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Associate Professor
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China

 Research interests
My researches essentially focus on two directions: plant systematics and palaeoenvironments. Both strongly interacts. Systematics is one of the basic tool of palaeoclimatic reconstruction methods, like the coexistence approach. Palaeoclimates history is important to understand the morphological diversification of plant groups.
On plant systematic, my studies focus on the Menispermaceae family, and namely the phylogenetic reconstruction based on molecular and morphological data, for living species as well as for fossil ones. At the morphological level, I am interested at the carpology and xylology. I used morphometrics as a tool for fossil systematics.
On palaeoenvironments, I am interested at the reconstruction of palaeoclimates and palaeovegetations. I am also interested at the methodological aspects of these reconstructions.

Systematics, Palaeoclimates, Cenozoic



Scientific Journals:

         Xing Y-W, Liu Y, Su T, Jacques FMB, Zhou Z-K: A new Tsuga species from the upper Miocene of Yunnan, southwestern China and its palaeogeographic significance. Palaeoworld 2013, 22(3-4):159-167. 

         Xing Y, Hu J, Jacques FMB, Wang L, Su T, Huang Y, Liu Y-S, Zhou Z: A new Quercus species from the upper Miocene of southwestern China and its ecological significance. Rev Palaeobot Palynology 2013, 193:99-109. 

         Wang L, Jacques FMB, Su T, Xing Y, Zhang S, Zhou Z: The earliest fossil bamboos of China (middle Miocene, Yunnan) and their biogeographical importance. Rev Palaeobot Palynology 2013, 197:253-265. 

         Su T, Spicer RA, Liu Y-S, Huang Y-J, Xing Y-W, Jacques FMB, Chen W-Y, Zhou Z-K: Regional constraints on leaf physiognomy and precipitation regression models: a case study from China. Bull Geosci 2013, 88(3):595-608. 

         Su T, Liu Y-S, Jacques FMB, Huang Y-J, Xing Y-W, Zhou Z-K: The intensification of the East Asian winter monsoon contributed to the disappearance of Cedrus (Pinaceae) in southwestern China. Quaternary Research 2013, 80(2):316-325. 

         Su T, Jacques FMB, Spicer RA, Liu YS, Huang YJ, Xing YW, Zhou ZK: Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora. Climate of the Past 2013, 9(4):1911-1920. 

        Su T, Jacques FMB, Ma H-J, Zhou Z-K: Fossil fruits of Ailanthus confucii from the Upper Miocene of Wenshan, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Palaeoworld 2013, 22(3-4):153-158. 

         Jacques FMB, Su T, Zhou Z-K: The first fossil Microsoroid fern (Palaeosorum ellipticum gen. et sp nov.) from the middle Miocene of Yunnan, SW China. J Syst Evol 2013, 51(6):758-764. 

         Jacques FMB, Su T, Huang Y-J, Wang L, Zhou Z-K: A global-scale test for monsoon indices used in palaeoclimatic reconstruction. Palaeoworld 2013, 22(3-4):93-100. 

         Jacques FMB, Shi G, Wang W: Neogene zonal vegetation of China and the evolution of the winter monsoon. Bull Geosci 2013, 88(1):175-193. 

         Huang Y-J, Liu Y-S, Jacques FMB, Su T, Xing Y, Zhou Z: First discovery of Cucubalus (Caryophyllaceae) fossil, and its biogeographical and ecological implications. Rev Palaeobot Palynology 2013, 190:41-47. 

         Yu W-T, Jacques FMB, Chen S-T, Zhou Z-K: Nutlet micro-morphology of the genus Microula (Boraginaceae) from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, and its systematic implications. Nord J Bot 2012, 30(5):596-612. 

         Xing Y, Utescher T, Jacques FMB, Su T, Liu Y, Huang Y, Zhou Z: Paleoclimatic estimation reveals a weak winter monsoon in southwestern China during the late Miocene: Evidence from plant macrofossils. Paleogeogr Paleoclimatol Paleoecol   Wang W, Ortiz RDC, Jacques FMB, Xiang X-G, Li H-L, Lin L, Li R-Q, Liu Y, Soltis PS, Soltis DE et al: Menispermaceae and the diversification of tropical rainforests near the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. New Phytol 2012, 195(2):470-478. 

         Wang N, Milne RI, Jacques FMB, Sun B-L, Zhang C-Q, Vang J-B: Phylogeny and a revised classification of the Chinese species of Nyssa (Nyssaceae) based on morphological and molecular data. Taxon 2012, 61(2):344-354. 

         Wang N, Jacques FMB, Milne RI, Zhang C-Q, Yang J-B: DNA barcoding of Nyssaceae (Cornales) and taxonomic issues. Bot Stud 2012, 53(2):265-274. 

         Huang Y, Jacques FMB, Liu Y-S, Su T, Xing Y, Xiao X, Zhou Z: New fossil endocarps of Sambucus (Adoxaceae) from the upper Pliocene in SW China. Rev Palaeobot Palynology 2012, 171:152-163. 

Yongjiang Huang; Frédéric M.B. Jacques;Yu-Sheng (Christopher) Liu; Tao Su; Yaowu Xing; Xianghui Xiao; Zhekun Zhou*.New fossil endocarps of Sambucus (Adoxaceae) from the upper Pliocene in SW China.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology,2011,171(x):152-163

Jacques, FMB ; Guo, SX ; Su, T; Xing, YW ; Huang, YJ ; Liu, YS ; Ferguson, DK; Zhou, ZK .Quantitative reconstruction of the Late Miocene monsoon climates of southwest China: A case study of the Lincang flora from Yunnan Province.PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY ,2011,304(3-4 SI):318-327

Jacques, FMB ; Su, T ; Spicer, RA ; Xing, YW ; Huang, YJ ; Wang, WM ; Zhou, ZK .Leaf physiognomy and climate: Are monsoon systems different?.GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE,2011,76(1-2):56-62

Su, T ; Jacques, FMB ; Liu, YS ; Xiang, JY ; Xing, YW; Huang, YJ ; Zhou, ZK . A new Drynaria (Polypodiaceae) from the Upper Pliocene of Southwest China.REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY,2011,164(1-2):132-142

Jacques, FMB ; Wang, W ; Ortiz, RD ; Li, HL ; Zhou, ZK ; Chen, ZD .Integrating fossils in a molecular-based phylogeny and testing them as calibration points for divergence time estimates in Menispermaceae.JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION,2011,49(1):25-49

Jacques, Frédéric M.B.; Zhou, Zhekun.Geometric morphometrics: A powerful tool for the study of shape evolution in Menispermaceae endocarps.TAXON ,2010,59(3):881-895

Yongjiang Huang; Frédéric M.B. Jacques;Yu-Sheng (Christopher) Liu; Tao Su; Yaowu Xing; Xianghui Xiao; Zhekun Zhou*.New fossil endocarps of Sambucus (Adoxaceae) from the upper Pliocene in SW China.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology,2011,171(x):152-163
Yusheng (Christopher) Liu, Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2010. Sinomenium macrocarpum sp. nov. (Menispermaceae) from the Miocene-Pliocene transition of Gray, northeast Tennessee, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 159 (1-2) : 112-122.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2009. Survey of the Menispermaceae endocarps. Adansonia 31 (1) : 47-87.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2009. Fossil History of the Menispermaceae (Ranunculales). Annales de Paléontologie 95 (2) : 53-69.

Ke Xia, Tao Su, Yusheng (Christopher) Liu, Yaowu Xing, Frédéric M.B. Jacques, Zhekun Zhou. 2009. Quantitative climate reconstructions of the Late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Yunnan, southwest China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 276 (1-4) : 80-86.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Paola Bertolino 2008. Molecular and Morphological Phylogeny of
Menispermaceae (Ranunculales). Plant Systematics and Evolution 274 (1-2) : 83-97.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques, Shuangxing Guo. 2007. Palaeoskapha sichuanensis gen. et sp. nov. (Menispermaceae) from the Eocene Relu Formation in western Sichuan, West China. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 45 (4) : 576-582.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques, Cyril Gallut, Régine Vignes-Lebbe & René Zaragüeta i Bagils. 2007. Resolving phylogenetic reconstruction in Menispermaceae (Ranunculales) using fossils and a novel statistical test. Taxon 56 (2) : 379-392.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Dario De Franceschi. 2007. Menispermaceae wood anatomy and cambial variants. IAWA Journal 28 (2) : 139-172.

Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2006. Lorsque le bois vient au secours de l'identification : exemple sur quelques Menispermaceae. Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 75 (3) : 297-299.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Dario De Franceschi. 2005. Endocarps of Menispermaceae from Le Quesnoy outcrop (Sparnacian facies, Lower Eocene, Paris Basin), Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 135 (1-2) : 61-70.


Oral communication in international conferences:
Frédéric M.B. Jacques, Tao Su, Yaowu Xing, Yongjiang Huang, Zhekun Zhou &Weiming Wang. 2010. CLAMP climatic reconstruction: are monsoon climates different? VIII European Palaeobotany – Palynology Conference. Budapest.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Zhekun Zhou. 2008. Morphometrics of modern and fossil Menispermaceae endocarps: a key to species identification. VIII International Organization of Palaeobotany Congress. Bonn.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2006. Saturation de rbcL et reconstruction phylogénétique chez les Menispermaceae. Journées annuelles de la Société Française de Systématique. Paris.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Cyril Gallut. 2004. Menispermaceae (Ranunculales) phylogeny : statistical tests and fossils contributions to the resolution. Hennig XXIII Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology. Paris.
Written communication in international conferences:
Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2007. Palaeobotanic appraoch of the evolution and Biogeography of the Menispermaceae. Palaeobotany and the Evolution of Plants: Current Issues. Paris.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques & Dario De Franceschi. 2006. Menispermaceae fossils around the world. VII European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference. Prague.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2005. Phylogenetic study of Menispermaceae. XVII International Botanical Congress. Vienna.
Frédéric M.B. Jacques. 2004. Towards a new phylogeny of Menispermaceae (Ranunculales). Hennig XXIII Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology. Paris.

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