Hernan Eduardo Morales Villegas

Hernan Eduardo Morales Villegas

Postdoc

I'm an evolutionary biologist passionate about conservation and speciation. I led a MSCA project on uncovering the genomic consequences of population collapse. We are extending this into a larger ERC project to unravel the evolutionary dynamics of genomic erosion and develop tools for biodiversity conservation.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Genetic load: genomic estimates and applications in non-model animals

    Bertorelle, G., Raffini, F., Bosse, M., Bortoluzzi, C., Iannucci, A., Trucchi, E., Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo & van Oosterhout, C., 8 Feb 2022, In: Nature Reviews Genetics. p. 492–503 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  2. Genomic architecture of parallel ecological divergence: Beyond a single environmental contrast

    Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo, Faria, R., Johannesson, K., Larsson, T., Panova, M., Westram, A. M. & Butlin, R. K., 2019, In: Science Advances.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Population genomics of the critically endangered kākāpō

    Dussex, N., van der Valk, T., Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo, Wheat, C. W., Díez-del-Molino, D., von Seth, J., Foster, Y., Kutschera, V. E., Guschanski, K., Rhie, A., Phillippy, A. M., Korlach, J., Howe, K., Chow, W., Pelan, S., Mendes Damas, J. D., Lewin, H. A., Hastie, A. R., Formenti, G., Fedrigo, O., Guhlin, J., Harrop, T. W. R., Le Lec, M. F., Dearden, P. K., Haggerty, L., Martin, F. J., Kodali, V., Thibaud-Nissen, F., Iorns, D., Knapp, M., Gemmell, N. J., Robertson, F., Moorhouse, R., Digby, A., Eason, D., Vercoe, D., Howard, J., Jarvis, E. D., Robertson, B. C. & Dalén, L., 2021, In: Cell Genomics. 1, 1, 20 p., 100002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Concordant divergence of mitogenomes and a mitonuclear gene cluster in bird lineages inhabiting different climates

    Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo, Pavlova, A., Amos, N., Major, R., Kilian, A., Greening, C. & Sunnucks, P., 2018, In: Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, 8, p. 1258-1267 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Integrative Approaches for Studying Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genome Co-evolution in Oxidative Phosphorylation

    Sunnucks, P., Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo, Lamb, A. M., Pavlova, A. & Greening, C., 2017, In: Frontiers in Genetics. 8, p. 25

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Positive and purifying selection in mitochondrial genomes of a bird with mitonuclear discordance

    Morales Villegas, Hernan Eduardo, Pavlova, A., Joseph, L. & Sunnucks, P., 1 May 2015, In: Molecular Ecology. 24, 11, p. 2820-2837 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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