P.I.: Joaquín Ortego
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
- Insects: Orthoptera and Coleoptera
- Plants: Mediterranean and tropical oaks
- Vertebrates: Passerines, raptors and mammals (more occasionally)
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
Lab website: https://sites.google.com/site/joaquinortegolozano/
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=Q3P2MWMAAAAJ&hl=es