Tamara María Villaverde Hidalgo
Profesor/a Ayudante Doctor/a
1
Sexenios investigación
2017

Centro

E.S. CC. Experimentales y Tecnología

Departamento

Biología y Geología, Física y Química Inorgánica

Área

Botánica
Presentación
  • I am Assistant Professor of the Biodiversity and Conservation Unit. My research lines are focused on plant systematics, biogeography and conservation biology. I aim to help characterize the genomic architecture of the Tree of Life, with a special focus on reconstructing the evolution of lineages of particular interest to society (e.g. threatened species, species of commercial or economic interest, megadiverse groups) and shed light on the genomic processes that dominate the distribution of species within a context of climate change. I initiated my scientific career in the field of plant systematics, ecological niche and biogeography, studying a group of plants exhibiting an extraordinary pattern of distribution ¿the so called `bipolar disjunction¿, in which species occur at very high latitudes in both hemispheres. I used molecular and ecological data to analyze this biogeographic pattern only shown by 30 vascular plants. I have led and contributed to most publications related with bipolar distribution to date. I helped to create the international American Amphitropical Disjunction Working Group (with M. Simpson, San Diego State University) and I am currently investigating other biogeographic disjunctions (e.g. Rand Flora). I am also an active contributor to the systematics and biogeography of Cyperaceae (cofounder of the International Sedge Society), and of Scrophulariaceae with collaborators in multiple institutions (e.g. Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Missouri Botanical Garden, University of Melbourne, Washington State University). During my postdoc (The Field Museum, Chicago; Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC, Madrid), I learnt and developed new methodological approaches based on NGS (e.g. RADseq), at both wetlab and bioinformatics. For target enrichment (HybSeq), I developed probe kits which in total capture c. 4000 single copy nuclear loci, in four Angiosperm families: Euphorbiaceae, Plantaginaceae, Cyperaceae and Scrophulariaceae (freely available in public repositories and can be acquired in Daicel Arbor Biosciences). My methodological skills have allowed me to expand my collaboration network, and I am also involved in the systematics of Bryophytes. Besides, I have explored methods in obtaining phylogenetic relationships and in estimating divergence times, effects of historical climate change on the distribution of species and the extinction in various plant lineages at both intra-  and interspecific levels.

Méritos
  • Thanks to a project funded by the BBVA Foundation and to another project awarded by UAL-FEDER funds, we explored new protocols for Conservation Biology based on genomic approaches and phylodynamic models for both threatened and invasive species, including crops and their wild relatives.
Docencia y asignaturas impartidas en el curso actual
  • Grado

    PLAN ASIGNATURA
    (2123) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL Y ORGANIZACION INDUSTRIAL (MOSTOLES)BIODIVERSIDAD Y ECOSISTEMAS (IA)
    (2123) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL Y ORGANIZACION INDUSTRIAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA (IA)
    (2108) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA DE LA ENERGIA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIODIVERSIDAD Y ECOSISTEMAS
    (2108) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA DE LA ENERGIA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA
    (2226) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA QUIMICA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIODIVERSIDAD Y ECOSISTEMAS
    (2226) DOBLE GRADO EN INGENIERIA QUIMICA E INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA
    (2337) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA I
    (2106) GRADO EN CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA I
    (2119) GRADO EN CIENCIAS EXPERIMENTALES (MOSTOLES)BOTANICA Y ZOOLOGIA
    (2336) GRADO EN CIENCIAS EXPERIMENTALES (MOSTOLES)BOTANICA Y ZOOLOGIA
    (2340) GRADO EN FARMACIA (ALCORCON)BOTANICA
    (2107) GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIODIVERSIDAD Y ECOSISTEMAS
    (2107) GRADO EN INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL (MOSTOLES)BIOLOGIA

    Máster universitario oficial

    PLAN ASIGNATURA
    (6231) MÁSTER UNI. EN TÉCNICAS DE CONSERVACIÓN DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD Y ECOLOGÍAFILOGENIA Y SISTEMÁTICA
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