Adolfo Jara Muñoz

Research Project

I am studying the diversification of the Begonia sections Semibegoniella and Casparya in the northern Andes using phylogeographic and phylogenetic reconstruction with molecular data. In particular I am investigating the role of the uplift of the Andes, the closure of the Isthmus of Panama and Pleistocene climatic variations on diversification. I will also produce a taxonomic account of these two sections.

Host Institute

I am based at the University of the Andes and my principal supervisor is Professor Santiago Madriñán.

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