Primary research interest

  • Evolutionary genetics

Researcher biography

In the Ortiz-Barrientos Lab, we study the genetics of speciation and adaptation. We have developed a new system of research to study the replicated evolution of traits and reproductive isolation, the early stages of speciation and the origin of ecotypes, and the molecular causes of reproductive isolation and adaptation. We are also interested in the role of sexual selection on plant speciation and the evolution of sexual recombination. Please visit our pages to learn more about our research, team members, and adaptation and speciation in the complex Senecio lautus species.