Tamara Villaverde
  • Speciality:

    Systematics, evolution and biogeography of flowering plants; disjunct distributions

  • Geographical region:Worldwide
  • Line of research: Plant evolutionary biology
  • Professional profile

    I am interested in systematics, evolution and biogeography of flowering plants. I have been mainly focused on the sedge family (Cyperaceae) and recently in other species-rich plant lineages (e.g. Euphorbiaecae). Jointly, my research is focused on disjunct distributions and I use genomic approaches (RADseq, HybSeq) to address questions about evolutionary biology.

    Proyectos en curso:

    La euforbia y el tartaguero: hacia un enfoque genómico en biología de la conservación comparando especies amenazadas e invasoras. Fundación BBVA / BBVA Foundation. Principal investigator: Isabel Sanmartín.


    Desarrollo y aplicación de herramientas de secuenciación masiva de inferencia bayesiana para inferir la huella filogenética de la extinción a diferentes escalas evolutivas (BAYESNEXT, CGL2015-67849-P). MINECO. Principal investigator: Isabel Sanmartín.

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    Selected Publications
  • Riina, R., Villaverde, T., Rincón-Barrado, M., Molero, J., Sanmartín, I. 2021. More than one sweet tabaiba: Disentangling the systematics of the succulent dendroid shrub Euphorbia balsamifera. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 59(3):490-503. 

  • Rincón-Barrado, M.; Olsson, S.; Villaverde, T.; Moncalvillo, B.; Pokorny, L.; Forrest, A.; Riina, R.; Sanmartín, I. 2021. Ecological and geological processes impacting speciation modes drive the formation of wide-range disjunctions within tribe Putorieae (Rubiaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution [in press]. 

  • Larridon, I.; Villaverde, T.; Zuntini, A.R.; Pokorny, L.; Brewer, G.E.; Epitawalage, N.; Fairlie, I.; Hahn, M.; Kim, J.; Maguilla, E.; Maurin, O.; Xanthos, M.; Hipp, A.L.; Forest, F.; Baker, W.J. 2020. Tackling Rapid Radiations With Targeted Sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:art.1655. 

  • Villaverde, T.; Jiménez-Mejías, P.; Luceño, M.; Waterway, M.J.; Kim, S.; Lee, B.; Rincón-Barrado, M.; Hahn, M.; Maguilla, E.; Roalson, E.H.; Hipp, A.L.; Wilson, K.L.; Larridon, I.; Gebauer, S.; Hoffmann, M.H.; Simpson, D.A.; Naczi, R.F.C.; Reznicek, A.A.; Ford, B.A.; Starr, J.R.; Park, J.; Escudero, M.; Martín-Bravo, S. 2020. A new classification of Carex (Cyperaceae) subgenera supported by a HybSeq backbone phylogenetic tree. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(2):141-163. 

  • Martín-Bravo, S.; Jiménez-Mejías, P.; Villaverde, T.; Escudero, M.; Hahn, M.; Spalink, D.; Roalson, E.H.; Hipp, A.L.; Benítez-Benítez, C.; Bruederle, P.L.; Fitzek, E.; Ford, A.B.; Ford, A.K.; Garner, M.; Gebauer, S.; Hoffmann H.M.; Jin, X.-F.; Larridon, I.; Léveillé-Bourret, É.; Lu, Y.-F.; Luceño, M.; Maguilla, E.; Márquez-Corro, J.I.; Míguez, M.; Naczi, R.; Reznicek, A.A.; Starr, R.J.; the Global Carex Group 2019. A tale of worldwide success: Behind the scenes of Carex (Cyperaceae) biogeography and diversification. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 57(6):695-718. 

  • Villaverde, T.; Pokorny, L.; Olsson, S.; Rincón-Barrado, M.; Johnson, M.G.; Gardner, E.M.; Wickett, N.J.; Molero, J.; Riina, R.; Sanmartín, I. 2018. Bridging the micro- and macroevolutionary levels in phylogenomics: Hyb-Seq solves relationships from populations to species and above. New Phytologist 220:636-650. 

  • Márquez-Corro, J.I.; Escudero, M.; Martín-Bravo, S.; Villaverde, T.; Luceño, M. 2017. Long-distance dispersal explains the bipolar disjunction in Carex macloviana. American Journal of Botany 104(5):663-673.

    https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.170001 2
  • Márquez-Corro, J.I.; Maguilla, E.; Villaverde, T.; Martín-Bravo, S.; Luceño, M. 2017. Two new species in Carex sect. Schoenoxiphium (Cyperaceae) from Southern Africa. Phytotaxa 303(1):34-46.

    https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa .303.1.2
  • Simpson, M.G.; Johnson, L.A.; Villaverde, T.; Guilliams, C.M. 2017. American amphitropical disjuncts: Perspectives from vascular plant analyses and prospects for future research. American Journal of Botany. 104(11):1660-1650.

  • Villaverde, T.; Escudero, M.; Martín-Bravo, S.; Jiménez-Mejías, P.; Sanmartín, I.; Vargas, P.; Luceño, M. 2017. Bipolar distributions in vascular plants: A review. American Journal of Botany. 104(11):1680-1694.

  • Villaverde, T.; González-Moreno, P.; Rodríguez-Sánchez, F.; Escudero, M. 2017. Niche shifts after long-distance dispersal events in bipolar sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae). American Journal of Botany. 104(11):1765-1774.

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