Blue mussels population genomics

Mytilus species are marine model organisms for the study of speciation, hybridization and adaptation.

I have been working on the Mytilus species complex (blue mussels) since before my PhD with Nicolas Bierne.


  • Simon et al. (2020)
  • Simon et al. (2021)
  • Pastor et al. (2021)


Pastor, Ane, Janus Larsen, Flemming T. Hansen, Alexis Simon, Nicolas Bierne, and Marie Maar. 2021. “Agent-Based Modeling and Genetics Reveal the Limfjorden, Denmark, as a Well-Connected System for Mussel Larvae.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 680: 193–205.
Simon, Alexis, Christine Arbiol, Einar Eg Nielsen, Jérôme Couteau, Rossana Sussarellu, Thierry Burgeot, Ismaël Bernard, et al. 2020. “Replicated Anthropogenic Hybridisations Reveal Parallel Patterns of Admixture in Marine Mussels.” Evolutionary Applications 13 (3): 575–99.
Simon, Alexis, Christelle Fraïsse, Tahani El Ayari, Cathy Liautard‐Haag, Petr Strelkov, John J. Welch, and Nicolas Bierne. 2021. “How Do Species Barriers Decay? Concordance and Local Introgression in Mosaic Hybrid Zones of Mussels.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34 (January): 208–23.