• 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
 
 

 

 

 
Zbyszek Boratynski
 
Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: boratyns@gmail.com
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: BIODESERTS, FBIO

My former research focused on the adaptive significance of variation in morphological and physiological characters (Ph.D. project), sex dependent natural selection (pre-doctoral Marie Cure Fellowship) and geographic adaptive variation in morphological, physiological and genetic characters (post-doctoral fellowship in Finland at the University of Jyväskylä).

 

 

More recently I joined group of researchers studding ecological and evolutionary consequences of disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima. Currently, as a post-doctoral researcher at CIBIO-InBIO, I am focusing on geographic patterns of genetic and phenotypic variation, and coincidence between them and environmental/climatic factors.

The dynamic history of Saharan environment, with its frequent contractions and expansions of desert habitats, present an ideal laboratory to study evolutionary changes on organisms inhabiting this region, the subject of my ongoing research under BIODESERTS framework. Substantial part of my research is conducted on smaller mammals, mainly rodents, as suitable mammalian models to study more general theoretical or health related problems, like in studies of adaptations, responses to radioactive pollution or variation in climate.

 

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