobhian Rouhollah, John Gaskin, Marie-Claude Bon. Evolutionary biology as a tool towards a more customized biological control strategy of weeds: Lepidium draba as a case study. XIIeme COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL SUR LA BIOLOGIE DES MAUVAISES HERBES, Aug 2004, Dijon, France. pp.453-458. ⟨hal-03104861⟩

Poster communications6 documents

  • Lucas Mazal, Boris Fumanal, Dov Jean-François Corenblit, Irène Till-Bottraud. Colonisation of alluvial banks by black poplar seedlings: how intra-specific interactions shape the spatial genetic structure. Young Researchers in Biology of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region Congress, Jun 2021, Videoconference NextTech AR, France. ⟨hal-03482819⟩
  • Lucas Mazal, Dov Jean-François Corenblit, Philippe Malagoli, Irène Till-Bottraud, Boris Fumanal. Kin recognition in plants: a plea to consider competitive ability. Ecology Across Borders 2021, Dec 2021, Liverpool, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-03482859⟩
  • Marie Garavillon-Tournayre, Aurelie A. Gousset, Jean-Stéphane J.-S. Venisse, Pierrick Benoit, Romain de Oliveira, et al.. Phenotypic and transcriptional plasticities in response to drought in black poplar. Plant Biology Europe EPSO / FESBP 2016 Congress, Jun 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. 2016, Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress. ⟨hal-02740197⟩
  • Marie Garavillon-Tournayre, David D. Lopez, Jean-Stéphane J.-S. Venisse, Marion Landi, Corentin Hochart, et al.. High-throuput workflow for RNAseq data treatment linking laboratory data server and remote parallel calculation platform. JOBIM 2015, Jul 2015, Clermont-Ferrand, France. pp.1, 2015. ⟨hal-02796330⟩
  • Marie Garavillon-Tournayre, Boris Fumanal, Aurelie Gousset, Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Pierrick Benoit, et al.. Whole transcriptome sequencing and ecophysiological traits to qualify drought responses in Populus nigra genotypes. 3rd International Symposium on Plant Signaling and Behavior 2015, Jun 2015, Paris, France. PSB2015, 134 p., 2015, International Symposium on Plant Signaling and Behavior 2015. ⟨hal-01269278⟩
  • Marie Garavillon-Tournayre, Boris B. Fumanal, Aurelie A. Gousset, Jean-Stéphane J.-S. Venisse, Romain de Oliveira, et al.. Transcriptome and ecophysiological data of Populus nigra genotypes during drought stress. JOBIM 2015, Jul 2015, Clermont-Ferrand, France. pp.1, 2015. ⟨hal-02800816⟩

Books2 documents

  • Christian Amblard, Pascal P. Carrère, Philippe Cochet, Boris B. Fumanal, Stéphane Herbette, et al.. La biodiversité en Auvergne. Etat de conservation des espèces.. Alliance Universitaire d'Auvergne, 2015 2-3 (615-616), 466 p., 2015, Revue d'Auvergne, 1269-8946. ⟨hal-02800754⟩
  • Christian Amblard, Pascal Carrère, Philippe Cochet, Boris Fumanal, Stéphane Herbette, et al.. La biodiversité en Auvergne : Etat de conservation des espèces. Alliance Universitaire d'Auvergne, Société des amis des Universités, 615-616, 466 p., 2015, Revue d'Auvergne. ⟨hal-01594913⟩

Book sections2 documents

  • Philippe Antonetti, Boris B. Fumanal, Stéphane Herbette, Laurent Lathuillière, Eric Vallé. La flore vasculaire. La biodiversité en Auvergne : Etat de conservation des espèces, 2015 2-3 (615-616), Alliance Universitaire d'Auvergne, Société des amis des Universités, 466 p., 2015, Revue d'Auvergne, ISSN 1269-8946. ⟨hal-02801960⟩
  • Pascal P. Carrère, Boris B. Fumanal, Stéphane Herbette, Philippe Antonetti, Laurent Lathuillière, et al.. Les grands types de milieux en Auvergne. La biodiversité en Auvergne : Etat de conservation des espèces, 615-616, Alliance Universitaire d'Auvergne, Société des amis des Universités, 466 p., 2015, Revue d'Auvergne, ISSN 1269-8946. ⟨hal-02799921⟩

Directions of work or proceedings1 document

  • Rémi Wortemann, Stéphane Herbette, Tete Severien Barigah, Alexis Ducousso, Boris Fumanal, et al.. Variability of the vulnerability to xylem cavitation in European beech provenances. Beech genetic resources for sustainable forestry in Europe, 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece. Konstantinos A. Spanos, pp.127, 2009. ⟨hal-01189424⟩

Other publications2 documents

  • Beryl Laitung, Boris Fumanal. Mise en garde des scientifiques du monde à l'humanité : deuxième avertissement [french translation of Ripple et al., 2017. World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice. BioScience, 67 (12):1026-1028]. 2017. ⟨hal-03028520⟩
  • Boris B. Fumanal. L'ambroisie : caractérisation des traits biologiques et des processus évolutifs d'une espèce envahissante en France. 2007, pp.6. ⟨hal-02815138⟩

Reports1 document

  • Denis Charpin, Nicolas Desneux, Abraham Escobar-Gutiérrez, Boris Fumanal, Philippe Polomé, et al.. Avis et rapport de l'Anses relatif à l'impact sanitaire et coûts associés de l'ambroisie à feuilles d'armoise en France. [Autre] 2018-SA-0088, ANSES. 2020, 297 p. ⟨hal-03180130⟩

Theses1 document

  • Boris Fumanal. Caractérisation des traits biologiques et des processus évolutifs d'une espèce envahissante en France : Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.. Ecologie, Environnement. Université de Bourgogne, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00163962v2⟩