Evolutionary biology aims at identifying the forces that drive species evolution and understanding how these forces shape the biodiversity. Among them, I have a peculiar interest for the process of natural selection. It is indeed natural selection that explains why phenotypes so often match their environment. In the group, we are studying the genetic determinism of adaptation with a focus on the role of genomic structural variants (short insertions / deletions, gene duplications / deletions, copy number variations, inversions etc.), using both plant and animal models.