Dr. Jesús Mavárez
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (LECA)
UMR 5553 CNRS-Université Joseph Fourier
BP 53, 2233 Rue de la Piscine
38041 Grenoble Cedex 9

+33 (0)4 76 51 44 59

Research Interests

I'm an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of population structure, the evolutionary importance of hybridisation and the study of speciation. My work has focused mostly on the genetic, ecological and behavioural changes associated with the first stages of speciation in butterflies and lizards. More recently, I've started a research project on the adaptive radiation in the giant rosettes from the high-altitude tropical Andes (Asteraceae : Espeletiinae). 

Ongoing Projects

•    Hybridisation and adaptive radiation in the Espeletiinae, the giant rosettes from the high-altitude tropical Andes.

•    Hybridisation, introgression and speciation in Heliconius butterflies.

•    Speciation in high-altitude Satyrinae butterflies from the Andes.

•    Ecology, population structure and speciation in Cnemidophorus lizards.