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”

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”