The work I do with my students and collaborators follows some of the research lines within molecular genetics and ecology. In particular,
1) Use of molecular genetic markers to explore problems in ecology and evolution. This, in order to study the genetic relationships between individuals, populations and species of vertebrates, as well as the diversity and genetic structuring of their populations. Also, we study the relationships between distribution of lineages and the geographic distribution of organisms, to explore questions about intraspecific and comparative phylogeography and landscape genetics.
2) Study of genetic diversity patterns in vertebrates at local and regional scales, to evaluate diversification, hybridization and invasion processes. We also apply distribution modeling techniques to further explore the relationships between genetics, ecology and history.
3) Conservation biology and genetics, applying the information obtained by the research lines described above for the conservation of natural resources, the identification of species and populations at risk, and for the definition and management of threatened species and conservation areas.