It addresses phylogenetic and evolutionary dimensions of current and fossil plants, both cultivated or growing in ‘natural’ or weakly anthropized conditions. It draws upon novel methods, many of which are developed by the group itself, such as computer-assisted identification, the analysis of plant architecture and development, the biomechanical analysis of plants, the mathematical and digital representation of organs, plants, populations and landscapes, and modelling the growth and dynamics of species and populations.

Themes: botany (systematic and structural), vegetation ecology, agronomy and forestry, computer science, mathematics and applied statistics.

The work of the Botany and Plant Architecture Bioinformation group (botAnique et bioInforMatique de l'Architecture des Plantes) is focused on the characterization and analysis of the diversity, structure and organization of plants and plant communities in Mediterranean, temperate and tropical ecosystems.