Andrea Sánchez Meseguer

Investigadora postdoctoral
Especialidad: Macroevolution and biogeography of plants
Perfil profesional

The main motivation behind my research is to understand patterns and drivers of biotic assemblage at long temporal and broad spatial scales, with special emphasis on the role of ancient climate as an agent shaping diversity. To this end, I combine probabilistic approaches, fossils and molecular tools to reconstruct the evolutionary history of organisms at macroevolutionary scales.

I am also interested in the fossil record and its integration with current evidence to provide more realistic scenarios of the past. I am currently leading two research projects to tackle the origin of the extraordinary Neotropical diversity (NEODIV project), and the demise of an ancient tropical biome, the boreotropical forest, in the Northern Hemisphere (BOREOTROP project). In both projects using new biogeographic and diversification tools, and a multi-taxon perspective.

2020Meseguer, A.S., Antoine, P.O., Fouquet, A., Delsuc, F., Condamine, F.L. (2020). The role of the Neotropics as a source of world tetrapod biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29(9):1565-1578. DOI
2020Meseguer A.S., Condamine F.L. (2020). Ancient tropical extinctions at high latitudes contributed to the latitudinal diversity gradient. Evolution 74(9);1966-1987. DOI
2019Pérez-Escobar, O.A., Lucas, E., Jaramillo, C., Monro, A., Morris, S.K., Bogarín, D., Greer, D., Dodsworth, S., Aguilar-Cano, J., Sanchez Meseguer, A., Antonelli, A. (2019). The Origin and Diversification of the Hyperdiverse Flora in the Chocó Biogeographic Region. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1328. Open Access
2018Meseguer, A.S., Lobo, J.M., Cornuault, J., Beerling, D., Ruhfel, B.R., Davis, C.C., Jousselin, E., Sanmartín, I. (2018). Reconstructing deep-time palaeoclimate legacies in the clusioid Malpighiales unveils their role in the evolution and extinction of the boreotropical flora. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27(5):616-628. DOI
2016Sanmartín I., Meseguer A.S. (2016). Extinction in phylogenetics and biogeography: From timetrees to patterns of biotic assemblage. Frontiers in Genetics 7(MAR):35. Open Access
2015Meseguer, A.S., Lobo, J.M., Ree, R., Beerling, D.J., Sanmartín, I. (2015). Integrating fossils, phylogenies, and niche models into biogeography to reveal ancient evolutionary history: The case of Hypericum (Hypericaceae). Systematic Biology 64(2):215-232. Open Access
2015Pokorny, L., Riina, R., Mairal, M., Meseguer, A.S., Culshaw, V., Cendoya, J., Serrano, M., Carbajal, R., Ortiz, S., Heuertz, M., Sanmartín, I. (2015). Living on the edge: Timing of Rand Flora disjunctions congruent with ongoing aridification in Africa. Frontiers in Genetics 6(MAY):154. Open Access
2014Hilpold, A., Vilatersana, R., Susanna, A., Meseguer, A.S., Borsic, I., Constantinidis, T., Filigheddu, R., Romaschenko, K., Suárez-Santiago, V.N., Tugay, O., Uysal, T., Pfeil, B.E., Garcia-Jacas, N. (2014). Phylogeny of the Centaurea group (Centaurea, Compositae) - Geography is a better predictor than morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 77(1):195-215. DOI
2014Meseguer, A.S., Sanmartín, I., Marcussen, T., Pfeil, B.E. (2014). Utility of low-copy nuclear markers in phylogenetic reconstruction of Hypericum L. (Hypericaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 300(6):1503-1514. DOI
2013Meseguer, A.S., Aldasoro, J.J., Sanmartín, I. (2013). Bayesian inference of phylogeny, morphology and range evolution reveals a complex evolutionary history in St. John's wort (Hypericum). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67:379-403. DOI
2012Meseguer, A.S., Sanmartín, I. (2012). Paleobiology of the genus Hypericum (Hypericaceae): A survey of the fossil record and its palaeogeographic implications. Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 69:97-106. Open Access
2011Hoorn, C., Wesselingh, F.P., Ter Steege, H., Bermudez, M.A., Mora, A., Sevink, J., Sanmartín, I., Sanchez-Meseguer, A., Anderson, C.L., Figueiredo, J.P., Jaramillo, C., Riff, D., Negri, F.R., Hooghiemstra, H., Lundberg, J., Stadler, T., Särkinen, T., Antonelli, A. (2011). In our review, we link the outstanding. SCIENCE 331:399-400. DOI
2010Hoorn, C., Wesselingh, F.P., Ter Steege, H., Bermudez, M.A., Mora, A., Sevink, J., Sanmartín, I., Sanchez-Meseguer, A., Anderson, C.L., Figueiredo, J.P., Jaramillo, C., Riff, D., Negri, F.R., Hooghiemstra, H., Lundberg, J., Stadler, T., Särkinen, T., Antonelli, A (2010). Amazonia through time: Andean uplift, climate change, landscape evolution, and biodiversity. Science 330:927-931. DOI
2022Pérez-Escobar, O.A., Zizka, A., Bermúdez, M.A., Meseguer, A.S., Condamine, F.L., Hoorn, C., Hooghiemstra, H., Pu, Y., Bogarín, D., Boschman, L.M., Pennington, R.T., Antonelli, A., Chomicki, G. (2022). The Andes through time: evolution and distribution of Andean floras. Trends in Plant Science 27(4):364-378. DOI
2022Meseguer, A.S., Carrillo, R., Graham, S.W., Sanmartín, I. (2022). Macroevolutionary dynamics in the transition of angiosperms to aquatic environments. New Phytologist 235(1):344-355. DOI
2019Arnal, P., Coeur d'acier, A., Favret, C., Godefroid, M., Qiao, G., Jousselin, E., Meseguer, A.S. (2022). The evolution of climate tolerance in conifer‐feeding aphids in relation to their host's climatic niche. Ecology and evolution 9(20):11657-11671. Open Access
2019Godefroid, M., Meseguer, A.S., Sauné, L., Genson, G., Streito, J-C., Rossi, J-P., Zaldívar Riverón, A., Mayer, F., Cruaud, A., Rasplus, J-Y. (2019). Restriction-site associated DNA markers provide new insights into the evolutionary history of the bark beetle genus Dendroctonus. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 139:1065281. Open Access
2019Schubert, M., Marcussen, T., Meseguer, A.S., Fjellheim, S. (2019). The grass subfamily Pooideae: Cretaceous–Palaeocene origin and climate‐driven Cenozoic diversification. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28(8):1168-1182. Open Access
2019Blanquart, S., Borowiec, A-S., Delcourt, P., Figeac, M., Emerling, C.A., Meseguer, A.S., Roudbaraki, M., Prevarskaya, N., Bidaux, G. (2019). Evolution of the human cold/menthol receptor, TRPM8. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 136:104-118. DOI
2018Zaldívar-Riverón, A., Belokobylskij, S.A., Meza-Lázaro, R., Pedraza-Lara, C., García-París, M., Meseguer, A.S. (2018). Species delimitation, global phylogeny and historical biogeography of the parasitoid wasp genus Spathius (Braconidae: Doryctinae) reveal multiple Oligocene–Miocene intercontinental dispersal events. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 182(4): 23-734. DOI
2015Meseguer, A.S., Coeur d'acier, A., Genson, G., Jousselin, E. (2015). Unravelling the historical biogeography and diversification dynamics of a highly diverse conifer-feeding aphid genus. Journal of Biogeography 42(8):1482-1492. Open Access
2017Marcusen, T., Meseguer, A.S. (2017). Species-level phylogeny, fruit evolution and diversification history of Geranium (Geraniaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 110:134-149. DOI
2009Kranioti, E., Bastir, M., Meseguer, A.S., Rosas, A. (2009). The application of geometric-morphometrics in sex identification of the humerus for forensic purposes. Forensic Science Internacional 189(1-3):111.e1-111.e8. DOI
2008Meseguer, A.S., Manzano, P. (2008). Sobre la presencia de Vicia dasycarpa Ten. en el centro peninsular. Lagascalia 28:438-439. Open Access
2012Rosas, A., Estalrrich, A., García-Tabernero, A., Bastir, M., García-Vargas, S., Meseguer, A.S., Huguet, R., Lalueza-Fox, C., Peña-Melián, A., Kranioti, E.F., Santamaría, D., delaRasilla, M., Fortea, J. (2012). Les Néandertaliens d’El Sidrón (Asturies, Espagne). Actualisation d’un nouvel échantillon. L'Anthropologie 116(1): 57-76. DOI
2017Williams, P.H., Lobo, J.M., Meseguer, A.S. (2017). Bumblebees take the high road: climatically integrative biogeography shows that escape from Tibet, not Tibetan uplift, is associated with divergences of present-day Mendacibombus. Ecography 41(3):461-477. Open Access
2017Meseguer, A.S., Manzano-Marín, A., Coeur d'Acier, A., Clamens, A.L., Godefroid, M., Jousselin, E. (2017). Buchnera has changed flatmate but the repeated replacement of co-obligate symbionts is not associated with the ecological expansions of their aphid hosts. Molecular Ecology 26(8):2363-2378. Open Access
2017Chen, Y-S., Meseguer, A.S., Godefroid, M., Zhou, Z., Zhang, J-W., Deng, T., Kim, J-H., Nie, Z-L., Liu, Y-S., Sun, H. (2017). Out-of-Indian dispersal of Paliurus (Rhamnaceae) indicated by combined molecular phylogenetic and fossil evidence. Taxon 66:78-90. Open Access
2017Kergoat, G.J., Meseguer, A.S., Jousselin, E. (2017). Evolution of Plant-Insect Interactions: Insights from Macroevolutionary Approaches in Plants and Herbivorous Insects. Advances in Botanical Research series 81:25-54. DOI
2016Jousselin, E., Clamens, A-L., Galan, M., Bernard, M., Maman, S., Gschloessl, B., Duport, G., Meseguer, A.S., Calevro, F., Coeur d'acier, A. (2016). An assessment of 16S rRNA amplicon Illumina sequencing procedure to study the microbiome of a symbiont-rich aphid genus. Molecular Ecology Resources 16(3): 628-640. Open Access
2011Hoorn, C., Wesselingh, F.P., Ter Steege, H., Bermudez, M.A., Mora, A., Sevink, J., Sanmartín, I., Meseguer, A.S., Anderson, C.L., Figueiredo, J.P., Jaramillo, C., Riff, D., Negri, F.R., Hooghiemstra, H., Lundberg, J., Stadler, F., Särkinen, T., Antonelli, A. (2011). Origins of Biodiversity-Response. Science 331:399-400. Open Access
2010Fortea, J., de la Rasilla, M., Santamaría, D., Martínez, L., Duarte, E., Fernández de la Vega, J., Martínez, E., Cañaveras, J.C., Sánchez-Moral, S., Cuezva, S., Lario, J., Rosas, A., Martínez-Maza, C., García-Tabernero, A., Bastir, M., Huguet, R., Estalrrich, A., García-Vargas, S., Meseguer, A.S., León, S., Lalueza-Fox, C., de Torres, T., Ortiz, J.E., Julià, R., Grün, R., Valladas, H., Mercier, N., Tisnèrat-Laborde, N., Soler, V., Silva, P.G., Carrasco, P., Ayarza, P., Álvarez, F., Santos, G., Altuna, J., Badal, E., Alonso, J. (2010). La cueva de El Sidrón, Boriñes (Piloña). Campañas de excavación 2003–2006. In: Excavaciones arqueológicas en Asturias 2003-2006, vol. 6. Trabe (Eds.), Oviedo, pp. 367-384.
2022Meseguer, A.S., Michel, A., Fabre, P.-H., Pérez-Escobar, O.A., Chomicki, G., Riina, R., Antonelli, A., Antoine, P.-O., Delsuc, F., Condamine, F.L. (2022). Diversification dynamics in the Neotropics through time, clades and biogeographic regions. eLife 11:e74503. Open Access

ODDMANOUT. Tackling the Old Riddle of the Low Plant Diversity in Tropical Africa. Project website
2020-2024. Miinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación. PI: Isabel Sanmartín. Co-PI: Ricarda Riina.

Neotropical diversification in space and time
2021-2024. (NEODIV 2021-2024; PID2020-120145GA-I00) funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by the European Union. Principal Investigator: AS Meseguer

How can the reconstruction of an ancient lost biome inform us about the current threats of biodiversity?
2020- 2024 (BOREOTROP 2020-2024; Atraccion de Talento-2019-T1/AMB-12648) funded by the Comunidad de Madrid and CSIC. Principal Investigator: AS Meseguer

Juan de la Cierva Incorporación IJCI-2017-32301
2019-2021 (interrupted on 2020), funded funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Principal Investigator: AS Meseguer & I. Sanmartín

Drivers of Neotropical diversification using an integrative macroevolutionary approach
2016–2018. Funded by Agence National de la Recherche, Labex CEBA. Principal Investigator: F Delsuc, F Condamine.

Integrating cophylogenies, area shifts and paleomaps for inferring history of associations under climate change
2011–2013. Funded by Agence National de la Recherche. Principal Investigator: E Jousselin.

Evolutionary history of the endosymbiotic bacterial genomes of conifer-feeding aphids
2013–2015. Funded by Agence National de la Recherche. Principal Investigator: E Jousselin.

The assembly of the African Flora from lineages to populations: effect of climate-related extinction and species ecology
2013–2015. Funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Principal Investigator: I Sanmartín

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