Evolutionary Biogeography & Population Genetics


Organismos4P.I.: Joaquín Ortego

Research interests

Our lab is broadly interested in many aspects related with the study of genetic variability in natural populations. We use different molecular and analytical tools to understand the factors determining genetic variation across space and time and address questions that can be mostly framed within the interconnected fields of population genetics and evolutionary biogeography.

  • Evolutionary biogeography
  • Environmental drivers of genetic divergence
  • Interspecific hybridization
  • Heterozygosity-fitness correlations
  • Genetic consequences of population fragmentation

Research organisms

  • Insects: Orthoptera and Coleoptera
  • Plants: Mediterranean and tropical oaks
  • Vertebrates: Passerines, raptors and mammals (more occasionally)

Investigacion3Bioinformatic, analytic, experimental skills

Bioinformatic/analytic approaches: Demographic and phylogenetic inference, introgressive hybridization assessment, landscape genetics, and species distribution modelling.

Molecular techniques employed: SNP discovery from de novo assembly, high-throughput sequencing (ddRadSeq), microsatellite markers, Sanger sequencing

Centro6Lab website: https://sites.google.com/site/joaquinortegolozano/

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=Q3P2MWMAAAAJ&hl=es

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2709-429X

E-mail: joaquin.ortego@csic.es