Development of methods for the study of biodiversity based on modeling biogeographic patterns

  1. Martín Devasa, Ramiro María
Dirixida por:
  1. Andrés Baselga Fraga Director
  2. Carola Gómez Rodríguez Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 21 de xullo de 2023

  1. Pedro Abellán Ródenas Presidente/a
  2. Javier Iglesias Piñeiro Secretario
  3. María Alonso Pena Vogal
  1. Departamento de Zooloxía, Xenética e Antropoloxía Física

Tipo: Tese


Understanding the factors affecting the spatial structure of biodiversity at various levels of biological organization is one of the main goals for ecologist. This thesis aims to develop new methodologies to study the mechanisms driving the spatial distribution of biological diversity as inferred from biogeographical and macroecological patterns. It explores the usefulness of a sigmoidal function to fit the distance-decay pattern and how its shape change with the species distribution size, a test statistic for parameters comparison, the application of these methods to study current large-scale diversity pattern of European spiders and the extension of these methods to study the genetic-spatial distance relationship, using endemic species of Iberian leaf beetles as case-study.