• 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
 
 

 

 

 

MEDBIODIV: Linking phenotypes to diversification dynamics to decipher the temporal and spatial scaling of biodiversity evolution in the Mediterranean Basin

 

This project focuses on the drivers of biodiversification in the Mediterranean Basin. We will extend accumulated knowledge and data, and combine them with innovative analysis tools, to decipher the temporal and spatial frame at which diversification processes operate. We will study a model system of ca. 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, comprising six monophyletic groups. Across this wide array of Mediterranean vertebrates, we will:

1) Investigate the macroecological dynamics of diversification and assess their generality;

2) Provide a mechanistic understanding of these dynamics by linking phenotypic macroevolution to its functional and ecological significance;

3) Examine how these links scale from individuals, through populations, and across species.

 

This way we will provide new insights on the capacity of organisms to respond to environmental change, and tools for determining the organismal, temporal and spatial scale at which conservation measures should be implemented.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou

Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Ana Perera Leg

Ana Perera Leg

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Daniele Salvi

Daniele Salvi

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Fernando Martínez-Freiría

Fernando Martínez-Freiría

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Guillermo Velo-Antón

Guillermo Velo-Antón

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Inês Freitas

Inês Freitas

Collaborator

 
Iñigo Martinez Solano Gonzalez

Iñigo Martinez Solano Gonzalez

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Urtzi Enriquez-Urzelai

Urtzi Enriquez-Urzelai

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Verónica Gomes

Verónica Gomes

PhD Student

 
 
Other Members:
Anthony Herrel (MNHN/CNRS), Olivier Lourdais (CEBC/CNRS)
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 3 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Università dell'Aquila, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
 
Reference:
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028090