Íñigo Martínez-Solano

Iñigo Martinez-Solano

CIBIO (Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos / Researcher Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) - Universidade do Porto


I am a herpetologist and evolutionary biologist with a broad interest in the processes driving species formation. From an applied perspective, I am interested in the implications of my findings for the management and conservation of populations and species. The main areas of my scientific activity include Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, and Conservation Biology. More specifically, I conduct studies on speciation (characterization of areas of secondary contact among well-differentiated taxa and their evolutionary interactions), phylogeography (inference of causes of patterns of geographically structured variation in morphological and molecular traits across taxa), biogeography (inference of the timing and plausible paleogeographic scenarios associated with species radiations and intraspecific diversification), taxonomy and molecular systematics (description of species and inference of their phylogenetic relationships), faunistics and natural history (description of aspects of the biology of species and detailed characterization and monitoring of their ranges through time), and population and conservation genetics (characterization of fine-scale patterns of gene flow across populations in an explicit spatial setting and inference of the role of landscape variables in generating those patterns; estimating demographic parameters like effective population size and their application to the long-term management of populations).

I studied at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid for my Ph. D. and then spent two years as a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, and a further 18 months at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, before returning to Spain with a Ram—n y Cajal fellowship in 2008. I recently joined Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos da Universidade do Porto (CIBIO-UP), where I work on several projects related to the evolutionary history and conservation of Iberian amphibians.

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Congress Collaborators

  • Nuno Costa
  • Cátia Venâncio
  • Sara Costa
  • Inês Bulhosa
  • Ariana Moutinho
  • Iolanda Rocha
  • Emanuele Fasola
  • Isabel Damas
  • Bárbara Santos
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