Conservation biology is one of the rare fields of biology where evolution has been too often neglected. The reason for it probably stands from the misconception that evolution does not act on a relevant time scale. In our lab, we aim to combine the fields of evolutionary and conservation biology to demonstrate the necessity to consider evolutionary theories in conservation programs. Read more about our work with sea turtles and sticklebacks.
Since 2010 we have been supporting sea turtle conservation groups in Cabo Verde, giving them the needed tools and knowledge to improve their conservation strategies and helping them to build a sustainable future for both sea turtles and local communities. During this time, we have collected thousands of genetic samples and we have created open-source resources that help sea turtle conservation all over the world.
If you are interested in some of our projects and would like to be part of the team, contact us to discuss possibilities or check the existing opportunities in our lab or with our partners in the field.
As part of our work, we create public resources set to help research and/or conservation groups worldwide.
Today we give a warm welcome to Ana and Frazer another two of the students that joined the team this year.
Date added: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Experimental parasite infection causes genome-wide changes in DNA methylation
Date added: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Meet Carles Ferré and Amelia Ramage, two of our latest students joining the group
Date added: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Members of our group will be leading a symposium at the International Marine Conservation Congress
Date added: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Meet Inês Afonso and Reiss Bush, two of our latest students joining the group
Date added: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
We are all very happy to announce the arrival of a new PhD student, Ceci Hijar from Mexico.
Date added: Tuesday, January 15, 2019