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Our lab focuses on the intersection between macroecology and macroevolution, considering macroecological patterns under an evolutionary perspective and evolutionary patterns and processes on a spatial context. In short, we work with macroecological theory and methods integrating macroecology with phylogenetic approaches to understand geographic patterns of biodiversity. We are based at the Evolutionary Biology Network of Instituto de Ecología, A.C.. We are also part of the Ecology & Evolution and Animal Biodiversity Graduate Programs of the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Brazil. In addition, we participe in the Applied Geographical Ecology group and Latin American Network for the study of Neotropical Biogeography (Red-Bion)

Evolutionary Macroecology Lab

Evolutionary Macroecology Lab

Instituto de Ecología, A.C.

Our research interests comprise a broad array of topics related to the fields of macroecology, macroevolution, biogeography, community and theoretical ecology, ecophylogenetics, phylogenetic comparative methods and conservation biology. We are particularly interested in studying geographic patterns of biodiversity and the structure of ecological communities as well as understanding the causes that originate, maintain and alter such patterns. We focus mainly on vertebrates, but also work with other taxa including insects and plants. Currently, we integrate ecological and evolutionary approaches to study biogeographic and phylogenetic patterns, their relationship with the environment and the application of such studies to informed conservation assessments and actions.

Interests

  • Macroecology
  • Biogeography
  • Macroevolution
  • Conservation Biogeography
  • Spatial statistics
  • Phylogenetic Comparative Methods

Meet the Team

Principal Investigators

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Fabricio Villalobos

Investigador Titular B, SNI II

Macroecology, Biogeography, Spatial statistics, Macroevolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Methods, Conservation Biogeography

Grad Students

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Alejandro Sánchez Barradas

PhD Student

Biotic Interactions, Carnivores, Macroecology

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Axel Arango

PhD Student

Biogeography, Birds, Macroevolution

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Ana Berenice García Andrade

PhD Student

Ichthyology, Poecilids, Macroecology, Macroevolution

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Citlalli Edith Esparza Estrada

PhD Student

Herpetology, Snakes, Biogeography, Macroecology

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Erick J. Corro

PhD Student

Biotic interactions, Statistics, Spatial patterns

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Juliana Herrera Pérez

PhD Student

Ichthyology, , Macroecology, Macroevolution

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Laura Saldívar Burrola

PhD Student

Mammalogy, Landscape ecology, Macroecology

Researchers

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Carmen Galán Acedo

Visiting researcher

Landscape ecology, Primatology, Spatial patterns

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Gabriel Massaine Moulatlet

PostDoc Researcher

Numerical Ecology, Macroecology, Diversity gradients, Environmental Impact Assessments

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Luis D. Verde Arregoitia

PostDoc Researcher

Mammals, Ecomorphology, Macroecology, R programming, Data Science

Alumni

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Juan D. Carvajal-Quintero

PhD alumni

Freshwater systems, Fishes, Macroecology

Research lines

(Evolutionary) Macroecology

Macroecological patterns under an evolutionary perspective

Conservation Biogeography

Biogeographical and macroecological tools to inform conservation plans

Macroecology of Interactions

Investigating macroecological patterns of species interactions

Macroevolution

Macroevolutionary patterns across space and time

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