Dr. SANTIAGO MARTIN-BRAVO, researcher and assistant professor at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain (www.upo.es)
I am a researcher at Botany Area of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering at Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain). My main research interests are on systematics and evolution of flowering plants. My study groups are families Resedaceae, in which I perfomed my Ph.D, and Cyperaceae. My approaches to the study of these groups are multidisciplinar and range from classic taxonomy based on morphological study and revision of herbarium specimens to molecular phylogenetics, estimation of divergence times, cytogenetic evolution, phylo- and biogeographic analyses. I am currently the curator of UPOS herbarium.
TEACHING AND MENTORING
I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Experimental Sciences of Pablo de Olavide University. I currently teach to undergraduate students in the Environmental Sciences degree. The subjects I teach are related with management and conservation of endangered Flora and Conservation Genetics of Biodiversity. I also supervise several students performing their end-of-degree projects in Botany Area and Ms.Sc. projects in the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Master at Pablo de Olavide University. I have also supervised one Ph.D and am currently involved in another two.
Villaverde, T., Escudero, M., Martín-Bravo, S., Bruederle, L.P., Luceño, M., Starr, J.R. In press. Direct long-distance dispersal best explains the bipolar distribution of Carex arctogena (Carex sect. Capituligerae, Cyperaceae). Journal of Biogeography.
Jiménez-Mejías, P., Hilpold, A., Frajman, B., Puşcaş, M., Koopman, J., Mesterházy, A., Grulich, V., Lye, K.A., Martín-Bravo, S. 2014. Carex cespitosa L., reappraisal of distribution in Europe west of former USSR. Willdenowia 44: 327-343. PDF
Escudero, M.*, Martín-Bravo, S.*, Mayrose, I., Fernández-Mazuecos, M., Fiz-Palacios, O., Hipp, A.L., Pimentel, M., Jiménez-Mejías, P., Valcárcel, V., Vargas, Luceño, M. Accepted. Karyotypic changes through dysploidy persist longer over evolutionary time than polyploid changes. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85266. (*Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript) PDF
Jiménez-Mejías, P., Luceño, M., Martín-Bravo, S. 2014. Species boundaries within the Southwest Old World Populations of the Carex flava group (Cyperaceae). Systematic Botany 39(1): 117-131.
Jiménez-Mejías, P., Martín-Bravo, S., Amini Rad, M., Luceño, M. 2014. Disentangling the taxonomy of Carex acuta s.l. in the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East: re-evaluation of C. panormitana Guss. and C. kurdica Kük. ex Hand.-Mazz. Plant Biosystems 148 (1): 64-73.
1. Escudero, M.*, Martín-Bravo, S.*, Mayrose, I., Fernández-Mazuecos, M., Fiz-Palacios, O., Hipp, A.L., Pimentel, M., Jiménez-Mejías, P., Valcárcel, V., Vargas, Luceño, M. Accepted. Karyotypic changes through dysploidy persist longer over evolutionary time than polyploid changes. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85266. (*Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript) PDF
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