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Gigot, Guillame

Job title: 

Darwin Initiative Project Officer

Molecular Systematics
Joined Kew: 
Foreign languages: 
French (mother tongue), Spanish.
Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc, Univ. Montpellier, 1999

MSc, Univ. Montpellier, 2000

MA, Engineering, Inst. Nat. Agronomique, Paris-Grignon, 2002.


Conservation and Monitoring of Meso-American Orchids.

Management of a Darwin Initiative project for the Survival of Central American orchids (DNA Barcoding; Biodiversity monitoring and conservation; fieldwork, etc). Additional duties include the day-to-day running of the molecular systematics laboratory. Other research interests include evolutionary processes and phylogenetic patterns, population biology and Co-evolution & biological interactions.

Selected recent publications: 
Pujol, B., Gigot, G., Pinheiro-Kluppel, M., Elias, M., Hossaert-McKey, M. & McKey, D. (2002). Germination ecology of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz, Euphorbiaceae) in agroecosystems: seed and seedling biology of vegetatively propagated domesticated plant. Economic Botany 56(4): 366-379.


Gigot, Guillame