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Daniel Pincheira-Donoso

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- Ecology - Evolutionary biology - Macroecology - Climate change and conservation

20072020

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Research Focus

Daniel’s research spans a diversity of areas in evolutionary biology and ecology, with a primary focus on the study of selection as a driver of adaptations and extinctions of biodiversity. His work combines theoretical and empirical approaches, and encompasses a range of fields, including selection theory, the ecological and genetic basis of adaptive evolution and speciation, macroecology, climate change biology and more recently, conservation.

Daniel heads the MacroBiodiversity Lab (MBL) at Queen’s University Belfast. MBL’s integrative approach expands into both theoretical and applied areas of research, from population to global-scale and from ecological to evolutionary timescales. The lab’s main focus is on adaptations, life history evolution, macroecology and the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Members of MBL work primarily on animal models, mostly vertebrates.

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Stark, G., Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Meiri, S. (2020). No evidence for the rate of living theory across the tetrapod tree of life. Global Ecology and Biogeography (In Press).

Meiri, S., Avila, L., Bauer, A.M., Chapple, D.G., Das, I., Doan, T.M., Doughty, P., Ellis, R., Grismer, L., Kraus, F., Morando, M., Oliver, P., Pincheira-Donoso, D., Ribeiro-Junior, M.A., Shea, G., Torres-Carvajal, O., Slavenko, A. & Roll, U. (2020). The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (Accepted pending minor revision).

Cotter, S.C., Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Thorogood, R. (2019). Defences against brood parasites from a social immunity perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences, 374: 0180207.

Slavenko, A., Feldman, A., Allison, A., Bauer, A.M., Böhm, M., Chirio, L., Colli, G.R., Das, I., Doan, T.M., LeBreton, M., Martins, M., Meirte, D., Nagy, Z.T., Nogueira, C.C., Pauwels, O.S.G., Pincheira-Donoso, D., Roll, U., Wagner, P., Wang, Y., Meiri, S. (2019). Global patterns of body size evolution in squamate reptiles are not driven by climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28: 471-483.

Jara, M., García-Roa, R., Escobar, L.E., Torres-Carvajal, O. & Pincheira-Donoso, D. (2019). Alternative reproductive adaptations predict asymmetric responses to climate change in lizards. Nature Scientific Reports, 9: 5093.

Pincheira-Donoso, D., Meiri, S., Jara, M., Olalla-Tarraga, M.A. & Hodgson, D.J. (2019). Global patterns of body size evolution are driven by precipitation in legless amphibians. Ecography. (In Press).

Vidan, E., Bauer, A., Castro, F., Chirio, L., Nogueira, C., Doan, T., Hoogmoed, M., Lewin, A., Meirte, D., Nagy, Z., Novosolov, M., Pincheira-Donoso, D., Tallowin, O., Torres-Carvajal, O., Uetz, P., Wagner, P., Wang, Y., Belmaker, J. & Meiri, S. (2019). The biogeography of lizard functional groups. Journal of Biogeography. (In Press).

Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Hodgson, D.J. (2018). No evidence that extinction risk increases in the largest and smallest vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, E5845-E5846.

Pincheira-Donoso, D., Tregenza, T., Butlin, R.K. & Hodgson, D.J. (2018). Sexes and species as rival units of niche saturation during community assembly. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 593-603.

Roll, U., Feldman, A., Novosolov, M., Allison, A., Bauer, A.M., Bernard, R., Böhm, M., Castro-Herrera, F., Chirio, L., Collen, B., Colli, G., Dabool, L., Das, I., Doan, T., Grismer, L., Hoogmoed, M., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton, M., Lewin, A., Martins, M., Maza, E., Meirte, D., Nagy, Z., Nogueira, C., Pauwels, O., Pincheira-Donoso, D., Powney, G., Sindaco, R., Tallowin, O., Torres-Carvajal, O., Trape, J., Vidan, E., Uetz, P., Wagner, P., Wang, Y., Orme, D., Grenyer, R. & Meiri, S. (2017). The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1677-1682.

Pincheira-Donoso, D., Jara, M., Reaney, A., García-Roa, R., Saldarriaga-Córdoba, M. & Hodgson, D.J. (2017). Hypoxia and hypothermia as rival agents of selection driving the evolution of viviparity in lizards. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 1238-1246.

Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Hunt, J. (2017). Fecundity selection theory: concepts and evidence. Biological Reviews, 92, 341-356.

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Research Output

No evidence for the “rate-of-living” theory across the tetrapod tree of life

Stark, G., Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Meiri, S., 07 Jan 2020, (Accepted) In : Global Ecology & Biogeography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alternative reproductive adaptations predict asymmetric responses to climate change in lizards

Jara, M., García-Roa, R., Escobar, L., Torres-Carvajal, O. & Pincheira-Donoso, D., 25 Mar 2019, In : Nature Scientific Reports. 9, p. 5093

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    Biodiversidata: An Open-Access Biodiversity Database for Uruguay

    Grattarola, F., Botto, G., da Rosa, I., Gobel, N., González, E. M., González, J., Hernández, D., Laufer, G., Maneyro, R., Martínez-Lanfranco, J. A., Naya, D. E., Rodales, A. L., Ziegler, L. & Pincheira-Donoso, D., 2019, In : Biodiversity Data Journal. 7, p. e36226 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Data-sharing en Uruguay, la visión de los colectores y usuarios de datos

    Translated title of the contribution: Data-sharing in Uruguay: the vision of data collectors and usersGrattarola, F. & Pincheira-Donoso, D., 29 Jul 2019, In : Boletin de la Sociedad Zoologica del Uruguay. 28, 1, p. 1-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Defences against brood parasites from a social immunity perspective

    Cotter, S., Pincheira-Donoso, D. & Thorogood, R., 01 Apr 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 374, p. 20180207

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Associate Researcher in Zoology

    Daniel Pincheira-Donoso (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Appointment

  • Department of Zoology Prize

    Daniel Pincheira-Donoso (Recipient), Aug 2003

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 33 Invited talk
    • 10 Public lecture/debate/seminar
    • 3 Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Climate: Time to Change

    Daniel Pincheira-Donoso (Advisor)
    15 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    The global decline of amphibians: when? where? why?

    Daniel Pincheira-Donoso (Advisor)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar