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”

ECR Feature: Maria Sporbert on relating local abundance to broad-scale distributions

Maria has just recently submitted her PhD thesis at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. She is a vascular plant ecologist with an interest in macroecolgoical patterns and processes. Maria shares her recent work of highly debated theories on the relationship between species local abundances and their broad-scale distributions. Maria Sporbert. (Photo credit: Philipp Schinschke) Personal links. ResearchGate |Continue reading “ECR Feature: Maria Sporbert on relating local abundance to broad-scale distributions”

ECR Feature: Kathryn (Katie) M. Everson on the diversification of Madagascar’s small montane mammals and reptiles

Katie is a postdoc at the University of Kentucky. She combines phylogenetics and phylogeography to understand species diversity and distributions. Katie shares her recent work on patterns of co-distributed genetic structure among 25 small-bodied animals (tenrecs, rodents, and reptiles) from Madagascar’s highland regions. Name. Kathryn (Katie) M. Everson Personal website. http://www.kmeverson.org Institute. University of Kentucky,Continue reading “ECR Feature: Kathryn (Katie) M. Everson on the diversification of Madagascar’s small montane mammals and reptiles”

ECR feature: Raquel Ponti de la Iglesia on shifts in migratory bird behaviour

Raquel is a postdoc at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain. She is a biogeographer and macroecologist with an interest in migratory birds. Raquel shares her recent work on historical shifts in the migratory behaviour of bird species that undergo Euro-African migrations. Personal links. Twitter | ResearchGate Institute. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC)Continue reading “ECR feature: Raquel Ponti de la Iglesia on shifts in migratory bird behaviour”

ECR feature: Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo on guitarfish speciation

Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo is a postdoc at Flinders University. He is a phylogeographer that integrates molecular and ecological data to study the evolution of elasmobranchs. Jonathan shares his recent work on the cryptic lineages and speciation of guitarfish. Jonathan sampling elasmobranch tissue from artisanal fisheries. Jonathan visited over 30 artisanal fishery camps around the Gulf ofContinue reading “ECR feature: Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo on guitarfish speciation”

ECR feature: Amazonian trees with Vitor Gomes

Vitor H. F. Gomes is a postdoc affiliated with the Federal University of Pará, Instituto Tecnológico Vale, and Centro Universitário do Pará. Vitor studies the response of Amazonian tree species to global change, and is particularly interested in the effects of climate change and deforestation on species diversity and distribution. His recent work investigates theContinue reading “ECR feature: Amazonian trees with Vitor Gomes”

ECR feature: Alpine treelines with Shalik R. Sigdel

Shalik is a postdoc at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research. He an ecologist working in the Himalayas to understand how climate change might cause shifts in alpine treelines. Shalik shares his recent work on the combined influence of climate and intraspecific interactions on these treelines. Shalik collecting treeline data in the Manang valley, centralContinue reading “ECR feature: Alpine treelines with Shalik R. Sigdel”

ECR feature: Vicente García-Navas on diversification in dasyurid marsupials

Vicente is an evolutionary ecologist and is currently a postdoc at the University of Zurich. He is largely interested in patterns of lineage diversity and eco-morphologies. Vicente shares his recent work on the interplay between competition, divergence time, and geographic range overlap on the diversification of dasyurid marsupials in Australia. Name. Vicente García-Navas Personal links.Continue reading “ECR feature: Vicente García-Navas on diversification in dasyurid marsupials”

ECR feature: Edmund Basham on tree-top frogs

Edmund Basham is a community ecologist and biogeographer who is currently studying toward his PhD at the University of Florida. He has deep love and interest in the frog communities of tropical rainforests. Edmund shares his recent research on the seasonal shifts and vertical stratification of tree-dwelling frog species in Panama. Personal links. Instagram |Continue reading “ECR feature: Edmund Basham on tree-top frogs”