Perfil (CV) del personal docente investigador

Catalán Rodríguez, María Pilar
Departamento: Departamento de Ciencias Agrarias y del Medio Natural
Área: Botánica
Centro: Escuela Politécnica Superior

Grupo: A01_23R: BIOFLORA

Códigos UNESCO
  • Taxonomía vegetal
  • Otras

Tramos de investigación
  • CNEAI research evaluation. 01/01/21
  • CNEAI research evaluation. 01/01/15
  • CNEAI research evaluation. 01/01/09
  • CNEAI research evaluation. 01/01/03
Categoría profesional: Cated. Universidad
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ORCID: 0000-0001-7793-5259

Líneas de investigación
  • Filogenia
  • Genómica
  • Biología evolutiva
  • Botánica sistemática
  • Biodiversidad

Titulaciones universitarias
  • Licenciatura en Biología. Universidad de Navarra. 1980

  • Doctor en Biología. Universidad del País Vasco. 1987

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My research focuses on plant evolutionary biology, speciation, hybridization, polyploidization, ecological adaptation, landscape genetics and comparative genomics of monocots, especially temperate grasses (Pooideae, Brachypodium, Loliinae). My lab has implemented new approaches in analysis of genomic inheritance in plant polyploids. I was one of the coauthors proposing Brachypodium distachyon as model plant for monocots and grasses in the early 90’s. Since then, I have conducted phylogenetic, genetic and phenotypic analysis within the B. distachyon complex, describing the three currently accepted annual species (B. distachyon, B. stacei, B. hybridum), and of the whole genus, providing the first genus-wide phylogenetic framework for the 20 annual and perennial species of Brachypodium. I have performed the comparative genomics and phylogenomic analysis of the sequenced Brachypodium species and the genealogical analysis of the B. distachyon pangenome. I have being investigating the phylogeny of Pooideae and the evolution and systematics of Loliinae since 1997. Coworkers of my lab and I have reconstructed the largest and most updated molecular phylogenies of Loliinae (Festuca and close allied genera) to date. I am currently Professor in Botany at the Universities of Zaragoza (Spain) and have been invited Professor in Botany at Tomsk State University (Russia) from 2014 to 2021. I was awarded corresponding member of the Botanical Society of America.

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