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Salvador Carranza

Salvador Carranza instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Salvador Carranza

Senior researcher
Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain


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My research focuses on the application of phylogenetic analyses of reptiles and amphibians to understand how biodiversity is generated and maintained. Moreover, I am also interested in inferring the biogeographical and evolutionary patterns of the different groups studied, to revise their taxonomy and to use all this information to address conservation issues. Although my investigations include the study of many different reptile and amphibian groups, my main research lines focus mainly on the faunas of the Mediterranean Basin and Arabia, including some oceanic and continental island, as for instance the Canary and the Cape Verde islands in the Atlantic Ocean and, since 2010, the unique archipelago of Socotra in the Indian Ocean.