• 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
 

 

 

 
 
ECO-EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATIONS UNDERLYING THE EMERGENCE OF A NOVEL REPRODUCTIVE MODE IN FIRE SALAMANDERS
André Lourenço, CIBIO-InBIO/UP | April 05, 2019 - 15h00 | CIBIO-InBIO’s Auditorium, Campus de Vairão
2019-04-05
 

STUDENT SEMINAR IN BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

 

Shifts in reproductive modes across the tree life were accompanied by pronounced phenotypic, ecological, and genetic modifications. In this seminar, I will present the results of my PhD thesis, which is focused on understanding some of the eco-evolutionary implications (e.g. long-term persistence in harsh environments, changes on dispersal) underlying the shift from aquatic (larviparity) to terrestrial reproduction (viviparity). I used as a case study an urodele species (Salamandra salamandra) showing intra-specific variation in the reproductive mode.

 

André is a PhD student in the BIODESERTS group and he is currently enrolled in the last year of the BIODIV PhD Program, under the supervision of Guillermo Velo-Antón (CIBIO-InBIO) and Ian J. Wang (University of California, Berkeley). His thesis is focused on understanding some of the eco-evolutionary implications underlying the transition of reproductive modes in fire salamanders.

 

 

[Host: Guillermo Velo-Antón, Biodiversity of Deserts and Arid Region]

 

 

Image credits: Guillermo Velo-Antón