Western Australia (2013)
Joan Garcia-Porta, PhD
I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in understanding the mechanisms of adaptation and diversification. My research currently focuses in three general realms: (1) evolution of insular systems, (2) adaptation to climate and climate change and (3) the eco-evolutionary dynamics of innovations. I approach these topics from a broad perspective, combining molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, GIS approaches and statistical modelling. Lately I started to incorporate genomics and transcriptomics in my toolbox, to explore the genetic/genomic underpinnings of adaptation and diversification at different evolutionary scales.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral research associate at Carlos Botero's Lab (Washington University in St Louis, USA), where I study the interaction between cognition and diversification in different bird groups.
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