Jose Barba-Montoya

I am an evolutionary biologist studying patterns of molecular evolution and diversification of plants and animals. My research combines phylogenetics/phylogenomics with systematics and ecology and applies evolutionary frameworks to infer species divergence times and molecular evolutionary rates for establishing a timescale for the tree of life. This timescale is necessary to understand how species evolve — a major question in biology. Another part of my research is focused on developing and evaluating methods for molecular clock dating and phylogenomics. Analysis of large-scale genomic data for evaluation of evolutionary hypotheses is also a part of my research. Read more about me...