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Raquel Ponti de la Iglesia

Raquel Ponti de la Iglesia

Post-Doc Researcher

Post-Doc Researcher
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão
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My main research goals are 1) studying bird morphological adaptations on islands and the ecological mechanisms involved in their evolution and 2) finding out the engine of bird migration and understand the evolution of migratory behaviour through time, under global climatic changes. Apart from that, I am also interested in studying the behaviour and evolution of other groups, as well as global biogeography and ecology. During my PhD, I focused on the study of the evolution of migration by following an integrative approach combining both phylogenetic comparative methods, present and paleodistribution modelling, niche analyses and statistical analyses. In December 2019, I won a one-year postdoctoral position at Biocore Coop., a scientific cooperative associated with the National Museum of Natural Science of Madrid. In this postdoc I explored new genetic methodologies, as transcriptomics, that will open new doors in my future research in ecology and evolution. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at CIBIO-InBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) at Vairão (Portugal) with a postdoctoral fellowships from the Basque Country Government (Spain). My research is focused on unravelling general patterns of morphological evolution of endemic birds on islands and the mechanisms involved.

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