Vieites David

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We are integrative biologists working at the intersections between evolutionary biology, systematics and taxonomy, biogeography, genomics of speciation and adaptation, global change and conservation biology. We are particularly interested in describing the biodiversity, biogeographic history and relationships of the vertebrate fauna of Madagascar, where we are initiating a project on the evolution and the genomic bases of alkaloid defense in poison frogs. We are also interested in the effects of past and current climate changes in the diversification and fate of different groups of vertebrates and their conservation implications. We mainly work with amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

Publicaciones relevantes

  • Ponti R., Arcones A., Ferrer X, Vieites D. R. (2020). Seasonal climatic niches diverge in migratory birds. Ibis
  • Santos-Santos, J. H., Guinovart-Castán, M., Vieites, D. R. (2020). Descriptive skeletal anatomy of Blommersia transmarina (Amphibia: Anura: Mantellidae) from the Comoro Islands. Contributions to Zoology
  • Herrando-Pérez, S., Bradshaw, C. J., Lewandowsky, S., & Vieites, D. R. (2019). Statistical Language Backs Conservatism in Climate-Change Assessments. BioScience, 69(3), 209-219.
  • Brown, J. L., Sillero, N., Glaw, F., Bora, P., Vieites, D. R., & Vences, M. (2016). Spatial biodiversity patterns of Madagascar's amphibians and reptiles. PLoS One, 11(1), e0144076.
  • Crottini, A., Madsen, O., Poux, C., Strauß, A., Vieites, D. R., & Vences, M. (2012). Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar. PNAS 109(14), 5358-5363
  • Vieites, D. R., Román, S. N., Wake, M. H., & Wake, D. B. (2011). A multigenic perspective on phylogenetic relationships in the largest family of salamanders, the Plethodontidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 59(3), 623-635.
  • Vieites, D. R., Nieto-Román, S., & Wake, D. B. (2009). Reconstruction of the climate envelopes of salamanders and their evolution through time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 19715-19722.
  • Vieites, D. R., Wollenberg, K. C., Andreone, F., Köhler, J., Glaw, F., & Vences, M. (2009). Vast underestimation of Madagascar's biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(20), 8267-8
  • Kremen C, Cameron A, Moilanen A, Phillips S, Beentje H, Dransfeld J, Fisher BL, Glaw F, Hijmans R, Lees D, Louis E, Raxworthy C, Schatz G, Vences M, Vieites DR, et al (2008). Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar Science 320: 222-22
  • Vieites, D. R., Min, M. S., & Wake, D. B. (2007). Rapid diversification and dispersal during periods of global warming by plethodontid salamanders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(50), 19903-19907.
  • Min, M. S., Yang, S. Y., Bonett, R. M., Vieites, D. R., Brandon, R. A., & Wake, D. B. (2005). Discovery of the first Asian plethodontid salamander. Nature, 435(7038), 87.
  • Vieites, D. R., Nieto-Román, S., Barluenga, M., Palanca, A., Vences, M., & Meyer, A. (2004). Post-mating clutch piracy in an amphibian. Nature, 431(7006), 305.