Laboratory of Evolutionary and Conservation Ecology

We are at the EUET Forestal of Vigo University (Spain). The head of the laboratory is Adolfo Cordero Rivera.

We are currently working on sexual selection, using odonates as model organisms. Other topics of interest are the evolution of female colour polymorphism, pest ecology and conservation biology. We are currently involved in several projects that use odonates as model organisms, and teach Ecology and Conservation Biology for Forestry Engineering students.

ONGOING and recently finished, but still active:
  • Project title: “Sexual selection and the evolution of mating strategies in odonates (ODOEVO)“. Funding: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, CGL2008-02799. 2009-2011. Amount: 149.677 €. Principal investigator: Adolfo Cordero Rivera.
  • Project title: “Mimetic coloration in the Damselfly family Polythoridae (Odonata: Zygoptera): anti-predator strategies in a novel taxonomic group”. Funding: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, PCI2006-A7-0639. 2007-2008. Amount: 15.590 €. PI: Christopher D. Beatty.
  • Project title: “Ecological integration and impacts of eucalypt plantations“. Funding: Xunta de Galicia (08MRU024371PR). 2008-2011. Amount: 94.072,30 €. PI: María Calviño Cancela.
  • Project title: “Teledetection of invasive species with image spectrography T(EI)2“.

Our address:

Grupo de Ecoloxía Evolutiva e da Conservación, Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal. Universidade de Vigo, EUET Forestal, Campus Universitario, 36005 Pontevedra, Galiza, Spain.
Adolfo Cordero Rivera, head of Laboratory.