September 15th 2020: Jordi Salmona joined PANGO-GO.
My research articulates through the study of genetic data from (i) natural and (ii) experimental systems, to tackle the effects of (iii) climate, (iv) habitat-loss and fragmentation, and (v) landscape components, whether they are (vi) human-driven or (vii) from natural origin. At low temporal and spatial scales, using experimental and/or wild populations data (Common lizards, Malagasy olives, Lemurs, Monk seals), I have assessed the effects of climate change, habitat loss/expansion, and fragmentation and attempted disentangling their relative confounded effects. At larger scales, I have taken advantage of exceptional natural laboratories to study the evolutionary mechanisms that drove large radiations such as nocturnal cryptic lemurs in Madagascar (Lepilemur and Microcebus). I recently started a post-doctorate position as part of the ANR PANGO-GO, where I am applying genomic approaches to trace the pangolin trade in Africa.