Irene Villa Machío

Investigadora postdoctoral
Perfil profesional

I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in evolutionary patterns and processes that contribute to plant biodiversity. My research addresses questions related to evolutionary biology using genomic approaches (GBS, RADseq, HybSeq). I conduct multidisciplinary research involving phylogenomics, phylogeography and population genetics studies, as well as demographic and distribution modelling of species, including ecological niche of species.

2023Nieto Feliner, G., Criado Ruiz, D., Álvarez, I., Villa-Machío, I. (2023). The puzzle of plant hybridisation: a high propensity to hybridise but few hybrid zones reported. Heredity 131:307-315. Open Access
2024Villa-Machío, I., Heuertz, M., Álvarez, I., Nieto Feliner, G. (2024). Demography-driven and adaptive introgression in a hybrid zone of the Armeria syngameon. Molecular Ecology [in press]. Open Access
2022Otero, A., Vargas, P., Fernández-Mazuecos, M., Jiménez-Mejías, P., Valcárcel, V., Villa-Machío, I., Hipp, A.L. (2022). A snapshot of progenitor-derivative speciation in Iberodes(Boraginaceae). Molecular Ecology 33(11):3192-3209. Open Access
2022Villa-Machío, I., Zamora, J.C., Sandoval-Sierra, J.V., Blanco-Pastor, J.L., Fernández-Mazuecos, M., Jiménez-Mejías, P. (2022). Insect pollination in temperate sedges? A case study in Rhynchospora alba (Cyperaceae). Plant Biosystems 156(1):196-202. Open Access
2020Villa-Machío, I., Fernández de Castro, A.G., Fuertes-Aguilar, J., Nieto Feliner, G. (2020). Colonization history of the Canary Islands endemic Lavatera acerifolia, (Malvaceae) unveiled with genotyping-by-sequencing data and niche modelling. Journal of Biogeography 47(4):993-1005. DOI
2018Villa-Machío, I., Fernández de Castro, A.G., Fuertes-Aguilar, J., Nieto Feliner, G. (2018). Out of North Africa by different routes: phylogeography and species distribution model of the western Mediterranean Lavatera maritima (Malvaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 187(3):441-455. DOI
2017Fuertes Aguilar, J., Villa-Machío, I. (2017). Claves moleculares de la biodiversidad vegetal. Revista de la Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular 193:15-18. Open Access
2017Nieto Feliner G., Álvarez I., Fuertes-Aguilar J., Heuertz M., Marques I., Moharrek F., Piñeiro R., Riina R., Rosselló J.A., Soltis P.S., Villa-Machío I. (2017). Is homoploid hybrid speciation that rare? An empiricist's view. Heredity 118:513-516. DOI
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