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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Eva Maria Albert

Research interests

I am an evolutionary biologist broadly interested in many aspects related with the study of genetic variability in natural populations. I use different molecular and analytical tools to understand the factors determining genetic variation across space and time. My specific interests are population genetics focusing on dispersal and connectivity between populations in changing environments. My current research applies graph techniques to build spatial networks of genetic variability based on haplotypes, with the final objective of determining how the structure of the network affects metapopulation dynamics.



2008 Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, National Museum of Natural Science. Madrid, Spain
2003 Master of Science in Molecular Biology, University of Sevilla, Spain
2000 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Valencia, Spain

Professional positions

2015 - present Research Assistant, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher JAE-DOC, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Doñana Biological Station, Sevilla, Spain
2008 - 2012 Posdoctoral Researcher Excellence Andalucia Projects, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Doñana Biological Station, Sevilla, Spain

Selected publications

  • Albert EM., Fernández-Beaskoetxea S., Godoy JA., Tobler U., Schmidt BR., Bosch J. (2015). Genetic management of an amphibian population after a chytridiomycosis outbreak. Conservation Genetics, 16: 103-111. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-014-0644-6
  • Albert EM., Fortuna MA., Godoy JA., Bascompte J. (2013). Assessing the robustness of the networks of spatial genetic variation. Ecology Letters, 16: 86-93. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12061
  • Rezende E., Albert EM., Fortuna M., Bascompte J. (2009). Compartments in a marine food web associated with phylogeny, body mass, and habitat structure. Ecology Letters, 12: 779-788. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01327.x
  • Albert EM., Fernádez A. (2009) Evidence of cryptic speciation in a fossorial reptile: description of a new species of Blanus (Squamata: Amphisbaenia: Blanidae) from the Iberian Peninsula. Zootaxa, 2234: 56-68
  • Albert EM., Zardoya R., García-París M. (2007). Phylogeographic and speciation patterns in subterranean worm lizards of the genus Blanus (Amphisbaenia: Blanidae). Molecular Ecology, 16:1519-1531. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03248.x
  • Atarhouch T., Ruber L., Gonzalez EG., Albert EM., Rami M., Dakkak A., Zardoya R. (2006). Signature of an early genetic bottleneck in a population of Moroccan sardines (Sardina pilchardus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39: 373-383. URL

Weiterführende Informationen

Eva Maria Albert

Dr. Eva Maria Albert

Research assistant

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

Office: Y13-G-32
Phone: +41 44 635 6104