Brief CV:

EDUCATION

2015 PhD in Ecology (molecular phylogeny),
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Thesis title: Biogeography and evolutionary history of the genera Verbascum and Artemisia in Iran using molecular phylogeny

 2011 Master II of Science in Microbiologie-Agrobiosciences, 
Institut national polytechnique (INP) de Toulouse, France

 2000 Master of sciences in Plant Breeding,
Azad University, Iran

REASERCH

 My current research projects are in line with the issues addressed during my thesis: biogeography, plant systematics, evolutionary history and ecology of plant species in the Mediterranean region with an emphasis on biosystematic and phylogenetic studies.

I’m also interested in Plant-Pollinator Interactions, the ecology and evolution of segetal weeds and their roles in the functioning of agroecosystems.

* keywords: Evolution, Plant-Pollinator Interactions, ecology, systematics, taxonomy, speciation, molecular phylogeny and biogeography of angiosperms, Artemisia, delphinium, Centaurea, Astragalus and Onosma.

with Verbascum songaricum subsp. subdecurrens, a new record for flora of Iran.

PAPERS

F. Attar, A. Sotoodeh, M. Sheidai, S. Esfandni-Bozchloyi & M. Mirtadzadini (2021) Taxonomic Importance Of Nutlets And Flowers In Tribe Cynoglosseae (Boraginaceae). Iranian Journal of Botany 27 (2): 146-163 10.22092/ijb.2021.355061.1330

 Attar F.*, Sotoodeh A.*, Mirtadzadini M. (2020) Four new species in subsection Asterotricha for the genus Onosma L. (Boraginaceae) from flora of Iran. Feddes Repert, 131: 146-158. doi.org/10.1002/fedr.202000005  (* equal contribution)

Rakizadeh, S., Attar, F. and Sotoodeh, A. (2019). Taxonomic significance of achene morphology on the Centaurea L. (Asteraceae). Nova Biol. Reperta 6: 352-366.

Attar, F., Sotoodeh, A., & Mirtadzadini, M. (2019). ’Teucrium elymaiticum’ (Lamiaceae): a new species for Flora of Iran. Mediterranean Botany40: 203-207. https://doi.org/10.5209/mbot.62020

 Sotoodeh A., Attar F., Andalo C., Mirtajaldini M. And L. Civeyrel. (2018). Focusing on three Verbascum L. taxa (Scrophulariaceae) of the Flora of Iran. Adansonia, 40:171-181.

 Sotoodeh A., F. Attar and L. Civeyrel (2017). Verbascum songaricum subsp. Subdecurrens: a New Record; Typification and True Identity of V. aspinum as a New Synonym of V. stachydiforme in the Flora of Iran. Kew Bulletin, 72: 24.

 Maassoumi A. A., Sh. Kazempour Osaloo, A. Sotoodeh (2016). A new infrageneric grouping of Astragalus (Fabaceae). The Iranian Journal of Botany, 22: 88-100.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, F. Attar (2016). A new species of Verbascum L. (Scrophulariaceae) from the Gilan province (Iran), based on morphological and molecular evidences. Adansonia 38: 127-132.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, F. Attar (2015). Verbascum shahsavarensis (Scrophulariaceae), a new species for Flora of Iran. Phytotaxa, 203: 76-80.

 Sotoodeh A., L. Civeyrel, A. Zamani & F. Attar (2014). Verbascum oreophilum var. oreophilum and Verbascum cheiranthifolium var. asperulum (Scrophulariaceae) Two new records for the flora of Iran. Phytotaxa 173: 205-210.

WORK EXPERIENCES

 From 2020     Enseignant-chercheur in Ecology and Plant biology, Université de Bourgogne.

 From 2015     Central herbarium of Tehran University (TUH).

 2011–2015    Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire, EcoLab; Université Paul Sabatier,
Toulouse III, France

 2000–2010   Administrator and IT manager, in different public & private organizations, Iran.

 1999–2000   Laboratory Assistant in Cytogenetic Lab. Institute of Biophysics & Biochemistry, Tehran University.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

2020-2022 Teaching of practical and supervised work in ecology and plant biology: Diversity of the plant world, Laboratory and field practice, Analysis of biological and geological data (Statistics).

 2013–2015    Enseignant vacataire, UPS FSI Département Biologie & Géoscience: Floristic course, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.

 2005–2010   TOEFL, English Conversation, and ICDL courses

ADVISORS (ENCADREMENT)

 2020- Present   PhD. student: Advai. Species delimitation in Asterotricha and Heterotricha groups of genus Onosma in Iran using morphological characters, nrDNA (ITS) and cpDNA (trnH-psbA) sequences.

 2016 – 2020   PhD. student:  Hadidchi. Systematic studies on the genus Delphinium L. sensu lato) (Ranunculaceae) in Iran.

 2019 – Présent   Master student: Ramezani. Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships in complex Onosma bulbotrichum (Boraginaceae) with emphasis on morphological and molecular evidences.

INTERESTS

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