• 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
 

 

 

 
 
STUDYING THE PROCESSES OF SPECIES DIFFERENTIATION USING THE ADAPTIVE RADIATION OF THE MANTELLID FROGS OF MADAGASCAR (ANURA: MANTELLIDAE) AS A MODEL SYSTEM
Walter Cocca (AP, CIBIO-InBIO/UP) | October 20, 2017 - 15h30 | CIBIO-InBIO’s Auditorium, Campus de Vairão
2017-10-13
 

STUDENT SEMINAR IN BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

 

 

 

 

Adaptive radiations offer a great opportunity to study the evolutionary processes that underlie species diversification. In this seminar, I will present the research that I have been conducting during my PhD on the successful adaptive radiation of mantellid frogs of Madagascar. The presentation will focus on the work that has been done on this model system using different approaches. I will show some preliminary results and our plans for the following steps.

 

Walter Cocca holds a MSc in Biology from the University of Pavia, Italy. Currently, Walter Cocca is enrolled in the BIODIV program at his 3rd year under the superviosion of Dr. Angelica Crottini (CIBIO-InBIO), Dr. D. James Harris (CIBIO-InBIO) and Dr. Franco Andreone (Natural History Museum of Turin, Italy). His PhD project is focused on the study of the successful adaptive radiation of mantellid frogs of Madagascar.

 

[Host: Angelica Crottini, Applied Phylogenetics]

 

Image credits: Walter Cocca