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2014/08/21

Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyeris coauthor of two great chapters from the book "Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods & Their Application in Evolutionary Biology". Have an interesting read!

Chapter 2: Working with the Tree of Life in Comparative Studies: How to Build and Tailor Phylogenies to Interspecific Datasets.

Chapter 8: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Path Analysis.



And do not forget the conference “Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology”, which will take place in Seville (Spain) from the 11th-15th November 2014.
Reduced registration fee until August 31st!!



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2014/06/17

Joaquín Ortegohas received the prestigious "Ramon y Cajal" Spanish grant/position. Congratulations Joaquín!
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2014/06/11

New publication!

 

García-Navas V, Ferrer ES, Sanz JJ, Ortego J (2014) The role of immigration and local adaptation on fine-scale genotypic and phenotypic population divergence in a less mobile passerine. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12412

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2014/06/03

New publication!

 

Ortego J, Gugger PF, Riordan EC, Sork VL (2014) Influence of climatic niche suitability and geographical overlap on hybridization patterns among southern Californian oaks. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12334

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2014/05/26

Congratulations Eva Albert!

The paper Albert et al. (2013) Assessing the robustness of the networks of spatial genetic variation, Ecology Letters, has been awarded by the EBD has "Best Paper in 2013"

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2014/05/15

Upcoming conference: Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology

We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference entitled “Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology”, which will take place in Seville (Spain) from the 11th-15th November 2014.

Phylogenetic comparative methods are now widely used in very diverse fields of evolutionary biology to make robust inferences from interspecific data and phylogenies. Currently, we witness a rapid flourishing of the phylogenetic toolbox allowing researchers to tackle diverse questions concerning the evolution of species and their traits. The conference aims at providing a bouquet of overviews on the most recent developments by the most prominent experts of the comparative methodology, and also at attracting a wide range of contributions from different fields of evolutionary biology to demonstrate how the phylogenetic comparative approach can be used to address an ample array of biological questions in different taxa.

We welcome proposals for talks and posters on any aspect of the application of the phylogenetic comparative methodology that is relevant for making evolutionary inferences. The deadline for applications is the 1st of September.

We look forward to seeing you in Seville!

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2014/05/14

Visitors! Ariel Rodriguez and José Manuel Lucas Canovas

We are very pleased to receive Ariel Rodriguezfrom the Technical University of Braunschweig. He presented yesterday in the EBD an interesting seminar called "Advertisement call evolution in Cuban frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus". He is collaborating with Ávaro Dugo-Cota, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer and Carles Vilà.

We are also very pleased to receive José Manuel Lucas Canovas, from the Phylogeny and Animal Evolution Group with José Galián at the University of Murcia. He will stay for a month to study Iberian squirrel genetics with Jennifer A Leonard.

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2014/05/12

New publication!

den Tex R-J & Leonard JA (2014) The phylogeography of red and yellow coppersmith barbets (Aves: Megalaima haemacephala). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 00016.
doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00016 Link

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2014/05/09

Joaquín Ortegohas been awarded with a “Severo Ochoa Microproyectos” grant

The grant is to fund the project entitled “Genetic variation in the scrub oak Californian species complex”. This research project aims to integrate genetic information and species distribution modelling to study the factors structuring intra- and inter-specific genetic variation in an oak species complex distributed from northern California to Baja California.

This grant is an internal EBD proposal call "Microproyectos" financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the Severo Ochoa Program for Centres of Excellence in R+D+I (SEV-2012-0262).

Good job, Joaquín!

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2014/04/30

New publication!

 

Sanchez-Donoso I, Huisman J, Echegaray J, Puigcerver M, Rodríguez-Teijeiro JD, Hailer F, Vilà C (2014) Detecting slow introgression of invasive alleles in an extensively restocked game bird. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: 00015.
doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00015 Link
Scripts for genotype simulation. Genotype data set available from the Dryad Digital Repository.

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2014/04/22

A new call of travel grants has been launched by ConGenOmics(a European Science Foundation network: Conservation Genomics): short visits and exchange grants for up to 3 months to visit other (aminly European) institutions. Link

News coverage

Parental care and sexual selection in Tanganyikan cichlid fishes Roadside Science. January 17, 2014


European origin of domestic dogs PDF: Highlighted in Science, Richard Dawkins Foundation (Facebook), El Mundo (Spanish newspaper)


Megafaunal Extintions November 4, 2011


Dogs, not wolves, eating sheep
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Meeting Aula de Ecología del Lobo Ibérico - 5ª Edición
Meeting program (In Basque and Spanish) April 11, 2010 April 10, 2010


Black Gene in Wolves March 27, 2009


Multiple and Ancient Origins of the Domestic Dog




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