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Macroevolutionary Rates by Integrating Phylogenomics and Ancestral character States - A study on Neotropical butterfly evolution.

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 185˙857 €
 EC max contribution 185˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-16   to  2019-01-15


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET SE (GOETEBORG) coordinator 185˙857.00


 Project objective

Delving into the factors and processes driving biodiversity is essential to understand the potential consequences of environmental changes in species-rich and vulnerable ecosystems. MARIPOSAS (Macroevolutionary Rates by Integrating Phylogenomics and Ancestral character States – Mariposas is also the Spanish translation for butterflies) aims to unveil the macroevolutionary mechanisms governing diversification and geographical distribution of two butterfly families, Hesperiidae and Nymphalidae, across tropical America's biomes. Through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates genomics, ecology, biogeography, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and advanced bioinformatics, this project will disentangle the components of insect evolution in tropical environments. The research is (1) timely, since the tempo and mode of arthropod radiation in the Neotropics remains largely unexplored at high taxonomic levels, (2) original, as it aims to establish a novel direction in insect macroevolutionary research applying state-of-the-art methods (e.g., high-throughput sequencing) to study tropical biodiversity dynamics, and (3) innovative, by studying insect evolution in a multi-layer approach that will allow to comprehensively understand the ecological and evolutionary processes driving Neotropical insect diversity. The project will be enriched and highly benefited by merging my solid background in tropical insect diversification with the outstanding expertise in Neotropical biogeography and biodiversity dynamics at Prof. Alexandre Antonelli's research group (University of Gothenburg). This post-doc will ensure the best possible career opportunities for me as I will receive substantial training in cutting-edge approaches, largely expand my collaborative network, and gain the fundaments for becoming a mature, independent researcher within the topic of insect evolution.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Alexandre Antonelli, María Ariza, James Albert, Tobias Andermann, Josué Azevedo, Christine Bacon, Søren Faurby, Thais Guedes, Carina Hoorn, Lúcia G. Lohmann, Pável Matos-Maraví, Camila D. Ritter, Isabel Sanmartín, Daniele Silvestro, Marcelo Tejedor, Hans ter Steege, Hanna Tuomisto, Fernanda P. Werneck, Alexander Zizka, Scott V. Edwards
Conceptual and empirical advances in Neotropical biodiversity research
published pages: e5644, ISSN: 2167-8359, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5644
PeerJ 6 2019-07-25
2019 Pável Matos‐Maraví, Niklas Wahlberg, Alexandre Antonelli, Carla M. Penz
Species limits in butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): reconciling classical taxonomy with the multispecies coalescent
published pages: , ISSN: 0307-6970, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12352
Systematic Entomology 2019-07-25
2017 Matos-Maraví P, Duarte Ritter C, Barnes CJ, Nielsen M, Olsson U, Wahlberg N, Marquina D, Sääksjärvi I, Antonelli A
Biodiversity seen through the perspective of insects: 10 simple rules on methodological choices, common challenges, and experimental design for genomic studies
published pages: e26661v1, ISSN: , DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26661v1
PeerJ Preprints 6 2019-07-25

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