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Marcial Escudero


Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Seville (Spain). Past postdoctoral researcher at Doñana Biological Station (CSIC, Seville, Spain), at the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago (Illionois, USA) and at The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, Illinois, USA). Past PhD student at University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain).

Biodiversity Biogeography Bioinformatics Climate Change Biology Conservation Biology Ecology Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Taxonomy

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Assitant Professor

University of Seville
April 2015
Plant Biology and Ecology
Our research interest is mainly focused in the study of biodiversity and diversification and evolution of flowering plants at different evolutionary scales. Biodiversity is not evenly distributed , rather it varies greatly across space (e.g. latitudinal gradients, hotspots, etc.) and across the tree of life (e.g. shifts in diversification rates). My colleagues and I perform studies of molecular phylogenetics and biogeography, phylogeography, cytogenetics, herbarium study, phylogenetic comparative methods etc. (i) to quantify the biodiversity (how many species there are and how they are delimited and related) and (ii) to disentangle the mechanisms that generate and maintain the observed biodiversity.

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