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Dr. SANTIAGO MARTIN-BRAVO, researcher and assistant professor at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain (www.upo.es)
 
 


RESEARCH INTERESTS
 
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.
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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
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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.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 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

2. Gehrke, B.,
Martín-Bravo, S., Muasya, M., Luceño, M. 2010. Monophyly, phylogenetic position and the role of hybridization in Schoenoxiphium Nees(Cariceae, Cyperaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56(1): 380-392. LINK
 
Combined Nuclear ITS-Plastid trnL-F-rps16 phylogeny of Schoenoxiphium and recombination analyses

3. Martín-Bravo, S., Valcárcel, V., Vargas, P., Luceño, M. 2010. Geographical speciation related to Pleistocene range shifts in the western Mediterranean mountains (Reseda sect. Glaucoreseda, Resedaceae). Taxon 59: 466-482. PDF

 
Phylogeography of Reseda sect. Glaucoreseda

4. Martin-Bravo, S., Vargas, P., Luceno, M. 2009. Is Oligomeris (Resedaceae) indigenous to North America? Molecular evidence for a natural colonization from he Old World . American Journal of Botany, 96 (2): 507-518. LINK

Biogeography of Oligomeris linifolia
5. Martín-Bravo, S., Jiménez-Mejías, P. 2009. Molecular data helps traditional taxonomy: Re-evaluation of  Reseda collina (Resedaceae), and a new record for Europe.     Folia Geobotanica 44: 399-421. LINK
 
Reseda collina plate and diagnostic morphological character of R. collina and R. phyteuma
 
6. Martín-Bravo, S.; Meimberg H.; Luceño, M.; Märkl, W.; Valcárcel, V.; Bräuchler, C.; Vargas, P.; Heubl, G. 2007. Molecular systematics and biogeography of Resedaceae based on ITS and trnL-F sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44(3): 1105-1120. PDF    Biogeographic map with distribution patterns of Resedaceae and combined nuclear ITS-plastid trnL-F phylogeny of Resedaceae
 

 CONTACT DATA
 
Santiago Martín-Bravo
 
Botany Area
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering
Pablo de Olavide University
Ctra. de Utrera, km. 1, C.P. 41013
Seville, Spain
 

 
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