Dissemination

Here are some of the presentations and talks I’ve given during the last few years.

All the pictures were taken by me, Simon Uribe-Convers, or as stated otherwise. Don’t hesitate in contacting me if you want the original picture files but please ask first. Some of these talk can also be found in FigShare by clicking here.

 

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I gave this talk at Botany2014 in Boise, Idaho, USA. Using microfluidic PCR and high-throughput sequencing technology, we analyzed the evolutionary relationships of the Andean plant genus Neobartsia. I showed how important it is to include multiple independent loci when trying to infer a species tree for closely related species. I also described the problems I encountered and the possible solutions to our #nextgenerationproblems. copy of the talk here.
July 2014

 

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A targeted subgenomic approach for phylogenomics based on microfluidic PCR and high throughput sequencing

I gave this talk at Botany2014 in Boise, Idaho, USA. I described a new method for generating large amounts of genomic data using microfluidic PCR and high-throughput sequencing. We also have a new way to process the raw information and are able to recover not only 50,000 base pairs for ~500 samples but also the alleles for each individual sample. Get a copy of the talk here.
July 2014

 

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Chloroplast phylogenomics in Bartsia (Orobanchaceae) a subgenomic approach using microfluidic PCR

I gave this talk at Botany 2013 where I presented the new subgenomic approach that we are taking that uses microfluidic PCR and next-generation sequencing. Our dataset contained ~25kb of data for 176 samples (44 spp.) of Bellardia. Get a copy of the talk here
July 2013

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Got Genome? A long PCR based method for chloroplast genome enrichment and phylogenomics in angiosperms

I also gave this talk at Botany 2013 where I showed our alternative method for amplifying complete chloroplast genomes using long PCR. Get a copy of the talk here
July 2013

 

My work was featured on the BEACON blog!
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BEACON: Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, just posted an entry on their blog that I wrote about my work on the páramos and Bartsia! Read all about it here: http://beacon-center.org/blog/2013/07/15/beacon-researchers-at-work-the-paramos-understanding-a-hyperdiverse-ecosystem-one-genus-at-a-time/
June 2013

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Gene tree – Species tree Incongruences

Tank Lab meeting in which I explained the possible problems with having incongruences between gene trees and the species tree, and how we can address them. Get a copy of the talk here
March 2012

 

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Páramo: a South American Alpine Ecosystem

This was a talk I gave in the ‘Global Rangeland Seminar’ at the University of Idaho. Get a copy of the talk here
November 2011

 

 

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Using Phylogenies to understand Biodiversity

I gave this talk for the University of Idaho Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. Get a copy of the talk here
February 2011

 

Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM) Protocol using Maxent, ArcMap, and RLarix_lyallii_model

This was work done with Matthew Aghai for the class ‘Conservation Genetics’ at the University of Idaho, co-thought by Dr. David Tank and Dr. Lisette Waits. Get a copy of the talk here
October 2010

 

Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Bartsia L. (Orobanchaceae):SUC 10-44_No.0245 a mostly South American genus wrapped in a European Clade

My first talk at a professional meeting, Botany 2010 (Providence, RI)! Awesome!
I presented the polyphyly of Bartsia, as well as diversification times, biogeography, and diversification rates. Get a copy of the talk here
July 2010

 

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What has happened to Scrophulariaceae? From one to many…

This is a guest lecture I gave in the Systematic Botany course at the University of Idaho. Get a copy of the talk here
April 2010