Luis Amador


Faculty Advisor: 
Lisa Barrow

Universidad Austral de Chile, PhD in Ecology and Evolution, 2016-2021, Advisor: Dr. Guillermo D'Elía

Curriculum vitae
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Research Area(s)

Evolutionary Biology,  Population Genetics & Phylogenetics,  Systematics/Phylogenetics

Research Interests:

I am interested in the study and the origin of biological diversity. To achieve this, I use molecular tools, combined with museum specimens, environmental and geographical data. For my research, I am working with freshwater crayfishes, amphibians, and reptiles as model organisms.

Selected Publications:

Amador L, Leaché AD, Victoriano PF, Hickerson MJ, D'Elía G. (2022). Genomic scale data shows that Parastacus nicoleti encompasses more than one species of burrowing continental crayfishes and that lineage divergence occurred with and without gene flow. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 169, 107443. 

Ortega-Andrade HM, Rodes Blanco M, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Guerra Arévalo N, López de Vargas-Machuca KG, Sánchez-Nivicela JC, Armijos-Ojeda D, Cáceres Andrade JF, Reyes-Puig C, Quezada Riera AB, Székely P, Rojas Soto OR, Székely D, Guayasamin JM, Siavichay Pesántez FR, Amador L, Betancourt R, et al. (2021) Red List assessment of amphibian species of Ecuador: A multidimensional approach for their conservation. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0251027. 

Amador L, Victoriano PF, D’Elía G. (2021). Molecular species delimitation reveals hidden specific diversity within a freshwater burrowing crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from southern Chile. Systematics and Biodiversity. 

Amador L, Soto‐Gamboa,M, Guayasamin JM. (2019). Integrating alpha, beta, and phylogenetic diversity to understand anuran fauna along environmental gradients of tropical forests in western Ecuador. Ecology and Evolution, 9: 11040– 11052. 

Amador L, Parada A, D’Elía G, Guayasamin JM. (2018). Uncovering hidden specific diversity of Andean glassfrogs of the Centrolene buckleyi species complex (Anura: Centrolenidae). PeerJ, 6: e5856