Evolutionary Genetics

01P.I.: Marta Pascual

Research interests

  • Genetics of introduced species, population genetics, introduction pathways and adaptive potential.
  • Analyses of connectivity and selection processes across geographical gradients.
  • Adaptation studies to environmental change.
  • Identification of cryptic species.
  • Conservation genetics in endangered species.



Research organisms

Sponges, Cnidarians, Echinoderms, Crustaceans, Drosophila, Ascidians, Fish, Sea turtles, Human.

Bioinformatic, analytic, experimental skills

  • RNAseq, Genotyping by Sequencing, Microsatellite loci and Sanger sequencing techniques.
  • Biological cycle analyses of selected organisms and interactions among species.
  • Genetic adaptation to environmental change.
  • Molecular phylogeography and phylogeny.


Lab website: http://challengenproject.blogspot.com.es/

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=dRt0zE4AAAAJ&hl=ca

ORCID:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6189-0612

E-mail: martapascual@ub.edu