Generation of paired genomic and metagenomic data of vertebrates around the world
Animal-Microbiota Interactions in the Alberdi Group
The focus of the Alberdi Group is to study the interactions between domestic and wild animals and the microorganisms associated with them using multi'omic methods. Their research is particularly focused on how such interactions shape ecological and evolutionary processes in vertebrates.
Our main interest is to understand how animal-microbiota interactions affect a range of ecological and evolutionary processes, as well as exploring how this knowledge can be implemented for applied purposes in agri-sciences, biomedicine and biotechnology.
Alberdi et al. 2020. DNA metabarcoding and spatial modelling link diet diversification with distribution homogeneity in European bats. Nature Communications 11: 1154.
We showed that the dietary niche breadth of bats is related with the spatial homogeneity of their distribution.
Razgour et al. 2019. Considering intraspecific climatic adaptations reduces species range loss projections. PNAS 116(21): 10418-10423.
We showed that animals' distribution range shift predictions change if local adaptations of populations are taken into account in the modelling approaches.
Alberdi et al. 2018. Scrutinizing key steps for reliable metabarcoding of environmental samples. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 134-147.
We identified key aspects to generate reliable metabarcoding data from complex environmental samples.
- European Commission H2020