Jose Luis Hórreo Escandón

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PhD in Biology: University of Oviedo, year 2011.
After finishing my PhD, I continued my research at the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Spain (CSIC), the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), and the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (CSIC). Since 2019, I am placed at the IMIB Research Unit of Biodiversity (UO, CSIC, PA).

Current address
IMIB Research Unit of Biodiversity (UO, CSIC, PA)
C/Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós s/n, 33600
Oviedo University – Campus Mieres (Spain)
Tel: +34 985 10 30 00 ext. 5943

Web site

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    My field of research is Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, and tries to answer the question: “How and why population genetics, evolution, climate change, and ecology, determine species and population characteristics, distributions, and dynamics?” In order to answer this question, I combine genetic, ecologic, taxonomic, evolutionary, and paleontological approaches in different kind of studies, those including:

  • Population and conservation genetics
  • Phylogenetics, phylogeography, and biogeography
  • Species- and population- level consequences of climate change
  • Short- and long- term population dynamics and evolution .
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Full list of publications


Selected publications

  • Horreo J.L., Breedveld M.C., Lindtke D., Heulin B., Surget-Groba Y., Fitze P.S. (2019) Genetic introgression among differentiated clades is lower among clades exhibiting different parity modes. Heredity, doi:10.1038/s41437-019-0201-7.
  • Horreo J.L. (2019) New insights into the phylogenetic relationships among the oceanic dolphins (Cetacea: Delphinidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 57: 476-480.
  • Horreo J. L., Peláez M. L., Suárez T., Breedveld M. C., Heulin B., Surget-Groba Y., Oksanen T. A., Fitze P. S. (2018) Phylogeography, evolutionary history, and effects of glaciations in a species (Zootoca vivipara) inhabiting multiple biogeographic regions. Journal of Biogeography, 45: 1616-1627.
  • Horreo J.L., Jiménez-Valverde A., Fitze P.S. (2016) Ecological change predicts population dynamics and genetic diversity over 120,000 years. Global Change Biology, 22: 1737-1745.
  • Horreo J.L., Palacín C., Alonso J.C., Milá B. (2013) A link between historical population decline in the threatened great bustard and human expansion in Iberia: evidence from genetic and demographic data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110: 515-527.
  • Horreo J.L. (2012) “Representative genes”, is it OK to use a small amount of data to obtain a phylogeny that is at least close to the true tree? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 2661-2664.
  • Horreo J.L., Machado-Schiaffino G., Ayllon F., Griffiths A.M., Bright D., Stevens J.R., Garcia-Vazquez E. (2011) Impact of climate change and human-mediated introgression on south European Atlantic salmon populations. Global Change Biology, 17: 1778-1787.
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Research Fellow
Tel.+34 985103000 (ext. 5934)