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 (Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering) at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (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, especially genus Carex. 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.
I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Experimental Sciences at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). I currently teach to graduate students in the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Master, and to undergraduate students in the Environmental Sciences degree. Among the keywords that may illustrate the subjects that I teach I could cite: biodiversity, conservation genetics, endangered Flora, management of endangered flora, phylogenetics, systematics, taxonomy. 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 two Ph.D students and I am currently involved in the supervision of another one.

Jiménez-Mejías, P., Rodríguez-Palacios, G.E., Amini-Rad, M., Martín-Bravo, S. 2015. Taxonomic notes on some problematic Carex (Cyperaceae) names from SW Asia. Phytotaxa 219 (2): 183-189. PREVIEW PDF

Villaverde, T., Escudero, M., Luceño, M., Martín-Bravo, S. 2015. Long-distance dispersal during the Middle-Late Pleistocene explains the bipolar disjunction of Carex maritima (Cyperaceae). Journal of Biogeography 42(10): 1820-1831. PDF

Carex Global Group (Waterway, M.J., Ford, K.A., Luceño, M., Martín-Bravo, S., Starr, J.R., Wilson, K.L., Yano, O., Zhang, S.R., Roalson, E.H., Alverson, W.S., Bruederle, L.P., Bruhl, J.J., Chung, K-S., Cochrane, T.S., Escudero, M., Ford, B.A., Gebauer, S., Gehrke, B., Hahn, M., Hipp, A.L., Hoffmann, M.H., Hoshino, T., Jiménez-Mejías, P., Jin, X-F., Jung, J., Kim, S., Maguilla, E., Masaki, T., Miguez, M., Molina, A., Naczi, R.F.C., Reznicek, A.A., Rothrock, P.E., Simpson, D.A., Spalink, D., Thomas, W.W., Villaverde, T.) Accepted. Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 1-42. PDF

Villaverde, T., Escudero, M., Martín-Bravo, S., Bruederle, L.P., Luceño, M., Starr, J.R. 2015. Direct long-distance dispersal best explains the bipolar distribution of Carex arctogena (Carex sect. Capituligerae, Cyperaceae). Journal of Biogeography 42(8): 1514-1525. PDF 




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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