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Comparative Phylogeography of a Megadiverse Fauna across the Mediterranean

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Organization address
address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 239˙191 €
 EC max contribution 239˙191 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2019-10-31


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 Project objective

The aim of this project is to investigate the mechanisms and processes that drive divergence and speciation, and shape the biogeographical history of organisms. Using the Mediterranean, a natural laboratory for phylogeographic investigations, we propose a novel large-scale approach in comparative phylogeography: a time-saving and cost-efficient one that includes multiple lines of evidence in a single analysis and exploits modern Next Generation Sequencing methods and advances in phylogenomics. We will (1) collect genomic data for co-distributed species of an entire vertebrate order (squamate reptiles) applying sequence-capture protocols, (2) reconstruct a time-calibrated, fully resolved phylogenetic tree merging between- and within-species relations, (3) compare biogeographical and speciation patterns and (4) identify the major barriers that influenced the formation and evolution of biodiversity. Tackling this innovative and challenging project and hosted in institutions of international reputation by leading experts in their field, will contribute to his professional academic development and put him at the forefront of his field. The applicant is an early-career promising scientist and the participating institutes and research-groups have the qualifications and complementarity, regarding infrastructure, research experience, capacity to manage grants and train researchers, for the successful outcome of the research and training aspects of the project. The approaches and results of the project will become a part of the state-of-the-art of future studies and promote EU excellence in evolutionary biology and phylogenomics, likely to be in great demand in the near future. Results will be announced in prestigious international conferences and published in high ranked journals, primary data will be submitted to freely accessible repositories, while outreach activities will communicate the proposed research to the non-specialist public.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Evanthia Thanou, Panagiotis Kornilios, Petros Lymberakis, Adam D Leaché
Genomic and mitochondrial evidence of ancient isolations and extreme introgression in the four-lined snake
published pages: , ISSN: 2396-9814, DOI: 10.1093/cz/zoz018
Current Zoology zoz018 2020-03-12
2019 Panagiotis Kornilios
The complete mitogenome of the Eurasian blindsnake Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Reptilia, Typhlopidae)
published pages: 1990-1991, ISSN: 2380-2359, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2019.1617080
Mitochondrial DNA Part B 4/1 2020-03-12
2019 Panagiotis Kornilios, Evanthia Thanou, Petros Lymberakis, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Adam Leaché
Genome‐wide markers untangle the green‐lizard radiation in the Aegean Sea and support a rare biogeographical pattern
published pages: 552-567, ISSN: 0305-0270, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13524
Journal of Biogeography 46/3 2020-03-12
2018 Evanthia Thanou, Panagiotis Kornilios
Next-generation sequencing yields the complete mitochondrial genome of the endangered Milos viper Macrovipera schweizeri (Reptilia, Viperidae)
published pages: 1250-1251, ISSN: 2380-2359, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1532348
Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3/2 2020-03-12

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