Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London


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Carlos Martinez Ruiz PhD student

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Research interests

    • Theoretical biology
    • Genome and chromosome evolution
    • Evolutionary genomics
    • In silico evolutionary experiments
    • Evolutionary ecology

Publications

  1. Genes and genomic processes underpinning the social lives of ants 2018 E Favreau, C Martínez-Ruiz, LR Santiago, RL Hammond and Y Wurm. Current Opinion in Insect Science, doi:10.1016/j.cois.2017.12.001.
  2. Selective harvest focused on sexual signal traits can lead to extinction under directional environmental change 2017 R Knell and C Martinez-Ruiz. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.1788.
  3. Fire ant social chromosomes: Differences in number, sequence and expression of odorant binding proteins 2017 R Pracana, I Levantis, C Martinez-Ruiz, E Stolle, A Priyam and Y Wurm. Evolution Letters, doi:10.1002/evl3.22.
  4. Sexual selection can both increase and decrease extinction probability: reconciling demographic and evolutionary factors. 2016 C Martinez-Ruiz and R Knell. Journal of Animal Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12601.
  5. Foreseeable global warming will differentially affect Chara vulgaris populations from different altitudes. 2015 C Rojo, C Martinez-Ruiz, M Carramiñana and MA Rodrigo. Aquatic Botany, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.12.002.
  6. Being first increases the probability of long diapause in rotifer resting eggs. 2014 C Martinez-Ruiz and EM Garcia-Roger. Hydrobiologia, doi:10.1007/s10750-014-2098-8.

Conferences

  1. Has social conflict led to selection for a social supergene and initiated the degeneration of a social chromosome ? 2018 C Martinez-Ruiz, Richard A. Nichols and Yannick Wurm. Population genetics group conference, Bristol, UK. January 2018
  2. Understanding the evolution of a social chromosome: A gene expression approach 2017 C Martinez-Ruiz, Richard A. Nichols and Yannick Wurm. Royal Entomological Society, Genomics interest group, Rothamsted Research Centre, Harpenden, UK. May 2017
  3. Understanding the evolution of a social chromosome: A gene expression approach 2017 C Martinez-Ruiz, Richard A. Nichols and Yannick Wurm. Population genetics group conference, Cambridge, UK. January 2017

Other dissemination activities

    Member of the London Evolutionary Research (LERN) committee