Dr Claudio Quilodrán

Dr Claudio Quilodrán


Name: Dr Claudio Quilodrán
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: claudio.quilodran@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Short biography

Ecology and Conservation Biology have been the focus of my research since the earliest stages of my career. I am an environmental engineer specialized in renewable natural resources from the University of Chile. This professional degree gives me a strong background in assessing the environmental impact of human activities on biodiversity. I obtained my Masters degree in Ecology and Evolution by doing intensive fieldwork; collecting behavioural and life history information of a songbird in the forest of South-Central Chile. In 2016, I graduated with a PhD in Biology from the Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland. During my PhD I became a specialist in the modelling of genetic and ecological interactions between exotic and native vertebrates, including case studies of various organisms. In 2017, I started a postdoctoral research at the Department of Zoology of the University of Oxford, working with Tim Coulson and Sonya Clegg.

Research Activities

My research focuses in Ecology and Evolution with a special emphasis in Conservation Biology. The conservation of species understood as the preservation of a dynamic system, influenced by multiple evolutionary processes and threatened by anthropic factors is my first motivation in research. I am interested in applying new tools in quantitative analysis and modelling, mainly in population genetics and ecology, to understand biodiversity and identify the most efficient measures for its conservation.

For more information please consult my personal web site: http://www.claudioquilodran.com/

Selected Publications

Quilodrán CS, Coulson T, Anderson EC, Ruegg KC, Sendell-Price AT and SM Clegg. 2020. The many population genetic and demographic routes to islands of genomic divergence. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11(1):6-21.

Quilodrán CS, B Nussberger, DW Macdonald, Montoya-Burgos JI, and M Currat. 2020. Projecting introgression from domestic cats into European wildcat in the Swiss Jura. Evolutionary Applications.

Currat M, Arenas M, Quilodrán CS, Excoffier L, Ray N. 2019. SPLATCHE3: simulation of serial genetic data under spatially explicit evolutionary scenarios including long-distance dispersal. Bioinformatics 35(21):4480-4483.

Quilodrán CS, Montoya-Burgos JI, Nussberger B and M Currat. 2019. Hybridization during density-dependent range expansion: European wildcats as case study. Evolution 73(4):750-761.

Quilodrán CS, Currat M and JI Montoya-Burgos. 2018. Effect of hybridization with genome exclusion on extinction risk. Conservation Biology 32(5):1139-1149.