Welcome to my personal website! This site is still under construction. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [jpatino.llorente (a) gmail . com].

I arrived at IPNA-CSIC in Tenerife (Canary Islands) during January 2016 and I am grateful to the “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain) for funding me in my previous position with a postdoctoral research fellowship (Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación). Later in September 2017, I moved to UC, Berkeley to start a new research program under a Marie Skłodowska Curie Global Fellowship in collaboration with Prof. Rosemary Gillespie and Dr. Brent C. Emerson at IPNA-CSIC.

But this is exciting times!! I have recently started a tenure-track position at University of La Laguna, under a Ramón y Cajal position funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spain).

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in understanding how populations and species assembled, evolved and responded to island environments following colonization, natural and anthropogenic disturbances. For that purpose, I investigate species and genetic diversity patterns at different temporal and spatial scales to address fundamental (macro-)ecological, evolutionary and biogeographical questions, with a particular focus on the mechanisms that explain such patterns. I use a variety of organisms as models, ranging from angiosperms and beetles to especially spore-producing plants such as bryophytes. My research interest thus lies at the interface of ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics and conservation biology.

For more information about what I am currently working on, please visit my publication website.



Thank you for your interest in the Patiño’s lab! Please read the relevant sections above. Prospective undergraduate and graduate student as well as postdoctoral positions can intermittently be available, so feel free to enquire. I will look forward to hearing from you!!