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).
This is exciting times!! In September 2017, I have started a new research program under a Marie Skłodowska Curie Global Fellowship in collaboration with Dr. Brent C. Emerson at IPNA-CSIC and Prof. Rosemary Gillespie at UC, Berkeley.
I am 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.