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.
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!!