Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Group
NEWS & EVENTS
Muñoz-Fuentes V, Marcet-Ortega M, Alkorta-Aranburu G, Linde Forsberg C, Morrell JM, Manzano-Piedras E, Söderberg A, Daniel K, Villalba A, Toth A, Di Rienzo A, Roig I, Vilà C (2014) Strong artificial selection in domestic mammals did not result in an increased recombination rate. Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu322. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
There is a new Ph.D in the city!
We are happy to tell that Ines Sanchez-Donoso defended her PhD Thesis last October 29th in the University of Barcelona, so we have a new Ph.D in the group!
Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer was awarded an Assistant Professor position in the UNAM!
We are very happy to announce that Alejandro was awarded an Assistant Professor position in the Animal Behaviour Department of the
Ecology Institute from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Ortego J, Gugger PF, Sork VL (2014) Climatically stable landscapes predict patterns of genetic structure and admixture in the Californian canyon live oak. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.12419.
Ortego J, Bonal R, Muñoz A, Aparicio JM (2014) Extensive pollen immigration and no evidence of disrupted mating patterns or reproduction in a highly fragmented holm oak stand. Journal of Plant Ecology 7, 384-395.
Aguirre MP, Cordero PJ, Ortego J (2014) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the specialist grasshopper Ramburiella hispanica (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Conservation Genetics Resources 6, 723-724.
Hoban S, Arntzen JA, Bruford MW, Godoy JA, Hoelzel AR, Segelbacher G, Vilà C, Bertorelle G (2014) Comparative evaluation of potential indicators and temporal sampling protocols for monitoring genetic erosion. Evolutionary Applications, doi: 10.1111/eva.12197. Link
Baranowska Körberg I, Sundström E, Meadows JRS, Rosengren Pielberg G, Gustafson U, Hedhammar A, Karlsson EK, Seddon J, Söderberg A, Vilà C, Zhang X, Akesson M, Lindblad-Toh K, Andersson G, Andersson L (2014) A simple repeat polymorphism in the MITF-M promoter is a key regulator of white spotting in dogs. PLoS ONE 9: e104363. Link
Ramirez O, Olalde I, Berglund J, Lorente-Galdos B, Hernandez-Rodriguez J, Quilez J, Webster MT, Wayne RK, Lalueza-Fox C, Vilà C, Marques-Bonet T (2014) Analysis of structural diversity in wolf-like canids reveals post-domestication variants. BMC Genomics 15: 465.
Muñoz-Fuentes V, Linde Forsberg C, Vilà C, Morrell, J (2014) Single layer centrifugation separates spermatozoa from diploid cells in epididymal samples from grey wolves, Canis lupus (L.). Theriogenology, 82: 773–776.
More PhD positions!
The call for PhD grants by the Spanish Government under the Severo Ochoa program is still open until next friday 19th!!
A PhD position is available in our group on Amphibian Evolutionary Genomics!
The PhD position is part of the project: "A stroll with amphibians along the path of speciation: from micro to macro evolutionary processes", funded by the Spanish Government ("Procesos micro y macro evolutivos en la diversificación de anfibios", CGL2013-47547-P).
Albert EM, Fernández-Beaskoetxea S, Godoy JA, Tobler U, Schmidt BR, Bosch J (2014) Genetic management of an amphibian population after a chytridiomycosis outbreak. Conservation Genetics.
Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyeris coauthor of two great chapters from the book "Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods & Their Application in Evolutionary Biology". Have an interesting read!
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.
Joaquín Ortegohas received the prestigious "Ramon y Cajal" Spanish grant/position. Congratulations Joaquín!
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
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
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Parental care and sexual selection in Tanganyikan cichlid fishes Roadside Science. January 17, 2014
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