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Dr Javier Igea

Dr Javier Igea
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 (7)48982


Research Associate, Imperial College London
PhD in Biology, University of Barcelona
BsC in Biology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Key Publications

Igea, J., & Tanentzap, A. J. (2019). Multiple macroevolutionary routes to becoming a biodiversity hotspot. Science Advances5(2), eaau8067.

Igea, J., Miller, E. F., Papadopulos, A. S., & Tanentzap, A. J. (2017). Seed size and its rate of evolution correlate with species diversification across angiosperms. PLoS biology15(7), e2002792.

Igea, J., Bogarín, D., Papadopulos, A.S.T., and Savolainen, V. (2015). A comparative analysis of island floras challenges taxonomy-based biogeographical models of speciation. Evolution 69 (2), 482-491.

Igea, J., Aymerich, P., Fernández-González, A., González-Esteban, J., Gómez, A., Alonso, R., Gosálbez, J., and Castresana, J. (2013). Phylogeography and postglacial expansion of the endangered semi-aquatic mammal Galemys pyrenaicus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 115.

Igea, J., Juste, J., and Castresana, J. (2010). Novel intron markers to study the phylogeny of closely related mammalian species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10, 369. 


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