• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
David James Alexander Edward Harris
 
Position: Principal Researcher
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: james@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: AP

My main research interests are in phylogenetic analysis, mostly involving African and European amphibians and reptiles. In particular I have been studying the relationships of Lacertid lizard groups, especially Podarcis. This has grown into a comparative analysis of various taxa found on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar. As well as phylogenetic analysis of herpetofauna I have also worked with a wider range of organisms including crayfish, barnacles, dogwhelks, fruit-flies, limpets and hares.

 

My other main line of research is in island biogeography, using reptiles as model organisms. The primary island groups I have studied are the Madeira archipelago, Cape Verde islands, the islands of the Gulf of Guinea, and the Comoros islands. I use phylogenies to determine patterns of colonization, to identify introduced taxa, and to reassess taxonomy of species from these diverse island groups.