AMPHIBIAN DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH GENOMICS: Phylogenetic analyses are contributing to the characterization of new species of Neotropical amphibians. However, their contribution to the understanding of their evolutionary history is limited. In this project we will use genomics approaches to study the demographic and evolutionary history of a poorly known genus of Neotropical frogs in the absence of a genome of reference. Watch me explaining my PhD project:
LOCAL ADAPTATION TO HIGH ALTITUDE HABITATS IN THE EASTERN HONEYBEE: One of the key challenges in evolutionary biology is to understand the genetic basis of adaptation. The Eastern honeybee (Apis cerana) has a wide distribution across Asia and is adapted to many climatic conditions. Here we investigated whether genetic differences between highland and lowland populations may be linked to adaptation. We performed whole genome-sequencing on a number of samples from Yunnan province, China. Using a series of population genomic analyses, we identified regions of the genome that are extremely differentiated between highland and lowland bees. Go to my Publications and find a poster that I did about this.