Anne Bruneau

Professor,
Université de Montréal

Institut de recherche en biologie végétale
E-mail: anne.bruneau@umontreal.ca
Institution page




Education

  • Baccalauréat, U. McGill, 1982
  • Maîtrise, U. of Connecticut, 1986
  • Ph. D., Cornell University, 1993
  • Postdoctorat, U. of Reading, 1995


  • Research

    My lab studies phylogenetic relationships of angiosperms, in particular of the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae), with the ultimate objective of producing stable classification systems that reflect evolutionary relationships. We generate sequence data and examine morphological characters to understand floral evolution in a phylogenetic context and to study the changing dynamics of plant distributions across the world and through time.

    Prizes and honours

    Michel-Jurdant Prize, Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), 2016 Pierre-Dansereau Prize, Association des biologistes du Québec (ABQ), 2012


    QCBS students

    Gonzalo Bilbao Gómez-Martino

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2015, End: 2020)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Simon Joly
    The evolution of pollination systems in the genus Erythrina (Fabaceae)

    Previous students (since 2009)

    Manuel de la Estrella

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2012, End: 2014)
    Phylogenetic study of the genus Gilbertiodendron

    Royce Steeves

    Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2013, End: 2013)
    Phylogenomic Investigation of the Caesalpinioid Legumes

    Boris Domenech

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2013, End: 2017)
    Phylogénie, taxonomie et évolution florale du genre Crudia (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae)

    Edeline Gagnon

    Ph.D.
    Other (co-)supervisor: Colin Hughes, University of Zürich
    (Start: 2010, End: 2015)
    Systematics and biogeography of Caesalpinia sensu lato (subfamily Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae)

    Carole Sinou

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2015)
    Phylogeny and biogeography of Bauhinia s.l. (Caesalpinioideae)

    Erin Zimmerman

    Ph.D.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2014)
    Floral evolution and phylogeny of the Dialiinae (Cassieae), a diverse lineage of tropical legumes
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    Mariannick Archambault

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2005, End: 2009)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Alain Cuerrier
    Variabilité génétique des populations de Rhodiola rosea

    Marielle Babineau

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2013)
    Molecular Systematics and biogeography of three endangered malagasy genera: Delonix, Colvillea, and Lemuropisum (Leguminosae)

    Vincent Manzanilla

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2005, End: 2009)
    Phylogeny reconstruction in the Caesalpinieae grade (Leguminosae) based on duplicated copies of the sucrose synthase gene and plastid markers

    Amy Vandal

    M.Sc.
    (Start: 2011, End: 2012)
    L'impact des laboratoires de biologie moléculaires dans les musées d'histoire naturelle

    Examples of species studied

    Caesalpinioideae
    Cassieae
    Apuleia leiocarpa
    Leguminosae
    Caesalpinia
    Caesalpinieae
    Rosaceae
    Brownea
    Detarieae
    Acacia
    Fabaceae
    Bauhinia
    Philodendron
    Araceae
    Rosa rugosa
    Rosa blanda
    Rosa rousseauiorum
    Rosa williamsii
    Betulaceae
    Apios americana
    Populus tremuloides
    Monopetalanthus
    Taxus canadensis
    Aesculus
    Billia
    Sapindaceae
    Corylus
    Erythrina
    Phaseoleae
    Solanum
    Papilionoideae
    Gilbertiodendron
    Callitropsis nootkatensis
    Rhodiola rosea
    Orphanodendron
    Dinizia
    Delonix
    Colvillea
    Lemuropisum
    Astragalus


    Publications

    70- A new phylogeny-based tribal classification of subfamily Detarioideae, an early branching clade of florally diverse tropical arborescent legumes
    de la Estrella M , , Forest F , , Klitgård B , , Lewis G P , , Mackinder B A , , de Queiroz L P , , Wieringa J J , , Bruneau A ,
    2018 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2018-05-21)

    69- Is Amazonia a ‘museum’ for Neotropical trees? The evolution of the Brownea clade (Detarioideae, Leguminosae)
    Schley R J , , de la Estrella M , , Pérez-Escobar O A , , Bruneau A , , Barraclough T , , Forest F , , Klitgård B ,
    2018 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2018-05-16)

    68- Molecular phylogenetics of annual Astragalus (Fabaceae) and its systematic implications
    Azani, N, Bruneau, A, Wojciechowski, MF, Zarre, S
    2017 Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Date Added: 2018-05-08)

    67- Phylogenetic and biogeographical history of the Afro- Madagascan genera Delonix, Colvillea and Lemuropisum (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae)
    Babineau M , , Bruneau A ,
    2017 Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Date Added: 2017-12-21)

    66- The majestic canopy-emergent genus Dinizia (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae), including a new species endemic to the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo
    Lewis G P , , Siqueira G S , , Banks H , , Bruneau A ,
    2017 Kew Bulletin (Date Added: 2017-10-20)

    65- Floral evolution and phylogeny of the dialioideae, a diverse subfamily of tropical legumes
    Zimmerman E , , Herendeen P S , , Lewis G P , , Bruneau A ,
    2017 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2017-08-13)

    64- Insights on the evolutionary origin of Detarioideae, a clade of ecologically dominant tropical African trees
    de la Estrella M , , Forest F , , Wieringa J J , , Fougère-Danezan M , , Bruneau A ,
    2017 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2017-04-14)

    63- A new subfamily classification of the leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny
    Azani N , , Babineau M , , Bailey C D , , Banks H , , Barbosa A R , , Pinto R B , , Boatwright J S , , Borges L M , , Brown G K , , Bruneau A , , Candido E , , Cardoso D , , Chung K -F , , Clark R P , , Conceicao A D S , , Crisp M , , Cubas P , , Delgado-Salinas A , , Dexter K G , , Doyle J J , , Duminil J , , Egan A N , , De La Estrella M , , Falcao M J , , Filatov D A , , Fortuna-Perez A P , , Fortunato R H , , Gagnon E , , Gasson P , , Rando J G , , Tozzi A M G A , , Gunn B , , Harris D , , Haston E , , Hawkins J A , , Herendeen P S , , Hughes C E , , Iganci J R V , , Javadi F , , Kanu S A , , Kazempour-Osaloo S , , Kite G C , , Klitgaard B B , , Kochanovski F J , , Koenen E J M , , Kovar L , , Lavin M , , Roux M L , , Lewis G P , , De Lima H C , , Lopez-Roberts M C , , Mackinder B , , Maia V H , , Malecot V , , Mansano V F , , Marazzi B , , Mattapha S , , Miller J T , , Mitsuyuki C , , Moura T , , Murphy D J , , Nageswara-Rao M , , Nevado B , , Neves D , , Ojeda D I , , Toby Pennington R , , Prado D E , , Prenner G , , De Queiroz L P , , Ramos G , , Filardi F L R , , Ribeiro P G , , Rico-Arce M D L , , Sanderson M J , , Santos-Silva J , , Sao-Mateus W M B , , Silva M J S , , Simon M F , , Sinou C , , Snak C , , de Souza E R , , Sprent J , , Steele K P , , Steier J E , , Steeves R , , Stirton C H , , Tagane S , , Torke B M , , Toyama H , , Da Cruz D T , , Vatanparast M , , Wieringa J J , , Wink M , , Wojciechowski M F , , Yahara T , , Yi T , , Zimmerman E ,
    2017 Taxon (Date Added: 2017-03-05)

    62- A new generic system for the pantropical Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae)
    Gagnon E , , Bruneau A , , Hughes C E , , de Queiroz L , , Lewis G P ,
    2016 PhytoKeys (Date Added: 2017-02-14)

    61- Towards the rose genome sequence and its use in research and breeding
    Foucher, F, Bruneau, A, S Matsumoto, KY
    2015 Acta Horticulturae (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

    60-Rosa
    Lewis, WH, Ertter, B, Bruneau, A
    2015 Flora North America ( Date Added: 2016-06-22)

    58- Phylogeny and biogeography of wild roses with specific attention to polyploids
    Fougere-Danezan, M, Joly, S, Bruneau, A, Gao, X-, Zhang, L-
    2015 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2015-02-27)

    57-Taxonomy of Rhodiola rosea L., with special attention to molecular analyses of Nunavik (Quebec) populations
    Cuerrier, A
    2014 Rhodiola rosea ( Date Added: 2016-06-22)

    56- Floral Evolution in the Detarieae (Leguminosae): Phylogenetic Evidence for Labile Floral Development in an Early-Diverging Legume Lineage
    Bruneau, A, Klitgaard, BB, Prenner, G, Fougère-Danezan, M, Tucker, SC
    2014 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

    55- Phylogenetic Analysis of the African Genus Gilbertiodendron J. Léonard and Related Genera (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae-Detarieae)
    Estrella, Mdl, Wieringa, JJ, Mackinder, B, Burgt, Xvd, Devesa, JA, Bruneau, A
    2014 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2015-01-12)

    54- Orphanodendron grandiflorum, una nueva especie de leguminosa (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) de los Andes de Colombia
    Castellanos, C, Lewis, GP, Banks, H, Steeves, R, Bruneau, A
    2014 Brittonia (Date Added: 2014-12-16)

    53- Ecology in the age of DNA barcoding: the resource, the promise and the challenges ahead
    Joly, S, Davies, TJ, Archambault, A, Bruneau, A, Derry, A, Kembel, SW, Peres-Neto, P, Vamosi, J, Wheeler, TA
    2014 Molecular Ecology Resources (Date Added: 2014-03-04)

    52- The tropical African legume Scorodophloeus clade includes two undescribed Hymenostegia segregate genera and Micklethwaitia, a rare, monospecific genus from Mozambique
    Mackinder, BA, Saslis-Lagoudakis, H, Wieringa, JJ, Devey, D, Forest, F, Bruneau, A
    2013 South African Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    51- Towards a new classification system for legumes: Progress report from the 6th International Legume Conference
    Legume Phylogeny Working Group, I
    2013 South African Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2013-12-03)

    50- A molecular phylogeny of Caesalpinia sensu lato: Increased sampling reveals new insights and more genera than expected
    Gagnon, E, Lewis, GP, Solange Sotuyo, J, Hughes, CE, Bruneau, A
    2013 South African Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2013-09-09)

    49- Phylogenetic utility of 19 low copy nuclear genes in closely related genera and species of caesalpinioid legumes
    Babineau, M, Gagnon, E, Bruneau, A
    2013 South African Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2013-08-12)

    48- Floral ontogeny in Dialiinae (Caesalpinioideae: Cassieae), a study in organ loss and instability
    Zimmerman, E, Prenner, G, Bruneau, A
    2013 South African Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2013-08-12)

    47- Structuration of the genetic and metabolite diversity among Prince Edward Island cultivated wild rose ecotypes
    Ghose, K, McCallum, J, Fillmore, S, Kirby, C, Sanderson, K, Joly, S, Bruneau, A, Fofana, B
    2013 Scientia Horticulturae (Date Added: 2013-07-29)

    46- Floral Morphology of Apuleia leiocarpa (Dialiinae: Leguminosae), an Unusual Andromonoecious Legume
    Zimmerman, E, Prenner, G, Bruneau, A
    2013 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2013-02-25)

    45- Rosaceae
    Lewis, WH, Bruneau, A, Ertter, B
    2012 Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae (Date Added: 2012-08-24)

    44- Phylogeny reconstruction in the Caesalpinieae grade (Leguminosae) based on duplicated copies of the sucrose synthase gene and plastid markers
    Manzanilla, V, Bruneau, A
    2012 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-07-22)

    42-Acacia, the 2011 Nomenclature Section in Melbourne, and beyond
    Moore, G, Smith, GF, Figueiredo, E, Demissew, S, Bruneau, A, Lewis, G, Schrire, B, Rico, L, van Wyk, AE
    2010 Taxon ( Date Added: 2012-08-24)

    41- Morphological evolution in the variable resin-producing Detarieae (Fabaceae): Do morphological characters retain a phylogenetic signal?
    Fougère-Danezan, M, Herendeen, PS, Maumont, S, Bruneau, A
    2010 Annals of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    40- Measuring branch support in species trees obtained by gene tree parsimony
    Joly, S, Bruneau, A
    2009 Systematic Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

    39- The genus Bauhinia s.l. (Leguminosae): A phylogeny based on the plastid trnL-trnF region
    Sinou, C, Forest, F, Lewis, GP, Bruneau, A
    2009 Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    38- Elusive relationships within order fabales: phylogenetic analyses using matk and rbcl sequence data
    Bello, MA, Bruneau, A, Forest, F, Hawkins, JA
    2009 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    37- Phylogenetic patterns and diversification in the caesalpinioid legumes
    Bruneau, A, Mercure, M, Lewis, GP, Herendeen, PS
    2008 Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    36- Molecular phylogeny of the genus Philodendron (Araceae): Delimitation and infrageneric classification
    Gauthier, M-L, Barabe, D, Bruneau, A
    2008 Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    34- The state of plant systematics research
    Graham, SW, Bruneau, A
    2008 Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    33- Plant systematics at the species level
    Bruneau, A, Graham, SW
    2008 Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    32- Hybridization between the escaped Rosa rugosa (Rosaceae) and native R. blanda in eastern North America
    Mercure, M, Bruneau, A
    2008 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    30- Delimiting species boundaries in Rosa sect. Cinnamomeae (Rosaceae) in eastern North America
    Joly, S, Bruneau, A
    2007 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

    29- Relationships among resin-producing Detarieae s.l. (Leguminosae) as inferred by molecular data
    Fougère-Danezan, M, Maumont, S, Bruneau, A
    2007 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    28- Polyploid and hybrid evolution in roses east of the Rocky Mountains
    Joly, S, Starr, JR, Lewis, WH, Bruneau, A
    2006 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

    26- Molecular markers indicate that the narrow Québec endemics Rosa rousseauiorum and Rosa williamsii are synonymous with the widespread Rosa blanda
    Bruneau, A, Joly, S, Starr, JR, Drouin, J-
    2005 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

    25- Teasing apart molecular- versus fossil-based error estimates when dating phylogenetic trees: A case study in the birch family (Betulaceae)
    Forest, F, Savolainen, V, Chase, MW, Lupia, R, Bruneau, A, Crane, PR
    2005 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    24- Acacia: The case against moving the type to Australia
    Luckow, M, Hughes, C, Schrire, B, Winter, P, Fagg, C, Fortunato, R, Hurter, J, Rico, L, Breteler, FJ, Bruneau, A, Caccavari, M, Craven, L, Crisp, M, Alfonso Delgado, S, Demissew, S, Doyle, JJ, Grether, R, Harris, S, Herendeen, PS, Hernández, HM, Hirsch, AM, Jobson, R, Klitgaard, BB, Labat, J-, Lock, M, MacKinder, B, Pfeil, B, Simpson, BB, Smith, GF, Sousa S , M, Timberlake, J, Van Der Maesen, JG, Van Wyk, AE, Vorster, P, Willis, CK, Wieringa, JJ, Wojciechowski, MF
    2005 Taxon (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    22- Intergeneric and infrafamilial phylogeny of subfamily Monsteroideae (Araceae) revealed by chloroplast trnL-F sequences
    Tam, S-, Boyce, PC, Upson, TM, Barabé, D, Bruneau, A, Forest, F, Parker, JS
    2004 American Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    20- Floral development and phylogenetic position of Schismatoglottis (Araceae)
    Barabé, D, Lacroix, C, Bruneau, A, Archambault, A, Gibernau, M
    2004 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    19-Advances in legume systematics.
    Royal Botanic Gardens, K, Klitgaard, B
    2003 ( Date Added: 2011-09-08)

    18- Population genetic consequences of extreme variation in sexual and clonal reproduction in an aquatic plant
    Eckert, CG, Lui, K, Bronson, K, Corradini, P, Bruneau, A
    2003 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    17- Microsatellite analysis of genetic diversity in four populations of Populus tremuloides in Quebec
    Wyman, J, Bruneau, A, Tremblay, M-
    2003 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    16- Floral morphology in Caesalpinioid legumes: Testing the monophyly of the "Umtiza clade"
    Herendeen, PS, Lewis, GP, Bruneau, A
    2003 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    15- Phylogenetic analysis of a polyphyletic African genus of Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae): Monopetalanthus Harms
    Gervais, GYF, Bruneau, A
    2002 Plant Systematics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    13- The correlation between development of atypical bisexual flowers and phylogeny in the Aroideae (Araceae)
    Barabé, D, Bruneau, A, Forest, F, Lacroix, C
    2002 Plant Systematics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    12- Phylogenetic implications of the multiple losses of the mitochondrial coxll.i3 intron in the angiosperms
    Joly, S, Brouillet, L, Bruneau, A
    2001 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-15)

    11- A morphological phylogenetic analysis of Aesculus L. and Billia Peyr. (Sapindaceae)
    Forest, F, Drouin, JN, Charest, R, Brouillet, L, Bruneau, A
    2001 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    10- Phylogenetic relationships in the Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae) as inferred from chloroplast trnL intron sequences
    Bruneau, A, Forest, F, Herendeen, PS, Klitgaard, BB, Lewis, GP
    2001 Systematic Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    9- Phylogenetic analysis, organization, and molecular evolution of the nontranscribed spacer of 5S ribosomal RNA genes in Corylus (Betulaceae)
    Forest, F, Bruneau, A
    2000 International Journal of Plant Sciences (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    8- Plant O-methyltransferases: Molecular analysis, common signature and classification
    Ibrahim, RK, Bruneau, A, Bantignies, B
    1998 Plant Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    6- Circularity and Independence in Phylogenetic Tests of Ecological Hypotheses
    Luckow, M, Bruneau, A
    1997 Cladistics (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    5- Congruence of chloroplast DNA restriction site characters with morphological and isozyme data in Solanum sect. Lasiocarpa
    Bruneau, A, Dickson, EE, Knapp, S
    1995 Canadian Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    4- To bee or not to bee?: The pollination biology of Apios americana (Leguminosae)
    Bruneau, A, Anderson, GJ
    1994 Plant Systematics and Evolution (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    3- The flowering phenology of some common species in the Schefferville region of Nouveau-Quebec.
    Bruneau, A, Bartsch, I
    1985 Naturaliste Canadien (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    2- Morphometrical and immunocytochemical studies on rat pancreatic acinar cells under control and experimental conditions
    Bendayan, M, Bruneau, A, Morisset, J
    1985 Biology of the Cell (Date Added: 2011-04-07)

    1- A settled sub-family for the orphan tree: The phylogenetic position of the endemic Colombian genus Orphanodendron in the Leguminosae
    Castellanos, C, Steeves, R, Lewis, GP, Bruneau, A
    Brittonia (Date Added: 2016-11-28)

    In the media

    Anne Bruneau, Prix Armand-Frappier 2018
    2018-11-21

    Aujourd'hui, nous rendions hommage à Anne Bruneau
    (Institut de Recherch en Biologie Végétale) 2018-09-26

    Où s’en va le pic à dos noir?
    (Labrecque, Annie) 2018-09-20

    Une passionnée de la biologie végétale
    (Harvey, Réginal) 2016-10-22

    L’Université de Montréal s’illustre au gala de l’Acfas
    2016-10-19

    2016: L’année internationale… des légumineuses!
    (Giguère, Ugo) 2016-01-06

    Anne Bruneau passe à l'histoire
    UdeM Nouvelles (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2014-03-17

    Près de 1,6 million de visiteurs à Espace pour la vie
    Le Lezard (CNW) 2013-08-28

    Anne Bruneau reçoit le prix Pierre-Dansereau
    Université de Montréal - Département de science biologique 2012-12-13

    Anne Bruneau reçoit le prix Pierre-Dansereau de l’ABQ
    IRBV Nouvelles 2012-12-11

    Anne Bruneau lauréate du prix Pierre-Dansereau de l'ABQ
    2012-11-27

    D'hier à demain
    La Presse Affaires (Lapierre, Émilie) 2011-06-30

    La nature a son centre de recherche à Montréal - Espace pour la vie – Montréal
    Blog Espace pour la vie (Le Nay, Albane) 2011-06-10

    La collection de vie
    Les années lumière (Srivastava, Chantal) 2011-03-27

    Vers une meilleure connaissance des spécimens naturels
    Forum (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2011-03-21

    Table ronde Biodiversité
    Quoi de neuf à l’ACS ? 2011-03-14

    Le Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal ouvre ses portes!
    Ville de Montréal 2011-03-11

    Le Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal ouvre ses portes !
    AlphaGalileo 2011-03-10

    Le Centre sur la biodiversité ouvre ses portes
    Le Journal de Québec (Fortin, Jean-Louis) 2011-03-10

    Le Centre sur la biodiversité ouvre ses portes
    Canoë Infos (Fortin, Jean-Louis) 2011-03-10

    À la recherche de la biodiversité
    Montréal Express (Beauchemin, Philippe) 2011-03-10

    Le Centre sur la biodiversité inauguré
    Metro (Gunthrie, Jennifer) 2011-03-10

    Inauguration du Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal
    Le Lézard (CNW) 2011-03-07

    Official opening of the Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre
    Newswire 2011-03-07

    Inauguration du Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal
    CNW Telbec (CNW) 2011-03-07

    La biodiversité vue par Anne Bruneau
    Forum (Sauvé, Mathieu-Robert) 2011-03-07

    La biodiversité d'Anne Bruneau
    2011-03-02

    Herbier Marie-Victorin
    Wikipédia 2011-00-00

    Le monde vivant à l'oeil
    Agence Science-Presse (Burgun, Isabelle) 2009-11-10