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Dr Maria Capa Corrales

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Dr Maria Capa Corrales
Chapter 6 ( Ramón y Cajal contract researcher )

    Dr Maria Capa Corrales

    personal.uib.eu/maria.capa

    Curriculum

    Brief CV

    My main line of research is the documentation of biodiversity in the oceans from an evolutionary perspective. I am interested in discovering forms and ways of life of current marine invertebrates (with a special predilection for annelids) and understanding the origins and processes responsible of shaping current diversity and distributions.

    I work in systematics, taxonomy and phylogeography of marine invertebrates using an integrative approach and a variety of data sources, theoretical frameworks and analytical methodologies. I try to reconstruct the historical processes that could be responsible for the contemporary geographical distributions of individuals (phylogeography) or the recognition of the boundaries between species (as entities of independent evolution). These methodologies can be applied to conservation and biosecurity, by allowing the detection of invasive or translocated species.

    In addition, I am also interested in the functional morphology and evolution of certain organs, such as chemoreceptors and eyes (or photoreceptors). For this I use microscopy and gene expression techniques.

    1997: Degree in Biological Sciences (Environmental Biology), Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM).

    2004: PhD in Biology, UAM.

    2004-2005: Lecturer, Department of Biology, UAM.

    2005-2007: Postdoc, Australian Museum, Sydney (MEC / Fulbright)

    2008-2011: Postdoc, Australian Museum (Australian Biological Resources Studies).

    2012-2015: Postdoc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU University Museum), Trondheim.

    2015-2017: Researcher at NTNU and Coordinator of the Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio).

    2018- Ramón y Cajal Fellow, Biology Department, University of the Balearic Islands.

    Teaching

    Office Hours

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    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2020-21

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    20107 - Basic Laboratory Operations
    11227 - Advanced Genetic Techniques
    11224 - Biomedical Research Seminars
    11671 - Marine Bioindicators
    11677 - Practical Placements

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11224 - Biomedical Research Seminars
    11227 - Advanced Genetic Techniques
    11671 - Marine Bioindicators
    • Master's Degree in Marine Ecology2019-20
    11677 - Practical Placements
    • Master's Degree in Marine Ecology2019-20
    20107 - Basic Laboratory Operations
    20108 - Basic Field Operations

    Research

    Research groups

    Group Membership type
    Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution (Bio6Evo) Collaborator
    Marine Ecology and Systematics (MarES) Member
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