Benjamin Dauphin

Research interests


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Since 12.2014

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics

Project manager for phylogenetics and population genetics studies

Teaching assistant for General biology, Plant diversity and evolution


​11.2015 – 05.2016

Ph.D. visiting scholar at the University of California (Berkeley, United-States), Laboratory of Carl Rothfels

Protocol development for sequencing by nanopore of non-model species using the PacBio technology


05.2014 – 11.2014

Scientific collaborator at the Forests Service and the Landscape (Sion, Switzerland)

Manager of biodiversity and mapping of biological reserves


10.2013 – 03.2014

Scientific collaborator at the University of Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) 

Study of processes and genome dynamics of flowering plants


02.2013 – 07.2013

Internship in Ecological Genomics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne)

Assessment of genetic diversity in relation to environmental conditions



Ph.D. in Biology (expected by November 2017) – University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Subject: Evolution of moonwort ferns (Botrychium, Ophioglossaceae) on local to global scales (since 12.2014)

Certificate in Geomatics (with honours) – University of Geneva (Switzerland) (01.2013 – 01.2014)

Master in Plant Physiology and Ecology (with honours) – University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (09.2011 – 12.2012)

Bachelor in General Biology and Earth Sciences (with honours) – University of Cergy-Pontoise (France) and University of Montréal (Canada) (09.2008 – 05.2011)



Dauphin, B. Farrar, D. Grant, J. & Rothfels, C. Reticulate evolution and parental lineage reconstruction of polyploid moonwort species (Botrychium, Ophioglossaceae) using PacBio sequencing technology. In preparation.

Sandoz, F. Hervé, V. Dauphin, B. Grant, J. & Bindschedler, S. Environmental conditions driving the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi communities of the Botrychium lunaria root system. In preparation.

Dauphin, B. Farrar, D. Maccagni, A. & Grant, J. A worldwide molecular phylogeny provides new insight on cryptic diversity within the moonworts (Botrychium s.s., Ophioglossaceae). Systematic Botany, in review.

Schuettpelz, E. Schneider, H. […] Dauphin, B. & al. 2016. A community-derived classification for extant lycopods and ferns. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54(6), 563–603.

Dauphin, B. Grant, J. & Márz, P. (2015) Ploidy level and genome size variation in the homosporous ferns Botrychium s.l. (Ophioglossaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302(5), 575–584.

Dauphin, B. Vieu, J. & Grant, J. (2014). Molecular phylogenetics supports widespread cryptic species in moonworts (Botrychium ss, Ophioglossaceae). American Journal of Botany, 101(1), 128–140.

Benjamin Dauphin




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