Our mission is to
promote research on animal population biology, from characterising
phenotypic and genetic diversity to understanding the configuration of
geographic distributions, in order to contribute to conservation.
Although we like to use terrestrial vertebrates as models, our research is
better represented by the questions we try to answer: what do we mean by
biodiversity, how does it function, and how does it evolve.
brings together biogeography, behavioural ecology, physiology, evolutionary
ecology, population genetics and conservation biology. We use a wide array
of techniques and scales of approach, spanning from geographic information
systems to the molecular biology toolbox.
We believe that
training young researchers is a cornerstone in the development of our field.
We contribute with our firm commitment with education at every University
the official UCM Masters coordinated by members
of our group: