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Bertrand Limier

INRAE, Staff on secondment

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I’m particularly interested in applying quantitative eco-anatomy to discriminate wild plants (growing in natural conditions) from cultivated ones (growing under human influence and control), based on measurements of vascular wood elements. I specifically work on the grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) and olive-tree (Olea europaea L. ssp. europaea var. europaea). A charcoal reference collection of modern grapevines (wild and cultivated), which is regularly added to, is used as a reference for archaeological material from different periods and sites from Southern France. Data assembled in recent years offers vital information for understanding the long and complex history of viticulture. My work on the olive-tree is related to species adaptation to climate change. I’m also interested in the pollen dissemination of these two species.

Keywords :

Grapevine – Olive tree – Quantitative eco-anatomy Charcoal – Pollen