Mariana M. Vasconcellos on diversification and phylogenetic relationships of pajama frogs

Mariana Vasconcellos is a postdoc at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is interested in the environmental correlates of diversification and climatic adaptation, with a large focus on amphibians and reptiles. Mariana shares her recent work on unravelling the drivers of diversification in South America’s pajama frog group, revealing some surprising phylogenetic relationshipsContinue reading “Mariana M. Vasconcellos on diversification and phylogenetic relationships of pajama frogs”

ECR feature: Axel Arango on diversity of the Seasonally Dry Forests in the Neotropics

Axel Arango is a PhD student at the Instituto de Ecología A.C. (INECOL) – Mexico. He is a macroecologist interested in untangling the patterns and processes shaping biodiversity worldwide. Here, Axel shares his work on the biodiversity patterns of the Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forests. Axel Arango presenting his poster during the International Biogeography Society’s HumboldtContinue reading “ECR feature: Axel Arango on diversity of the Seasonally Dry Forests in the Neotropics”

ECR Feature: Evan Whiting on species richness in snakes and lizards

Evan Whiting is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota. He is a herpetologist interested in understanding the diversification and biogeography of reptiles. Evan shares his recent work on latitudinal and environmental clines (or lack thereof) across and within different snake and lizard clades in continental North America. Evan Whiting enjoying a hike inContinue reading “ECR Feature: Evan Whiting on species richness in snakes and lizards”

ECR feature: Victor Noguerales on spatio-temporal dynamics shaping genetic variation

Victor Noguerales is a postdoc at the Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología in the Canary Islands – Spain. He is a phylogeographer interested in elucidating the mechanisms generating biological diversity, from populations to communities. Here, Victor shares his work on spatial hypotheses testing the processes promoting the genetic structure in a halophilic grasshopper. VíctorContinue reading “ECR feature: Victor Noguerales on spatio-temporal dynamics shaping genetic variation”

ECR feature: Juan David González-Trujillo on processes shaping beta diversity

Juan David is a postdoc at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Spain. He is an ecologist interested in explaining how historical events shape current biodiversity patterns. Here, JD shares his recent research on how past and current processes impact beta diversity in Neotropical streams. Juan David González-Trujillo is a postdoc researcher at theContinue reading “ECR feature: Juan David González-Trujillo on processes shaping beta diversity”

ECR feature: Timothy Perez on plant heat tolerance

Tim is a postdoc at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is an ecophysiologist interested in how plants respond to differences in climate. Here, he shares his recent research on how phylogeny and climate predict little variation in plant heat tolerance responses. Author Timothy Perez, some bromeliads, aroids, and a rainbow eucalyptus tree atContinue reading “ECR feature: Timothy Perez on plant heat tolerance”

ECR Feature: Gimo Mazembe Daniel on dung beetle diversification

Gimo is a recently appointed research scientist at the National Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is an entomologist with interests in understanding the systematics and biogeography of dung beetles and related scarab beetles. Gimo shares his recent work on the contributions of different environmental factors in shaping diversity in the dung beetle genus, Sisyphus.Continue reading “ECR Feature: Gimo Mazembe Daniel on dung beetle diversification”

ECR Feature: Arya Sidharthan on the cryptic diversity of mountain loaches

Arya Sidharthan is a PhD student at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, India. She is a freshwater fish biologist, who uses molecular tools to study the ecology and evolution of fishes. Arya shares her recent work on unravelling the evolutionary history and cryptic diversity of mountain loaches in the Western Ghats. It’sContinue reading “ECR Feature: Arya Sidharthan on the cryptic diversity of mountain loaches”

ECR feature: Alexandre Réjaud on diversification of Amazonian frogs

Alexandre Réjaud is an evolutionary biologist finishing up his Ph.D. at the Université Paul Sabatier in France. He combines distribution and sequencing data to understand the mechanisms leading to amphibians’ diversification. Alexandre shares his recent work on the historical biogeography of Amazonian frogs. Alexandre Réjaud Personal links. ResearchGate Institute. Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, UniversitéContinue reading “ECR feature: Alexandre Réjaud on diversification of Amazonian frogs”

ECR feature: Jorge Cruz Nicolás on proxies for genetic diversity

Jorge Cruz Nicolás is an evolutionary ecologist, currently working towards his PhD at the Instituto de Ecología, UNAM. He uses genetic tools to study population genetic processes in tree species. Jorge shares his recent work on identifying proxies for genetic diversity based on expectations of the niche centrality hypothesis. Jorge Cruz sampling in a forestContinue reading “ECR feature: Jorge Cruz Nicolás on proxies for genetic diversity”