Islands as an ideal model to investigate how biodiversity is shaped by global environmental and human-mediated change
Fundamental questions in island biology
INVASION: a project funded by "Fundación BBVA" to better understand the mechanisms controlling plant invasions on islands
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WELCOME TO OUR LAB

The Island Plant Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Lab is a recent initiative leaded by Dr. Jairo Patiño. Our research program focuses on a wide range of conservation, evolutionary and ecological questions, mostly involving the application of field, experimental, spatial and genetic techniques to better understand what mechanisms drive the evolution of species and populations through time. We love islands and plants, but our interest is broad and use a variety of organisms as models. Much of our research is devoted to investigate how island biotas respond to long-term natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Our research interests thus lie at the interface of ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics and conservation biology.

Dr. Patiño arrived at the University of La Laguna in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) during September 2018, under a tenure-track Ramón y Cajal position funded by the “Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades” (Spain).

For more information about what we are currently working on, please visit our publication website.

OPPORTUNITIES!

Thank you for your interest in the iEcoEvo Lab! Please read the relevant sections above. Prospective undergraduate and graduate student as well as postdoctoral positions can intermittently be available, so feel free to enquire. We will look forward to hearing from you!!

NEWS

Concedidas 5 Ayudas a Equipos de Investigación Científica en Ecología y Biología de la Conservación

Concedidas 5 Ayudas a Equipos de Investigación Científica en Ecología y Biología de la Conservación

Resolución de la convocatoria 2019 de Ayudas Fundación BBVA a Equipos de Investigación Científica en el área de Ecología y Biología ...
Una investigación de la ULL sobre especies vegetales invasoras, entre las 25 financiadas por la Fundación BBVA

Una investigación de la ULL sobre especies vegetales invasoras, entre las 25 financiadas por la Fundación BBVA

El proyecto “El reto de las plantas invasoras en islas: hacia un enfoque integrador para la conservación de la flora de las Islas Canarias ...
What is an invasive exotic species?

What is an invasive exotic species?

An invasive exotic species is one that meets at least two fundamental requirements: ...