Avian Genetics and Molecular Evolution Lab

Laboratório de Genética e Evolução Molecular de Aves - LGEMA

 We are interested in the reconstruction of evolutionary history and conservation genetics of birds. We try to infer the processes involved in the diversification patterns that we describe and we assess the genetic variability of endangered species to help plan conservation actions.  



      Tangara cyanocephala                 Glaucidium brasilianum                  Forpus xanthopterygius

                                                                                                                                                                    (Photos by Gregory Thom)